We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah McAllister and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, is there something you believe many others might not?
Any form of advice you receive, especially if it’s deemed as conventional, should be questioned and not taken as immediate truth. Look at the advice; examine it from all angles. Experiment with it, and learn for yourself if it is true for you or not. does it actually work or make sense in present context? It is easy for the mind to assume that because something is conventional that it is still alive and functioning for good. It’s just not true. We are here on earth as individuals with a unique cosmic signature, so one size fits all wisdom is a thing of the past. Follow your bliss.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Night Garden is a luxury floral service, providing unique floral designs with a focus on color, texture and unusual types of flowers. My creations are very inspired by psychedelia, dream states, the magical intrigue of nature. I love being inspired by color palettes and moods from films and tv, and I always listen to music while I’m creating. I like to keep it playful. The flowers are on that vibration. They like to shine. Night Garden specializes in creative installations for corporate clients, set design, custom bouquet and arrangement deliveries to San Diego County and weddings/events. When I’m working, I hold the person and/or occasion I’m creating for in my mind and heart. Sometimes I’ll intuitively know things about the person I’m creating for. I think that is some of the magic behind my connection with this work. I want people to feel something mysterious or awesome when they see my arrangements. I think these flowers and their psychedelic properties are a jolt of life in a suffering world. We have to be turning each other on at this point, to better humanity and our mother Earth. I just want people to trip out on my flowers. Like, “is that real?!” “Yes, yes it is.”
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.
Oh, I like this question! The pandemic has definitely put a damper on places to explore and things to do in the city, but there is still so much to do, see and experience here. South Park and Golden Hill are probably my favorite nooks of the city. Coffee shops: Krakatoa (Golden Hill) Cafe Bassam (Banker’s Hill), Subterranean coffee (North Park) Shopping: Little Dame (Normal Heights), Kobey’s Swap Meet (Sports Arena,) Vinyl Junkies (South Park) Bars & Restaurants: The Nolan rooftop (Gaslamp,) Henebery Spirits (Vista,) Saiko Sushi (North Park) Yoga in the park, walks on the beach! The parks in Mission Hills. San Diego is incredible.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout is to my close friends and family who continue to lift me up and shine a light back onto me whenever I’m feeling dim and need to be reminded of who I am. I have a deep core group of friends, and my immediate family who I am grateful for every day. I also would like to thank Mac Miller because his courage to express his vulnerability through music has kept me feeling at home here on earth during this wild ride of life.