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Entrepreneur Chat

Social Studies' Amy Griffin

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Amy Griffin is a powerhouse entrepreneur. Not only is she a founding partner at G9 Ventures, but she also co-founded the party-planning destination Social Studies—think Rent the Runway, but for celebrations. She and partner Jessica Latham take care of everything from the table decor to the florals and in fun themes too, like Moroccan Nights and Shibori Picnic. In other words, it's a hostess' ultimate dream.

Here, Griffin opens up about both summer entertaining tips and the startup life—and helped us curate the perfect tabletop with our new homeware collection, Boho Vine. (Pre-order below!)

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What inspired Social Studies?
Too much time spent planning to bring people together. It should be easier.

Top tips to hosting a memorable summer party?
Keep it simple. Have a pre-made drink ready and always serve chocolate chip cookies.

And when it comes to the table setting…
Use items other than flowers for decor.

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Must-Read Book
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Must-Listen Podcasts
Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
How I Built This with Guy Raz
Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel

Must-Follow IGs
@cleowade, @sarafoster, @erinfoster, @brentnealejewelry, @darcymiller, @whitney

And top 3 tips to getting it all done?
Organize, prioritize and don’t try to get it all done. You will just exhaust yourself.

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