TEND LIVING | DUTCH

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We have a STORE! Following the Presidential election, the only thing I knew to do was take my broken heart and make it into art (thank you, Princess Leia) and just get OUT there in anyway I can. So when a mutual friend invited me to share the tiny South Park art gallery turned ceramics studio turned elegantly curated DUTCH , I went for it. A storefront/showroom/event/creative sanctuary space in my own hood would allow me to share and deepen my work with the plant allies and invite the local level engagement that feels so crucial at this time. My shop partner Katie Leonard has such an eye for local talent and a generous spirit with which to involve them, so stay tuned for regular artist pop ups, plant and craft workshops, donation based morning-mindfulness meditations, and anything else that we can squeeze in. The wee space has been passed down from creative to creative over the years, and its tradition of featuring artists for the South Park Walkabout will continue. We refer to it as our micro boutique with macro heart, and we hope you’ll come join up your energy with us. Open weekends and by appointment. Drop in for a visual plant bath and local maker showcase soon!

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holiday maker’s market Sat Dec 20th

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Save the date! If you are in the San Diego vicinity Saturday December 20th, please join us for this finely curated maker’s market. Featuring Mr. Blue Skye weavings and wraps,  Jenessa Goodman fine art, Breadwhiskers pottery, Active Culture Family jewelry, Heart Beat Groove Alchemy totems and essences, and plant stylings by Tend Living (that’s me!) Grab last minute holiday gifts or something just because. As in just because you deserve it and because everything here will be made with so much goodness, talent, and love. Hot mulled wine and local treasures await you ♡

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Cali Aloha Wedding

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how much did we love bringing the pretty for these adorable people? let us count the ways…

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Linsey & Roy are two of the sweetest souls you will find. working with them was an inspiring, co-creative JOY from word go. and a (much-needed) downpour on their big day didn’t dampen these radiant smiles one bit. just look at that heart light shine!

florals by TEND, event coordination by Alesha Ballón of Ever After Events, photography by Erin Leigh of Viera Photographics, catering by Giuseppe, dessert by Michele Coulon, and graphic design by Susie Ghahremani of Girl Boy Party.

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we love how the warm rain brought out the color in the locally grown protea and succulents. all felt it was an excellent omen to break a long San Diego drought on your wedding day. all giggles and no complaints from this good-natured, super fun bunch. AND the rain let up right after the ceremony in time for the beach-side reception. (of course!)

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the family’s contribution of fresh pikake, cigar flower, orchid, and tuberose leis made this Hawai’i-raised florist giddy. the antique hand-crocheted lace was skillfully collected by the Bride’s Mom, Holly ,and Step-Mom, Chris. these women were nothing but generous, gentle, and inspirational to work with. laying it on a tad thick you say? trust me, i’m actually restraining myself here.

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Mom Holly is a curatorial genius, evident in her collection of antique art objects sourced around the globe. she donated these Chinese rice measuring boxes dating from the early 1800’s for me to fill. protea wedding, succulent wedding, beach wedding, native flowers, green wedding, san diego florist, la jolla florist, britton neubacher, tend

my girl sara of black lotus design and i needed all hands on deck to stuff  these ancient wooden troughs, complete with ghost succulent lovingly grown and donated by Mom. i’m telling ya, the goodness never stopped.

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Photog Erin Leigh was as smitten by our micro-succulents-in-driftwood as we were. i went to detail geek town on these lil’ guys, and i’d do it again.

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our pal Moses rocked ring bearer duty with full power cuteness.

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congratulations beautiful Linsey and Roy. when can we do it all again? ♥

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Next Level TENDerness

Did you know that our indoor air can be up to 12 x more toxic than the busiest, stinkiest city street?

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Team Tend is tickled green to announce our latest and greatest offering as part of the thrilling Biophilic Design movement: air purification of your work and living spaces through PHYTOREMEDIATION…the rapidly developing science of restoring balance with plants.

The theory that human health and well-being has a biologically-based need to affiliate with nature is the guiding principle of Biophilic Design; a movement dedicated to transforming spaces with the healing ability of plants. While plants have been proven to have profound psychological affects on our well-being resulting in increased test scores and productivity, lowered anxiety, and accelerated healing, Phytoremediation is the actual physical process of filtering contaminants from our soil, water, and air. We here at TEND are seriously geeking out on the air-filtering power of indoor plants and hope you will, too.

Our indoor spaces –the very ones we retreat to for safety and comfort– are rampant with the toxic off-gassing of formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and other nasty health offenders via building materials, electronics, adhesives, paint, solvents, plastics, pressed wood products, insulation, foams, fibers, cleaning products, gasoline, lacquers, varnishes, detergents, even inks and paper.  Gag.  All plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen but some green “giants” have been proven to also eliminate significant amounts of these harmful chemicals caused by common household and work place items. Let us bring them to you.

From mushroom spores cleaning up crude oil spills to house plants combating sick-building syndrome, plants have the power to not only beauty and uplift, but to transform and heal.  We know plants and want to share their radical power with you! We will deliver the variety, volume, and style of greenscaping appropriate to your space and will even take care of them for you. True TENDerness, friends.

♥ Viva Planet Earth ♥

 

 

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