Miracle Haven is my garden
and the delightful inspiration behind this ever-evolving enterprise.
I love textures, layers, sheers and whimsy. I suppose it's this ecclectic mix of passions and a twist of fate that launched the business of Miracle Haven.
1990 I studied pattern design & clothing construction at GCC. I poured my passion into sewing wedding gowns, home decor and custom clothing for local clients.
In an odd twist, I took a hiatus from clothing design to help manage my husband's rock-n-roll band, which had suddenly become quite popular. Sandwiched between booking tours and promoting album release concerts, I expressed my pent-up creativity by transforming every inch of our front and backyard into garden. Through the medium of plants and flowers, rather than fabrics, I expressed my love of texture, sheers, whimsy and life!
The band eventually outgrew my help, but my experience with them awakened a newfound love of event promotion. It seemed only natural to host an event, in our garden, and promote my return to the world of "seamstress-ing" .
Just in time for Christmas 2001, I opened my garden to the public for the first "Miracle Haven, Garden Tour & Craft Boutique". By 2006, word spread about the event and over five-hundred people visited to wander through my whimsical garden. It smelled of flowers, fresh-baking cinnamon rolls and spiced apple cider. In three days, visitors spent more than $8,000 on sweet rolls, fudge, handmade ornaments, wonderful bath & body items, soft baby blankets and gifts - all handmade by myself and local Artisans!
I loved preparing and promoting the event each December and decided to expand.
On April 13, 2007, "Miracle Haven, A unique Boutique & Bistro", opened in the downtown Glendale shopping district. We aspired to create the same comfortable atmosphere that permeated my home and garden during the original Garden Tour & Boutique. Every item in the shop was handmade by local Artisans and at the end of 2008, we added a Bakery to welcome the enticing fragrance of fresh-baking cupcakes and cinnamon rolls to the shop.