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Give it up for Martina Jackson, the owner of Drea & Co., which is a boutique photography and digital content creation studio. When she’s not blogging or snapping photos of food and products, the self-proclaimed “average millennial” can often be found enjoying good food and wine with even better company. Passing the mic to Martina to share more about the Indy food scene and the cocktail that fits every occasion.
My Maven Superpower is … getting comfortable and establishing more personable relationships with the people I work with. It’s important to me to get to know folks.
Book I look forward to reading this year is … “The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever”
Self-care habit I swear by is … just giving myself grace and allowing myself the space to make errors and mistakes without a lot of guilt.
Career advice I live by is … to not negotiate against yourself.
Best purchase I’ve made lately is … redecorating my lounge. It’s kind of a makeup studio and lounge area. I’ve been buying decor for that space, and it’s been fun.
I feel most confident when … I’m prepared and excited and passionate about what I’m doing.
Restaurant I can’t get enough of is … The Northside Social. It’s a southern cuisine restaurant located in Broad Ripple, and it’s amazing.
Cocktail I like to whip up for any occasion is … any kind of sour. I love whisky sours but I tend to spruce them up with some interesting flavors, like elderflowers.
Last TV show I binged was … Daredevil. It’s kind of old but I hadn’t watched it, so I went back and binged three seasons.
My staple pantry items are … smoked paprika, kosher salt, and good salted butter.
Go-to host gift when I’m invited over is … a bottle of wine. You can’t go wrong with a good bottle of wine.
You can’t go wrong with a good bottle of wine.
My favorite wine is… riesling. Brand-wise, I can’t say that I have a favorite.