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CYOP #60 - Breaking the Mold + Venturing Beyond your Industry with Floral Designer Sullivan Owen

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CYOP #60 - Breaking the Mold + Venturing Beyond your Industry with Floral Designer Sullivan Owen

Floral Designer Sullivan Ownen // Photo: Alison Conklin

Floral Designer Sullivan Ownen // Photo: Alison Conklin

Today's show brings me to the Philadelphia floral design studio of Sullivan Owen. There’s no doubt that Sullivan is incredibly talented in the realm of floral design, but her business sense is what truly reeled me in as we were chatting. 

During the interview, we cover her start in retail design and visual merchandising and how planning her own wedding turned her on to floral design. We also talk at length about the importance of innovation in creative work, the dangerous temptation of creating what already exists and the benefits of looking outside of your industry for inspiration.

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"It's not enough to be passionate about what you do. There has to be a need for your business." - Floral Designer Sullivan Owen

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CYOP #59 - Turning Negatives Into Positives with Writer + Pastry Chef Klancy Miller

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CYOP #59 - Turning Negatives Into Positives with Writer + Pastry Chef Klancy Miller

Writer + Pastry Chef Klancy Miller // Photo: Tara Donne

Writer + Pastry Chef Klancy Miller // Photo: Tara Donne

Today’s episode brings me to Philadelphia to the family home of pastry chef and food writer Klancy Miller to talk about everything from Klancy's professional training as a pastry chef to the lost art of informational interviews. In the interview, we cover her long journey to becoming a food writer and the process behind her forthcoming book titled, Cooking Solo: The Joy of Cooking for Yourself.

I loved that she decided to tackle such a fun and interesting take on cooking, because I’ve just experienced a whole lot of time spent alone! There’s something truly special about treating yourself to a solo date—whether you’re single or not—and cooking a great meal for yourself is something I think I’d like to aspire to!

Happy listening!


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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Learn to view what you see as negatives as positives." - Klancy Miller, writer + pastry chef



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