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southern is a state of mind...

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Its a way of life, a sense of community and tradition.  Its rocking chairs on front porches and sweet tea.  Family and college football.  Lightning bugs in a mason jar and recipes passed down from generation to generation.  Yes, ma'am.  No, sir.  Y'all.  And maybe even a few "bless your hearts" thrown in for good measure.


And in the South, hospitality is an art form.​  It means personal touches and always caring about even the smallest of details -  fine invitations, the perfect guest favors, hand-written thank you notes.


A native of North Carolina, Elaina moved from Charlotte to St. Petersburg with her husband and dog in 2013.  Elaina brings with her a background in both interior design and event planning, and values the importance of personal touches and an attention to detail.


At Cotton & Magnolia, Elaina marries her roots in Southern hospitality with a love for flowers to create natural, garden-style boutique floral designs.  Her designs offer an updated, sophisticated look that is eclectic and textural.


Simple.  Elegant.  Southern-inspired.