Monday, May 3, 2010

Spring Open House & Launch Party 5.6.10, Come on Over!

It has been a crazy month or so here at MODA - we have recovered from the intensity of The Flower Show, had a lot a of great consultations, worked with some lovely clients and finally getting back to blogging.

We are so excited to be hosting a party with one of our favorite event gals this week Gretchen McHale at MODA botanica. Not only is she the Director of Private Event Sales at World Cafe Live - but she is an artist who designs fabulous jewelry. Please join us this week on Thursday May 6th to celebrate the launch of her new website for Studio 320!

Gretchen has four overall collections: Hemingway (beachy, shells, seaglass); Tropic of Cancer (bold, colorful, luxe); Jewels (jewel tones and gemstones) and Earthly Pleasures (Earth tones, naturals stones). MODA will be designing four installation pieces that have been inspired by each collection. Chadds Ford Winery has donated the wine for the evening and Cuba Libre has graciously agreed to serve up the hors d'oeuvres! Please join us in celebrating local artists and great design!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"BOX" - PHS 2010 Flower Show

The long awaited professional shots and details of MODA botanica's "BOX" 2010 Philadelphia Flower Show Display. All photos by Persico Photo - Thank you Michael!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

PHS 2010 Preview Party Surprise!

As if our day could get any better after winning "Best in Show" - we showed up at the Preview Party to find 3 more awards decorating our sign and one tucked in our Display for a total of FIVE Awards!!!
So here is the rundown...
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Flower Show Award for the Best in Show 
Display Garden Floral

Best Achievement
Homage to Modern Floral Design

The Philadelphia Flower Show, Inc.
Silver Trophy ~ for the most Distinctive Exhibit in the Show

The Phyllis M. Craig Award
For the Best of Flowering/and or Foilage pot plants in display Garden-Floral Category

Special Achievement Award of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania 
Awarded to Exhibits of Unusual Excellence in the Category of Creativity
(1,000 Square Feet and Over)

Wow, Thank You!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

MODA botanica's BOX wins "Best in Show" at the Philadelphia International Flower Show!

It has happened again! Armas texted me this year (in a déjà vu, montage sort of way... since I was again in my car on my way to another event again this year....) "REPEAT!" with this image attached: 
To which I again replied (again) that I was "all teary"; and Armas said he "was still shaking" you can see from his shot of the trophy they had just handed him!
Our display started like this...:
(Spoiler alert!)
...and ended like this:

Thank You Michael Persico for the images! More will be posted soon, but check it out in person! The show is running through Sunday the 7th!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

MODA sets up at PHS Flower Show 2010

MODA botanica kicked of the flower show at 9:50 a.m. on 2/19 when our first 30k lbs. of the display was delivered to the PACC. Jane pepper thought it was pretty exciting:

Saturday, January 16, 2010

"What you want (oooh), baby I got it...."

Bailey whipped up this hand-tied bouquet as hostess gift for a party he is going to this evening:

Which was when we heard..."It looks like something Aretha Franklin would wear on her head!" We could only be so lucky! But, I do think you can look forward to some very cool and creative hand tied bouquets for Valentine's Day. Order early for the best color selection!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Seaside Affair

We posted a while back about Allie Rose and her wedding at the beach back in May. But I am feeling a little need for warmer weather, and these shots from her photographer Phil Kramer arrived just in time!