It’s hard enough to be 16.
The angst, the hormones, the awkwardness of navigating a rapidly shifting social strata.
Now, imagine adding to that the stresses of a foreign language, a different culture, and public policy that continues to evolve into laws and legislation that feel less than welcoming to the other.
Virginia Nunes Gutierrez is what some might call a serial entrepreneur.
She’s a woman who places a discerning eye on efficiencies and thinks and re-thinks sustainable business models and looking at metrics around ROI as any seasoned business person would.
Yet, instead of pursuing profit, she invests in people.
Do you remember back in the ’80s when they used to use the term “health” food?
Yes, we had pushed ourselves to such depraved depths from an eating standpoint, that they had to re-brand food—you know, the thing that keeps us alive—as something that could be good for you.
In a culture brimming with a constant flow of information, “alternative facts” and content, the slower-paced, analog-inspired way of living has started to resurface—a statement against the ever-present hustle of 21st century life.
Case in point: the rising influx of coffee shops and cafes that shrug off the expectation of free Wi-Fi in favor of conversation and uninterrupted reflection.
There’s something intoxicatingly wonderful about the perfectly placed cocktail: a cold gin and tonic on a humid summer night, a glass of rye whisky on the rocks around the fire, or an ambitious coconut rum concoction while laying beachside.
Back in the day, when three martini lunches were the norm and Mad Men sensibilities ran rampant, the art of cocktailing was an at-home hobby, with all the fixings for a well-made Manhattan at the ready.