Category Archives: Flower Arranging and Decor

Stop and Smell the Roses

On the way back to the subway from a client meeting yesterday I tiptoed into Bloomingdale’s. I didn’t get any farther than the main entrance, where this arrangement welcomed me, knocked my briefcase and umbrella out of my hand, and … Continue reading

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The Container [and Much More] Store

When I left San Francisco last month, my daughter-in-law Yan Zhang gave me one tiny cutting from each of the succulents growing on her rooftop garden. I wrapped them in damp paper towels, stuck them in a baggie, brought them … Continue reading

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A Friend at Hampton Court

Garden Club of Irvington horticulture co-chair Renee Shamosh is traveling in England and France. A few days ago, she visited the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, in East Molesey, Surrey, about 30 minutes south of London. Renee sends her greetings … Continue reading

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Flowers for a Chinese Wedding (Part 2)

It seemed like I’d spent months looking for the right place for a post-wedding bash for my son Alex and Chinese daughter-in-law Yan. The wedding took place in Beijing in September and this was the event where the U.S. relatives … Continue reading

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Flowers for a Chinese Wedding

One of the most pleasant times during my recent visit to Beijing was spending a few hours with my new daughter-in-law, Yan Zhang, at the shop of Meng Yali, Wedding Planner and Flower Decorator. Tea was sipped, time passed slowly, … Continue reading

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Sonoma Farm Market Breakfast

It all started with a trip to the Sonoma Farmers’ Market on Friday, where our friends Melinda and Robert picked up fresh bread, salad greens, asparagus, strawberries, and eggs. Everyone who lives around here wants to cook and eat “primary … Continue reading

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Make Your Own “Holly Days” Arrangements

Yesterday I attended a gala “Holly Days’ event hosted by our local garden club. The highlight was an auction of holiday centerpieces and decorations made by club members at a workshop earlier in the week. They sold for $100 to … Continue reading

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