We are away on holiday. All orders will ship on January 30th. Thank you!

 

WHY HOZEN?

The first reason is because my good friend and founder of HOZEN, Rae, has taken her passion and made it into a successful vegan bag line. Watching a friend leave the comforts of a corporate job to follow a passion and make it a success is exciting and motivating. Doing what you love is a gift. Rae's determination for more sustainable products and the protection of Earth and animals has made me more aware of my choices in life as well. Not only is HOZEN a vegan bag line, but it represents an important movement to preserve nature. The bags are chic and often a conversation piece that can help spread this message.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR LOOK.

I am casual daily, but love an opportunity to dress up. I need to feel put together to help my productivity of the day. I have a quick routine in the morning. My hair always needs a casual wave, I wear minimal makeup with a tinted moisturizer, bronzer on the cheeks, mascara and a filled in brow. If my eyebrows aren't tamed then I feel disheveled. I currently use plant based cosmetics. I live in New England so I have my seasonal go-to's. A comfortable pair of high-waisted skinny jeans, flip flops, New Balance sneakers, a V-neck T-Shirt, an oversized sweater and a midi J. Crew sundress is all I need! 

 

IDEAL DAY?

I love productive days. An ideal day would start with a workout to get my mind centered, coffee in the morning light, an outdoor home project with my husband and two boys followed by cocktails, a cozy meal, a family movie and to bed at an early hour.

 

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR DOWN TIME?

I will typically take time for myself. I realize that self care makes me a better wife and mother. I will go to a Pure Barre class, get a spa treatment, shop or take alone time to organize my house. I do not like clutter and it makes me tick better when my house is in order. I also need a good book. I like easy reads at this point in my life because my kids are little. I prefer to quickly fall into someone else's world to ease the anxiety of running a household. My recent choices have been Elin Hilderbrand books.

 

 

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Simplifying life inspires me. As I get older the more I want to be a minimalist. Since I was a kid I never liked clutter. I couldn't start homework unless my desk was cleared and tidy. As an adult and owning my own places I have decorated with a minimalist eye. I like clean lines and everything needs a place. I suffered from anxiety after having my two boys and realized that I needed to expand my simplified techniques in other parts of my life as well. I don't overschedule the boys, I took a break from my RN career and began incorporating self care. I'm inspired to do more of what makes me happy.

 

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?

Switzerland. I studied abroad there and fell in love with the green mountains, the freshest air I have ever smelled, the architecture, the al fresco dining, and the slower lifestyle.


GUILTY PLEASURE?

Tequila rocks with lime.

 

 

 

 

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