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#BasicBirch Glamping Trip

Oh hey girl hey…..it’s been a while no??

I’m sorry I’ve been so distant but I had shit to do and forgot about this “blog post” relationship I had previously started. So here I am trying to make it up to you and I promise I’ll never be a such a selfish Birch again.

Now that that’s out of the way let me tell you about my Thanksgiving. Me and my crew did that super annoying thing that a good portion of social media “influencers” do, we rented a beautiful cabin in the woods, ate a ton of amazing food, made sure to only pack our cutest Fall outfits and just happened to have a photographer tag along. Except this photographer is one of my oldest friends, Megan, and she was invited for her witty banter not just her keen eye and camera skills.

We stayed at Cozy Cabins Nature Resort in Lumby, B.C. It’s pretty dam perfect, log cabins, wood stoves, private lake, row boats, hiking for days and a very charming Prince Erik restocking your wood pile when needed. With very limited wifi, none actually, we were forced to play Trivial Pursuit from 1967, which was very entertaining….for those who don’t know Lucy is Ricky Ricardo’s wife and 99 percent of 100 is 99%. 

Falling asleep to the sounds of the wood cackling in the pot belly stove while the flames cast shadows and bounce off the walls is pretty damned romantic! For the record there was a “no sex in the cabin” rule as it was a wide open space with no privacy. Baileys in your coffee, weed in your tea, bacon and eggs for break daily and copious amounts of BBQ chips is how we cabin. 

Enjoy Megan’s amazing photos of the weekend!

 

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#BossBirch Volume 3

So our #BossBirch this month is the lovely Tessa Garcia Consejo, founder and designer of MACCS the Label, a very popular line in our shop!

I have yet to meet Tessa in person but just take one peruse of her IG page and you’ll be immediately smitten, she’s friggin adorable!

Her pieces are super feminine and flirty without being overly boho which seems to be flooding the market these days. I’m partial to the Kate Jumpsuit….seriously guys it looks really good on me. 

What is your mirror mantra?

Never give up. My husband is the most encouraging person in my life and he has drilled it into my brain to, no matter what, never give up. Being an entrepreneur is draining, and taxing, and full of stress, and there are times where I have wanted to throw it all away, but I am so glad I never did, and I am able to push through to see all the good, and happiness, and joy, and pride that comes with being a business owner. 

What’s your guilty pleasure music choice?

Rap. I can literally spit Lil Wayne lyrics like nobodies business LOL

What is your favorite Canadian-ism?

I think just how friendly we are. I always love when I'm travelling and seeing peoples faces light up when I tell them I'm from Canada!

What has been your biggest business learning curve?

Since delving into manufacturing it has definitely been how long things take! They always take much longer than anticipated so I'm still trying to figure out planning well in advance. I think also just dealing with the market in general and figuring out how to adapt when things start to switch. The market is super saturated and it's important to evolve and think of ways to further your business and learn to change with the market if that makes sense. 

What makes you laugh till you snort?

My husband! He is seriously so funny and makes me laugh everyday. 

What book do you love so much you could read it over and over again?

I recently read me before you and fell in love with it. Although I still have yet to read the last page because I could tell where it was going and my heart couldn't handle it haha. 

Name a fellow Canadian BossBirch who you admire

Well Sierra of course! Honestly it takes SO much to be a business owner, more than anyone will ever think or know. I have so much respect for anyone pushing the boundaries and pursuing their dreams. Both my husband and I are entrepreneurs and don't get me wrong, there are amazing, blissful, on top of the world days, but there are also dark, gloomy, no light at the end of the tunnel days, and it takes guts to wake up and face the world head on every single day. 

 

Tessa, thank you so much for contributing! My husband owns a restaurant so we're also double entrepreneurs in our house! I have a couple requests for you and the hubs....please bring his churro biz to the Okanagan and please IG story yourself spittin along with Lil Wayne!!!

XO

S

 

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