Flower Contributing Editor and ultimate wedding planner Tara Guérard of Soirée in Charleston, South Carolina, debuted the ultimate bike basket just in time for spring jaunts around town. “For years, I looked for a large basket, so I could ride to work with my huge bag, computer, etc., and there were zero in the States,” says Tara.
During the pandemic, she helped a friend from Vietnam with her nail salon who in turn helped Tara with her baskets through contacts in Vietnam. “Rattan is a vine that grows on trees and suffocates them, so we are saving trees too,” says Tara. “We used rattan, Parisian inspirations, along with a Southern way of life, and voilà—you have May Cabas (may is “rattan” in Vietnamese, and cabas is “basket” in French). Now I can bike to work with all the supplies needed and design perfect weddings.”
By Alice Welsh Doyle | Photography by Gayle Brooker
This story originally appeared in Flower magazine’s March/April 2021 issue. Find Flower in a store near you or subscribe.