Friday, April 17, 2009

MEET HANNAH: Lead Floral Designer

Introducing our lead designer, Hannah Koo. From an early age, Hannah has always had a greater appreciation for the arts. She found her beginnings in the art of painting, which led to sculpture, and eventually developed into jewelry making. Today, she is a committed floral designer and uses her creative background in Fine Arts to design unique, art-inspired creations.


Design has always come easily to Hannah. Surrounded by creative parents, her love for colors and flowers grew as she watched her father further his career as a landscape artist, while her mom enjoyed a profession in the field of floral design. "Color and nature simply makes me happy" she says. "I truly believe that flowers have an ability to brighten your day."

Hannah received her B.A. in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine and gained additional expertise from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where she specialized in abstract/expressionist painting and sculpture. Soon after graduating, she took on a job at Trellis Florist where she spent many years training and expanding her skills in floral design. In addition to working in the floral industry, she also launched her own jewelry line, Hannah Koo Designs, where she handcrafts each and every individual piece.


After many years of working at high end floral boutiques in West Los Angeles, she decided to move down south to the coast of Laguna Beach, and landed upon a quaint shop called De La Rose, where she can be found working as their Lead Designer. Please stop in to visit her at our charming little boutique on Glenneyre Street, where she can help you with all your floral needs. She will custom create each piece unique to your individual character.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

MEET AUBREY: Events & Marketing Director

Introducing our Events & Marketing Director, Aubrey Messick. Born and raised in Southern California, Aubrey ventured from home to study Interior Design in Salt Lake City, Utah. After four years of specialized study, her passions led her back to Southern California to pursue a career in Interior Design. For several years she worked side-by-side with the Director of Design for a custom home builder, designing multi-million dollar estates in the ritzy communities of Pelican Hill and Newport Coast.


In 2008, Aubrey decided to make the transition from Interior Design to Floral Design. She was introduced to the Laguna Beach flower shop De La Rose, where she joined their team of designers. Since early 2009 she has been promoting and booking events for De La Rose as their Events & Marketing Director. When she's not wearing her "Director's hat," you can find her working in the shop, designing one-of-a-kind creations for the residents of Orange County.


Her love of flowers and passion for people make her a key part of the De La Rose team. Please call or email Aubrey to set up your next event. You can find her contact information located along the right hand side of the page. De La Rose looks forward to making your next event beautiful and blooming.