When Elly was here, she and I took a trip to Sprout Home, one of my absolutely favorite stores in my neighborhood. You see, I have a problem. My apartment is where plants come to die. I recently had three tiny plants that belonged to the guy I'm subletting from, and well....they suffered a terrible fate at my hands. It's not that I don't try. I do. It's just that I never know what I'm doing. So I went to Sprout Home to replace my three dead plants with new ones. The guy at the store was so freaking nice. He helped me find plants that were easy to take care of and guided me through the care that each would require. I came out of there with the three most adorable plants I've ever had. That was several weeks ago, and the plants look great. No withering.
The store is beautiful too. Filled with air plants and terrariums, it reminds me of a place that Alyson would love to hang out in. I bought a good portion of my Christmas gifts there last year. If you don't live in New York, check out their website for a fantastic selection of modern planters and fun children's stuff.