Sara Elise, owner and creative director of Harvest & Revel, is an entrepreneur and wellness advocate residing in Brooklyn, NY. As a transplant to one of New York City’s major food deserts, Sara was inspired to help transform her community’s relationship to affordable, locally sourced foods. While working in Private Wealth Management after business school, Sara started to explore food as a tool for self-care and healing. Through this exploration, Sara began hosting “Seasonal Tasting Events,” an invitation for community members to experience an authentically rustic, slow, and organic relationship to the crops harvested for the empowerment and reclamation of self, and community. Continuing with the mission of using all natural, organic, locally sourced, and seasonal ingredients- Sara would grow to found Bed Stuy Kitchen in 2012- reborn as Harvest & Revel in 2016. Not only an advocate for food justice, Sara is also committed to the personal development of urban professionals- offering sliding scale wellness + manifestation coaching services to her personal clients. Partnering with Tara Aura in the Summer of 2017, Sara Elise co-founded Blind Seed - an event-based organization hosting day & weekend-long retreats focused on combining delicious food, wellness coaching, and aspects meditative movement- with the overarching belief that people are able to grow to their fullest potential only once all aspects of their life are aligned positively. With her background in both financial services and personal nutrition & wellness, Sara and her team at Harvest & Revel are helping their clients, and community, elevate to their fullest selves- one nutritious meal, and conversation, at a time.