Q&A With: Owner Blake Shanley of Tiny Taiga

Who? Blake Shanley
What? Tiny Taiga
When? 2012
Where? 1200 E. 11th Street, #106, Austin, TX 78702
Why? Blake has studied nutrition and holistic therapies since she was 18 years old and always wanted to share that with people. Her love for all things healthy led her to open up her own shop where she can help people in finding what they’re looking for. She was also a real estate broker at The East Village so having been involved in the community through real estate it made perfect sense for her to choose this location for Tiny Taiga.

Tiny Taiga carries superfoods, teas, tonics, tinctures, essential oils, herbs, all natural body care, minerals, books, and gifts. It’s a mini feel good wonderland. Go and explore for yourself and meet the magical shoppe keeper who will help you find your remedy. Blake’s already done all the work for you so you don’t have to worry about that part. Go and discover, grab a book and sit by the fire, look at the paintings, smell and test some of the essential oils, and taste the teas. Don’t forget to spread the love and let all the good people around you know about Tiny Taiga because they deserve it too. Stop by and say hi! Check out Tiny Taiga on the web and like on FB!

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Q&A With: Owner Deanna Miesch of Art Therapy Austin

Who? Deanna Miesch
What? Art Therapy Austin
When? 2003
Where? 1200 E. 11th St. #109 Austin, TX 78702
Why? Deanna has worked as a therapist since 1995. She gained a lot of experience and realized she always had the desire to own her own practice. She wanted to make sure it was in a studio.

This space is comfy, cozy and provides a relaxing place for art therapy. Check out Art Therapy on the web and like them on FB!

Q&A With: Owner Cathy Altman of Austin Ashiatsu

Who? Cathy Altman
What? Austin Ashiatsu
When? 2010
Where? 1200 E. 11th Street, #109, Austin, TX 78702
Why? Cathy’s goal is to introduce this new style of massage to Austin. Ashiatsu is a deep tissue style of massage that uses the feet instead of the hands.

Cathy is a licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist and herbalist who has been actively working in the healing field for 17 years. Ashiatsu is a Japanese word that means “foot pressure.” Check out Austin Ashiatsu on the web, like them on FB and follow them on Twitter!

Q&A With: Owner Carmela Hartman of In Style Weddings & Destinations

Who? Carmela Hartman
What? In Style Weddings & Destinations
When? 1999
Where? 1200 East 11th Street, Suite 101, Austin, TX 78702
Why? Carmela planned celebrations of all kinds from weddings to other events. As she started doing more and more she realized that weddings came more natural to her.

In Style Weddings & Destinations will not only plan your fun and fabulous event for you but they’ll plan your honeymoon too. They’re event planners and travel agents. They do events in Austin, Mexico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Europe, and anywhere else your heart desires. Make sure to book your appointment before you stop by as they’re super busy. Check them out on the web and like them on FB!

Q&A With: Owner Melanie Tipton of Last Petal

Who? Melanie Tipton
What? Last Petal a floral studio
When? 2000
Where? 1200 East 11th Street, Suite 101, Austin, TX 78702
Why? Melanie took a bunch of classes, did a lot of internships and traveled. After all her adventures she decided that she loved flowers and that this was definitely for her.

Melanie shares this studio space with the other girls. She does beautiful floral arrangements and they are gorgeous. You’ll just have to see for yourself. Check her out on the web and like her FB page!

Q&A With: Founder & Photographer Skylar Reeves of 15 Minutes of Fame

Who? Skylar Reeves
What? 15 Minutes of Fame
When? 2010
Where? 1200 East 11th St. #105 Austin, TX 78702
Why? Skylar Reeves moved to Austin from Atlanta to shoot bands. When she started shooting families, the idea for parties came up while shooting and 15 Minutes of Fame was born.

What’s 15 Minutes of Fame? Families host a party and invite a bunch of people over. Each family and or child gets 15 minutes in front of the camera. Skylar shoots a lot of great pictures and in the end you get to choose what you want. What a great idea!

How cool is this space? It’s super bright, colorful and its coziness makes you feel right at home. Skylar is amazing! Check out 15 Minutes of Fame for more incredible pictures and like them on FB!

Q&A With: Owner Song Montesinos of Modesty Hair Studio

Who? Song Montesinos
What? Modesty Hair Studio
When? 2010
Where? 1200 E 11th street, Suite 102, Austin, TX 78702
Why? Song and her friend have been doing hair together forever and they’ve been talking about a hair salon forever so they just did it.

Modesty is an energy efficient space that offers everything from everyday natural looks to extravagant up-dos to accommodate all your special needs. Check out their website and like them on FB!