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Zinna, Florist

“I skateboarded my whole life, so I’m pretty good with the balance thing.”


Where are you taking those plants?
I’m on my way to one of my clients, Smith & Mills, in Tribeca. I also do arrangements for Bumble and bumble and Freemans, among others.

So you’re a very hip florist.
I used to work in the restaurant business, and you make a lot of contacts that way. I was the pastry chef at Spago, then I moved to New York City about thirteen years ago to work as a hair colorist, and then I picked up on the flower gig. All three jobs are about working with my hands and color combination and placement of things.

Do you always bike with your plants?
As much as I can. It cuts down on my transportation costs, it’s better for the environment, and it’s good publicity—I’m like a little old Italian guy pedaling around the city.

Interview by Emma Rosenblum


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