Live Olive: MOON CANYON

Do not forget, my dears, in this new age of world wide webbing and email missives and smart phones and touch screens and the like… to stop, stand still, sit quiet…and smell the roses…

Daffodils, tulips, irises and lilacs, daisies and peonies – flowers have my heart! I am in love with sea and sky, but it is the land and its multicolored vibrant blossoms that grab hold – and don’t let go.

Moon Canyon are masters (mistresses, actually!) of the petal, floral arrangers inspired by everything from literature to country music. I am wowed, floored and awed by their talents and that said – I am so very pleased to introduce Miss Kristen Cassie, Moon Canyon co-founder.

Tell it like it is Miss Cassie!

Q: What drew you to floral art?

A: The flowers. For sure.  When I was in college studying literature I took a part time gig at a flower shop. Flowers demand you to be here now. Working with something so beautiful became meditative and poetic at the same time. Unlike school, which was face-in-a-book/ head-in-the-clouds, my part time job became a bit more visceral for me. I really enjoyed the way I could evoke feeling and emotion through floral arrangements, from both others and myself. I was hooked!

Q: What inspires your work (outside of the flowers themselves)?

A: Oh my gosh, everything! BUT…I will say music has really helped me to find my “voice” if you will as a floral designer. I will hear a song and immediately images of flowers will come to mind. I will want to make something that looks like what that song sounds like. This is one of my favorites to listen to get inspired…

Q: Favorite flower?

A: Daffodil and paper whites. I love bulb flowers. Eternal spring!

Olive Goil: Flora Grubb

Miss Grubb enjoys getting her hands dirty and she’s taken that love to the height of heights with a whole darn biznez of growing and glowing!

As the proprietress of one of the finest plant nurseries in all the land, Miss Grub (that is her name, truly!) is the real darn deal. She’s been featured in magazines around the globe for her greenest-of-the-green thumb and the community of plant lovers she’s gathered around her magical horticultural headquarters in San Francisco!

All that and Miss Grub is so darn young and rosy cheeked, a gal of real refinement, big accomplishment and a knack for soil and such. If you’re in Cali-for-nia you can stop by for a visit at her Flora Grub store and if you’re not quite the adventurous type, you can easily shop at her online garden for all sorts of goodies – like pretty little glass terrariums and wacky wool wall hangings perfect for putting a jungle right in your living room.

You know how I adore flowers and ladies with spunk?

Well, Flora Grubb is a bit of both and more to boot!

 http://shop.floragrubb.com/

Flora Grubb