Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fleur De Vie Exhibits @ de Young Museum!

The Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the de Young was a roaring success. Over 150 floral designers displayed flowers at the de Young, drawing over 60,000 visitors, resulting in one of the largest fundraising efforts for the museum. A big thank you to the ladies of the San Francisco Fine Arts Axillary who organize and tireless oversee the exhibit all week. A special shout out to Barbara Harbinson and Lisa Harris. Well done and thanks for your efforts!

Fleur De Vie designed an arrangement to correspond with a painting by Benjamin West, entitled, Cupid Stung By A Bee. I designed wings with white phaleonopsis orchids, and designed them so that they are "flying" through the frame. Thanks to the folks at Method 42 Productions, my wings actually did fly by moving up and down, and swinging around. Also, for those folks attentive to detail, a bee was flying towards the wings. Underneath the wings was a garden with bees, and Cupid's bow and arrow.

Fleur De Vie Designs Flowers for A Taste of Elegance Catering!

I was proud to provide flowers and attend a tasting at A Taste of Elegance in Pacific Groove. Annie Hobbs, owner of A Taste of Elegance, and I designed a concept that embraced the Spring flower and colors. I wired ranunculus to a live pomegranate tree, and made small "gardens of fern, maple, moss, ranunculus and accented them with flying "bees." A perfect compliment to Annie's scrumptious food and wonderful space. Check out A Tate of Elegance's website at http://www.cateringmonterey.com/. Lisa from JL Photografia really captured the textures, and "Spring" feel of this event. Always love their artistic shots. Check out JL Photografia's blog at http://www.jlphotografia.com/theblog/.