Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Union Trust Steakhouse

Part of what we love about our location at 13th and Pine is being part of the community.
One of our customers came in one day and asked if we did restaurant work - we struck up a great conversation which lead to us doing the floral work for the Union Trust Steakhouse opening party earlier in February.

Bailey & Armas came up with some truly fabulous designs for the event, especially the registration area under the tent. They created this huge framework out of River Cane suspended from the ceiling and incorporated hanging Shekong Heliconia, James Storei Orchids, and Mozart Calla Lilies which set the tone for the whole evening.

Inside the newly renovated restaurant the colors, flowers and textures of the displays in the tent followed through with tall vases supported hand woven spheres intricately woven with heliconia and orchids on the bars downstairs:

And blooming quince arrangement on the upstairs bars:

The event was a great launch for the new venture and we were thrilled to be invited to be the florist designing their weekly arrangements and events. If you are looking for a new place to dine in the city, I highly recommend checking it out!

Flower Show Rehab 101

I readily admit that I have not posted since our Flower Show debut, because I am so in love with the pictures we posted...I just don't want them to get buried in the blog! This past week the photographer, Michael Persico, gave us a CD of all the images he shot so I am feeling better, I think I can let go. I will work on a slide show of them so stay tuned!

On the last day of the Show we had a little Award Ceremony of our own with the trophies:

Then we stayed after and took down the display. We had great helpers and it did not take too long. All of the now infamous water bottles were recycled, the compost-able materials were packed separately and taken to my mom's garden. All the rest was dismantled on Monday and is back in storage at our warehouse. I can't wait to think of new ways to use it!



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

METRO - Company in Bloom

The PHS Flower Show has been a great experience for us and people are starting to talk. We were interviewed this week by the METRO Paper for the "Business Beat." It was great to get a few calls once it hit the streets!