I went on quite a travel-writing bender for my Huffington Post articles because it's been so much fun. I'm working on a new article for the Weddings section, and going back to my roots. The article below, Four Words That Will Predict Your Marriage, was the most commented one I've ever done!
One of the collaborations I'm working on for The Flower Chef book launch in Spring is with a well-known purse company. Here's some inspiration we're using!
My friend Denise of FiDi Families and I were working on a back-to-school segment pitch for the Today Show and thought paper bag flowers were so fitting. Perfect for a Mom's Night In, kids party, or just to create with leftovers, these arrangements can range from cute to classy.
We made these bouquets in the back part of Herman Schwartz at my dad's old location off Pico and Hauser. I have fond memories of working in the tiny space, which doubled as the storage, and taking lunch breaks at Sky's Tacos.
To create a soft, modern look, I stuck to two types of flowers; roses and orchids, in pale pinks and creams. We wired each cymbidium orchid, which can be time-consuming, but once you're in the zone, it's very relaxing.
A touch of sage (the herb) accents the orchids in these elegant boutonnieres.
I realized I did have a color-blindness of sorts when I couldn't tell if this fabric was peach or blush. The irony of having optical impairment as a florist!
I may be losing my mind, most likely I am, but I'm pretty sure we used these same arrangements for 2 events. It is the same day. Just look at that wrinkled jumper! One being the event for the previous post, and this being a luncheon at Bel Air Bay Club. We sponsored both. That's how it works the first years in biz. Ah to be a young biz again... ;)
My friend Dani from Social Hour came up with the idea of adding the submerged baby's breath. You'll notice I was doing ti leaf bouquets even back then.