Truth be told, I feel more out of sorts if I forget to slip on my engagement ring than if I forget to grab my cell phone. The beautiful bauble is my most cherished possession, followed closely by only a few sentimental gifts I’ve been given over the last few years. And aside from one completely horrifying incident where it took a trip into the depths of the floor heater (to say complete hysteria ensued would be an understatement), it has lived a rather pampered life. But when I finally get my hands on an absolutely stunning The MRS Box, said ring will really be sitting pretty. The collection sports French velvet (mais oui!) in the absolute most exquisite colors, wrapped up in an impeccably designed little box to keep your precious heirlooms safe, sound and let us not forget — way cozy. Clearly, Summer Watkins has a knack for all things wedding. After all, Grey Likes Weddings and boy, does Lady Grey know how to do.
NAME Summer Watkins
LOCATION Orange county, CA
COMPANY Grey Likes Weddings (est 2007) | The Mrs. Box (est 2014)
WEBSITE www.greylikesweddings.com | www.themrsbox.com
INSTAGRAM @greylikes | @the_mrs_box
TODAY, ON MY TO-DO LIST…continue shipping boxes from our new collection, return emails, schedule our blog calendar for the next month, review blog submissions, tackle more organization for our new office set up, and maybe shower if I get a chance.
PINCH ME MOMENT OF MY CAREER SO FAR…successfully launching our new company, which was born out of the desire to offer something tangible to our sweet readers.
MY GUILTY PLEASURE IS…snacking on junk cereal for dessert!
I CAN’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT…lipgloss and my cell phone.
MY WORK CONSTANTLY CHALLENGES ME TO…prioritize. there’s always a huge to-do list, so the main key is being sure to tackle the stuff that’s most important and time sensitive. Without a to-do list, my work day is usually completely unproductive.
IN ANOTHER LIFE, I’D BE…a chef!
I’D LOVE TO SIT DOWN WITH (celebrity, past or present) OVER (drink of choice) TO CHAT ABOUT…Benjamin Franklin. That guy was a genius entrepreneur and innovator. I’d have to order some sort of fancy craft cocktail and share some sips with the Benj. Something tells me that guy was into new experiences.
THE BEST PART OF MY WORK IS…being in charge. I get to wake up when I want, take vacation whenever the heck I feel like it, and push myself to reach higher because I get to experience the direct benefits. I could never go back to a regular job because I am so darn inspired by all that’s possible and my freedom from limitation. A really bad 9-5 job was the best thing that ever happened to me.
I’M A NINJA AT…Googling.
MY MOTTO: Start. Right now. Why are you waiting? What can you do RIGHT NOW to move even an inch closer to achieving your goal?
IF I COULD INVITE ANY FIVE PEOPLE TO A DINNER PARTY, THEY’D BE: The investors from Shark Tank.
THE WILDEST THING I’VE EVER DONE IS…started a business. You’ve got to be a little nutso to survive.
THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…I know it sounds so cliché, but every single day, I’m so beyond thankful for the gift of my health. It is something you can’t buy and it is an absolute gift. My dad has the kind of cancer that is just going to always be lurking over his shoulder, and it is a constant reminder that my health is such an incredible gift.
A PERFECT SUNDAY LOOKS LIKE…sleeping in, coffee, NPR, brunch, maybe a hike, or some flea market shopping and then dinner with friends who don’t have to worry about waking up early on Monday.
IF I WERE A ROCKSTAR, MY STAGE NAME WOULD BE…Lady Grey
MY FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO FOLLOW IS…@maemae_co