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This weekend I tasted wine, danced on a rooftop, lounged in multiple parks, and biked my way through this endless summer we’re having in NYC. Then it was Monday, and I was way behind. I hadn’t gone grocery shopping or done my laundry or thought for a second about packing for Portland, where our assistant editor Aliza and I are headed tomorrow for Roux. My Trello to-do lists are crowded with deadlines that I’m not sure I can meet.
And yet: I’m happy. Twice this weekend—at the Martha Stoumen wine tasting and in the park—I got asked the same question: “Do you like your job?” And both times the answer came easily, “I love it.” It’s a privilege, and honestly a bit of a miracle, to love your job. I love mine because, on any given day, I might be editing features, planning events, designing merch, testing recipes, scoping out new restaurants and shops, meeting with writers, and working on long-term projects. I often feel more like one of the people in our Entrepreneurs Run the World series than an editor, and most of the time that’s a great thing.
We also have a series called Office Crush, and this week’s crush is Katie Rue, who owns Reception Bar on the Lower East Side. Katie’s job is just as all-over-the-place: She spends her days shopping for ingredients at the farmers’ market, going to tea tastings, doing grunt work behind the bar, handling emails, and trying out new recipes. It's further proof that you don’t have to run a start-up to be an entrepreneur.
In that spirit, I wanted to introduce a few of my personal office crushes, friends and strangers whose work lives are currently inspiring mine:
Rachelle Robinett, founder of Supernatural / old soul / solo traveler
Anna Polonsky, founder of Polonsky & Friends / personal style icon
Alison Roman, columnist / cookbook author / personal dating-life confidant
Hawa Hassan, founder of Basbaas Foods / lovely to run into at parties
Mennlay Aggrey, “cannabis creative” / cookbook author / IG pen pal
Hallie Applebaum, founder of Future of Women / one of the most #doingthings people I know
Ashtin Berry, hospitality activist / host of Conversations With and About White Women on IG Live
Brittny Abad, tattoo artist / person I’m low-key stalking for my next tattoo
Tell me about your office crushes and why you love them: firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next week,
P.S. I highly recommend getting your hands on a bottle of this sparkling zinfandel.
Originally Appeared on Bon Appétit