Our Life

The Girls of Be A Tall Poppy 

The wife and wife duo of Tara Kuhnert Hotchkis and Carey Hotchkis have created Be A Tall Poppy, a sophisticated floral design firm with a simple message..."just flourish"

Owner and Creative Force, Carey Hotchkis has been a Floral Designer to the stars for the past 12 years in Beverly Hills.  Carey's Floral Designs have been featured in many Magazines, including InStyle, Architectural Digest & the Los Angeles Times, and have graced the tables of events as exclusive as the Oscar after parties & the Los Angeles Modernism Show. 

"Carey possesses that outstanding skill of being able to take simple blossoms and transform them into jaw-dropping arrangements" - DTLA Life Magazine, July 2015

Growing up in Pasadena, California, Carey developed a passion for anything that blooms!  As a young girl, Carey's mother carried her through countless tours of Pasadena's lush and expansive Huntington Gardens.  There, the budding floral designer, found her eye for design and love for all things beautiful. 

Having spent more than a decade honing her floral design skills in the world's cultural capitals of Milan, Florence, London, New York and Hong Kong, Carey returned to her Los Angeles home and started her first floral design firm, The Well Dressed Table.  Carey is a 5th generation Angeleno and 4th generation UC Berkeley graduate.  As a true Native Californian, Carey supports California farmers by using locally grown flowers in her arrangements.

Tara is a luxury real estate broker in Beverly Hills and helms the business side of Be A Tall Poppy.  Tara's design aesthetic and business savvy is a perfect compliment to Carey's creativity and eye for beauty. 

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767 S Santee Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014