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An Interview With Sara Adler, Director of Corporate Development at Airbnb

An Interview With Sara Adler, Director of Corporate Development at Airbnb

It’s time to celebrate. This month, we’re toasting our second anniversary by inviting some of our favorite Contessas to share what they’ve been up to since we last talked. Spoiler alert: they’ve accomplished some pretty cool things. We’ve got a handful of other...
Kara Bartelt Goes Behind the Scenes at Los Angeles’ Hippest Spot: The Ace Hotel

Kara Bartelt Goes Behind the Scenes at Los Angeles’ Hippest Spot: The Ace Hotel

It’s hard to imagine a cooler work environment than Downtown Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel. Housed in the historic United Artists building, there’s everything a hipster 20-something holds dear and then some—a rooftop bar overlooking the city, a revered avocado toast in the...
Sweet Gig Alert: We Interviewed an Ice Cream Entrepreneur

Sweet Gig Alert: We Interviewed an Ice Cream Entrepreneur

While working the grueling schedule that went along with her consulting job, Robyn Sue Fisher, 33, compromised by indulging in late night ice cream. As fate would have it, though, the consistent treats turned out to be more than just a sugar rush; Robyn was...
An Interview with Shae Whitney, Founder of DRAM Apothecary

An Interview with Shae Whitney, Founder of DRAM Apothecary

Today’s interviewee is a far cry from a traditional career woman, but we’d expect nothing less from someone who’s taken up residence in a remote Colorado ghost town. Shae Whitney is, in many ways, undefineable—and that’s precisely what makes...
An Interview With Stephanie Spalding on What It’s Like to Own and Operate a Pure Barre

An Interview With Stephanie Spalding on What It’s Like to Own and Operate a Pure Barre

Like most college students, Stephanie Spalding wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted her career to look like, but she knew she wanted a degree that would be lucrative and impactful when put to the test within the real world job landscape. She ultimately chose to study...
Jodi Guber Brufsky & Michelle Wahler, Beyond Yoga

Jodi Guber Brufsky & Michelle Wahler, Beyond Yoga

If we were to ask you to picture “yoga apparel,” chances are you’d think of some common trends: leggings, loose-fit tees, stretchy racerback bras. Beyond that, the options are endless, with prints ranging from tie-dye to the Milky Way galaxy, fabrics from soft cotton...