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

Hi Lavena, what do you attribute your success to?
Never giving up! I’m doing what I love and I’m always finding new opportunities

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I started my business in downtown Los Angeles with very little money but I had the drive to make it work. I’m where I am today because of a supportive network of friends & family. The biggest lesson I learned was your going to make mistakes & its the only way to grow.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would go out to eat at Perch
Poppy & Rose
Malibu farms
We would go to the beach & see the Crenshaw area especially lemert Park and shop til it hurts!

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?
My daughter who is my inspiration. Downtown Women’s Center they have been very supportive & encouraged my success.

Website: venavena.com

Instagram: Venavenahandbag

Facebook: Vena Vena Handcrafted

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