Stacy Sloane is a daytime accountant and full-time wanderlust. She is originally from Boston but birthed her company, where she currently resides in New York City. She derives her creativity and passions from inexplicably beautiful life events and memorable experiences. She takes with her the knowledge from her travels and pours them into her work. She has always been a maker, a true creative, a nurturer, and a caretaker. Now, she is a giver of light. In 2020, Stacy presented Solstvce, an apothecary of sorts that was seven years in the making. You will find deity-inspired candles in ornate vessels, conversation starters, soaps, scrubs, and gold jewelry on her website. She understands adornment and the act of making yourself and your home more attractive. Stacy’s goal was to instill happiness, filled with gifts, aromatics, light, and warmth. In her words, it’s what we all deserve.
Christina: What is your SwagHer? What makes Stacy, Stacy?
Stacy: It’s definitely my style. I was a brand before I even started one. I have a knack for putting pieces together; whether it’s fashion or home décor, I know how to make affordable items look expensive.
Christina: Have you always wanted to be an accountant? If not, what else did you want to be?
Stacy: Omg, no. I had dreams of being a corporate lawyer and wearing designer two-piece pencil skirt suits. I left college early to take care of my grandmother, and when she passed, I decided not to go back to school. I landed a job at a private investment management firm and acquired a mentor. She taught me how to read financials and kickstarted my career path.
Christina: What inspired you to start Solstvce? What products do you offer, and where can readers go to purchase them?
Stacy: I started making jewelry about 7 or 8 years ago, mostly for myself, family, and friends. I struggled with the idea of competing with Etsy brands and kept pushing off my dream of owning an apothecary. Basically, a one-stop-shop of goods curated by me.
At the height of the pandemic, I moved back to Brooklyn and started making soaps, candles, bath salts, and scrubs as a means to de-stress. I sent out care packages to loved ones, and everyone was so excited. My brother and my best friend encouraged me to push forward, to keep going, and that’s how Solstvce began.
I offer a range of products from soaps, bath accessories, scrubs, balms, jewelry, and everyone’s favorite, candles. Items can be found and purchased on www.solstvce.com.
Christina: What is a typical day in your life as an accountant and entrepreneur?
Stacy: I’m typically knee-deep in excel spreadsheets and implementation meetings. Once I get out of work, I am creating, making, and packaging orders. On the weekends, I go into overdrive mode and make up to 120 candles, attend pop-up shops and spend some quality time with my niece.
Christina: What do you love about living and working in New York City?
Stacy: I love the energy in New York. There’s nothing like it. When you go for a walk, you never know what you will stumble upon. It could be an outdoor play, a step show, a farmer’s market, or a silent party. It’s all within reach. Plus, my family is here. They make me whole.
Christina: How do you practice self-care?
Stacy: At home, it’s a face mask, my favorite show, and coffee ice cream. When I’m out, it’s meeting with my nail tech, massage therapist, and float tank therapy.
Christina: What advice would you give someone who wants to be an entrepreneur?
Stacy: My advice would be just to start. Start creating, start building, and confide in those you trust.
Christina: Do you have any upcoming events or projects you would like our readers to know about?
Stacy: Yes, I am in the midst of a few new projects for Solstvce. I would recommend that readers visit the website and subscribe to receive updates.
Christina: Is there anything else you would like to share?
Stacy: No, but I would like to say that this has been an amazing opportunity to speak with you and your magazine.
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