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The Interview — Kellee Khalil, Founder and CEO, Lover.ly

Founder and CEO, Lover.ly

Kellee Khalil is a Cali transplant who moved from the West Coast to NYC a little over five years ago and never looked back. She’s the Founder, CEO and overall #girlboss of Lover.ly and is responsible for making sure that with each day that passes, #TLT (the Loverly team) is one step closer to wedding world domination. Kellee is the brains behind the first-ever Virtual Wedding Planner app and the author of The Loverly Wedding Planner, an “I Do” go-to guidebook for modern couples. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram

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June 23, 2016

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Nail color currently on your hands and feet:

Kellee

Essie ‘Ballet Slippers’ is my fave. It’s a great simple nude, and it pairs perfectly with almost every outfit.

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Your whole day was just cancelled and your schedule is wide open, what do you do:

Kellee

Start off with a seven-mile run, then grab a green juice and a mani-pedi, followed by a nice long massage at a seedy place downtown. I’d end the day at Ed’s Lobster Bar - order a lobster roll or caesar salad and sip on a slightly dirty martini with two olives and a twist.

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Your last great read and why you enjoyed it:

Kellee

The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph. Every entrepreneur should read this book. It’s incredibly powerful and inspiring, and teaches everyone to view their own obstacles as opportunities.

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Your celebrity crush and why:

Kellee

Chris Pine. He is a Ken doll, IRL. Enough said :)

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Your last takeout order:

Kellee

Pho or ramen. It’s the perfect comfort food, and I can’t get enough of it.  

Oliver (my maltipoo)

Oliver (my maltipoo)

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What is the best gift you’ve ever received:

Kellee

My heart necklace. It was my mom’s and my dad gave it to me after her passing a few years ago. It’s my most cherished possession, and it’s actually the Loverly heart logo. I carry her with me, wherever I am and wherever I go.  

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The trend you hope never goes out of style:

Kellee

Brides letting their bridesmaids choose their own dresses for the wedding. Seriously, it’s something I never want to see go away. For the bride, it’s less of a headache, and for the girls, it’s the perfect opportunity to find something that works for you. That freedom is everything.

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Go­-to workout song on your most recent playlist:

Kellee

“This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris and Rihanna. I am a Barry’s Bootcamp loyalist, so I love a good pump up song to get me geared up for cardio.

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Your motto in life:

Kellee

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

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What’s the most exciting thing in your life right now:

Kellee

’m most excited about our Loverly Virtual Wedding Planner app launch. We’re bringing affordable wedding planning to the masses, and doing so in an incredibly convenient way.