Name: Alexandra Gioia Amelio but you can call me Allie ๐Ÿ™‚
Where did you grow up: South Miami but have called Jupiter home since High School
Town you live in now: Tequesta, Fl
Why you love living there: I love feeling secluded a bit in little Tequesta but still close enough to all the things we like to do.
Tell me about your kids: Olivia, 23 months is about to be a big sister to a little boy mid July! We think sheโ€™s excited about it but not sure she knows what sheโ€™s in for. Neither do I! She is my little ray of sunshine even though she shoutsย โ€œNoooo!โ€ when I sing You Are My Sunshine to her.
Favorite things to do with the family locally: We love picnics at the beach, boating, Constitution Park, Busch Wildlife Center, Loxahatchee River Center and We Rock the Spectrum. Olivia also loves the fish and balloons at Nordstrom and I love to shop there so itโ€™s a perfect outing for us!
Best family restaurant: U Tiki is probably our favorite. You canโ€™t beat the view and thereโ€™s lots of things to entertain your toddler with if they get bored.
Ideal family vacation spot and why: Well the only traveling weโ€™ve done since having Olivia was to escape a hurricane so once we take one Iโ€™ll let you know! I feel like somewhere in the Keys would be lots of fun!
What’s your ‘day jobโ€™?ย I used to work in marketing in the corporate world and turned my side hustle of designing jewelry (AlexandraGioia.com) into a full time job!
How do you balance your ‘day job’ and motherhood?ย –ย ย  ย Opening my Design Studio (390 Tequesta Dr.) has been the best thing for me! Iโ€™m able to get so much more accomplished in a short period of time outside of the house when I donโ€™t have a toddler fighting for my attention. Iโ€™m much more attentive to her when I get back home knowing Iโ€™ve crossed a few things off my work to do list but also struggle with being able to shut it off when I get home. Iโ€™m still figuring out how to balance it all!
What do you do for self care? I LOVE pedicures especially the massage part. My husband is deathly afraid of feet so itโ€™s so nice when someone will actually massage them. I also love to just sit in a coffee shop (Oceanaโ€™s Cold Brew might be my favorite) and take a minute for myself. Iย donโ€™t do either of these things enough!
What did you wish you knew but no one told you about being a parent? Before becoming a parent I thought being a stay at home Mom would consist of trying out new Pinterest recipes, relaxing and doing mess-free craft projects. Boy was Iย wrong! You are on 24/7 with no breaks but just as everyone says, itโ€™s the hardest yet most rewarding job you can have. Staying at home while trying to run a business definitely comes with its set of challenges but I feel so blessed that I can watch Olivia grow and learn something new each day.

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