Meet the Team
Larry Anhorn Creative Director/Co-Owner
Larry was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Being surrounded by a Family of farmers and gardeners led to his developing a love for all things living and growing at an early age. He began his career in the floral industry as a youngster gardening and arranging flowers for competition through participation in the local garden club chapter. Larry attended Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and graduated with honors holding a degree in Education with a Fine Arts concentration. His design vision is one of fun and whimsy that constantly changes while playing with Shape, Texture, Negative space, Color and Contrasts. His extensive background as a performer in the Theatre has formed many of his visual concepts about Floral Design and Display. He has had the pleasure of speaking to many groups about design and has been featured in several publications. He has had the opportunity of working with many talented Floral Designers in the Northwest and California and while owning his own business has provided floral services for many of Southern California’s celebrity Families and Businesses. His current professional position is as Co-Owner and Creative Director of Adelaide’s La Jolla, a business with a venerable 85-year-old history. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, painting, reading and trying to stay sane in a home full of dogs, birds, and way too much life!
Contact Larry: 858-454-0146 | [email protected]
Jerry Parent Co-Owner
Jerry began his career in the hospitality business. From the start he was actively involved in all aspects of sales and marketing and operations for some of Southern California's finer hotels. After being recruited to run a four-star hotel in Hawaii, he returned to San Diego and opened a European-style Floral & Event Company with the current Creative Director/Co-Owner at Adelaide's - Larry Anhorn. They operated this company in Hillcrest for many years and ultimately sold it upon the adoption of their son, Chip, from Romania. Jerry took over as General Manager for Adelaide's in July of 2011 and ultimately purchased the company in 2016 with Larry, his now husband. When he is not at Adelaide's - Jerry enjoys life with Larry, their son, three dogs, (Duke, a crazy Old English Sheepdog Corky, a Terrier-Chihuahua Mix—also lovingly called the “rat bastard” and Blu and very sweet but energetic Airedale) In addition to running Adelaide’s, Jerry recently obtained his MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University in Los Angeles and continues to dream of someday writing the great American novel which will allow him and Larry to retire graciously. Or, not.
Contact Jerry: 858-454-0146 | [email protected]
Robin Phillips Operations Manager
Robin doesn't like to tell you much of anything about herself. The reason behind this is that she is busy being responsible for the day-to-day operations of the flower, plant, design and delivery departments. To say she is busy is an understatement. What Robin will tell you about herself is that she is Adelaide’s granddaughter and that following in her grandmother’s and father’s footsteps has been incredibly rewarding. Seeing the store move forward in the industry and continue to prosper into the future is what it’s all about for her! Robin is also an avid volunteer with the local 4-H program. She has been mentoring local children for over 25 years. Teaching life skills to them is one of her passions. If you do run into her however - also ask her about her amazingly talented daughter - for that is one subject she will gladly talk about!
Contact Robin: 858-454-0146 | [email protected]
Nicole Daniels Design Manager
Nicole graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Ceramics. Most of her minor studio studies at Syracuse were in Fiber arts, Printmaking, and Paper/Bookmaking. She has always been drawn to the beauty of the earth and to organic forms, so people close to her were not surprised when she started working in the floral industry. Nicole has worked at Adelaide's for 15+ years. Nicole's style of design is clean and tailored with a little touch of funk. Nicole also specializes in custom silk arrangements where her approach is realism and staying true to nature to create a realistic timeless piece. As Designer Manager she prides herself in upholding the Adelaide's reputation for excellence and quality every day. Nicole has recently taken back up ceramics —further honing her amazing talents.
Contact Nicole: 858-454-0146 | [email protected]