Influencer: Chad Thomas

In People by Suzanne Koch

Chad Thomas is the owner of I.O. Domani, the fashionable clothing boutique that recently popped up at the Koral Center in San Jose del Cabo. Filled with some of the world’s top designers, I.O. Domani is inspired by Italian traditions and global fashion with a second location in Dallas, Texas.

Name: Chad Rhnae Thomas



Age: 32

Title: Managing Partner & Owner

Married/Single: Sadly very single

Kids: 0

City you live in: Dallas, Texas and San Jose del Cabo

My favorite thing about Dallas and San Jose del Cabo is… The food in Dallas is amazing especially the steak restaurants and in San Jose del Cabo the people are so friendly and encouraging.

A typical day in my life includes… Waking up by 6:30 a.m. to workout. After working out I make a quick breakfast and jump in the shower to start the day. I’m usually glued to the phone checking emails somewhere in between breakfast and the shower. I’m usually at work by 9:45 a.m. The day ends around 7 p.m.

I was born in… Kansas City – I’m a Midwest girl

I’m listening to… my Bossa Nova and Reggae playlist – J Boog and Joao Giberto.

My Family… Is supportive , crazy, beautiful and fun. My mother is the one who keeps us all going – she’s the most entertaining out of the bunch.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… I would love to have dinner with Nelson Mandela! No explanation needed – This was an extraordinary

One thing I cannot live without… Chapstick… I have them hidden every where so I always have one handy.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… A brain surgeon but I found out that blood makes me really uncomfortable.

I’m inspired by… Nature… it’s ever changing and we can learn so much about ourselves by looking at Nnature’s beautiful wonders.

The one person who motivates me is… Family (it’s a challenge to name just one).

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… how we view and interact with each other and those different from us. We don’t need to always agree but we should always be respectful and dig deep to understand those differences.

The perfect day would be… sailing with my family!

My first job… I worked at Banana Republic in High School. I never had a paycheck – bought so many clothes.

My favorite escape… The spa is heaven on earth. I try to escape often.

My life… is always busy and constantly changing. I’m still learning how to adjust daily.

I’m currently working on… collaborating with some talented designer to create an exclusive collection for I.O. Domani

Always… I always call my mom first thing in the morning.

Never… I never stop working on improving on myself.

My Pet Peeve(s)… Not answering the phone but texting a long conversation.

My Biggest Dream… To expand my company into other parts of the world and leave a lasting legacy.

Favorite Quote… Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe

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