Saturday, November 12, 2016

TTL x & OTHER STORIES



SATURDAY + SUNDAY
 NOV 12 - 13

$15 - $20 

WILDFLOWER BOUQUETS @ & Other Stories

The perfect mix of highbrow/lowbrow bouquets beautifully wrapped in felted paper. Perfect to bring a little cheer to your home and or loved one. Stop by the store and get one (or two or three) this weekend! 

Address:
370 North Beverly Drive
90210 CA, Beverly Hills

Hours:
Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm

& OTHER STORIES







I got to pull my dream team together this past week to work on a floral installation for the window to the much anticipated LA store opening of & Other Stories. We had a heat wave this week with it getting as hot as 90 degrees so there were challenges that I had to find creative solutions for to keep this living installation hydrated and green! I have to say, we nailed it. The windows look absolutely beautiful. It really does pull you to the store. 

Thank you so kindly Alana, Christopher + Kirsten for bringing the floral magic. You are my dream team. And thank you & Other Stories for this opportunity! XO

Sunday, November 6, 2016

MOVE !




What informs your work? Movement and line has been heavily observed on my end.

FLOWERS THRU MOVEMENT













I was honored to get to hold a workshop at my dear friend Hank's shop in Silver Lake,  The Plant Provocateur a few weekends back. We transformed his beautiful plant shop into a flower studio that looked like it could have been in an alleyway in Kyoto! The inspiration for the class was movement and how movement can inform our arrangements. I wanted to see energized flower creations with motion and energy - a deliberate break from the standard triangular arrangements that look like they are from a dutch still life (which I too find extremely beautiful of course).  I wanted students to explore something deeper for their inspirations - I wanted them to fish deep within themselves to see what they could pull out and run with that as their guides as opposed to a notion of what their arrangements should look like. Lo and behold I was astonished: such extremely unique and dynamic floral arrangements were indeed manifested! It was such a success and the students joy with their creations was just as infectious. 

I am always pleasantly delighted at the beginning of a class when students are timid and unsure of what they are capable of creating, and being able to lead them to a confident floral designer by the end of a class with just a few simple instructions and more than anything else, encouragement for them to keep on pushing and going with their vision(s). That is the gift for me. That is my return.

To my awesome students: thank you for showing up and keeping me inspired.

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Irving Penn for Vogue

One more from Irving.
Happy weekend to you dear reader!


Irving Penn for Vogue

Studying and admiring flowers past their prime. As they start to wilt and fade a different kind of beauty sets in, one of age and time passed. They take a different shape and present another layer to their beauty, don't they?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

QUEEN of the NIGHT / CEREUS FLOWER


found image by ? / Night Blooming Cereus
Are you familiar with the ceroid cacti that bloom at night? We have several in my neighborhood and I find them absolutely spellbinding. Some only bloom once a year, for one long anticipated night, while others are short lived. Can you imagine? What a gift!