Behind the Scenes with the Founder of Snowdays Shavery, Tony Quach

This winter is probably one of the coldest winters I can remember here in New York. If it’s not snowing, it’s freezing and turning all the previous snow or puddles into ice!  Yesterday the floors were pretty clean from a couple of warmer days and then it started to snow again today.

But I’ve actually been looking forward to this snow day because how else to celebrate the day than with the popular Snowdays Shavery? You might remember 6 months ago, when I attended their first week opening and shared about the experience (click here to read!).  Since then, they have been the talk of the town (or in our case, the city)!

Over my week off, I got together with founder Tony Quach to tell you about how this unique place came about.  He’s such a down-to-earth guy and cares really deeply for what he does and about interacting with his customers. Now here’s your chance to know him a little bit through our behind-the-scenes interview.  (Make sure you read it all!  You may find a little surprise somewhere below.) 🙂

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Thank you to everyone who entered the holiday giveaway this week! I really enjoyed being surprised with all the entries and letting Rafflecopter generate a random winner! So now, the big announcement…

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Congratulations, Lisa Y!!  Please check your email inbox for more information regarding your big prize!

Thanks again to everyone for entering and stay tuned to another giveaway (and a new web look) in the new year! A special thanks to Wendy Fung for generously giving away this beautiful set.

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Who’s the creator behind the giveaway??

So last Thursday, I had a chance to create art at Etsy’s monthly craft night and had an interview with Wendy of Wendy Fung Calligraphy, the talent behind the giveaway! I’ve known Wendy since our days at LaGuardia High School and she is one incredible artist! Now, she is blooming in a different style of art in her life, and I was happy to hear about how she became a calligrapher. Here’s my interview with her – take your time to learn about who she is and the inspiration behind her illustrations and calligraphy. Be sure to enter the raffle to win her illustrated holiday card set worth $20!

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Tell me a little about yourself. 

Hmm… where do I start? Well, my name is Wendy Fung and my background is in fine art. I’m currently a freelance graphic designer and calligrapher. I’m a bookaholic, too! I love museums and visiting new places. Bright colors make me smile, and a cup of tea in the morning always gets me going. 

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GIVEAWAY: HANDMADE SET OF HOLIDAY CARDS

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I’m so excited to be teaming up with my dear friend Wendy from Wendy Fung Calligraphy to give away this beautiful set of handmade holidays cards! Thanks to my readers’ feedback, I’ve learned that you all just love giveaways!

Wendy is a calligrapher based in Brooklyn. In all the work that I’ve seen and listening to her speak about her creations, she pays great attention to details with each job and produces beautiful calligraphy pieces. Her work includes both traditional and contemporary styles.

For a lucky reader (could it be you??), Wendy has awesomely agreed to give away this set of 5 cards for the upcoming holidays ($20 value). It is blank inside so you can write whatever you feel!  Aren’t they beautiful? Enter below! 🙂

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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