Stephanie Teuwen, Co-Founder and President, Teuwen Communications (USA)
Years In Industry:
I grew up in a restaurant in Provence, and learned about food, wine and hospitality at a very young age. From this early experience, I wanted nothing to do with restaurant life and instead found myself in corporate PR/marketing roles in Paris and New York. I was pulled back into the food world when a great French chef opened a restaurant in NYC and asked me to quit my job and open my own agency 24 years ago—merging my professional and personal. Teuwen Communications is entirely devoted to wine, food, and spirits.
My Biggest Challenge To Wellness:
It’s a recurrent theme on this platform, isn’t it? I entertain a lot, travel a lot, and cooking is a passion! So my diet and alcohol intake are a weekly challenge. Additionally on the work front, managing a boutique PR agency with multiple national and international programs is definitely akin to the art of plate spinning. If I don’t carve downtime, there isn’t any, and since my 24 x 7 partner and husband and I work together, I have to make a constant effort not to turn every meal or outing into a work meeting.
How I Keep It Together To Stay Well:
Nature is my refuge. I spend weekends in Upstate NY working in the garden of our little cabin, hiking in the 3,500 acre park and riding my cute, most stubborn Icelandic horse, Lukka. She is my zen master—if I am not present, she takes over and off we run back to barn!
I also practice yoga several times a week either in a class or at home and I guzzle huge amounts of water daily. Cooking and entertaining is another calming activity for me, I love creating healthy, seasonal recipes with tons of herbs and spices and gathering friends. Laughing, chatting, sharing with people I love and care for is re-centering always.
You can connect with Stephanie on Instagram @TeuwenComm and @StephanieTeuwen or on the Teuwen Communications website, teuwen.com