My reconnection with Jonathan Rachman……………
|November 11, 2014||Posted by jpnews under All the News That's Fit to Eat||
Life is funny as it is filled with what I call “foreshadowing.” Much like in any good movie, your life can unfold with little messages along the way, be it a run into an old friend or an enormous connection with a stranger.
I had the latter occur back in 2001 or 2. My daughters used to have a tree frog that was fed live crickets. Each week we would have to stop at the aquarium on Clement Street and purchase one dollars worth of these little fellows–about 10–that would typically escape in the back seat.
As they got older, we would put the crickets in the car and walk around Clement at which point I stumbled over an amazing store: FleurT. I remember thinking at the time I had never seen a store like this in America, only Paris. It was a combination gorgeous flower shop and home for flea market finds never available this side of the Seine! Just to see old chalk boards and zinc light fixtures would tickle me! I quickly befriended the owner and– I’ll never forget– almost scrunched my nose visibly at my fascination with him.
He was shiny and elegant, a true gentleman with French pedigree. I remember the sparkle he had, his kindness may have trumped my intrigue.
Now we fast forward many years, and the handsome shop owner, Jonathan Rachman, had hit his stride and gave me a call to discuss branding and content marketing. His shop had now closed, only after he supplied Oprah, Marc Jacobs and Sara Jessica Parker with flowers and full-blown events. In the ten plus years we have been out of touch, he has designed for hoteliers and the glitterati of San Francisco, but he still maintains his poise, elegance and personal style.
I’m proud to call him my friend and now client. Here he speaks on behalf of his latest project:
The Cheese Barn at the Napa Showhouse. It’s worth the drive if you can make it in the next week, but if not, at least you can enjoy the passion and poise that exudes out of this lovely, gentle man.