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Meet Joia Talbott and Ebonique Nichols of Dope Honeys in North Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joia Talbott and Ebonique Nichols.

Dope Honeys co-creators, Joia John and Ebonique met in Los Angeles on the set of a music video. We both came to Los Angeles with aspirations of working in the entertainment industry. Soon after, we found many mutual interests and became close friends. Before the pandemic hit, we knew we wanted to start a business together that would tie in all the things that we enjoy and that’s when Dope Honeys was born. Dope Honeys is similar to an Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie as we have a plethora of different products from a variety of categories to choose from that will suit everyone’s needs. Our products range from but are not limited to home items like candles and crystal water bottles, 14k fine jewelry, smoking pipes, upcycled clothing pieces where we find items and customize them as one of a kind, fashion-forward clothing, homemade body oils and body butters, workout gear, and the list goes on and on. We want you to be able to find dope items for every need you can think of!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
When the pandemic hit, it was a blessing and a curse. Suddenly, we had much more time to work on our business which was great, however, financing, etc. was also equally a struggle. Also finding ways to interest people in buying during what was beginning to be a recession. We’ve had to find new ways to be creative, cost-effective and self-starting.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Dope Honeys – what should we know?
We pride ourselves on having original and unique pieces that you won’t be able to find in other online boutiques. We have natural, organic and handmade items such as candles, body lotions/oils, teas, crystal home goods, and clothing as well.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Our experience as models in the entertainment industry has given us a leg up on ambition, creativity, and fashion which can and will contribute to our success!

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Photographer: Xavier Albert

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