What/ who is your biggest inspiration?
Chrisanthy and Catherine: We both feel that our parents are our biggest inspiration. They are partners in business, they are partners in life, they just aren’t our parents, they are our best friends and our biggest fans. They are a prime example of how two people with different strengths and views work together to create a thriving business, and loving and supportive family.
What does success mean to you?
Catherine: For me it’s having a balance in your life. It’s not just about working hard and having a successful career, it’s also coming home to a family that loves and supports you. It’s being able to be present for them and be there for them. It is difficult and I think it is something that I will have to work at for the rest of my life.
Chrisanthy: Success to me is really about having freedom. Having the freedom to pursue the things that I want such as a passionate career, different life experiences, traveling etc. Success to me is also being able to be yourself with your friends, and partner in life and creating a supportive and loving network of family and friends.
Your favorite spot for coffee, brunch or cocktails?
Chrisanthy: My favorite coffee shop is Tommy Cafe, in the Old Port. I love the vibe, it makes me feel like I am not even in Montreal. It is a great place to just escape, and enjoy a nice cup of coffee and a delicious snack.
Catherine: My favorite brunch place is Faberge, in the Mile End. I love the menu and it’s got this “forever young” vibe! You can’t start your day wrong when you brunch there!
One thing you do to take care of yourself...your self‐care me/day/moment?
Catherine: I try to take care of myself by working out in the mornings before I start my day. It is not easy, but it’s the time that I focus just on accomplishing a workout and nothing else. Afterwards, I feel less stressed and more positive, I feel ready to tackle my day.
Chrisanthy: I try very hard to stick to my skincare routine for both my face and my body. It doesn’t take a lot of time, and it’s something that just makes me feel good. The process for me is almost therapeutic, it’s just something that I am doing for me, and I feel a sense of satisfaction giving my skin the nutrients it needs to have a nice healthy glow.