Name: Angela Amendola
Company: La Bonita
Lives In: Miami Beach, FL
Instagram account: @angelamamendola
About Me: A former (and lifelong at heart) New Yorker, I worked in fashion PR for over 10 years in Manhattan while living in west Soho for brands like Topshop, Michael Kors, & French Connection, among others. I relocated down to Miami with my husband so our kids could grow up in a multicultural setting (his parents are from Uruguay and first language is Spanish) - being surrounded by the Hispanic culture and making sure our children grew up bilingual was super important to both of us. Sadly, I speak Spanish as well as my 2 year old - but I'll get there! We live on the beach and even though I love and miss NYC every day, I think I was meant for beach living. Our favorite thing as a family is to get to the beach by 9am when its quiet and just enjoy the peacefulness. It's something you really appreciate as a former city girl. Currently I oversee marketing for Glamsquad in Miami, as well as my blog La Bonita which focuses on motherhood & health/wellness. I'm also a consultant for Beautycounter, which is more of a hobby/ passion project b/c I love the brand and what it stands for. Miami has been a huge change but I love navigating the nuances of the people and culture of the city. There's such a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit here, it inspires me every day - and so many amazing Miami mamas doing cool things.
What are your skills?: Marketing, PR, Operations, Administrative, Advertising, Influencer, Events, and Writing
What is your education?: BS Communications, Boston University, & Masters in Nutrition.
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Sponsorship, Mentorship, Mentoring, Friendship, Play dates, starting a new company
Other interests: writing, contemporary art, scouring pinterest for kid's craft ideas, interior design
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: I've been obsessed with the concept of Heymama since it launched & would love to help grow their network in Miami - there are so many cool mamas here but very few outlets to connect like-minded, interesting and entrepreneurial mamas.
What are your brand goals for this year?: Rebranding the blog, creating more consistent and focused content, growing my readership & network. Also exploring masters program in nutrition to ultimately launch a wellness consulting company.
Words you live by/quotes you love: "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all"
Laugh, play and love your children every day with a sense of humor and the most patience you can muster. See the joy in their eyes and appreciate all of the moments.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?: The days are long but the years are short (so enjoy every minute even if you want to pull your hair out).