PHOTO BY SIMON SARRIS PHOTOGRAPHY

lichen, wild-blueberries, little brothers 

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

"Elegans Hosta" Green. It's a comfortable green with a bit and blue, veiled in grey. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

A field daisy..I don't know why... I love anemone and ranunculus and so many flowers, but for some reason I just feel comfortable in a field with white petals and a center that's trying to mirror the sun. 

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

"Bake a cake" without getting into the whole story. It's a reminder that sometimes "mean people" just need more love... And chocolate. 

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Baby Noah painting... I started it when my son, Noah, was a wee babe and told myself I would finish it when he leaves for college. Only 4 years left!

BIG PROJECT:

A micro-latte in a very small cup--called a Cortado.

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Losing my purse... Or my keys...or my phone....

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Getting my toes dirty in the garden while chewing on chives and sipping on wine.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Not sure about frequent but stovetop popcorn is my comfort!

FREQUENT FOOD:

East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

FAVORITE BOOK:

A homemade bracelet on my wrist: the newest addition has "trahe" pressed into the leather. It's a Latin word that reminds me to focus on what matters and to not become distracted by fear, negativity, or other icky human emotions that can try to derail us.

RARELY WITHOUT:

Carrying a big Peruvian purse filled with mostly useless items, a notebook for random thoughts, and Burt's Bees Lipgloss.

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

She believes that cultivating inspiration and kindness are things that should be done on a daily basis. Favorite phrase: "L’arte d’arrangiarsi" -making something out of nothing.

Founding Partner + Creative Director 


 Alyssa Van Guilder

Forest, barefeet, imagination.

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

Olive green; a little bit wild, a little bit steady. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

An ocean rose, you know, those fragrant pink seaside roses? Rosa Rugosa's thrive by the ocean in large bushes full of neighboring blooms--in sandy soil and strong sunshine. Even when the conditions don't seem optimal for growth, as long as I'm able to feel a little salt spray on my face on occasion and have my people around me, I can make it through most anything and grow most anywhere. 

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

Suggesting an alternative remedy for ailments or saying "I got you."

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Building my photography business. Studying natural remedies and medicine on my own time. Developing a podcast. 

BIG PROJECT:

Kombucha! 

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Laughing too loudly or for asking too many questions.

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Googling information to make sure I'm right.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Mexican-whenever possible. Can't ever have enough Guac. Or carnitas. Or pico de gallo. 

FREQUENT FOOD:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy; Creativity, Inc. by Edwin Catmull; anything by Seth Godin

FAVORITE BOOK:

A 'To Do" list

RARELY WITHOUT:

Putting my hair into a topknot, brainstorming, and looking for my keys--all at the same time.

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

Cara is always dreaming up something fantastic for our customers; from terrarium workshops to private parties. When she's not planning inspiring events, she's working on creative content for Insta, Facebook, or our website to better share what Apotheca is all about with the world.

MARKETING + EVENT SPECIALIST


Cara Sandford

"I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air"

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

I like shades of green and blue, any ocean inspired colors. That's the color of 90% of my wardrobe!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

Peony! It's my birth month flower, and it inspired my soon to be 5th tattoo.

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

Speaking in a British accent.

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Planning my next big European adventure. 

BIG PROJECT:

Chai tea. It tastes like Fall, which is my favorite season!

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

My excessive online shopping habits.

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Binge watching Game of Thrones. 

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Pretty much anything that's cheesy or dessert!

FREQUENT FOOD:

Currently, it's All the Bright Places! My favorite changes all the time depending on which genre I'm really into.

FAVORITE BOOK:

My Pure Barre tumbler.

RARELY WITHOUT:

Wearing old white Converse high tops.

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

With a degree in fashion design and merchandising, as well as experience working in weddings all over the greater Boston area, Jordan brings a fresh eye to the Apotheca Weddings Team

ASSISTANT WEDDING COORDINATOR


Jordan Forbes

"Be honest, be silly, be kind."

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

Blue, because you can't go wrong with blue.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

Sunflower because they are positive and always full of life!

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

"It is what it is!"

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Travel the world

BIG PROJECT:

Mango iced tea

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Procrastinating

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Netflix

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Mac + Cheese

FREQUENT FOOD:

N/A

FAVORITE BOOK:

Music

RARELY WITHOUT:

At Apotheca!

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

I have always said that when it comes to things like work ethic, kindness, and good humor--age has nothing to do with it; you either have it or you don't! Keslyn is a true testament to all three of those things--meaning despite being one of our youngest team-members, she's got it all!

BARISTA


Keslyn Kime

Adventurous, creative, idealistic

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

Yellow. It reminds me of sunshine and optimism

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

An apricot ranunculus. I can stay a little tight and closed or open up big and proud. I can fit right into an arrangement or pop out above everything else when needed. And I'm just a little bit of bright color right where you need it. :)

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

Singing showtunes in my car... :)

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Running my own business! It is a BIG project!

BIG PROJECT:

Classic iced coffee.

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Spending too much time on the computer.

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Ice cream...all of the ice cream. All of the time.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Guacamole. I make it fresh pretty much once a day.

FREQUENT FOOD:

I love Murakami's books--surrealist with a sci-fi edge.

FAVORITE BOOK:

My camera!

RARELY WITHOUT:

At my desk with a big cozy blanket and a cat in my lap.

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

With a background in New York theatre and dramatic arts as well as being a Wedding and Events Photographer, Lindsey is a pro at bringing together creative details that tell a couples love story. 

ASSISTANT WEDDING COORDINATOR


Lindsay Hackney

Dusty Miller Grey because of its clean, soft, and calming qualities

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

Dusty Miller Grey because of its clean, soft, and calming qualities

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

Jasmine Vine, curling and unconstrained, carrying shy, starry blooms. 

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

“Bright, but filtered light.” 

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Climbing the 46 high peaks in the Adirondack wilderness of NY. 

BIG PROJECT:

Maple Latte

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Running late

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Buying backpacking gear

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Indian food

FREQUENT FOOD:

Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction

FAVORITE BOOK:

My camera

RARELY WITHOUT:

With power tools in hand

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

This girl can wield a hammer and take precision measurements like nobodies business--and her thumb is greener than most--but her true passion is giving proper voice to fabulous art and artful objects through carefully constructed presentation.

VISUAL ARTS CURATOR


Elizabeth "Liz" Cianci

I don't have one

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

The Black Scabiosa. This is a low maintenance, easy to grow flower that adds intrigue and dept to any arrangement. The Scabiosa is a long lasting flower with a rich color and velvety texture. Sounds just like me right? ;)

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

"Has anyone seen my phone?"

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Sell furniture

BIG PROJECT:

Paris hot tea with a splash of whole milk foam and hazelnut syrup

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Not clocking in

IN TROUBLE FOR:

There's no guilt to my pleasure

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Cookies

FREQUENT FOOD:

Yeah, I could probably pick one favorite per genre

FAVORITE BOOK:

Purpose

RARELY WITHOUT:

On the floor painting

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

Megan can work her way around the flower shop among the best of them, but her true love is thrifting, thus making her our go-to-girl for fabulous finds and furniture restoration. She's got great Annie Sloan chalk paint techniques to share as well. 

FURNITURE + FLOWERS


Megan Steffey

Loving

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

Green, in all of its shades. It's the sign of spring, hope, life. It's calming and refreshing.
Although, I do also have a soft spot for hot pink

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

Holly. It's festive and Christmassy, and tends to make people happy...but if you step on it, it'll hurt! 

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

"Wine?"

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

To be happy

BIG PROJECT:

Matcha Mint Smoothie

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Saying 'I'm sorry' for anything and everything.

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Chocolate for breakfast

GUILTY PLEASURE:

French fries. And cheese. Even better when they're together.

FREQUENT FOOD:

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

FAVORITE BOOK:

Excessive black eyeliner 

RARELY WITHOUT:

Working late

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

Pam studied floristry in England and offers her skills in extreme organization, planning, a deep appreciation for Gin, and expert flower design!

FLORAL DESIGNER


Pamela Lada

Meandering, Adventurous, and Rather Naive

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

Pink (Because it's my youngest absolute favorite color)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

Hanging Amaranthus (To always remind Alyssa of November)

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

I love the sound of my own voice

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Writing a book

BIG PROJECT:

Come on now, The Tonic'cano!

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Talking a tad too much

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Anything expensive

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Ripe avocados

FREQUENT FOOD:

Perennial Philosophy - Aldous Huxley

FAVORITE BOOK:

My children

RARELY WITHOUT:

Here in Goffstown Village

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

There are two things Pierre believes in most, connecting with people and creating an inspiring environment. He is our go-to man when it comes to executing ideas and is always thinking outside the box.

OUTREACH + EXECUTION SPECIALIST


Pierre LaRochelle

“Where there is love there is life”
       ― Mahatma Gandhi

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

Gray is always my go to color. In life we fill our schedules with meetings, errands, and just general everyday stuff. With so much chaos in a day its nice to have a color to calm the storms of a busy mind wether its a mysterious cool tone gray or a warm feel good gray .

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

Passiflora Vine. When it is first growing it looks like any other vine. Nothing unique or special about it. Throughout the vine different unique twists and turns form as it matures and grows. Every so often a flower blooms vibrant and unique from any other flower. I try and think of myself always growing and learning no matter what direction I go. In our lives we are so focused on being in the “normal” that they miss out on the fun in life. Embrace the weird twists and turns and wherever you end up in life don’t be afraid to bloom.

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

Singing random Disney songs while designing flowers late into the night.

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Hmmmm, big project I'm working on? Working on this whole life thing!

BIG PROJECT:

Iced matcha green tea latte

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Being mischievous…..I like to be a goof a lot :)

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Alfredo pasta

FREQUENT FOOD:

The Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini

FAVORITE BOOK:

My phone

RARELY WITHOUT:

Designing flowers in Apotheca :)

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

He is our go-to man in the flower shop, and can ways be found whipping up magic that usually involves Curly Willow. 

FLORAL DESIGNER


Ricky Santiesteban 

Family, adventure, travel

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

Red of course!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

Absolutely a red rose!

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

Talking about my experiences

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

My life

BIG PROJECT:

Iced chai latte because it's the only thing I can make myself

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Eating too many sweets

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Dancing in the store 

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Anything sweet!

FREQUENT FOOD:

"The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandino

FAVORITE BOOK:

My kids in my heart 

RARELY WITHOUT:

Walking back and forth between Apotheca and Acopio 

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

She's a fearless world traveler with a great eye for interesting objects and attire. She loves her children, dancing, and chocolate.

PARTNER + WORLD BUYER


Rossina Moran

Family, Imagination and Pine Needles. (Technically, that's 4 words.) I remember playing outside everyday when I was younger. Making forts in the woods with my sister, sweeping our dirt fort floor of the auburn pine needles to make it welcoming for imaginary company, waking up to run into the woods with nothing but the clothes on your back, (wallet? cell phone? what are those?) I didn't come back until the sun was going down and I heard the faraway call of my mother beckoning us for dinner. Actually now that I think about it, we had an actual dinner bell that she would ring. It was the size of my head, so it was pretty loud, even in the woods.

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

Red. Its a very passionate color.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

A Dahlia because they come in so many different shapes, sizes and colors and are always a thing of beauty.

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

singing classic rock karaoke. Every. Chance. I. Get.

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

figuring out when I should start planning my wedding for next year. (eep!)

BIG PROJECT:

Matcha Mint Smoothie for cold, Caramel Hot Chocolate for hot

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

picking at my nails. (according to my fiancé)

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Garbage television. Cops, Steve Wilkos Show, Maury, Catfish. I know its bad TV, but I don't care. I can't look away

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Candy! Candy! Candy!

FREQUENT FOOD:

The Witches by Roald Dahl

FAVORITE BOOK:

several pairs of sunglasses

RARELY WITHOUT:

with my dog, Luna. Aliases include Luna Bean, Bean, Luna-tic and Wart Hog.

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

Sam is a free spirit who spent some time in California before returning to Goffstown with skills in food service and flower design. She infuses our space with an easy laugh and a can-do attitude!

BARISTA


Sam Hutchins

family, small town, easy bake oven

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

Blue/green: color is chill and reminds me of being outside

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

Sunflower, I’d be taller, they are sunny & happy, straightforward at first glance, fascinating & wild at their center.

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

Oops!

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Hiking to and staying at all of the AMC huts

BIG PROJECT:

Lemon Buzz

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Not completing these bio questions, multi-tasking while cooking bacon

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Nachos for dinner, Downton Abbey, The Sunday Paper

GUILTY PLEASURE:

avocado, almonds, chocolate

FREQUENT FOOD:

Only one? Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Power of One, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Pack of Two, Cutting for Stone, Where'd You Go Bernadette

FAVORITE BOOK:

dog biscuits in my pocket

RARELY WITHOUT:

At Apotheca, walking my dog

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

With a degree in business and a background in non-profits, Susanne is often referred to as the heart monitor of Apotheca. Susanne fully embodies our mission and is responsible for training new team members and for keeping our cafe crew top notch. Her warmth and kindest and ability to create clear systems can't be missed!

CAFE SYSTEMS MANAGER


Susanne Stich

Fun, Exciting, Adventurous

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

Navy blue because it matches with most clothes and looks good

A sunflower because I love their seeds.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT YOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

Laughing

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

My bio reports

BIG PROJECT:

Vanilla smoothie, with raspberry syrup. 

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Always forgetting things

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Big Macs

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Pasta

FREQUENT FOOD:

To Kill a Mockingbird 

FAVORITE BOOK:

My phone

RARELY WITHOUT:

At Goffstown High School

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

As soon as this rare find of a fifteen year old told me he had his own garden, we hired him.  

Brigagliano 



Vincent 

ASSISTANT BARISTA

Family camping rustic style; Bobber fishing together in our boat; Helping my dad on building projects.

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

The fabulous blue/green of a warm weather ocean. I don’t know why, but it just makes me feel good!

Iceland poppy. I love the way they wave in the breeze and have such colorful, happy faces in cooler climates!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT YOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

Crumb!

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Making a quilt for each of my children

BIG PROJECT:

Matcha Mint Smoothie-YUM!

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Being too much of a homebody.

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Frozen yogurt

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Popcorn

FREQUENT FOOD:

Oh boy, too many. My Bible, for sure and many others- I love to read!

FAVORITE BOOK:

Several books going at once

RARELY WITHOUT:

Knitting or crocheting

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

Linda is a mother of NINE, grandmother of 19 and great grandmother of one. She has loyally been by Alyssa's side since 2005 as Apotheca's Office Manager Extroidinaire. 



Linda Burney

OFFICE MANAGER

A quote that my mother has rooted in my brain comes to mind: "Do one thing every day that scares you." Eleanor Roosevelt was a wise woman, and she continues to inspire me to live life to the absolute fullest. It reminds me that fear is inevitable, but it is what we decide to do with it that determines how we end up living. In other words, do not let fear keep you from experiencing the incredible life you were blessed with living.

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

As of now, I really appreciate 'cool' colors. How about green? Or maybe blue? If I were to be a color, I would be blue-green. One, because I cannot make up my mind, but also because they are the two colors that remind me most of nature. Trees, little baby plant sprouts, water, and the sky. I guess that makes me all of those? Perfect.  

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

If I were to ever live the life of a flower, I would choose to live as a peony. It possesses elegant strength, a sweet personality, and confidence in their bloom. Fun fact: in Spain it is known as the "royal rose of the mountain", and they have been known to possess medicinal properties. Essentially, a beautiful bloom that heals the soul. How lucky would I be to be one?!

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

I'm so hungry.

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

I am an adopter of hobbies. Around this time of year, my biggest project is typically spending time training my horse.

BIG PROJECT:

I am quite the fan of the Cappuccino with steamed almond milk. If you ever wonder why I am so hyper during my shift, well...that is why. 

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Losing focus. In my household, my nickname is 'squirrel'. 

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Caffeine and chocolate. How convenient :)

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Salads. Trust me...you can make them fun!

FREQUENT FOOD:

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

FAVORITE BOOK:

A form of clothing from my mom's closet.

RARELY WITHOUT:

Laughing, and sometimes you cannot get me to stop. Laughter really is the best medicine.  

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

Sydney is a college student foodie with a passion for people and healthy living. We are all lucky enough to be graced by her gentle spirit and beautiful baked goods!

BARISTA


Sydney Kerberson

lichen, wild-blueberries, little brothers 

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

"Elegans Hosta" Green. It's a comfortable green with a bit and blue, veiled in grey. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

A field daisy..I don't know why... I love anemone and ranunculus and so many flowers, but for some reason I just feel comfortable in a field with white petals and a center that's trying to mirror the sun. 

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

"Bake a cake" without getting into the whole story. It's a reminder that sometimes "mean people" just need more love... And chocolate. 

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Baby Noah painting... I started it when my son, Noah, was a wee babe and told myself I would finish it when he leaves for college. Only 4 years left!

BIG PROJECT:

A micro-latte in a very small cup--called a Cortado.

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Losing my purse... Or my keys...or my phone....

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Getting my toes dirty in the garden while chewing on chives and sipping on wine.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Not sure about frequent but stovetop popcorn is my comfort!

FREQUENT FOOD:

East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

FAVORITE BOOK:

A homemade bracelet on my wrist: the newest addition has "trahe" pressed into the leather. It's a Latin word that reminds me to focus on what matters and to not become distracted by fear, negativity, or other icky human emotions that can try to derail us.

RARELY WITHOUT:

Carrying a big Peruvian purse filled with mostly useless items, a notebook for random thoughts, and Burt's Bees Lipgloss.

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

She believes that cultivating inspiration and kindness are things that should be done on a daily basis. Favorite phrase: "L’arte d’arrangiarsi" -making something out of nothing.

Founding Partner + Creative Director 


 Alyssa Van Guilder

lichen, wild-blueberries, little brothers 

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

"Elegans Hosta" Green. It's a comfortable green with a bit and blue, veiled in grey. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

A field daisy..I don't know why... I love anemone and ranunculus and so many flowers, but for some reason I just feel comfortable in a field with white petals and a center that's trying to mirror the sun. 

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

"Bake a cake" without getting into the whole story. It's a reminder that sometimes "mean people" just need more love... And chocolate. 

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Baby Noah painting... I started it when my son, Noah, was a wee babe and told myself I would finish it when he leaves for college. Only 4 years left!

BIG PROJECT:

A micro-latte in a very small cup--called a Cortado.

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Losing my purse... Or my keys...or my phone....

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Getting my toes dirty in the garden while chewing on chives and sipping on wine.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Not sure about frequent but stovetop popcorn is my comfort!

FREQUENT FOOD:

East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

FAVORITE BOOK:

A homemade bracelet on my wrist: the newest addition has "trahe" pressed into the leather. It's a Latin word that reminds me to focus on what matters and to not become distracted by fear, negativity, or other icky human emotions that can try to derail us.

RARELY WITHOUT:

Carrying a big Peruvian purse filled with mostly useless items, a notebook for random thoughts, and Burt's Bees Lipgloss.

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

CARA IS ALWAYS DREAMING UP SOMETHING FANTASTIC FOR OUR CUSTOMERS; FROM TERRARIUM WORKSHOPS TO PRIVATE PARTIES. WHEN SHE'S NOT PLANNING INSPIRING EVENTS, SHE'S WORKING ON CREATIVE CONTENT FOR INSTA, FACEBOOK, OR OUR WEBSITE TO BETTER SHARE WHAT APOTHECA IS ALL ABOUT WITH THE WORLD.

MARKETING + EVENT SPECIALIST


Cara Sandford

lichen, wild-blueberries, little brothers 

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

"Elegans Hosta" Green. It's a comfortable green with a bit and blue, veiled in grey. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

A field daisy..I don't know why... I love anemone and ranunculus and so many flowers, but for some reason I just feel comfortable in a field with white petals and a center that's trying to mirror the sun. 

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

"Bake a cake" without getting into the whole story. It's a reminder that sometimes "mean people" just need more love... And chocolate. 

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Baby Noah painting... I started it when my son, Noah, was a wee babe and told myself I would finish it when he leaves for college. Only 4 years left!

BIG PROJECT:

A micro-latte in a very small cup--called a Cortado.

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Losing my purse... Or my keys...or my phone....

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Getting my toes dirty in the garden while chewing on chives and sipping on wine.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Not sure about frequent but stovetop popcorn is my comfort!

FREQUENT FOOD:

East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

FAVORITE BOOK:

A homemade bracelet on my wrist: the newest addition has "trahe" pressed into the leather. It's a Latin word that reminds me to focus on what matters and to not become distracted by fear, negativity, or other icky human emotions that can try to derail us.

RARELY WITHOUT:

Carrying a big Peruvian purse filled with mostly useless items, a notebook for random thoughts, and Burt's Bees Lipgloss.

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

SHE'S A FEARLESS WORLD TRAVELER WITH A GREAT EYE FOR INTERESTING OBJECTS AND ATTIRE. SHE LOVES HER CHILDREN, DANCING, AND CHOCOLATE.

PARTNER + WORLD BUYER


Rossina Moran

lichen, wild-blueberries, little brothers 

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

"Elegans Hosta" Green. It's a comfortable green with a bit and blue, veiled in grey. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

A field daisy..I don't know why... I love anemone and ranunculus and so many flowers, but for some reason I just feel comfortable in a field with white petals and a center that's trying to mirror the sun. 

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

"Bake a cake" without getting into the whole story. It's a reminder that sometimes "mean people" just need more love... And chocolate. 

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Baby Noah painting... I started it when my son, Noah, was a wee babe and told myself I would finish it when he leaves for college. Only 4 years left!

BIG PROJECT:

A micro-latte in a very small cup--called a Cortado.

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Losing my purse... Or my keys...or my phone....

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Getting my toes dirty in the garden while chewing on chives and sipping on wine.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Not sure about frequent but stovetop popcorn is my comfort!

FREQUENT FOOD:

East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

FAVORITE BOOK:

A homemade bracelet on my wrist: the newest addition has "trahe" pressed into the leather. It's a Latin word that reminds me to focus on what matters and to not become distracted by fear, negativity, or other icky human emotions that can try to derail us.

RARELY WITHOUT:

Carrying a big Peruvian purse filled with mostly useless items, a notebook for random thoughts, and Burt's Bees Lipgloss.

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

MEGAN CAN WORK HER WAY AROUND THE FLOWER SHOP AMONG THE BEST OF THEM, BUT HER TRUE LOVE IS THRIFTING, THUS MAKING HER OUR GO-TO-GIRL FOR FABULOUS FINDS AND FURNITURE RESTORATION. SHE'S GOT GREAT ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT TECHNIQUES TO SHARE AS WELL. 

FURNITURE + FLOWERS


Megan Steffey

lichen, wild-blueberries, little brothers 

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

"Elegans Hosta" Green. It's a comfortable green with a bit and blue, veiled in grey. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

A field daisy..I don't know why... I love anemone and ranunculus and so many flowers, but for some reason I just feel comfortable in a field with white petals and a center that's trying to mirror the sun. 

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

"Bake a cake" without getting into the whole story. It's a reminder that sometimes "mean people" just need more love... And chocolate. 

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY:

Baby Noah painting... I started it when my son, Noah, was a wee babe and told myself I would finish it when he leaves for college. Only 4 years left!

BIG PROJECT:

A micro-latte in a very small cup--called a Cortado.

FAVORITE DRINK AT APOTHECA:

Losing my purse... Or my keys...or my phone....

IN TROUBLE FOR:

Getting my toes dirty in the garden while chewing on chives and sipping on wine.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Not sure about frequent but stovetop popcorn is my comfort!

FREQUENT FOOD:

East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

FAVORITE BOOK:

A homemade bracelet on my wrist: the newest addition has "trahe" pressed into the leather. It's a Latin word that reminds me to focus on what matters and to not become distracted by fear, negativity, or other icky human emotions that can try to derail us.

RARELY WITHOUT:

Carrying a big Peruvian purse filled with mostly useless items, a notebook for random thoughts, and Burt's Bees Lipgloss.

FREQUENTLY SEEN:

HE IS OUR GO-TO MAN IN THE FLOWER SHOP, AND CAN WAYS BE FOUND WHIPPING UP MAGIC THAT USUALLY INVOLVES CURLY WILLOW. 

FLORAL DESIGNER


Ricky Santiesteban

lichen, wild-blueberries, little brothers 

THREE WORDS OR A PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CHILDHOOD:

"Elegans Hosta" Green. It's a comfortable green with a bit and blue, veiled in grey. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

A field daisy..I don't know why... I love anemone and ranunculus and so many flowers, but for some reason I just feel comfortable in a field with white petals and a center that's trying to mirror the sun. 

IF YOU WERE A FLOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

"Bake a cake" without getting into the whole story. It's a reminder that sometimes "mean people" just need more love... And chocolate. 

OVERHEARD SAYING FREQUENTLY: