There are a lot of incredible people behind the scenes of Tala who have contributed to our success. We want to use this space to tell their stories.
First up, Chrissy, our favourite Barista, provider of amazing coffee and warm hugs from the beginnings of Tala.
My name is Chrissy Rodriguez, born in Mexico & raised in Brooklyn, NYC. Being a city girl has definitely made me thick skinned and gave me the drive to travel. I've been living in London for 9 years now, crazy how time flies! I studied Menswear Fashion Design at LCF on Oxford Street which was crazy but fabulous, then worked for a big Fashion company for 3 years and realized how much I wanted to make my own designs and work around my own schedule and pace. So I quit! I live a super flexible life making bangin coffees as a head Barista for Beany Green, I also teach dance classes in the evenings- from Hip Hop to fitness, you name it :) As well as working on my own clothing label where I sell my items online. It's been a long journey but it's definitely heading in the right direction and towards happiness.
I met the Tala crew when they first moved to their start up offices in Camden, I basically gave them their morning, lunch & afternoon boost by making beaut and tasty coffees at Beany Green. Also some free therapy whenever they needed to vent, or warm hugs!
1. What were your first impressions of Tala?
F%&*ing ROCK STARS! I actually thought they were legit rock stars with all the travelling they did! ha I love my Tala boys! I met the Tala crew when it was just the co-founders and man were they hard workers! Loved their vibe, they just kept it real and are genuinely all so nice! Even as the team grew, everyone was super down to earth and it reflects really well on the company.
2. What's your favourite Tala product?
Can I say the co-founders? haha just kidding lol Hands down the Gaia. It's a curvy and sexy bulb...like me. ;)
3. What are your favourite pass-times outside of work?
Travelling, dancing the night away, & yoga. In that order.
4. What did you have for brekkie this morning?
I had a liquid breakfast- a healthy Vegan nut smoothie from Beany Green
5. What's your go-to drink?
Alcoholic or non? Alcoholic- Cosmopolitan any day (I'm a New Yorker) and Non Alcoholic- Classic Flat White coffee
6. If you could be an animal for a day, what would you be?
Eagle- Imagine feeling the wind and soaring through the sky- bliss.
We think you're pretty badass C! Follow Chrissy on instagram @chrissylake04