We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Ortez-Parish and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
I don’t really see an end goal to my career. This is more than a profession to me, it is a way of life. It’s a true passion and I see myself continuously sourcing and curating vintage textiles for as long as my body and mind will allow me to do so. I am fortunate enough to make a decent living for my family and I while doing so and I hope that continues for many years.
What should our readers know about your business?
Honeysuckle Rose Vintage started as a side job/hobby. I began selling vintage goods at a local market in Fort Worth, Texas called Lola’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rummage Sale, which I later took over as the event coordinator/curator. This monthly event gave me the perfect outlet to sell my collection and expand my customer base. From there I went on to build and open a small shop on the grounds of Lola’s Trailer Park Bar. We were forced to shut down that location when Covid hit, but we were able to pivot to a new location in Fort Worth’s growing River District after driving by and seeing a lease sign one day. After renovating our new location we were able to open and are now doing better than ever! Sometimes a bad situation can cause you to make moves you might not have made otherwise and can pave the way to greater success. We have learned that if we trust in our vision and instincts we can’t go wrong. We have an amazing clientele that has followed, promoted and continued to support us through every phase of our journey. We could not be where we are today without their incredible support.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There is so much to experience in Fort Worth! Music, art and culture. For music you can catch great live performances at Lola’s Trailer Park, Magnolia Motor Lounge, The Post, Tulips and Twilight Lounge just to name a few favorites. Each one of those venues/bars also have tasty food and delicious craft cocktails or classic beers and “ranch waters”. Joe T Garcia’s beats just about anybody when it comes to patios and margaritas and they just so happen to be near The Stockyards, which every out-of-towner should visit. Be sure to stop at The White Elephant Saloon while you’re down there. If you find yourself downtown you must visit Scat Jazz Lounge for some swanky live jazz music located down in a basement. It’s a hidden gem. A few favorite restaurants are Little Lily Sushi, Margie’s Original Italian Kitchen, Pacific Table, M&O Station, Tokyo Cafe, Rodeo Goat and Ashim’s Hibachi Grill. Of course vintage and antique shopping would be on the agenda. First stop would be my own humble abode, Honeysuckle Rose Vintage, next would be Junker Val’s, Doc’s Records, Montgomery Street Antique Mall, Ties to the Past, Benbrook Antique Mall, The Vintage Freak, Studio 74 and Peas-Cobb Antiques. For art we have some amazing museums such as The Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Works Art and Studio 101 Gallery. And if you happen to visit when the weather is beautiful you should take a visit to Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
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?
I would like to give a shoutout to my mother Dovi Woods. After my grandmother passed away years ago my mother handed down some of my grandmothers most prized vintage pieces. My grandmother was a well known antique dealer and managed Azle Antique Mall. My mother took her place after she passed. Those vintage pieces that were given to me are what started my vintage collection. I still have those prized possessions 18 years later and my lovely mother still contributes to that collection. I come from a family with a great eye and style when it comes to vintage.
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