Carla Valencia de Martinez was raised in Houston, TX after moving from Guadalajara, Mexico with her family at the age of 5. Carla has done it all from working at California Closet Company in high school, hostessing at Arcodoro while in college, to creating her own line of embroidered denim and practicing interior design in the Decorative Center. She was the editor-in-chief at LOCAL Houston Magazine – a local guide to city started by her husband Alex Martinez and ran sales, edited and published for 15 years.
In June of 2018, LOCAL transitioned into a Creative Firm and she started Carla Valencia Design where she creates purse straps and custom made pieces. She has two children, Carlota 6 and Pascual 10.
Carla and I talk about her path to building Carla Valencia Design, family, balance and staying in alignment, living in the moment and favorite things.
Favorite things we talked about:
Fitness- Melissa Wood Health- Carla / The Class with Taryn Toomey- Brooke
Hair Products- Olaplex No. 5 once a week, Kerastase Curl products-Carla / Hairstory- The New Wash Shampoo -Brooke
Makeup/Face Products-Living Libations Best Skin Ever Oil Cleanser, SkinCeuticals C Ferulic, GOOP Vitamin C, True Botanicals mixed Victoria Beckham moisturizer- Carla
Dionysia for brow shaping/brow lamination -Brooke
Scents-Maison Marie Louis No.4 with Dyptique oils with a little Patchouli- Carla
Book-The Nightingale and The Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah
Radical Remission by Kelly A. Turner- Carla
Hair Salon- Therapy - Carla and Brooke / David Michael David Salon- Carla
CONNECT with Carla-
Carla on IG- @cvalenciadesign
Carla's Website- www.carlavalenciadesign.com