My first memory of flowers is as a child, growing lilac with my mother in the New Hampshire countryside. It's been sort of an obsession ever since. While other teenagers were at Nirvana concerts, I was home with a straw hat in my garden, making bouquets of herbs late into the night. I got my start professionally working at a large hotel florist and garden, I took classes from London designers, including Jane Packer, apprenticed at flower farms in the English countryside, and worked for a number of florists on the West Coast of the USA (not exactly in that order!). At 23, I opened my own flower shop. It's been almost 20 years of working with flowers and now I write about flower arranging, style flowers for photo shoots, and teach floral design classes to students around the world.
I like to mix English country style (perhaps picked up from my Yorkshire born granny and her sweet pea growing father) with modern simplicity. I have a love for unfussy, casual bouquets that look like they were just plucked from a meadow.
I am based in Lisbon, Portugal by way of Portland, OR. I write a lifestyle blog called Frolic! where you can see more of my work and find flower tutorials.
My floral work has been featured on House and Garden UK, Remodelista, Once Wed, Snippet & Ink, Apartment Therapy, and more!