Then & Now

Lola here. Wow. 2019 was incredible. Thank you! 

Looking back on last year, the best decision I made was to open a storefront inside @theshopsatcricketnewmandesigns in Columbia, SC. I absolutely love seeing my customers in person!  

I’m excited to share some big plans for 2020! Historically, I’ve been more of a "behind the scenes" person, but this year I plan to share more about me, my business, my team and how we create Sugar & Lola. Many of you may not know that I’m the single mom of two children and this business supports us.  I not only have a passion for jewelry making, but I’m a marketing grad from Clemson with an MBA from University of South Carolina. I’m surrounded by super talented employees who are also friends.  We work hard – but have so much fun doing it.  

And I couldn’t do this without the support of my very best friend, @marian__hoffman. She wears lots of hats around here: design consultant, business consultant and therapist! February will begin with our annual trip to the International Gem Show in Tucson to shop for goodies to bring back to Columbia where the creative design magic happens.

This year, I’m so excited about growing my IG presence, collaborating with other small businesses and seeing how much I can grow the company.

Running this company is a joy. Certainly not all days are perfect. Sure, there are days when I think about giving up - anyone who owns a small business has had that thought. But I promised myself that if I ever quit, I will only do so on the best day.  And who wants to quit on the best day, right!?
Here’s to 2020. Hope we all have lots of best days.