1. Tell us about your latest art creation, Chiquimiau!
Do you remember your first toy? That one you held close to your heart and never let go?
As a mother, I have seen that every child has that one toy that is treasured as the most precious item, and yet, stuffed animals and toys are mass-produced with characters sponsored by big corporations, with nothing that actually represents the individuality of each baby, kid, or person.
The creative process of each Chiquimiau is that of a collective work of art: we provide you the canvas and the materials on our website, and you and your child choose how it looks in the end. We hand make it for you, and it will immediately become a special part of your life.
Chiquimiau is about defining your identity, being playful, being brave, being free-spirited and getting back in touch with your inner child. It's also my gift to moms: kids play for hours, without screen time.
It's fun to get to know about women across our community by exploring their must-haves and go-to's. So, here we go!
2. What are your Fall Essentials?
- A cozy blanket
- Good coffee
- Sugar skulls everywhere
- Knee high boots
3. Cozy Fall Reading Picks?
I’m such a nerd! Ok, here we go
- You, Your Child and School by Sir Ken Robinson
- My Own Words by the wonderful RBG
- Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- The Godfather by Mario Puzo
4. A good Fall Road Trip?
San Francisco has everything: wonderful museums, beach and woods, rain, fog, art everywhere, excellent coffee, clam chowder… what else can you ask for?
5. How do you reset your energy for a new season?
I do a serious cleanup: from closets and storage to mind and spirit. Meditation, letting go of useless things: from that pile of old unopened mail to relationships that don’t do any good to the soul.