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

Hi Tina, what makes you happy? Why?
Winning over my self and overcoming challenges while helping other’s makes me happy. Coming out of something that I didn’t think I’m capable of and inspiring others to do the same. I I think that we, ourselves are our biggest enemy. Fear keeps me from moving forward and holds me back. When I’m able to break free and going after my dreams despite of my circumstances. I feel liberated and then I just wanna share with others and letting them know they can do it too.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
After I was laid off from lingerie designer job. I felt disappointed and frustrated. I wanted to continue to work in the creative field while being able to spend quality time with my Daugther. Looking out my windows, I often see photographers outside and that’s inspired me to start a picnic business in the Southbay. With a volunteering behind the scene for a nonprofit organization for over 10 years, Picnic and event planning became natural to me.

I approached my friend, Lynn Frazier who also got laid off from a corporate job to partner up. Lynn dream was to pursue a flower business. We partner up and decided to help each other’s brand grow and now branching out into our own business. The Pop UP Pavilion was built from two women’s helping each other’s pursuing their dreams and now branching out into our own. I also started doing many collaborations and partnering up with the women’s owned, small, local businesses in The Southbay and helping each other’s businesses in the community.

Ofcourse there are challenges and it’s never easy. There’s times that I have to bring my four years old daughter along and cleaning up. Having to responsible for the success of your clients event while running around to set up for a party with in a time frame not easy.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to Lynn Nantana Frazier @The.Popup.Petals who helped me grow The Pop Up Pavilion. I’m excited to see you follow your dreams and thank you for all your support for the Pop Up Pavilion.
Now it’s your turn to shine!
Also to all women owned business over in the South-bay.

Image Credits
Starting from the top: 1. Photography: @katherineandtyler katherineandtylerphoto.com planner: jilliannicoleevents Florist: the.popup.petals 2. Emiliacharlesphotography 3. My iPhone 4. my iPhone 5. Photography: @katherineandtyler katherineandtylerphoto.com 6. Photography: @katherineandtyler katherineandtylerphoto.com planner: jilliannicoleevents Florist: the.popup.petals model: @briannaaye 7. Virath & Krizelle Pum @twofourteenphotography 8. Photo & Rattan Chair @Beachy.mums Model: @lilcashjones @littleleilalove

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