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Everyone has their own Thanksgiving traditions but no matter how you celebrate the holiday, it is always centered around good food and drink with close family and friends.  This year we rounded up some gorgeous images of Thanksgiving feasts and dinner tables set with unique decor and florals to inspire…
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A pale pink sea urchin shell filled with a miniature green airplant is a precious combination.  These planters are perfect for a summer party with a nautical theme. We imagine a cluster of them mixed in with candles decorating a table runner.  They would also make for charming little party…
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For Ovando, flowers are the medium through which delicacy meets urban contemporary. We were therefore thrilled when approached by luxury crystal brand Swarovski to recreate the theatrical aesthetic of the recent film success, Black Swan starring Oscar Award winner Natalie Portman and directed by Darren Aronofsky. The goal would be…
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April 27, 2011 | Florals + Decor, Tablescape

An invitation to the Royal Wedding may have eluded you but it doesn’t mean you can’t score a seat at a majestically designed table.  Celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie brings to life his vision for a royal table with a lavish design in the Getty Suite at The Pierre in…
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Nothing says Spring like flowers in bloom.  With these ingenious grow boxes, anyone can create an instant garden in their home or office by just adding water. The handmade bamboo pots are filled with organic soil, 5 gladiolus bulbs and organic coconut husks (for drainage), literally everything you need to…
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February 9, 2011 | Florals + Decor

Love is a many splendored thing.  And the expression of the emotion comes in an endless variety of shapes and forms.  This Valentine’s Day we found a wide array of stunning floral arrangements that say, “I love you,” in a chic and original way.  From tulips to ranunculus to carnations…
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December 30, 2010 | Bright Idea, Florals + Decor

Let the kids have their papier-mâché.  Confetti System has designed a modern collection of handmade piñatas ($140) created from shreds of mylar (metalized plastic sheeting) that are sleek enough to double as party decor. Available in a range of metallics including silver, gold and quartz, the piñatas would add sparkle…
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November 22, 2010 | Etsy Finds, Florals + Decor

Twinkle, twinkle little star. Consider decorating with these brightly hued celestial garlands this holiday season.  Each Star Strand ($15) comes with 15 hand folded paper stars which have been dipped in wax and sprinkled with matching glitter.  The 16 point, three-dimensional stars come in a variety of colors including red,…
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dvGreen, my sustainable event design and production company, recently partnered with L’Olivier Soirees & Galas, one of NYC’s favorite floral design houses.  L’Olivier was founded by South of France native Olivier Giugni, and my focus is high-end eco style, so a Sustainable South of France wedding was right up our…
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For their 150th Anniversary, Chopard retained Ron Wendt Design to create an event environment around the theme of Animal World. The black-tie event would launch the fine jeweler’s newest collection, which featured 150 one-of-a-kind designs that were inspired by fauna from around the globe such as a koala shaped diamond…
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February 4, 2010 | Florals + Decor

It may be the dead of winter but, at this time of year, we turn our thoughts to pretty blossoms and blooms that reflect our love-filled hearts.  For an original bouquet to offer to your loved one this Valentine’s Day, we visited the floral studio of our friend Bess Wyrick…
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Leave it to one of the city’s chicest entrepreneurs to turn her weekend hobby into a cool new business.  Ria Browne, best known as the founder of Mella, the flip flop and beach accessories brand, and more recently as a partner at Mayle, took a well deserved break from the…
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