the LOVESPEAKS series


the LOVESPEAKS series

with Sally Lou Loveman

The #1 fear people have is speaking in public. It’s actually the only fear Sally Lou Loveman doesn’t have. Join Sally Lou for the lovespeaks series where she leaves fear behind and speaks love – doing what you love, loving your story, learning to love speaking, loving each other and loving ourselves. As the former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sally Lou and her crew speak their stories each week so you can speak yours. No topic is off limits – from kindness to composting, and everything in between, if you need a community to kickstart your heart, you need the lovespeaks series.

 Sally Lou is a mom, professional speaker, author of Speak: Love Your Story, Your Audience is Waiting and founder of lovespeaks.

It’s the lovespeaks series, where a little bit of love goes a long way.

Listen to the lovespeaks series on: 

Season 2 Episode #8:

Speaking of Love Wins

Guest: Itika Oldwine Grimble – founder of Oldvine Florals

On this episode we are speaking love wins. Itika Oldwine Grimble, founder and owner of Oldvine Florals in downtown LA, proved that love was not cancelled in 2020. As a black women business owner, Itika boarded up her shop to march for racial justice, pivoted her business in a pandemic with success, was proposed to and married her love Brian, AND in April their baby girl arrives! If you think love doesn’t win, please listen to Itika’s story! It may sound like a fairy tale, but we all have a shot at one!

Connect with Itika:

Instagram: @itikagrimble @oldvineflorals

Facebook: @itikagrimble @oldvineflorals


Oldvine Florals

Listening Notes

1:08 RED SPADE message – my new sponsor!
2:50 Itika Oldwine Grimble is proof Love Wins!
3:30 The Love Wins House Party – get your tickets now!
5:00 How is love speaking to you today?
6:10 Itika and I worked together at The Oprah Winfrey Show
7:00 Oldvine Florals
7:52 A black woman business owner’s perspective
8:53 Pivot
9:18 The universe
10:00 Do you need help?
12:00 The “We deliver” pivot
12:50 Love was not cancelled!
13:15 Small business owner
13:52 COVID lessons & meeting challenges
14:43 Air filtering plants
16:40 RED SPADE – we are spending more time at home
17:52 Business, love, baby
18:18 Did you ever think you would be a mom?
21:30 The blessing of birth
22:22 The Instagram post that says it all
24:38 Claim it!
24:43 Grateful
24:56 “I feel like I’m being rewarded.”
25:50 Being a mom
26:30 How has Brian (Itika’s husband) helped you?
27:11 “I always wanted to succeed professionally but it never necessarily included me owning my own business or being an entrepreneur.”
28:15 “He (Brian) saw an opportunity for me to branch out and have my own business.
29:48 You only need one person to say yes
31:01 How do you think Brian is going to be as a daddy to baby girl Grimble?
32:40 Itika’s Big Mama’s advice
34:28 Do you have a daily prayer?
36:15 How does love define you or speak to you?
37:09 “To truly love a friend, a spouse, a partner you have to love them through the hard stuff.”
38:08 “Love embodies me.”
38:36 “Love always wins.”
40:16 Was there ever a time during this time of racial injustice where you said you were done?
41:46 “I’m a black woman, I have a lot of African American friends and family obviously. We are black business owners. How can I best serve my community?”
43:06 What is the first thing you will say to your baby girl?
44:38 The wedding
47:32 “I don’t lack for anything.”
49:15 Anyone struggling to find love, what would you say?
49:48 “You have to put yourself out there!”
50:45 “The business of finding love is important.”
50:52 Itika is the Spotlight on Love winner at The Love Wins House Party
52:40 Follow Itika @oldvineflorals @itikagrimble

Past Episodes of Season Two of the LOVESPEAKS series podcast

Episode #1: Speaking of Race

Episode #2: Speaking of Solutions

Episode #3: Speaking of Gendered Racism

Episode #4: Speaking of Rebels

Episode #5: Speaking of COVID & Health Inequities

Episode #6: Speaking of Holiday 2020

Episode #7: Speaking of Dreams

Season One Episodes of the LOVESPEAKS series podcast

Episode #1: Speaking of My Story

Episode #2: Speaking of Midlife

Episode #3: Speaking of Love

Episode #4: Speaking of Soul

Episode #5: Speaking of Music

Episode #6: Speaking of Purpose

Episode #7: Speaking of Recovery

Episode #8: Speaking of Composting

Episode #9: Speaking of Mindfulness

Episode #10: Speaking of Kindness

Episode #11: Speaking of My Mom

Episode #12: Speaking of Loss

Episode #13: Speaking of Leadership

Episode #14: Speaking of Enlightenment

Episode #15: Speaking of Laughter

Episode #16: Speaking of My Kids

Episode #17: Speaking of Doing What You Love


Episode #18: Speaking of Standup



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