These Beasts: Steph Saharopulos

 

Tiff has known Steph for along time, and we were fortunate to have her help at our wedding where she supplied a fantastic mix of plants. Her shop Peacock & Co. is always packed with a mix of hearty houseplants, and her new studio space is opening in San Pedro on November 18.

1.) What’s your name?

Stephanie.

2.) Where are you from?

Los Angeles.

3.) Where do you live?

Long Beach

4.) 3 reasons why your life in your city couldn’t happen anywhere else?

There is an energy here in Long Beach that drives me. I can't put it into three reasons. I am just in love with this city. I guess that was 2 reasons.

5.) What kind of work do you do?

Plant shop owner.

6.) What keeps you inspired?

Music. Without a doubt.

7.) Where do you work?

It is a tiny space, approximately 320 square feet. The walls are lined with light wood. One side is filled with plants, the other filled with beautiful clothing. While answering this I realized that the scents and the music are a big part of the space as well. Hopefully all senses are met.

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8.) What is 1 challenge that has defined you for at least one chapter of your life?

A cancer diagnosis. It was the best and worst time in my life. It totally changed my perspective about my business and kicked my ass into gear.

9.) What are some of your favorite snacks, and do you eat them while you work?

Nuts and other boring shit. But if I could snack on fries all day I would.

10.) If you had the power to be extremely persuasive, and you were invited to a presidential dinner, what kind of food allergy would you persuade everyone to believe you had, and why?

Hmmm. I guess I could use that to start a conversation? I don't know. I probably wouldn't go.