Member Spotlight: Skylar Allen
Skylar is a full-time social media coordinator @ stasher + modern-twist and a part-time blogger @ Styled By Skylar. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Skylar received her B.A. in Communication from Rutgers University and previously worked as a Social Media Associate at the University of Virginia before relocating to the Bay Area.
In her spare time, Skylar can be found scouring the city for cafés with marble countertops, working out, eating sushi, baking, or working on blog content. Sometimes, a few of them at the same time. Follow her on Instagram @StyledbySkylar.
Which influencers have inspired your entrepreneurial journey?
I'm a huge fan of @weworewhat, @heyclaire, and Carly Zakin + Danielle Weisberg, co-founders of theSkimm. All of them have taken something they love or are incredibly passionate about, and created something incredible, all while staying true to who they are and providing a ton of inspiration along the way.
We LOVE your Instagram feed! What is your biggest tip for someone who wants a successful Instagram account?
Curation is key! A successful Instagram feed requires a little bit of planning and strategy. For me, that means maintaining a consistent color scheme while varying up the types of photos I'm posting, whether it be food, outfits, or travel photos.
What is your favorite new app at the moment?
My favorite new app (besides Croissant!) is Calm. I have a lot of trouble falling asleep and the guided mediations in this app have been a total game-changer for my sleep!
You moved to SF recently, and we're curious to know... what are some of your favorite places so far?
My favorite way to get to know a new city is through the food and I have yet to be disappointed! Some of my favorite places are Black Sands Brewery (great interior + great brunch), Tartine Manufactory (get the Gem Lettuce Salad), Wrecking Ball Coffee (go for the wallpaper, stay for the almond milk lattes), Iza Ramen (there's always a line but it's so worth it), and Tawla (incredible service + and a deliciously creative menu). And to sweat out all of that delicious food, I'm a huge fan of Ritual Hot Yoga classes!
Why do you like getting work done with Croissant?
I'm one of those people that needs to be in a creative environment to get work done, and my bed just doesn't cut it. I also work a 9-5 so it's really nice to have a completely different place to go after hours that still fosters productivity. Since joining Croissant, I've been so much more productive with my free time. I love getting to try out different coworking spaces throughout the city and meeting new people at each one. My favorite part about Croissant has to be the ability to hold seats at different locations. There's nothing more frustrating then going somewhere to get work done only to find out that it's incredibly crowded and there isn't any open space. With Croissant, I never have to worry about that happening!