Muse World: Holiday Edition Ft. Jess
Meet my dear friend and events manager extraordinaire, Jess Valera. She uses her magnetism and charm to champion an authentic and honest approach to community through her work and passions. A traveler at heart and a books enthusiast—she founded her own Miami based book club @heysorryimbooked during 2020. Read on for a look into her beautiful world.
What is your zodiac sign?
Virgo Sun, Leo Moon, Pisces Rising.
What led you to the work you do today, and what has changed in your life since?
I’ve always loved putting on parties, events, activations in all aspects, both professional and personally. Now, I get to do it on a different scale in the hospitality world of hotels.
How do you nourish + protect your energy during the holiday season?
Self care in the form of disconnecting from social platforms, reading, meditating, and my monthly facial and massage.
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Spending Christmas with my Cuban family and New Years with my boyfriends Colombian family.
What is your holiday gifting philosophy?
Shop local, shop small, and support others while gifting those you love.
Rituals you turn to when you have much to do and very little time?
Light a candle, make a list, and get it done one thing at a time.
Your ideal “winter” morning routine?
How do you end your day?
I make sure to log off social media and be off my phone 30 mins to 1 hour before I want to go to sleep. And I read for that time. The less blue light before bed, the better.
Your Sana gift guide?
Josh Rosebrook Toner, Agent Nateur Eye Cream, Vital Tonics The Tonic CBD,
and a Boy Smells Candle preferably in Kush.
Dream holiday party guests…
My great grandmothers Cuba and Esther.
Must-have holiday dish…
My cornbread casserole.
Favorite holiday film / song…
The Year Without A Santa Claus.
Head over to her IG @jessval to discover more about her inspirations, travels, and to view her work.