25 Things About Me

Now that my blog is officially live, I thought it might be fun to introduce myself by sharing a list of 25 random things about me. Here goes it!

  1. Regal is my middle name. Yeah, my parents were pretty genius. 
  2. My two favorite restaurants are, Sugarcane (a Trini restaurant in Brooklyn) and Hillstone (that spinach artichoke dip is life!)
  3. I worked at The Gap when I was a teenager.
  4. I went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (aka the Fame school). I was a vocal studies major.
  5. Nicki Minaj was my high school friend. No, I can’t pass along your demo.
  6. I have a birthmark in the shape of Africa on my leg.
  7. I don’t have any tattoos…yet. 
  8. I’ve never lived outside of NYC. Trini born, Brooklyn bred. 
  9. I got fired from my first floral design internship. I started my business the very next day. Thanks, Sarah! xo
  10. After high school, I considered pursuing a career as a makeup artist. My Carribean parents had a conniption.
  11. I was law school bound for many years. It broke my dad’s heart when I decided not to become an attorney. I did the next best thing. I married one.
  12. I bought a house at 25. I thought by now, I would at least be on house number two but gentrified Brooklyn happened…
  13. I have a thing for bad horror movies. You know the ones with the awful acting and predictable storylines. Love them! 
  14. I have really terrible handwriting. 
  15. I am not a fan of cats.
  16. I married a man with a cat (Jesus be a self-cleaning litter box…).
  17. Ice cream is my vice and Häagen-Dazs brownies a la mode is my flavor.
  18. I am writing a book. I wasn’t planning on revealing that but perhaps putting that out there will help me manifest it.
  19. I grew up hating my dimples. I couldn’t be more obsessed with them now.
  20. I am NOT an event planner. That might be obvious to some of you who are familiar with my work. However, almost daily, I receive inquiries about my event planning services. I even get job submissions from people looking for event planning jobs. I am actually a floral and event designer and owner of Makini Regal Designs. I don’t plan events, I design them.
  21. My favorite travel destination is Cuba. South Africa is a close second.
  22. I am a “crunchy” mama (homebirth, breastfeeding, babywearing, baby-led weaning, non vaccinating, homeschooling, organic eating…etc.).
  23. I am a bit of a loner. Perhaps it’s a side effect of being introverted but I really enjoy alone time.
  24. My husband and I met on Tinder.
  25. I’m 5’2″


  1. Crystal says

    I’m such a big fan of your work and excited about your blog. Is it possible in the near future to do an article on how to really budget for the floral and design work. I’m so scared to even approach a designer I don’t want to insult them if my budget is too low.

  2. Roxanne Brereton-Jordan-Jordan says

    And all that ++++ is what makes you did great and successful!!! Loved you at birth and to this day! Can’t wait to see the rest of your blessings! MuuuuuAH

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