Mixology shoot for the holiday edition of Hooray Magazine

A while back the talented styling guru of Melbourne, aka Sooti, aka my mate and I got together to create something fun, bright, tropical, yummy and summer time friendly for the holiday edition of Hooray magazine. The result, was good!

We had the lovely and talented Alison take snaps and here are a few of my faves!

Enjoy x

Behind the scenes

As soon as I tell someone "I'm a florist" the first response is always either - "Oh that must be so lovely" or "Wow you get to be around beautiful flowers all day" or "You have the best job, such beautiful surroundings!" 

And while this is all true, I love my job and I love the flowers! But it can often be seen through rose tinted glasses. The hours are long and the works demanding on your body and mind. You are forever doubting yourself and your ability to "get it right". Your day often starts at 4am and finishes again when its dark. And the paper work.. well thats another story. 

I am in no way complaining though, I would never consider another career because I truly love what I do. So while your scrolling through my Instagram pictures that I select carefully and edit thoroughly, here's what you don't see! 



A few of my favourite things...

Hello!

Just a short but sweet post on a few bits and pieces that I am LOVING at the moment. Enjoy and share around if you wish!

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ONE: My lovely turquoise teapot set from T2. This was gifted to me from a good friend on my first birthday in Melbourne. I had few friends and was working all day and we put our snips and flowers down for an hour and had a lovely cake and tea. From here my tea obsession started and now I love it!

TWO: My cute mason jars with a metal holder from Matchbox. These also came with lids that have a hole in the top that fit a re-usable straw. These are ideal for smoothies and juices. I make one each night before bed when I have a really early market start. Yum!

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THREE: The wonderful book "The Language of Flowers: A Miscellany" by Mandy Kirkby. This particular copy was purchased by a lovely bookstore in the city called Embiggen Books. Such a cute store and such a great read!

FOUR: My cute little lamp from none other than Ikea. Don't we all love Ikea!

So there you have it. X

#STYLESESH with Hooray Magazine!

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Last month I was lucky enough to be involved with the #StyleSesh class that Hooray Magazine hosted in Melbourne.

It was so much fun! Not only did the amazing Amber from Sweetpea Darlingheart teach a class full of keen bakers/party planners/desert enthusiasts about how to bake and create a stunning sweets table for their party or wedding, there were also a handful of talented people working behind the scenes making the day one to remember!

The class was held in the gorgeous Raw Materials Studio in Footscray. A big industrial type space full of recycled wood and old wine barrels, this place is literally the ideal wedding venue. Elizabeth was such a gracious host and truly went out of her way to make sure the day ran smoothly.

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The wonderful Sooti Events styled the venue, making sure it was full of colour, sparkle and most importantly: confetti. I loved the way Thetis just came in with her team and worked her magic!

Neiyo from Neiyo Photography is responsible for all these stunning images your eyes are seeing. She was a true whiz with the camera and captured every moment beautifully. What a pro.

And last but not at all least, C2 - Wedding Videography were there to catch it all. And did so perfectly.

What an awesome day and I'm so happy I was a part of it. Thank you to everyone involved as it went so smoothly.

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P.S After the class finished I went back and wrapped all the flowers for the students to take home - I would have to say that was the highlight of my day, seeing the smiles on everyones face!

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#TBT

Here's an oldie but a goodie! Around this time last year, my old work partner Kristy and Ientered the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. It was A LOT more work then we ever imagined, and even though we didn't place.. (I was a tad bitter at the time..) we learnt a lot and it was definitely an experience!

So for three days we slaved away (whilst poor Kristy had a sick daughter to tend to) and came up with what I thought to be a beautiful creation!

Our theme was a sort of "rustic" Beauty and the Beast buzz. I really wanted to incorporate the library in the old bookstore in the village, where Belle lived and the massive chandelier in the castle where the Beast lived.

So from start to finish...

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