When you walk into Flo Atelier Botânico you almost feel like entering a parellel world: it looks like a cabinet de curiosité with an artistic vibe, a hint of mystery, a sense for styling and rare finds. This gem of a shop is the creative outlet of the São Paulo based plant-loving couple Antonio Jotta and Carol Frida.
The shop itself is more than just a sales point. It is a conglomeration of beautiful plants, crystals, terrariums, ceramics and other plant accessories. Moreover, Flo Atelier Botânico encompasses a wonderful little green garden with traditional Brazilian ceramics and – yes – more plants enjoying the tropical climate.
We were thrilled to be invited to host a green night at Flo Atelier Botânico during our Brazilian trip in May. Our hosts, Jotta and Carol, invited their customers, friends and other members of the local plant tribe to their shop and we talked about the green trend and the Urban Jungle Bloggers community. Additionally, the shop sold our first book, Urban Jungle, during the evening.
During the night we signed copies of our Urban Jungle book and they sold out instantly. We’ll have to bring more next time! It was such a pleasure to see so many enthusiastic people with a profound love for plants. Also we were delighted to see a great bunch of creative and artistic people joining in that night. We truly felt honored.
During the evening, we indulged in some delicious gin tonics and gin recipes with Jungle Gin from Minas Gerais, a new gin brand that kinda matches our jungle vibes, right? Good chats, good drinks, great plants – what else was missing? Yup, good music! But the team of Flo Atelier Botânico thought about that too!
The Brazilian music band Mbeji added some magic to our green night at Flo. They played traditional Afro-Brazilian songs with a focus on plants and plant related gods and saints from the Afro-Brazilian culture. It was so good that at the end we all joined in by playing traditional Brazilian percussion instruments and dancing along with all the guests. What a blast! Did we mention that we love Brazil and Brazilians?
Visit FLO Atelier Botânico here: Rua Delfina, 115 – vila madalena in São Paulo, or have a look on their website or follow FLO on Instagram.
FLO also has a shop in New York City called FLO Botany. Find more info on their website here.