Monday, February 13, 2012

Visiting Flowers.


It already seems a sad pile of days ago, but just yesterday I was still in NYC with Emily, the kindest and most generous of hostesses (not to mention stylish, gorgeous, and all-around amazing!), for my weekend visit. I somehow, in true-to-me style, dragged my wretched camera around with me and hardly used the stupid thing. I did have enough wherewithal to get some use out of it when we visited Amy Merrick of An Apple a Day.




Amy is hosting a little pop-up shop at Castor & Pollux for Valentine's day (so I realized I had better get this post up asap in case someone wants to pay her a visit tomorrow!) from 12-7, you can see more pictures here at her post on the event, and also over at Emily's blog. But you really should go see it in person, if only for the lovely setting and wonderful people. 




I've been the biggest fan of Amy's since I first started reading her blog, and was so excited when Emily suggested we head over to say hello and grab some flowers. I think I've starred every single one of her posts in my reader. Her vision of the world comes through so strongly in her posts and photographs, and she has the occasional turn-of-phrase in her posts that makes me simultaneously enamored and poetically jealous (one time she used the phrase flower-drunk and for some reason it's haunted me ever since). And then she was just about the sweetest lady I've ever met, in the most effortless of dresses and just wonderful! I left the city last night overwhelmed by all the totally rad, beautiful, and charming ladies I got to hang out with all weekend. 




It was the best end to the best weekend! I knew that I've missed color and warmer weather, but I didn't realize quite how parched I was for green, growing things until we got there, and somehow I wanted nothing more but to be somewhere where things looked alive. It's not long now, and I suppose if I've got one thing to be happy about when it comes to time going faster, it's that I can hopefully make another trip downstate sometime soon!


19 comments:

  1. omg how beautiful are those.
    i love flowers! you're right, sounds like the perfect ending to a perfect weekend!

    xo katlin
    kaitgirl

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  2. amy merrick's flower arrangements kill me. i currently have one of her arrangements as my desktop just so I can imagine I have one of my own. Glad to hear you had a fun time in the city!

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  3. I am flower obsessed. I cannot walk by a pretty shrub without photographing it,andthese are beautiful pics. :)

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  4. I've been so happy to see so many amazing floral designers showcasing their skill this Valentine's Day! I'm crazy for these flowers, especially the anemonies!

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  5. wow! you took some really great photos. your camera = 100 times better than mine! miss you already!

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  6. These flowers are so pretty!!

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  7. I love it when my favourite blogs come together in the real world like this, so cool you got to go meet her in person!

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  8. Ohh all the ranuncs! I love them. I never really see them much over here though. Must try to nag my local florist to get some in.

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  9. Great photos! Really enjoying your blog and am your newest follower.

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  10. Close up shots of flowers- one of my favourite things ever :)

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  11. How incredibly beautiful! Each blossom has such incredible coloring. I'm glad to hear that you have been having such a wonderful time. You're a lucky lady!
    XOXO

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  12. Ah! Ranunculous always tugs at my heart strings, I get it every chance I get! Beautiful post!

    xo

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  13. Such beautiful flowers!!!! I just finished a post on floral goodness! This sounds like such a great day!

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