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

Hi Cristina, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
We grew up in our dads motorcycle shop and watched him sell. My uncle also had a hair salon. We were around entrepreneurs during our childhood and we always thought we wanted to do the same.

We loved selling anything and were always trying diff business ideas. When the time came and we had some money saved we took the plunge.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
owners Michelle Wilson Bien and Cristina Wilson Hudlin are Sonoma County California retailers with entreprenuerial magic in their pockets. Identical twins, each with a baby one month apart in age, they grew up, as Wilson Bien describes, “in (their) father’s motorcycle shop and watched him sell stuff.”

“We started our business in our early 20’s during the recession,” Wilson Bien says of her Petaluma-based operation, adding, “We started our business from nothing and never had to take a loan.”

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?
We live in Sonoma County. We are in the heart of the wine country. We would definitely spend some time winetasting at a local winery like Francis Ford Coppola. Then shop downtown at all the cute boutiques in Petaluma’s historic downtown. We would go into San Francisco (Izzys) or Sausalito for dinner (Scomas). We are fortunate to be near the beach do we also have great seafood options. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Our team of amazing woman! Without our team we wouldn’t be where we are.

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