Where do you live? Dana Point, CA
What is the name of your business? Succulent Style
Tell us a little bit about Succulent Style?
Succulent Style offers fresh and long-lasting succulents designed in containers that compliment the overall arrangement. Succulent Style creates and sells succulent arrangements at Seaside Gallery & Goods for both indoors and outdoors, offers custom arrangements and teaches a succulent design workshop to inspire others.
When and why did you start the business?
I started Succulent Style over 4 years ago due to my love of interior design and nature. I was seeking a way to have a flexible business that would allow me to bring my love for succulents to the forefront and create beauty in our homes, gardens and lives.
What do you want people to know about your Succulent Style?
Succulent Style is really a way of life. From the simplicity of a single succulent in a beautifully crafted pot to a family of succulents nestled together in a larger arrangement. Nature reminds us that we are nourished by the most basic of elements. I'm inspired by the calming palettes of succulents, particularly the blues and celadon greens which remind us of coastal living by the sea. I really enjoy working with others to create a custom design for their indoor/outdoor living spaces and teaching others through my workshops about the basics of creating 'stylish succulent' arrangements.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I have been self-employed as a government contracts consultant for 20 years working mostly with high-tech clients throughout the US. Succulent Style is my welcomed haven away from the daily desk grind. I have three golden retrievers, share my life with a man who can really cook and I dig Southern Rock music.
What do you like most about being a part of a collective?
I feel so fortunate to be a part of the Seaside collective and culture! I have found such inspiration and supportive friendships with these individuals as we have worked to build Seaside since September of 2014. Sharing responsibilities together creates a flexible environment for us all.
What do you want people to know about Seaside Gallery and Goods?
Seaside is my 'go to' place for unique gift items for family, friends, my home (and me). The collective members put so much time and attention into their offerings and it really shows. The store is an inspiration and makes you want to just pull up a chair and have a cup of tea or glass of wine, which is not uncommon. The charming Pelican Courtyard behind Seaside allows us the opportunity to have amazing community events and gatherings for which we are fortunate to host.