29 March 2011

be there or be square

it's not late to get tickets to one of the best wedding events.  i'll be there and so will my flowers -- styling tables for loli events, the most charming full-service wedding planning company and aretsky's patroon, the classic and polished new york city restaurant.  super excited about it all and even more excited to meet all you brides-to-be.  i'll be between both tables so if you're coming, be sure to stop by and say what's up.  and if you still want to buy tickets, click here.

28 March 2011

candyland!

it is a very happy monday for kat flower! this morning i'm featured in daily candy's new york city spring 2011 wedding guide!  i've held onto this secret for two weeks and while i was a veritable vault, keeping mum has been killing me.  i barely slept a wink last night {also because i dropped my iphone in the toilet so i was afraid of oversleeping}, nervous with anticipation.  while i gave the dc editors information about me and supplied some images, i had no clue what they would select to use, if at all.  i'm not too cool for school to admit that i'm over the moon excited to be included among such great and talented wedding vendors.  feels good.  god bless you daily candy and a billion and one thank yous! {photo by missy photography}

22 March 2011

brooklyn renaissance

home design, bright colors and brooklyn -- i'm all in!  last monday, i co-hosted aphrochic's celebration of their second collection, brooklyn renaissance at fabrica, one of my favorite home furnishings store.  the collection features bright, colorful watercolors by samantha hahn, named after different brooklyn neighborhoods, and all translated well to flowers as i created arrangements inspired by the collection.
limited edition 8x10 print by samantha hahn.  still for sale.

it was a lovely evening and i met so many great talented members of the brooklyn design community.  thanks to jeanine of aphrochic for inspiring me and to everyone for coming out.  looking forward to more events!  also big up and thank you to scratchbread for donating the delicious goodies and the ever-talented jami saunders for the beautiful images.

21 March 2011

what happens when you've got a brilliant photographer behind the lens...

your work lands on the cover!  kat flower and b magazine! thanks again to the incredible team i had the good fortune to work with {see below}. xo
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photography: elizabeth messina
styling: jacqueline weppner, merci new york
hair: michelle lo conte, pink comb salon
makeup: lauren iavarone, expert makeup artistry

20 March 2011

peace out winter...we're SPRINGing!

it's the very first day of spring!  hallelujah and amen!  i'm at the brooklyn flea again today with my beautiful friends.  there's no better way to celebrate than with fresh flowers, in my opinion at least.  here's some what i have...

daffodils of course
mums
ranunculus = gorgeous
coral-y, sunset-y carnations
anemones
poppies!  they're stopping people in their tracks!
wasn't planning on selling my decor but someone had to have them...
i'll be there from 10-6 or until i run out of flowers.  looking forward to making something pretty for you! x

18 March 2011

hope springs eternal

it seems like spring is knocking on the door and i am SO eager to let her in!  i sure have missed her.  in celebration of her immiment and auspicious arrival, i am selling flowers at the brooklyn flea tomorrow AND sunday, or until i run out of blooms.  poppies, anemones, lisianthus, ranunculus, godetia, eucalyptus...come by and pick up something pretty!  looking forward to seeing you.  x

17 March 2011

my happy place

this shop was across the street from my flat on rue st. honoré.  in fact there are flower shops all over paris so naturally i fantasized about moving and opening up kat flower there, eating pain au chocolat from the patisserie and boulangerie next door {yes, i was awakened by the distinct aroma of butter, chocolate and fresh bread for seven days - sweet torture}.  but no, not now.  maybe when i retire.  and maybe it would be in another french city.  i don't know, i'm rambling.  don't know what my point is except to say i'm back on the the block groove bunnies.  wedding and event season is upon us and i stand at the ready.  work is coming down on me like a friendly bag of hammers.  for serious.  but it's all very exciting.  so bring it! 

03 March 2011

bienvenue a me!

speaking of paris, i'm back in the city of lights for a quick spell.  hoping i make it to musee de l'orangerie to see the monets.  last time all i could do was take this photo. {le sigh}
update: i didn't make it.  didn't even pass by it although i was at les jardins des tuileries every day.  my sigh has turned into a soft whimper...

love is life

says diane von furstenberg.  been itching to spend for a while now and this little sweater appeals to all of my sensibilities -- blue and white parisian chic, a knit that will transition well to warmer temps and i love its declarative mantra.  how can i resist?

02 March 2011

it's his party too...

i had the pleasure of collaborating with the lovely ladies of you + me lifestylists on this tablescape for brooklyn bride .  the inspiration was a chic and festive gender neutral party.  with so many wedding celebrations being focused on the bride {not that it's a bad thing}with a whole lot of pink and girly details to boot {again, no judgment}, you + me created a palette that says 'hey {insert male figure here}, it's about you too!'
the concept was modern, bright and my palette was the full range of yellows and vibrant greens.  the mercury glass vessels were provided by you + me.  i used ranunculus, astrantia, cymbidiun and oncidium orchids, berzellia, fritillaria, green trick carnations {the fluffy green tufts pictured in the center image}, bupleurum and scented geranium to create happy, cheery, sunshine day arrangements for this tapas table.
i love the blue fabric on the furoshiki wrapped favors.  so lovely.  BIG thank you to you + me and brooklyn bride for having me -- for the full brooklyn bride post, click here.  and yes, you + me is available for weddings and all manners of celebration. {images by angela gaspar photography}

01 March 2011

page 205

happy march lovelies.  there i am, or rather there's one of my bouquets, in the spring/summer issue of brides new york.  
thanks brides!  delighted to be featured among my talented colleagues.