Driven by a               for capturing life's most special memories + milestones


In 2020, yes, that year, I found myself craving a new creative outlet, and I dove into the art of calligraphy. I loved it so much that soon after, I started selling custom ornaments and taking on calligraphy projects.

When my parents passed away in 2022, I took a break from creative work and instead found myself journaling more and digging deeper into my Catholic faith. My creative spirit was renewed when I discovered surface pattern design in early 2023, and the calling to create Mimi + Manuel was born.

Creating ornamental keepsakes for cherished moments

how it all began...

On my playlist:

Old School R&B

currently reading:

The Bible

guilty pleasure show:

Sister Wives

Favorite cuisine:


go-to cocktail:

Margarita on the rocks with salt on the rim

more about me

Guillermina was a tough little Mexican lady who spoke loudly and always got things done. Everyone who knew her called her Mimi. Manuel was a Colombian gentleman, always in a suit and tie, even in the summer, and had a soft heart for his girls.

 Mimi and Manuel immigrated to Queens, New York with very little and without knowing the language. Their paths crossed in Sunnyside, Queens, and the rest, as they say, is history. They raised my sisters and me in a small townhouse in Jamaica, Queens, and instilled in us a strong work ethic, honesty, and a determination to excel in all we do.

The heart and                  of our brand


stay creative and dream big.

It is because of them that I am able to follow my dreams, and it is in their loving memory that I created Mimi + Manuel, to hopefully inspire you to always

Want to work together?