A Valentine's Day to remember

by Monica Lomas


This was one of our busiest Valentine's Day ever and by far the most memorable. In all my years in the floral industry I have never had an order as impressive as a 1,000 roses. One thousand is the number of perfection, and that is exactly what this customer thought of his girlfriend.  By filling his trunk full of roses to pop the question he staged the marriage proposal of a lifetime.   


Tis' the season

by Monica Lomas


Wreath and garlands are such an import part of the holidays and for city dwellers they often take the place of a Christmas tree. We have had so much fun customizing wreaths this year, but due to the high demand we weren't fast enough in capturing all the images.  Should you still need one don't hesitate in giving us a call.

 Lauren's artistry at work.

Lauren's artistry at work.

 Voila, the perfect wreath. She was able to extend the life of these dried proteas. 

Voila, the perfect wreath. She was able to extend the life of these dried proteas. 

 All local greens used to create a deliciously fragrant wreath.

All local greens used to create a deliciously fragrant wreath.

 A combinations of firs, bay laurel, privett, kumquats, and pink succulent blossoms make for great texture.

A combinations of firs, bay laurel, privett, kumquats, and pink succulent blossoms make for great texture.

 Sometimes the embellishments are small touches of succulents and feathers. 

Sometimes the embellishments are small touches of succulents and feathers. 

 Living wreaths are also fantastic gifts, that last well beyond the holiday season.

Living wreaths are also fantastic gifts, that last well beyond the holiday season.

 Mounted on a moss frame with legs. soak in a tub of water once an month and you'll have a long last wreath.

Mounted on a moss frame with legs. soak in a tub of water once an month and you'll have a long last wreath.

 Succulent living wreaths. 

Succulent living wreaths. 

 I love to be inspired by other florist. Recommended wreath books The Wreath  Recipe by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo and Living Wreaths by Natalie Bernhisel Robinson. 

I love to be inspired by other florist. Recommended wreath books The Wreath  Recipe by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo and Living Wreaths by Natalie Bernhisel Robinson. 


Pods

by Monica Lomas


Pods are some of my favorite items to add to a bouquet. They don't take up a lot of space or even add much color. However, the texture they add forces the observer to take a closer look at a floral arrangement. And since the pods hold the seeds, I especially love how they hold the possibly of more flowers to come.

 Just a few different pods that can be found in our shop 

Just a few different pods that can be found in our shop 

Lotus pods and monkey balls. 

Pods in a bouquet


Berkeley Hotel Shattuck Wedding

by Monica Lomas


Congratulations Christine and Tark!

Hotel Shattuck lived up to it's sophisticated and modern ambiance yet, I was pleasantly surprised by the earthy and warm hospitality of the their entire staff.  It was an honor to be part of another important Feeney family celebration. I was fortunate enough to do their eldest daughter's wedding 3 years ago and now their youngest.

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 The bride makes the bouquet even more beautiful.

The bride makes the bouquet even more beautiful.