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

Hi Kristy, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
For the last 15 years I have been a stay at home mother to my three kind, beautiful, and brilliant children. They have taught me so much, brought me so many new opportunities, and really helped me see myself in a different way. Seeing first hand that everyone is born different, unique and special grew a desire inside of me to really know who I am . As they began to get older, I had more time for self reflection, self care, and travel. As the passion for understanding myself and others continued to grow, I began traveling to sacred sites all over the world. I was looking for answers to my own life. Who am I, why am I here? Through the time I spent at spiritual retreats, mystery schools, spiritual healer schools, work shops and yoga, I realized that we all have special gifts, talents, passions and abilities that we came here to share not only with ourselves but with the world. So the idea of a place where I could share my uniques gifts and talents was created. And also with that, I have a place to help others to connect in with themselves to find their specific passions and qualities they came here to share.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
LAVANDE is a place where you can walk in and create your own personal love stories. Life is a process and journey of falling in love. Here at LAVANDE, we create experiences and carry products where you can connect in and share and build love for yourselves, each other and the world.

Our vision at LAVANDE is for everyone to know themselves deeply, to know their true heart’s desires, and to remember and be able to live their specific divine life purpose and soul mission. We provide tools, ideas, gifts and ways for you to remember how unique and special you are, and for you to know that waiting to be discovered deep within are talents, abilities, wisdom and passions that you brought with you into this life to help fulfill your purpose.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite places here in San Diego would definitely start with the beach! The ocean is a magnificent power and force. Just being in the vicinity of it, you can smell the salty air and feel the brilliance of her beauty. Wind and Sea beach is all that and more. Its beauty is majestic and Bird Rock, La Jolla is the cutest neighborhood. Bird Rock is a place where you can walk and shop and dine and beach all in one place. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has the best Oatmilk Mocha in San Diego. Trust me, I’ve tried them everywhere!! The Wayfarer Bread Company has the most delicious scones and breakfast croissants in the area. And if you’re looking for a vacation rental in San Diego, La Jolla Vacation Rentals has the most beautiful places to stay, on the beach, luxury vacationing.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have so many people in my life who have challenged me to grow beyond measure that I am so thankful for. Through them I have experienced my toughest times, making me question everything, but making me who I am today. A strong independent woman who knows her strengths and embraces her weaknesses. I have also had so many supporters that have cheered me on my entire journey, like my husband Danny, my friends, my mom and my children. But one of the most influential people in my life has been Jessica J. She helped me to know me, to believe in myself and understand myself. She pushed me forward to do the things I was most scared of, knowing all along I could do it. With her and my husband’s support, I was able to create this beautiful business that I am proud of and that I know will help many.

Website: www.loveandlavande.com
Instagram: LavandeSanDiego
Facebook: Lavande

Image Credits
Diverse Photography

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