The Beginning

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Lily Brynes

Hi! My name is Lily and I own Lily SPOTS NYC

Hometown: New York, NY

Age: 23

High School: The Dalton School

College: The George Washington University School of Business

How it began: My boyfriend, Samson, and I decided to ditch materialistic gifts for Valentines Day this year in exchange for ones with a more personal value. After many abandoned ideas, I decided to start baking. Since Samson doesn't like chocolate (weird, I know) I decided to bake mini vanilla cupcakes that I customized with our photo. As soon as they were done, I knew I had a cute idea on my hands. So, I quit my corporate job and decided to pursue SPOTS full-time. I truly can't believe it's only been 4 months! Walking away from my job, although I did love it, was the best decision I've ever made!

Quotes that inspire me:

"Twenty years from now you'll be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."-Mark Twain

"But if you're entrepreneurial - and I define that as someone who is unabashedly in love with a topic that they have no choice but to share it with other people - you are naturally blind to potential downsides. It's not brave. We only see forward and up."-Danny Meyer

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."-Maya Angelou