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1. Having spent a large part of your career in the corporate world, specifically American Express, what led you to create Black Twine and what exactly is it?

Back in 2014, I was planning my now business partner’s bridal shower and wanted to throw a mix-and-match tea party that I saw on Pinterest but could not figure out how to purchase the items pictured. I ended up staying up every night bidding for individual teacups on eBay to replicate the look! Part of my full-time job, at the time, was leading premium events for American Express, so it was a bit embarrassing that I struggled so much to plan a party of my own. I spent the next couple years hoping a solution would pop-up to address the pain of pulling together a beautiful party, and just recently, it dawned on me that I should tackle it!