You've browsed the shelves, followed us on Insta, and attended a workshop... but have you met the brains behind The Paper + Craft Pantry?
Between a dancer turned stationer, Internet-famous photographer, and aspiring management consultant, we've been privy to a wealth of diverse talents and strong passions this summer. Together we're lucky to have formed a solid Summer 2016 Team that has overcome anything from the daily work grind to unexpected surprises.
One of the best things about working at the P+CP is the conversations we get to have with guests who walk through our doors and getting to know the community. Now it's our turn to share a bit about ourselves! Read on for an up-close-and-personal look at our teammates!
What's your job at The Paper + Craft Pantry?
Pei: Owner + Chief Stationery Enthusiast.
Lucia: The best intern in the house! Just kidding. Jr. Social Media Manager and jack of all trades.
Chelsea: Creative Director + in-house comedienne.
Favorite thing being sold in the shop?
Pei: Everything! Each piece and product was carefully selected to fill this little stationery shop!
Lucia: I don't mind playing favorites... I can't get enough of the designs from Paula and Waffle and The Little Red House!
Chelsea: The notebooks from Merry Keem + all of the Le Pens!
What did you want to be while growing up?
Pei: I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up; I dabbled in a lot of different things until I found myself in the small business world!
Lucia: This is embarrassing, but an actress! It's still my dream to work in the film/TV industry though.
Chelsea: I wanted to be a photographer when I was growing up and then... well I became one!
Which blogs should we be following?
Pei: I've had a super big girl crush on Sugar and Cloth for several years now! I mean, just take a peek at their blog and Instagram feed, and you'll see why!
Lucia: Local Milk for the pics and prose. Nutrition Stripped for the health inspo. Green Kitchen Stories for the recipes.
Chelsea: So many! Writes Like a Girl, A Taste of Koko, Pieceology, Skunkboy, and Oh, Joy! just to name a few! Oh... and Splendid Rags!
Go-to snack when the munchies hit?
Pei: Coconut rice cakes (a childhood treat from Singapore)
Lucia: Currently loving nut butter-stuffed dates or a cold-pressed juice!
Chelsea: Almonds + golden raisins!
Favorite ice cream flavor?
Pei: Sprinkles with a side of vanilla ice cream.
Lucia: I can't say no to Dolce Neve's Ricotta Honey & Pistachio...
Chelsea: Texas Sheet Cake by Lick!
Now that we've talked about ice cream... what's your favorite workout?
Pei: That's a tough one! My weekly workout routine includes a blend of yoga, pilates, and spin!
Lucia: Honestly just good ol' weight training!
Chelsea: Swimming and deep water weightlifting!
Favorite local restaurant to haunt?
Pei: Casa Colombia for their arepas and empanadas!
Lucia: Does Whole Foods count?
Chelsea: Um I'm head over heels for Irene's right now!
Name your favorite Austin-y thing to do!
Pei: I really love exploring the Green Belt!
Lucia: Morning runs on Town Lake!
Chelsea: Swimming at Barton Springs, followed by sipping coffee outside somewhere and reading a book.
What song has been stuck in your head recently?
Pei: Probably a Bieber song.
Lucia: OHMYGOODNESS I am so obsessed with Hamilton right now.
Chelsea: "Heart It Races" by Dr. Dog, always!
And finally... what's a skill you want to learn?
Pei: Full transparency, I feel terribly awkward in front of the camera. So I'd love to get more comfortable both in front of and behind the camera!
Lucia: To dance! I am beyond uncoordinated.
Chelsea: I want to learn... to kickbox. Totally not kidding. Also to bake!