Editor-in-Chief of Cancer Wellness magazine by day, founder and designer of TALI ESPI DESIGNS by night, multitasking NATALIA ESPINOSABRANCHICK is building a jewelry empire and gives back where it counts. TALI ESPI DESIGNS is a luxury jewelry brand known for its “STAXable” 14K gold-filled bracelets. The attainably priced brand partners with national charitable organizations to create one-of-a-kind STAX and proudly donates 30 percent of all proceeds to life-saving cancer research. Espinosa-Branchick’s team at Cancer Wellness strives to educate and empower the cancer community through thoughtful quarterly publications. Putting her beads and pen aside, Espinosa-Branchick shares her city and shore favorites with Sheridan Road.
What’s on the horizon? Fun new designs for TALI ESPI. Our new snake necklace and bridal collection debut this summer Mantra? Create a life you can’t wait to wake up to Best grooming tip? Good eyebrows go a long way Guilty pleasure? I am obsessed with perfecting my chocolate chip cookie recipe Favorite foods? Mediterranean and Mexican Music you love? Old school hip hop and Drake Best advice ever given to you? Stand up for yourself and what you believe in Best advice you’ve given? Go for it, take the chance. Work for what you want in life Earliest memory? Bringing home my childhood dog, Mackie, with my nana When you wake up, you? Make coffee, relax, feed my bebé, and work out Before bed, you? Read a book and watch Seinfeld with my husband What’s on your bookshelf? House of Gucci You can’t live without? My husband, bebé, dog, and family Love to escape to? St. Barths Advice you would give to your younger self? It’s OK to hear the answer “no.” Keep pushing through and go after your dreams
ON THE SHORE
Your style is? Casual – jeans and a sweater or leggings and a sweatshirt, and of course, some dope sneakers and TALI ESPI bracelets Can’t leave the house without? iPhone and lip balm Transportation? Black SUV Driving music? French house music Place to eat? Pomeroy Shop? HomeGoods, Valentina, and Costco Best thing about the Shore? Proximity to the lake and peaceful outdoor spaces Worst thing about the Shore? A little sleepy, but that’s OK The perfect day is? Playing tennis, having lunch outside, and going for a walk around the neighborhood
IN THE CITY
Your style is? Easy Chic – jeans, bodysuit, cute jacket, and super high heels. Basically, anything from Aritzia Can’t leave the house without? iPhone, lip gloss Transportation? Uber Driving music? Drake Place to eat? Bavette’s or Sushi DOKKU, bonus, stopping by Booze Box under sushiDOKKU Shop? Aritzia or Zara Best thing about the City? The ability to walk everywhere Worst thing about the City? Traffic and congestion The perfect day is? Strolling around for hours at end, late lunch, and cocktails in the West Loop