When it comes to premiere and elegant floral arrangements, clients typically look for an artist who can create unique designs that cater to an individual’s specific needs. Sona, CEO and founder of Garden of Kisses, located in Sherman Oaks, California, knows what sets her pieces apart from all others. By constantly researching and coming up with new ideas, she accommodates each of her client’s desires.
Sona learns from other florists from all over the world and incorporates both European design and Japanese Ikebana into her creations. She believes that every florist has his or her unique style that comes from within. And, always the perfectionist, her flowers are flown in from all over the world and are of the highest quality.
Sona has always had a love for flowers and dreamt of owning a flower shop for as long as she can remember. Even before she owned Garden of Kisses, she would plant flowers outside because their blooms made her happy. She also believes that if you love what you do, you will create great work. So she decided to make her dreams come true and open up her flower shop!
Being an entrepreneur comes with challenges, and Sona’s advice to other women embarking on their own dream business is to never give up. She said, “As a female, especially a single one, many people expect you to not be as successful. But those who are strong enough and overcome the obstacles that come their way will eventually be successful. I consider myself a strong, independent women and I love to see other women succeed in life. You have to be strong, take risks, and expect the difficulties that come with having a business. Look at every obstacle as making you stronger. That is the key to success. Also, always keep in mind you should love what you do because that is going to be your life … I don’t consider this as a job; working with flowers is my passion.”
Sona has gleaned wisdom from her family and friends, especially from her father and daughter. They have been the backbone of support since the creation of Garden of Kisses. She believes she would have never gotten to where she is now without them.
In addition to floral arrangements, Garden of Kisses offers gift baskets, balloons, cute teddy bears, and custom gift wrapping. Right now, Sona says that the boxed flowers are the most popular item. Why? People love the unique look and they can keep and reuse the beautiful boxes afterward!
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