This is the first entry in a series focusing on the fine folks who keep our doors open and our wheels turning: our clients.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’re gonna shed some light on a local florist and one of our favorite clients – Gorgeous & Green. For more than a year now, Pedal Express has been delivering stunningly beautiful G&G flower arrangements and gifts all over the East Bay. We love working with G&G – the only East Bay florist to offer local bicycle delivery.
Last week, shop owner Pilar Zuniga was gracious enough to answer a few of our questions and let us invade her space for a lil’ photo shoot…
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Pilar Zuniga, and I own Gorgeous and Green, a local and sustainable boutique that offers locally grown flower design (sustainable and organic when available), locally made and eco-friendly goods. I have two employees, Ryan and Jessie, who help with the boutique and with flower design. The retail boutique offers walk in services and we also offer design for events as well as local gift and flower delivery! This is where PedEx comes in!
Where are you located?
Right now, we are at 2524 San Pablo Ave in Berkeley. But we are moving to 2946 College Ave on February 15th! We hope to see you at our new location.
Favorite thing about living/working in the East Bay?
I have lived in the East Bay longer than any other place. It is not only beautiful, but the community is wonderfully diverse as well. I want to be part of a community and that’s easier to do here than other parts of the bay. I learned how to think responsibly when I went to Cal almost 20 years ago, and I am so thankful for the numerous other people in the Bay who think the same way.
Why do you choose to use Pedal Express?
I am always trying to figure out how to offer more sustainable and eco-friendly services at the boutique (like avoiding plastics, using recycled paper, biofuels, etc.) and bicycle delivery is the greenest method of transport available. I value supporting local business. I also value local cooperatives. And, I have to say, it helps me tremendously to have a third party that I can trust to take charge of the deliveries!