My name is Catherine Lymburner, born and raised in Montreal (Quebec). Having lived in Winnipeg (Manitoba) from 2016 to 2018, I returned to Quebec and started my business in Morin-Heights, in the Laurentians.
Since 2021, I have been living between Quebec and Manitoba with my spouse and my beautiful Goldendoodle named Sydney. I like to live my life fully, I am passionate about travelling, I like to explore the world and learn new things. At the beginning of 2020, before the global pandemic, I realized a dream from my bucket list: I travelled around the world, physically (Yes! Yes!). I left Montreal to the East and came back from the West: 45,000 km, 6 countries, 5 continents and a ton of great opportunities to have fun. I combined this trip with visits to the most beautiful flower gardens in the world, in order to inspire my creativity. Singapore and Australia are the most beautiful gardens ever seen!
Having a great career (more than 15 years!) in the field of fraud as an internal investigator for several retail companies, in 2014 I decided to leave my career and I wanted to sow happiness around me, with flowers!
With Floralina – Art Floral, I bring floral design that combines style and environmental beliefs.
I founded Floralina – Art Floral in 2017 after several years of study and learnings with the greatest in the field of floral design. The name of the company was chosen, in order to represent my love for flowers and to pay tribute to my friend who died in 2009: Lina.
In 2018, a fire destroyed my home and my floral studio. After some questioning, I rolled up my sleeves and worked hard to rebuild the studio. In 2021, I opened the first home floral studio in Sage Creek (Winnipeg, Manitoba).
At Floralina – Art Floral floral foam is not used in the creations. I make it a point not to use this product because it is non-recyclable, non-biodegradable and full of dangerous chemicals.
Artist I listen to while working: Moby - The Play album
Favorite flower: Buttercup
My guilty pleasure: Cape Cod Chips - Salt & Vinegar
Favorite meal: Chinese fondue with wine
Books that inspire me: Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat. Pray. Love & Big Magic (Eat. Pray. Love & Like Magic)
Favorite quote: “Never give up on a dream just because of how long it will take to achieve it. Time will pass anyway. - Earl Nightingale
Did I tell you that I like to have fun while working?