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L.E.A.F. Festival Boosts Sales and Smiles for NYC Meatpacking District

By Jill Brooke There were over a million blooms and a million smiles at the first L.E.A.F. flower festival held in New York this past weekend.  People brought their friends, their children and even their dogs to smile in amazement at the 100 installations scattered throughout the Meatpacking District of New York.  One of those …

How Could NYC Floral Hero Floratorium Be Snubbed by L.E.A.F. Festival?

By Jill Brooke While it’s so exciting that New York City will have a floral festival created by the newly minted L.E.A.F. group this weekend in the Meatpacking District, we were so upset not to see Floratorium get the respect this talented team deserves.  Floratorium’s innovative and transformative work creating gorgeous floral outside installations helped …

9 Flower Books Mom Will Love

By Jill Brooke Because flowers are an elixir for happiness and perspective, and scientifically boost people’s joy and oxytocin levels, bouquets are the go-to purchases for Mother’s Day gifts. In 2021, it is expected that U.S. consumers plan to spend $2.66 billion on flowers for Mother’s Day. While I always recommend flowers, I also suggest …

Nathan Myhrvold’s Snowflakes Have Similar Structure to Flowers

By Jill  Brooke Since most of the country is blanketed with snow, a fun fact has been discovered. Tech genius Nathan Myhrvold, a former Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, spent a fortune on his passion to create the highest resolution camera for a snowflake’s structure. The results show that every snowflake has its own unique …

Beethoven Comforted by Flowers While Battling Deafness

By Jill Brooke Staying positive is never easy when combating outside forces that bring you down. However, considering it’s Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday this week, perhaps we can learn life lessons from him while enjoying his music, which was instrumental in shifting from the classical approach to a more romantic genre that celebrated the …

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift’s Fave Flowers When Giving a Gift

By Jill Brooke Our flower goddesses are about to get some Grammy Awards – and lots of flowers. Beyonce, Taylor Swift along with Dua Lipa dominated the Grammy nominations which should make florists around the country extra happy. After all, these girls do love their blooms. What are their favorite flowers? Beyonce loves orchids. Taylor’s …

Which Floral Artists Would Inspire Impressionist Masters in 2020 vs. 1860?

By Jill Brooke Sotheby’s auction house is having yet another great sale of rare Impressionist art this week, including a Renoir of lush roses, a Gauguin contemplating anemones as well floral paintings by Odilon Rodon,  Gustav Loiseau and Maurice de Vlaminck. For centuries, artists have been drawn to flowers as fertile sources of inspiration since …

Honoring 9/11: Floral Pied Piper Cheers Up NYC with Flash Displays

By Jill Brooke Can we just give Lewis Miller the good guy award? He and his team at Lewis Miller Designs created four fabulous four Flower Flashes in honor of 9/11. With a partnership with @FifthAvenueNYC to help fund this generosity, the soft-spoken artistic maestro found places between 52 and 58th Streets that speak to …

The Best Flower Arranging Secrets Revealed in Calvert Crary’s Book

By Jill Brooke When you think of rock star florists, who comes to mind? I bet it would be Lewis Miller, Ariella Chezar, Summer Robbins, Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios,  Oscar Mora  Remco Van Vliet. And guess where they studied their craft or taught classes?  It was Calvert Crary’s FlowerSchoolNY and FlowerSchool LA. And …

FPD’s Floral Review of Toronto’s Fleurs de Villes Extravaganza

By Jill Brooke There were so many fabulous floral designs participating in Fleurs de Villes’  latest production that took place in Toronto.  “It felt so good just to work again on a big project,” noted DT Floral & Decor’s Joezel Yumul who worked on his mannequin for 10 days straight before showtime.  In a show …