Sakara Spotlight: Jennifer Kapahi, Co-Founder of tre`StiQue
In the Sakara Spotlight series, we’re turning the tables on some of the amazing + accomplished souls that have chosen the Sakara Life program to enrich and fulfill their lives. Without further adieu, meet the Sakaralites!
Name? Jenn / @jenniferkapahi
Current position: Co-Founder tre`StiQue beauty
Spirit animal + why? The tiger. They stand for willpower, strength and courage. They trust themselves and rely on instinct and intuition and also have the ability to act very quickly.
Why do you order Sakara? I launched my new company - tre`StiQue.com - and found myself working 15+ hour days 7 days a week so I didn't have the time to shop and cook. I am super passionate about healthy organic eating having grown up on my family's organic farm so Sakara was the perfect fit and solution for my new lifestyle!
What’s your favorite Sakara meal? The waffles - OMG.
Morning Water or Night Water? Morning!
Have you always been a healthy eater? Always! I am also gluten, meat and dairy (cow) free.
What's your indulgence? Deep tissue massages with Elizabeth at Soho Sanctuary
How do you stay healthy at your desk? I keep Sakara detox tea handy and drink lots of water throughout the day.
What’s a day in the life of Jennifer Kapahi like? It always starts with a workout. I do Soul Cycle in SOHO, yoga with my husband or a Kayla Circuit in the gym in my building . My morning continues with a huge cup of black coffee and then either I'm off to my office (to meet with my team, plan new collaborations, execute new marketing / digital / PR/ SM strategies) or i'm working off site (at the lab, meeting / brainstorming with other creative collaborators, following up on potential distribution opportunities or presenting our products to press and beauty editors). For lunch I'm always eating Sakara while working and catching up with Jack, my partner. My night starts around 8pm when I grab dinner with girl friends or my husband, and ends with me working in bed until about 11pm or 12am, planning the next day's events and catching up on all the emails I missed while eating dinner.
Do you have any rituals that help keep you balanced? I have to work out every single day + I am always planning my next getaway trip or adventure ( because I need something fun to look forward to).
Mantra? Work hard, play hard.
If your creativity were edible, what would it taste like? A slice of sweet, crisp, seedless yellow watermelon picked from my parents organic farm
If you were to ask us one question, what would it be? Where do you see yourself in the next 3 years?
If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive) who would it be and what would you eat? My grandmother. It would be a home cooked meal of lobster cantonese and farm fresh veggies from my parents farm.
The best advice you can pass along to us and our fellow readers? There is no such thing as short-cuts. Expect the worst, hope for the best and never, EVER stop trying to reach your goals.