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Conversations with Justine Portobanco and Alexa Rivera

Today we’d like to introduce you to Justine Portobanco and Alexa Rivera.

Hi Justine and Alexa, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Alexa and I are good friends that connected through our passion for working out and creating content. One morning during a workout, we began talking about luxury picnics that became popular in California and it was as if two light bulbs went off. It was within that week that we had our business name, logo, themes, pricing, business plan, social media platforms created and written out. Our excitement to create something customizable, affordable yet beautiful and intimate in Central Florida remains and we continue to add and expand Drops of Honey and Joy Events.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Starting up a business, especially through a pandemic isn’t the easiest thing to do. But, we’ve definitely enjoyed every step to get where we are today. We know that our best days are ahead and we look forward to all of the beautiful picnics and events that are to come!

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Drops of Honey and Joy Events specializes in luxury picnic set ups. We create a space for either couples, friend groups and/or families to gather together and create beautiful memories together. What we believe sets us apart from others is that we are fully customizable and work closely with our customers to create the perfect experience. We ask questions upon booking, ask what their vision is, what their exceptions are, what the event is, etc. We want to know as much detail as possible so that we make sure it is a day to remember. We also have an extensive Add-on List of things making our events either as affordable or as detailed as you’d like. We offer add-ons such as paint night, game night, mini or large charcuterie boards, you can order from your favorite restaurant and we will pick it up for you, a mimosa bar, pretty much anything you can think of, we will make it happen for you! We take pride in making sure your quality time is also a beautiful and enjoyable time.

How do you think about happiness?
Alexa – What makes me happy is getting to live life and see what it has in store for me. Making the most of the time we have, getting to spend time with friends and family and my cat.

Justine – What makes me happy is being able to serve others. On my free time, I enjoy creating content, doing make up, spending time with loved ones and ministry. I love to be outdoors, traveling and exploring new places, small businesses and hidden gems!


  • Luxe Date Night Set Up – $100
  • Rustic Boho (2-4 guests) – $150
  • Rustic Boho (5-8 guests) – $200
  • Boho Luxe (2-4 guests) – $225
  • Boho Luxe (5-8 guests) – $275

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