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2022: A Year of Elevation

JAI moved into 2022 full of hope. We had new team members, exciting projects on the horizon, and time to cultivate the plans I envisioned for the new year and beyond.  Reflecting on such a tremendous year, I am reminded of the resilience and perseverance that define...

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Inspiration Soars at BDNY 2022

Boutique Design New York (BDNY) describes its annual tradeshow as a time to “connect boutique hospitality brands and designers with exceptional vendors, insider experiences, and hospitality products not found anywhere else.” For JAI, the BDNY tradeshow is a time of...

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The Importance of Investing in Your Team

At the start of my career, I felt the need to prove myself. I believed that asking for help meant admitting that I didn’t have it all together or I was showing weakness. It took some time and maturing, but through great mentors pouring into me, I realized that...

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The Making of “Divine Flourish”

Throughout my 25-year career, there have been a handful of pivotal moments that changed the way I think. Times when I was forced to push through my comfort zone and learn from obstacles. Through these life-changing experiences, I have grown creatively and formed...

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Pools, Patios, and Porches – Creating Vibrant Outdoor Spaces

 It’s no surprise that hotel guests are drawn to outdoor spaces that invite them to escape and breathe in the fresh air. Whether guests are looking for a quiet nook to read a book, a chic environment to have cocktails with friends, or a pool deck for the entire family...

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