Happy Friday everyone! I’m taking a break first from Baby Zeeka’s Friday Fashion entry since my little Fashionista has cough and colds and wasn’t up for posing like a model these past few days. Today though, I have a very interesting guest in my blog. Her name is Mommy Pristine (I love her name!) and she is a mompreneur. She has an interesting business and I’m sure, a lot of you would want to hear from her.
Interview with Mompreneur Pristine Carmona Pascual of Party Please
Pristine is a happy wife for 5 years now and a delighted hands-on mother to a 3 year old boy. She loves all forms of art and the artsy fartsy in her was awakened when she moved to NY a year after she graduated College in 2001. She worked full-time in a Christian Church in midtown Manhattan as an Office Administrator and Children’s Ministry Director. She also had a part-time job in Anthropologie as a Sales Associate, where she was constantly surrounded by talented artists who spent hours and days working on their breathtaking window displays.
Ginger: Can you tell us more about your business? What is it about?
Pristine: My business is called Party Please. Party Please is a boutique event styling company. Our goal is to style beautiful and personal events, always with a cherry on top so no 2 events are ever the same.
Ginger: How long have you been in business?
Pristine: We have been in business since September 2011
Ginger: Who is your market?
Pristine: Moms, bride-to-bes, basically anyone who wants their event to be beautifully styled with careful attention to detail.
Ginger: How did you come up with this idea?
Pristine: I was planning the 1st birthday of my son in 2010 and wanted our venue to have an elegant yet fun atmosphere that both adults and kids can appreciate. After which, friends have asked me to style their parties too and the rest is history.
Ginger: What made you decide to start this kind of business?
Pristine: I love creative and uniquely designed parties. I also love conceptualizing designs and doing arts and crafts. So I figured, why not spread beauty one party at a time?
Ginger: Were there any obstacles that you faced when you decided to pursue becoming a mompreneur? What are these?
Pristine: I have a tendency to be a workaholic. There are times when I would lie awake at night in bed, storming up ideas. Last New Year’s eve, we were out on a vacation and I caught myself answering emails in our hotel room. That was when I realized that I should learn how to balance my time and be a wife and mom first before being the entrepreneur.
Ginger: What are three traits that you think a mompreneur should have when starting their own business?
Pristine: I think a mompreneur should first be a devoted wife and mother. She should believe in her own uniqueness and skills, since there are a lot of competition out there who may have more time in their hands. And also to have fun running her business, if it is something that she is passionate about.
Ginger: Any unforgettable lesson that you learned as a Mompreneur?
Pristine: That it’s okay to take a day off once in a while to keep the good vibes flowing.
Ginger: That is so true! I thinks I need to remind myself that, too! What advice can you give to other Mompreneurs?
Pristine: Always remember that you are an amazing woman who’s doing an awesome job!
Ginger: Thank you so much, Pristine! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences. I wish you more success!
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