Monthly Archives: August 2018

Andrea Cortez Creates Beauty Within the Hartford Community

 Meet Andrea Cortez; an artist, an activist, an entrepreneur. Before starting Tainted Inc, a beauty collective and creative studio, Andrea worked in Corporate America for 15 years. During her time in the beauty industry, she eventually realized that the beauty industry is in fact, tainted… by praying on women’s insecurities to sell products. So, […]

Hugh Russell Expands the Flavors of Hartford’s Historic Pratt Street

 Hugh Russell’s inspiration to open ‘The Russell’ came from his family roots back home in Jamaica. “All of us were responsible at home for cooking and cleaning. Even if it was peeling potatoes or seasoning the chicken. Growing up we were all domesticated.” So when Hugh immigrated to the U.S., it was about the […]