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    Brit + Co

    Big THANK YOU to Brit+Co for featuring us on their round-up for The 17 Finest Florists on Instagram line-up earlier this month. It's an honor to be featured on your DIY saavy, gorgeous site. Come visit us sometime soon, xoxo




    Nope, not kidding - we're already thinking about them. And about how this vine-y bracelet might look on the on the wrist of one your gemstone bridesmaids...



    Finally, a new class on the schedule!

     We'll be moonlighting at Handcraft Studio School in Emeryville on October 25, 2014 to teach a Fall Flower Arranging Class. There are two time brackets available at 10a-12p and 1:30p-3:30p. Fingers-crossed one works for you and we can all hang East side of the Bay.


    one more thing

    In other news, we're taking the day off Monday, September 1 with the rest of ya. xo

    the Choos at Fifth Crow


    Field Trip: Fifth Crow Farm

    Teresa Kurtak of Fifth Crow FarmA 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.