20 Things You Didn’t Know About Ceci Johnson, Founder & Creative Director, Ceci New York


20 Things You Didn’t Know About Ceci Johnson

1.     The best piece of advice I ever got was from my dad, who always told me, “Your hardest day only lasts 24 hours.”

2.     My employees love when I take them out for nacho night!

3.     I used to be a skater chick, surfer girl and Birkenstock-wearing bohemian – but not necessarily in that order.

4.     Objects organized in rainbow order make my heart skip a beat.

5.     I secretly dream of being the voice of the next Disney movie. Ever since I saw the Little Mermaid, I knew I wanted to be her one day!

6.     I never travel without mascara and lipgloss.

7.     I rarely eat fast food, but every now and then I’ll make a run for the border and indulge in Taco Bell. Two tacos and a nacho = yum!

8.     The smell of lilac brings me right back to my happy place.

9.     I wish I spoke a foreign language. I truly admire the people out there who can speak multiple languages. Very jealous.

10.  I never leave a party without first thanking the host.

11.  The ’20s are one of my favorite decades in terms of style, celebration and class. The women always looked so chic and refined. Plus, it’s the decade when Swing dancing started, which I love – it’s the best exercise for body and soul!

12.  My other dream job: Broadway singer! The theatre always brings happiness to my heart.

13.  I wish I were a ballerina! Their grace is unmatched. (If only I had long legs…)

14.  I only really know how to cook lasagna – but it’s the best lasagna you’ve ever had!

15.  I can’t wink.

16.  On Sunday mornings you’ll find me hanging out with my family. Brunching, walks in the park, flea market wandering, laying in the sunshine, on the beach or otherwise enjoying my day off.

17.  I studied voice starting at age seven and was in three musicals a year until my parents told me I wasn’t going to be an actress. So I became a designer instead.

18.   My favorite business mantra is work smarter, not harder.

19. The best part of my job is getting to use my talent to take my clients’ desires and create something beyond their expectations.

20. I always root for the underdog.

Thank you for embracing our new post series so candidly Ceci! We knew you’d have charming things to share! {Who knew you were a singer?}

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