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

Hi Salome, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When I started my own business, COVID was running rampant and honestly, I really wanted to do something that not only made me happy, but other people too! On a random afternoon, I went to the grocery and craft stores, bought a few supplies and started creating at home! I truly did not realize that I would soon be a business owner…things just kind of unfolded for me in that way.

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’m currently in Nursing School, and I graduate in June! This is my third college degree (I have a Bachelors in Social Work and a Masters in Business), but nursing is the first time in my adult life that I can say I truly love what I do! I feel that if you have the courage to pursue a career in the medical field, you can pursue anything! I do think that had a hand in my pursuit of entrepreneurship. Although making desserts and saving lives are on different sides of the spectrum, they both require a certain degree of love and care that I believe I completely encompass.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is such a funny question because, when people come to visit Denver, even if they aren’t visiting me specifically, I always can give the best advice for a great trip! Of course when visiting Colorado, your itinerary depends on the season. Winter trips are good for mountain stays (skiing/snowboarding, cabin rentals, etc).
My personal favorite time of year in Denver is the end of summer/early fall. The weather is warm and downtown is full of really fun and quirky bars and restaurants that are mostly small, independent businesses!
Denver is a brunch town, so I’d definitely suggest making reservations on the weekends — I really think I love The Curtis the most.
I’d suggest visiting dispensaries, catching the sunrise/sunset at Lookout Mountain, and visiting the historically black neighborhood called Five Points where you can get your fill of good food, culture and support black owned businesses that are currently thriving.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
As cliché as it sounds, it definitely takes a village. I’ve been around business owners my entire life—starting with my own dad! My parents, two daughters, boyfriend, friends and family are my anchors and the most dedicated supporters of my ventures. In their eyes, there is nothing too big or too small that I can’t take on and master. I love that about my people…they’re always solid and never doubtful.

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