We had the good fortune of connecting with Diana K. Ortiz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Diana K., we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
There are three main reasons that encouraged me to start my own business,
Aesthete By DKOR is managed by a culture that does not want to run a business for ambition. Aesthete By DKOR cares about Mental Health, and social issues such as Immigrant lives, Black Lives, LGBTQ+ community and Planet Earth. There is a big heart behind the company. We want to create a platform to amplify these voices so that together we can make changes that benefit these communities. We are a small and humble company in hope to grow big enough to give back in ways that can create changes.
Brunch @ Jonathan’s Dinner Park Oak Cliff, Tx or @ Normas Cafe Oak Cliff, Tx Parks @ Klyde Warren Park Dallas, Texas
Sightseeing @ Thanks-Giving Square Chapel (they have a beautiful stain glass ceiling) Dallas, Tex
Local Shopping @ Bishop Arts in Oak Cliff, Tx
Drinks @ Paradiso Oak Cliff, Tx
Popsicles @ Picolé Oak Cliff, Tx
Desert @ Cream & Crepes Cafe Richardson, Tx (The nicest service I’ve ever received EVERY TIME! )
Museums @ Dallas Art Museum @ Perot Museum of Nature and Science Dallas, Tx
Food Trucks @ Truck yard/Walking around Greenville Dallas, Tx
Movie theater @ Galaxy Drive-In Movie Theatre Ennis, Tx
There so many people I owe so much love to but most importantly, my family, they are the reason I work so hard. My parents have taught me the importance of hard work and being an empathetic person in life. I am also the oldest of my siblings and I always want to be a positive role model for them. I want to teach them that perseverance and dedication towards your goals is worthwhile. Second, a person I consider family, my best friend Yvette, who has always been part of my support system through all the celebrations and downfalls in life. I look up to her as a woman as she has been a champion in life as a single mother and future nurse. And lastly but certainly not least all the women in the industry who has been selfless and has given me a helping hand as I figure out what it truly means to run a business. These women know who they, some include Cortnie (@like_confetti), Bianca (@nimbusevents), Elizabeth (@lizziebeeflowershoppe), Anila (@sageandstemco), Elidia (@e.t.memories), Denise (@dixiedoesvintage) among MANY others. In their own way they have empowered me by giving me opportunities or by helping me grow confidence in myself and my talents.
Instagram: @aesthetebydkor & @dkorfloral
Elidia Neese -E.T. Memories (@e.t.memories)