The Blue Blossoms Story

Greetings and welcome to our tale! We are overjoyed and grateful that you have stumbled upon our family and woman-owned business.

The tale of Blue Blossoms began in 2017 with the opening of our doors, but the story behind it started long before that.

My mother, Ingrid, who is a remarkable artist and my partner, was born in Latvia and grew up in a tiny apartment. However, she had a 5 square foot "garden" that she cherished and it was there that her love for nature took root. I, her daughter Laura, was luckier to grow up in the countryside by the river where it was part of our tradition to forage for wildflowers and create crowns and bouquets to decorate our homes. Our love for nature, plants, flowers, trees and animals runs deep in our veins.

Fast forward to 2016, Ingrid traveled across the world to be with her daughter and grandchildren. She found herself in a country with a different culture, language, lifestyle and traditions, but she was determined and brave, driven by her unconditional love for her family. Laura knew something special was in store, and the following year she fulfilled her mother's dream by starting a flower delivery business so that Ingrid could be surrounded by flowers every day.

Flower Shop Owner In Front of Store in Goleta

Our priorities are consciousness and minimizing waste. We aim to reuse, reduce, and recycle as much as possible, only buying what's necessary.

We cherish our clients and community. Each bouquet is made with love and care and is one-of-a-kind. Ingrid, being an artist, adjusts each bouquet to convey the desired message - happy, sad, nostalgic, uplifting. We love being a part of these moments and the emotions they evoke.

The name "Blue Blossoms" has a special significance. In Latvia, the winters are long and harsh, but in early spring, the first brave flowers emerge - the Glory of the Snow, also known as Blue Blossoms. They remind us to never forget how blessed we are and to always retain the childlike joy of seeing them for the first time.

By choosing Blue Blossoms, you support a small yet mighty business led by strong and determined women who strive to make the world a kinder and more loving place.

Thank you for reading our story. If you're feeling inspired, we'd love to hear yours too.

With Love,

Laura Goycochea & Ingrida Kraukle.

Ingrid and Laura

Blue Blossoms was a dreamt up business idea while Laura and Ingrid lived in Latvia. Since 2017, this seemingly impossible business idea became an American dream come true.

Pay-It-Forward Project

Spreading love and kindness is at the heart of everything that we do. Each weekend we take mini bouquets to our favorite coffee shops in town and give them to the community for free. We do this in hopes that this will create a ripple effect of more kindness.

Our Family-Owned Business

On any given day at our shop you are likely to find not one but two or more family members. It's one of our greatest joys sharing this flower business with the kids: Ale (pictured here when she was just 5 years old), Lorenzo, Leo, and baby Santiago.

Locally-Sourced Blooms

Every Saturday morning you can find Ingrid at the Farmers' Market, picking up flowers for the week ahead. Her cart full of flowers draws lots of attention by market goers as she fills it with seasonal, local blooms. If you see Ingrid (here with Little Ale) at the market, say hi!