30 November 2010

for the artphile

makes me laugh every time i read it...so true.  available at 20x200.

29 November 2010

alvin ailey american dance theater

if you live in new york and have never seen alvin ailey american theater perform during their city season, then in the words of mj, make that change and check them out!  this season marks artistic director judith jamison's farewell season and i'm sure like past seasons, it will be spectacular.  click here for the calendar.

why is almost december?

good morning and happy monday lovelies!  can't believe thanksgiving is over and the holiday season is upon us!  sorry it's been a minute since i posted -- i've been busy running {ran the philly half-marathon last week}, eating {duh, thanksgiving just passed and i've been running}, catching up with family and friends {i.e. more eating} and of course running my business {and forgetting to take photos, an annoying quality}.

anyway, this time of year is always a time of reflection and introspection for me...where am i, what have i done, what can i do better, blah, blah, blah.  along that theme, my cousin has been encouraging me to create a bucket list.  think i'm going to make one.  here's one thing that i am adding to the list that i'll share 'cause i think i can knock them out before the year is out and won't feel that dreaded feeling of incompletion -- i'm going to decorate my apartment for the holidays.  i know what you're thinking: you don't already?  and no, not really.  sure, i usually have some flowers and i display my christmas cards but i don't do much else.  so i'm going to step it up a notch this year along the lines of the photo above.  simple and easy but darling all the same.  have any easy holiday decor ideas to share avec moi?  {photo by mikkel vang from domino archives}

p.s. i might even download some christmas music.  okay, i probably won't do that.

19 November 2010

need flowers for thanksgiving?

let kat flower zhuzh up your holiday table!  big or small, flowers will help complete the culinary masterpiece that is your holiday meal or fill space where the burned fill-in-the-blank should be...either way, it will be special and impressive! and who doesn't want to be feel special or impressive?  i'm taking orders until 5pm, tuesday, november 23rdemail or call me today! {delivery available too}

18 November 2010

bonsais do it too

work and life forced me to miss the peak of this fall's foliage.  but all is not lost.  during a recent trip to the brooklyn botanic garden, i was able to check out the japanese bonsais and their beautiful autumnal colors. 
love this camellia tree

saturday at the flea

omg!  so sorry for the radio silence.  i've been trying to post this recap for a while now but some annoying issues with blogger made that impossible, hence the delay, but all is finally good in le hood.  yay!  okay, so last saturday was my last at the outdoor flea, for the season.  and what a day to go out...it was a beauty!  a few snaps of my fine flowered friends...

kumquats...before they sold out
asclepia and dusty miller
 and not to worry lovelies.  know that my retail outpost has come to a close but i'm available for special orders, events and of course weddings.  keep checking the blog and follow me on twitter to keep abreast as to my latest activities and where i turn up next! x

12 November 2010

real love

guess this is photo shoot week...on classic bride's blog today, a love shoot inspired by 1960s french films with a sweet little white tree peony bouquet by moi.  click here for stephanie and nick's love story.  très charmant! x  
{styling & planning: stellina events, photography: 1 art beauty life: jenny ebert photography}

10 November 2010

behind the scenes: flowers + favors

pumpkin whoopie pies.  who knew they could be so inspiring?  i guess jillian of 100 layer cake did.  she challenged me to create a wedding centerpiece inspired by this seasonal favorite for a recent shoot.  here are some behind the scenes snaps.  {click here for the full post}
done and ready to go!
look at those parrot tulips...they're screaming for attention
i try to use the same approach with flowers as i would food - incorporating fresh, seasonal elements to create a thoughtful and natural design.  i used one of my favorite fall flowers, the cafe au lait dahlia, for its ability to capture so many of fall's muted hues -- cream, orange, mocha, pink, peach.  and the tree peonies's color and to-die-for wine/yellow center was too hard to resist...they were the perfect bold complement to the more subtly-colored flowers.  i love shape and texture, so each element gets a chance to stand out.  all reminiscent of a lush, bountiful autumn garden. 
i had so much fun on this shoot.  thanks so much jillian, scott, sarah, sooz and lindsay.  and yes, i totally ate not one, but two, whoopie pies.  could go for another right now...yum! x
{top photo by scott clark photo, styling by jillian event design, pumpkin whoopie pies by one girl cookies}

08 November 2010

so long, farewell - the dahlia edition

sadly, it's pretty much goodbye to our summer/early fall love, the dahlia.  i heart her so much {cause she's special and spectacular} and really enjoyed featuring her in my summer/fall arrangements.  she had a lot of burn on this here blog but her time is pretty much dunzo.  fret not, flower lovers, 'cause mother nature has so many other loves coming our way.  anyway, just like the oscars' in memoriam {although not really since they're coming back}, here's a little photo montage of the gorgeous dahlia. cue the music...
'til we meet again beauty. x

saturday at the flea

hi loves.  hope everyone had a great weekend.  mine ended well on account that yesterday was marathon day, one of my favorite nyc days!  love all that the day represents -- unity, purpose, ability, discipline, determination and tremendous will...it's all super inspiring.  congratulations to all the runners!  okay, back to saturday...some snaps of my beautiful friends.

ranunculus, a continual favorite
bupleurum and veronica
 these coral charm peonies are from new zealand.  i know, carbon footprint...