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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

the big idea tv show

deko and posh here…you know if you have logged onto our myspace site that we are huge fans of donny deutsch, “the big idea”. we are now going to include posts from our favorite show. check this celebrity out….L8R

Monday, 28 Jan 2008
Actress Turned Entrepreneur Phoebe Cates

By Phoebe Cates

I just finished taping my favorite show “The Big Idea.” Donny Deutsch has been a huge influence and inspiration to me. I am a true fan of the show and really credit the recent growth of my business to being an avid watcher. (Take note- I am wearing my Big Idea electric pants on the show! See how they match the background? I come up with some of my BEST ideas when I “don” them - - get it?!). It’s Donny this and Donny that. My family is really sick of it! Seriously, it was a real first for me- being interviewed as an entrepreneur.

After having been an actress for years and a then a full-time mom for the last 13 years (and counting) these last few years have been an interesting ride. About 3 years ago I opened my store Blue Tree it is a whimsical department boutique filled with interesting gifts, clothing, home items, jewelry, etc. culled from all over the globe. I was really psyched when I was able to bring a lot of items from the store and showcase some of my favorite illuminated, hand-carved Lucite bags by artist Joyce Francis!

Most recently I have been designing and producing all kinds of items exclusively for the store. Next month a pair of Blue Tree earrings are going to be on the cover of O Magazine on Oprah herself! MORE BIG NEWS — The Moon necklace and charms which I co-designed with the artist Pablo Valencia are debuting in the Neiman Marcus catalogue in a few weeks. I am so excited to be teaming up with Brian Cyntrynbaum of Majestic to launch our first line of clothing this fall!

And last but not least- Blue Tree’s soy based candle has been selling by the truckload- even the Donny Deutsch producers are burning them in the green room as I type this! I love my new life as a shopkeeper. I am a real people person and love the fact that after years of acting out “roles” (even the role of Phoebe Cates, the actress), I can now be completely myself. My fabulous and glamorous store manager, Ivana, and I (along with the rest of our lovely staff) love nothing more than greeting customers- helping them find the perfect gift for a friend or helping them put together a kick- ass outfit.

Anyway- I agree with Donny when he says “Just do it!” It worked for me- so for all you budding entrepreneurs out there- what’s taking you so long?

- Phoebe
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1 comment:

Melchior said...

"Just do it," I never would have started business if I did otherwise. There is such a thing as over planning.

Young entrepreneurs who did it and become successful watch the YES movie at