OLIVELA Q&A
Style. Conscious

Eric Buterbaugh

Founder and Creative Director, Eric Buterbaugh Designs and Eric Buterbaugh Florals
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My daily ritual includes …
My day typically starts with a 45-minute meditation followed by two cups of coffee. I enjoy indulging in a relaxing bath with luxurious products. Keeping my mind, body, and spirit in harmony is a must to start my day. And of course, no day is complete without a spritz of my fragrances. My fave to wear is Velvet Lavender. A day without perfume is not a good day!
I am grateful for...
The extraordinary friends I’ve made around the world who truly keep me inspired and fully embrace my sassy, wild-side.
I wish more people could feel...
Happiness. Being hopeful and excited usually leads to having the best experiences.
My favorite way to give includes …
Making someone feel special for no reason at all. Don’t you just love when you feel MEH and someone compliments you? Giving gifts around the holidays is fun and expected, but giving a surprise gift that comes out of the blue is my favorite way to give! I always try to stop throughout my day and think of fun ways to make my friends feel loved.
If I could walk someone else’s path, it would have to be….
Elizabeth Taylor, she was a dear friend of mine, and she truly lived life to the fullest. Through highs and lows, she remained the chicest.
My favorite term of endearment is…
Puss.
The easiest way to connect with others is….
To listen. Everyone needs to be heard and you can learn so much. So take a seat, pour yourself a glass of wine, if need be, and shut up! Someone else is talking for once.
The biggest misconception about the beauty business is...
That trends or fads are worth your attention. I love timeless rules and standards. There’s a reason why women like Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn continue to inspire.
When I think sustainability, I imagine …
A world where people treat the planet better. We can’t keep this earth alive if there is garbage everywhere. Pick up after yourself. Recycle. Turn the water off when you brush your teeth. It’s the little things, Darling, and they are what will save us.
My golden rule is …
What you give is what you get!
My personal passion is …
Throwing parties! Entertaining—large or small—is my all-time-fave. Also luxury. I have always responded to luxury in every aspect of my life. If it doesn’t look nice, feel nice, and smell delicious, I don’t want it!
One cause I wish everyone knew about ...
Ocean pollution has always been a big concern of mine. It’s an international issue that affects people across the globe. With most of the planet being comprised of water, I’m passionate about helping people learn of the causes and practices we can develop to make our planet a better home for all.
EB Florals by Eric Buterbaugh
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My biggest truth...
“Laughter is the best medicine! If I can make someone cry with laughter, then I have given them the best gift.”
— Eric Buterbaugh, EB Florals
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