Spreading Music in San Carlos & Beyond!

Highlighting another mom-owned business in our community, Hummingbird Music School teaches music to students in San Carlos and nearby cities.  In typical parent networking fashion, I discovered Francesca Draughon, founder and owner of Hummingbird Music School, was teaching piano lessons from a friend. I knew Francesca from White Oaks Elementary but didn’t know she was a gifted piano instructor and musician. Now, two of my children are students of Hummingbird and I have watched Francesca’s business grow in the past year -- for good reason! In my continued spirit of supporting other mompreneurs in the community, I thought it would be fun to sit down with Francesca to...

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New Craft Coffee & Tea Café in San Carlos – Mints + Honey

Tucked in the southern end of San Carlos, there is a brand new craft coffee and tea café, Mints & Honey. I sat down with one of the owners, Dot Teng, to learn more about their story.  The bright and sunny spot started as an event space in 2015 with frontage on El Camino Real.  Dot and her sister, Canna, always envisioned a café as part of their space, it took time and planning for their vision to come to fruition. Dot and Canna’s Mints & Honey journey began in 2005 when they partnered to start a floral design business, Mints Design. Their floral business grew and their...

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An Interview with Renee Barton of Redwood Grill

As you might have learned from some of my earlier blog posts, I am a big fan of community interest stories, especially when they are about local, entrepreneurial women. I recently sat down with Renee Barton, the owner of Redwood Grill in the Woodside Plaza shopping center in Redwood City. Redwood Grill opened this summer and has quickly become a locals' favorite restaurant.  Their menu focus is California comfort food and they have an excellent wine list plus a full bar...

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