Today we are honored to introduce you to Megan from Hello Holiday.
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
My name is Megan Hunt and I’m the co-founder of Hello Holiday, an online store that shines a spotlight on emerging fashion designers. My partner Sarah and I launched the site in October 2012—her background is in retail and styling, and mine is in business and design. Since independent fashion is a passion for both of us, we wanted to think of a way to make it easier for talented designers to reach the customers who want their clothes. Besides our growing roster of emerging designers, we also have a huge range of beautiful and easy-to-style pieces from some of our favorite mainstream brands, as well as some vintage pieces. Everything is sold online at helloholiday.com, and we have an incredibly devoted base of fans and followers on social media.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
I only do things that I really want to do, and I’m passionate about all of it. Once I get involved in something, I’m in it 100%. Sometimes that’s a problem when I get stretched too thin—that tends to happen a lot—but I draw a lot of happiness from this life, immersing myself in projects that are not only fun, but aligned with my personal mission.
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
I really think that people are beautiful. Downstairs from my office here there is an adorable restaurant with wonderful window seats. I love to sit down there after work and get dinner, say hello to my favorite servers, and see all the neighborhood regulars. I love to sit alone and look out the window, or scroll through Instagram on my phone and see what the rest of my friends are around town doing. Seeing others doing things they are excited about doing, having fun—that energizes me.
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?
I buy flowers from the shop next door to my apartment.
(I buy a lot of flowers.)
Gotta do what you can to get through the day sometimes—and sometimes that means you gotta buy a bouquet of roses.
What are you most grateful for?
I’m grateful that so many of our Hello Holiday customers, so many of the women who have reached out and given us support over the year since our launch, have truly become people I can call friends. My co-founder Sarah and I are excited to come to work every day because we feel like we’re actually working for these women. It’s become a wonderful community, and that’s not something most small business owners get to experience.
Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from Hello Holiday!