Bringing a fresh perspective (and even fresher flowers!) to their floral artistry, David and Brian create exquisite design with extraordinary attention to each customer’s special occasion. David began his career at San Francisco’s McCallum Designs – located in the iconic Fairmont Hotel – where Brian assisted for weddings and other special events. Today, the pair create beautiful blooms as a freelance floral team based in Oakland. Their best tip? Always choose flowers that are in season. You can’t force nature…no matter how much money you’re willing to spend!
As told by Brian:
Where do you live and why do you love it?
I live in Oakland, California which I love…because it’s not San Francisco.
I don’t drink coffee, however, I enjoy shopping for fresh chamomile, rose petals, etc. from the charming Oaktown Spice Shop, for my tea.
Favorite spot for a cocktail?
Room 389, near beautiful Lake Merritt – by day, a cafe, and by night a cool neighborhood bar with great cocktails, patio space, and music.
Date night destination?
The Alley on Grand Avenue. If Walt Disney made a dive bar, it would be the Alley.
Favorite find in the neighborhood?
Urban Furniture. Great finds for a good cause (supporting opportunity for low-income single moms) – a fine example of what we love about our Oakland community.
Outdoor space to enjoy in the sun?
I don’t know much about the sun.
Best kept neighborhood secret?
The Zen garden at Kaiser Center is a hidden gem! An urban oasis, with beautiful views of Lake Merritt.