We had the good fortune of connecting with LaTasha Domino and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LaTasha, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind creating my candle line was if you don’t like what’s on the market create a product you would love and want to buy. You see, I spent hundreds of dollars on candles, and one day I said I need a new scent, something fresh and that I never smelled before and I left Saks with one candle; which cost me 60.00 dollars. The next weekend I brought my first candle set and on June 23, 2016, is when I made my first candles for De La Paix Candles.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Wow, where do I start? I am an Infection Preventionist for a major healthcare system and with the pandemic, it has been overwhelming but rewarding to know that IPs are essential and are the heart of the hospital. The physicians, nursing, and executives rely on our expertise to keep our staff and employees staff. I believe since the COVID-19 pandemic I have consulted with every physician at my two campuses on what precautions are needed for their patients or they asking if their patients need to be tested for COVID19. I love being an Infection Preventionist because of the unknown but when there is no way of containing the virus is when it becomes challenging. If only the government will listen to medical staff instead of politicians.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love a good bunch. My new favorite spot is a’Bouzy Restaurant. If your visiting with the kiddos I recommend checking out the beautiful mural around town, they actually have a mural tour provided by Joyride Houston that will take you to the city’s most popular murals. If you are planning a girl’s trip or a trip with your man there are great happy hours everywhere lol but make it a day and start at a’Bouzy, you have to stay at Post Oak Hotel so after bunch, you can enjoy a spa treatment and end the day at the pool, but you have to have a private cabana of course and just kick it laughin enjoying life while sipping on a cute but refreshing cocktail in hand.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First, I would like to give a short out to Rhonda who played a major part in me creating De La Paix Candles. Rhonda knew I always had a love for candles and when I told her I wanted to start making candles she introduced me to the key person to why my candles are so unique (the essential oil lady) Rhonda set up the meeting because she already developed a relationship with her. To my husband and baby girl Shiloh I love y’all for continuous support and motivation. To my mother, you are my rock thank you for all you have done and continue to do.
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Due to the pandemic, my personal photography is the one in only Jermaine Domino, Thanks baby for hitting those angles just right, haha
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