Our Founder, Stephanie Plunkett, has always believed it was her mission in life to one day create a third place, a true "home away from home".
Having grown up playing sports (soccer, rowing, basketball, and volleyball to name a few!), Steph naturally gravitated to loving group settings. As a result, she spent much of her time thinking about what truly makes a great environment for everyone (while at different coffee shops of course!).
She studied Psychology and Management at The College of William & Mary, and from there worked as a General Manager at a coffee shop in Washington DC before venturing out on her own in early 2018, pop-up style!
Steph's concept of Lemonade is simple: she wants to create a space that inspires everyone to make lemonade every day!
She wants to curate an environment that views the world as half full rather than half empty. She wants to create a third place that turns strangers into friends. She wants to inspire others, including herself, to live an intentional, fulfilling life. She wants to make business decisions that will make the world a little better for everyone, including the next generation. She wants to provide a space that believes that anything is possible. Like she said, she wants everyone around her, and herself, to be making lemonade every day!
Steph hopes you'll join her in making the most we have of our one life. She hopes that together, in community, we'll one day each be making buckets and buckets full of lemonade!