Finding our niche, our way, and our peace...

Stop & Smell The Roses was born.

Our journey started 3 years ago, traveling the paths laid before us and blazing our own from the East coast back to the West living on a day by day, in the moment mentality taking in the beauties that surround us. We loved our freedom from our daily responsibilities and corporate lives. We decided after 2020's wonderful turn of events that we would make our lives a little crazier and decided to open the location at 230 4th St North in St. Petersburg, Fl., with plans for growth already in mind we started to "break ground" on this new venture. Michaela my partner in crime challenged us with completely furnishing the shop with all repurposed materials and a very minimal budget. Up for the challenge we started and built the shop from our thoughts and dreams that we discussed during the "planning phase". It came out just as we envisioned. On April 6th, 2021, we opened the doors and became happy business owner/operators. 

Michaela our Holistic Health Practitioner with a background in Herbal Medicine, Essential Oils & Crystal Healing brings the addition of Healing Essentials Apothecary all-natural, organic, vegan product lines for health and beauty that add something special to the shop and pair wonderfully with our floral creations, fresh flowers, arrangements and bouquets. 

Joseph, that's me, I'm the florist at Stop & Smell The Roses, spends my days creating beautiful custom arrangements. We offer a wonderful variety of fresh cut flowers, gorgeous arrangements and Apothecary specialty products. Our clients have the chance to select from a large assortment of options that are suitable for every occasion.

Ok now that that's out of the way...

The us behind Stop & Smell The Roses, we are two fun loving free spirited humans blessed with the same journey. We are both very much in love with all the world has to offer and try our hardest to leave a minimal imprint. Coming from two entirely different backgrounds we have found our peace sharing a life filled with peace, love, and happiness.