We had the good fortune of connecting with Char Goetz and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Char, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I was an antique dealer for many years and always had a love for vintage trailers. When I found my 1952 Aljoa trailer “Daisy”, I knew she would make the perfect partner and brand for my business. After restoring “Daisy”, I took her on the road as a mobile vintage shop and soon found that I wasn’t the only one who loved vintage trailers! Shortly after , I pitched the idea of a vintage market to a local community college, they said yes and the rest was history. Seven years later, I’ve owned & promoted both outdoor and indoor curated markets at various locations in Orange County and look forward to expanding my business throughout California.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Flying Miz Daisy is, above all, a family. This family is built on the pillars of authenticity, open-mindedness, craftsmanship, and kinship. Our vintage market is a community that welcomes those who seek different kinds of goods that surround them, goods that are one of a kind, not mass-produced. What customers will experience at Flying Miz Daisy is the ability to converse with the vendor, to use all their senses when shopping, to learn the rich history of each piece that has been carefully collected, and restored to find its way to them. It is a shopping experience unlike any other- not just a market, but a social experience, a chance to explore your tastes and learn about others’, and a place to truly feel at home.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take friends where my hubby took me the first week I arrived from Long Island, NY. It was my first time to California and he took me to Rancho Palos Verdes to see the Wayfarer’s Chapel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He might have had hidden agenda:) as we got married there 3 mos. later! Afterwards, grab some great Mexican food at Salsa Verdes in Lunada Bay and go for a hike around Portuguese Bend! At this point of my life, my husband and I are splitting our time between two homes; one in Dana Point & the other in Solvang. I love being up in the Santa Ynez Valley as there are great people here along with talented artisans, great wineries, antique shopping and the most beautiful nature surrounding it all!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My daughter Ashley encouraged and helped me create a “vision board”. I presented it to the City of SJC and soon after produced an outdoor vintage market there. She always pushed me to act on my passions, dreams & desires in both my business & personal life. Ashley once wrote, “The art of living… it can’t be read, it can’t be taught–it must be experienced. No one can teach you how to become yourself. It is learned through experiences that have shaped and molded your life–experiences that come with gains and losses.” She truly is my inspiration and the force that moves me forward, giving me confidence to make a positive difference in people’s lives. www.theashleygoetzfoundation.org

Website: www.flyingmizdaisy.com

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Image Credits
Love, Lily Photographer

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