We had the good fortune of connecting with Kristine Ramirez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kristine, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I can whole heartedly say that I can attribute my success to the community of people that support my endeavors. I love bringing together the community in order to help build and grow alongside of one another, and I have no doubt that my tribe is to thank for my success. There is no need to step on any toes to grow when you can all equally flourish together.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I have my hands dipped in to a couple of honey pots, so I’ll go through each one with regards to responding to the questions! Algo Mas has been my personal concierge business since 2011, after I became tired of working in the hospitality industry behind a desk. I knew I had a better quality of life waiting for me, and I took the blind leap of faith! I was always a trailblazer in the concierge community of Miami, being the youngest one when I first started at the age of 19 in 2005. My concierge business was no different. It paved the way well before all of these technological advances and apps started to come out! Once the apps began surfacing everywhere to run errands for people, a few people told me I would probably go out of business…. still here, still thriving! I have become the secret weapon behind most of the luxury hotel brands in Miami, working miracles behind the scenes. This business works solely by word of mouth and I wouldn’t have It any other way! @HoneyImGouda has been my fun side of digital life since the end of 2018. Coming back full swing in to influencer life as well as photography and social media marketing came with its set backs. I hadn’t worked in the field for a few years due to taking a cold turkey break of all social channels for over two years. It is a bitter sweet life for me as I wish to remain in the moment and disconnected… but love sharing my adventures with my audience. In 2019, @bossbloggersmia came to life alongside, Ixamar Palumbo. We hosted so many great influencer based events in South Florida, and look forward to coming back strong once our current version of life passes us!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Ooooooh…. came to the right person with this question. This made my concierge soul light up! I am the queen of making sure that everyone that comes to Miami experiences our city as its intended to…. not just South Beach. – Breakfast at Enriquetas in Edgewater which has been my neighborhood jam for cheap Cuban eats since I moved here in 2007! – sandwiches from La Sandwicherie or Subs on the Run taken to Oleta for a day of kayaking to the Haulover Sandbar with some drinks and friends en tow. There are cute little restaurant boats there as well in case you wanted to pack light for your trip… so no worries on the sandwiches if you’re being lazy! haha – Dinner at a fun location like Taquerias el Mexicano or La Santa so we can go to the club afterwards and dance the night away to some reggaeton…. wepa!! Pre-covid I would then say it’s off to Club Space to ring in a new day as the sun comes up on the terrace, but I admit I haven’t been since they implemented the new bottle service only rule due to covid. – a day out on the yacht where you make sure to stop by Stiltsville and Biscayne National Park for snorkeling in one of the only reef sites closest to our neck of the woods. I would also stop at “Beer Can Island/La Islita” to party a little in to the night on the water with dope views of Miami. – A visit to the Frost Science Museum for that iconic tank shot and PAMM followed by snacks on their back terrace at Verde.
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 love to give thanks to those who blindly trusted in me on day one. Without them, the last decade of entrepreneurship would never have been such a success.