Posts Tagged ‘Ariella Chezar’

Flower Book I’m loving now….

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Inspiration is all around us, this year I was happy to pick up a copy of Ariella Chezar’s new book called “The Flower Workshop” It is filled with images of gorgeous flowers, unusual vines and plenty of compotes. Its got eye candy galore!

If you love to grow flowers that are hard to find this book is beaming with quite a few of those. Akebia vine aka chocolate vine will be one of this year’s garden acquisitions alongside poppies, dahlias, zinnias and love in a puff vine.

Ariella Chezar The Flower Workshop Book

Meeting Ariella Chezar ~ Part Three of my trip to NYC

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

As a floral designer I can say last week I met with my old flower sisters and got to connect with some new ones. One of the highlights of last week was getting to meet and take two floral classes with the fairy god mother of many floral designers, Ariella Chezar.  After a crazy cab ride to get to the Flower School of NYC on time I took my spot and afterwards we got to meet our lovely instructor for the day.

 

Ariella was everything that I expected and more. She was gracious, with a very calm personality and soft spoken. She was also willing to share all her sources and answer the group’s questions; and when I say questions she answered everything from “Where do you get the ribbons for your bouquets?” to… “How old are you?”

The first class I took was a hand tied bouquet class. We used light pink wax flowers, dusty miller, carnations, white freesia, white anemones with green centers, ranunculus, quicksand roses, passion vine, hellebores, jasmine vine, parrot tulips and dusty miller.

My lovely bouquet…. thank you Holly for holding it!

Ariella’s Bouquet, love the passion vine!

After an amazing lunch in the afternoon at La Grenouille (thanks to Eileen who got us a reservation at the last minute) we came back for an afternoon class on the art of the compote.

 

 

I have to finish by saying that Eileen Johnson who started the Flower School of NYC is a lovely lady. She had lots of great advice and made us feel welcome. In addition, I loved how she offered champagne, scones and macaroons while we designed away. I highly recommend the school to anyone looking to take a floral class.