Why Poppy & Pomelo?


I spent a lot of time thinking about a name for the shop. I bet I have a list of at least 100 ideas; some make no sense, some were already taken. But the name I kept returning to was Poppy. 

Poppy is the name my nieces gave my dad when they were little, and it always makes me smile. That smile comes from somewhere deep, where childhood memories remind me how much I admire my dad. “You can do anything you put your mind to,” he’d say. I will forever be grateful to my dad, now known as Poppy, who inspires me to always do my best. Fun fact: I later learned my colleague, Caitlyn, called her grandpa Poppy too. That makes the name even sweeter.

So what the heck is a pomelo?! You’re not the first to wonder!! I searched for an alliterative companion to Poppy that would engage the senses. It needed not only to sound good, but to also help tell the story of what’s in the shop: bright colors, clean, fresh scents ... something unexpected. When you walk through our doors, we want your senses to fire. We want you to experience unique goods that you can imagine in your own home or giving as a gift because they remind you of that special person. 

We can’t wait to share those things with you. Oh, by the way, a pomelo is a citrus fruit—exotic and juicy … fantastically delicious!