Parisian Romance

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in All Blog Posts

Parisian Romance

Perhaps no other city in the world evokes such passion as Paris. When it comes to romance, we envision lovers strolling along the Seine, but truth be told, for many it’s the city itself with which they fall in love – body and soul.  Many who protest they’re not “romantic” admit an ardor for the City of Light.  A passion for a city exciting and enticing.  A city of mystery and allure, grandeur and nobility, novelty and originality.  She is simultaneously classic and chic, dashing and demure. She is Paris. Whether sheathed in starlight and sparkling fountains where lovers kiss at...

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Parisian Cuisine

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in All Blog Posts, Travel

Parisian Cuisine

“Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.” Charles de Montesquieu A three hour lunch in Paris is not out of the ordinary. Perhaps not every day, but more often than you might expect. No, people don’t eat for hours.  They commiserate, laugh, discuss, pontificate, negotiate, argue, teach, reflect, flirt, cajole, tease, write and read.  They refresh, restore, renew, and enjoy themselves.  Not once in the time I spent in Paris did I see a single individual eating ‘on the go’ as has become the standard practice in the U.S.  Even when folks grabbed a croque monsieur and Orangina from a...

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Tulip Mania

Posted on May 8, 2014 in All Blog Posts, Floral, Seasons

Tulip Mania

“It’s spring fever.  And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”  Mark Twain This gaggle of giggling sprites sprinkling sunshine and happiness from corner to corner remind us to rejoice for spring has sprung.   Even when trees remain lifeless and bare, the happy border of crocus and daffodils confirm spring is on its way. “A tree can be tempted out of its winter dormancy by a few hours of southerly sun— the readiness to believe in spring is stronger than sleep or sanity.”...

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The Wedding Bouquet – Toss it or Keep it?

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 in All Blog Posts, Bridal, Floral, Romance

The Wedding Bouquet – Toss it or Keep it?

Ok, I’m being a bit facetious here because I’m not referring to the traditional bouquet toss, but rather to the current trend in bridal bouquets which makes me want to toss them to the curb. Rather than compliment the bride, today’s bouquets often make her look like she just breezed in from the farmer’s market. Of course styles and fashions constantly change, even when it comes to something as time-honored and traditional as a wedding dress. If you view this here you will understand what I mean! Bouquets used to consist of a cascade of flowers. The arrangement was formal and refined. Then in...

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