Louisville has so many cool new stores and, much to my dismay, I hardly ever get the chance anymore to check them all out. But after seeing all the beautiful pictures of Forage Louisville, it was top on my list of places I needed to stop into STAT. I also hardly ever get to do anything one-on-one with Reese, so a couple Saturdays back, I loaded her up for a quick field trip to Forage.
Located on Frankfort Avenue (it’s easy to miss if there are cars parked in front, it’s right next to the house with all the antiques, concrete animals, a random old car), Forage is light, bright and so welcoming. I stopped in intending only to get a couple small cacti but when I saw the prettiest Rubber Tree, I decided I need it too. I know Fiddle Leaf Figs are all the rage but I heard they are a little hard to keep alive and I have a black thumb. A high-maintenance plant doesn’t stand a chance in my house. Rubber Trees don’t require as much tender loving care and I was really drawn to the fullness and color much more so than the fiddle leaf fig. Plus, it always reminds me of this song – that my mom was ALWAYS singing growing up – so it’s a little nostalgic too.
That being said if you’ve been combing through design magazines and lusting over the fiddle leafs, Forage is the spot to find one in Louisville. The staff can help you figure out the best plant to fit needs (i.e. – your ability to keep a plant alive). They ask you about the amount of light your space has, your desired level of care and the size. Reese and I had a lot of fun picking out our perfect plants and now she comes into my room every morning and says hello to the cactus she chose. I’m loving the touch of green our new rubber tree brings into our house. Now I just need to order one of these to get it looking extra hip.
p.s. – Beyond just the plants, Forage has a pretty little selection of jewelry (didn’t get to spend enough time looking at everything because… Reese) from sweet, delicate pieces to more bold, standout necklaces as well as a great collection of gifts. If you’re looking for a housewarming gift or a thoughtful hostess gift, a small succulent or cactus and one of their candles would be perfect.