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Today we’d like to introduce you to Xenia Mateiu.

Xenia, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today.
Me and my husband own the Village Rock Shop in Carlsbad Village. We opened the doors of our crystal shop on November 1st, 2018. Our products are focused on crystals, minerals, gemstones, geodes and other locally handmade gifts that compliment or incorporate crystals, such as jewelry, Mala Beads, candles, sprays, soaps, bath and body, sage and other smudging herbs. We love that we can source such a big part of our products from local people, that they are natural and handmade in small batches, with high-quality ingredients and most importantly infused with local love.

Our vision was to create a gift store where people can buy local products and support their community and neighbors but also to create a positive, uplifting experience through our products and healing services. We offer different healing modalities such as Reiki, Pranic Healing, Quantum Healing Touch, Jyorei, Shamanic Healing, and Chakra Balancing and Cleansing. We are also working on adding classes and workshops soon.

We’d love to hear more about your work. What do you do, why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Besides crystals, we locally source our products because it is important to us that our candles, soaps, bath, and body products are natural and high quality and do not contain any toxins. We feel inspired by our community of artisans and how incredibly talented they are, how beautiful their creation are and how much time and soul they put into their products. We are inspired by the human connection we have been able to make since we opened our store, this includes artisans but also the neighboring businesses, residents, that all have been so warm and welcoming to us and our vision.

We hope that our customers feel the positive energy of the crystals when they come into our store and we hope that they can find locally handmade gifts for any occasion, celebration or holiday.

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
Success for us means that you are able to do what you love and what you believe in. We feel success comes from hard work, a well-balanced work/family life, and a positive attitude. We believe that providing high-quality products and services, being consistent and being true to yourself is very important in achieving success.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
People can visit us at our physical store Village Rock Shop, 2690 State St, Ste B, Carlsbad CA 92008, every day between 10-5. They can reach us by phone 760 626 8520. Email us at info@villagerockshop.com or they can shop online at www.villagerockshop.com.

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