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Archive for the ‘flowers + greenery’ Category

April 10, 2012

A boho summer party + shop

Oh, look! More flowers. I swear I’m not secretly trying to become a florist. But we put together this super cute shoot for 100 Layer Cake in my backyard a few weeks ago, and I got to play with flowers again. Which is always fun. Also, there’s a whole mess of awesome stuff on sale in the shop right now. Just sayin’.

And Scott got a cute photo of bebé #2 for me. See? So much better with the belly shots of late.

Here’s a peek at the shop…

Poufs (in like 6 colors) for $118! Wedding blankets! Indian bedspreads! Plus tons more in the Pop-Up Shop right now. You know you need a pouf. I bought the brown one. So excited.

(Party photos by Scott Clark)

April 5, 2012

60th birthday party flowers

I meant to post these 3 weeks ago, after my mom’s surprise party, but you know how it goes. I picked up all the flowers from the Flower Market downtown, and the gold vases at Moskatels. It was so so fun, though I figured out that you really do have to get there earlier if you want to have a go at the really special stuff.

Just a little something pretty for Thursday…

And of course a gratuitous photo of Dashie playing trucks with his pal Judah, whilst the adults drink wine and eat cheese.

June 9, 2011

Coral peonies

Which I admittedly posted last year at this exact same time. But no one ever says, “Oh, coral peonies? Those are SO last year.”

They are extremely gorgeous every time, and no matter how many times, I see them. So showy, I’d almost classify them as obscene, don’t you think? The painted hussies of the flower world.

And very cheap at Trader Joe’s at the moment. 6 stems for… well, actually I’m not sure how much. But not very, if I recall. I advise picking up a bunch or three post-haste.

April 15, 2011

Spring and wisteria

Part of me loves spring (longer days! birds chirping! trees blooming!), and part of me despises it because it’s just a big tease with it’s wind and sun and non-summerness. But I always adore our blooming wisteria.

The peak of flowers a few weeks ago:

Growing like crazy now (both the baby and the wisteria):

The pretty detritus:

We’re getting the backyard, and house for that matter, in shape for summer. I guess spring is good for something.

I’ll report back on that soon. Have a fine weekend, all!

March 25, 2011

bright flowers for a stormy day

Again with the rain. Though I’m actually kind of enjoying it, I must admit. And it makes weeding out the veg boxes so much easier the next day.

Big plans this weekend. Brock and I are going on a date tonight. It’s very exciting. I think we’re going to try to sneak into the bar at the Tasting Kitchen and then catch Win Win. Do you know that the last movie we saw in the theatre was Avatar, 2 days before I went into labor?!! Aye.

And Saturday Amanda and I are going to Bouchon in Bev Hills for a 100LC thang. Pretty excited for that too. Twill be a culinary weekend of a adultness.

March 16, 2011

a little living room green

The ladies of Bash, Please had a little party celebrating their new studio space and Amanda and Kendra and I popped over for delicious Heirloom LA foods and drinks and succulent arranging.

I made a terrarium! They are pretty easy to create, actually. Though we’ll see how long mine survives. But it’s pretty for now, no?

October 28, 2010

OMG a Saipua giveaway

Some of you live in Manhattan or Brooklyn, yes?

ENTER THE SAIPUA GIVEAWAY THIS INSTANT.

You could have these amazing flowers show up on your doorstep tomorrow. Top 10 giveaway idea of all time, if you ask me. And even better, they’re going to do it every Friday.

Everything good happens in New York. Hrrrmpff.

June 3, 2010

air plants and umbrellas

Did anyone else see this insanely amazing wedding from Feather Love? Not sure exactly where I stumbled on it yesterday but the air plants got me. It’s creative in a way that only Flora Grubb could be (the groom is Flora’s brother). I’m thinking air plants might be the new succulent? Which would be nice because while I love love love succulents to death and used them for my own wedding, I’m starting to feel that they are becoming a wee bit tiresome when it comes to wedding decor.

Don’t get me wrong, I will love them for always in the same way that I love mason jars. But I want to see something new and inspired from time to time too.

Just look here and then go see the entire 4 day event including a HUGE party at Flora Grubb Gardens after the actual wedding in Carmel on Feather Love’s blog.

How amazing is the huge Tillandsia bouquet? Gorgeouso. The bride is beautiful too, which always helps. Sometimes I want dark thick indie model hair with bangs too. But it would look real weird with my freckles I think.

Final thought: if your name was Flora Grubb, could you do anything EXCEPT open a beautiful garden shop? No. No you couldn’t.

June 1, 2010

long weekend around the house

Shockingly we did nothing exciting for our long weekend. But I took some pictures of the nothing to share:

Cooking from the computer… which is always how I do it these days. Don’t I need an iPad? I do. I could get a nifty stand (or the cheap version) and prop it up on the counter. It would be so modern and lovely.

That’s Sprouted Kitchen I’m using for a variation on her peanut sauce.

We had stir fry

With kind of a Thai-ish peanut sauce. Which was DEEEE-licious. I never make a real sauce, but now I will. Gone are the simple days of soy, white wine, garlic and ginger.

We’re on our second batch of peonies. GAAAAAHHH they are insane. They are way more beautiful when they’re open. Have you seen peonies truly open? They are like 10 inches across and they fade to a pretty cream.

And while I was out back planting our veggies, Brock and Dashiell took a tour of the yard. They were so cute, I had to stage a dirty-handed photoshoot. I mean come on with the little camo hat. It’s from Gap in case you need one.

May 19, 2010

peonies too beautiful…

to keep to myself. You can get them at Trader Joes at the moment. $5.99 per bunch. Insane, right? They are perfectly gorgeous and get bigger and more luscious every day. I literally watched them open on Sunday evening. It was amazing.