We had the good fortune of connecting with Khristena Marcus and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Khristena, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
What began as a hobby and creative way of making costumes for my performances, turned into an amazing opportunity to share my gifts and creativity with others.
With my background in the arts and experience as a professional dancer, I can incorporate my life experiences into my costume designs. I know how it feels to be on stage, behind the scenes, and how it all works together to tell a story.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Being a custom designer is both challenging and rewarding. My creativity, problem-solving, and technical skills are constantly challenged, but the growth I experience with each design and seeing the joy in my client’s faces makes it all worthwhile.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When you work a full-time job, run a growing business, and teach dance classes to kids and adults, there isn’t much free time. However, there are a few places and restaurants I love. I love Spanish cuisine, and my top two favorite restaurants are Guapos in Gaithersburg, MD, and La Canela in Rockville, MD. Guapos is hands down one of the top Mexican restaurants in the city and La Canela has amazing Peruvian dishes. My husband and I also love to take walks at Centennial Park in Ellicott City, MD. The lake and the views are gorgeous and very relaxing.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shout-out to my husband who is the love of my life, my rock, and my number one supporter. He has helped me immensely throughout this journey both financially, emotionally, and technologically. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for his love, understanding, and encouragement.
Instagram: @eulaliadesigns and @khristena_e
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