We recently launched a collaboration with Estelle Colored Glass that supports Lowcountry Local First, a non-profit that cultivates local businesses in Charleston, SC and the surrounding areas. To celebrate the launch, we spoke with Stephanie Summerson Hall, the founder and entrepreneur behind the Charleston-based glassware brand.
Your company is named after and inspired by your grandmother, Estelle. Can you tell us more about her?
My grandmother was a jewel and she influenced every area of my life in a good way. She had a lot of capacity and gave the warmest hugs. She was a cook's cook (meaning she was just that good) and her home was always so inviting and you could feel the love.
What has it been like building your company while raising your four children?
It has been a balancing act but I am committed to being intentional about being a present mom which I feel will be one of my greatest gifts to my kiddos.
If you could give busy women one piece of advice about following your passion, what would it be?
My advice is to follow the passion because you will be more fulfilled. I used entrepreneurship as a gateway to curating the life I want for myself and my family.
We know you grew up antiquing. What are your best tips for scouting out the best finds?
Getting there early and going often!
In your view, what makes a great host or hostess?
Preparation and organization. This allows you to enjoy the gathering too rather than being stressed out and tucked away in the kitchen finishing up dishes , etc.
We love all the glass colors that it's hard to decide which one we like best! Do you have a favorite color?
My favorite color is lavender.
Thank you, Stephanie! You can learn more about Estelle Colored Glass here and shop the collaboration here. We also encourage you to learn more about the work of Lowcountry Local first, and you can do that at their website here.