Jan 18, 2012
Went to the LACMA the other day to get inspired. Here are a few things that caught my eye.
Jan 12, 2012
I hope everyone's year is starting off to a great start! So far I've had a few bumps in the road with my personal life but I'm hoping that I got the yucky out for a while and only have good things to come. I made a little flower tribute to the new year with pickings from my yard. C'mon 2012...let's do this!
Nov 28, 2011
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Just wanted to share a lovely little arrangement I made for a client. Isn't she pretty?!?!
Nov 21, 2011
Recently noticed I've been snapping iPhone shots of all of the above quite a bit lately. Here are some fun ones.
Aug 10, 2011
One of my good friends is getting married later this month and I'm happy to be helping her with the decor and flowers for the event. Initially she was a little scared of being too bridezilla-ish and avoided telling us what she wanted (her soon to be mother in-law is making the table arrangements, I am in charge of the ceremony and personal flowers) but with time we've slowly but surely coerced a wedding vision out of her. And oh is it a lovely one if I do say so myself! Check out the inspiration photos above for a small preview of what is to come.
I find it a treat to help out friends and loved ones with their weddings. I know them on such a personal level that my creations are truly an inspiration straight from their personality and heart. So looking forward to your wedding day, Cori! It's gonna be the best!
Aug 1, 2011
Oh, hello! It's been a while hasn't it. Sorry for my lack of blog updating. When I haven't been working hard on weddings I've been day dreaming of summertime escapes and afternoon lounges in hammocks. Ode to the days of 3 month summer breaks and daily naps. (sigh)
I did get to escape LA for a bit in June and travelled north to visit friends and family in the Bay Area. T'was a lovely little trip. I spent some time in my hometown of Sebastopol and relished in the beauty of my mom's garden. It truly is quite amazing this time of year. She lets the Queen Anne's Lace grow from seed (I secretly think it's because she knows I love it so much) and I always poke around and try to find the ones with the red in the middle. Those are my faves.
Jul 7, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Or should I say "vegetables of our labor". Our garden is producing some lovely treats. So satisfying to be able to come home and make dinner from vegetables gathered in your own back yard.
May 29, 2011
I love making boutonnieres. They're usually the last item to check off your list for a wedding right before rushing out the door to deliver/install on site. I gather my ingredients, collect the finishing ribbon, pull up a chair and start creating small floral vignettes to adorn the lapels and necklines of the wedding party.
Here a few bright and fun ones I made in the spring.
May 24, 2011
My favorite tulips, psychedelic hydrangea, dark purple sweet peas and kale. A colorful bunch.
May 17, 2011
Funky wooden vase with succulents, lilac, roses, peonies and eucalyptus.
May 10, 2011
Splurged on some peonies this week. These lovely ladies are some of my faves at the moment.
Apr 28, 2011
It was a decadent Easter this year. My good friend Danielle Rowe, of Brown Paper Design, and I decided to throw a little Easter bash to celebrate with our friends, families and loved ones. The backyard setting and warm sun shining upon us made for a lovely late afternoon gathering.
We were surrounded by great company.
And we feasted on an amazing meal. Easter goodness indeed.
Apr 19, 2011
i got a little crazy with the textures on this one but the large king protea is really the standout. Isn't she pretty?
Apr 16, 2011
Purple easter radishes make for a lovely color palette. Nature can be the best inspiration at times.
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 4, 2011
The lovely ladies at La Tavola Linen asked me to do flowers for the next 2 months in their Beverly Hills' showroom. This is my first creation that will adorn their silver, white and lavender color themed table. I hope to make each weeks' arrangement different even though the table setting and decor will remain the same so keep your eyes out for more purple centerpieces.
Mar 26, 2011
Love the exterior walls of the Smog Shoppe here in LA. So urban, yet so green. And not only green in color but green in sustainability as well. Go Smog Shoppe.
Came across these cute metal flowers last week. A bit shabby chic-esque but I adore them.
Mar 16, 2011
My good friends Tracy and Jake got married at City Hall in San Francisco last month. Their ceremony was small and intimate but they followed it with a lovely reception for friends and family at Axis Cafe. I was more than happy to assist them in adorning the space with bright flowers, colorful paper chains, jewel colored balloons and other fun decor. The celebration was documented by photographer Traci Griffin who was a charm to work with and did a beautiful job of capturing the special event. Click here to view more photos.