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How She Got There: Meghan Rosko, Owner and Founder of Nutmeg & Honeybee

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Name: Meghan Rosko
Age: 21
Job Title and Description: Owner and Founder of Nutmeg & Honeybee, a dessert boutique
College Name/Major: West Chester University, Professional Studies Major
Website:nutmegandhoneybee.com
Instagram Handle: @nutmegandhoneybee

What does your current job entail? Is there such a thing as a typical day?

Meghan Rosko: A typical day for me is waking up and taking pictures of anything I baked the night before (so I have the best morning light), then I usually go to class for most of the day, come home and either bake for an order I have coming up or I bake for my website, and then I finally sit down to do some homework and prepare for the next day.

What is the best part of your job?

MR: I've found the best part of my job has been meeting and collaborating with other creatives. I met up with some of my Instagram friends in NYC a few months ago and felt so lucky to have a community of Girl Bosses who were extremely supportive of me and vice versa.

What inspired you to start Nutmeg and Honeybee?

MR: The inspiration for Nutmeg & Honeybee comes from my older brother. He passed away in August of 2014 and about a month after that, I started baking. I needed an escape from the pain, so baking became my life. I was baking everyday and using my creativity to feel whole again. The name Nutmeg & Honeybee is also extremely important to me because it's Meghan and Brendan (I used to call my brother "B", hence the honeybee) working on this business together. He inspires me everyday.

What is one mistake you made along the way and what did you learn from it?

MR: I've definitely made a lot of mistakes with my business and I'm sure I will continue to make some more. I've had some issues shipping cookies. Unfortunately, there is no exact reason why they break, but you can continue to create stronger packaging options and hope they arrive safely. I've ordered some new packaging options, so hopefully this helps the problem.

What has been the most surreal moment of your career thus far?

MR: I think the most surreal moment of my career was working with Julianne Hough. I've always admired her talent and style, so when I got the chance to contribute on her website, I was definitely freaking out!

What is it like baking for celebrities?

MR: I would have never imagined I would be baking for celebrities, but I have to say, it's been awesome! I've worked with Julianne Hough, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Witney Carson, Haylie Duff and even been featured on Kylie Jenner's Cosmetics page. Everyone has been so sweet and encouraging of my business, so I'm extremely grateful for each one of them.

What advice would you offer to a 20 something with similar aspirations?

MR: I think the most important advice I can give to a 20 something with similar aspirations would be to not fixate on fame. As a creator, everything you do should be authentic and real, rather than geared toward what may gain you more fame or popularity. If you stick to your brand and create something that perfectly matches your aesthetic, people will recognize that and follow you for you. Don't try to be something you're not.


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