Thursday, October 19, 2017

5 Questions for Darlene Tenes of Casa Q

I admit my adventures have been turned up to 💯 because I have started this blog.
 Way before the meager beginnings I learned about Casa Q and Darlene Tenes
5 Questions for Darlene Tenes of Casa Q

1. What made you start Casa Q? ​

My business CasaQ started off as a side hobby in 2007 when I wanted to decorate my Christmas tree and couldn't find anything on the market at that time that reflected my Latino culture. I decided to design two hand painted glass ornaments and that was the start of my collection. Since then my ornaments have been sold across the nation at boutiques, museums and big box retailers. 
2. How much fun do you have in sharing (teaching) about the Latin culture ?
I love creating an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to everyone.
3. Where do you take your personal vacations?
Lately I've been combining my personal vacations with CasaQ adventures and planning trips that explore the culture, cuisine and people from different Latino countries or places influenced by Latinos. We've had some wonderful experiences thus far in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Havana, Cuba & are going to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta & Santa Fe in October.
4. Any advice for an new traveler to Latin America or Cuba ?
Spend time with the people, don't be afraid to try the cuisine and be open to learning new things. Read up thoroughly on anyplace you're going and talk to natives of possible. I especially like Trip Advisor.
5.Your ornaments are amazing will you have a special one for 2017?
 I'm designing some other products right now which can hopefully done in time for test marketing this holiday season.

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