EDITOR’S PICK FLOWER POWER > KATIE WENDLAND
Sweet Peas Floral Design 6231 Paciﬁc Ave., Stockton (209) 472-9284 www.spﬂoraldesigns.com
Along with her mom and sister, Katie Wendland has been creating beautiful flower arrangements for locals since 2004. With so many buds, she loves when someone she designed a corsage or boutonniere for in high school comes back years later to discuss flowers for their wedding. Wendland says she always had an interest in design as a young girl, creating craft projects and arranging things for her family, but flowers are her forte. “For my home, a lot of the time I just have simple flowers in a vase, dahlias are my favorite. But we have done some seriously above-andbeyond flowers for weddings—we did a flower “chandelier” with hanging crystals in the ballroom at Wine and Roses.” Wendland says since Sweet Peas first opened its doors right before Valentine’s Day, it’s been a whirlwind, but she couldn’t be happier to be doing what she loves. Katie’s Picks Barkleyville Dog Park in Brookside. Love taking my two dogs and letting them run around, and the people that come to the dog park are friendly. Prawns Sauté at Stockton Joe’s. I’ve grown up eating here, and the prawns sauté with a side of raviolis and meat sauce is delicious. Specialty Cakes, Lodi. My favorite treat is the giant cupcake with vanilla cake and whipped cream frosting. I like to order these for birthdays (and sometimes just because!).
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