Martina “Marti” Mirandola Mullen - Italian Brand Manager at Massanois Imports (USA)
Years in the industry:
Six. I started in Italian wine travel in 2013 curating the food and wine travel for an Italian travel company, Select Italy. In 2015, I moved into wine marketing, then sales with St Michelle Wine Estates, before joining Massanois Imports as Brand Manager in 2017. And I love it!
My biggest challenge to wellness:
I am a people pleaser - I'm 1,000% on or nothing, so it doesn't matter how much sleep I get or how much yoga I do, if I feel pressured on all sides, I'm highly stressed. In my job as brand manager and a person that loves sales, I am the quintessential middle woman - I have to serve winery suppliers, retail and restaurant clients, higher ups, and sales reps, but I still REALLY I love my job! However, making sure everyone is happy is not a small task.
How I keep it together to stay well:.
It’s about unplugging, meditating, and treating my body right. I do yoga almost every day - if I don't do yoga, I do 305 Fitness (an amazing club-like dance class) or bike and walk my way around the day. I have also discovered meditation and practice 10-20 minutes per day. It has really done wonders.
I bring my spit cup EVERYWHERE. My glass of wine at the end of the night in the comfort of my own home is sacred, but my professional role is tasting.
Finally, I focus on what matters the most in my life - my friends and family. When possible, I put my phone away at night and on weekends, so I can focus on them. I think the biggest part of leading a healthy lifestyle of all in this line of work in choosing physical and mental wellness every day, and for me the people that I love the most are those who support and even enable me to do this.
You can connect with Marti on Instagram @martinm85 .