Bryce Gruber is the Editor and Co-Founder of The Luxury Spot (www.theluxuryspot.com), a beauty, fashion and luxury online magazine. At the tender age of 26, Bryce has already accomplished what others strive for during their entire career. Recognized as an “online marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, Bryce has also made numerous appearances on syndicate talk shows, including CNBC, Fox News, Technorati and NYC TV.
She was recently on Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” for this season’s premiere show as the first New York City millionairess. The show, featuring matchmaker celebrity Patti Stanger, aired a few weeks ago.
Although the episode portrayed Bryce as standoffish, privileged and somewhat snobby (all for good TV of course!), the real Bryce is a multi-talented dynamo! I had the privilege to first meet Bryce at a blogger event a few years ago on behalf of the Bio-Oil business, and she is beautiful, fun, focused and incredibly vivacious. Here’s how she got her start and the inside scoop on what she sees for her future.
When and what made you want to pursue a career as a beauty website editor?
I was 24, pregnant, and super sick so I had to find something I could do from home. Everything I do is with complete tunnel vision: I knew this was going to be big.
What do you think it takes to be successful in this career?
I think if you’re totally dedicated to something, it’ll pan out in one way or another. Selfless energy always amounts to something.
What would you say is your most important accomplishment?
Being a mom :)!
What is your biggest regret?
No regrets… every hard lesson has made me stronger and more prepared for each challenge ahead.
How would you describe your work style?
Non-stop. Everything is work to me!
If you had to live your life over again, what one thing would you change?
I wouldn’t change anything. I’m living my dream!
What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
Seriously? I just want to be a full time mom. And make more babies… so I guess that means accomplishing a couple more things with TLS (The Luxury Spot) and then selling it to a major media firm.
Walk us through what would be a typical day for you.
Wake up at the asscrack of dawn for cheerios and a bottle of milk with my son, sift through emails, and then off to work. I usually have a great lunch meeting, a 4pm coffee meeting, and then home for dinner with the little guy. By 9pm he’s asleep and I’m out the door to events!
If we were to ask your family and friends to describe you, what would they say?
I think they’d say I’m focused.
What can you tell us about your most favorite project?
I love all the TV projects I get to be a part of, and I have a big new one coming up soon!
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Being a mom… it’s made me totally driven!
What are you working on at the moment?
What am I NOT working on?!
Looking forward, what do you see in the future for Yourself and Your Company?
Lots more media crossovers (TV/print), and eventually creating TLS branded products.
What words of advice would you offer for other entrepreneurs like yourself?
Don’t sleep, just work.
What qualities do you feel a successful person like yourself should have?
Drive, dedication, and a total disregard for 99% of the rules in life.
What have been the biggest failures and frustrations in your career?
In the beginning I wasn’t taken seriously as a young woman, but that’s all changed in the past few years.
Musician – Gypsy Kings
Clothing Designer – Nicole Miller for party dresses
Beauty Product – Elizabeth Grant Eye Creams and Completely Bare “Completely Smooth” (it’s awesome and turns everything and anything into an exfoliant)
Watch –Patek Philippe