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Stella Compiseno
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Native AdVert
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Career Info

Primary Industry:
Apparel & Fashion
Personal Career Headline:
Founder, editor & professional stylist, “The Heart’s Delight”

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Career Snapshot:

Stella Compiseno is the founder, editor and professional stylist behind the digital lifestyle brand “The Heart’s Delight” ( As a New York City transplant, former Wall Street executive and mother of 2 relocated to the Midwest, Stella was desperate for a creative outlet to express her personal style – through fashion, food and design. As a creative solution, The Heart’s Delight was born in 2014. Today, Stella strives to help her clients and followers elevate their everyday and offers them the inspiration and guidance they need to get started.

“For it’s only when we take notice of these little pleasures in life, can we truly discover our own heart’s delight.” – Stella Compiseno

What Else To Know

My Goal of the Day:

Be better than I was yesterday.

My Thought of the Day:

The days may pass slowly, but the years fly by.

My Action of the Day:

Be grateful. Be humble. Be kind.

My Deed of the Day:

Intentionally left extra time on the parking meter for the next car.

My Tip of the Day:

Give the hemline on your jeans a little cuff to show a sliver of skin when wearing your favorite ankle boots! It takes 2 seconds, but makes a world of difference when it comes to styling.

My Pic of the Day:
Tell Us More:

After living in Cleveland for almost 7 years (I’m originally from NYC), it’s nice that I can finally call it “my city.” I adore Cleveland’s fiery, entrepreneurial spirit and the pride that residents feel for their town. I love the feeling that I’m a part of an important movement changing the face of the city and its reputation worldwide. Cleveland, Ohio has gotten such a bad rap for so many years and we’re on a unified mission to prove them all wrong.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

In New York, I am obsessed with the breakfast at CAFE CLUNY — especially the avocado toast.

In Cleveland, TOWN HALL might just have the most delicious acai bowl on the planet.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – At this point, I’ve been awake close to 45 minutes. I’ve caught up on the morning news, done a quick scan of my social media and e-mail accounts and reviewed my calendar for the day ahead. My most productive hours of the day are usually between 5am and 10am.

10:00 AM – Kids are at school and I’m heading out to a styling session, client shopping excursion, website/blog shoot or brand partner meeting.

12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal? 

Most of the time, my lunch is on-the-go or at my home-office desk… a KIND or LARA bar, a protein shake, greek yogurt + fruit, etc. but if I’m meeting a friend or business related associate over lunch, I’m a sucker for sushi. In Cleveland, GINKO has THE BEST SUSHI, that can rival any NYC sushi hotspot.

7:00 PM –  I’m wrapping up dinner at home with the family OR picking up one of my kids from some sort of practice. I’ve become their glorified (unpaid) Uber driver.

11:00 PM – Asleep… hopefully. On weeknights, I try to get to bed by 10:30pm at the very latest.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

1 large cup of coffee with almond milk/no sugar to caffeinate.

60-80 oz of water to hydrate.

Wine, champagne, bourbon, tequila OR vodka to celebrate.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? 

Waze, MindBody & Headspace

Favorite Instagram accounts:

For style — @HappilyGrey or @JaceyDuprie

For home — @TheMakerista or @Em_Henderson

For food — @HowSweetEats

For laughs — @overheardinLA @overheardinNY

What should everyone try at least once?

Jade rolling their face. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. It feels AMAZING.

Where do you enjoy getting lost? 

TJ Maxx/Home Goods. I can literally spend HOURS wandering that store. It’s like mind clearing, stress reducing, therapy for me… that’s generally cheaper than going to a real therapist.

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