We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Bucheli and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amy, how do you think about risk?
If you want to get ahead in life you have to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone. Taking risks has helped me to face my fear of uncertainty. No matter the outcome, it has helped me to become resilient. Traveling to unfamiliar places on my own visiting Istanbul, Türkiye and Mexico has helped me expand my mind and my network. I got to learn a new foreign language and meet different people who hold different values.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others? How did you get to where you are today business-wise. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
Skye Interior is a national and international firm for residential interior design established in Denver, Colorado. The work is customized according to the client’s needs and lifestyle. It is well suited for people who do not compromise on quality and want attractive, sophisticated, yet practical designs. We made it my mission to develop a platform. My Skye Squad and I were proud to support Make-A-Wish Colorado as they create life-changing wishes for minors with critical illnesses. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Make-A-Wish Colorado faced a record number of wishes waiting to be granted. We were able to create apparel that helped to raise funds for Make a Wish Colorado. For every piece of apparel we sell, proceeds will benefit ‘Make a Wish Colorado’. Right now, I’m looking forward to expanding our tag line ‘Where the Skyé is Limitless’ into a merchandise brand and sports apparel in Sofia, Bulgaria.
There were times that I felt I was still missing something in my life and was destined for more. Growing up in a big conservative family, I felt that most of them were my biggest critics. They always made fun of what I tried to accomplish. As I grew older, I learned not to let anyone dictate how I live my life. I use that as my motivation to pursue my passion. I have to put the same passion and energy into everything that I do. It was not easy when I began my entrepreneurial journey. Nothing comes easy. It takes a lot of sacrifice, effort and struggle. I learned that anything is possible. We have the ability to turn our vision into reality. We have to be willing to do the work, and never allow the limiting opinions and beliefs of others stop you. They will start to project their own insecurities onto you by saying things like ‘it won’t work’ or ask you the ‘what if’ questions. Let them judge and make sure they spell your name right! True happiness and fulfillment is not achieved by the status of our lives or material things. Wealth doesn’t just come from money. It comes from helping others, giving back to the community and creating an impact on other people’s lives.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The first 3 days will be exploring the Mile High City of Denver. The airport light rail will drop off new arrivals at the Union Station in the heart of central Denver. The day would start with breakfast at “Snooze AM Eatery” and then grab a quick coffee at “Pigtrain Coffee”. For late brunch “Acme Delicatessen” will be good for a “grab-n-go” burger or made-to-order sandwiches. Wander across the street from Union Station to the “Tattered Cover:”, one of the US’s largest independent bookstores. Then head to LoDo neighborhood in downtown Denver and make our way to the the stylish Larimer Square shopping district. Larimer Square is a historic area of Denver that is full of independently owned boutiques. From there, walk to the 16th street pedestrian mall. The final stop in LoDo is the Dairy Block. River North or RiNo also has street art and restaurants to explore. There’s “Little Man Ice Cream” which is open late and has delicious ice cream. On the 4th day we will be exploring Red Rocks Amphitheater. Red Rocks is one of the most famous outdoor concert venues in the country or a good place to work out in the morning. The last few days will be spending time in the mountains in Summit County. We would go shopping at the Outlets at Silverthorne, then hang out at Lake Dillon, a good place to enjoy the mountains. After exploring, we would rest at Keystone Resort. Once we are rested, we would have a full afternoon on the mountain, which would include the bike park, a scenic chairlift ride, summer snow-tubing, horseback riding, or mountain-top yoga. The Keystone Adventure Center and Frisco Adventure Center both offer snow-tubing in the winter months. To wind down the day, we would have a drink on LaBonte’s Cabin or Summit House for a beer or Bloody Mary or go to Kickapoo Tavern or Inxpot for an après-ski drink and appetizer. Night Skiing is a must do as it offers a very unique experience. Keystone is one of the few resorts in Colorado to offer night skiing. Go to the Crepe Stand for the made to order fresh crepes from breakfast crepe and dessert crepe for a night cap. The last stop would be in Breckenridge. Grab breakfast at one of the independently owned restaurants on Main Street and then visit Isak Hearthstone, a gigantic wooden troll that’s captured people’s hearts and social media posts. Lunch would be at Breckenridge Distillery as their award-winning bourbon whiskey is a must try. The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge is the perfect spot to pick up all the fixings for a picnic: cheese, cured meats, chocolates and more.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My greatest successes were never my own, they were my team who was willing to help me and who believed in me. I have a mentor and my professor from college who inspired me tremendously and taught me to change my mindset; to never limit myself. That’s how our tag line ‘Where the Skyé is Limitless’ was born. Having them have literally transformed my life. Most importantly, to papa Mark and my two daughters are what keeps me going.
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