Our latest “Meet the Member” is with Paris312 Founder and Creative Director Niku Ghalkhani. Paris312 works out of Assemble’s Chicago Gold Coast/Old Town location.
Paris312 is a party planning company specializing in Party Boxes wrapped in a bow and shipped to you. They have simplified the tedious task of event design into a 4-step process providing all your party essentials wrapped in a box and shipped to you. By combining artistry and elegance, they have created alluring product lines meant for effortlessly chic celebrations. Leaving you to #partylikeaparisian.
Getting to the office before the rest of the team is the best way for me to get ahead with my work. Once everyone has arrived, I like to take advantage of their presence to discuss, have meetings and brainstorming sessions.
I like that the neighborhood is very accessible, easy to commute and close to great restaurants and shopping nearby. I also have memberships to a couple of yoga and barre studios in the area. All this convenience helps me make the most out of my day. I can get workouts in, run errands before heading home, and there are plenty of spots for the team to meet with each other or clients.
For meals: Goddess and the Grocer and Tavern on Rush.
For happy hour: Nico Osteria.
Being surrounded by other enthusiastic, ambitious people always helps is great! It gives you energy especially when business gets tough. I used to work from home and it became very lonely and draining.
Having management that takes care of maintenance or IT issues and other services allows me to concentrate on my team and my business.
The boardrooms and kitchen space have coffee and tea available, so they are great for when vendors or clients visit.
1. Meet with the team
2. Work out
3. Scratch off 5 things of my to do list (it’s harder that it sounds)
Never, or rarely, say no. As a luxury party goods crafters and retailer, we are closely associated to the event planning and networking industry. These are people and word-of-mouth based industries and you never know where each opportunity may lead you. Some of our greatest partnerships came from unexpected connections.
Product development. Making new collections and products is a wonderful way of mixing combining the creative talent and analytic minds of our team.
2. Exploring the city on foot (walking is my meditation)
3. Reading interior design magazines
Learn more about Paris312 at their web site, paris312.com.