We had the good fortune of connecting with Danielle Ibraheem and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danielle, how do you think about risk?
How I view risk depends on the situation I am measuring. Risk is a part of the process and to be successful you must take risk, but I think the most important thing is not the situations surrounding the risk but your mindset when taking the risk.
The truth is starting a business is challenging but you have the option to move out of fear or move in faith. Taking risk has taught me to trust my instinct and that challenges will come but the challenges will deliver the growth that is needed for innovation.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am proud of the project that I am releasing this summer that showcases both my creative side around Food + Fashion. It will be my debut into my vision for my personal brand highlighting summer recipes, chic restaurants , and summer styling inspiration.
I got where I am today professional by believing in myself and not being afraid to take risk or make mistakes. I wouldn’t say that it has been easy to get here but I do believe that the challenges are what has inspired my growth. I overcome challenges by facing them, that is the only way to get over them.
I’ve learned to listen to my instinct and to nourish my creative side more by taking myself on creative dates.
Understanding my needs better in how the areas of work and life are related has allowed me to create balance.
I hope that my cooking can inspire others to the table to create moments with their family and friends. It is my wish to bring people together to have laughter and conversations of change. Cooking is more than food to me it has healing properties and I truly believe you are what you eat.
When I cook and create it is a moment of mediation for me allowing me to drown out the noise of the world. I cook with pure intentions and I listen to the food to deliver the best meal I can. It is my hope that one of my dishes may grace your table with love.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The perfect adventure for showing someone the city would be High Frequency Friday night at the High Museum you can never go wrong with live jazz and art.
We would have an afternoon date at Cafe Intermezzo on Peachtree to people watch and enjoy delicate desserts.
A trip to Roswell Mill for a Sunday hike and a picnic by the waterfalls.
And a trip to Ponce City Market and a sunset dinner at 9 Mile with rooftop views!
I believe that all of Atlanta is special and that you can find so much diversity in culture, there is something to fit everyone in Atlanta.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shoutout to my son Malachi, thank you for inspiring me to always be my best. To my family and friends, who always encourage me and have my back, thank you. To the universe for blessing me with the talents and skill I have.
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