If you haven’t had the good fortune to inhale the gorgeous scent of foreverlily (which has devoted fans in Jessica Alba and Joan Collins) by Good True Beautiful founder/author/activist Beth Nonte Russell, you’re in for a real treat. And how sweet that the scent was inspired by her daughter?
Beth took some time to answer a few questions for us and tell us a bit more about her business and passions.
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What’s the best GOOD deed you ever did?
Bringing home my daughter, Lily
What’s the best good deed someone did for you?
Gave me my first job in Washington; I met my husband as a result
What was the inspiration behind creating your brand?
My love of my daughters and joy in watching them grow
What’s been the biggest challenge for you in this company?
Getting retailers to take a chance on a new brand; funding
What had been the biggest reward?
Seeing an idea come to life, creating ‘something’ from ‘nothing’
What are some of your personal favorite products in your line/store?
The fragrance, foreverlily; I wear it every day
Do you donate to any particular charities?
Yes, our own foundation, Golden Phoenix
What are 5 things you always have in your fridge?
Milk, orange juice, eggs, butter, bacon
What did you have for breakfast today?
Scrambled eggs, and coffee
You’re having your dream dinner party – name 6 people you would invite
The Dalai Lama, Oprah, VS Naipaul, Warren Buffett, Stephen Spielberg, Meryl Streep
Who are your celebrity fans?
Joan Collins, Jessica Alba
Stevie Nicks or Stevie Wonder?
Stevie Wonder, especially “I Wish”
What is the last vacation you took?
Kiawah Island, South Carolina, my favorite place in the world
Are you what you wanted to be when you grew up?
Yes, I always wanted to write a book, and I always wanted love in my life, and I have that in abundance
Anything new and exciting on the horizon for you and your company?
I always hope so!