Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton

The Woman Who Wants NYC to Chill Out

Looking for a New York City escape? Look no further than Chillhouse—the hybrid coffeehouse, bar, nail salon and spa—and the brainchild of entrepreneur Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton and her husband, Adam Fulton (owner of Den Hospitality Group). Described as “a destination for modern self-care,” Chillhouse offers clients more than just your standard 60-minute massage. Ramirez-Fulton has expanded to incorporate an online publication, The Chill Times, which chronicles wellness topics from how to avoid burnout to what it’s like to actually go to therapy, and most recently, The Chill Shop—an e-comm destination filled with custom and curated merch.

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When did you realize what you wanted to do in your life?

“It’s been a never-ending journey. I’m here now, and I may be somewhere else in ten years. What do I want to do with my life? I love where my work has taken me, but I don’t want to let my work define me for the rest of my life. So I guess you can say I’m not ready to answer that question.”

What’s something you’d like people to know about you or your job that they probably don’t?

“I don’t do it all alone. There are dozens of people behind the scenes who contribute their talents to the business. I’m just the face!”

What are you most grateful for?

“I’m grateful for those people.”

What does being a woman mean to you today?

“Not being labeled as just a ‘woman in business.’”

In today’s Instagram world, how do you stay original?

“I refer to my style guide but also looks towards innovative design whether that’s through graphics, photography, packaging or architecture. What’s the future of these things, and how do you incorporate it into your brand? Also, my favorite part about our brand is our voice. That’s something that will never be taken from us.”

Favorite podcast?
Snack food you can’t live without?

“Popcorn, though I really should try to live without it. It gives me tummy aches.”

Desert island question: If you could bring only three things, what would they be?

“My pup, my husband and a guitar so he could entertain me.”

Whom do you admire more than anyone else?

“My mom. She’s resilient.”

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