Chicago Flower Farm

We’ve moved our flower farm to downtown Chicago! We lucked into this one-acre plot in late April, and have been scrambling to catch up all season. We are growing dahlias, echinacea, hollyhocks, caucasian scabiosa, bee-balm, foxgloves and an extraordinary assortment of weeds, including the most potent catnip on the planet! The idea is to maximize…

Style Me Pretty Feature

  One of our weddings from last year, photographed by  Kyle John Photography, was just featured on Style Me Pretty!  We were so lucky to have been involved in this wonderful family’s celebration of marriage. Because the wedding was in October, we were able to use lots of flowers from our farm, including lisianthus, dahlias, spray roses and…

Floral Workshop at Les Nereides jewelry

The French costume jewelry company Les Nereides has been boggling my mind for years now, inspired by both the floral and animal world,  they create strikingly original treasures, that seem to me to be deeply French,  irreverent, chic, inscrutable. The family that has been creating this wild finery for 36 years now, refers to it…

Cake Walk & Studio Opening

For our new studio opening party, we teamed up with the charming Betsy Yagunic of Betsy Lou Bakes! Sharing the beauty and deliciousness of her artistry with our friends, colleagues and clients was such joyful way to herald the opening of our new space.  We had a classic Cake Walk with everyone walking around in…

Wedding in Marfa Texas

We did a wedding in the high desert, town of Marfa, Texas last year.  200 miles from anywhere, this tiny,  West Texas town was settled in the 1800s. James Dean starred in the film Giant there and since Donald Judd began working there in the 1970’s it has become a contemporary art mecca. Here is…

Bees and things and flowers

Let’s bring on the sunshine! Last summer we got to do a fabulous rehearsal dinner in one of our client’s backyard … I love working with clients who are serious gardeners because they know how much work goes into the production of beautiful flowers and get as excited as I do about rare varieties of…

Martha Stewart Wedding Party!

  We are inspired and honored to be presenting our floral designs again this year at the Martha Stewart Wedding Party! Last year, we decorated the ballroom and stage around which the stunning Darcy Miller gave a talk along with Jenny Bernheim of Margo & Me and Alaina Kaczmarski of The Every Girl.  All three women…

Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop

Some people like to say that Valentine’s Day is a trite holiday dedicated to the emotional blackmailing of cash out of folks, or,  as the joke goes, “National Singles Awareness” day.  I say the fact that, as a society we all agree to dedicate a single day to celebrate the greatest single human emotion collectively…

Prairie Chic Wedding

  As a proper Chicago girl, I’ve been raised to revere Jens Jensen, the Scandinavian landscape architect who designed so many of the city’s treasures- Garfield Park, Columbus Park, the fern room at the Garfield Park conservatory. His ethos of celebrating the prairie’s own native loveliness, working with the native landscape rather than against it,…

Zinnia party

    This time of year there is such a wonderful cacophony of color and texture in our studio and at the farm! It is the finale display of the entire year, a time when we say good bye to our urban goat neighbors, ( they live on a farm downstate in the winter) and…