Monday, May 30, 2011

I've found that I'm very opinionated about flowers.. among other things. One such flower is the lily. I hear people say all the time "lilies are my favorite flowers" and so I always thought they were over-rated. But look at these gorgeous lilies I arranged today! Isn't their color just stunning?

I hope everyone enjoyed their long memorial weekend.

Lovely Places

Friday, May 27, 2011

Today has been a wonderful day! Check out these lovely places. 

If you would like some new music, I would encourage you to check out - Jonsi.


Flowers & Fashion

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Top: Jack Wills Blazer: Chloe Shorts: H&M Shoes: J Crew Scarf: Harvey Nichols

For the Fashion Lovers...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I have notably always had a fascination with fashion. To me fashion is an art form - whether it is those who design, create, photograph or simply wear. It is the purest form of self expression. 

This week I found a wonderful fashion blog that I must share. Atlantic- Pacific! - If I could dress like anyone...

She is a beautiful woman - with incredibly mature & sophisticated style.

The One & Only Day of Mother's

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wow! What an amazing Mother's Day it was this year! Not only was it my first Mother's Day with two moms -- I got married this year. It was my first Mother's Day doing flowers! I got the wonderful opportunity to put together a half a dozen arrangements for some friends & family. It made me so happy to think that I could be apart of creating an arrangement to show gratitude & love for some great Mother's out there & I had a blast doing it! 

I think what I love most about doing flowers is how simply it brings joy to people. I know this first hand. For example on Saturday I woke up in a crummy mood & skulked around for most of the morning. But when I got the Mother's Day flowers my mood completely turned upside down for the rest of the day. 

Luckily for me no one was really picky with the flowers arrangements, so I got a lot of creative freedom. I have been searching for great vases for the past month in preparation & ordered flowers on Sunday. I got some really beautiful flowers, including chocolate Dahlia's, Anemone &  Ranunculus.

The preparation --

A few of my favorites --

 For my Beautiful Mother --

My Mother is a very creative soul. I think I might get some of my creative urges from her. I saw a while ago a vase made out of a tea cup and candle stick stem & I loved it. I knew my Mom would love something like this --

The teacup -- $3 & the candle stick $1 at a thrift store-

I used a hot glue gun to put the two together -- very simple.

& TaDa!!

For more pictures from my Mother's Day -- check out my Flickr.

lovely thoughts

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Today I'm feeling good. It is bright and sunny outside - & I actually have time to enjoy the day! so here on this loveliest of days are my thoughts

1. Mothers day is just around the corner! I ordered my flowers on Sunday & I got - drum roll please - some gorgeous chocolate Dahlias! 

2. I found a lovely Etsy site - spreadthelove - which brightened my day! She makes some gorgeous prints, a few that I found are on thin pieces of wood - sigh! Be sure to check her out!

3. Harry Potter. My love just continues to grow as I am reading through the books again before Harry Potter & The Deathly Hollows Part 2 comes out in July. I am also planning a kick ass party with my sister to celebrate this momentous occasion! 

4. Mostly right now I am thinking of the late Alexander McQueen. With all this talk about the Royal Wedding & the brides lovely Alexander McQueen dress I can't help but remember his influence on me. He was the reason I began designing in 2008. When he died I was shocked & torn up inside! I love Alexander McQeen.

Lovely Photo Shoot :: Jasmine Star

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Green Wedding Shoes - one of the loveliest wedding blogs featured a photo shoot from Jasmine Star Photography on their blog today. The photo shoot is 1950's inspired- but yet very modern & unique. I am very inspired by the gorgeous colors of yellows & oranges, whites & blacks! 

Ikea Living - Literally

Monday, May 2, 2011

What if you lived at Ikea??

I bumped into a wonderful link on A Cup of Jo to a photographers blog. The blog post is titled "What if you lived at Ikea" by Christian Gideon Photography. Here are some highlights. Make sure to check it out! 

Secretaries Week

Last week is known as "Secretaries Week". It is a whole week dedicated to showing appreciation for Secretaries and all other administrative staff. This was an arrangement I put together for Secretaries Week.