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Rising Stars: Meet Estelle Lacroix

Today we’d like to introduce you to Estelle Lacroix.

Hi Estelle, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I am from Switzerland, grew up in the middle of the mountains surrounded by cows. Very much of a Heidi life… I always dreamed to visit the USA one day but that seemed like a crazy dream at that time. Funny, I call LA my home now! My parents were in hospitality and it is part of my DNA, I love people, love community! I have been in the US for 25 years and worked with some great chefs: Michael Mina, Ron Siegel and Thomas Keller. My passion besides The Britely (Social Club we build in West Hollywood) is entertaining at home in my garden. I love cooking and spending time with my friends around a beautiful table filled with great food!

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I definitely feel very blessed as I have met some incredible people along my journey in the USA. I can honestly say that this is the reason I was able to grow professionally and build a great community of friends around me. I am very positive and always look at the glass half full… maybe this was helpful in my journey. When I first came to the US, I didn’t really speak English, I basically didn’t have a choice but to learn and learn fast!

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am the Managing Director of The Britely. We are a diverse community of people who bring their unique lived experiences to our Community. Our goal is to build strong relationships and bring joy to our member’s life. We are located in WeHo inside The Pendry Hotel. Martin Brudnizki designed our space and Wolfgang Puck is in charge of F&B.

What was your favorite childhood memory?
Waking up in the morning to the sound of the “chasse-neige” (snow plow) in our driveway. I always knew it was going to be a great day playing in the snow all day!

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