Santa Barbara is blessed with talented floral stylists all over town; this picky recipient was blown-away and totally impressed by the variety, beauty and talent in these arrangements.
I love the opportunity to take outdoor images while the sun is still rising. While I am not a professional photographer, I certainly enjoy capturing my garden roses sprinkled with dew from bud to bust, awash in this ultra-magical light.
I love how these flowers seem to magically appear this time of year…
Fluffy layers of petals surround delicate stems
This party was fresh, whimsical, and heartfelt—the best kind of way to celebrate turning one!
Since peaches have been on my brain, it feels like I am in a whirl of peach whip, looking at life through peach-colored glasses.
Feeling fresh with a superb hangover remedy after an evening of celebration. Coconut water spiked with the juice of half a lime replenishes those lost electrolytes, tastes great, and is a whole lot better for you than a pop.
What do you do when you have two hours to put together a table full of centerpieces and find gifts for your guests? Arugula, Chandler Strawberries, and Onion Bulbs in pots, of course!
Flower garden update: My dahlia bulbs have not quite come up yet this year and most of my roses are between blooms, but I have other flowers in my cutting garden that are simply gorgeous. A mixture of the newly blooming ‘Goliath’ hydrangeas and Chocolate Cosmos, Lavender Scabiosas, Viburnum and Golden Alstroemeria create a contrast of beauty, shape and color. Here are some ways I have been working my garden flowers into home and gift arrangements.
With the countdown to curtain looming, I bunched the orange, peach, and lilac together, tied the bouquets with ribbon I had saved from an old present (reduce, reuse, recycle!), and held the ends together with pushpins from my sewing basket that I clipped with pliers so the edges didn’t poke through and wound the budding actresses’ hands.