Age: Just a Number
Occupation: Founder, Director of PR at Orchard and Broome
When I think of Stephanie Sica, these words come to mind: Powerhouse, honesty, strength and compassion. I met Steph back in 2013 when I interviewed her for a position at the PR firm I was working at in NYC. I remember knowing right away that she was far too qualified and intelligent for the role she was applying for at the time.
She was hired on the spot and we became inseparable shortly thereafter. We quickly became each other’s support system as we both knew exactly what the other was going through. Working in a tiny boutique PR firm, you get very close very fast – I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Living away from my family was SO difficult, but Steph always made it a little bit easier. She stepped into the sister role and never stepped out.
She has picked me up at my lowest and cheers me on as I adventure through life. She always know what to say and how to be there for me, even from across the continent.
Steph is literally one of the most awe-inspiring women I know. She had a goal to create her very own business from the ground up and did just that. She is now the boss-lady and founder of Orchard and Broome, a boutique branding and media relations firm based in NY. She only represents select companies that fit into what she believes in: sustainable lifestyle brands that produce craft-luxury high quality goods.
Bad ass? That doesn’t even begin to describe Miss Stephanie Sica.
How would you describe our relationship in three words?
Like no other
Where is your favorite place on Earth?
New York City, specifically, Hudson River Park
What is the one thing that always makes you smile?
Lyndsey Gavin, honestly and truly!
What’s your go-to work out song?
Hmm… That’s a tough question, becasue I love music and it depends on my mood. I know I’ll always feel a boost of motivation when listening to Evil Twin by Krrum, though.
How do you make the world a better place?
I opt to solely represent sustainable lifestyle brands, in an effort to support and build conscious companies that do their part in making the world a better place. It’s one of the only ways in which I can most significantly make an impact in my line of work—aside from monetarily supporting causes.
What is your favorite place to escape?
I don’t have much time to ‘escape’, so I try to find headspace in this wild city by heading to the Hudson River Park for a jog, walk or just to catch a sunset.
What’s one thing in your life that makes you feel strong?
I feel strength in different forms: from my support system (my incredible friends, specifically), my accomplishments (in terms of my company), and my physical health (progress in terms of my yoga practice or just having a great sweat sess).
If you had one day left to live, what would you do first?
My ideal day is probably as such: A slow morning with a good cup of coffee and a yummy/healthy breakfast with my pup by my side, followed by a long workout, a refreshing shower, and a protein shake. Then, (if this day doesn’t include any work) a walk around town with a friend, wandering to the West Village for al fresco dinner, followed by a night cap at a cool bar with an awesome aesthetic, then a good night’s sleep… forever, I suppose. (Edit that out lol)
Who is the one person on Earth that knows you the best?
I am a really tough person to know fully—inside and out, and I’ve changed so much in recent months, I’m still learning and growing so much everyday. I’m constantly asking, “Who am I?”
What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself?
Maybe my eyelashes?
What is your favorite non-physical attribute about yourself?
Who inspires you?
So many people inspire me, in so many different ways. Lyndsey, you, inspire me with your infectious, positive spirit. I find inspiration in different people and things on the daily.
What’s something you’ve never done, but always wanted to?
Hmm… go to London? I’m not so sure…
What was the last thing that made you cry?
Kidding—the feeling of being overwhelmed with life, and wishing I could invoke certain change, but knowing I only have the ability to change myself and my reaction to things.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
It’s a sad, but true story.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
This takes some thought…
What’s your favorite joke?
I don’t have one… but I love dry wit.
There are two types of people in the world… what are those two types?
People who like IPAs and people who like lagers.
As you get older, what are you becoming more afraid of?
Failure is always a huge fear, as it is just not an option.
What do you take for granted?
Unfortunately, a lot of things. So, I actively try to practice mindfulness and gratitude on the daily to keep it all in perspective. I am really, so blessed and so fortunate.
What makes a good life?
Love, in all respects.
What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?
Slow the fuck down and smell the roses.
What are the top three things you want to accomplish before you die?
By the end of the summer, I should have already knocked off a couple of things… But, fulfilling this long-term plan I have for my business, Orchard and Broome; have a beautiful family; and… my entire bucket list (cop out).