Sunny’s entrepreneurial spirit blossomed at five when she turned her playroom into a jewelry store and (much to her parents’ dismay) never let a guest leave empty handed. As a grown-up, she started a marketing services company where she worked with Fortune 500 companies and small, fast-paced businesses to launch dynamic brands. While taking time off to have her two daughters, she put her journalism degree and shopping addiction to work as the Dallas Editor for Daily Candy Kids. Now she is the Director of Strategy for a small local agency. She lives with her husband, Brandon, three-year old daughter, Perrella, and one-year-old daughter, Adeleine (Adi). She and her girls have an insatiable sweet tooth and are easily coerced with Society Bakery cupcakes.
Christine cracked open one of her mom’s fashion magazines at age five and instantly found her calling as a designer. A few years later, she fell in love with NYC, spending as much time in the city as possible until she eventually moved there as a young adult to attend FIT, followed by stints as a shop girl, shop owner, photo studio manager and fashion buyer. She eventually followed her soul mate (and now husband) Steven to Dallas, and two kids (seven-year-old Miette and four-year-old Amelie) later, she’s continued to follow creative pursuits with a fervor, founding Small Magazine, a children’s clothing line and a kid’s indie shop in her newly embraced hometown. She now works as a fashion stylist and often finds herself telling parents where to go and what to do, so they’ll see the side of Dallas she’s come to love so much (including the scoops of gelato from Paciugo that Christine and her girls can never pass up).
When she’s not doing her day job as the online marketing director for a large technology company, Joslyn pens her lifestyle/design blog, Simple Lovely. She’s also a freelance writer who has contributed to Edible Dallas Ft. Worth, the Dallas Arts Blog, Renegade Bus, and Dallas Child magazine. Joslyn is a native northern Californian who has lived in Dallas for 13 years (and counting… despite thinking it would be a temporary home). Her perfect day includes hanging out at the museum with her husband and daughters, seven-year old Audrey and four-year old Amelia (Millie), followed by dinner outside and a stop at Pinkberry (which she also uses from time-to-time as a bribery tactic for good meal-time behavior).
Lucia bought her first piece of furniture when she was eleven — a teak lawn chair that was totally uncomfortable but had great lines. Soon after, she realized she might be an artist (even though a grade school art teacher threw one of her drawings on the ground in disgust). She went on to study art, work in theater, and dabble as a housewares designer. Always, though, she was a writer at heart. She’s written as an art critic for THE Magazine and People Newspapers, and in 2009 co-founded the much-loved, short-lived culture site, Renegade Bus with her husband, Peter Simek. She now writes for Glasstire, FrontRow, and her design and art blog Paper Weight, and can be found creating art during the wee hours of the night. She works from home while her three imaginative and harebrained kids, Eva (5), Felicity (3) and Ollie (1) raise sweet hell around her.