Thursday, February 25, 2010

Working on some basil soap packaging this week. I'm so behind with this, its embarrassing. In other news; ABC Eyewitness news came by yesterday and filmed Nicolette and I teaching a little (albeit, fake) flower class. Sensational!

What else is new? I went to see Dr. David Helfland lecture at Rockefeller University on Monday about life in in other solar systems. I got to see Elyse at work in the lab pipetting stuff.... watched some microscopic worms under a microscope.

and today?

I just went there.

I'm stocking up on blowsy floral print dresses and denim jackets, think elaine from seinfeld. oh hell yes.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

a wedding from october

One of my favorite couples/weddings from this fall....Rae and Noah have great style...seeing these makes me miss October and of course the dahlias. Love the Betsy Dunlap invites. Love the Metropolitan Building. Love gorgeous photos by Dave Robbins. Love the details pulled together by Xochitl of Always a Bridesmaid.

See more at Martha Stewart...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

two seasons, divided by winter

flowers from last week, crabapple from late october
i'll admitt it: i prefer the fall.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WELCOME TO, the home of thriving houseplants!!!

We'll make your foliage family healthy and happy again by teaching your the basics of soaking terra-cotta-potted plants in the bathtub. No special equipment required! Once you start soaking terra cotta, you'll never look back!

Just follow these two simple steps:

Step 1. Fill the tub with approx. 4 inches of water
Step 2. Put in your terra cotta planted pots in the water

Got it? Let's recap:
Ya fill the tub - you put in your plants! Presto, waterlogged terracotta pots that help your plants stay moist in a dry apartment. Watch your plants come back to life! I say "Ressurect" sweet maidenhair fern! "Overcome" begonia tigress!! It's like sparkly voodoo houseplant magic!!!


[We have to thank Amy's dad for this horticulture tip, but all rights to imagery involving plants in bathtubs with unicorns and lightning bolts are registered trademarks of, a website that is actually still available, believe it or don't]

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010


i think i want some sled dogs! my new calling!
I mean, just look at these little...SUGAR MUFfins:

But in my prelim research this AM I came across this little tidbit: "In 2004, Doug Swingley, a four-time Iditarod winner, pulled out of the race with frostbitten corneas after taking off his goggles to see the trail when the wind chill was 90 below zero." So I reconsider..

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines day is off the hook!!! We have some many crazy things here, its amazing
I'm having so much fun, every hour there's a beauty explosion where I find a particularly gorgeous flower or combination and jump up and down; an alaming, escalating whine filling the studio. I can't STAND IT!!!
Thanks for all your orders, Amy shot EVERY SINGLE outgoing pre-order so I'm really excited to share the photos with you soon.
With love and affection...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

williamsburg; if you don't know, now you know

Nicolette is going to bringing it to Williamsburg hot and heavy with her annual Valentines Day Flower Stall at N. 6th and Bedford...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lauren made this gorgeous arrangement in our hellebore class yesterday. pretty. Nicolette and I teach the class, Amy takes the photos, we all have champagne at the end! More photos of the results from the class over at the Little Flower School Blog.

I just ordered sushi for one. I'm going to chow down and then practice my Queen Nefertiti style makeup application. My weekend starts now, son.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Flower School makes the TMagazine Blog

As I sit here prepping for Flower School today, and randomly searching for last minute international flights, it brings me great pleasure to share with you this little article written about our Flower School for the NY Times Magazine blog...

And our NEW SPRING CLASSES ARE NOW POSTED, and filling up fast...the succulent one is my favorite.

If you know of, or have a cottage for rent in northern california, tulum, southern france, italy, spain, scotland, denmark or the netherlands please contact me sarah[at], because I'm going to try to make a run for it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I been reading here and there in the Sontag Diaries, a book stolen from Eric, because stolen books are that much better. (Which bookmark is mine?! -- an acute dilemma in the Sontag because there's plenty of passages ideal for drifting off to, and loosing your place. I say that with all respect for the woman, she was - in a word - brilliant, but come on - its a diary.)

Anyway this morning I stumbled upon the most beautiful quote: "I shall anticipate pleasure everywhere and find it, too, for it is everywhere! I shall involve myself wholly...everything matters![...]I am alive...I am beautiful...what else is there?"

So there, this just became a forum for the inspirational.