Lauren Hibbs

Meet Lauren Hibbs! Lauren Hibbs is a mom, wife, teacher and traveler. She moved to Florida 3 years ago from Philadelphia, PA. After spending lots of time in St. Pete, she has found a certain flavor here that reminds her of Philly. She has met some wonderful people in St. Petersburg, she has seen some beautiful art and tasted great food and beer. With every new resident, St. Pete gets a little bit spicier. It’s been wild to watching it grow.


Thanks for sitting down with me Lauren!


Question: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
A: “The legacy of my grandmother & mother who were both teachers. Both were teachers in Pennsylvania.”

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in DTSP, and what do you love there?

A: “The Iberian Rooster. I love the Portuguese/ European feel to it. Favorite dish-chicken peri-peri.”

Q: How long have you lived or worked in DTSP?

A: “One & half years.”

Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in DTSP?  Who would you like to see nominated as a Face of DTSP?

A: “Sarah Lampe! She is an excellent teacher & knows a lot about the area.”

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?  And why?

A: “Accra, Ghana. That is where I trace my family roots to.”

Q: What is your favorite movie OR what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?

A: “Wayne’s world! The music was great. It was a total generation X movie.”

Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?

A: “Our differences enrich us more than divide us.”

Q: What is something on your bucket list?

A: “Going on an African Safari & then visiting Zanzibar. My Aunt was raised there.”

Q: What is your favorite music/ 3 bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?

A: “Grateful dead, Joni Mitchell & Lil’ Wayne.”

Q: What current / former local business makes you the most nostalgic about DTSP?

A: “Vinoy Park. The walking trails are lovely.”

Q: Choosing anyone alive and a non-relative: with whom would you love to have lunch?  Why?  Where in DTSP would you have lunch?

A: “Barack Obama. I would like to ask him about his time in office & the reason behind some of his decisions. I would like to have lunch somewhere in the Grand Central District.”

Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about DTSP?

A: “The sculpture garden behind the Dali Museum.”

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?

A: “As a freelance corporate trainer.”

Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?

A: ” Very few people know this, but Lauren is a Bluegrass song writer.”

Q: What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?

A: “Warmth, food & love making!”

Q: Who would you like to see nominated for this project, The Faces of DTSP?

A: “Cassandra Jackson.”

Q: If you were cast into a major motion picture and had your choice of anyone to be your co-star, who would you choose?

A: “Patrick Wilson!”

Q: If you had a full time staff member that was fully paid for, who would you choose?

Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer, or Nanny?

A: “A nanny until Leo is 18 months. After that, a driver.”


The Faces of Downtown St. Pete was created to showcase the diverse community we live in & the wonderful people that make it so special. If you would like to nominate someone interesting for this project, please email me at

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