We had the good fortune of connecting with Reina Kendall and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Reina, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Throughout every aspect of my life, I Always come from a place of gratitude. In fact, by focusing on having an authentic, grateful mindset, I have found that it not only leads to humility and success but it creates an internal clarity that is healing. Gratitude is also a positive vibration. Positivity is contagious so the more mindful I am, the better I can be at helping others do the same and perhaps discover their own success whatever that may be.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I created my brand Reina’s Raves in July 2016. Like many others, I was doing something I loved and wanted to share my insights from my experiences. I started as a travel and food blog and today, I write about fashion, supercars, my public relations career and I’m an “accidental” model. Very different than my start but not really. Essentially, I am a lifestyle writer and I share my experiences in the present but one thing I will tell you is that everything I do comes from a place of gratitude and I believe it’s that mindset that has allowed for my success and longevity. 2020 rocked many of us including myself and what I thought was my path. As the saying goes, “When the going gets tough, the Tough get going” and so when my high hopes for event planning and hospitality were crushed, I did exactly that. I got going! That’s when my modeling career began. It’s a beautiful brand because it’s honest, lighthearted and really about taking nothing for granted, rolling with the punches, laughing as much as possible abs authenticity.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I Love where I live! There are so many Favorites on my list and that’s why I’m a huge advocate of supporting my local community. As the hostess, I would take my guest for a drive making several stops along the way. In no certain order over the few days, I would drive around the island of Palm Beach. Show them Royal Poinciana, my favorite baby on tree spot on County Road, pass by the Beach club (where I learned to swim), the Sailfish Club, the Breakers, St Edwards Church , Worth Avenue, Marina St Barth, Taboo, Bice, Via Parige, Pizza al Fresco, Green’s Luncheonette (Pharmacy), Trevini Ristorante, Meat Market and many more. I would also tour West Palm Beach. We have some of the best street art! Take them to the Ben, Howleys Diner, Grease, Bradley’s, Winston Nails, Primp Suite, City Girl Consignment, Kabuki Sushi, the 500 Block , Lynoras, Spruzzo and many others. Wow I may have to go for a drive today!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Throughout every aspect of my life, I Always come from a place of gratitude. In fact, by focusing on having an authentic, grateful mindset, I have found that it not only leads to humility and success but it creates an internal clarity that is healing. Gratitude is also a positive vibration. Positivity is contagious so the more mindful I am, the better I can be at helping others do the same and perhaps discover their own success whatever that may be.

Instagram: @reinasraves

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/reinasraves/

Image Credits
Neil London Antoinette Wilks Sunman Kaunis Reina’s Raves Photography

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