Meet Alison Gagliolo and Christine Stramandinoli! Two dynamic moms who each have three littles and are also business partners! Learn more about their business, what they love about living in New Providence and the amazing PixieLane clothing line!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
We are originally from the 5 Boroughs (Alison- Brooklyn and Christine- Staten Island). Presently, we both live in New Providence. We have lived here for 4 1/2 years!
How many children do you have and how old are they?
We both have three children. Alison has a 9, 7- and 5-year-old and Christine a 9, 7 and 2 ½ year old.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
We didn’t know each other prior to moving to New Providence and met in a local parents Facebook group. We immediately connected and so did our children and we love it. Even though it’s only been a few years, we feel like we’ve known each other forever.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
Anyone with children knows that it really takes a village on this journey of parenthood. We can’t be more thankful for the support from our family and friends who are there for us at the drop of a hat, because let’s be honest, each day with kids can be a little crazy.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
Some of our favorite things to do with our kids include going to local town events, the beach and just hanging out. That’s the great thing when our kids are together, we could be doing nothing, and it is still something.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
When we met, besides both being from NY and having three children, we realized we had another thing in common. We both LOVED PixieLane.
PixieLane is a women-founded brand supported by a nationwide community of consultants who provide a personalized, fun and stress-free shopping experience unique to your needs. Not to mention we have one-of-a-kind styles, unique custom designed prints, sensory-friendly fabrics that are ultra-cozy and durable. We have staples for the entire family making Pixie your one stop shop for all your shopping and gifting needs. The best part, everything is USA made. Our kids are obsessed and so are we!
In May 2020 we decided to join forces and become business partners doing something that we love.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Starting a new business venture during a Global pandemic was a challenge. We are so thankful for everyone who has supported our small business, whether they be local or from other communities.
What is your favorite restaurant in Union County?
There are so many great restaurants in Union County, but Prestige Diner in New Providence is always our go to with the kids.
What is your favorite activity to do with your child(ren) in Union County?
We love exploring the Watchung Reservation, especially the Deserted Village and catching a New Providence Football game on a Friday night.
What are your Mom Goals?
Our Mom Goals are simple… 1. Raise kind humans and 2. Remind ourselves each day that we can handle whatever is thrown at us.