We had the good fortune of connecting with Michelle Flores Mayra García and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Michelle Flores, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?

We’re inspired by the magic in everyday life. We both love plants and crystals and learning about their properties so that’s one thing that we have integrated in the making of our candles. We can be very inspired by nature too. Also both of us have always loved Halloween and spooky stuff, so we sometimes get inspired by a movie or two.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We’re both graphic designers, we met at University. Being in charge of the creative and visual aspects of the brand is a huge advantage. This way we can bring our ideas to life. We actually took this project initially as a challenge by making a product integrates and showcases our design knowledge.
We have our advantages but we also have had some hiccups. We didn’t know much about accounting or administrative stuff but it was something that we are still learning along the way.
We want to share our magic and make people believe that they can achieve what they want. We’re still just two friends in this business and we love to have a more human interaction with everyone.
Also we strive to take care of nature and take a more eco friendly approach for our products.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
• You should visit La Jolla, there you can do snorkel and kayaking in la Jolla and you can also visit the Sunny Jim’s Sea Cave. • Balboa Park is also a great option. There’s a lot of museums you can visit, the garden and they constantly have events.
• Enjoy the view at Sunset cliffs.
• You can also visit Oldtown, where you will be transported in time.
• Have a drink and a bite to eat at Gaslamp Quarter

We are binational brand so we thought we could also add some places you could visit in Tijuana if you’re thinking of crossing the border.
• You should go eat tacos, there are a lot of good options. Try birria, asada or even fish tacos.
• You could look for a brewery, there are a lot of good ones.
• Go for a night out at Revolución street and to the pasajes.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First of all we would love to thank our friends and family, since they were the first ones to get our products and share our business. And also all the people that have followed us along our almost 4 year journey. We like to hear the stories our customers or followers have to share and their experiences with our candles. And most of all, to our mothers. Without the tools they lent us at the beginning and the unconditional support we couldn’t be where we are today.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midnightmagickhour/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midnightmagickhour

Other: https://www.tiktok.com/@midnightmagickhour

Image Credits
Photography by us Michelle Flores & Mayra García

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