Why "The Charles Lane"?
During all of this we kept the idea of finding a creative outlet where we could all work together alive, but what were we going to call it? Angela and her family lived in the quaint little neighborhood of St. Johns Wood in London where around the corner of their flat was a tiny little side street named Charles Lane. It was perfect. Full of character and charm, it embodied our style, personality and dream.
The Charles Lane was born!
The namesake, The Charles Lane, was inspired by our love and personal connections to Charleston, South Carolina and London.
I (MaryJoe) attended the College of Charleston, and when each of my sisters visited they fell in love with the city instantly. To this day, the charisma, elegance and timeless, southern charm embedded within the city limits serve as inspiration for the creativity that we draw upon for our designs.
While I was living in Charleston, Angela and her family were living in London where she spent several years. Just as in Charleston, as each of us visited we each fell in love with the city and all of the fantastic flower stands on every corner!