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Press | Interview on Trish Lee Blog

When I first Patricia "Trish" Lee, I knew that one day she was going to be a force to be reckoned with.  Her timeless, classic, gowns with a modern twist for that hipster bride has taken the Bay Area by storm.  Her success is due to her knack for creating elegant gowns but also her sharp wit, warm personality, and her exuberant passion for all things bespoke.   Plus, she's a lot of fun.   No matter where she goes, in my heart, Trish will always be known as "P" girl to me.  

A few fun fact a bouts P girl --- that you might not know ---- Trish was once my event coordinator at Nancy Liu Chin Designs, fielding client inquiries and managing our busy office in Dogpatch.  During her short time with us, we often had heart to heart conversations always sharing about our dreams, our hopes, our love for weddings and of course, our mutual adoration for food.  It was wonderful this past year to sit down and have a little chat about flowers with Trish.    Thank you P girl for always being the best menthe one could have. 

Press | Nancy Liu Chin Named Best Wedding Florist by San Francisco Magazine

It's been a dream (actually a bucket list item) of mine to be on the Best of List for San Francisco Magazine since I could remember.    To me  --- being on the Best of List means that you are not only doing something right within the confines of the wedding world  but in the Bay Area which is (and I am biased) one of the most highly and intensive savvy, creative and innovative places in the world.  It's so competitive with an outstanding pool of talent that this one really stands out to me.  To be acknowledged for it, well, that's beyond words.   To join past recipients that include Radeff Designs, Jasmine Rae Cakes, Amy Kuschel ,The Glamourists, Jubilee Lau, Alison Events is a big deal.  One that I don't take for granted.    Thank you  San Francisco Magazin e for this honor.  We accept.  Gladly.        

It's been a dream (actually a bucket list item) of mine to be on the Best of List for San Francisco Magazine since I could remember.    To me  --- being on the Best of List means that you are not only doing something right within the confines of the wedding world  but in the Bay Area which is (and I am biased) one of the most highly and intensive savvy, creative and innovative places in the world.  It's so competitive with an outstanding pool of talent that this one really stands out to me.  To be acknowledged for it, well, that's beyond words.   To join past recipients that include Radeff Designs, Jasmine Rae Cakes, Amy Kuschel ,The Glamourists, Jubilee Lau, Alison Events is a big deal.  One that I don't take for granted.  

Thank you San Francisco Magazine for this honor.  We accept. Gladly. 

 

 

Newsworthy | Insights from Nancy: Avoid Burnout, Learn to Play

A few years ago, I was burning out.   Those who are close to me know that I battled it hard.  The mundane, day to day choices and duties were sending me spiraling into despair.  Whether it was god's intervention or merely a wake up call in the form of a horrific bicycle accident in July of 2010,  my physicians forced me to be on bed rest.  The goal was for me to recoup so that my injuries would heal but it was also a chance for my brain to shut down and in truth, it allowed me to slowly reset and to learn gratefulness.

The days of rest restored my body.  Hard to believe, it actually helped me get through my burnout as I finally realized that my mindset - negative at times --- was drowning me and that changing it was key to raising above the burnout mode.  If you are suffering from burnout, there isn't always a straightforward fix but reevaluating how you process your negative thoughts(aka mindset) is vital. 

Photography by Kevin Chin  China by West Elm

In 2014 I took a wonderful class(thank you Mary Phan), turned off the ringer to my work phone for two full days, and just played.  Played.

To play

Verb 1. engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.  synonyms:amuse oneself, entertain oneself, enjoy oneself, have fun; 

Now three years later, I've never felt more excited about the work that I do.  I love styling. I love wedding florals. I love event design.  Doing the things that bring joy, now that's all one can ask for. 

Ask yourself this.  What do you enjoy when it comes to your business?  For me, it could be working side by side with clients and planners, getting to do challenging new floral work,  playing with florals as well as styling beautiful things each week.  Did I mention playing?  Yes, the act of engaging in activity for just pure enjoyment rather than with a serious purpose is a funny thing.  When you do something joyful and really love it, that joy transcends and next thing you know --- it makes your own craft even better.