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Muse Room Podcast
77 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Dena Fisher | Home Cook and Founder of Dinner In
Thank you for tuning into another episode of Muse Room Table! I am so happy that you are here, whether you’re returning, or just joining us. This is a community for cooking and food enthusiasts whether you’re a professional restaurant chef, home cook, or simply cooking curious. This place is for you! In this episode of Muse Room Table, I am talking to Dena Fisher. I first met her at The Cleveland Flea when she catered lunch at a co-working event I attended. Since then I have followed her journey online and we have slowly become Instagram pals. She is a genuine and cheerful gal who loves good food, and is passionate about providing it to her family and friends. For Dena, cooking isn’t just about mastering the perfect crispy chicken thigh and it’s not all about the Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt you may or may not have in your pantry. While we talk about both of those things during this episode in grave detail, cooking for Dena is about bringing people together, whether that’s at your family table, or over Zoom. For her, food is about creating community. In this episode, I hope you get a taste for that community that Dena refers to. We talk about so much: Her inspiration from seasonal foods Her obsession with a good “matchstick” cut (knife cuts really can change the texture of your food which will in turn change your eating experience!) Her first memory in the kitchen How cooking with her grandparents and parents has influenced her cooking today How food brings people together Fridge and pantry staples that Dena always has on hand How people can become more comfortable in the kitchen Her tried and true process for a perfect crispy chicken thigh Why Dena started Dinner In and how Covid-19 has impacted it in recent months And much more! I also ask her some fun quick-fire questions and she shares all about this episode’s recipe! If you'd like to get the full recipe for Dena's Braised Chicken with White Wine and Garlic, head over to www.museroom.space. To connect with Dena, find her on Instagram @denas_table and on her website, www.denastable.com. To connect with Katie, find her on Instafram @museroomtable. Thank you SO much for tuning into this episode! If you enjoy this podcast, will you please leave a review on Apple Podcasts? Reviews are one of the best ways to support the podcast because they give potential listeners the gentle nudge they need to tune in. Thank you for your support and we shall talk again on the next episode of Muse Room Table.
64 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Ann Marie Elaban | Baking Enthusiast and Aspiring Food Stylist
Welcome back to Muse Room! I know it’s been quite a long time but I am so excited to be back talking to people that inspire me. This podcast is going to be a bit different going forward. If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw that I changed my handle to @museroomtable. I am diving into something that I’ve always loved and that is food. Cooking is something that has fascinated me since I was a child and it’s something that makes me really happy. So from here on out everyone you hear from on this podcast will be somewhat related to the world of food - whether that is an avid home cook, professional restaurant chef, food blogger, you name it. Starting out I am going to keep this relatively simple. I ended up putting a lot of pressure on myself with Muse Room when I first started and with me being a one-woman show, I need to keep my sanity in check. So for now, I am going to try (keyword being try) to commit to a new episode every other week, and then we’ll take it from there. If there is someone you want me to interview please let me know by either emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or sending me a DM on Instagram @museroomtable. This week I am sharing a conversation that I had with a friend of mine, Ann Marie Elaban. She’s a fellow (former) Bon Appétit fan (we’ll get into what that means in the episode), lover of baked goods, and an aspiring food stylist. She doesn’t call herself a food stylist but I think she should. Her photos are GORGEOUS. Head over to the show notes on my website to see the photo of an egg salad toast that Ann Marie mentions in this episode or just go follow her out on Instagram @annmarieelaban. In our conversation we talk about: Her first memory in the kitchen How to cook delicious food with what you have in the kitchen (I.E. the one time she made a shepherd’s pie in her tiny NYC kitchen) The power that spices have for making use of everything in your fridge How the pandemic has influenced her cooking and eating habits Her process for styling food and take photos of her food Her love of baking Why we can no longer “stan” Bon Appétit And loads more! Click here to get the full show notes with links to anything Ann Marie mentions AND the recipe of the week! If you’re a returning listener of Muse Room Podcast, THANK YOU for sticking with me. If you’re new, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. It’s the best way to support the podcast because it tells Apple that these conversations are worth hearing. Thank you so much for your support.
106 minutes | Oct 26, 2019
Miranda Scott, Founder of Coven on Witchcraft, Spirituality, and her Ancestral Work
Welcome back to the podcast and hello from Nashville, Tennessee! In this episode I am sharing a conversation that I recorded back in April with the founder of Coven, Miranda Scott. In our conversation we talk about her journey into spirituality, witchcraft, and her ancestral work. It is a long conversation with tons of takeaways so listen closely. DISCLAIMER: In our conversation we touch on some topics that may be triggering for some people. We touch on grief, loss, abuse, suicide and mental health. If you'd like to skip through that part of the conversation, it begins around 32:54 and goes through about 47:21. It does come up in bits and pieces throughout the whole conversation so if that is something you would rather not listen to, I totally understand and support you. Topics we discuss: -Having an identity outside of being a mother -Her brief excursion into Catholicism -The loss of her parents -Her journey into witchcraft and spirituality -Doing the ancestral work to break the cycle of abuse -Stepping fully into her identity as a queer women and witch Enjoy! How to connect with Miranda: -Follow Coven on Instagram. -Coven's Website -Visit Coven in Lakewood at 1384 Bonneview Ave, Lakewood OH., 44107 If you want to try Honeybook, click this link and use the code: katherine72965 Thank you so much for tuning into Muse Room! If this podcast brings value to your life, please screenshot this episode, share on your IG stories and tag us. It's one of the best ways to support this podcast and helps these conversations find more people. Thank you SO MUCH for your support. Follow along with Muse Room on Instagram here. Questions or suggestions for the podcast? Email me at email@example.com Interested in starting your own podcast? I produce and manage podcasts for entrepreneurs and creatives so that they can share their voice with the world and not have to worry about all of the work that comes along with managing a podcast. Claim your spot for a November Podcast Launch here. Not ready to launch yet? I am opening up my books for January Launch Spots and you can claim your spot here.
67 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
LIVE with Nikki LoPresti of Elan Styling
Tune in for the LIVE recording of my conversation with Nikki LoPresti of Elan Styling. We recorded our conversation in front of a live audience at the Cleveland Flea HQ. Connect with Nikki on Instagram. Interested in starting your own podcast? Sign up for my online course at the EARLY BIRD price for 25% off. The course is $198 and launches on November 1st but until October 1st you can purchase it for 25% off. Thank you for listening!
70 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
(35) Rachael Koenig, Founder of Shore Society
Welcome back to Muse Room! I am so excited to share this week's episode with you. I'm talking with Rachael from Shore Society. Rachael is just lovely. She's smart, creative, intentional and so driven. We sat at her dining room table in her beautiful home and chatted about all things Shore Society. Tune into Episode 35 to hear about how she got into design, how she started her business, her creative process, what inspires her, and so much more. Topics in this episode include: +What currently is inspiring her +How creativity came into her life +Studying graphic design at Kent State University +The trajectory of her business +The line between inspiration and being too influenced by something +Balancing a full time job and a full time business +Her design process Rachael was talking about her collaboration with the Lakewood coffee shop, Brewellas. Find Brewellas on Madison in Lakewood and follow them on Instagram here! Connect with Rachael: Website Instagram Connect with me: Website Instagram Get the One-Month Trial of my ALL INCLUSIVE Podcast Managing Package by clicking here. Grab a ticket to my LIVE podcast event with Nikki from Elan Styling Cle by going to Eventbrite.
89 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
Founder of FOUNT, Jackie Wachter
In this episode of Muse Room I sit down with Jackie Wachter, the co-founder of FOUNT. If you're unfamiliar FOUNT is a creative studio here in Cleveland that focuses on creating leather goods that are of the highest quality and are also sustainable for the environment. Tune in to hear my conversation with Jackie where we talk about fast fashion, sustainability, timing, how FOUNT started and how it has evolved and so much more. Enjoy! Follow FOUNT on Instagram. Grab a ticket to my live podcast event that is happening this Wednesday evening, July 10th. Thank you for listening!
62 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
The Best Friend Duo of Oh So Graceful
Welcome back to the podcast! I KNOW. It has been a while. But I am SO excited to be back!. Today I am sharing a conversation that I had with Ally and Caroline, the best friend duo behind the blog called Oh So Graceful. These gals have been long overdue on the podcast. I mean, they're perfect for Muse Room. They're creative, hilarious and the friendship that they share is so inspiring. I am so grateful to have had the chance to hang out with them. We talked about female friendship, having an identity outside of being a mother, how the blog came about and the woes of social media. Enjoy the episode! If you would like to connect with Ally and Caroline, here's how: Follow them on Instagram Head to their website Want to connect with me? Follow me on Instagram Check out my website Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Do you want to start a podcast? I've got you covered. See how we can help you when you go to www.museroom.space/museroommedia Does this podcast bring you value and inspiration? Please help us to continue delivering FREE content to you by leaving us a review! It would mean the world to us.
87 minutes | Apr 14, 2019
(32) Jillian Kramer, Journalist, Editor and Founder of Modern Cle
In Episode 32 I am joined by journalist, editor, and founder of Modern Cle, Jillian Kramer. Modern Cle is an email newsletter dedicated to telling the stories of North East Ohio. For just $3 a month you can purchase a subscription to Modern Cle and get a high quality article send straight to your inbox every month. In this episode Jillian tells us all about how she decided to become a journalist, what that path was like, crime reporting in Alabama, living in New York and then moving back to Ohio to start Modern Cle. To subscribe to Modern Cle visit their website. A subscription includes one article sent to your inbox per month, 20% off your ticket to their Behind The Story events, and the knowledge that you are supporting female writers and photographers here in Cleveland. If you would like to pitch a story click here. For updates follow Modern Cle on Instagram. To connect with me: Instagram Website E-mail: email@example.com To support this podcast, check out our sponsors. Get 20% off your first order at Jar Goods by going to www.jargoods.com/museroom and use the code MUSEROOM all caps at check out. Get 15% off your order at Free Period Press by going to www.freeperiodpress.myshopify.com and use the code MUSE at check out. If this podcast brings you joy and inspiration, please consider leaving a review. Your support means the world! Thank you for listening.
87 minutes | Apr 5, 2019
(31) Alexis and Gia of Creative Babes Cleveland
Today's episode is a long one and it is a good one. This week's muses are Gia and Alexis, the leaders of Creative Babes Cleveland. I met up with them both for coffee back in October because I was curious about what they were doing and I immediately felt a connection towards them. Since that coffee date I attended two of the Creative Babes Cleveland events and I really just can't get enough. It's like a sleep over but for adults...and without the sleeping over. Words that I think of when I think of hanging out at Creative Babes are cozy, warm, gooey and magical. If you haven't been to one I highly recommend it. I was filled with so many good feelings when they both agreed to come and chat with me on the podcast. We ended up meeting up at Alexis's house on a Sunday morning and it was very on brand. Cozy and magical. We sat on the couch, drank coffee and chatted all things Creative Babes. I'm so excited for you to hear our conversation. Enjoy! Some of the things we talk about in the conversation are: -How Gia and Alexis met and how they fell in friendship love -How Creative Babes was born and how they got the idea to bring it to Cleveland -What it is like being a creative, trying to figure out what you want to do with your life...the options are endless! -Their current inspiration -What it is like working with your best friend -Female friendship AND MORE If you would like to connect with Gia and Alexis here's how: -Follow Creative Babes Cleveland on Instagram -Follow Alexis on Instagram -Follow Gia on Instagram -Check out the Website Connect with me: -Follow me on Instagram -Check out my website -Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org -I am booking clients for podcast management. Claim your spot here. -I am also launching an 8 week program called the Podcast Starter Pack. If you have been dreaming of having your own podcast, claim your spot now! Learn more about the program here. Support our sponsors: -Save 20% on your first order with Jar Goods by visiting www.jargoods.com/museroom and use the code MUSE ROOM at check out. -Save 15% on your order with Free Period Press by going to www.freeperiodpress.myshopify.com and use the code MUSE at check out. If this podcast brings value and inspiration to your life, please consider leaving a review. Your support means the world! Thank you for listening!
67 minutes | Mar 25, 2019
(30) Lora DiFranco, Founder of Free Period Press
Welcome back to another episode of Muse Room. This week on the podcast I'm chatting with Lora, the founder of Free Period Press. Lora wanted to make space for more creativity in her life so she decided to create an adult coloring book with the help of her designer friends. Now Free Period Press has an incredible line of paper products that focus on self care, creativity and productivity. I sat down with Lora at Limelight (beautiful co-working space in Ohio City) last week and we chatted all things social media and creativity. In this episode we chat about: -Social media and how Lora takes control of her relationship with it -How Italian culture influenced her childhood and creativity -How she came up with the idea to start Free Period Press -Her creative process -How she got the opportunity to create a zine for the Good Company Magazine AND SO MUCH MORE How to connect with Lora: -Free Period Press on Instagram -Website -Come hang out with her at Muse Reading Room Connect with me: -Instagram -Website -Email: email@example.com Enter our giveaway until 7pm Tuesday, March 26th! Support our sponsors: Get 15% off your order at Free Period Press by using the code MUSE at checkout. Head to Free Period Press to start shopping. Get 20% off your first order at Jar Goods by using the code MUSEROOM at checkout. Head to www.jargoods.com/museroom to grab your sauce! If this episode brought you joy, please consider rating and leaving a review. Your support means the world! Thank you for listening and I'll chat with you next week!
43 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
(29) Part Two with Janae Bryson, Founder of Auden & Company
And we are back with part two! In part two of my conversation with Janae we dig into how her business got started. She gives us some advice on branding and tells us about her newest project, Creatively Stocked. If you haven't listened to part one go back and listen before you tune into part two! In part two of Episode 29 we talk about: -What she liked so much about branding when she was first starting out -All of the elements that go into creating a brand -Why she named her business Auden & Company -What small business beginners should focus on when creating their brand Janae offers free resources on her website. Find them here. Connect with Janae: -Personal Instagram -Auden & Company on Instagram -Creatively Stocked -Website Connect with me: -Instagram -Website -E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org Do you want to start a podcast? We are launching a Podcast Starter Pack. Find more information here. Does this podcast resonate with you? Please consider leaving a review. It would mean the world to me! Thanks for listening!
52 minutes | Mar 14, 2019
(29) Janae Bryson, Founder of Auden & Company Part One
Welcome back to the podcast! I left you guys for a week and I was actually really down about it. This week I am back with a conversation I had with Janae Bryson. Janae is an incredibly intelligent and successful woman and she is ONLY 25! I am always in complete awe of what she does. We had this conversation about a week and a half ago and guys, you're going to love it. It was actually such a long conversation that I decided to break it up into two parts. In the first part you will hear about what is inspiring Janae currently and we dig DEEP into her adoption story. I am so grateful that Janae was willing to share her story with us and she was incredibly vulnerable and open throughout the entire conversation. In Part One of this episode we talk about: -How the thought of never working for anyone else inspires her to go full force into her business -How she is so inspired by Lady Noel Designs and how that makes her want to start painting again -Setting boundaries and how she makes time for herself while running a full time business -How she breaks her childhood down into two parts- Pre Adoption and Post Adoption -How adoption was her second chance And SO MUCH MORE How to connect with Janae: -Auden & Company website -Janae on Instagram -Auden & Company on Instagram -Creatively Stocked on Instagram Connect with me: -Instagram -Website -E-mail: email@example.com If this episode resonated with you somehow please consider leaving a review. It would mean the world to me! Thank you for listening!
74 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
(28) Arbela Capas, Blogger and Freelance Writer
I am welcoming Arbela Capas as this week's muse on the podcast. We met over Instagram and decided to hang out IRL so we got coffee at Foyer. We ended up talking for two hours and I realized I have to ask her to be on my podcast! She is such a creative and intentional person and I'm so glad we got connected. Enjoy our conversation! In the episode we talk about: -What is inspiring Arbela -Her experience growing up in Lithuania and then moving back to the US right when she was going into middle school -How she got into writing and journalism -What it is like to be a freelancer -Representation in the media To connect with Arbela: -Instagram -Read her blog -Read her published work To connect with me: -Instagram -Website -Muse Room Media If this podcast brings value to your life please consider writing a review, rating and sharing with a friend. Your support means the world to me!
66 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
(27) Rachel Wentworth, Co-Founder of Forty Winks and Host of Keeping Shop Podcast
If you have listened to my solo episode, you'll know that one of the intentions I have this year for the podcast is to interview more creatives outside of Cleveland. So that is what this week's episode is. I am joined by Rachel Wentworth, Co-Founder of the lingerie shop, Forty Winks, and host of Keeping Shop Podcast. I discovered Rachel through her podcast a few months ago. On Keeping Shop, she interviews a wide array of brick and mortar shop owners. It's a really inspiring podcast to listen so I urge you to check it out when you're done listening to this episode. In our conversation we talk about: -Rachel's inspiration to let go and how she got through a period of burnout. -How being an older sibling prepared her to be a good leader in her business. -What it is like having a business partner. -The importance of having a business plan. -What she went through to open a brick and mortar and advice she has for others looking to do the same. -How body positivity plays a role in curating the items for the store. -Why she started a podcast. And so much more! -In the beginning of the episode we mention a book by Marlee Grace titled, "How to Not Always Be Working." You can find the book here. Listen to Marlee's episode of the Let It Out Podcast. Some of my favorite episodes of the Keeping Shop Podcast: -Episode 56: Lacey Prpic Hedtke of The Future (The Future is a shop, artist's residency and magical library) -Episode 52: Sarah Gottesdiener of Modern Women and visualmagic (Sarah is a tarot reader and author of the Many Moons Workbooks) -Episode 49: Sarah Van Dyke of Revel Craft Bar (Revel Craft Bar is literally what it sounds like-a bar where you can hang out and do crafts. Amazing right!?) Here's how you can connect with Rachel: -Visit Forty Winks when you're visiting Cambridge Massachusetts (Or if you live in Boston and haven't gone yet, get there now!) -Listen to Keeping Shop -Follow Forty Winks on Instagram -Follow Keeping Shop on Instagram -Keeping Shop Website -Forty Winks Website Connect with me: -Instagram -Website -Check out my podcast coaching and podcast producing services here. -E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org If this podcast brings you value, please consider leaving a review. Thank you for your support!
72 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
(26) Lauren Kotmel, Community Manager of Yelp and Vice Chair of Brite Winter Festival
Lauren reached out to me back in November and I'm so glad she did. She mentioned she was the Vice Chair of Brite Winter Festival and I was intrigued. I had gone to the festival earlier that year and it was the most unique music festival I had ever been to, so to be able to chat with someone that is involved in the planning was an opportunity I just could not pass up. We got together at Limelight Coworking and had a great conversation about her career, what inspires her, female friendship and mentorship. Enjoy the episode! In this episode we talk about: -Lauren's resolutions and intentions for 2019 and how a lot of them are influenced by her late best friend, Nikki Delamotte who passed away late 2018. She tells us how the loss of her best friend was devastating for so many reasons but also an inspiration for so many reasons. -The magic of female friendship -The importance of mentorship and how to find a mentor -Her time abroad in Germany -How she got involved with Yelp. It was a very serendipitous opportunity -How she got involved with Brite Winter Festival and how the festival got started -Why she is so passionate about Cleveland Other notes from the show: -A quote by Zelda Fitgerald that she lives by, "She refused to be bored simply because she wasn't boring." -A book she is loving this year is "The Phantom of 5th Avenue" by Meryl Gordon -Some of the artists you can expect to see at Winter Festival include Smallpools, Ezri, Ray Flanagan and the Authorities, Uptown Budha, Ottawa, Mimi Arden -Britewinter 2019 Spotify Playlist -Donate to Brite Winter Festival here -Two Cleveland businesses she is obsessed with right now are Coven, a feminist witchcraft store and Earth Angels Holistic Health Connect with Lauren: -Her personal Twitter @laurenkotmel and her personal Instagram -Brite Winter on Instagram -Yelp Cleveland on Instagram Connect with me: -Website -Instagram -Muse Room Media -Email: email@example.com
69 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
(25) Molly, Co-Founder of Beet Jar on Self Care and Grief
This week on the podcast we have Molly, the owner of Beet Jar which is an incredible juice shop here in Cleveland. Molly recently lost her father so she talks a lot about grief and what her grief journey has been like and how self care helps her through that journey. Self care is very important to her and she tells us what it means to her. She also really is tired of the actual term “self care” so if you have any ideas on what we can call it that would be greatly appreciated ;) In our conversation we also talk about how Beet Jar got started (with the help of Steph from The Cleveland Flea) and how it has evolved. Molly is an inspiration and her passion and intention is truly genuine. Enjoy the conversation! To connect with Molly: Follow Beet Jar on Instagram Go visit the shop in the Hingetown neighborhood of Cleveland! To connect with me: Visit my website at www.museroom.space Instagram E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org As always please consider rating and reviewing the podcast. Your support means the world! Thank you for listening!
70 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
(24) Lisa Quine, Lettering Artist, Muralist, Designer and Creative Consultant
In Episode 24 of the podcast I bring on Lisa Quine. She is a Cleveland local known for her hand lettering and murals. She has been featured in Cleveland Magazine and Pressure Life among other publications and has appeared on multiple podcasts. She was even asked to travel to France to paint a mural which she tells us all about in this episode. I met Lisa at a networking event at Our Creative Clubhouse. Ever since, we have stayed in touch on social media and she has always been super supportive of this podcast. Some things we talk about in the episode: How creativity first entered her life How she got into lettering How her career took off and how she decided to transition out of a full time job Comparison on social media Creative blocks And more! If you would like to connect with Lisa, here's how: Instagram Website Connect with me: Instagram Website Email me at email@example.com Support the podcast: Try Jar Goods for 20% off your first order by visiting www.jargoods.com/museroom and use the code MUSEROOM at checkout Rate and review. Ratings and reviews are vital in the podcasting world. This is what helps me to reach more people and get these inspiring stories into the ears that need them. Donate Thank you for listening!
74 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
(23) Cat Lantigua, Writer, Activist, Podcaster and Entrepreneur
This seriously is an amazing episode. There are sooo many takeaways so make sure you are listening with intention. On Episode 23 I am joined by writer, activist, podcaster and entrepreneur, Cat Lantigua. Cat is the host of the Chats with Cat Podcast and Founder of The Goddess Council. She's a writer, activist and is passionate about empowering women, being aligned with your life's purpose, and enabling millenial greatness. Some of the topics in this episode include: What inspires Cat to continue on her journey Representation in media Aligning with your life's purpose How she struggled with identity as a child Why she started her podcast Her perspective on being a productive activist Why she started the Goddess Council And more! Connect with Cat: www.catlantigua.com Chats with Cat www.goddesscouncil.org Cat on Instagram The Goddess Council on Instagram Send Cat an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Connect with me: www.museroom.space Instagram Send me an e-mail: email@example.com Get 20% off your first order of Jar Goods by going to www.jargoods.com/museroom and use the code MUSEROOM at checkout! If this episode resonated with you please consider sharing it with a friend or leaving a review on iTunes. Your support means so much! Thank you for listening!
28 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
(22) SOLO EPISODE with host, Katie
Hi everyone! Welcome back to the podcast. We are kicking off Season 2 of the podcast with a solo episode. I wanted to get on the mic and tell you a little more about myself, my journey, why I started a podcast and my goals. So here it is! Let me know what you think. :) Today's episode is sponsored by Jar Goods. Go to jargoods.com/sponsors/muse-room to purchase your first order at 20% off! Thank you for your support Jar Goods! If this podcast brings you value, please consider leaving a review. I would love to hear what you think! Find me on Instagram Thank you for listening!
59 minutes | Nov 28, 2018
(21) Anne Harrill, Founder of Océanne Jewelry
Welcome to Episode 21 of the podcast! In this episode I am sharing a conversation I had with Anne, the founder of Océanne Jewelry. Happy listening!
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