We had the good fortune of connecting with Roxy Robles and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Roxy, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?

I think deep down, we know what is right for us. “Giving up” is sometimes an act of self-love. I’ve learned that anything that is taking a toll on our happiness, health and overall well-being, isn’t worth the pain and suffering. That goes for everything in general;  a toxic job, relationship and/or friendship.

Anything worth having doesn’t come easy. If you truly enjoy what you do, keep going and put in the work. There are no short cuts just consistency, sacrifice and discipline. If you’re tired, overwhelmed; rest, recharge and get back at it.

There’s a reason God planted that certain interest in us, we just have to believe in ourselves.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.

I use one of God’s most beautiful creations to compose symphonies and beautiful poems of nature. My designs bring happiness and smiles to every single person who receives them. I call my creations “Sunshine in Floral Form”.

Growing up I knew I was an artist at heart. I was always intrigued by performing arts like, dance and theatre but never imagined I’d be a floral designer. I always pictured myself walking down a runway or on the big screen, but life sometimes takes us down a different path.

10 years ago I found myself in a cycle of “work to survive” I had moved out of my mom’s and worked THREE jobs to pay my bills. I never lost faith that something better would come along for me. I wasn’t wrong! When I met my now husband, who is an incredible artist, I was inspired and reminded of what my heart has always wanted. I slowly started surrounding myself with likeminded people. I’ve made genuine friendships and am slowly healing my childhood traumas. I went back to school and took ALL the classes I could; theatre, oil painting, photography and floral design. Of all the courses I took, floral design took my heart. I fell in love every aspect of it. The floral community is full of happy, creative and kind people. After all, spreading love, joy and beauty is what we do!

A few months after my daughter was born, I knew I couldn’t go back to my 9-5 and leave my daughter. With the support of my family, we started our own business, Amor De Flor. Amor De Flor is a floral design business that offers a wide variety of floral services from special occasions to events and weddings. We use nature’s beautiful blooms, their colors, textures and fragrances to create a beautiful experience for our clients’ events and special occasions. We’ve designed delicate garden inspired arrangements to dramatic elegant works of art. I’m so happy we did it!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Los Angeles is the place to be! She definitely wouldn’t go back home without having brunch and bottomless mimosas with an incredible view of the city or beachfront! We’d go sunset watching in Palos Verdes, beach day at El Matador in Malibu, Perch in DTLA for dinner, and of course my usual trip to the Flower market on Mondays! LACMA, Sunset BLVD, Dodger Game, Mariscos with live music on a Sunday (a must) Sushi at Tokyo Garden in Downey, and of course street tacos. A week just isn’t enough to see our beautiful LA!!!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?

I want to dedicate this shoutout first and foremost, to God for all the blessings he’s bestowed upon me.

Second, to the person who got me closer to God and inspired me to do what I love, my amazing husband Varo @varodagee. He motivated me to leave my corporate job to find myself and pursue my dreams. Thank you for supporting me, mentoring me and loving me the way you do mi amor. Te amo!

To my parents for helping shape the woman I am today; thank you mom and dad for all you do for me son los mejores padres y mejores amigos de mi vida, los amo!

And to the group of WOMEN who I’ve learned so much from and who’ve mentored me along the way: My grandma, Veronica Ontiveros, Thao Dinh, Silvia Tinajero, Daisy Gomez, Ashley Aguirre, Pamela Oropeza, Rosie Guzman Valle, Lisbet Rysdon, Veronica Huerta (to name a few)
Last and most important, my daughter Amaris, the little angel that gave me the most important role of my life. The little human that is slowly but surely teaching me to be a better person. I love you with all my heart mi florecita.

Website: https://amordeflorla.square.site/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amordeflorla/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amordeflorla

Image Credits
Dia De Muertos Shoot First Image: Model and Makeup Artist @heavenlydivina, Hairstylist @styledbydaisy_ Dia De Muertos Shoot Second Image: Image by @varodagee Model @ms.roxyy Makeup by @alysoulbeauty Hairstylist @styledbydaisy

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