We had the good fortune of connecting with Tasha Hussey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tasha, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I am a huge risk taker when it comes to my career. My career is always a reflection of what is happening in my personal life. I had a clothing line when I was young and stunting was important. When I got married and started a family I designed and made home furnishings. In my forties I started my jewelry collection as I wasn’t buying much clothing anymore, just reworking what I have with accessories. And now as a single parent with three kids, my skincare collection was born out of one child having serious eczema and just being more conscious of what we eat and use on our skin. A career to me has to be a love first, but also serve a need in my life, then others. When I’m at the end of my earthly life, I want to be able to feel good, knowing I’ve done all the things I’ve wanted to do. It’s never too late to start a new career, the worst thing that can happen is you fail. I don’t believe in success without failure. You always have the ability to start over.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I currently have two collections. Esh Jewelry and Esh skincare. The word Esh in Hebrew means fire. Fire transforms and renews. Esh jewelry is a collection of pieces made from vintage components from the 1950’s mixed with new findings along with biblical semiprecious stones mixed with gold. Esh skincare collection is luxurious collection of soaps, moisturizers and face care for the entire family. Made from organic and natural ingredients and is aromatherapy based. Both collections show my love of research, eco consciousness, history and selfcare.
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?
When I have visitors, I take them to eat at Vacticia to have Indian vegetarian it’s incredible. Green sprout, Chinese vegetarian and Cafe sunflower. I would also have to stop for tea at Just Add Honey, Ponce City Market. For shopping I would take them to Lennox Mall, Little 5 points and Scott’s Antique Mall. The High Museum is a must on the list, not just for the exhibit’s but for Friday jazz.
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?
My shoutout goes to my dad Dermot Hussey, who has been a great example and supporter of my career. He is always in my corner.
All taken by me.