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Lisa Flores on Shifting Her Outlook and Supporting the Local Community

By Michael McCarthy | September 21, 2020 | People Feature

Lisa Flores, Director, Sales and Marketing, Columbus Hospitality Group,

Lisa Flores unveils her wardrobe inspiration—and decodes how to stand out in a sea of sartorial sameness.

My hope for the future is...

to get on an airplane! Travel brings me so much joy, and I can’t wait to reconnect with the people and places I love.

My outlook has shifted by...

gratitude. It’s more important than ever to look for the silver linings in life. I really thought that 2020 would be the year I get everything I wanted, but instead it has become the year that I appreciate everything I have.

I am supporting my local community by...

mentoring and educating event planners in the restaurant industry via a company that I founded called SERV—Society for Event Planners: Restaurant Venues. I’m also on the board of advisers for the Boston Ballet, and it has been truly amazing to see the board members and staff come together to make sure the ballet continues to adapt during this time.

Designers I love to support are...

I was recently introduced to the beautiful brass jewelry of Mahnal, which is based out of St. Louis and designed by a very talented Black designer, Shayba Muhammad. I also love Dior, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Stuart Weitzman and the comfort of Agolde jeans.

To me, style means...

a way to communicate who we are without words. It’s the first impression, an introduction.

Photography by: Cheryl Richards