Meet The Team
A Fort Greene Brooklyn native and lifelong NYC resident,
Kelli is truly a jill of all trades.
She has interests as diverse as her hometown and insists
on putting her left shoe on first...always. 🤷🏾♀️
Favorite food: French Fries. Favorite cocktail: Negroni
And don't worry, she's much warmer than her resting b*tch face suggests.
Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, Melanie is fluent in Spanish, English and Love.
She pours emotion and passion into all things that she does,
including crafting cocktails.
Mel is also a formidable force in the NY/Long Island real estate industry and brings her active listening skills to making sure that bar patrons get the
cocktail of their dreams, each and every time.
Fun facts: Melanie is obsessed with intermittent fasting, has an alarmingly large collection of sunglasses, is a single supermom to an intense boy/girl duo.
Mel also habitually sends love and light (🖕🏼)to people who cut her off in traffic.
master MIXOLOGIST +
RESIDENT HYPE GIRL
According to NY Magazine, "If you are as interested in stimulating conversation as you are in acquiring unusual objects, then make a stop at Chapeau, where owner Archie Broady holds court, quoting Shakespeare and Ai Weiwei between sharing the stories behind the objets d’art he’s gathered from far and wide, like wooden salt-and-pepper shakers reminiscent of boar’s tusks or willowy bent-wood chairs."
Archie is our Chief Innovation Officer and makes sure Team ELLA is
always shooting for the stars.
Originally from TrailerParkVille, Texas, Jessica stormed into NYC as soon as she was of legal age and quickly made a name for herself in the NYC nightlife scene. She spent decades (wo)manning the ropes at legendary hotspots, including SPA, Lot 61 and Rose Bar. Countless nights spent at these decadent haunts left her with a keen eye for design and an insatiable appetite for all things luxe.
Previously, she expressed her love for design by flipping houses and condos in NY/NJ and now has now generously lent her design skills
to craft the interiors at ELLA.
Fun facts: Jess is nearly 6’ tall, a bomba$$ mom to two girls, loves trap music and has great disdain for the early morning visitors to her neighbor's bird feeder.
This tiny titan is a natural entrepreneur who is wasting no time
channeling her super-heroine abilities.
We are perpetually inspired
by the reckless abandon with which
she lets her light shine.