To get you through this week, Alex from Parker & Rain is giving away one of her trays! Alex emailed me a while back telling me about her new business, and I loved her and her trays so much that I wanted y'all to get to know her too so we did a little Q&A.
How did the idea for Parker & Rain come about?
For years my family & closest friends have told me to abandon my
career (then in banking, now in health care technology) & utilize my
bold creative side to develop a brand. I always knew I had it in me,
knew I eventually wanted to work only for myself, but could never
choose a direction. Choosing a product to start with was an incredibly
difficult choice, one that truthfully I stumbled upon. I packed up my
teeny Gramercy apartment in NYC and moved to Cape Cod, MA & began
decorating what is now my EIGHTH apartment in four years. Searching
for the perfect bold pattern in a catchall tray, I couldn't find much
in the market. That was the "ah ha" moment in which Parker & Rain was
What was the final push that made you take the leap into becoming a small
Someone asked me a simple question that truly stumped me, "what are
you waiting for?" The truth was there would never be a perfect time or
place in life to start, but I quickly realized now is much better than
later, or worse - never. I'm lucky to have incredible people in my
life who not only want me to succeed, but offer honest truthful advice
& most of all - inspiration!
How to enter:
1. Leave a comment on which tray you would pick! You can pop over to her Etsy store to see more designs!
2. Follow Parker & Rain on Twitter