Opening a Brick & Mortar Floral Shop with Christina Yan
Summary: One of our favorite things to do is to rejoice with those who rejoice, and we’re doing that with Christina on the Team Flower Podcast today! Her shop, Camino, opened in 2019—and this year, it’s moving to a brand-new space to become what floral dreams are made of! Christina is telling us all about her vision as well as several things she’s learned in the process of opening Camino. She’s also talking about the chaos that comes with running two businesses and the key to making it happen: an incredible team. You’ll hear the things Christina looks for in her employees. It’s inspiring to hear her talk about the heartfelt care she takes with her team! Finally, we’re talking about the floral community and how much of an impact it’s made on Christina and her business. Her shop wouldn’t exist without the Napa and Bay area community! Bellevue Floral Co. was Christina's first business. It focuses on bespoke events and higher-end weddings. Then, she opened in Camino in 2019 as a way to service the local community with smaller orders that still had her signature aesthetic. Camino also sells gifts and lifestyle products. A big milestone was moving into a brick-and-mortar shop which allowed Christina to scale and grow a team. Their next big project is moving Camino into a brand-new space! Christina's original vision was to open up a flower/gift shop and cafe in one space and that vision is getting brought to life this year! Find Christina on Instagram @bellevuefloralco @shop.camino.