In the November issue of O Magazine, Patrice Clayton’s Harlem Tea Room is featured in the "great food" section. In her words:
"I realized I wanted my own business," Clayton says. "I’d come from a corporate background, done my MBA in Ohio, and worked in marketing. I’d always had entrepreneurial urges. I knew I wanted to open a business in Harlem and I wanted to do something the neighborhood needed, but I knew it had to be something I was passionate about. Two years ago, I came up with the idea of a tearoom. I gave myself five years to make it happen, but when I returned from vacation in January 2004, I thought, Where is my life going? I must do it now!"
Although I have never met her, I am so proud of Patrice Clayton! In addition to starting a lovely business, her background in marketing landed the holy grail of exposure for her target market … O Magazine. Keep up the good work Patrice – you are helping us all!