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Hidden Gems: Meet Vy Luu of Intimate Igloo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Vy Luu.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Hello, my name is Vy Luu and I am the founder/owner of Intimate Igloo.

I am a female minority small business owner and graduate student pursuing my Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Maryland. I am originally from Vietnam and migrated to the United States in 1998 with my family. My parents left everything they knew and love for the opportunity of a better life and a shot at the “American Dream.”

Growing up, we didn’t have much. I saw my parents work so hard and sacrifice their life just for us to go to school and make something of ourselves. I can honestly say, my motivation and ambition for success stemmed from them. How I got to where I am today was because I wanted to make them proud.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Has anyone ever really had a “smooth road?” There are obstacles and triumphs we have to overcome every day and I am no different. I’ve struggled a lot with finding my voice and breaking out of the “imposter syndrome” feeling as if I do not belong or I don’t measure up to the people around me.

Despite those negative connotations, I’ve always secretly known what I deserved and pursued to manifest a life I always wanted for myself.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Intimate Igloo?
Intimate Igloo was born during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With a lot of uncertainty, daily changes in regulations and restrictions, and adjusting to new norms it was (and still is) a huge impact on each and every one of us. During these trying times, I had the opportunity to demonstrate my resilience and foster something positive out of a negative situation.

Being the ambitious entrepreneurial spirit that I am, I always knew I wanted to have a business of my own and this was the perfect opportunity to provide something new to make adjusting to our “new normal” more pleasant. Intimate Igloo is the very first pop-up igloo rental company to provide a space for intimate gatherings for friends and family with different packages for your special events needs.

Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
Believing in yourself is fundamental for success because if you don’t believe in your capabilities, goals, and vision why would anyone else? Be fearless, be confident, and be YOU!

Contact Info:

  • Email: info@intimateigloo.com
  • Website: www.intimateigloo.com
  • Instagram: @intimate.igloo
  • Facebook: @intimate.igloo

Image Credits
Romin Shahpouri @rominandyusa and Sandross Alim @sandross.alim

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