Dishing It: From Soup to Nuts

January 1 2019

Relaxation Rules at Lyndsey DePalma’s House of Steep

Dishing It: From Soup to Nuts
Dishing It: From Soup to Nuts
Relaxation Rules at Lyndsey DePalma's House of Steep

Before coming up with the concept for House of Steep, entrepreneur Lyndsey DePalma wanted something for herself—to relax, and just be, for a while each day. Not satisfied with any of the existing answers and armed with some entrepreneurial hard-wiring and a respect for natural healing, Lyndsey left her corporate career in human resources to bridge the gap. A firm believer in present living, this small business owner also publishes her thoughts and ideas on relaxation and a peaceful lifestyle at

Since 2010, House of Steep has been taking up residence in Lyndsey’s heart and will become the ultimate destination for busy corporate citizens, casual connections, bridal parties, street shoppers, believers in alternative healing, moms and grandmoms, yogis and yoginis, consultants, crafters, lovers, and the rest of us.

We sat down with Lynsdey in her lovely, relaxing shop and asked her:

  • How did you parlay your own desire to relax into a business idea?
  • How does it feel to have brought your dream to fruition?
  • What has been the reaction of your customers? Is it even better than you imagined?
  • What has developed that you didn’t predict?

To learn more about The House of Steep, the treasure that is tea, the power of reflexology, and the entrepreneur’s dreams for the future:

Download our podcast interview with Lyndsey DePalma, right.

Click here to read our interview with Lyndsey De Palma in BeInkandescent magazine.

Your Host: On this show, we’re paying it forward! Each chef, restauranteur, and hotelier will choose their favorite colleague, who will host the next show.

About the show: Go inside the kitchens, board rooms, and heart of the nation’s top foodies. What makes one restaurant succeed, and another fail? Why is the failure rate of restaurants so high? And what about the hotels we love to stay in? What makes them work, what challenges do they face? And why are we so willing to fork over a week’s salary for a night in some of these posh places? All this and more will be discussed by the professionals behind the scenes.

For a sneak peek, check out our reviews on Be Inkandescent magazine: Food, Hotels, Restaurants, and Fun.

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