Every month we’re featuring one of the incredible Boss Babes that we know. Our October Boss Babe is Rhea Blasko, owner of Heritage & Home Gilbert. The storefront in JD’s Homestead opened at the beginning of this year and unfortunately had to close shortly after due to COVID. But they are now back open for business (with masks of course), so be sure to stop by and shop local. Get to know Rhea!
WHEN DID YOU START YOUR COMPANY?
January 25th, 2020
WHAT WAS THE BEST COCKTAIL YOU'VE EVER HAD AND WHERE WAS IT?
Capuchin Martini from Stacks in Valparaiso, IN
WHY DID YOU WANT TO WORK/START AT THIS COMPANY?
Before Heritage I worked as an interior designer. While working in design I was constantly in the car going from project to project. Being from a small town in Indiana I never really became accustomed to all the busy roads and traffic we have here in AZ. I realized quickly that job wasn't quit my calling. I knew I needed to create a space close to home that I could still use my creativity but stay in once place. Two years later and many concept changes Heritage and Home took shape. Now I'm located in JD'S Homestead which oddly enough looks like a farmhouse. Very reminiscent of my midwest roots. I think it was meant to be.
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF QUITTING? WHAT DID YOU DO TO GET YOU BACK ON TRACK?
Not once. Just getting started.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO LISTEN TO IN YOUR CAR? (PODCASTS, MUSIC, AUDIOBOOKS, ETC.)
Harry Styles | Fleetwood Mac | Hozier | Lord Huron | Alt- J | Dua Lipa | The 1975
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO? (CAN BE FAMOUS, FAMILY… OR FAMOUS FAMILY.)
My younger sister, Danielle. She started her first business years before I did. I whole heartedly admire her work ethic. She's always looking towards the future, she never stops learning more, and she's not afraid to take chances and put herself out there. She a strong leader in her community and loved and respected by anyone who has the pleasure to meet her.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING?
Entertain family & friends, anything near or on water, smooch my pup, try new food/ restaurants
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF?
Being a damn good step mom! Love you Rylin!
IF YOU COULD GIVE ANY ADVICE TO YOURSELF 10 YEARS AGO WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
Don't run from what seems difficult. Know that nothing happens over night. Just take small steps everyday and let the plan transform. Trust your gut and remember that the universe rewards those who take action. It doesn't have to be perfect, it won't be perfect at first, but you must move forward.
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