If Love is Flower

February 14, 2013
Posted by in Holiday



I love the connection between love and flowers in Aila El Edroos’ poem, ‘If Love is a Flower.‘ I hope it inspires you, too.

If Love Is Flower

love is endless 
like flowers that keep on blossoming day and night
love is beautiful
like flowers with different different colors
love is growing
like flowers abundant in the garden
love is to give away
like flowers from my hand to yours
if love is flower
how many gardens grow your flowers? 
how many flowers grow in your garden? 
what are the colors? 
what stories are they telling?
if love is flower

Aila El Edroos


Photo by Holly Stewart Photography with Lila B.

A Mossy Scene with Magical Characters

February 5, 2013

In the early days of last spring photographer Caren Alpert and art director Pamela Nudel visited us at Lila B. with an idea- and a wondrous one at that! We put our heads together and dreamed up a Hobbit-like scene with the most magical of characters. We met up again at Caren’s photo studio and this is how our day unfolded…

With a gathering of moss, logs, mushrooms, carnivorous plants, and lovely spring blooms- we went to work to set the woodland scene.

Caren captured the precious details and tiny critters,


while Pam and Baylor planned our visual story,

and Sophie quietly clicked, photographing  us and the overall mossy scene.


Photos by Caren Alpert and Sophie de Lignerolles

More photos on our website: under Into the Woods



As the Sun Sets: The Styling of a Deck

October 2, 2012
Posted by in Styling

As the sun was setting- and with little time to spare before the camera started clicking- we busily worked to set the scene on this lovely San Francisco deck. Starting with all but 2 lounge chairs and a backdrop of an exquisite view, a top 3 flights of stairs of this lovely Potrero Hill home, we carried up our botanical & deck props and got to work.

Gorgeous tables available at San Francisco’s eclectic Living Green. Custom metal planters by Joe Chambers Art & filled by Lila B. with flowing grasses & poignant Succulents.

Just as we arranged the last faux concrete planter, Treve from, Treve Johnson Photography, began clicking and captured the work of Gast Architects & Podesta Construction over-time as the sun set over San Francisco. We waited as he worked his magic before…

Making beautiful statements with living things