In preparation for Valentine’s Day, I’ve started to transition the blooms around my home—and boutiques—to arrangements that feel a little more romantic. To further get into the spirit, I thought it would be fun to get some pointers from one of my frequent collaborators, Kristen Caissie of Moon Canyon. I invited a few close friends to my Brentwood store for a floral arranging class with Kristen, and in the process we all got inspired to make our own creations.
We gathered outside in the courtyard around a picnic table, and enjoyed a spread of cheese, crackers and berries from neighboring Farmshop. Then the lesson began. Instead of the typical Valentine’s Day red roses, Kristen was inspired by seasonal berry hues, deeper purples and jewel tones, and actual raspberries and blackberries. Using rich, seasonal flowers, she walked us through creating tonal, textural arrangements with a romantic feel. Stay tuned tomorrow for an explanation of each of the elements we incorporated into the fresh arrangements! XXJKE