SUZANNA
SUZANNA

Name: Suzanna Cameron 

Hometown: Asheboro, North Carolina

Favorite Flower: Pincushion Protea

Favorite Ditmas Park establishment: Cafe Tibet and SYCAMORE (I can't just choose one)

Why do you work at Stems Brooklyn?: I started Stems Brooklyn in 2013 so for me flowers are my main passion but collaborating with these incredible women has become a new passion of mine!

What you do in your parallel universe: I do some photo assisting at Sesame Street, enjoy traveling, scuba diving and being a kick ass aunt to my nephew.

Favorite Quote (or passage): 

"And a, and a wise man told me, man, like
Life is like a table
Full of like glasses of water
And your job is to keep 'em all full
You know what I'm sayin'
So everyone's happy
But
At the same time, you gotta keep your pitcher full of water
So you could fill everybody else up"

- Murs

JAMIE
JAMIE

Name: Jamie Agnello

Hometown: Oil City, Pennsylvania

Favorite Flower: Call me basic, but peonies have my heart. 

Favorite Ditmas Park establishment: Mimi's (for mushroom hummus) & Cafe Tibet (soup in the winter!) and Sycamore (DUH)

Why do you work at Stems Brooklyn?:  Every day is new and exciting and allows me the chance to reinvent, take stock, try out wild ideas, and be a part of a badass group of ladies who are infectiously passionate about the work we do.

What you do in your parallel universe: I am an actor and puppeteer with Trusty Sidekick Theatre Company, which creates bold and sophisticated work for young audiences and their families. 

Favorite Quote (or passage):

"...prize your flaws, defects, behold your accidents, engage your negative criticisms-- these are the materials on your ongoing--from these places you imagine, find, or make the ways back to all of us." -A.R. Ammons, "Garbage"

MADINEYAH
MADINEYAH

Name: Madineyah Isaacs

Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa

Favorite Flower: Yellow billy button. 

Favorite Ditmas Park establishment: My boudoir

Why do you work at Stems Brooklyn?: It gives me freedom to create and be. 

What you do in your parallel universe: The world's luckiest life coach.

Favorite Quote (or passage): If you don't know where you want to be in five years, you're already there. 

ANAIT
ANAIT

Name: Anait Tamanian

Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Favorite Flower: Basil & Peony

Favorite Ditmas Park establishment: STEMZ OF COURSE

Why do you work at Stems Brooklyn?: Because I'm trying to be exactly like Eliza Doolittle.

What you do in your parallel universe: Basically Khaleesi from GOT, minus creepy demented abortion plus pet lion.

Favorite Quote (or passage): "Education is the progressive discovery of our own ignorance." -Will Durant

EMILY
EMILY

Name: Emily Stern

Hometown: Brooklyn (Ditmas woot woot)

Favorite Flower: itty bitty zinnias

Favorite Ditmas Park establishment: Cafe Madeline

Why do you work at Stems Brooklyn?: Proximity to a bar ;) That, and I am lucky enough to spend the day making little sculptures out of flowers that travel down the street or across the city to make someone's day a little brighter.

What you do in your parallel universe:  batman...shh, don't tell.

Favorite Quote (or passage): "Every creature on earth has approximately two billion heartbeats to spend in a lifetime. You can spend them slowly, like a tortoise and live to be two hundred years old, or you can spend them fast, like a hummingbird, and live to be two years old." - Brian Doyle, Joyas Voladoras.

CATHERINE
CATHERINE

Name: Catherine Patwell

Hometown: Boston, Ma

Favorite Flower: double-headed tulips

Favorite Ditmas Park establishment: Well, Lea's has wine on-tap and a wood-burning oven, so...

Why do you work at Stems Brooklyn: I love spending my days surrounded by beautiful things. 

What do you do in a parallel universe:  Pal around with crazy Italian chefs - spend my days in the garden, my evenings in the kitchen. 

Favorite quote or passage: "Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner." - Sofia Loren

 

MIKE
MIKE

Name: Michael Hart

Hometown: Rockland, NY

Favorite Flower: Globe Thistles 

Favorite Ditmas Park establishment: To be determined. Qathra never stops giving me tea though.

Why do you work at Stems Brooklyn: It helps fuel my passion for shoving flowers in my beard

What do you do in a parallel universe:  Jennifer Lawrence pops into the studio where I'm mixing the score for her newest feature film, and we become best friends and travel around LA eating snack foods together

Favorite quote or passage: "We must move forward, not backward. Upward, not forward. And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!" - Bill Clinton, The Simpsons

ZARA
ZARA

Name: Zara Castany

Hometown: Miami, Florida

Favorite Flower: Clematis 

Favorite Ditmas Park establishment: Obviously Stems

Why do you work at Stems Brooklyn?: Because these are the friendliest group of flower lovers you'll ever meet. 

What you do in your parallel universe: All of my universes contain flowers. 

Favorite Quote (or passage): "I went looking for my ideals outside of myself and discovered it's not what the world holds for you but what you bring to it." - Anne Shirley