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A Wonderful Book by Miko Branch with Tiki Branch, Miss Jessie’s * * * Creating A Successful Business from Scratch – Naturally

25 May

Always there is a story that compels you and captivates you to know and want to know more.   During a mini-break from it all; I have been indulging in reading again.  The joy of having a hard book in my hand, having my favorite cup of tea and taking the time to engage in each and every word outlined for me to divulge myself and take part of the story being told.

Here I was on a Thursday morning, reading Miss Jessie’s – Creating a Successful Business from Scratch – Naturally by Miko Branch with her late sister Tiki Branch.  Those who are familiar with Miko Branch, co-founder and CEO of Miss Jessie’s; would believe it’s all about the business with her sister, Tiki Branch. No that is not all true; however it is so much more.

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It is about finding relatable instances in a story and being open to the story the author is conveying to the reader in mind.  It also can be very therapeutic to the author, finally giving answers to the questions asked of throughout the years.  This book is a beautiful family memoir and dedication to her sister, Tiki Branch.

Miss Jessie’s – Creating a Successful Business from Scratch – Naturally is such a wonderful opportunity for those who are searching for encouragement from a woman who is raising a child, a entrepreneur guidance tool, a how did you do that experiences and also sharing uncomfortable personal experiences with such thought; it is very hard to put this book down of the candid and delightful stories being told.

Miko and Tiki Branch - childhoodMiki and Tit Branch Grandmother miss JessieFor myself, I found so many similarities – for I also grew up in New York City where the sisters also did – the borough of Queens; in the area called Hollis.

Miko’s childhood depiction of that time period in the 70’s and 80’s were made very vivid to me! I often found myself laughing out loud while reading in pure enjoyment.

Then you will find the humble and loving experiences with their inspirational grandmother, Miss Jessie making me also understand the importance of it all.  Agreeing that those childhood times and experiences definitely shape your decisions in future.

Those decisions lead to the tenacity and drive of a mere idea for two sisters to establish a successful business in the hair care industry.  The thing that I loved about this book; is the honesty.

Miko Branch writes about the good times and not so good times.  Being vulnerable at times and then getting strength to overcome some pretty tough obstacles in the path to having a successful business.  Even if you are not trying to start up a business, there are so many life lessons shared in the book it can encourage those to get pushing in everyday life.

“But here’s the thing about success – you can never assume it’s going to continue.  An entrepreneur’s life is complex and full of moving parts that include bot the personal and the professional, especially when family is involved.  Just when things seem to be going well; other pieces can fall out of sync.  Working hard every day to expand the bottom line can lead to neglecting your happiness and a healthy life balance.  It can lead to bad decision making.  Ultimately it can be resolved….”

Miss Jessie’s – Creating a Successful Business from Scratch – Naturally is also a guide to become familiar with their products, various terminologies used and helpful key definitions in the business world.

If you looking for a great summer read to get back to taking up reading again, I recommend this book; it’s a page turner.  You won’t be disappointed!  Available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design Thank  you  Ms. Miko for sharing, 

Letia

Miss Jessie’s – Creating a Successful Business from Scratch – Naturally is published by Amistad, an Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers.  During the week of April 23, 2015, the book made number #10 under the U.S. Best Seller’s List under Non-Fiction.

Miss Jessie’s curly hair products are well-known throughout the hair care industry and are considered the leader in kinks, curly hair and waves. They have been featured in numerous popular publications including O, The Oprah Magazine, Allure, Essence, Lucky, Marie Claire, WWD and Elle, in addition to appearing on NBC’s The Today Show.  www.missjessies.com Miss Jessies's

 Photos and book excerpt by Miss Jessie’s, © 2013 Miss Jessie’s, LLC. All Right Reserved.   Photo of book with tea cup; by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle and Design®

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Marc Jacobs, Coke and Great Designs!!!!!

16 May
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Fabulous Ladies on A Coke by Marc Jacobs!

Early this month, I had mentioned that Marc Jacobs was named the new creative director for Diet Coke!

In honor of the brand’s 30th anniversary, Jacobs will spend one year where he is slated to give the brand a “stylish and light-hearted” makeover!

Sooooo! What do you think!  Their cool!  I don’t even want to open mine!   A well dressed bottle! (even the bottle caps!!!)

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The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke (a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944

Kips Bay Decorator House 2013

6 May

My favorite time of the year, especially when it’s about the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.   It’s time to see interior designers at their best again!

I have anticipated seeing their designs!  Attending the Opening Night Cocktail party this evening; I love talking to the designers and seeing the relief on their faces!  They made the deadline!  So much work and planning goes into this <they only had 5 weeks>.  It’s all worth it; a wonderful cause for children.

For those interested in seeing the Sharp Townhouse and making a donation to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club; here’s the information!  Oh!  Don’t forget the Kips Bay Shop too; for great finds!

161 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues
May 7- June 4, 2013
Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am – 8:00pm
Tickets $35 click here to purchase
Participating Designers:
Andrew Suvalsky Designs
Barbara Ostrom Associates
Christopher Peacock
Dineen Architecture + Design PC
Eve Robinson Associates
Felicia Zwebner Design
Garcia / Maldonado
Gomez Associates
Huniford Design Studio
Jack Levy Design
Judy King Interiors
Kathryn M. Ireland Textiles & Design
Kristen McGinnis Design Inc.
Monica Rich Kosann Photography
Nievera Williams Design
Robert Brown Interior Design
Sara Story Design
Stephen Mooney Interiors
West Chin Architect, PLLC

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design  More to come!  Letia 🙂

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“Ladies Who Lunch is a movement …

4 May

“Ladies Who Lunch is a movement that reaches affluent women who aspire to impact the world through their various business ventures and strategic partnerships.”

  Latisha Daring

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A few months ago, I’d attended a spectacular luncheon, which empowered woman in the business!  For those who are in the Washington DC area a luncheon is being hosted today!

If you are not, please watch for the post commentaries for some useful information.

The next project stops are Atlanta and Chicago!

Read more about this wonderful movement: http://theladieswholunch.org/event/our-host-latisha-daring/.

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design Letia

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Designer Shopping Bags, Audrey Hepburn Gift idea!

6 Jan
Designer Shopping Bags with my pooch Manolo peeking!

Designer Shopping Bags with my pooch Manolo peeking!

Say you made that purchased or received the gift you always wanted!  So you keep the shopping bag!

How about a great idea for your designer shopping bags or THEE shopping bag of your favorite store?

So, I took some of the designer shopping bags I’ve saved and a few brochures that I liked very much (the latest  is NARS Cosmetics makeup promotion of Andy Warhol) and did some artwork!  All from a Mai Couture picture of a window design!

Designer Bags

Designer Bags

Plus a great gift to my daughter, Camille …who loves the fabulous Ms. Audrey Hebpurn…as much as I do!  When she see’s this post, then she’ll be really surprised and happy!

Breakfast@ Tiffany's Gift Bag and Framed D bag

Breakfast@ Tiffany’s Gift Bag and Framed D bag

Feel comfortable enough to say you can put your favorites on your wall; then watch!

Send me pictures or a video of what you selected!

Chrisette Michel - Audrey Hepburn!

Chrisette Michel – Audrey Hepburn!

For those who are Audrey Hepburn enthusiasts like I am, one of my favorite artists, Chrisette Michele also has a recently audiovisual presentation of Ms. Audrey Hepburn too!

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Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s Paramount Pictures  Frames, Audrey Hepburn items purchased at Michael’s Craft Store!  Photos by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design®

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