Meet His & Her Bar Co-Founders - Jennifer & Michael
Hi! We are Jennifer & Michael and are the couple behind His & Her Bar, the World's First Aphrodisiac Bar!
We thought we would give you a little speed date drill to get to know us!
Where did we grow up?
Jennifer: I grew up in suburb of Atlanta, Georgia called Snellville
Michael: I grew up in Southern Illinois in a town called Metropolis (Home of Superman!)
How did we meet?
Jennifer: Should we start with sandy sunscreen massages or Michael following me into the ocean? LOL ...
Michael: Hahaha! I thought you followed me into the water? 😉 We met on the beach in Jacksonville, Florida. Jennifer was in her last semester of school at University of South Carolina and was on Spring Break with her sister and childhood best friend, staying with her cousins in Jacksonville for a few days.
Jennifer: Michael used his friend's little girl as "bait" to strike up a conversation with me. It worked, and the rest is history!
How long have we been together?
Jennifer: It's been 12 years since we first met on the beach
Michael: And we just celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary in May 27, 2020!
Do we have any kids?
Michael: No human children but we have two fur babies who are like our children (and yes we also have voices for them!)
Jennifer: Maci is our Maltipoo and Rusty is our Beagle and they are extremely spoiled but we wouldn't have it any other way!
A few fun facts about us:
Michael: I'm a Navy Veteran and Former Firefighter. I'm also the host of the Mr. Wine Guy Podcast where I interview wine makers and owners sharing their stories of how they got to where they are today. I also write wine rap reviews (that's right I'm the world's only wine rap critic!) and I created the lyrics to the His & Her Bar Music Video.
Jennifer: I'm Vegan-ish (Aka: mostly vegan with occasionally eating fish/no dairy or meat) and with that being said, all of our bars will always be made Vegan. I started my first business in 2015 which was an an activewear brand and left my corporate job to make that dream become a reality with no prior industry knowledge or contacts. I am a big believer that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to!
Michael: His & Her Bar Baby Bout to Represent...(if you don't know what I'm talking about watch our video lol) but my all time favorite song is Livin' On A Prayer, by Jon Bon Jovi
Jennifer: Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye (Just kidding! haha) although I do love that classic song my favorite song is: I Was Here, by Beyoncé
Favorite Food (aside from His & Her Bar obviously!):
Jennifer: You know I can't say I actually have a favorite food right now which seems crazy but I do enjoy cooking and trying new healthy vegan recipes. I really look forward to my morning smoothies every day and also love our Taco Tuesdays with a homemade spicy skinny Cadillac Margarita!
Michael: Pasta Bolognese - Jen turned me on to this recipe (no pun intended LOL) it's actually a family recipe so pretty much anything that's a recipe from Jen's family is always my next favorite food!
Jennifer: Entrepreneurship; If it was easy, everybody would do it. This quote has helped me push through so many obstacles along my journey.
Michael: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, either way you're right" - Henry Ford
Morning person or night owl?
Michael: It's interesting I would have said I was a night person 10 years ago but now I'm definitely a morning person and I appreciate the early part of the day so that I can get more done and feel more accomplished. I guess it's something you learn when you get older... lol
Jennifer: Definitely a morning person and love going to bed early so I can get up around 5am and have a productive day.
How did we come up with the idea of His & Her Bar:
Jennifer: In January 2019, I wrote down an intention to create a brand that would be regularly consumed and better the lives of others. I didn't know what that exactly looked like at the time, but knew the right idea would come together eventually. About nine months later on Michael & I's morning run, the lightbulb went off in my mind to create His & Her Bar. I was so excited and grabbed Michael's arm running (since he had his headphones on) and told him THIS WAS IT! On our cool down walk, we started talking it through and I immediately bought the domain and secured the social media handles as soon as we got back home.
Michael: Over the course of about 6 months Jennifer & I fine tuned the details of His & Her Bar keeping the brand and concept to ourselves not even telling friends and family. On May 1, 2020 we announced the brand and we are so excited to be on this journey with all of you!
Now it's YOUR turn! We would love to get to know YOU more and learn a fun fact about yourself! Share with us in the comments below!