Hey there!

We are Alex and Candice, the creators and owners of Lighthouse. We aim to create an inclusive space for small businesses and a unique, welcome shopping experience for our customers.

We both started as small businesses ourselves. Alex as ëffulgentfriends and Candice as Gemini Rising Studio. In 2022, we were given an opportunity to open up TLC (The Lot Collective) and instantly knew we wanted to build a community.

Our rebrand to Lighthouse

We always knew "TLC" would be temporary. Choosing a name that really represents our ethos was important and we landed on Lighthouse.

A Lighthouse can represent a beacon of hope. It is what guides you to safety in the dark. They are also resilient in a storm, something we have all experienced being a small business owner.

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” - Anne Lamott

Want to be a part of Lighthouse?

We are constantly on the lookout for new, quirky, and distinctive small businesses. Want to become a part of our community?