My name is Andrea, co-founder of Petality along with my brother, John. I am the Vice President and Stewardess of Finance for Petality, but I also help out however I can in many other ways, too! I have a passion for what is truly beautiful, and flowers are one of the things that I believe God created for us to have a glimpse into His creative beauty. Our beverages uniquely capture the essence of pure organic flowers, as we craft each drink to showcase the taste and smell of a single type of flower that has natural health benefits to offer.
I was inspired to write my first blog post at the dawning of the garage sale-ing “season” several weekends ago… Sometimes the most profound lessons are the simplest and often come through the examples of children. As I was out visiting some local garage sales, I encountered two lemonadestands hosted by some budding young entrepreneurs. That may sound fairly commonplace, but their passion and simple, genuine excitement to share their homemade lemonade resonated with me as I thought about Petality and enjoyed their beverages throughout the day. I was reminded afresh of our own whole-hearted passion to share our refreshing, healthy, premium flower beverages. My new friends were even kind enough to let me take my picture with them!
The thought of a simple lemonade stand has popped into my head quite a few times recently. They involve the basics of developing your mission, gathering your resources, the production process, advertising, accounting for your gains and costs, and of course a necessary whole-hearted commitment to sit out under the hot sun all day for your cause! And there’s no replacing the satisfaction or excitement of seeing people experience what you made. Lemonade stands were one of my first real lessons about the marketplace as a child.
My brother and I have always teamed up through our youth to take on big challenges and have taken delight in great adventures. Our zeal sometimes manifested itself in the form of good, old-fashioned lemonade stands, as in the picture below. Even today, “yummy” is just as important to us now as it was then… and we are now combining it with our distinctive principles of health and nutrition.
I never thought that I would be where I am today, offering these most beautiful Petality beverages to the world. I couldn’t ask for a better business partner and am blessed to have a part in the founding of this special (and what we believe will be a world-changing) brand. We are simply joining up again… this time with our mission of inviting the world to stop and enjoy the beauty of flowers in everyday life through exciting, thoughtful, and healthy beverages.
Until next time… Cheers!
“How does the meadow flower its bloom unfold?
Because the lovely little flower is free
Down to its root, and in that freedom, bold.”
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)