Words and images by Hayley
Last week we had the incredible privilege of attending an Amy Merrick floral workshop in a converted historic old factory in LA's Arts District called The Unique Space. The whole experience was probably the most inspirational day of my life. From day one of my floristry career I have been a worshiper of Amy's signature beautiful natural style, firstly in her work at Brooklyn's Saipua and later in her own business. Amy is not only a gifted story teller but also remarkably down to earth considering her talent and fame.
Brunch was provided by the city's hottest catering company Heirloom LA and we were lucky enough to be joined on the course by Tara, the co-owner of the company. Not only did the spread look magazine worthy everything tasted as awesome as it looked.
The Unique Space is exactly the innovative, creative environment you couldn't help but be inspired by. High ceilings, timber floors, whitewashed brick walls and the dappled Californian sunshine provided the perfect surroundings. I left with not only the technical skills to replicate Amy's beautiful style but also a re-ignited passion, enthusiasm and confidence. Immense thanks to Amy, Siri, Tara and the team at Heirloom LA, all the other students who made us feel most welcome and Kim for giving me this incredible once in a lifetime opportunity.