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BRIANNE MANZ

Is there a quote/motto you try to live by? If so, what is it? YES - “Where there’s will there’s a way!”

Coffee or tea? Coffee!

Go to beauty products? Beauty Counter, especially their under eye concealer and Tom Ford Shimmer!

What’s one thing that’s always in your handbag? Antibacterial Wipes because kids!

Favorite indulgence? Massage!

Girl crush? Rachel Zoe 

Who is a woman you look up to and why? My mama! Because she taught me how to love unconditionally and all about having a good work ethic!

Go to outfit? Maxi dress and slides!

Favorite brand? LoveShack Fancy

What message/ word would you wear on your RP custom jewelry? Why? Hustle! Because that’s what I do on a daily ;)
In what ways are your children like you? Different than you? Oh there’s so many! My middle daughter is extremely like me in the way she loves NYC, the ballet, and she just does things that leaves me feeling as though I’m looking in a mirror. Different- my youngest is super funny and outgoing, and that was definitely not like me when I was growing up. Now -it may be a different story.

Have you caught yourself repeating something your parents have said to you? Yes of course! Especially when I’m yelling! 

Did you always want to do what you’re doing now? No, I had no idea that what I’m doing now was even possible. I was a fashion showroom owner beforehand and thought that was my path!

What is the biggest challenge you face in time management? Ummm time! The struggle, hustle, and balance is real!

What stigma about motherhood do you wish would diminish? That we can’t have it all. Because we can. You can be the best mother in the world and a girl boss at the same time!
What coping mechanisms you found helpful with regard to lack of sleep and fatigue? Coffee is always my friend, but really self care and forcing myself to the gym. I always feel better afterwards. Cryotherapy has also been amazing for me!

Have you made any major changes in your outlook or approach to life after becoming a parent? Oh 100%! I definitely do not sweat the small stuff now. And enjoy every minute because it goes by soooo fast!

You’re in the store with a full cart and your baby starts crying frantically…what do you do? If it was my first child, I would have probably left but they are babies so I would see what the issue was and if that meant nursing in the middle of the aisle than so be it. 

Are your children named after anyone? No but they do have two middle names each because I actually don’t have one so I gave them each two to make up for that.
What do you do when you’re not working? I’m always working, but if I’m really on downtime, just enjoying it with my kids. At the playground, fun restaurant, dinner with my hubs!

What are your non-work related passions?  I love yoga and really wanted to become a yoga teacher back in the day. I keep thinking I’ll get back into it. Also traveling! I have tons of destinations on my list this year!

What is your parenting mantra? Do what works for you!

What mindset helps make you successful? I try to stay calm and not stressed. Also I’m not saving lives so things will get done!

Most memorable moment? There’s way too many! For my blog, having a two page spread in People Mag! 

What’s next? There’s some exciting things on the horizon for SITC! Stay tuned!

General advice for anyone reading this? Read my blog hahah...I’m kidding! 

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