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SHENAE GRIMES-BEECH INTERVIEW: ROBERT PIPER

WITH HOPE AND HARD WORK Robert Piper: What inspires you in life? Shenae Grimes-Beech: My husband, my mom, and the same goals and dreams that I’ve had since I was a kid. I’ve always been pretty set in what I liked and what I want to achieve, and I haven’t faltered from that very much. Every day, it’s taking it one step closer. RP: How do you stay healthy? SG-B: I try to eat right. Living in L.A. is an awesome luxury on that front. I don’t think anywhere else beats the food here. I try to stay fit. I go through my phases—months of not training at the gym—but when I do finally get back on the horse, endorphins released and whatever, after a half hour at the gym, I feel so good. TWOHALVESSTORE.COM 60 ORIGINMAGAZINE.COM

RP: What projects are you currently working on? SG-B: My husband and I launched our online store a couple of months ago, called Two Halves. We’ve been working really hard on that. We’re designing a new mini collection right now. We’re not seasonal, so we’re making things as ideas come. We’re growing it. We started doing jewelry and tees and are now moving into hoodies and hopefully our first handbags. It’s really exciting. It’s a lot of work. RP: How do you stay balanced? SG-B: My husband is kind of my other half in everything. When I met him, I felt like I literally leveled out in so many ways. Every day, it’s kind of a great portrayal of the balance that we create in each other’s lives.

RP: Any charities you’re working on? SG-B: Right now, we’re in the process of becoming affiliated with an antibullying organization. We want to tie that hand in hand with the brand. Over the years, I’ve never picked one that I fully identify with. When issues come up that I feel are important to me and there’s an opportunity to support or give back, we’re there with bells on. We just did a build for Habitat for Humanity not that long ago. I hope to do another day out there soon. Shenae Grimes-Beech is an actress and owner of an eco-fashion clothing line called Two Halves. She also starred in 90210 and Degrassi: The Next Generation.

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