We had the good fortune of connecting with LAUREN SANTACROCE and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LAUREN, what do you attribute your success to?
I attribute my success to the fact that I wake up everyday and love what I do. I love sourcing material and I love the people I work with.
I have always been a very hardworking, self motivated, competitive, and growth minded individual. I have also always been very passionate and creative, so it has been a rewarding opportunity helping architects, builders and designers turn their visions into a reality.
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.
All Design Solutions is a family owned business built from years of knowledge, experience, passion, and hardwork. We are truly one of a kind. We have created a unique niche where we help trade professionals – architects, builders, contractors, designers, developers, and remodelers – and homeowners source the materials they need for their projects.
Knowing where to go, and which suppliers have what material is what sets us apart.
We Bring The Showroom To You!
We turn Instagram & Pinterest dreams into a reality by sourcing what you need, when you need it, at the prices no one else can get!
We Save you Time & Money!
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?
In my opinion, the best time to visit Houston is between February and May. Not only is the weather cooler, but there are so many fun events and activities going on – like Rodeo Cookoff and the Astros!
Where to stay:
Post Oak Hotel
Hotel ZaZa Museum District
JW Marriott Houston Downtown
Places to Eat:
The Original Ninfas on Navigation – Carne Asada & Queso!
Field & Tides – Scallops & Risotto
Pappasitos – Fajitas
Ambriza – Serrano Margarita & Pastel Azteca
Hando – Wagyu Meal for 2
Brennan’s of Houston – Nothing like a good steak!
Pinks Pizza – Cheese & Basil with EXTRA crushed red pepper
Pinkerton’s – BBQ
State of Grace – Oyster Bar
Pho Binh Heights- for the Sunday scaries.
Hobbit Cafe – Parents had their first date here!
Armandos – Best DJ on Thursday’s
Permission – Whiskey Bar
Sugar Room – dark little speak easy. Espresso Martinis!
77 Degrees – Rooftop Bar
McIntyre’s/Drift/Bungalow – the trifecta.
Postino – Bottles of Wine & Bruschetta Boards
River Oaks Tiny Boxwoods – Sangria & Milk & Cookies
Porta’Vino – For the Vino lovers
Mutiny Wine Bar – Also for the Vino Lovers. Fried Quail is a must!
Eloise Nichols – Chicken & Waffles
Rodeo/Cookoff – Eat award winning BBQ, watch some bull riding & see your favorite artist perform!
Round of golf at Memorial Park
Concert at White Oak Music Hall
Walk/Bike/Run the Buffalo Bayou Trail
Sunday Drag Brunch at Hamburger Mary’s
Polo Match @ Houston Polo Club
Renaissance Festival – October/November Only
Catch a Game
– ASTROS – Minute Maid
– TEXANS – NRG Stadium
– ROCKETS – Toyota Center
– Dash/Dynamo – BBVA Stadium
– SABERCATS – Aveva Stadium
The Nutcracker – Only in November
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate this Shoutout Series to my dad, who just so happens to be my business partner. My dad has been in the construction and design industry for over 35 years, and he has created a reputation of customer service, hard work, and finding/sourcing the impossible. He is the hardest working person I know, and I’m extremely proud, thankful, and lucky to be working alongside him and to be his daughter.
My mom also deserves a Shoutout…maybe more than anyone else. She has been the backbone to each business venture my dad has taken on, and she also has been the backbone to our family. Without her, none of us would be where we are at today. She loves unconditionally, she gives more than she takes, and she only wants to see those around her be successful and happy.
I’m extremely blessed to have such a strong support system, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without my mom and dad
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