Today's guest is Staci Pearlman of Staci and Evan fame. We are so so thrilled to share with you here newest venture. Staci is the definition of style and fun. Her new venture Urban Botanicals is sure to be a huge success. Here's a little bit about one inspiring lady.xoxo Suzanne
What inspired you to open a floral business?
We met all the way back in high school, but the idea of urban botanicals came upon us way later in our friendship. We had always wanted to start a business together, and had brainstormed a lot of fun ideas. We had a mutual love for floral design, and after we realized we could turn our bloom obsession into a business, we just went for it!
What are some floral combinations that you just love?
We LOVE anemones, garden roses, kale, ranunculus, peonies, and dahlias. The more unique, the better!
What do you think will be the most thrilling aspect of having a floral business?
So far, the most thrilling part of having a floral business has been seeing photos from events and the homes of our clients. Recently, we’ve done some pretty big events, and seeing our work come to fruition has been super rewarding.
A piece of advice for brides to be?
Relax, and trust the people you’re working with. Vendors are there to help make your day special, so relax, and enjoy the moment – it only happens once! And, if something goes wrong (and it probably will), no one will notice but you – trust us! A dream event?
Living in LA, we’re within arm’s reach of some pretty inspiring designers. It would be so cool to collaborate with a brand we love and look up to someday.
What makes you so wonderful?
We’re real. We’ve truly become friends with each and every one of our clients after working with them. We love that they feel they can trust us, and be real with their needs and wants.
What is another job besides florals that you would like to do?
Well, urban botanicals is actually not our only job! We both have full-time careers in the fashion industry – Staci as a copywriter, and Niki as a merchandise planner.
What do you do to unwind and recharge?
We live down the street from each other, and coincidentally, our significant others are close friends too, so we hang out a lot as a group. We love trying new restaurants in Santa Monica and Venice, wine nights, working out, and having long brunches with friends. Three things you can't live without?
Flowers (a given), our significant others, and family. If you had $40,900 to spend on one trip, where would you go and what would you do?
EASY! We’d rent a massive house on the beach in Tulum and invite our closest friends and family to spend a few weeks there with us. And, we’d go all out on the extras – daily massages, home-cooked meals, jet skis, snorkeling sesh’s, and all-you-can-eat guac!! Okay, now we need a vacay!