Posts tagged "flowers"

Travel Porn: 12 Places In The U.S. To See Stunning Spring Flowers

Winter is still clinging to every last bit of life it can grasp here in New York, but spring is just around the corner, and in many parts of the U.S., it’s already arrived! Am I the only one that feels like a walk through a path of bright-colored flowers is basically a free happy pill? To get a fix,…

Claire Hannum / March 23, 2015

Street Style Spotlight: 25 Ways To Wear Winter Florals

Are floral prints not the best thing ever when you’re in a shitty mood? The bright colors! The cheerful vibes! The promise of spring and life! Unfortunately, in a huge portion of the US, spring only lives in our daydreams at this time of year. But who says you need to wait until the sun comes out?

Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 8 DIY Projects For Grown-Up Flower Girls

I am an unapologetic flower freak. I spend an exorbitant amount of money on bouquets year-round, post pictures of them on Instagram with captions like, “Spring blooms <3″ (I know I’m the worst), and would decorate my house in a floor-to-ceiling floral motif in a hot minute if my boyfriend would let me. For now,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 26, 2014

Style Muse: Peonies, Peonies, Peonies!

Hey guys, I need to work from home today because my peonies are about to blossom and I want to be here to witness it and spend time with them. See ya tomorrow! — Amelia
That is an actual email I recently sent to the staff, explaining why I would be working from home that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2014

This Timelapse Video Of Flowers Blooming Is Amazing

Nature, you sexy beast. This timelapse video of various flowers blooming — including my beloved PEONY, which is in season right now, YIPPPPPEEEEE — is downright sensual and I NEVER use that word. It’s actually from 2009 and is promotion for a cool-seeming app called Bloomclock which shows the passage of time via the blooming of variou…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 16, 2014

Would You Go See A Flower That Smells Like Rotting Flesh?

Hundreds of people flocked to the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. recently for a very weird reason. Don’t get me wrong, plants are great, but botanical gardens generally aren’t known to draw a huge crowd. But it was very exciting occasion for the plant community: the Titan arum, or the “corpse flower,” was i…

Mary Odell / July 28, 2013

Teens Are Getting High On Flowers Nowadays

I was just starting to wrap my mind around the whole bath salts phenomenon, when I learned about “the growing and disturbing [drug] trend” amongst teens: FLOWERS. According to a CBS News report, a hallucinogenic high is achieved by smoking, snorting, eating or drinking the roots, leaves, seeds and flowers of any plant in the…

Ami Angelowicz / April 29, 2013

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Pretty Pots And Planters

You wouldn’t be able to tell by the weather, but it is officially spring! For me, the new season means filling my house with fresh flowers and potted plants to celebrate the end of dull, dead winter. If you’re looking for a pot or planter to house your spring blooms, look no further than Etsy,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 22, 2013

Home Inspiration: 12 Dainty Vases To Keep Your Flowers Fresh

As we slog through the remainder of winter, I wanted to offer a little bit of hope, in the form of some cute vases. I mean, if you can’t get spring weather outdoors, you might as well bring it inside. And aren’t you over using that banged up, scratched old FTD vase from 15 year…

Julie Gerstein / January 17, 2013

Travel Porn: 11 Awesome Places To Stop And Smell The Flowers

A couple weeks ago Amelia sent me this gorgeous picture of a tunnel of Wisteria vines in Japan, and it immediately filled me with a sense of wonder and tranquility. I keep going back to look at it whenever I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed (which has been pretty often lately), and it got me thinking…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 27, 2012

Weekend Project: Gourd Vases For Your Thanksgiving Table

Looking for a simple DIY centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? These gourd vases are not only easy to make, they look absolutely beautiful filled with fresh fall flowers. Just cut the top off a squash, hollow it out, and reward yourself for being so crafty by mashing up the innards with some butter and brown sugar.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 17, 2012

5 Types Of Flowers & What They Say About Your Relationship

This week is National Flower Week. This means one of two things: You have a reason to go out and buy yourself flowers just because, or you can pester your guy to get you flowers (it’s a national holiday!) During this week only, you’re allowed to have a bouquet in every room. Also: You can wear…

YourTango.com / September 19, 2012

12 Tips For Having A Super Lifestyle Porn-y Existence

Because I’m a jealous and petty person, I can’t stand to read lifestyle/home/craft blogs. Who are these people with endless amounts of free time, money and craft experience who seem to effortlessly turn their homes into the back page of a Martha Stewart magazine? They obviously don’t have cats. And because I’m jealous and petty,…

Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2012

Flowers For The Etitor-In-Chef

A friend of mine received a lovely bouquet of flowers from her bosses, congratulating her on a job well done. Ally is an editor of a new travel magazine, and we think the card was supposed to read: “Congratulations on your new magazine, miss editor-in-chief. –Adam and Jake.” But that is so, so, so not…

Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2012

The Third Bloom’s A Charm

I love keeping single stems of flowers around the house because they’re beautiful, whimsical, and way cheaper than buying a whole bouquet. This awesome bud vase lets you choose three perfect stems at the flower shop (or, if you’re lucky, from you backyard garden) and display them together in a wire basket. Wouldn’t this be…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 9, 2012

Flowers Really Can Make Love Bloom

Trying to woo her? It’s scientifically proven that flowers will make the job an easier one, reports the Telegraph. Psychologists in France conducted a study in which five attractive young men approached 600 women on the street; each introduced himself, complimented her looks, and asked for the lady’s phone number so he could invite her out…

Newser / June 23, 2012

4 “Romantic” Gifts I Would Rather Buy For Myself

Last Friday, the weather was so lovely that I decided to walk home from work. On my way, I stopped by a deli and bought a big bunch of beautiful peonies, my favorite flower. They’re only in season for six weeks and I basically hoard them during that time. So anyway, a few blocks from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2012

Weekend Project: Framed Vases

I might have gasped a little when I saw pictures of these framed flower vases. They’re creative, unexpected, and, luckily for us, they’re super easy to make. All you need are some frames, twine, and small vases, and voila: an eye-catching new way to display Spring’s prettiest stems. [via Flamingo Toes]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 3, 2012

Quick Tip: Bash Flower Stems So Blooms Last Longer

The show came to an end in 2005, but I just started watching HBO’s critically acclaimed “Six Feet Under” for the first time. In addition to being just wonderful entertainment, the show has also been informative on topics like mortuary science and floral design. Floral design? you’re probably thinking to yourself. Let me explain! …

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2011

Give Me A Bear Bouquet!

Women don’t want a bouquet of roses. We want a bouquet of stuffed bears! Sure, FTD does something like this, with a bunch of flowers that have a small stuffed animal in the middle, but these bear bouquets take the concept to a whole new level. Personally, they freak me out. Apparently, the number one…

Susannah Breslin / December 6, 2010
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