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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Candace Holloway Gregory

March 27, 2013
Candace Holloway Gregory, UncommonGoods Senior Buyer – Tabletop

My hometown is…
Sherman, TX (GO BEARCATS!)

My favorite product that I’ve brought into the assortment at UncommonGoods is…
That is a hard one. I love them all! I guess I would say the MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY KIT – CUISINE. I did a gift lab on the product and had a BLAST making all the different dishes with my friends. I’m not much of a cook, but I felt fancy doing all these complex food alterations in the kitchen. (Secret: the kit makes everything super easy.)

I’m inspired by…
I’m inspired by my friends and family every day.

My guilty pleasure is…
The television show So You Think You Can Dance! And I will scream it from the mountain tops. I have been a die-hard fan from the first season, first episode. I like to think I can dance and critique like I know what I’m talking about. But my dance experience is……ummm……pretty much zero. LOVE EVERY SECOND OF THAT SHOW.

An uncommon fact about me…
I dabbled in acting. Lots of people thought that is why I moved to NYC, but I never wanted to have a career as an actress. I just wanted to live in the greatest city in the world!

My favorite place to eat in New York City is…
Another hard one! Vinegar Hill House is simply delicious. We usually go for “special occasions” so every time I have gone I have left with great memories.

My style is…
Simple and comfortable…in fashion and decorating.

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
I have learned a lot about sustainability and B Corps. I am very proud to be a part of a company that cares so much about their customers, employees, and community. I also learned how to ride a bike in NYC. I still hold my breath going through busy intersections but I’m getting more comfortable every day.

Would you rather… Entertain guests every night for a week OR spend a whole week all alone?
I guess I would have to go with entertain guests every night for a week. My husband can put together an amazing party platter.

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  • Reply Katie Everds August 5, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Hi Candace! I LOVE Uncommon Goods and I know the brand new product, The Tillow is a perfect fit! Check it out if you have a free sec 😉 http://www.thetillow.com

  • Reply Josh November 10, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Hello, my name is Josh Christians.

    Would you be able to send me the contact info for someone who makes decisions regarding vendors of product you sell?

    Appreciate any help!

    Thanks much, Josh

  • Reply Cassie November 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Josh,

    You can learn more about what kinds of products were looking for here:
    http://www.uncommongoods.com/our-products

    If you’re interested in showing us your work, please visit our submissions page here:
    http://www.uncommongoods.com/designs

    Best,
    Cassie

  • Reply Lisa W. McCoy December 29, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    We have a line of 100% handmade in the USA pet beds. Would you please send me the criteria to list on Uncommon Goods?
    Thank you in advance,
    Lisa

  • Reply Marisa December 31, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for your interest! You can see right above your comment where Cassie has posted the links are to see our criteria and to submit a product.

    Thanks!

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