Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Let's Get Local - Floral Design


Morning lovelies....My apologies for the delay in todays post but we returned very late last night from our travels and I wanted to make sure todays  "let's get local" feature was nothing less then fabulous for you all to enjoy! I am beyond thrilled to share some serious pretty today with the talented gal behind the boutique floral design studio - The Little Flower Cottage. I have had the privilege of soaking up  Navya's beautiful works thanks to her stunning instagram and then finally getting to meet her at a Valentines DIY event earlier this month and she was just as wonderful as her work. So get comfy and check out the all the gorgeous details of her amazing floral designs and get to know the pretty lady behind the business just a little bit more!


Tell us a little about Navya, the gal behind the pretty flowers, i.e. where you grew up, what you like to do on your free time, personal style in fashion or home decor, guilty pleasures etc. 

I like to think that I’m a former city girl, living in the country! I was born and raised in the tri-state area but moved to Boston about ten years ago. After a fun-filled decade in bean-town, my husband Mike and I moved to the sweet little seaside community of Scituate. A lot of our spare time is spent working on our charming fixer-upper {a nantucket style antique cape} and getting to know the new town we call home! A perfect day usually involves hopping in our old sandy Jeep to head out for an adventure. Sometimes it’s just a long drive with a lovely view and sometimes it’s hitting my favorite local antique shops - which brings us to my guilty pleasure & home d├ęcor style! Think Anthropologie eclectic meets coastal charm. On the best of days these early morning excursions are followed up with days on the beach, soaking up the sun & sparkling ocean views. Is it Summer yet? 




What made you want to open up your own shop and what are some of the services you provide to your customers? 

I have long been obsessed with beautiful flowers but it wasn’t until planning my own wedding over three years ago that I was inspired to actually start my own business. I used to work long hours for a major financial corporation, but thanks largely in part to my sweet Husband’s encouragement, I took a chance and changed paths to pursue this dream. I knew from my personal experiences as a bride that I wanted to provide clients with a truly fun experience; a stress free moment in the journey of wedding planning. I can’t promise my bride’s that it won’t rain on their wedding day but I can promise them the flowers of their wedding dreams. The Little Flower Cottage primarily focuses on floral design for custom events like weddings & parties but, we’ve been branching out with personal orders for Holidays recently, and hope to see that side of our business grow. 






 Where do you get your inspiration for your incredible arrangements?

I am totally inspired by the beauty of nature. I try to work with as much locally sourced in-season product as possible which often gives my designs very distinct seasonal personality. I strive for each of my creations to feel fun, imaginative and a bit wild, almost as if they arrived straight from the garden!






What accomplishment are you most proud of to date & or what's the best advice you received when starting your own business?

I hate to toot my own horn but, I am so proud of how far my business has come in the last year. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with many other talented creatives and seen my work published in a variety of respected media outlets -which is a dream come true. The advice I rely on most often came from my Father in Law {a successful entrepreneur himself} who told me that if your great at something and commit to it, you will succeed. It’s such a simple equation that I like thinking of during the moments of self doubt that come hand in hand with owning a business! 


Living & working near Boston/New England you must have some secret gems in our area. What are some of your favorite spots to dine shop or visit?

This is a toughie, because I adore New England and have so many favorites from The Vineyard to Bar Harbor. I do have to say that our little area on the coastal south shore boasts many beautiful spots and restaurants, so I am going to highlight some newfound gems that would collectively make for a perfect Summer day trip! 1. Duxbury Beach is a beautiful slice of sand (with public parking!) that will make you feel like you’re down the cape with half the traffic. 2. Enjoy drinks and music as you take a sunset sail around Scituate Harbor aboard an old fashioned wooden Schooner, The Lucky Finn. 3. If you love the Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston, see where it all started and book a tour to visit the Island Creek Farm! 4. Head over to Scituate for a fine dining experience. Restaurant ORO is run by former south end chefs Jill and Robin King, and they’re serving up creative cocktails and locally sourced seafood. 5. Afterwards head to Galley Kitchen & Bar , a new restaurant in town with a vibrant bar scene you will be surprised to find outside of the city! And sometimes, despite all the amazing options, my favorite thing to do is just pack a picnic and head to the beach, simplicity at its best!





4 comments:

  1. Love this feature! These florals are so pretty (and I loved hearing about a new-to-me area of New England)!

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    1. Thanks Amanda, I love these features too, can't wait for some warmer weather to try her resto recommendations.

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  2. Love love love! Such a great feature on Navya. So nice to see two awesome ladies collaborating :)

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  3. Beautiful feature! Navya- great south shore recommendations! I love Oro as well. You must try Hola in Marshfield if you haven't yet!

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