I promise I'm not playing favorites here, but Tara is one of my oldest, dearest friends. My sister-friend. She and I (Jillian) actually started a business together a couple years out of high school - a vintage rental company called Dearly Beloved. Although we decided it ultimately wasn't for us, our other gifts stemmed and flourished from starting that company and I know I can speak for the both of us when I saw we're truly grateful.
It was exciting to walk with her during her journey and exploration of floral designing. She's such a success and I know that came from pouring all of her passion into her business and the people she designs for.
I asked her to write a little somethin' for Maven's blog since her beautiful smudge sticks are in our Dwell Box!
"Nature has always inspired me. The natural design it holds usually has me fascinated from a day to day basis, which is what inspires me to create with floral. Everything from texture and color to shape and movement is what I look for when designing my arrangements, keeping them natural and organic. I love using unique and lush blooms, giving my clients the best each season has to offer.
One of my designs that I especially love are smudge sticks, as their intention is to create calmness. I make them within my home using all natural ingredients that are hand picked from my garden or locally farmed. Amongst other ingredients such as, rosemary, sage, and lavender, there is an essential oil infused piece of cedar within each one, creating an oh so heavenly smell! Burning these beauties will also actually help diminish airborne bacteria making your home healthier too!
My husband Kyle and I reside within the Bay Area, and have been locals here for nearly our entire life. When I am not designing or Kyle isn’t helping me build some crazy installation, we love to be exploring the outdoors, eating really great food, and simply just spending time with those we love."