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Style File Q&A: Lily Peterson

Style File Q&A: Lily Peterson
The owner and designer of Spring Street’s Flowershop talks personal indulgences, favorite fragrances (spoiler: they’re not floral), and arrangement inspiration

Q What’s in store for Valentine’s Day at Flowershop?
I’m due with my first child in mid-February, so this Valentine’s will be more focused on dried bouquets and crowns—things I can make in advance. We’ll be taking select orders for fresh arrangements, too.

Q Tell us your favorite Instagram feeds for floral design inspiration.
Floretflower when I need to clear my brain and just look at beautiful flowers and mooncanyon when I want to be inspired by some really unique and stunning floral creations

Q Name one of your biggest indulgences.
Facial oils. I feel good about indulging in them, as I don’t wear makeup. Renew Pure Radiance Oil by True Botanicals is super hydrating, helps with redness or discoloration, and smells 
so dreamy.

Q When shopping for clothing, what do you look for?
I ask myself if I’d wear the item in 20 years. I wear a lot of crew-neck cashmere sweaters and men’s button-down shirts, but I have my fun with big necklaces, like Proud Mary’s cowry shell necklace sold at Proud Mary on Spring Street and Everything But Water.

Q Most-worn item this winter?
Storq leggings have been a staple since early in my pregnancy. It was important that anything I purchased could be worn after I gave birth, too, and these fit the bill.

Q What’s your favorite perfume?
When it comes to personal fragrances, I gravitate toward woody and earthy elements. I wear Fumée d’Ambre, an amber-based solid perfume from In Fiore, and Tam Dao, a sandalwood- based perfume from Diptyque.