Hi there! We are Chris and Lauren Ritter, the husband and wife duo behind the curated lifestyle goods shop, Yucca Society.
A bit about us: Chris and I met in our hometown in Northern Indiana, dated for 5 years, had the best backyard boho brunch wedding and then moved to Nashville 6 months later in July of 2019. We run our shop (and pottery studio) out of our one bedroom apartment in East where we live with our cat, Juniper!
When we're not running our shop, we're at our 9 to 5 jobs (Chris works at a restaurant and Lauren is a social media manager). We spend our free time grabbing coffee and pastries or spending time together at home...we're pretty big homebodies.
From Artists to Curators
We first launched this shop in 2020 on Etsy to showcase our art: Chris makes functional pottery and Lauren is a lifestyle nature and architectural photographer. Now, we offer an intentionally curated collection of home goods, skincare and more from 25+ brands and makers from all over the world! Our goal is to introduce you to well-crafted products from brands you may have never heard of while never compromising on quality or aesthetics.
What does Yucca Society stand for?
The name Yucca Society is two-fold.
The yucca plant (pronounced yuh-kuh) is known for its many uses in the desert. We chose this name not only because we love the minimalist tones and warmth of the desert aesthetic but also because we want to create and curate pieces that you love and use often. No clutter, nothing too trendy. Just useful, beautiful products you'll use and enjoy.
We paired it with society because we want this space to attract a community of like-minded people who value quality and beauty. So if that's you, welcome. We're so glad you're here and hope you find something that brings a little bit joy to your life.