FELIZ workshop with Studio Choo

Ya'll have heard me rave about the ladies of Studio Choo, Jill & Alethea. This talented duo has a new book out, the Flower Recipe Book, and are embarking on a book tour this week. I'm excited to announce that they'll be coming to Austin and teaching a FELIZ workshop on making flower crowns this Saturday afternoon at Rosewood Collective (1223 Rosewood Ave).

We only have a few spots left, so book your ticket now! In addition to learning how to make flower crowns, workshop attendees will also receive a copy of their book, making it a real deal for only $35. Afterwards, we'll party it up with floral-infused cocktails and a book signing to celebrate Jill & Alethea's trip.

Stay tuned for some other exciting workshop announcements from Canoe soon!

Plants: Our Silent Guardians

If you're in Los Angeles, be sure to check out a new installation by Lili Cuzor opening this Thursday at the Standard Hollywood. Lili is working in collaboration with Lauren Spencer King and Claire Cottrell. Plants: Our Silent Guardians will include art, floral installations, workshops, and a month-long pop-up of Bookstand. I'm excited to see what these talented ladies have cooked up!

Louesa Roebuck

Louesa Robuck Louesa Robuck is a forager and designer who I'd like to invite over for dinner. I've only met Louesa once and I will never forget it. I was selling my Miss Natalie line at a craft show in San Francisco and it was the last few hours of a long weekend. Just as my spirits were starting to crash down, I caught a glimpse of a lush fur vest, cut roughly and hangingĀ  just so off a beautiful woman. Immediately I straightened up my posture and a slight smile crept across my face. She introduced herself as the owner of one of my favorite shops, August, and I may have held my breath the entire time she stood in front of me. She selected several of my pieces for the store and was gone in a flash, clearly a lady on the move. I remember her quick eye darting across my table, editing it down to find a vision that would fit within her store, and her kind smile. It was a brief encounter, but the highlight of that show.

Nowadays, Louesa is bringing her sharp eye to floral design, creating arrangements for some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area, along with private clients. She forages her flowers in Oakland and around the Bay Area. Below is a short video of Louesa arranging magnolia branches, shot for Remodelista.