23 episodes

Are you ready to have someone shoot it to you straight and inspire you to be the best damn version of yourself?

Well, welcome to your new fave podcast to listen to on the go!

In this relatable and empowering podcast, you'll hear honest conversations from everyday people sharing a part of their story. From the messy to the beautiful, we're here to keep it real. Get ready to laugh hard, maybe reach for a tissue, and walk away with sound advice and perhaps a new perspective.

Hosted by lifestyle Instagramm-er and the blogger behind Whiskey and Lace, Erika Altes! You might know her from the tasty recipes she shares on her #SupperSunday series or her full-of-life Q&A's with her husband, Mark (featuring lip-synching to Celine Dion) on #WineWednesday.

Pour yourself a nice glass of wine or a whiskey on the rocks, and let's go!

Whiskey and Lace Erika Altes

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 675 Ratings

Are you ready to have someone shoot it to you straight and inspire you to be the best damn version of yourself?

Well, welcome to your new fave podcast to listen to on the go!

In this relatable and empowering podcast, you'll hear honest conversations from everyday people sharing a part of their story. From the messy to the beautiful, we're here to keep it real. Get ready to laugh hard, maybe reach for a tissue, and walk away with sound advice and perhaps a new perspective.

Hosted by lifestyle Instagramm-er and the blogger behind Whiskey and Lace, Erika Altes! You might know her from the tasty recipes she shares on her #SupperSunday series or her full-of-life Q&A's with her husband, Mark (featuring lip-synching to Celine Dion) on #WineWednesday.

Pour yourself a nice glass of wine or a whiskey on the rocks, and let's go!

    22. When the Creative Slump is REAL

    22. When the Creative Slump is REAL

    Yes, even creative professionals get into ruts. From the stress of comparing herself to other influencers to the pressures of constantly launching new ideas, Erika talks about her struggles to seek advice from you and to put the energy out there to get the ball rolling. In this intimate episode, you'll hear her desires for the future and her dreams for the Whiskey & Lace community. 
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    In this episode, we cover the following:
    Impacts of job dissatisfaction on personal lifeMaking major career shiftsCreative slumps and the comparison game Ideas Erika would love to execute with Whiskey & LaceReflections on future plans
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    Soar to Cloud WINE when you join the Whiskey & Lace Wine Club. Escape wine fatigue and receive amazing wines delivered to your doorstep, incredible discounts, exciting experiences, and so much more. 
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    P.S. Hey, Whiskies! Did you know that there's Whiskey and Lace merch? From cozy crewnecks to hats, tumblers, and surprises coming in every season, there is something for everyone! Click here to buy your made-for-you merch.
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    Connect with Whiskey & Lace on Socials 
    Instagram: @WhiskeyAndLace
    TikTok: @WhiskeyAndLace 
    Website: WhiskeyAndLaceBlog

    • 36 min
    21. Navigating Motherhood and Career: Kari's Journey to Single Parenthood with Twins

    21. Navigating Motherhood and Career: Kari's Journey to Single Parenthood with Twins

    Is it even possible to raise twins as a single mother while still juggling your career? For Kari Kristan, it is. Today, Erika sits down with her to discuss her whirlwind journey of motherhood, keeping her business thriving and moving back in with her parents in her forties. You'll hear the realities of influencer marketing, from showing up authentically as yourself to the key metrics brands want to know to selecting a sperm donor and embracing singlehood. Kari's story is a vibrant mix of humor, sincerity, and triumph.
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    In this episode, we cover the following
    Kari's career backgroundHow Kari and Erika metInfluencer marketing and the analytics that countsGrowing quickly vs. intentionally Showing up authentically on social mediaNavigating cancel cultureGetting pregnant at 43Freezing eggs and choosing a sperm donor Trying pregnancy via IVFRealizing she was pregnant with twinsMoving back in with her parentsHow pregnancy changed her perspectiveKari's favorite deli sandwich
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    Guest info:
    Kari Kristan is an influencer and social media manager. You can follow her on Instagram at @TheKirGroup or visit her website at TheKirGroup.com.
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    Soar to Cloud WINE when you join the Whiskey & Lace Wine Club. Escape wine fatigue and receive amazing wines delivered to your doorstep, incredible discounts, exciting experiences, and so much more.
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    P.S. Hey, Whiskies! Did you know that there's Whiskey and Lace merch? From cozy crewnecks to hats, tumblers, and surprises coming in every season, there is something for everyone! Click here to buy your made-for-you merch.
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    Connect with Whiskey & Lace on Socials
    Instagram: @WhiskeyAndLace
    TikTok: @WhiskeyAndLace
    Website: WhiskeyAndLaceBlog

    • 1 hr
    20. Behind the Likes: The Real Work of Influencer Marketing

    20. Behind the Likes: The Real Work of Influencer Marketing

    As we wrap up Season 2 of the podcast, Erika shares her journey in the content creation space. Pour yourself a glass of wine as she answers common questions she gets about being an influencer, like starting out as a content creator with the Whiskey & Lace blog and learning how to show up authentically online. Erika gets real about the common misconceptions influencers face and how she sets boundaries when dealing with trolls and negative energy. This episode gives a candid look into the life of an influencer and the realities of maintaining a consistent online presence.
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    In this episode, we cover the following:
    Starting the Whiskey & Lace blogHow Erika shows up authentically onlineDid people like Erika's friends ever pass judgment or talk shit about her, as Santa Rosa is a pretty small town? How the landscape of being an influencer has changed over the yearsWhen did this go from a hobby to an actual money-maker?The top influencer misconceptionsHow she deals with trolls and hatersWould she do anything else if she could?Simple ways to help content creatorsAre there any mistruths about Erika that she wants to clear up?
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    Resources
    Episode 10: Friendship Breakups and Rebirth: The Story of Whiskey & LaceEpisode 03: All Things Interior Design with Chelsea Miller
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    Soar to Cloud WINE when you join the Whiskey & Lace Wine Club. Escape wine fatigue and receive amazing wines delivered to your doorstep, incredible discounts, exciting experiences, and so much more.
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    P.S. Hey, Whiskies! Did you know that there's Whiskey and Lace merch? From cozy crewnecks to hats, tumblers, and surprises coming in every season, there is something for everyone! Click here to buy your made-for-you merch.
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    Connect with Whiskey & Lace on Socials
    Instagram: @WhiskeyAndLace
    TikTok: @WhiskeyAndLace
    Website: WhiskeyAndLaceBlog

    • 53 min
    19. A Slice of Europe in Santa Rosa with Najine of Goguette Bread

    19. A Slice of Europe in Santa Rosa with Najine of Goguette Bread

    Today's episode has all the right flavors. Erika is joined by Najine of Goguette Bread. Together, they have a bubbly conversation about the differences in culture, food, and lifestyle in Europe and America. Najine shares her story, from her multicultural childhood to immigrating to America and founding a French-American Charter School AND a bakery with her husband in Sonoma County. You'll hear the story behind Goguette Bread, why their bread has lines out the door, and the importance of community.
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    In this episode, we cover the following:
    Najine's multicultural upbringingImmigrating to the United States and moving to Sonoma CountyExperiencing several miscarriages and her pregnancy storyWhat keeps her positiveChallenges moving to the United StatesBeing a dietician and health differences between America and EuropeCo-founding the S.R. French-American Charter SchoolStarting Goguette Bread with her husbandWhat makes the flour in Europe easier to digest for people with gluten sensitivities The tradition of French sourdough and how to keep starters aliveWhere they came up with the name GoguetteLessons she has learned along the way in her entrepreneurial journeyEmbracing the pause and a slower lifeErika's upcoming trip to EuropeNajine's favorite deli sandwich
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    Guest info:
    Najine Shariat is the co-owner of Goguette Bread in Santa Rosa. Skip the lines and order ahead here!
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    On Saturday, May 4th, 2024, celebrate the 150th Kentucky Derby at Kendall-Jackson Winery. (Catch Erika as the guest judge for the fashion contest!) Buy your tickets online at KJ.com/KYDerby and use the code WLDERBY24 for $25 off your tickets (Max. 4 tickets).
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    Soar to Cloud WINE when you join the Whiskey & Lace Wine Club. Escape wine fatigue and receive amazing wines delivered to your doorstep, incredible discounts, exciting experiences, and so much more.
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    P.S. Hey, Whiskies! Did you know that there's Whiskey and Lace merch? From cozy crewnecks to hats, tumblers, and surprises coming in every season, there is something for everyone! Click here to buy your made-for-you merch.
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    Connect with Whiskey & Lace on Socials
    Instagram: @WhiskeyAndLace
    TikTok: @WhiskeyAndLace
    Website: WhiskeyAndLaceBlog

    • 1 hr 5 min
    18. Shunned but not Shaken: Nanette's Reflections on Her Religious Departure and Divorce

    18. Shunned but not Shaken: Nanette's Reflections on Her Religious Departure and Divorce

    Nanette's story is a blend of resilience and the power of gratitude. Today, Erika sits with her sister-in-law to talk about Nanette's experience growing up in a religious community and navigating the struggles that arise. They touch on the challenges of leaving a faith, dealing with a partner's addiction, and the resilience it takes to start anew.
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    In this episode, we cover the following:
    Growing up as a Jehovah's WitnessBeliefs of Jehovah's WitnessesWhy don't they celebrate holidaysGetting married at 20Having a spouse with alcoholismMarriage spiraling: financial infidelity, deaths in the family, and lyingHer marriage's final strawFiling for divorce and experiencing being soft-shunned by her communityThe unconditional love and support she found from family and friends outside of the organizationGoing to therapy, unpacking her indoctrination, and conducting her own researchNanette's favorite deli sandwich
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    Soar to Cloud WINE when you join the Whiskey & Lace Wine Club. Escape wine fatigue and receive amazing wines delivered to your doorstep, incredible discounts, exciting experiences, and so much more.
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    P.S. Hey, Whiskies! Did you know that there's Whiskey and Lace merch? From cozy crewnecks to hats, tumblers, and surprises coming in every season, there is something for everyone! Click here to buy your made-for-you merch.
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    Connect with Whiskey & Lace on Socials
    Instagram: @WhiskeyAndLace
    TikTok: @WhiskeyAndLace
    Website: WhiskeyAndLaceBlog

    • 1 hr 1 min
    17. Erika and Leeanna: Growing Together Through the Years

    17. Erika and Leeanna: Growing Together Through the Years

    Stroll down memory lane with one of Erika's best girlfriends, Leeanna.
    With past antics and heartfelt moments, they serve up a beautiful chat on maintaining genuine bonds that last through the years. You'll hear about their favorite local eats, what being roommates was like, raising a young family while running a business, and who was Leeanna's prom date that Erika stole on the dancefloor.
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    In this episode, we cover the following:
    A history lesson on how Leeanna and Erika metFunny stories from when they lived togetherHow to maintain strong friendshipsHaving children earlier in lifeOpening and running a sports barHow she juggles having a family and owning a restaurantMaking friends as an adultWho Leeanna's favorite Arnerich isLeeanna and Erika's friendship and their loyalty Leeanna's favorite deli sandwich
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    Guest info:
    Leeanna is one of the owners of Ausiello's. You can learn more and check out their menus at ausiellos5thstreetgrill.com and ausielloshomeslice.com.
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    Soar to Cloud WINE when you join the Whiskey & Lace Wine Club. Escape wine fatigue and receive amazing wines delivered to your doorstep, incredible discounts, exciting experiences, and so much more.
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    P.S. Hey, Whiskies! Did you know that there's Whiskey and Lace merch? From cozy crewnecks to hats, tumblers, and surprises coming in every season, there is something for everyone! Click here to buy your made-for-you merch.
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    Connect with Whiskey & Lace on Socials
    Instagram: @WhiskeyAndLace
    TikTok: @WhiskeyAndLace
    Website: WhiskeyAndLaceBlog

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
675 Ratings

675 Ratings

LilKb23 ,

Love listening while on the treadmill

I really love the diversity of people and topics. I especially enjoyed the 40th birthday podcast since I am almost 30 and it’s good to hear from women who are a little bit older than me. Erika has a good voice too lol

ljcroni ,

Fun Listen

I gravitate to the episodes featuring family. My favorites were with Erika’s dad, her brother, brother-in-law and her nephew. Fun stories. But also meaningful conversations. One of my favorite podcasts!!

Rpellas ,

Must listen!

Love Erika’s podcasts and following her on IG. Do yourself a favor and listen! Her transparence and genuine personality set her at a much higher level than most. Thankful she lets us be a part of her every day life.

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