hey everyone—it’s leslie from spotted sf spreading the local love and bringing some gorgeous flowers your way today! adding to the spotted series is the new ampersand, a darling new floral shop that just opened its teal blue doors in the city this past weekend.
i first heard of ampersand through their instagram. it was here i saw photos of their beautiful bouquets and i’ve been following them since. i happened to be in the area and on a quest for sunflowers when they announced their opening, so i decided to pop on in.
owned by the sweetest and most cheeriest couple, emerson and benjamin recently decided to leave their desk jobs to start their new venture. in fact, neither one of them had a previous background in the floral industry. they both just had a knack for putting together beautiful things. they came upon an old garage down an alleyway, and after much painting and sledge hammering, they created the dreamy little space that it is today. it’s definitely a fresh and inviting addition to the neighborhood, and i especially love they have seating, too. they’re also for supporting local farmers, sourcing fresh and seasonal flowers, as well as repurposed vessels of all kinds for their arrangements.
if you happen to be in sf strolling around the mission, be sure to stop by and welcome these guys to the neighborhood!
• all photography by leslie santarina.