Where is your favorite place on Long Island?
My favorite place on Long Island is Montauk. Nothing is better than sitting with a drink on the beach. I love walking around town to shop at all the local boutiques and then going out to dinner. It’s so peaceful and a time to relax. My family and I try to go at least once a year.
How many kids do you have?
I am a very new mama to a sweet baby boy! Our son is the first baby/grandchild/nephew on both sides. Luckily this means we’ve been getting a lot of help and he’s already loving all the attention.
What do you wish most for your son?
To be happy and healthy! It’s so nice to be part of a community of like minded-moms that supports this goal.
Tell us about your business!
I am one of the co-founders of Sayville Bridal. Alongside my mother who has been my greatest mentor. After graduating college, and hating my corporate job, I moved back to NY. After working several years In The bridal industry, the opportunity of Sayville bridal presented itself. We wanted to create an intimate shopping experience where brides make their first decision as a wife in a one-on-one boutique that was just for them. We wanted to hand select styles and sizes by new and upcoming designers that you can’t find in every store. And 5 years later that’s exactly what we are doing.
Why did you choose your profession?
Wedding planning can be stressful. Heck, picking a dress for date night can be stressful. I wanted a space that was private and maintained a unique selection. This allows brides an opportunity to enjoy shopping and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Plus, I get to give all my attention to my clients without being pulled in different directions.
What is the best mom advice you have received?
The best advice I have received is, do what’s best for you and your baby. Every parent and every baby is different, and that’s okay. What works for someone else may or may not work for you. There are no set rules on how to be a good parent. Your baby and instincts will guide the way.