Her answer? In short, "no, not really."
Meet Ariel, Founder & Chief Upcycling Officer
As she explains it, Growing up, I watched the important women in my life take out these delicate and decorative pieces for a handful of important events throughout the year—mostly holidays and milestone celebrations. I didn't realize it then, but setting the table with the "good china" was a ritual that elevated the occasion and created the space to slow down and appreciate the moment.
Ariel's background is in nonprofit management. After graduate school, she spent 5 years at a nonprofit working to improve early childhood programs across the state of New York.