As we all know by now, Berkeley is the city in the Bay that serves as home to me. I’ve been pretty happy to have my routine established here – Saturday farmers markets, at least a monthly visit to my favorite bar, and a solid list of restaurants to take friends to. Also, I know parking in this city like the back of my hand now.
My flower buying routine, however, was gloriously disrupted when Flora Arte burst onto the scene back in June. Owned by the sweetest friend-duo from Korea, Ms. Hong and Jin, who met in college before opening the shop in Berkeley.
Jin, one of the owners, says his style when arranging his flowers is mostly English and Asian. Both characterized, by fully and foliage-heavy arrangements that are often monochromatic.
Both owners keep a busy schedule – with daily visits to the SF Flower Market at 5 a.m. each day and keeping the shop open until 8 p.m. daily. Ms. Hong also works as a full-time accountant in the city.
2070 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704