Roots

Airluma at Head West Marketplace
 
Angelica dreamt of owning her own shop ever since childhood and finally, Airluma (/ˈerlo͞om - ah) was born after the pandemic forced her to slow down and reflect on what her future should be. Inspired by online artists and craftersthose who find their purpose creating beautiful works of artAngelica leapt in and launched her website on February 1, 2021, with a vision to create a marketplace to showcase the work of these makers within the walls of a plant shop. 

It’s no surprise the amount of thought and care Angelica puts into creating her home space, considering her own unique upbringing. Raised by her grandparents, she was always surrounded by her grandmother’s indoor plants, her grandfather’s woodworking projects, and an atmosphere of artistry and hard work. She was raised eating fruits and vegetables her grandma grew in the garden, at a dining table grandpa built with his own hands. Seeing how much time and effort that grandpa put into every single object he made, Angelica developed an early appreciation for that level of artistry, passion, and dedication and decided her home will always reflect those values.

But it wasn’t just the labor of it all that sparked Angelica’s infatuation with a handcrafted lifestyle. It was the care and attention her grandmother put into their home, the ambient love she would give to her many indoor and outdoor plants, which in return would breathe life into each space they occupied. Most notably a 30-something-year-old philodendron that was passed down to Marilyn from her own mother, which still trails down the dining room cabinet that Roy built. 

We hope to have a retail shop in the future, but for now, you can find us at the events below! 

HEAD WEST at The Barlow | Sebastopol

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  • 6770 McKinley Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 (map)

HEAD WEST Pride at Hangar 1 Distillery | Alameda

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  • 2505 Monarch Street, Alameda, CA, 94501 (map)

HEAD WEST at The Barlow | Sebastopol

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  • 6770 McKinley Street, Sebastopol, CA, 95472 (map)