Shauna Mei is the founder and CEO of AHAlife.com, where she connects the best the world has to offer with the most discerning individuals around the globe. An MIT engineer-turned-media expert, Shauna has created a digital discovery shopping destination that allows niche brands to tell their story and engage with an inspired audience. Her mission stems from her belief in carefully curating a lifestyle of conscious consumption and living life to the fullest. She exemplifies the AHA lifestyle in a multitude of ways, through her love of travel to culture-filled lands, from Catalonia to Inner Mongolia to Romania; by sharing food and drink with friends, especially caviar, Champagne and watermelon (in no particular order); by celebrating life with an epic dance party; and in always remaining curious about the objects and ideas that surround us. Be sure to follow Shauna on her Twitter and Instagram accounts as well as AHA.
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What do you love most about your work:
Meeting and discovering talented designers and artisans everyday, it's such a joy! I'm so inspired by the creativity from all over the world.
Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase/style phase:
I went through a hip hop phase in middle school.
One piece of advice you would give your 18-year-old self:
I would say spend more time in college focusing on making more genuine friendships and learning instead of achievement and grades.
Skincare product you can’t live without and why:
Fulvic Acid. Beauty comes from the inside out, we don't really realize this but in Asia, beauty in is the secret to outer beauty. This acid is a nutrient that our body needs to maximize the efficiency and how we process food—it results in great skin, great hair, great nails.
Your motto in life:
If you don't make it happen, it does not exist—lots of people have dreams and thoughts. I challenge myself to take action and actually make things happen everyday.
You decompress each day by:
Practicing mindful meditation.
The trend you hope never goes out of style:
High quality silk blouses in any color.
The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:
What’s a trend you predict will catch on this year:
People buying more and more from local artisans and designers over big glossy brands.
What’s the most exciting thing in your life right now:
Expecting twin identical girls.