Most days you will find the LMD headquarters buzzing with clients and my creative team huddled around a vintage art book, stacks of floor plans or tripping over flower buckets, planning the next big party, wedding or corporate event. But on March 18th, the party we were throwing was our very own.
A festive get-together on the heels of the first day of Spring, to celebrate my first book titled: Styling Nature, A Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangements. Published by Rizzoli and available now on Amazon.com, the 191-paged codex includes a decade’s worth of my floral designs photographed by the talented Don Freeman. The stunning photography gives Styling Nature the look and feel of a gorgeous art tome, but it is also packed with descriptive and practical information that creative professionals and flower enthusiasts will appreciate. I have broken down all of the important themes in my work and shared my knowledge, experience and emotions with each one.
Truthfully, I was a little hesitant about throwing a party on my home turf. The LMD team and I have been fortunate and very busy this past year. Happily working at a frenetic pace, growing and expanding the business, but with this comes serious exhaustion! But I suppose no one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep, so we swept the floors and tidied up the space, sent out hand-crafted invites to all of our friends and flung our doors wide open.
Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting”. Well, I think the same can be said about flowers.
Close friends and colleagues came together creating a beautifully relaxed atmosphere that reconfirms my belief that people love to party surrounded by flowers. Guests included jewelry designer Ted Meheling, Advanced Style darling Purely Patricia, Darcy Miller from Martha Stewart weddings, Ben Copperwheat and Garo Sparo. We filled the space with soaring blooming branches, clutches of anemones, passion flower vines and with the help of Olivier Cheng Catering created a decadent cocktail menu with each drink named after the chapters of the book: Color, Composition, Movement, Shape and Texture. It was naturally, a very stylish night and one for the books.
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