Let’s Make History: The 20 Woman Owned Businesses we LOVED supporting this year!

Let’s Make History: The 20 Woman Owned Businesses we LOVED supporting this year!

The mission for How To Run In Heels has been pretty clear – women emPOWERment, but this year we posed a challenge to all who encountered our events, social media & content – “Let’s put the POWER back in women empowerment” we want to pose this challenge to many others this women’s history month. In 2018 we had the pleasure of working with SO many great women owned business including venues, vendors & guest speakers. We implore YOU to do the same!

Check out these women owned businesses we simply LOVE:

The ladies of Reverie Winter Park

1.Reverie Winter Park – Nestled right in the heart of Winter Park, Florida, Reverie is a boutique wedding & event studio space and  a community work space for our in-house wedding professionals, Dandy Details Events LLC, Casie Marie Photography, Pixies & Petals, and GAD Artistry. Their studio also offers the perfect location for workshops, small gatherings, boudoir marathons, hair & makeup buyouts, and bridal parties when they’re getting ready on the big day. The space is available for rent to photographers, creatives, brides, and fellow party lovers.
Reverie’s sophisticated white & grey color palette, lovely natural light, and finest details offer the most intimate and perfect space for you to enjoy.

Nestled right in the heart of Winter Park, Florida, Reverie is a boutique wedding & event studio space and  a community work space for our in-house wedding professionals, Dandy Details Events LLC, Casie Marie Photography, Pixies & Petals, and GAD Artistry. Their studio also offers the perfect location for workshops, small gatherings, boudoir marathons, hair & makeup buyouts, and bridal parties when they’re getting ready on the big day. The space is available for rent to photographers, creatives, brides, and fellow party lovers.
Reverie’s sophisticated white & grey color palette, lovely natural light, and finest details offer the most intimate and perfect space for you to enjoy.

2. Inquisitor Wine – The Inquisitor Wine Company is a culmination of one such friendship between founders Laura Fletcher and Christie McLeod.

The Inquisitor is founded on these principles along with a love of exciting and fantastic wines.The Inquisitor consists of six wines to accommodate all ranges of wine lovers, from sommeliers to self-proclaimed winos. Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Methode Cap Classique, Merlot,Cellar Reserve,Cabernet Franc.

3. Blissfully Feminine ( Candice Adewole ) – Candice Adewole is a femininity educator, certified life coach, and beauty professional originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Currently residing in sunny Florida, Candice has studied femininity and masculinity for over 10 years. It has become a passion of hers to help women to tap into the power of their feminine essence, in order to attract deeper, more intimate relationships with men, foster genuine sisterhood with other women, and have more overall confidence as a woman.

4. The Neet Shop – The Neet Shop’s mission is to deliver quality, handcrafted products to you. It started with a thought that became a dream and, thanks to you, now a reality.
Each scent has been carefully created and selected to give you the best experience in relaxation and enjoyment. Each Neet Product has been crafted by hand to ensure you get that personal touch that all of my customers have come to love.

The Neet Shop also loves that soy candles are made with vegetables and are 100% biodegradable. We may not be saving the world, but we feel it’s a small part that we can do.

Owner – Aminah Hamidullah

5. Foodies Cafe – A place where good food, coffees and teas meet books and conversation. Foodies Café is not just a cafe. It is also a space in which issues of importance can be discussed that everyone can enjoy while sipping delicious fair trade coffee and tea after having one of our one of a kind menu items.

Styled shoot by the talented owner – Jahiya Jeter




6. Distinctly Beautiful – Whether you’re saying I Do or planning for your new bundle of joy, Distinctly Beautiful will be there to make sure your event is unforgettable! It doesn’t matter if you’re having a small intimate gathering or a grand ball, the environment they create for you is one of the most important things! Distinctly Beautiful’s number 1 goal is to make sure your story is felt by everyone!

Kayla Galecki, also does artwork for stationary!

7.Kayla Galecki Art – Kayla Galecki is a Florida based artist living outside of Orlando, Florida in Winter Park- with her husband Matthew and 2 puppies Briar and Kai.
Kayla is currently exploring her creativity and sharing it with others. She started painting more, dabbling in graphic design, taking pictures, traveling, writing more after leaving corporate America and all together feeling more freedom to slow down and create.

8. MOE Brand Studio –

Dr. Lakisha Ross – Guest Speaker at our 2018 Power Breakfast event

The place where entrepreneurs come to BIRTH their brands! They help established and aspiring entrepreneurs grow mentally, stand out visually and dominate digitally in their industry, As a full service success training and brand development company that caters to Entrepreneurs, High Profile Influencers, Artists and Creatives, our mission is to support, educate and nurture our clients as they navigate the world of entrepreneurship.

​MOE Brand Studio can help you DISCOVER, DESIGN & DELIVER a brand image that embodies the essence of your vision, your brand message and your core values to your target audience via attraction marketing!

Christina – speaker from our 2018 Power Breakfast Event

9. Fashionality by Christina Marisco – Personal Stylist that helps women and men enhance their wardrobe by providing fashion forward advice where their outward appearance reflects their best qualities! Fashionality’s mission is to help women enhance their wardrobe by providing fashion forward advice where their outward appearance reflects their best qualities!
Their focus is on their clients to help them understand, identify and develop their style. Their clients can maximize their current wardrobe by mixing prints, using different colors to highlight outfits, incorporating accessories and current trends which will give them more outfit options.

Craft & Common now carries wine, cocktails & appetiers

10. Craft & Common – Craft & Common is a welcoming neighborhood space serving specialty coffee, craft beer, wine, session cocktails, and food.

This AMAZING Women Owned Business is a “blend (of) thoughtfully curated modern home decor and accessories with a specialty coffee bar” said owner Lindsay Duensing

Owner, Helen Lavette working her magic

11. Studio Huex – Their licensed and skilled professionals are dedicated to bringing out the inner beauty of every client while delivering remarkable results every time. Using only the latest and best techniques in skin care, make-up and beauty applications, we provide services that are tailored to fit the individual needs of our clients. They are mindful of the complete experience from beginning to end at Studio Huex and pledge to deliver great results and complete relaxation by promoting our four core values: Quality, Satisfaction, Education & Passion

The team at Allure Dance &Beauty Bar

12. Allure Dance & Beauty Bar – Allure is a safe place you need to do more than just workout, get pretty and have fun! Become the best you, have a blast and burn calories too! No perfect people allowed- come anytime, just as you are… and we promise you that you’ll leave feeling better than you did coming in!Our team of hairstylists, estheticians and massage therapists have been meticulously chosen based on their desire to empower you to believe that beauty is loving yourself, inside and out. Training in the most current techniques and trends is a top priority to help you feel and look your very best. We offer only the best services and all natural, holistic therapies! Their goal is to help you feel relaxed, refreshed and confident when you walk out of their doors, knowing that you are beautiful.

Linda Guzman & Lulu Rivera Freeman

13. The Guzman Group ( Now LIV Realty Homes ) – LIV Realty is a family brokerage. One that understands the value of building relationships that extend past the closing table and the need to educate, empower and uplift our community, so we can all LIV the dream.
“In 2018 we worked hard, prepared and endured the struggles that come with the type of growth that lead us here. In 2019 we are ready, ready to continue being of service to a community we care so much about.”

14. Blended Cafe Bar – Blended Cafe Bar is owned and operated by the Dao sisters. As soon as you step into their cafe, you will immediately feel like you have walked into our home.
They are passionate about what we do & this shines through every dish & cup.
Be sure to stop in when you’re going through “The Drive”!

15. Perkins Marketing – With Perkins Marketing’s Team of Marketing Experts and Mentors you’re destined to succeed.You can come to us with no experience running a business & don’t know the first thing about Marketing or bringing in more sales.

16. The Pearl Suite the Pearl Suite is an online retail boutique specializing in women’s apparel & accessories. The vision for the web-based marketplace began in 2014 by a seasoned corporate professional desiring chic and simple pieces – outside of the traditional specialty retailer store – that were fashionable for the work, as well as, social environment. Finding that her shopping options were limited in terms of size and silhouette, she decided to launch an e-commerce boutique shoppe focused on fashionable apparel that is chic, curve-accommodating and simple. Whether you are looking for a stylish top for a special event, a chic outfit for a date or a simple inspirational tee, the Pearl Suite Boutique offers timeless, limited edition pieces for your styling mood.

17. Natural Couture Boutique – Natural Couture is a fashion boutique that specializes in bold, and unique clothing and accessories. Their mission is to provide clothing and accessories that help to express cultural awareness and enhance our sense of pride.
Natural Couture combines culture with trend, to provide a meaningful affordable fashion alternative. Let the world know who you are and where you come from!

18. Vinia Wine Bar –
VINIA is an intimate wine bar where you can enjoy unique wines from our carefully curated list, amazing food and delicious desserts!

19.I Am Brave Conference I Am Brave is a Conference for Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders. Our mission is to give women the tools to impact their Family, Business & Community. Whether you’re a social media influencer or a top executive, I Am Brave is for you! 

20 Halo Beauty And WellnessHalo Beauty and Wellness is a company that prepares customized Herbs, Teas, Tinctures, Oils, and Steams to offer holistic solutions for skincare, haircare, and natural healing for body.

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