HAVEN & SARAH
Haven and Sarah is a not so well kept secret amongst the Northern Beaches locals and it’s easy to see why. This is no ordinary florist. It’s a cool and eclectic combination of the most beautiful blooms and fabulous homewares, all curated by Sarah, a Northern Beaches native who has been working her magic with flowers for over fifteen years. Haven and Sarah opened in June 2014 and has quickly become a favourite haunt of locals, stylists and those in the know. No perfect or predictable posies here … just an incredible selection of beautiful, wild blooms … whatever is in season or catches Sarah’s eye on her early morning trips to the flower market. In fact, many market vendors now put flowers aside for her, such is her reputation and eye for the different and daring. Sarah’s shop has a quirky edge to it that reflects her own style and a personal touch and sets Haven and Sarah apart from other florists. Her style is raw, cool and original and has that wow factor that hits you as soon as you walk in. But it gets better … her beautiful blooms are also amazingly affordable. In fact, this was one of Sarah’s main objectives when opening her store ... to make her flowers and homewares accessible to everyone. She wanted to share her own love of flowers with the community and change that ‘special occasion only’ mindset by giving her blooms a price tag that’s not out of reach. Haven and Sarah really is like a little haven … a dimly lit sanctuary spilling over with fabulous flowers and gorgeous gifts. It is virtually impossible to walk out empty handed. Whether it’s a gift for someone or a treat for yourself, there really is something here for everyone (as attested by the locals who have been known to queue at opening). Sarah’s reputation within the community precedes her, with many ‘beaches’ folk entrusting their weekly flower delivery and special occasion decorations to her. She makes it her business to understand their style and familiarise herself with their home and style. Her philosophy of style, service and affordability has certainly paid off. Haven and Sarah has garnered somewhat of a cult following and more than warrants a trip up the coast. But be sure to go with an empty boot.
33 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon. NSW 2107
Ph : 02 9918 7772
Mon-Sat 9am – 5pm and Sun 10am – 2pm