The Interview — Kellee Khalil, 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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Nail color currently on your hands and feet:
Essie ‘Ballet Slippers’ is my fave. It’s a great simple nude, and it pairs perfectly with almost every outfit.
Your whole day was just cancelled and your schedule is wide open, what do you do:
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:
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.
Your celebrity crush and why:
Chris Pine. He is a Ken doll, IRL. Enough said :)
Your last takeout order:
Pho or ramen. It’s the perfect comfort food, and I can’t get enough of it.
What is the best gift you’ve ever received:
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.
The trend you hope never goes out of style:
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.
Go-to workout song on your most recent playlist:
“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.
Your motto in life:
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
What’s the most exciting thing in your life right now:
’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.