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Life & Work with Amy McManus

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy McManus. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Crimson & Clover evolved out of a love and obsession for stunning flowers, whimsical details, and a desire to create memorable experiences. The company began in 2003 as a small retail boutique in Downtown Baltimore. Over the years it has thrived under the loving direction of owner and founder, Amy McManus, and has moved to its current retail space, conveniently located in the heart of Roland Park. Crimson & Clover’s work is on the cutting-edge and exudes a subtle sophistication that has made them one of Baltimore’s most coveted florists. Amy’s passion for flowers and how much they not only affect a space but people and their emotions so directly helped make Crimson & Clover a recognized name in the industry.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
One of the biggest struggles I found was when I first opened my business in 2003 there was no social media. Connecting with other local business owners took some time due to the lack of instant connection that social media platforms create.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
With almost 20 years of experience, Crimson & Clover has made a name for itself with consistently exquisite event creations. From thoughtfully crafted details, uniquely stylized centerpieces, and custom installations, all is done with infinite attention to detail. I love working with new hybrids of flowers, learning new design tactics, and perfecting the care and treatment of our flowers and plants. I’m always trying something new and welcome a challenge.

Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
What I like best about Baltimore is that even though it’s a large city, it still has a small-town feel. It’s easy to meet and connect with other business owners and you always see a familiar face when out. Baltimore as a city feels very approachable. A close second is the food options and restaurants that are here. So many good places to go! The thing I like least about the city is the bad rap that Baltimore gets due to the higher crime rate. It can feel like that is the only thing that anyone outside of Baltimore sees or talks about.

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Image Credits

Barbara O Photography
Rachel May Photography
Renee Hollingshead Photography
Urban Row Photography
Mattie Riley Photography
Beverly Funkhouser

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