I adore throwing dinner parties and I’d be lying if I said setting the table wasn’t my favorite part. That why when I first heard about Jennine Jacob of mrs.peasy I knew I wanted to meet her. After a successful former career as a blogger in New York, she moved to San Francisco with her adorable son and husband and started Mrs Peasy, a party box rental company. It’s the best way to rent everything from tableware to serving dishes and have them look so stylish all your guests will think you owned them. Jennine’s eye for style means her collections are beautiful, unique and modern. I’m so inspired by her collection that we’ll be using her beautiful goods at our workshop in August! One more reason to set the table for dinner, tonight!
1. What three words represent your work?
Easy. Fun. Inspired.
2. What was the most influential year in your life so far?
The most influential year in my life was the year I had my son. It really made me reassess what I wanted out of life, and who I wanted to be. It made me want to be a better person, to spend time doing things that mattered, and to say I tried to leave the world around me a better place than when I found it. But most of all, having my son was such a moving experience. So much love! And it really grows each day.
3. What brought you to your current city? Would you ever live anywhere else?
I was born in the Bay Area, and my family is originally from here… so San Francisco always had a special place in my heart from my earliest memories. When I was 15, my uncle showed my Haight Street, and I thought it was the coolest, and wanted to be here forever. Though I’ve lived most my adult life in SF, I’ve left to go to college in London, to be with my husband and Germany, and to work in New York, but I always come back. Who knows what the future holds, but for now, there is no other place I’d rather be.
4. What is one thing about your current life that would surprise the younger version of you?
It’s funny because I always dreamed I would have the life I have now. But growing up, I didn’t know how to make it a reality. On some level I knew I could do it, but on another level I thought it was a pie in the sky. I think my younger self would be thrilled things worked out.
5. If you were to throw a party tonight, what flowers would be on the table?
So many choices! I love summer flowers like garden roses and dahlias, but this year I’m really loving proteas, pincushions, and chrysanthemums with a lot of greens.
Thank you, Jennine!