Part of our mission here at Housewives In The City, is to be women who support women. We want to hold each other up and bring attention to women in our communities. In that spirit, I want to introduce the Honolulu Housewives community to our series, Leading Ladies.
To launch our Leading Ladies, I selected Brittnee Ferrell of Boombox Productions Dance Studio. We met Brittnee at our July Girl's Night Out and Networking Social, and I knew she was a perfect candidate for our first Leading Lady here in Honolulu!
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today.
I have been training in dance since I was 2 years old by my Aunt, my love and my training lead to many opportunities and awards. As I was training I was also taught to be a caring and loving teacher. Growing up in a family studio did wonders for me and my future career. When I got to Hawaii I realized there was a severe lack of Tap Dance offered on island. I had a large amount of interest in instruction so I decided "hey I can do this on my own" and I put things in motion! I had a meeting with the Owners of Island Elite Cheer where my daughter attends All-Star Cheerleading classes and asked if there was interest in starting a dance program, and because they believed in me Boombox Productions was born! Island Elite is now a full service gym offering cheer, tumbling, stunt classes and now DANCE!
Describe yourself in three words:
Fierce, Unique, Positive
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Performing on Broadway when I was only 15 alongside dancers like Gil Stroming, Michael O'Keef, Ricci Milan and more.
That's amazing! What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To grow my business, build up a hype, inspire more to dance for themselves.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Professional Cat Lady
Interesting choice...How do you maintain a work/life balance?
With positive vibes. We get back what we put into the world, not everything is in our control, roll with the punches, and inspire others to do the same along the way, and just know everything can't be sparkles and rainbows all the time! My husband and five year old daughter are 100% on my team and inspire me every step of the way!
What websites do you visit every day?
Pinterest, The Chive, Spotify
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in our city?
Top Favorite people are my Husband Aaron, my Daughter Scarlett, and My dancers. Places- I love being inside Island Elite around such inspiring athletes, The beach, and Home. Things- Eat the delicious food Hawaii has to offer!
What is your goal for retirement?
You never really retire from dancing, you just evolve... it will always be in my heart.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Life is short, Do all the things and be all the things!
Any final comments?
Thank you Honolulu Housewives in the City for selecting my brand new business, we love everything you stand for! Woman Power!
I love what Brittnee stands for, and I think she makes a great role models for the little ladies in our city. She is unapologetically true to herself. She is unique and fun, and I think she makes a great addition to the Honolulu Housewives community!
To find out more about Boombox Productions Dance visit Brittnee's website, and check her out on Facebook and Instagram too!
And to find out more about our Leading Ladies series shoot me an email!
I can't wait for our monthly Girl's Night Out this week, since the kid's went back to school we've been super busy and a night out is definitely needed ASAP!
Here's how it's going down
We'll open the doors at 5:00, try to get there early, because our first fifty guests in the Cupola Theater (on the second floor of the Honolulu Design Center) will be given a ticket redeemable for one of our SWAG Bags! Yay!
Amuse Wine Bar will have drink specials and apps available for purchase during their happy hour (5-7 PM).
I'll be giving away a $50 Amuse Wine Bar Gift Card at 6:30 PM. Everyone in the doors gets an entry and those who have RSVP'd on Eventbrite, will earn a bonus entry, so be sure to RSVP y'all! Must be present to win.
After the giveaway at 6:30 PM, I'll announce that it's time to collect the SWAG Bags! Bring me your ticket back to claim your bag!
At 7:00, I'll announce the winner of a $15 Starbucks gift card from Honolulu Housewives! You can enter that giveaway at registration, just fill out our cards with your name and email or drop your business card in to be entered.
A few of our featured vendors will be running giveaways too! They are in charge of their own giveaways, and you can find out about them by visiting their tables!
I've lined up some great vendors for you guys this time! Take a second and check them all out!
Jana from Jana Dillon Photography will be snapping pictures of all you lovelies, so make sure to grab your girlfriends, and pose for a pic. They'll be up on our Facebook page the next day! Thanks Lisa!
HDC offers parking validation for up to three hours, after three hours it's $3 every half hour, and they only accept cash. So don't forget to bring in your tickets to be validated and a few dollars with you just incase!
So you already know that Honolulu Housewives is new to Oahu, but here's a little secret, I've actually been blogging for over four years! When the opportunity to bring a Housewives In The City branch to Honolulu I jumped right on it! Because I'm still sort of new to the island, I wanted to jump right in and get to know the ladies of Oahu.
All the Housewives Bloggers have lots going on beyond the Housewives events. We've got a Wedding Planner, a Realtor, Single Moms, Single Ladies, Work at Home Entrepreneurs and more. We really are accepting of women of all backgrounds and lifestyles, we welcome everyone, not just your stereotypical "Housewife". So today, I wanted to share a little bit more about myself and what I do.
Because I LOVE planning my kids' birthday parties, I share those too. We've definitely had some AMAZING birthday parties over the years. My favorite was Kaylee's 'Eloise At The Plaza' themed party when she turned six. I spend months thinking about the theme, planning every detail, and working to make their day super special!
I don't do it to show off, I genuinely love planning their parties each year, and it makes happy.
I also specialize in digital designs, I often share Free Printables for my subscribers--everything from Home Decor signs to planner stickers, and this Kate Spade inspired sign.
In the past I've shared printable wi-fi password signs, calendars, letters to santa, school notes and a lot more. They're available for a limited time only and only to our subscribers---so super exclusive :)
I also take commissions on custom birthday party and more prints.