Posts in Boss Babe Feature
Meet Lisa Gilmore of Lisa Gilmore Design!

“Let’s be real— leopard print is a neutral.” This is perhaps the best way to sum up Lisa Gilmore of Lisa Gilmore Design and it’s in her own words, babes! She is bold, colorful (her hair is bright red and she doesn’t need an excuse to wear pink suede shoes), & she’s not afraid to take a leap of faith. Lisa was living in Chicago after graduating from design school when life changed and brought her back to Florida in 2011 when she launched her design firm. Six and a half years later and she’s kicking butt & taking names in a way she never knew was possible for herself.

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Meet Jade Timmerman of Jade Timmerman Interiors!

Jade is a coffee-sipping, clean design-loving, person with a sense of calm that follows her wherever she goes. She launched Jade Timmerman Interiors four years ago. The timing we chose to shoot her Member Feature ended up being perfect because she recently moved to a new South Tampa office with lots of natural light. I know you’ll love getting to know Jade as well as hear her out on topics like how she got started, what it’s like being a mom of three & a business owner, and how she developed a niche for herself in the design world.

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Meet Tona Bell of The Paper Seahorse!

Tona is the woman with the vision behind The Paper Seahorse, an oasis of paper, journals, letter writing, & crafting in South Tampa. She’s supportive, brilliant, & gives the best hugs. Tona opened The Paper Seahorse in October of 2015, a big departure from her previous role as Co-owner of Tricycle Studios, a marketing agency she launched with her husband over 20 years ago. After working every Sunday for 15 years and working from illness to illness, she landed in the hospital with a bad infection. This was the catalyst for a big change she would make, where she would not only prioritize herself and her health, but she’d also take a big leap & reinvent her life. 

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Meet Danielle Ferrari of Valhalla Resale!

We’ve all had those “I have nothing to wear moments”, and Danielle has worked hard to create a ‘collective closet’ where we can feel comfortable in our own skin while we shop for unique clothing that we can borrow or purchase. Something many of us might not be aware of is that the fashion industry is the second largest cause of pollution in the world. When Danielle learned this, it led her down a path towards sustainability in all areas of her life.

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Meet Ashlee Hamon of Ashlee Hamon Photography!

Welcome to a new day, Boss Babes! We hope your mug is full & your heart is ready to tackle whatever comes your way. But first, meet Ashlee Hamon of Ashlee Hamon Photography! Ashlee is a bright beam of light and with plenty of confidence & gumption, she started with the entry level gear she had and she shot every wedding and event she could as she built her photography business up over the next 5 years to the thriving, stylish state it’s currently in.

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Meet Rowena Sjovall of Vêtue Boutique!

I’m ready to introduce you to Rowena Sjovall of Vêtue Boutique… are you ready to meet her?! Rowena is a former Clinical Therapist who has always loved fashion. She’s now celebrating 2 years of being a boutique owner. Rowena’s passion for all things travel and style are totally obvious as soon as you see & chat with her— her enthusiasm and big personality is energizing and I know you’re going to love her.

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Meet Laura Jasen of Sage & Sunshine Therapy!

We’re back with a feature on Laura Jasen of Sage & Sunshine Therapy. Laura is so down-to-Earth & relatable that she can put anyone at ease. Which is great because, you know, she’s a mental health professional! It’s always an absolute pleasure to meet someone who’s not only passionate about what they do, but who’s also really good at it and is striving to make the world a better place.

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Meet Joy Hmielewski of Joyelan Photography!

I’m excited to sprinkle some magic into your day with a Boss Babe Feature. Meet Joy Hmielewski of Joyelan Photography! She’s a destination photographer who recently moved to Tampa Bay from Atlanta. She’s always game for an adventure— especially if it means having the sun on her face and visiting a place she’s never been. Joy is a humanitarian who’s passionate about celebrating special moments & about being completely herself. You should get to know her right now, girl!

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Meet Sheila Vaske of V'Enza Creations!

I have just the thing that’ll make your day boss & bright… that thing is the attitude and kindness of Sheila Vaske, Owner of V’Enza Creations. Sheila is originally from Warwick, Rhode Island but has always wanted to live in Florida. She’s tried the move three times, but the first two times didn’t stick! Finally, 2.5 years ago she relocated to Tampa Bay with her two competitive skater-daughters and she hasn’t looked back.

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Meet Francessca Randall of Lombardo Team Real Estate!

Today we’re introducing you to Francessca Randall, an independent real estate agent based in Tampa, FL. Francessca was a teacher when she decided to change her life and switch industries in 2016. She’s now a top realtor at her brokerage, Lombardo Team Real Estate and is constantly working to exceed expectations, goals, & kick fear to the curb. Francessca has experienced doubt and fear along her journey as an entrepreneur, but she always finds the courage to trust her own instincts.

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Meet Crystina Castiglione of The Messy Painter!

I’m so excited to introduce you to Crystina Castiglione of The Messy Painter. Crystina’s work is inspired by everything coastal and colorful, so it’s perfect that she grew up in Florida & lives in Sunny St. Pete, a city of endless color and ocean vibes. Painting is messy and so is life. Creativity isn’t a straight line and neither is success. There’s so much to learn from Crystina and her story & you’ll be totally charmed by her openness.

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Meet Salma Benkabbou of The Benkabbou Law Firm!

I’m so pumped to introduce you to Salma Benkabbou of The Benkabbou Law Firm, PLLC. Salma is a business lawyer based in Tampa, FL. She’s incredibly kind-hearted, wicked brilliant, & is always focused on helping others the best way she can. Salma was born in Fes, Morocco and lived there with her mom, dad, & brother until she was 10. She’s been running her own biz since 2014 & she wouldn’t have it any other way. Get to know Salma in her Boss Babe Feature & enjoy her words.

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Meet Jaime Martin of Cultured Threads

Jaime’s boutique originally opened in her home and has grown into a retail space, but what’s remained the same is her commitment to her customers. As “the honest girlfriend”, she’ll never let a woman leave her shop unless she truly looks her best. Jaime has also used customer feedback to her advantage and broadened the styles of clothing she offers so she can accommodate everything from flowy, bohemian vibes to fitted, chic looks. I hope you enjoy her warm spirit, words of wisdom, & honesty about raising a family, running a business, & trying to stay human.

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