Letting Go. Slowing Down. Soaking In.

January 1, 2016
Posted by in Classes

In December 2014 a flood engulfed my studio and destroyed most of the contents. Was it a sign?

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‘Take a Break!’ it may have said…or at least that is what I chose to hear. It had been Go! Grow! Expand! More! More! More! since I had started Lila B. Design in late 2006. A bit of weariness had set in for me and maybe that ‘voice’ was right?

I took a deep breath, let go of my list of ‘shoulds’, and hit the road.

Thai Garland, Farm, Kokedama, Vietnam

‘Take a Break’ was replaced with ‘Re-discover, unlock curiosity, and create flow.’

In retrospect, it wasn’t a break at all but a re-connection. A re-discovery of what and who I love.

Vero, Bangkok, Macy's
What I found was a heartening. My connection to plants and to family was an ongoing theme in my travels. My work and life didn’t need hard-lined break, it just needed a slight adjustment.

A year after the…

Ephemeral Gardens and Inspiring Workshops

March 18, 2015
Posted by in Classes

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A Spring Filled with Beautiful Workshops!

Starting this week, I’ll be visiting temporary yet magical gardens nestled in the most unlikely places. These jaw-dropping-flower-filled rooms may defy a sense of practicality but they are sure to inspire.

Each day a plethora of talented designers, gardeners, chefs, and floral artists lead classes, demonstrate their skills, and most importantly share their passions with attendees.

These are two lovely events that I look forward to. This year, I’ll be teaching at both; I hope you’ll join me.

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March 19, 12:30 p.m. (THIS WEEK!)
San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
San Mateo, CA

This is ‘the’ place to go if you’re looking to learn about gardening. The convention center is transformed into lush gardens so artfully that may even make you think that you’ve landed in a jungle. Garden Tribe summoned 60 experts to tout their talents. When I’m not attending the wide range of classes (including carnivorous plants, vertical gardens, and sauerkraut) I’ll be on stage…

Take Heed and Celebrate!

March 24, 2014
Posted by in Books

“Chapman’s new book will be cause for celebration”
–Publishers Weekly

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Take heed and join us to celebrate!

The Plant Recipe Book
100 Living Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season
by Baylor Chapman
photography by Paige Green

Launch Celebration
Wednesday, April 9th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Lila B. in the Stable Cafe courtyard garden
2128 Folsom Street, San Francisco (between 17th and 18th in the Mission District)

Not only can you pick up a copy of the just off the press book you’ll;
Enjoy nibbles, libations by Stable Cafe and The San Francisco Cheese School;
Do a little western jig to the music of  Scotty Rogers;
Hear stories, see photos, and view a sneak preview video by Garden Tribe;
Get ideas on containers gardens from the most teeny tiny to large overflowing un-liftable ones.

Join us, we’d love to celebrate with you.

Baylor – and everyone at Lila B.

Making beautiful statements with living things