We had the good fortune of connecting with Emily Luebcke and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Emily, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I was born and raised in Boulder, Co. I was very lucky to have been born into family who loved to travel and experience new cultures. When I was seven years old my father sold his business, and we traveled the world for a year and a half. We lived in New Zealand and Australia, and visited Thailand, China, and Hong Kong. I loved being in different places, and learning about the world. I came home with a kiwi accent, and a different view of life. When I was twelve my mother started cooking schools all over the world which again brought me to live in a new place. For half of 9th grade and half of 11th grade I lived in Florence, Italy. There I learned Italian, and found beauty in art, and all the history that Italy has to offer. When I was home I went to an alternative private school called Waldorf. While there we were taught every form of creativity. Everything from batik to Stone carving, theater, and music. Through my education there I have always had this need to create things with my hands, and enjoy working with a multitude of materials.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started my business about 5 years ago . It is called Three Arrows Boutique. I started very small with selling jewelry at a small costume shop I worked at in Boulder. I saw that it was selling well, so I started reaching out to other stores where I knew the owners and asked if I would be able to sell at their stores. It was rewarding to see how many of them were open to having my line there. My business started to grow quite organically. I am now in about a dozen stores in five different cities on the front range and growing. As well as doing a few markets a year. I also now have a website, which has been helpful through this time with covid. Since covid has started and I have more time at home I have branched out, and now make jewelry, canvas bags, Masks, hand embroidered t-shirts, Headbands and keychains. It has been so fun, to come up with new ideas and see how they turn out and are received. I think my struggles would come on the business side. I have had a lot to learn, and ask for a lot of help. However, I am lucky that I have a really good support team in this area that has been immensely helpful. I created my business from a love of creating beautiful simple things to add to any outfit. It brings me so much joy to see people wearing my creations.

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.
When I have visitors in town I love to show them around. I usually start with coffee in the morning. One of my favorite places in Longmont where I live is Ozo Coffee. For brunch I would probably take them to Luciles. After that I would probably take them to Pearl St in Boulder. A block off Pearl Street is an amazing costume/ clothing boutique called The Ritz. It is like no other shop I have ever seen, and if fun for the whole family. For dinner one of my new favorite places is my friend’s restaurant Jungle. it has a great atmosphere for a girls night out. I feel like anyone who is coming to Colorado for the first time must go for a hike or drive in the mountains, and if possible check out Red Rocks.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this shoutout to my parents. They always made sure that my brother, and I had a magical childhood. They took us around the world, they put us in unique educations instead if public school. They always made sure to talk to us about life, and culture, and history, and everything the world had to offer. They pushed us and nurtured us to think for ourselves, and be confident in who we are. The are both entrepreneurs, and helped both my brother and I start our own businesses. They have always been very supportive, and showed us we are loved.

Website: https://www.threearrowsboutique.com
Instagram: @threearrowsboutique.com

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