Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pink and Peach

Good morning. I am at a loss for words today. Surprise. I am just too tired. Instead I just give you some flowers to gaze at. I really liked making this arrangement for wedding last weekend. Big and romantic. Enjoy the day.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blog Love

The amazing Janie over at Bride's Cafe posted an incredibly lovely and sophisticated wedding I designed the florals for back in June. Check it out here. Are you guys watching this season's Mad Men? Well, the venue - The New York Athletic Club is where Don goes to swims. Come to think of it this wedding had a bit of Mad Men details. The historic location, a vintage silhouette and a sexy gold shoe but of course up to date florals. No mums in floral floral foam here!

Maggie Harkov is responsible for these super fabulous photos. Congrats Mary and Jimmy!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Color Splash

How are you this Monday morning? I have to be honest. Lately, my emotions have been, ahem...exaggerated. I don't know how else to describe it. My husband ate the last of a chocolate bar I had stashed away and I practically tore his head off. (I mean, come on! I feel I was justified). One centerpiece was left behind and I literally spun around in a circle on one foot like a cartoon character. Thankfully, Parnel snapped me out of it and I quickly ferried it in a car service. It was safely delivered and no one knew it was left behind (well, now they do). Lesson #1 - count all centerpieces before that leave the studio!! So don't even suggest it's that time of the month. I've decided to blame it on this massive full moon.

Vibrant bouquet to pick you up!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I am in love with the Hudson Valley. Up the Saw Mill Parkway we ride three weekends in a row, watching the leaves turn while I silently pray for no traffic mishaps. Last Sunday, I went back to pick up my vases from Saturday night's wedding. After we packed up, we spent the afternoon with friends who live in Cold Spring eating BBQ, playing with our little ones and lounging in the sun. As we drove up this twisty turning dirt road to their home, Ruby said "How do they get their food?". Ah! Such a city kid I have. Here are some quick shots from the wedding. It was held under a tent on the propriety of a private home. I would chop my hand off to live here (not really, but you know what I mean).


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Today I spent the morning shopping for ribbon. One of my favorite things to do in the world. There are many annoying things about NYC (noise and garbage to name two) as well as many great things. One of the greatest is knowing that if you are looking for some perfect black button or an antique gold coin, or birch logs sliced exactly 2.5" in height or French silk ribbon in the perfect shade of blue there is most likely some person, some funky character living and working among you who has that very thing you seek. Sometimes it's easier to hit the streets than the internet for your wants. Sadly as the big box stores move in and the city turns over to tourists only I fear these quirky place will vanish. It's already happening. One day, I promise to do a whole series on these NYC gems.

More bouquets for you. Enjoy the last day of summer. It's going out in a bang here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Vintage inspired

Good Monday people. Here are some personal flowers from one of the weddings this weekend. I loved the style direction for this wedding at the New Leaf Cafe. Dusty, muted colors and vintage inspired. Dying to see the professional images of the centerpieces. I couldn't take photos before they left the studio because each table was designed on site - stacks of books, mason jars and apothecary bottles. Perfect for that venue. On another note, my butt is killing me. What was I thinking taking a boot camp exercise class on Monday mornings??? More weddings to come...
 bridal bouquet
bridal and maid of honor bouquet

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

End of Summer

Temps are getting cooler. Days are getting shorter. Colors are getting deeper. Are you looking forward to autumn? I know I am. I adore summer but the heatwave of 2010 was just too much. Ugh, climate change, don't get me started. On another note, I loved making these arrangements using ironstone sugar bowls as vases. Sublime.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Caught sight of this colorful little intervention on the corner of Houston and MacDougal Street the other day. If you ask me, a sublime piece of public art (even better, I think it was made by little hands). Enjoy your day.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Process

For those interested in how those behemoth perfume bottles were are some pics of it being put together. Excuse the poor images, they are from my phone camera.
Roses opening in the sun on the back patio.
High density Styrofoam shapes were custom fabricated by a company in Michigan.They drove it all the way to NYC for the party! There is a heavy steel pole running through the center holding it all together. The solid foam shapes were made 4" smaller than the desired size in order to accommodate the piks and flowers heads. 
Midway! Still many hours to go. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bombs Away!

Ok folks, so remember those 5000 stems of pink flowers? Well here's where they went. L'Oreal threw Viktor & Rolf a birthday bash celebrating their perfume Flowerbomb on Wednesday night. We covered a MASSIVE sculpture of stacked perfume bottles in roses, carnations, stock and gerbera daisies. Every flower was water-picked. Oy! It took 14 looong hours to put together and a mere hour to take down. I totally over bought on carnations. It was really hard to figure out how much to buy. I dreaded getting caught short. Oh well. So, yesterday I made up little carnation bouquets and handed them out to people on Court Street. Monday I will drop some at the senior center. I am like the flower Santa. It was really an over the top experience. I hear the party was the bomb!
I especially loved the flowers in the fireplace. We filled in three of them. I was sad to destroy it!

Friday, September 10, 2010

First Day

So, today was the first day of preschool for the littlest pheasant. Well, actually just a quick orientation. She was so excited this morning when she woke but uncharacteristically became shy when we entered the classroom. Later she told me being 4 is the perfect age - "you're not too big or too small". I have to agree. Here are some more images from Sunday's wedding. Have a stellar day.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Romantic Bouquet

Good morning. Feast on last Sunday's wedding bouquet. Super dreamy with lots of lovely goodies in there including a delicious variegated phalaenopsis orchid, dahlias, Juliette and black beauty rose, Lydia spray rose, smoke bush,jasmine, blushing bride, Russian olive branch, raspberry, geranium, and dusty miller. I couldn't decide which image I liked better - wooden background or the brick. Thought I'd post both and let you decide.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Hey there folks. So much stuff to tell you about. But right now I am so drop dead exhausted and I need some serious cuddle time with the family. I did want to give a BIG huge thanks to Style Me Pretty for posting this utterly superb wedding. Check it out. Remember this bouquet? Well here it is photographed by the super talented The Nichols. Oh la la!! Congrats Jessica and Scott.