Throughout my life and career, I’ve been blessed with a network of wise elders, trusted vendors, advisors, and lifetime friends. I am big on connecting good people to one another. Please feel free to reach out to the resources below. Many are from the Bay Area (Northern California), and there are some that travel across the nation or have resources in multiple locations.
P.S… if you ever run across Grandmother and I (pictured above), you are free to call her your Grandma. She loves all of my friends like her own.
BEATS, MUSIC RECORDING and PRODUCTION
HeddNodd Music Group is located in Milpitas, California. They are a group of classically trained musicians, engineers and producers. You can buy or lease their beats via their website.
BEST BALLOON, AIRBRUSH, and HENNA TATOO ARTISTS
Once your child has gotten a uniquely designed balloon from Sideshow Events, you and your child will notice the difference when you get a balloon from another vendor. The Sideshow Events team are true artists at heart and aim to please each child’s imagination. You will also leave the airbrush and henna tattoo booths very satisfied. Reach out to Gideon or Daniel for your next event.
CATERING AND EVENTS
The La Bonne Cuisine take their 5 star catering and design very seriously. They are true perfectionists and their food is decadent! Christophe and Sebastien are true culinary artists that are also fun to work with. You will find yourself lighthearted and laughing around them.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE in SAN JOSE
20/20 Chiropractic has healed me of my back pain caused from sitting down in front of a computer for over 20 years. Dr. Jason Bauer is very passionate about educating his patients. Expect to get pop quizzes during visits. His partner Dr. Doyle is also well versed in educating patients about healing the human body. They work together to give the best care while keeping you up to date with your insurance plan and its different nuances. I enjoy reading Dr. Bauer’s daily inspiration that he writes on the white board.
CHURCH in SAN JOSE, CA
River of Life Family Church is our home church that is focused on helping people see God’s love and relevance in our everyday lives. Come and visit!
CLOTHING in SAN JOSE, CA
Aristrocats Boutique A place to shop for unique clothing. Supports local designers. The setup is simple, neat and clean. After this store set up shop in Japantown, other stores followed and what came next was a Renaissance that brought forth local designers, artists, and entrepreneurs into this supportive community.
Cukui Clothing also located in Japantown. In the Bay Area, Cukui is rooted from a melting pot of chicanos, south pacific islanders, tattoo artists, and graffiti heads. Cukui is driven by art and limited edition designs and exclusive releases. CUKUI started as a small collaboration between amigos Orly Locquiao, and Sammy Rodriguez. Since its inception, Cukui became recognized as a new genre in art and streetwear.
DENTISTS in the BAY AREA
The only two people that I trust with mine and my family’s teeth.
Dr. Victoria Goh of Goh Smile Dental Care
Dr. Boots Robinos of Happy Smile Dental Care
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION SOLUTIONS
Since 1974, TRI-AD has been trusted by mid- to large-sized companies nationwide for expertise in employee benefits design and administration solutions. At TRI-AD, their purpose is to enrich the health and financial well-being of people just like you.
Headliners in San Jose Japantown. Another local favorite, Headliners has a nice collections of hats, beanies, and other accessories.
LEGO INSPIRED ENGINEERING CLASSES
The Play-Well team consists of patient master-builders that can design any curiculum for your children. They also have sites across the nation. Jeffrey Harry in Marketing is an awesome partner that can assist with your event.
Mezcal Restaurant serves authentic Oaxacan cuisine. They even serve fried grasshoppers for the brave! I’ve rented out the entire place and celebrated my birthday and hosted Happy Hour Events for corporate. For event inquiries, ask for Adolfo Gomez.
P.S. You have to try their comforting chicken soup.
TOTAL HOME SOLUTION, PHONE, INTERNET AND TV
Raphael Castro, Residential Account Executive is an honest man dedicated to assessing your needs and providing options. If you want him to review your current inventory, or if you need cable, home security, or phone services, he can be reached at 408.318.8932, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Wellthsmart is a corporate wellness program offering companies professional-quality vitamins and supplements, and shares your quest for good health. They provide superior brands that adhere to strict governmental regulations and use safe, high-quality ingredients. You save on the best products available through your company benefits plan. If you would like to get this awesome benefit for your company, reach out to Angela Salas.