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Monochromatic Makes It Bold!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

lilla-bello-1.jpgWhen it comes to your wedding decor, rather than blasting the table with all the colors of the rainbow, why not try selecting one or two simple colors and stick to them. This summer’s edition of Bride and Bloom features member florist, Toby Kassoy, of Lilla Bello Studio, www.lillabello.com, talking about just that: “When your goal is to create richness and drama to your wedding, using a monochromatic color palette easily achieves this without always having to ‘go big’ with the actual floral arrangements. It keeps the look clean and powerful and at the same time giving a feeling of lushness and abundance. It’s a look that will always make and impression!”


Recycled Vogue Wreath

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009


Torryne Choate of Birch in San Francisco, www.birchsf.com has created a unique calling card by designing decorative pieces of recycled paper.  As featured in Vogue magazine online this December, Torryne shows off her flair with a  Recycled Vogue Wreath.  How Fitting!

It all started with the giant newspaper topiaries that Torryne made to fete her shop Birch’s opening three years ago. Since then, Choate, a favorite among the San Francisco social set, has just opened a second San Francisco outpost—which doubles as a high-end magazine shop featuring a curated selection of those hard-to- find European and Japanese titles. The fact that the discarded, unused magazines are perfect fodder for her numerous paper creations is simply an added bonus.

Tis the Season for Creativity Abounding!

Fleurish Orchidée Flower Shop Opens in Seattle- Daily Candy

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009


As featured in online city guide Daily Candy, www.dailycandy.com, shop owner Nisha Kellen is closing the year with a bang! She has just opened the doors of new shop devoted entirely to the orchid, Fleurish Orchidée!
Choose from Cymbidiums, Vandas, Paphiopedilums, and more when shopping Fleurish Orchidée’s, www.fleurish-orchidee.com, affordable flowers, floating blossoms, minimalist bouquets and elaborate potted arrangements with different types of the varied species.

There is also a course on bouquet design which takes place at Fleurish’s floral studio, www.fleurish.com.

Way to stroll boldly into a new year Nisha!