Jennifer McGarigle: Floral Designer + Founder, Floral Art

Jennifer McGarigle: Floral Designer + Founder, Floral Art

Floral Artist Shares Her Well-Arranged Lifestyle

ELAINE SAYS: With Valentine's day on my mind, I recently stumbled into Jennifer McGarigle’s airy shop, Floral Art, on Abbot Kinney. I was in search not only of those pretty flowers but also, an in-person peak at her succulent troughs. I love the sculptural quality of succulents and I'd been admiring her designs for some time....the crisp and bright to the earthy and zen [btw, my next "boy" office or new home gift!]. Jennifer was there, designing away in her friendly Shop + Studio.. The space is filled not only with her first passion, flowers, but her more recent one as well, Home Design...her popular, Floret line of chairs and tables, brightly on display. This is a woman who genuinely loves blooms....she's truly inspired by them. And now...talk about burying the lead....we can all have a little taste of that passion with Jennifer's new, floral design classes. So, if you’re resolutions include cultivating a new hobby OR your looking for a more lasting, flower-filled Valentines Day (or anytime) gift, check out the schedule. See you at the Peonies class, thoughtfully set for my birthday! ;) In the mean time, take a peak at some of Jennifer’s own favorite things & find out what really fuels her Floral Artistry.

  1. Sweet Surrender: Butterscotch Budino at Pizzeria Mozza pizzeria mozzaVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Pizzeria Mozza 641 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles [Hancock Park]I’m not a huge dessert fan, but i’m obsessed with Mozza’s Butterscotch Budino. It’s the perfect blend of sweet/salty & of course, Mario Batali’s pizzas rock! Love this place for lunch or dinner, but late afternoons are best when it’s quieter.
  2. Nature Therapy: Art by Lynda Pizzuto VISIT WEBSITEI love her nature inspired pairings.  They're magical blends of color, texture and whimsy, with a textile-like quality.  I have one in my dining room and every time I look at it, it makes the moment calmer
  3. Plush Bouquets: Blooming Rugs at Weego Home weego home rugVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Weego Home 2939 Main Street, Santa Moica [Santa Monica]Owner of Weego Home, Asher Richter, has an amazing collection of modern flowery rugs. Some of my favorites are the Emma Gardner floral patterned designs.
  4. What's In Your future?: Psychic Fortune Cookies from Kimberly Berg psychic fortune cookieVISIT WEBSITEPsychic, Kimberly Berg has now started making psychic fortune cookies. It’s crazy, all you have to do is give her the names of your guests & she creates personalized messages for them. Each cookie has the person’s name on it, so they make great place cards & are unforgettable. Not to mention, great conversation starters.
  5. Fresh Garden Manicure: Landscaping from Jones and Potik jones potikVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION:Jones and Potik 5348 West Rosecrans, 2nd Floor, Manhatten Beach [Manhatten Beach]These guys are not only meticulous pros at what they do, but they’re genuinely NICE. They do everything from garden maintenance, to heavy duty landscaping. It is with the same attention to detail that they’re able to do both!
  6. Sunset Escape: Bloody Mary from Ivy At The Shore ivy at the shoreVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Ivey At The Shore, 1535 Ocian Avenue, Santa Monica [Santa Monica]This is an oldie, but nothing beats sipping an excellent Bloody Mary on a Sunday, as you watch the sun go down over the beach. It’s perfectly spicy!
  7. Built for Beauty: Tim McCarthy of Forma Design Group forma designVISIT WEBSITE| LOCATION: Forma Design Group, 324 Sunset Avenue #D, VeniceTim McCarthy is a master at designing functional, creative spaces, on a budget.  He's incredibly resourceful, trustworthy and is always looking out for your best interests.
  8. Strip Mall Jewel: Lou Wine Bar lou wine barVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Lou Wine Bar 724 Vine Street, Los Angeles [Hollywood]This is a funky, strip mall, hole-in-the-wall, wine bar, that’s fun & inexpensive. Once you walk through the parking lot & loud print flower curtains, it’s warm & inviting with friendly staff & passionate recommendations.
  9. Fairly Earth Mother: Acupuncture from Diane Black diane black acupunctureVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Diane Black, 506 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 317, Santa Monica [Santa Monica]Diane Black is an amazing acupuncturist. She’s the earth mother of earth mother & I swear, she could calm a wild hyena with her bedside manner. She’s a gem!
  10. A Gift Idea for a Real Lady [Or Gentleman]: Lady Slipper Orchids at Floral Art Lady Slipper ArrangementVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Floral Art 1338 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice [Abbot Kinney]Lady Slipper’s are my favorite orchid plant of the season. They’re unusual & have lots of character [So, only send them to those who have the same qualities!].

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