Ana

Ana Murray

Ana is passionate about sustainable living, natural skincare, and spreading positive vibes. Her main hobbies include thrifting and reviving vintage clothes, as well as gardening at her home in Oakland. On sunny days you can find her relaxing in the grass by Lake Merritt with her German Shepherd, Milo.

Where you grew up:

Sacramento, CA

Your official position:

Customer Retention Associate

Your real position:

Making sure every touch point we have with our customers is honest, wild and beautiful, and nurturing the wonderful community we've built

WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING TO WORK EVERYDAY?:

Everyday holds something new and different, and i love that everyone is encouraged to learn and grow. I learn something new from a teammate everyday :)

speed questions

Chai or coffee:

chai all the way, coffee gives me the shakes

Decaf or regular:

regular tho, I'm not a monster

Snow or sun:

SUN! I'm an August baby and was probably born on the hottest day of the year SO lots of sun makes me happy

Beach or mountains:

My favorite part of the Northern California coast has these epic mountains that go right into the ocean, so both?

Book or kindle:

Books; I love to smell 'em

Country or city:

Country

Hummus or guacamole:

GUAC

Honey or maple syrup:

Honey for tea (or hot toddies), maple syrup for waffles

Tennis -singles or doubles:

Doubles

Almond butter or peanut butter:

Almond butter

Chocolate or vanilla:

CHOCOLATE

Texas or California:

California

Mexican Food Or Japanese:

Ahhhhh ramen, molé, katsu, tacos, I really can't decide!

Cats or dogs:

Big dogs, or cats who act like big dogs (look up Maine Coons if you don't believe they exist)

PC or Mac:

Mac

FB or Twitter:

Instagram

Shopping or camping:

Every summer my family goes camping in Duncans Mills, and across from the campground there are the coolest old school shops in gold rush era buildings. Soooooo, both :)

Pen & paper or iPad:

Pen and paper

Football or soccer:

Soccer

WHat's your favorite Annmarie Gianni Skin Care routine?

In the evening I’ll start with the Citrus Mint Cleanser, then follow with the Kaolin Micro Exfoliant in the shower. I also use the Kaolin on my elbows and knees and anywhere that could use some extra exfoliation. The fresh citrus and mint scents of these products makes me feel like I’m at a luxurious spa and makes my shower even more relaxing. Once I dry off I’ll apply the Herbal Facial Oil and the Coconut Body Oil, then finish with small dabs of the Anti-Aging Eye Serum if my skin is in need of extra hydration.

WHat's your favorite way to re-charge?

Lying down in a comfy place with a good snack. In my bed, on the couch, in the pool, in a grassy meadow (just some of my favorites).

WHat's your favorite food?

Anything with butternut squash and/or cheese

Name one thing on your bucket list.

buy some land, start a farm and live off grid

What makes your heart smile?

hummingbirds, wild mushrooms, a sea breeze on a warm day, and my pup

If you were an essential blend, what would it be and why?

I would be woody and grounded vetiver, with some freshness of spruce or juniper and citrus notes from bergamot or grapefruit

What's your favorite book?

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede

What color would you make the sky if it wasn't blue anymore?

Lavender

What's your favorite quote?

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” — Mae Jemison