We had the good fortune of connecting with Summer Foggie and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Summer, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
My business name is ShopVerana. A lot of people don’t know that Verano is Summer (my name) in Spanish. I added an A on the end just to spice it up a bit.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business specializes in making custom gold plated jewelry. It’s so crazy because I wanted to strictly have a custom clothing business, but one day i was browsing through Instagram and seen a old picture of a woman in the early 90s, and she was rocking her gold jewelry from head to toe. And a light bulb went off in my head! I should start selling gold plated jewelry! No ones doing that in Greenville SC where i live. So i did, and my business has been growing everyday since June 2020 when i started!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love love love going places where there’s beautiful scenery or views. Rooftops are my favorite! I would take my best friend to this place called ink and ivy in downtown Greenville and have drinks and maybe a appetizer on the rooftop! And after we could go have dinner at up on the roof, downtown Greenville as well! I love the vibes there. So many nice interesting people to mingle with ! The movies is always a vibe for me as well! Hollywood 20 it is after dinner !

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Although i did create my own brand, i had a lot of help along the way. I want to give a big shoutout to my good friend Tay who made my website and taught me how to use it lol. Websites can be difficult especially when updating it! And also so much love goes out to my family and friends and boyfriend who support me and my business along the way. I love you all and I’m so grateful for you all!

Website: Shopverana.com

Instagram: Summernotspring

Twitter: Summernotspring

Facebook: Summer foggie

Image Credits
@t.o.l_photography_ on ig for the headshot of myself in the bitterly necklace only

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