Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Mayflower and The Speedwell

Happy Thanksgiving to all FlowerSchool New York students, alum, and teachers! Here’s a little flower knowledge to go with your turkey! the mayflower On August 15, 1620 the Mayflower and the Speedwell set sail toward a new world of opportunity and beginnings. Although the Speedwell was forced to turn back to England, the Mayflower persevered… Read more »

Master Class Review: Elizabeth Ryan on November 17th

Last Thursday, Elizabeth Ryan gave a great master class highlighting table decor and how to create a showcase for your arrangements. We call her class “downtown style” because Elizabeth uses unusual, sometimes funky ingredients in her designs. Elizabeth began the class teaching the students how to wrap the vases with moss, giving them an organic,… Read more »

Intensive Series Update

Last week we were graced with an amazing group of students whose designs were extraordinarily impressive.  I wanted to share these images from class 7, The Hand-tied Bridal Bouquet. Above:  Famed Designer Felipe Sastre demonstrates his technique.

Party Down with LMD

Last Thursday Cal, Eileen and I had the opportunity to see Lewis Miller’s studio in full swing for the launch of designer Samuelle‘s new bridal collection.  It was an enchanted event with the glow of candlelight and canopy of oak leaves.  When we arrived Lewis greeted us and pointed in the direction of the champagne,… Read more »

Matthew Robbins Wreath Design on December 1st

The wreath is a long held tradition cherished by many to ring in the holiday season. On December 1st famed designer Matthew Robbins will show us how easy it is to make a spectacular wreath that will certainly wow your friends and family. If you haven’t found the right holiday decorations and want to create your… Read more »

Internships at Opalia Flowers

Phoebe Crary, of Opalia Flowers, is starting up her internship program.  This is a great opportunity for someone looking to learn about working in a small flower shop. Many of the Opalia Flowers interns have been hired as designers so this might be a great opportunity for someone who would eventually seek employment in this… Read more »

New To the Market – South American Lavender Antique Hydrangea

For those of you who have taken our Series Classes at FlowerSchool New York know that we like to use a lot of hydrangea for our designs.  This boastful summertime flower is helpful to pull off that perfect garden party look. The above is something new to the market from South America. Ask for it… Read more »

Flowers in Artist "Remakes"

“Self Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego on My Mind)” remake by Eda Te