A Monmouth County native, Shalini is the owner of Bijoux & Spice, a classic and incredibly chic jewelry business! Mom to a seven year-old-daughter, Shalini loves spending time playing board games and visiting Monmouth County beaches. Learn more about Shalini in our interview below!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
Originally from Manalapan, NJ and I spent some time living in India. I now live in Toms River.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
I have one daughter who is seven years old
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I lived abroad for five years.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
Without support from both my husband and my mom, I wouldn’t have been able to get to where I am today. It really does take a village!
Favorite things to do with your kids?
We love to do puzzles, board games, crafts, and all the girly nail painting. Our favorite board game is Guess Who and we are very competitive in our home!
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
Being a SAHM has helped me manage my business. If I had a 9-5 job, I would not be able to give my undivided attention to Bijoux like I do now!
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
100% if I didn’t have the support of my local customers/wholesale clients, my brand wouldn’t be anywhere near as successful as it is. That’s one reason I love doing pop ups. Meeting my customers and putting faces to the Instagram names is so cool, and it makes me incredibly happy!
What is your favorite restaurant in Monmouth County?
Teak in Red Bank, NJ
What is your favorite activity to do with your child(ren) in Monmouth County?
Nothing beats Monmouth County beaches (can’t wait for summer)!!
What are your Mom Goals?
Spend more quality time with my daughter. She’ll be eight this year, and I’d love to take her on her first mommy/daughter trip somewhere special, and hopefully it will become an annual trip.