Everyday Rosé - The Beginnings

If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.
— Reid Hoffman, Founder of Linked In

I love that quote about starting a business. I am not particularly embarrassed by my first workshop, but so much has changed since then. The point is, I started something. 

Many people ask me how? And why?

Well, it all started during a particularly creative mercury retrograde. I was attending a Bikram yoga class. As is usually the case for me in yoga, my mind was going a million miles an hour. Also all my chakras were aligned, and I was looking out of my third eye ...you get the point. During that particular class I was thinking about how I wanted to work with flowers. Then I started to wrap my head around the idea of workshops. Floral design in bars and restaurants. Like a wine and paint night! Like wine and paint but better! Because #flowers, duh. Something inside of me clicked, and I thought, "I could ACTUALLY DO THIS!" 

I spent the summer of 2015 scheming and planning and researching and networking and visiting flower farms and talking to friends and drinking rosé. Ah yes, the rosé was plentiful that summer. My first workshop was on August 12, 2015. My friends showed up to support me in a HUGE way. I think I spent so much time planning the details that when it came to the actual instruction part I muttered something like, "Uh, flowers ...pretty ...cut ...put in vase." Nonetheless, Everyday Rosé had launched, and I was so happy I cried. That's me, crying, in the bottom left.

This summer will be Everyday Rosé's third year. We've gone from workshops to flower bars to weddings and more. The little idea I had during that fateful Bikram class has changed and evolved, and I can't wait to see what another year will bring!   

 August 12, 2015 - Chaser Bar - Baltimore, MD

August 12, 2015 - Chaser Bar - Baltimore, MD

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 Locally sourced flowers from Butterbee Farm and Hillen Homestead

Locally sourced flowers from Butterbee Farm and Hillen Homestead