Bag Lady: Katie Hart

Bag Lady: Katie Hart

posted 2017 Dec by

BAG LADY: KATIE HART
 
Next up for this installment of "Bag Lady" is owner/ designer of Odd Daughter Paper Co., Katie Hart! Fun fact - Katie also used to work as a florist at Native Poppy, and we carry tons of her product in the shop! She is as kind as she is talented (and she is crazy talented). We were stoked to interview her via her bag, and share a bit about her with y'all
 
1. Who are you? Where are you from? What's your deal?
I'm an illustrator / letterer with a stationery line called Odd Daughter Paper Co. I'm originally from Pasadena, CA, lived in Seattle for 6 years and have now been in San Diego for nearly 6 years. What's my deal?! I love drawing and creating beautiful things that help people connect with one another. My day is made when someone sees one of my cards and says "OMG this would be perfect for so-and-so", because being on the receiving end of that card (and feeling KNOWN) is the best. 
2. How much of a bag lady are you? Do you opt for a tiny clutch or a giant tote? Somewhere in between? 
 
I typically carry a bag that's way too big (the Madewell tote), but when I started using my new Bradley Mountain bag, it was so refreshing. It limits what I carry around... because the bigger my bag, the more random things I'll just throw in. So this size is my new favorite!

 

 

3. List the contents in your bag:
  1. wallet - I bought this from Madewell about 5 years ago or so. I'm terrible at being a minimalist, so I have a lot going on in this wallet. 
  2. phone - obvi.
  3. keys - I love my brass key ring-- made by Areawear and purchased at Maven in Normal Heights. It's both beautiful and practical. 
  4. Theo chocolate bar - I try to have dark chocolate on my person at all times. I stick to 85% or higher and love Theo chocolate out of Seattle.  
  5. Trader Joe's "Just a handful of olives" - these are such a lifesaver! If I'm out and about and find my blood sugar dropping, these are a great source of fat. 
  6. mint-chocolate RX bar - These are my other go-to for when hunger strikes. They have a super small list of ingredients and I find them to be delicious. 
  7. Port & Polish pill box - I've been dealing with some health issues this year (woohoo thyroid & adrenal problems) and my practitioner has given me a daily supplement regimen. I was determined to find a cute pill box that could help keep them organized. I typically fill it up with one day's worth of supplements (ha!) and it's come in super handy. 
  8. Burt's bees chapstick - standard. 
  9. sunnies (Warby Parker)
  10. essential oil roller - This roller has an oil blend called "Balance" and it's used for grounding & to relieve anxiety. I love me some anxiety (just kidding I hate it. but I'm trying to trick it into thinking we're friends), and this roller comes in handy when it hits. 
  11. Boss Notes - this notepad from The Good Twin is my fave! I always always have some kind of notepad in my bag. I need to be able to sketch and take notes at any given time. :)
  12. pens - love a good micron pen, but I'm always trying out new pens to see which I like best. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. What can you not leave home without? 

My supplements (in the pill box), essential oil roller & RX bar. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of this lovely bag, I had the pleasure of working with the Bradley Mountain guys on a logo for their new women's line. It was a great opportunity to give the new pieces more feminine mark, while keeping the integrity of their current brand. I think the hand lettering speaks to how much heart they put into each piece! The logo looks especially gorgeous pressed into the leather of each women's bag.

 

 

 

5. What is the weirdest thing you think you carry in your bag

Probably the olives. But what fun would I be at parties without a secret olive stash?!

 

 

 

 

6. What is your mantra or a favorite quote you refer back to when you need encouragement?
"You are enough." Because lots of times I don't feel like it. But then I have to remind myself of encouragement I'd give to those who I love most and remember that it's true of ME too. 

7. What traits are you most proud of in yourself? 
If you're familiar with Strengthsfinder, my number one strength is empathy, and I think this helps me to understand and encourage others. When a friend is going through a rough time, I'm a good listener and do my best to encourage them (or just sit with them). 

8. How do you treat yo'self/ practice self care? 
Because of the health issues I mentioned earlier, I've had to go 6+ months this year without dairy, gluten & most sugar. Needless to say, that has changed how I treat myself because it's a lot harder to do it without those foods. Remember ice cream? I barely do. BUT. It's been a good reminder that there are so many other ways to treat myself. I love going for walks. It's a great time to clear my head, listen to a podcast, or call & talk to someone I love. In terms of self care, I'm an introvert and need quiet evenings at home. Self care looks like not committing to too many things, and knowing that an evening of Netflix and drawing is a-okay. 

9. If you were a flower, what would you be and why?
A pin cushion! They're reliable and sturdy (you can lean on them, haha!!), but they're also fun and weird. 

10. describe your ideal day off. 
I'd visit a new city! Austin, Nashville and NYC are on my short list. I'd go for a walk or hike in the morning, and spend the day exploring. I love visiting new coffee shops and restaurants. I'd take a book with me and actually get some reading done! I'd finish off the day over a meal with my closest friends.. preferably outside, with string lights. :) 

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Holiday Wreath Workshop

posted 2017 Dec by

 

HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING

 

 

Our Holiday Wreath Making Workshop was a yuletide dream! Complete with Wassail mimosas, She and Him's holiday station, and fresh berries macerated with lemon, mint, honey and rosewater, the morning was all sorts of merry and bright. 

 

 

Goodies for wreath makin' - pomegrantes, succulents, pinecones - oh my!

 

 

Some of our favorites : pine, holly, brunia, cotton, silver bells, and curly willow.

 

 

 

 

 

This macerated berry recipe is the easiest and SO delicious; to the berries of your choice, simply add the juice and zest of one lemon, chopped mint, and about 3 tablespoons of honey (more or less depending on how sweet you want it). Our secret ingredient is the rosewater - you don't need it, but adding a teaspoon brings a bright, floral element that we love. Let sit 2 hours or overnight and enjoy with yogurt, over ice cream, or on their own!

 

 

 

 

These Wassail mimosas were the merriest mims we've ever had and the easiest, since we used Trader Joe's Wassail Punch + Champagne. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a cinnamon stick if ya wanna get fancy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Hatched Collective

Photography: SamErica Studios

 

Fall Flower Arranging Workshop

Fall Flower Arranging Workshop

posted 2017 Oct by

 Fall Flower Arranging 101

This workshop was truly one for the books! Hosted at The Hatched Collective in Normal Heights, the space set the tone for a stunning afternoon full of seasonal blooms, festive mimosas, and delicious treats. We can't decide what our favorite part was - the epic fall foliage backdrop, the babes, or the champs. Oh, or the flowers. Always the flowers, duh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pumpkin Chocolate Chip and Vegan Banana Walnut breads baked by Hannah McConnell.

 

 

This month's seasonal mimosa flavors included Spiced Apple and Pomegranate!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yay for goodie bags!

 

 

Special thanks to our amazing vendors who made this so special!
Photography: SamErica Studios 
Baked Bread: Hannah McConnell

Halloween Costumes at Native Poppy

Halloween Costumes at Native Poppy

posted 2017 Oct by

Floral- Inspired Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner, Wild Flowers, and we're pretty darn stoked! Remember the days of running around town collecting pieces of your costume and staying up late the night before your Halloween party frantically assembling, gluing, stitching?! Ain't nobody got time for that! That's where we come in! We've got 4 costumes that will take you about 2 minutes to assemble - 1 minutes to place your order through Native Poppy and 1 minute to check your closet or call a friend if you need to borrow a Mexican dress (side note - if you don't already own one, we highly recommend you invest). 
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Frida Khalo 
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What you need from us: The Frida Crown (duh)
What you need from you: Eyebrow pencil, Mexican dress or top
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Hula Girl
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What you need from us: Tropical Greens Lei, Wristlets, and Hairpiece
What you need from you: Tropical print anything and hula moves
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Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skull
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What you need from us: The Lucy Crown (in rad-colored carnations)
What you need from you: Skeletal garb, face paint
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Flower Child
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What you need from us: A few stems or Chamomile and Daisies
What you need from you: fringe, a retro t-shirt, John Lennon sunnies
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French Girl
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What you need from us: A wrap of blooms, a scarf from Tono and Co.
What you need from you: A stripped shirt and beret.
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Place your order now for Halloween, Wild Flowers! And tag your pics with #npwitchywildflowers

Stem Friends: CHOCOLATE SUNFLOWERS

Stem Friends: CHOCOLATE SUNFLOWERS

posted 2017 Oct by

Please give a warm welcome to this week's stem friend...

Our flower of the week is Chocolate Sunflowers! Not a lot of facts about these seasonal cuties, but we just love them for their color and their mildly sunny disposition - more subtle than their brighter cousins. 

Q: What is your cocktail of choice?

A: It's gotta be a spiked hot chocolate. Give me something warm and cozy but with a little bit of edge. Keeping me toasty all autumn long.  

 

Q: What is your favorite color palette? Bright & Cheery, Dark & Moody, or Neutral & Elegant.

A:  I find myself as an assemble cast for dark & moody but as a star in neutral & elegant. 

 

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world tomorrow where would it be?

A:  I would spend a week in Colorado- where is feels like fall but the sun is always shining. 

 

Q: Who is your girl boss inspiration?

A:  I'm Julia Child- warm and inviting but a little wacky. 

 

Q: What is your favorite type of ice cream?

A:  Mocha almond fudge! 

 

Q: When I'm not in Native Poppy's stem bar, you can find me...

A: Listening to a record while knitting or doing a macrame by the fire.