MADE Magazine Spring 2019 May 2019 - Page 51

Row MADEINC MADEXXX FOUNDERS It's not easy to be the boss in real life. And contrary to popular belief (on social media), being an entrepreneur takes hard work. Take a walk in the shoes of two entrepreneurs who are balancing their work and personal lives while building their empire and their legacy. This is Founders Row. D’CHER WHITTAKER Boutique Owner Love Peridot my storefront in South Loop, Chicago. 8:22am: I rush out the door to walk to the train station and catch my 8:27am train. MORNING 6:30am: I awaken to do my 30 minutes on the treadmill but lay down get 30 more minutes of sleep instead. 7:28am: The extra 30 minutes turns into an hour so I jump up to shower and dress for work. These days work = logging on to my 9am-5pm from #mademaven 9:20am: After a 10 minute walk from the Lasalle Street station, I make it to Love Peridot, remove my coat and log in to work. I skim both calendars (work and werk) to ensure no meetings start at 9:30am and go start my Nespresso machine for a quick cup of coffee to actually begin my day. 10am: Love Peridot opens and we may get a few walkins/ 51