Hi Megan, welcome to your interview. Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston?
Megan: Hi! I’m from the Midwest. I grew up in Milwaukee and then lived downtown Chicago for five-ish years after college before moving to Houston. I’ve been in Houston now 6-7 years? Long enough to have learned to appreciate and get excited about the rodeo but brief enough that I’ve yet to fulfill my dream of scoring a ticket to the chili cook-off!
Do You have Children?
Yes, Macy is 5 years old.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I deal with depression on the reg.
Favorite local things to do in Houston?
Go to Ipic.
Get massages at Thip_Ta_Ra Retreat on Shepherd.
Shop at Cheeky Vintage.
Eat at Kenny and Ziggy’s.
Funniest shortcut/routine for helping you through parenthood?
I bribe Macy with lipstick in the morning. If she gets dressed, eats breakfast, puts on her shoes – whatever the goal at hand is, she gets to wear my Nars lipstick upon completing the task in a timely manner. Her teachers at school are likely judging my choices and I’m completely fine with that and Macy’s “Dragon Red” lip.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
Girrrrrl, yes. I’m involved in way too many things.
I own a boutique creative services firm called Mad Meg Creative. We specialize in social media management, PR, and web design. Some of our current clients are Rice Village, River Oaks District, Market Street, Wolfies Swim School, and Luling City Market BBQ.
I’m also the author of 99 Problems but a Baby Ain’t One and am hosting an Author Meet ’n Greet this Thursday at Cacao Fashion, Home, and Gifts – a cute little shop in Westheimer Oaks with other local authors. Click Here for info
I’m also a partner in a new business/website called PopUp Shops. It’s is a match.com between brands that want to “pop up” and “spaces” that want to host them. Pop ups are revolutionizing how retail is conducted and our site makes it easy for interested brands and spaces to find, vet, and succeed with one another.
What’s one of your favorite things about Houston?
Being a creative, I love that creatives in Houston get to be a big fish in a small pond. In New York, Chicago, LA – there is such a huge creative community and everyone is vying for the same opportunities. Because Houston is an oil and gas town, the creative community is a bit smaller than what it typically would be for a city of this population. The creative community is somewhat small, close-knit, and easier to navigate because of this.