Aloha & bienvenidos to Flowers Croon! Flowers Croon is a whimsical travel & lifestyle blog where I share my adventures in food, travel, wine, fitness, style, entertainment and everything else. Flowers Croon is the home of positive vibes, spilled glitter, swanky fun and good will. I don't take myself too seriously, I live my truth and I try not to fall off unicorns. Thank you for joining me on this magical journey!
I'm a constantly evolving modern-day super woman: Public Servant by day, caped media maven & freelancer by night. Currently pursuing a B.A. in Public Relations, I am educated with a degree in Multimedia Communications & Presentations. My experience in marketing, hospitality & event planning is evident in my storytelling and social media sharing strategies. The mother of a newly minted college junior, I am taking advantage of this fabulous stage in my life by running more, becoming a wine expert, traveling the globe, volunteering and piling on the romance with my honey.
I was born and raised in California, daughter of a Puerto Rican mom and Indian dad. I was raised by the same wonderful mom and my fabulous Puerto Rican step dad. Obviamente, hablo español, amo la música y crecí comiendo comida increíble. I spent six years of my life living in Florida as a teenager, and returned to California just in time for college.
I started blogging anonymously in 2003 but took a break when anonymity became obsolete. Having won a creative writing award as a teenager, my love of writing wouldn't allow me to remain in the shadows, so I rekindled the old blog flame and that's how Flowers Croon (named after the Entchanted Tiki Room song) was born!
I began my graphic design in college and quickly found that design opened the door to several other creative outlets. Soon, I was working in administration, marketing and trade show management. With the birth of daughter and a brief out-of-state move I began a new career in publishing, freelance writing and event planning.
For years I published a popular anonymous blog and ghost wrote, while simultaneously being a single mom and furthering my professional career. Throughout my career I've been blessed to hold executive positions in exciting industries (education, sports, hospitality, publishing, government) while still nurturing my love of social media and writing. I've worked with children & high-profile clients and have planned large-scale private events. Always exceeding expectations, my strong work ethic has given me the reputation of being the gal to call when you need a job done right.
I am a music & film lover, art & pin collector, Disneyland regular, sports fan, runner, DIYer, foodie, bargain hunting fashionista (thrifting!), pop culture nerd & runDisney expert. I'm also a baseball stadium & wine connoisseuse, saxophone player and wannabe professional swing dancer. I enjoy dirt biking, Hawaii, movies, tattoos, culture, head banging, roller coasters, travel, people watching and photography. I am passionate about reading, education, imagination, art & giving back. I'm fascinated by super heroes, candy shops, animation, theme parks, comic books, technology, Dweezil Zappa, 1920s-1960s & pastry chefs. I practice kindness, philanthropy and sharing good vibes daily.
I am blessed to live in Northern California where I share my life with these two incredible people.
My daughter is currently an undergrad, working her way towards law school. She amazes me every single day with her kindness, compassion and talents. As independent as her mom, she has been working since she was 16, purchased her own car at 19 & travels to new cities & countries as often as possible. She recently returned from a service trip in Mexico.
I met my soul mate while working at Fox Racing and we have been together for over 10 years. He rocks my world by respecting my independence, quirkiness, constant transformations and love of spontaneity. That's a tall order. He's the real deal.
The services I offer include: media coverage, reviews, FAM trips, race participation, press trips, local events, fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
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