Hi, I’m LC
Wife, mom, creative Jill-of-All-Trades. A dreamer and dream-maker. As a matter of fact, I’ve been making a variety of ‘things’ for quite some time. From illustration to writing, photography to corsetry, proof-editing to branding… I. Do. It. All. frfr.
I took up candlemaking during the winter of 2022 out of a need for gifts for those dearest to my heart, and I haven’t stopped since my first pour. And being a perfume lover has only cultivated my desire to enter the candlemaking world that much more. I’m passionate about fragrance, and understand how significant olfactory memories are in our lives.
City of Opportunity
I grew up in a small city by the bay. My immigrant family settled in the area because my grandfather was a sailor stationed in the city’s now defunct naval base during the Vietnam War.
Sandpiper Drive is an ode to my family and the childhood home that so many memories were made in. It’s remembering parts of my youth that can never be relived again, but can be shared with others much like a written story. It’s honoring those who helped shape me into the person I am today, while creating a path for the person I am helping to shape for tomorrow.
New Year, New Me
In the beginning of 2022, I walked away from my career of over 15 years because my husband and I couldn’t afford childcare for our infant daughter. Becoming a stay-at-home mom and wife was the most humbling experience I’ve ever faced and though I’m grateful for the ability to raise our daughter in our home, trying to shake the idea of having to “work” has been quite the challenge. Thanks to the encouragement of my dearest ones including the unconditional love and support of my husband, and a newfound sense of motivation that accompanies parenthood, I mustered the courage to embark on this entrepreneurial opportunity.