Places Worth Traveling For: Native Poppy in San Diego, CA
Native Poppy is a breath of fresh air in an already sunny town like San Diego. Founder, Natalie Gill, has created a storefront that invites you in the moment you're at the foot of the door as you're greeted by colorful florals and crafted home goods. Her unique touch of blending a wide array of flowers brings a smile into life's most memorable occasions—from weddings, to graduations, to baby showers, and even in times of grief. Visit Natalie at Native Poppy in their two locations (Solana Beach and South Park) and we're sure you'll leave feeling inspired with an arrangement you'll want to last forever.
IN YOUR OWN WORDS, What is NATIVE POPPY?
- I would have to say I love getting to meet people from our community and people visiting from all over the world. I love getting to introduce them to our stem bar; a rainbow colored wall consisting of close to a hundred different types of flowers on any given day. It's such a fun experience to smell, touch, and take photos with the flowers.
IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE THE VIBE AND AMBIANCE OF NATIVE POPPY, WHAT WOULD IT BE IN 3 WORDS?
Uplifting, whimsical, and artistic.
Founder, Natalie Gill, in shop, Native Poppy.
Native Poppy has two locations: Solana Beach and South Park.
Native Poppy's storefront.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT HAVING A STOREFRONT FOR PEOPLE TO COME VISIT IN YOUR CITY?
What’s your favorite item that you’re selling at the moment?
- Besides flowers I would have to say our candles! We make them in house with 100% soy wax and a lot of love.
- How do you want NATIVE POPPY to be remembered in history?
A place that genuinely made people very happy. That we were there to provide beauty and kindness during important events in people's lives; weddings, birthdays, graduations, during times of grief and celebration.
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Native Poppy sells flowers, home goods, books, and more.