I choose studio choo
Should I run into the city and hit the SF flower mart and attempt to do it myself? Should I hit the local farmer's market, day of, and hope to find some rangy looking flowers and greens and then walk the roads along the vineyards hoping to find an errant branch dropped by an Oak tree? Sounds good from afar, but in reality, by the time I got up there, the last thing I'll want to do, is fret over finding the perfect bits and pieces of flora and fauna for an arrangement.
So, what's a blogger to do, but hit the internet scouring florists, high and low. It wasn't long before I stumbled through my bookmarks and came upon Studio Choo on Divis. in the Mission.
I knew of their great blog, Small Stump, but had never ventured past it into their Flower shop's website.
Lucky for all of us, I did and away we went. Proprietors, Jill and Alethea did me so right. I began to give them direction and then stopped myself, remembering, I'm hiring them because I trust their aesthetic and they're the florists, not me. Needed to get my sticky hands off of the project. The result was insanely, gorgeous, wild, organic and bursting with autumnal color. Everything I wanted and even what I didn't know I wanted, but did.
and carries all kinds of lovely gardeny/flowery related items.
this little box of treasures, nestled among moss is so great, I wouldn't want to deconstruct it. I'd just look at it, like it is. in tact.
I can just tell the place smells of good earth and geranium leaves.
AND to top it all off, they have little pallies:
Thanks again, you guys. You made a birthday girl and her friend, very happy.