We had the good fortune of connecting with Samantha Whitlow and Lya Kimbrough and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Samantha & Lya, what do you attribute your success to?
Right now our business is a two-woman show (two mothers at that) with full-time jobs and daughters to raise and through all of the other responsibilities the one thing that has kept us “successful” is our love for LOVE. It is shown with how we work with our clients to how we set up their experiences, we both love what we do, and we both love to see our clients happy in the end. Love is more than a feeling between people it’s an action that shows and with our experiences we help our couples to take that action to not only maintain the love between them but to show them a way to help flourish that love in other ways.

What should our readers know about your business?
Love Runners Intimate Events Is a romance concierge business. Our events are built with soul-specific sentiments that create unique experiences per the lovers we are planning for. With trials and tribulations of every day life constantly interfering with the progression of our company, we are most proud of how far we’ve come. With God’s grace and the blessing of having a business partner who is equally as passionate about the business as you are, we are able to hold each other accountable and encourage each other enough to push through the challenges we face daily. Over the course of our journey, we’ve learned to overcome adversity by acknowledging our mistakes but not allowing ourselves to wollow in the discomfort of them. And instead, every day focus on the benefit of each learned lesson… accept, appreciate, and celebrate even the smallest victories made. The same concept applies when learning about and highlighting special moments shared between our lovers throughout their love stories. Love runners was created to help people accept where they are in their personal relationships, appreciate those that are near and dear to their hearts, and intentionally make time to celebrate their loved ones, essentially creating beautiful memories that last a lifetime.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?

Caribbean food & Great Sunday Funday Brunch Vibes: Negril
Island Vibe Date Night: Rock Steady (also a dope spot for a Friday night out with the guys or girls)
Island Vibe Kickback: Spice House

Thai Food: Tuk Tuk, 26 Thai

Tacos & street corn: Bartaco

Quesadillas: Bellstreet Tacos

Best jerk wings & spoken word: Apache Cafe

Eclectic Crowd w/up & coming artis live performances: Bonfire ATL

Rooftop hang out: Cafe Circa

Dinner in an igloo: Publico

Canoeing at High falls

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?
God – He gets the biggest Shout out for allowing the following people to be in our lives and for blessing us with opprotunities

Autumn & Larry McKenney – These two are our #1 couple! They were the first couple that we ran love for and Larry was actually the person to give us our business name

Mr. and Mrs McHugh – They have always been and continue to be so supportive on our journey!

Kimberly Scruggs – Mother of one of our founders who never says no to watching the babies while we work our business and continues to be supportive in other ways as well

TeVeca – Our very first business mentor! We continue to learn so much from her and very thankful

All of our Friends and Family who continue to share our work on their social media platforms and tell their friends

Website: LoveRunnersLLC.com

Instagram: @Love_Runners

Facebook: Facebook.com/werunlove

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