Top image c/o  Clifford Pate

Top image c/o Clifford Pate

Today I want to introduce you to one of the Charleston Weekender team members.  Did that sound like I have a whole staff? Ha, it's just little ol' me, but now I have an awesome new intern helping me a couple of days a week, Brooke Simmons.


Who is Brooke Simmons? Born and raised Carolina girl (from NC, but residing in SC). Zeta at COFC. 

Tell everyone what you're in school for, what dream job would be, and what are some of your favorite things? I am a junior, Marketing major aspiring to work in the fashion industry. I actually have a ton of (random) dream jobs. One that is completely opposite of my major, is to work for the FBI in the BAU (behavioral analysis unit). SO random but my guilty pleasure is binge watching Criminal Minds, so I have always secretly wanted to do that. My other (serious) dream job is to open my own boutique in Charleston and live here forever!! I have a serious love for Golden Retrievers and Taco Tuesdays. 

Where can people come find you if they want to steal you away from me or just come say hey?Charleston Ride Revolution (an amazing spin class downtown) and Vestique are where you could find me any day of the week. I work at Vestique as a sales associate, so come see me and let me style you up! OH... and Queen street grocery or Five Loaves because those are my go to restaurants.  You can also find Brooke on Instagram at @brookeleesimmons.

Why did you want to be my intern? What do you hope to learn and what do you find inspiration from?  I wasn’t too sure what I was getting myself into when hearing about this internship opportunity with Charleston Weekender, but a good friend recommended me so I looked you up, and knew we could be a good fit. I have gained so much inspiration from you thus far, from traveling, communication skills, marketing and social media skills, etc. I can definitely say your photoshoots you put together for Holy City Chics inspire me the most, because your determination to put together the best shoot and article. Your crazy busy life is exactly what I hope for mine to be like one day and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me be apart of it. 

Brooke didn't mention she is really great at product styling and photography!  Check out some of the prop styling she helped me to for Crew La La! Those images were taken by Jennifer Collins Photography, and the ones of Maddie & me are by Brooke.  A lady with many talents and a bright future ahead!