03 July 2012

california love

in late april, actually right after this event's breakdown, i was LA-bound for a magazine editorial shoot {more on that in a future post}.  knowing i would need some advice and direction sourcing flowers out there, i contacted jessica of ellamah and megan from honey and poppies and they came through big time {btw, we never met prior to}.  both referred me to wholesalers and farms, megan drew me a map of the LA flower market {!!!} and jessica, the love that she is, agreed not only accompany me to the market but also to assist me on the shoot.  i LOVE my flower friends!

though i bought lots of flowers at the downtown market {ny'ers, the prices are a third less expensive than ours! why, pretell, are we hustlin' over here?!}, i was saving my coins for the roses...which leads me to roselane farms.  i learned about roselane from jessica and megan and knew i had to go.  i contacted lynne, the owner, back in brooklyn to arrange a visit {it wasn't one of her normal market days} and she was kind enough to accomodate me.  

lynne is a garden rose goddess and her farm is MAGIC.  jessica didn't have the car in park before i was running out to get up close to the beauty that is roselane.  roses, roses, roses, so many roses!  thorny, fragrant, wild, gorgeous, bright, colorful, moody, unusual, beautiful, again, MAGIC.  there is love and passion in those roses and i felt it.  

i had already told lynne my palette so we walked around and she introduced me to her lovely, gorgeous friends. needless to say, i bought way more than i needed and i challenge you to do different -- i never felt so overwhelmed to buy flowers.  i felt greedy, i wanted them them well.  and their smell..intoxicating, bewitching, bewitching, exhilarating, heady, extraordinary...there is a heaven and it smells like lynne's roses.  roselane made up for all that i don't like about LA and that is a blooming miracle. 

to further my earlier comment, this flowering life has introduced me to some talented designers and really fine people.  megan, thank you for responding so quickly to my emails and being so very helpful.  and jessica, thank you for going above and beyond.  i could not have managed it all without you.  i admire, respect and appreciate you both.  and should the occasion arise that you're called to these parts, please call on me.  whatever you need, know that i got you. xxox
p.s. that also goes to any designer reading this blog.  happy to help however i can. x


  1. Great post Kat! Love all the photos of the roses...sure wish I could get access to some of them here in Wisconsin!

  2. Hi Kat Thank you so much for such a wondeful post on my passion. It was such a pleasure having you at my farm. Waiting for you again!! Love and rose fragrance to you

  3. WOW!Gorgeous flowers!Love that yellow ones!Such adorable!Great post!

  4. I love roses! Great post, thank you!

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