This is the official space of Princess & The Yard Ape Blog. We want to offer you a cozy, beautiful space to hang out. We are so happy you are here.
This blog is a reflection of our life and is always changing. Our main focus is FAMILY.
Dave and I also are avid homebodies – WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE OUR HOME & GARDEN. We are constantly changing, creating and coming up with ideas to design our life. We share our projects, DIY tutorials and even have some of our things for sale.
We specialize in restoration : be it a piece of furniture, family heirlooms, decor or plants. Our little shop is a well-curated collection of home & garden decor with a spin on vintage & nostalgic wares.
There is a massive selection of plants including succulents, cacti, houseplants and containers for to keep your green thumb happy. Many plants are unique and housed in one-0f-a-kind planters, the collection is always changing so keep checking our website and drop by often.
Dave and I both work in the Landscape business, him more than I. He leads the Construction Division for a company. He does design & build projects. I make things pretty with plants. I work specifically for one client on his estate but also take on small creative projects for those looking to bring beauty to their outdoor spaces by saying it with plants.
I trained over 13 years ago as a Professional Sommelier and my greatest thrill in the world is giving recipes and wine pairings to people. I am constantly working to make things simple and easy to follow so that you never experience that scary feeling of being in the wine store not knowing what to buy.
Over the years, I have become completely disenfranchised by the marketing techniques and gimmicks used in the food and wine industry, that I have basically declared war on the whole thing. Even though I have a few rants here and there, my ultimate goal is to help people realize how easy pairing food and wine is. I want you to feel empowered, not timid when it comes to creating a great experience for those you love. My guarantee is, “If I can do it, anyone can!” So please, let me know how I can help you.
In 2017, we will be launching WINE CAMP events where you will have a chance to let your hair down in a fun, relaxed way in our garden. We will bring wine back to it’s natural habitat – out of the store and magazines. We will be running this online as well, so it would be a great idea to leave us your email so we can let you know all the good news once we’ve get closer to our launch.
We can’t tell you how happy we are to have you join us and hang out for a bit. We hope that you come back often. If you ever, have a chance come visit us. You will find that we are exactly the same as we are online. So again, welcome friends. It is so great to have you visit us here at Princess and the Yard Ape.