For over the past 20 years, we’ve celebrated the Valley’s best. From the top businesses and professionals to the people who make it all happen, Arizona Foothills Magazine’s annual Best of Our Valley contest recognizes Arizona’s crème de la crème across more than 400 categories. From the best doctors and best resort down to the best cup of coffee you can find around town, each Best of titleholder is chosen by those who know the city best – our readers.
Each week, we’ll be highlighting individual winners from Best of Our Valley 2018, who share their advice, insights and thoughts on what it means to be a part of this exclusive list.
The Best of spotlight is on fashion & lifestyle blogger Venessa Kaufman of @wetheclassy, who claimed Best Fashion Feed on Instagram. Congrats, Venessa!
AFM: In a brief 2-3 sentences, please tell us a little bit about you —
Venessa Kaufman (VK): From Wealth Management Broker to successful Fashion and Lifestyle blogger, Venessa Kaufman saw the need for pursuing fashion with heart. With a role in motherhood grounding her and giving her insight into the struggles that women face trying to find their individuality in both their family and a career, Venessa has become an authentic voice delivering fashion choices for women looking to define their unique style and bring confidence back into their lives. Striving to highlight how women can be both brainy and beautiful, she lends a heartfelt and independent voice to her readers. Both edgy and elegant, sincere and upfront – Venessa tells it like it is in both fashion and life.
AFM: What does it mean to you to be a Best of Our Valley winner?
VK: It means I’m working in the right direction, that I’m not only connecting with people, but have a positive impact.
AFM: In your opinion, what is the best part about being the Best of Our Valley’s Best Fashion Feed on Instagram?
VK: I respect BOV’s choices, so it’s reinforcement that my dream to keep growing as a Fashion Blogger is backed by my community and media.
AFM: Have you seen any benefits as a result of being a BOOV winner?
VK: I would more say I FEEL the benefits.
AFM: How do you put your “best” foot forward every day?
VK: I have a lot of my plate, so every morning I remind myself to focus on PERSONAL growth, PERSONAL worth, and that I CAN do anything. I always remind my kids what Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.”
Interested in participating or want to recommend a business, professional or individual for Best of Our Valley? Best of Our Valley 2019 is now accepting nominations. Click here to find out more!