20 March 2012

all that i can say...



i feel as if i haven't really written in a while.  i also feel like no one is reading but let's not sidetracked or discouraged here.  alright, where do i start?  shall we revisit paris for a brief moment?  the light, the cityscape, the butter, the si mignon french children...i really do love it there.  paris is very much an old city with old ways {some not good in my opinion} which may contribute to their love and respect for flowers.  on my ten minute walk from my flat to the showroom, there are at least five flower shops.  when i stopped in to buy flowers {didn't have time to trek to the wholesale market so i'd make multiple stops as i searched for the desired elements for le composition du jour}, there was always two or three people ahead of me. contrary to my new york blood, i found myself not minding at all.  actually the opposite happened -- i very much appreciated it...felt very life-affirming and validating.  people in paris buy flowers the same way they buy bread, cheese, viennoiserie and wine...it's a lifestyle.  so if things don't work out here or i get tired of explaining why flowers cost what they do and why they're special, i'll move to france.  and you can visit.

but i am glad to be home.  spring is blooming a little early and being that i'm a sucker for tree blossoms, you won't hear me complaining.  in other news, i took a gander at my 2012 list and realized i haven't made much progress {sofa still needs to be re-upholstered, i still haven't learned to knit, etc}.  i did, however, run the nyc half marathon on sunday -- not on the list i shared with you but it was a goal nonetheless.  dodgy training aside, i finished two and a half minutes slower than my best half time almost two years ago.  i'll take it.

i have a magazine photo shoot today.  one bouquet but the challenge always is selecting elements that will be available when the issue hits the stands, in this case, sometime in the summer.  as far as torture goes, this was an extremely mild case but trust, a certain amount of pain did course through me when i forced myself to put down the hellebore, lilac, spirea, cherry blossoms, poppies and sweet peas.  though don't cry for me argentina...i managed to get some gorgeousness despite my parameters.



wedding season is about to be 'bout it 'bout it but for some reason, i feel like the june bride is a thing of yesteryear and is being supplanted by the fall bride.  is that really the case?  are brides trading peonies for dahlias?  inquiring minds want to know...

the artwork shown here is by the dynamic dutch duo, photographer maurice scheltens and visual artist liesbeth abbenes in honor of their first museum retrospective, unfolded - scheltens and abbenes at museum jan cunen in the netherlands.  i first admired their work in the new york times magazine.  if you're in or near oss, go see it and be sure to tell me about it.

okay, i need to boogie.  we'll speak again soon...i promise. xxo
{images from here




10 comments:

  1. Paris sounds like it was amazing. Congrats on running the half! I'm doing the More half in April and my training has become equally as sporadic and lazy. Got to get back on the wagon!

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  2. I don't usually comment on blogs, but I wanted you to know I faithfully follow your blog.

    I LOVE your artistry with flowers!

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  3. i'm reading. in my neck of the woods, june brides are pretty rare. the weather is still too dodgy for the outdoor weddings oregon loves. they do all still want peonies though.

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  5. this post just reminds me why i love reading your blog so much - it's NOT just the pretty pictures (though believe me, those are more than enough!) - i really love what you write ABOUT and HOW. lovely through and through. i know i can always count on your posts to brighten my day (and not be just a little envious of all the great things that you see and are up to! but i'm ok with living vicariously through you!)

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