Hello! I'm Melanie.

Welcome to Pickles & Palmtrees! My love for all things creative has driven me to create P&P. This is where I come to create, share and inspire. 

I've been digging in the dirt and cooking since I was just a little babe. Some of my favorite childhood memories were spent at plant nurseries and botanical gardens with my mother and watching my father cook fresh seafood from the Gulf.  I bought my first plant at age 13 -- a Yellow Hibiscus. I've been hooked ever since!

Wondering about the name? I'm a Los Angelino by way of Texas & Louisiana (Geaux Tigers!). Combining my southern roots (where the food is perfect) and my current west coast location (where the most amazing plants grow year around) ... brought me to Pickles & Palmtrees. 

My world: 

  • Styling
  • Creating floral arrangements
  • Playing in the kitchen
  • Home design
  • DIY
  • Entertaining
  • Traveling to new places
  • Eating my way around any cool city/country
  • Spending waaay too much time in gourmet markets & grocery stores (it's the first thing I do when I travel to a new place)

I love sharing all of these things with friends, family and strangers.        Click around, follow us and get inspired!   

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All photos and videos have been created by Melanie S. for Pickles & Palmtrees unless otherwise noted. P&P holds the copyright for all materials published on this website. If you would like to use a post or photo, please reference Pickles & Palmtrees and create a link back to http://www.picklesandpalmtrees.com.