Sticky Be Socks Blog

Sail Away With Sailaal: Lamees Alshawkani’s New Brand of Style, Sensation and Sustainability
An optometrist who ensures her clients’ eyes feel and look wonderful, founder of free-flowing, fabulous fashion brand Salaail, Lamees Alshawkani lives at the intersection of style and wellness through both endeavors. Born in New York City of Yemeni descent, her...
Breast Cancer Survivor Tesha Ofelia Writes Her Own Next Chapter Through New Chapter, an Organization Helping Those Experiencing Homelessness
Through her organization, New Chapter, Tesha Ofelia, her brother and the NC team are aiming to tackle and assist in one of the most urgent crises in the USA: people living with homelessness, especially in Los Angeles. At New Chapter...
Molly MacDonald’s Magnificent Pink Fund
If you go through a medical emergency or an illness that requires a long treatment plan, it’s not only the pain and stress of the physical issue that’s problematic: It’s also the financial damage and strain of not being able...
Sophie Pierce’s Journey of Dance and Healing
Sophie Pierce has been dancing through life right from the start. Originally from Hudson Valley, NY, she loved dance from her first class at age three, and always dreamt of opening her own studio; she even ran an imaginary dance...
Chloë-Charlotte Crampton and Her Kitchen Filled With Healing, Heart and Health
British food blogger and private chef Chloë-Charlotte Crampton serves up her fabulous fare for a roster of celebrities and beloved clients. Her fans also follow her website, chloecharlotteskitchen.com, and gorgeous Insta page, @chloeskitchen, to learn all about her recipes, tips...
Wonders Await With Kat MacLeod and Laura Messer Through Yoga for the Wild
Going to Africa on a safari ranks high on many people’s bucket lists, while yoga might be a weekly experience for those very same people. But have you ever wondered if the two could be combined? When Kat MacLeod and...
Aspen Adores All Types of Pilates at Higher Terrain With Jennifer Metcalfe
Originally from Miami, FL, Jen Metcalfe traded sun for snow and slopes in Aspen, CO, in 2008. There, in 2019, she opened Higher Terrain, a unique studio that offers both classical Pilates on a Reformer, as well as the Lagree...
The Fondle Project
Can you walk us through the initial inspiration for the Fondle Project and how it came to fruition? I am a handful of years out from my diagnosis and I knew I wanted to give back and to inspire other...
Anna Kaiser Dances Through Life With Anna Kaiser Studio and Motherhood
Anna Kaiser has danced all over the world, from being a member of Donald McKayle’s company to the national tour of Fame the Musical to Disney’s Enchanted and Shakira’s “She Wolf” video. Also a successful choreographer, she crafted movement for...
Meet Powderful’s Powerful Co-Founder, Nutritionist Nicola Cartwright
We recently got to meet Chamberlin Newsome of wonderful mushroom blend, Powderful. Now, her co-founder, Nicola Cartwright, lets SBS in on her part in the company as the nutritionist, supporting the science behind the brand.  Originally from Northern England, Cartwright...
Reclaiming Joy With Jax
Certified relationship and self-development coach, and founder of Joy With Jax, Jaqueline “Jax” Stevens has  always had a knack for helping people find the beauty within. The Dallas-born LA-dweller started her career in retail beauty for brands like Clinique and...
Founder Melissa Mash Dishes About Her Thoughtfully Detailed Bag Brand, Dagne Dover
From day to night and everywhere in between, eco-friendlier, stylish, diverse Dagne Dover bags are made for people on the go, go, go. And that was just what Melissa Mash had in mind when she co-created the company alongside Deepa...
Powerful, Positive Progress With Powderful’s Chamberlin Newsome
Artist and co-founder of supplement powerhouse Powderful, Chamberlain Newsome is set to help friends, family and clients with her company’s unique blend of mushrooms, adaptogens, antioxidant-filled spices and Zinc. Born of her desire to boost immunity during the pandemic, now,...
Pre- and Post-Natal Passion and Care With Skyla Stover
Skyla Stover grew up in a nest of wellness in the San Francisco Bay area, surrounded by holistic healers, herbs, tinctures, saunas, massage and homeopathic medicine. The daughter of a landscape designer, she didn’t eat processed food since so much...
Bollare Boss Alle Fister
Now the head of her own communications firm, Bollare, Alle Fister got her start at well-known Shopbop before it was, well, well-known. When she began, it was a small business, and after helping it grow and learning the ins and...
Meet Tonic Method’s Matriarch Madeleine Hasulak
Tonic Method’s matriarch Madeleine Hasulak opened four high intensity Pilates studios in Colorado and has now moved on to bringing her unique fusion method to Utah. Even more impressive? She  navigated the shifting business landscape and two pregnancies…largely during COVID....
Back With Brian Varela: Entrepreneurship and Evolution
The last time SBS chatted with Brian Varela in January 2020, he was enjoying his thriving musical theater career, while also running HOTBOX Fitness and Training, including “Sweatbox,” his own CrossHIIT creation, and more. Two years later,  the Los Angeles-born,...
Happy Mother’s Day! Meet Super-Mama and Super-SBS-Staffer Joanie Bellamy
From handling the website and newsletter, to managing drop shipping, helping with design, problem solving and offering customer service, Joanie Bellamy is one of Sticky Be Socks’ most essential–and beloved!–team members. And as if that weren’t a full plate already,...
Salt, Sweat and Yoga With Cali Fave, Zoë Welch
Encinitas, CA-based yoga teacher Zoë Welch’s talent stretches past students: She also leads other instructors during their training as they learn the value, beauty and nuances of yoga.  Originally from Cambridge, MA, the sunny, soulful surfer grew up in Columbia,...
Classical-Meets-Contemporary for Fun Fitness at Lisa Mills’s Pilates Plus
Lisa began as an athlete but struggled to connect her fitness routine to the slowing of the mind that comes with a pilates practice.  She has participated in multiple sports such as track, softball, cheerleading and volleyball, where fitness and...
Individualized Clarity and Cleanses with Kristin Olenik
Kristin Olenik, model, cleanse practitioner and founder of Kristin Olenik Wellness, didn’t eat the healthiest foods growing up. But despite that, she always intuitively knew diet was the key to her overall health. And she was right. The Hicksville, NY,...