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

Hi Paola, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?

Being a new parent is like driving without a license. No book can tell you exactly how to do things or how to be. I will be the first to say I didn’t have it all together. No big plan, no play by play. I just knew I was ready for this next chapter in my life.

The most important thing I’ve done thus far has been fighting for answers for my baby all while loving him unconditionally . We’ve been hit with some challenging situations lately and If there’s one thing it has taught me is, you cannot give up until your voice is heard. Get multiple answers and give them all the resources they can use.

We call our child our love baby, because that’s exactly what he is. He’s had nothing but loving people around him, and if you knew him believe me you’d love him instantly.

My husband and I simply want what’s best for our son Atreyu and are determined to show him the world.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’am constantly busy. I mean what small business owner isn’t. The best thing about being your own boss is that you get to decide when you work. Working nights works best for me when I want to draw and create but I like to package orders during the day while I still have natural light. During the hours my kid is in school of course. Not everyday goes as planned but I set weekly and monthly goals for myself. I love writing things down, I’am old school. I use my iPhone for quick notes but then transfer everything over to my organizer after. There’s always something to do between updating inventory to my site, or organizing things for a pop up event. I’am very organized so I like my things a certain way. Let’s not forget about all the in between work like dropping off apparel at the local printer, or creating new tags for your products. The job is never over and it’s hard work but if it was easy, well everybody would do it right?

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?

Is this pre pandemic? Hahah well, times have changed being in my mid 30’s and I’d definitely fill this itinerary with yummy foods and drinks.

This is Los Angeles, so naturally there is lots to do. I’d start off with creating a fun map of all these awesome coffee shops. We’d enjoy some Verve coffee in downtown or maybe Stumptown. In between all that , grabbing some grub naturally. Tacos from Guisados or some yummy pizza by the slice from Pie Life in Pasadena. I’d take my bestie to Cranes in Downtown LA for a fancy cocktail or a beer to pair with some dancing. The music is always rad. This bar is my husbands favorite and is kind of low key which I love. The type of dive bar you need a password just to use your phone in there. After that I’d  take us for a little something sweet as a nightcap, some Little Damage ice cream, also in Downtown LA. Best known for their black cone and ice cream that changes monthly. We’d snap some pictures in their cute photo booth and call it a night!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?

I can honestly say that I’m motivated and driven by so many people. When I became a mother, I started to follow a lot of women owned businesses. And some of them have really helped me open my eyes to seeing what I was truly capable of. Not helping me personally but paving the way at a distance  of what were simply dreams then.

Lora Arellano Co-founder CEO of Melt Cosmetics has been one of my biggest role models. Not only is she stunning, but she’s a Latina women who started off doing makeup all over Los Angeles. She made a name for herself. She followed her dreams and built this image, this brand with her Co-founder CEO Dana Bomar. Two completely different humans who shared the same fire to become business women/owners.

This classic duo took risks, got personal and never lost sight of their personalities. That’s something that is really important to me. Fame and fortune can turn people ugly sadly. But these two kept it real and showed the world that it can be done.

So thank you ladies, you truly inspire me to follow my dreams and do things like a true chingona.

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