Next up in our "Meet the Elva Gals" series is the gorgeous and lovely Grace, the newest addition to our little team, having jumped right in amidst the holiday hubbub last month. Grace instantly felt like family to all of us, and we can't imagine the studio without her easygoing presence, contagious smile, and always-happy-to-help-whomever-however attitude. She has an eye for style and a creative spirit, and she can now add "jewelry" to her long list of talents and skills. (Did we mention she came to us from a successful career in finance and banking? So she's a whiz with numbers AND creating beautiful things...yes, she's one of those right-and-left-brain gals...amazing!) We're over-the-moon to have Grace along for this roller-coaster ride that is Elva Fields, and we know you'll love meeting her, too! We loved her simple take on our vintage black and gold glass earrings from the Holiday Collection, and thought her holiday inspiration shoot (you can see it below!) was a perfect fit. Without further ado, her interview:
Nickname? Gracie (we're just listing the non-embarrassing ones, right?)
Hometown? I now live in Taylorsville, where I have lived for the past 5 years.
Most memorable concert? Skillet - a Christian rock band that I love. I was so excited to see that the whole area by the stage was open when my friends and I got to the concert...little did we know that that area was where the mosh pit was going to be. Needless to say, we left that night with a few bruises! (We also learned that we are not as young as we thought we were...)
Favorite candy? Reese's
Movie you could watch 100 times? I love watching movies, but never more than once!
Dream destination for a solo adventure? I would love to tour the old castles in Europe.
Best book you read growing up? I loved Shel Silverstein as a kid, and probably read Where The Sidewalk Ends at least 100 times.
Museum, movie, or nap on a free afternoon? Movie
Cherished childhood hiding spot? Usually in the top of a tree...getting down from the tree was another story!
Your best recipe (or best version of someone else's?) King Ranch Chicken (with my personal alterations!)
Favorite quote? "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only love." - Mother Teresa
Best thing about Elva so far? I love the fun atmosphere, as well as the way everyone works together so well. It's so rewarding to see the beautiful end product that each of us contributed to in some way!
Tell us a bit about the photo you styled for the Holiday Collection: I chose a musical theme for the photo I styled. The love of music is a long-standing tradition in my family, and is my favorite part of the holidays!