Instagrammer Meet-Up! @BRIPHILLIPS | St. Louis Photographer

A project that I've been working on is to meet some of the inspirational people that I follow on Instagram to chat about creativity, life, and their work. I'll be sharing their stories, some pictures, and our time together here so keep checking back!

I had the chance to meet Brianna, @briphillips, in the Shaw Neighborhood a couple weeks back at Gelateria del Leone on Grand. From the nice weather, to the incredible environment, to the inspiring conversation, the evening was great! We talked music, school, design, and coffee for a while before stepping outside for a few photos. 

The part of the conversation that excited me most was getting to hear Brianna discuss Trifold Roasters, a collaboration that she's working on with a friend that will seek to provide locally sourced, locally roasted coffee to businesses and churches in the area. Started in someone's kitchen with a vision and some coffee beans - It's an inspiring story that reminds me (and hopefully reminds you) that, regardless of your vision, you have to "go for it" if you ever expect anything to come of it! Don't simply entertain daydreams of something that you would "like to do someday" and get out there and do it! 

Embrace the conflict you encounter along the way and live an incredible, daring story. Remember, if things get too hectic and you just need a break, you can always take a break and snag some gelato!

(As always comments and feedback are appreciated! If you have any questions you'd like me to ask the next Instagrammer, let me know!)

Gelateria del Leone
Bri Phillips Trifold Roasters St. Louis