I first met Teresa Fox last year, at SoundSet. We linked up at the annual Memorial Day BBQ that takes place on Monday after the big show. Our conversation started casual and friendly, and then, I discovered how amazing this woman is.
Tired of the ho-hum corporate life, Teresa wanted to build a life that she loved. She was tired of the monotony of a “9-5,” and wanted to do something she was passionate about. Sound familiar? 😉
At 30 something, she decided that she’d give up her reliable salary and take a risk. She and her business partner (& friend), Arwyn Birch, were going to open their very own donut shop. And that’s when Glam Doll Donuts hit the Minneapolis scene.
Expanding on (& perfecting) family recipes, handed down by her grandmother, Teresa created the oh-so-delicious menu. But, after a while, she knew donuts weren’t her only passion. She wanted to tap into the music industry… And then, she & Arwyn made up their minds to make custom donuts for music artists.
This idea was a great venture, because,
- No one else was doing it
- Minneapolis is the home of First Avenue – the house that Prince built – a legendary concert venue.
The ladies merged their love of baking with their love of music in such a sweet way. They are now the official bakers of every performer to hit the First Avenue stage, and (you guessed it) the official bakers of SoundSet. Talk about sweet dreams!
I finally had the chance to visit the shop earlier this year, during my extended stay in Minneaplois, after a Snow Tha Product show (during The Rest Comes Later Tour… More on that to come). I enjoyed a delicious tres leches donut, some green tea, and a nice chat with Teresa on the back porch, where she talked about plans to open a second location. How exciting!
I hope this story inspired you to follow your heart. Thanks for reading along.