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Inspiring Conversations with Alisa Menshikov of Wonderland flowers

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alisa Menshikov.

Hi Alisa, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Originally I was born in Russia. Watching movies as a little kid, I always wanted to visit the USA. One day I have decided to visit my relative in California from first visit, I felt like I am really belong here and I wanted to stay longer. Coming to us, I spoke very little, if to say truth I spoke none. I stayed here alone a long time and it was a hard time! Sometime later I met a man who made me very happy. We were dating and after a little while, we got happily married. Working very hard jobs and trying to figure out who I wanted to be in life. Browsing through YouTube, I stumbled upon the interview with girl from Los Angeles. She is also an immigrant and she started her business from zero savings. I got so inspired watching the video and I thought I would like to try to see if I could make flower arrangement. I reached out to see if she was teaching classes. And she said yes. I have class available next week if you would like to attend. I booked it immediately and my husband was very supported of me trying to find a great hobby with a potential future carrier.

During the course in LA, she taught me basic flowers composition.

I came back home to San Diego and I was so excited to try making arrangements for other people.

And I am starting to think about the name to represent my business.

My friends always joked about Alice from wonderland and thought it could be a very good name for flowers business since flowers bring freshness and peace of heart to our life.

In a very beginning of my business, I used Google translate to correspond with customers and take the orders. For me, it was very difficult to learn English at the same time when I am trying to run my small business operation. With time I got better and better and with understanding customers and taking the orders. number of customers started to grow little by little and with that, we started to expand from simple arrangements to birthdays, gender reveal, room decorations. With our individual approach to each customer, we strive to provide best customer satisfaction with customer support and fresh and beautiful arrangements. I am very thankful that I had a chance to come to California and meet the love of my life and ability to have a small business and connect with amazing people and communities of San Diego.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Just like in everything in life, you have to learn and floral is the same. You have to learn to pick right flowers to each arrangement and when something goes not as planned you are trying to learn on this and make sure to avoid that in future.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Inspired by San Diego beauty, we delight you with original bouquets and unique flower arrangements, we decorate events with carefully selected flowers from the best suppliers for each of your orders for the second year in a row.

We deliver fresh flowers and floral arrangements not only to private customers but also to corporate customers. We create stunning bouquets for restaurants, hotels, boutiques and offices.

Our task is to satisfy our customer’s needs as much as possible. We are constantly working on improvements. Every detail is important: from the atmosphere inside our space to the technologies of interaction with the client.

We are constantly looking for ideas. And we are not afraid of experiments. We are happy to follow modern floristic trends. We are changing but within the changing framework of our vision and self-expression.

Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
We are open for any new ideas and collaboration. You can always to text us anytime on Instagram or through Or text on our contact number.

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Image Credits
Photographer: Dinara Baizakova Models: Shamara Noriega, Kanna Mae

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