For the Community. For the Culture.

I’m always inspired by people who follow their dreams because it means they had enough courage to step out into the unknown. The unknown usually breeds fear, anxiety, failure, and host of other things. Ultimately moving forward, and stepping out towards your dreams contributes to our growth, and development. That idea you have to open a business, or to travel the world isn’t small. That dream is what God has placed inside of you to share with the world. I call it “Living Life On Purpose”.

Meet Shanita Nicholas & Amanda-Jane Thomas the owners of Sip & Sonder. Both Lawyers by profession who decided to step out into the unknown and start their own business Sip & Sonder a black owned trendy coffee shop in Inglewood, California. Shanita & Amanda are from Brooklyn, NY who developed a friendship while working as lawyers, they soon realized there was something more down on the inside of them they needed to share with the world.

SIP & Sonder was born.

Here are some photos of the space. This space isn’t only for coffee, but for the community, creatives, and curators to hold events, meet a friend to brainstorm a business idea, or just a space to chill.

Here’s a photo of the dynamic team who makes everything come together.

Pictured left to right.

Amanda-Jane Thomas, Ashley Newby, Sacha Simmons, Shanita Nicholas, Anissa Folley (not pictured).

“For creation to happen we need to connect with each other and have the necessary tools, and resources within our reach. Allies are great and necessary. But the black community is so dynamic and has much to offer, why not start building from within?”

-Amanda Jane Thomas

Let us encourage, and support one another to move out of our comfort zones, so we may move forward to fulfill our purpose. Next time you’re in Inglewood stop by Sip & Sounder and support this great business.

The vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it may tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:3

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