Paul Stokey opened the doors of Tesoro in St. Helena in 1992, but has subsequently moved the business to Cornerstone Sonoma. He first found his passion for flowers when working at a restaurant in San Francisco where they had intricate floral installations in the restaurant lobby. After many years of observing, Paul eventually took the reins over these restaurant installations and began his career in floral design. Having found success in the city, he moved the company back to his home town of St. Helena where his shop flourished for years. Now, Paul and the team at Tesoro call the Carneros region home at Cornerstone Sonoma.
Their beautiful shop is full of seasonal decor and home goods, but the scent is what is most striking when you walk through the door. You can always count on Paul, a classically trained singer, to have an excellent selection of music playing in the background of his floral studio. Coupled with the light floral aromas, the selection of beautiful flowers will make you want to stick around as long as possible. In addition to their extensive work in weddings and events, Tesoro also creates bouquets and arrangements on a made-to-order basis. If you're looking for a quick grab and go, they also have pre-made arrangements in their shop as well.
As if they weren't already busy enough, Paul and his team at Tesoro have recently decided to begin offering floral design workshops to spread their knowledge and love of flowers to the community. Make sure to follow them on instagram for the most up to date information on their workshops, and check back on our ASL calendar to see when upcoming events pop up. They most recently held a winter whites workshop, and are looking forward to a spring workshop in March. Paul and his team have quickly become a part of the Sonoma community at Cornerstone, and welcome all of you into the shop with open arms! Make sure to stop by and support one of our favorite local floral shops.