MADE IN LA - CHELSEA KLINE, CO-OWNER OF HELLO GEM
Name and Title: Chelsea Kline, Co-Owner and Head of Floral Design at Hello Gem in the Billie top and Charlie skirt
Neighborhood: Long Beach
Years in LA: 7
What is your favorite flower in season right now?
What do you look for when creating floral arrangements?
Unique and fresh. Flowers with unusual texture and coloring.
What are some tips to make your flowers last longer?
Change the water every other day and give them a fresh cut.
What are some easy tips for making simple arrangements for the house?
I usually try and pick things that are of the same color palette. Keep it simple and let the flowers do the talking. Don't overwork things and keep them in a vase. I usually tell people to keep it organic and loose.
What are your favorite LA spots to relax on the weekend?
I usually keep it close to home and hit up the beach in Palos Verdes. There is a great beach near the Trump golf course that is usually empty. It's pretty epic and full of pretty scenery.
What's the best meal you've had in LA?
The best meal I have had was at Bottega Louie! So tasty.
What's on your playlist right now?
Right now I'm super into the new Mac Demarco...Salad Days. So chill and a great vibe to get your relaxation going!
What was the last text you sent/got sent?
So cheesy...but telling my husband "xo" =)
When was the last time you took public transportation?
I actually did when I was on a trip last week in NYC. It's so legit there! LA public transit is super tricky and a reallll pain in the ass if you have ever tried. I try to avoid it if I can. LBC has a great red bus that is cheap and takes you to the major landmarks around my neighborhood like Belmont Shore and the Queen Mary.
What was the last movie you saw in the theater?
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Favorite Farmer's Market?
West or East of the 405?
Yoga or Hiking?
Palm Springs or Ojai?
Fresh Flowers or Succulents?
Beach or Pool?
Juice or Coffee?