Chrystine created the Arizel Florals brand in 2016 in Canada. As a new immigrant and a mother of two, Arianna and Hanzel, Chrystine started the small floral design business to achieve self-worth through her passion for arts and flowers.
Over the past years, Arizel’s physical spaces consisted of a flower shop, classroom and exhibition area in the White Rock and Vancouver West areas. Gradually we became a renowned floral design studio through persistent creativity with artistic intentions and love. More importantly, Chrystine knows how challenging it is for a mother to achieve a balance of family and work and for a woman new to North America to start a flower business. In addition to providing floral design classes, Arizel Studio helps up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the floral industry build their portfolios of floral arrangements and installations, and trains them in all aspects of the floral business.
In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we transformed our services toward a more specific and delicate mode. Some of our courses and exhibitions were shifted to online, as were our bespoke flower gifts order service.
Our studio is currently located in Richmond, BC, in an exquisite art space filled with our antique collections.
Chrystine started Arizel at the beginning of her gap years of motherhood. Although she has two lovely children, she considers Arizel her third child. Previously living and working in China and France, Chrystine was devoted to the art and luxury industry, treating floral arranging as a precious hobby.
In the past few years, she was trained by several masters of floral designs from around the world, and gradually she formed her own style based on her multicultural background. Chrystine appreciates all beautiful things in her life and transforms her experiences into her floral art curation full of movement, seasonal flowers and selected materials. She never stops learning as long as there is a need for improvement.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Tammy graduated from Emily Carr University, a top school of art and design. She was invited to join the Arizel Team as a co-owner in 2019. She developed her rich experience in art and design education by working with world-renowned art studios and always contributing excellent visual identity to Arizel. Tammy teaches floral design with patience and love from her professional background in the arts. She also assigns monthly class schedules and actively promotes operations.
Sue is highly trained in Ikebana Sangetsu, the floral art in the Japanese style. Having worked with experienced ikebana professionals, she has a unique and gentle teaching style that expresses her passion and understanding of the culture of ikebana. Sue participated in activities and competitions in North America and Asia, and gradually developed her style into creative expressions.
(WAFER PAPER FLOWER)
Tiffany’s participation in the Arizel team is a significant step for expanding lifestyle designs of our workshop. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Canada, and moved to the west coast in 2018. She is a talented artisan in baking and pastry arts, and devotes her time to creating the finest wafer paper floral arts.
Albee has built her brand of beautiful and delicate handmade candles called Beestarlights. Arizel invited her to work with us due to our appreciation for her artwork, which matches Arizel’s taste in beauty, art and design. Albee offers creative candle design workshops in the Arizel Studio every month.