Instagram friends open Long Island shop that focuses on women-owned businesses

It’s the energy of Instagram — in particular accurate for new pals and small business companions Jennifer Murphy and Amanda Sims who met by way of the social media platform previous yr and have because opened Wild Flour Studio in Stewart Manor.

Murphy, 34, a floral designer, and Sims, 32, a residence baker, who every independently run their personal corporations (Murphy, Neglect Me Knots, and Sims, Sugar With Type) deliver their abilities alongside one another below one particular roof in the boutique. The shop also highlights other regional girls-owned businesses by promoting their goods and inviting owners to host workshops.

The sophisticated-but-chic shop sells Murphy’s florals, providing both of those dry and fresh preparations for dwelling décor and gifting, but also particular activities. The retail store functions “flower bars” exactly where prospects can Do-it-yourself their personal arrangements or have Murphy place one particular alongside one another. “Dry flowers are super stylish appropriate now,” she suggests of the “eternally florals,” that, as the name indicates, final for good. Customers can place their creations in a vessel or make it a bouquet. A floral cart can also be rented for private functions.

Sims, who’s a accredited residence baker, will make prepackaged sweet indulgences for Wild Flour, like cupcakes, Pop-Tarts, Rice Krispies pops and mini bundt-cakes. Other points you are going to locate at the store from local women-owned enterprises contain candles by Alluring Creations MC in Floral Park pouches by Lily Close Stitch in West Islip rainbow keychains and décor by Just one Delighted Sister in Babylon and masks, headbands, Tees and cable-knit sweaters from Ooak Road Dye in Floral Park — and afar: aromatherapy products and solutions, critical oils, jewelry, stationary and added garments by other brand names. There is also a designated wrapping station with wrapping paper designed by Wild Rose Shop and Studio in Saint James. Wild Flour can personalize tote luggage and tumblers by A LY Anything in Syosset, way too.

On Thursdays, the females open up up the ground, for a charge, for workshops that thus significantly have observed — apart from baked products and floral tutorials — candle creating by Light-weight by Liv, breath do the job by Aligned And Well and charcuterie board generating by The Charcuterie Queen. Guests can indication up by way of Instagram at @wild_flour_studio.

Price ranges range from $20 to $85 for a dry or fresh arrangement, though baked products commence at $3 a cupcake. Wild Flour Studio is open up Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Workshops commence at 7 p.m. 70 Covert Ave., Stewart Manor