Friday Flowers – The Flower Guy

Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 9.59.30 PMDid you happen to notice some Springtime blooms adorning the latest J.Crew catalog? I’m completely charmed by them and wanted to learn more.

Two years ago, Michael De Feo, aka @theflowerguy, decided to doctor a J. Crew ad at a bus stop in NYC and instagram it. He thought they would be upset. J.Crew regrammed it. And, then….they invited him to collaborate with them on their latest collection. Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 10.04.05 PMThe ad that started it all.Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 10.12.26 PMScreen Shot 2017-01-26 at 10.12.41 PMScreen Shot 2017-01-26 at 10.15.26 PMThumbScreen Shot 2017-01-26 at 10.04.21 PM Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 10.05.01 PM

Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 10.05.25 PMAnother lesson in following your heart, even when everyone else might think it’s crazy. Here’s to the artists…they see things where the rest of us don’t!

Wishing you flowers where you don’t expect them and a very happy weekend ahead!

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Friday Flowers – Farmgirl Flowers

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Fresh flowers delivered in a fresh, new way. That’s what Christina Stembel set out to do and she is blazing a new “rose petaled” path with Farmgirl Flowers.

Here’s the premise. Use only the best, US grown flowers. Make one, stunningly gorgeous arrangement daily, wrap it in recycled burlap, donated by coffee growers, at incredibly reasonable prices (starting at $42) and ship across the country.

What you see IS what you get. Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 8.58.46 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 8.59.27 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 9.00.46 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 9.01.42 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 9.01.53 PMThere are so many occasions that we use flowers to celebrate or acknowledge. How excited will your recipient be when they receive one of these gorgeous arrangements?! And, if they happen to live in San Francisco, they’ll be delivered by bike messenger!

Hope everything is coming up roses for you this weekend!

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It’s Friday, It’s Fall, It’s All Good

What is it about Fridays that make them one of the happiest days of the week?! I don’t even have a traditional job, but I love the feeling of a Friday. Work nearly done. Almost time for fun. Family time. Friend time. Together time.

One of my favorite things about having blog friends all around the country is the chance to “see” what’s happening/blooming/of interest in a different geographical area. So, I thought it might be fun for some of you to see what things look like here. These are shots I took this week at my favorite local nursery, McArdles, in Greenwich, a four generation, family owned business.

Here’s wishing you a glorious autumn weekend, whether you’re embracing pumpkins, mums or ornamental cabbages. It’s all pretty fantastic!

TGIF!