A few weeks back we hopped on The 1 to check the scene at Fifth Crow Farm down in Pescadero. Friend and local floral talent, Eleanor Gerber-Siff of Bi-Rite Market, had already told tales about the gorgeous stuff Teresa Kurtak and her partners were growing. She ain't lyin'.
A welcoming party of Kurtak, two working pups and a particularly vocal and showy cat lead us out to rows upon rows of summer blooms. Grape-purple Papaver poppy as tall as a man, clouds of statice in every color, Dark Opal basil, tiny white strawberries, a veritable wall of sweet pea. We started dreaming about the possiblities; a whole row of herbs we could distill for Snakeface! Singular-sourced organic blooms for an edible flower project! This carried on long, long into the afternoon over a working-lunch in Half Moon Bay. Rosé is a true catalyst for brainstorming.
It takes time, talk and attention to get anything moving - something we feel a little short on this time of year. But when does anyone ever have enough time and attention these days? Sometimes you just gotta do the damn thing.
Two days later and we're still wide-eyed and grateful to be the included in Martha Stewart Weddings "25 Floral Designers to Follow on Instagram." Such a crazy amount of talented, incredible people to be associated with - and we swear we'll redouble our efforts to actually keep on top of posting-up.
We had a fun make-day weaving headwreaths for music lovers heading to Outside Lands 2014 - or for whenever after! Three options are posted at our Online Shop; unique and handmade by each of us with dried and long-lasting materials that'll look amazing no matter how many sets you dance through.
We won't be at the fest, but with you in flower spirit (though I will be at the Phosphorescent Night Show on Wednesday. Can't freakin' wait.)
At long last, uncoiling from the dens of Alethea's apothecary, Snakeface Perfume makes it's debut. Five scents will become available at Crimson Horticultural Rarities on Temescal Alley as of Saturday. More locations to come ssssoon.