Meet the person behind your favorite locally-owned business.

What is your name?
Lisa McSherry

What’s your hometown? 

What is your business name?
Mamie’s Apothecary*

*Lisa also owns Lex’s of Carytown

How many years have you owned/managed your business?

What did you want to be as a child?
A pilot

What is the most popular item you sell?

What local business can you not live without?
Ellwood Thompson

What’s the first thing you do every morning to set the tone for your day?
Listen to meditation music

What tool, object, or ritual could you not live without in your workday?

How did you come up with the name for your business?
My mother’s name

How did you get the idea for your business?
I have been studying natural medicine and clean ingredient products for years and it is my passion.

What does the world need more of?
Clean products with clean ingredients.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

What’s your favorite thing to do in Richmond when you’re not in your business?
Dine out

What’s your hidden talent?
I can do the splits.

What was the first concert you ever attended?

Who do you look up to and why?
Richard Branson. Always admired his integrity and courage.

What do you love most about Richmond?
It’s quirkiness.

What’s the best thing about being a local business owner? 
Making a difference in your community

Mamie’s Apothecary  is a locally owned natural beauty and wellness boutique specializing in clean, non-toxic products for your body and home. Mamie’s Apothecary is located next door to Lex’s of Carytown at 3020 West Cary Street.