it’s all about the (side)hustle – the loup

it’s all about the (side)hustle

the melrose alfred coffee & tea location via @alfredcoffee

is there ever enough coffee in the world?

I know it’s been quite a while, friends, but rest assured… I’ve kept plenty busy and want to keep you in the loop. In no particular order, over the past few months, I have:

  • (hopefully gracefully!) departed Google for an unmissable opportunity at Sephora where I’ll be redesigning their #community feature. It was an extremely hard decision to make but I know I’m on the right path. More thoughts to come on this via my @medium space where I’m planning on keeping my wonky tech-speak
  • assisted a few fine gentlemen with their product management podcast by doing a website redesign + branding exercise… I’ll also be a featured guest on an upcoming episode, so stay tuned to said @medium channel for more of that
  • realized that I am still extremely interested in podcasting so I’ve started putting together a few ideas for a podcast of my own, focusing on women thriving + surviving in the business world, both corporate and entrepreneur-style. if you’re interested in helping out or guesting, drop me a line.
  • put together an ill-fated social shopping experiment on (so far, at $0 sales) which I’ll be talking about (with learnings) at a later date

oh, and one more thing… I’m officially making a better women’s messenger bag! (more after the jump)


I received the first prototype from the lovely ladies at my factory in Portland, and can’t stop making the heart-eyes emoji. It’s a long story (and a long road to come, I’m sure!) but the plan is to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the first run in 2017. If you’re interested in learning more, please head over to and like/follow us on Facebook and Instagram! I’m so excited to share this process with you over on those platforms and a bit here as well!

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I’m Laura, an entrepreneur, podcaster, product manager, and all-around efficiency enthusiast. My focus is changing the world, and part of how I do that is inspiring people to reclaim their time. Read more about my background, why I love life hacking, and my favorite tips.

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