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Macy’s Flower Show Features Some of Our Favorite Designers

March 27, 2012

We’ve barely caught our collective breath after a trip to Hawaii during this year’s Flower Show, and now Macy’s invites us to another exotic locale during their show, “Brasil: Gardens in Paradise,” March 25 through April 7 during store hours at the City Center location.

Celebrated at Macy’s in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, the show features a variety of activities for the entire family, including organ concerts; floral, tabletop, and cooking demonstrations; guided tours; and more. Also featured is the “Bouquet of the Day,” where local designers create floral masterpieces within the store.

You’ll recognize these participating artists from the Philadelphia Flower Show: Jamie Rothstein, Jamie Rothstein Distinctive Floral Designs (March 25-26); Michael Bruce, Michael Bruce Florist (March 27-28); Donna O’Brien, Beautiful Blooms (March 29-31); Barb King, Valley Forge Flowers (April 1-2); Eric Schellack, Robertson’s Flowers (April 3-4); and Bill Schaffer, Schaffer Designs (April 5-7).

Remember, no passport is required to experience the lush, vibrant South American plants and flowers as interpreted by some of Philadelphia’s most-recognized floral designers. Enjoy!

A Trip to the Chelsea Flower Market

February 20, 2011

Earlier we asked you what flowers Donna O’Brien and Beautiful Blooms Events should use in their Flower Show exhibit. Well last week Donna journeyed to the New York flower market and took photos of some stunners (who knew artichokes could look elegant?). See them for yourself, here.

Help Beautiful Blooms Pick their Plants!

January 27, 2011

Donna O’Brien and the team at Beautiful Blooms Events are currently winnowing their plant list, trying to determine the lucky few flowers to feature in their exhibit.  The color palette is primarily pinks and yellows, and the finalists include protea, orchids, ginger, dahlias, and more.

Visit the terrific Beautiful Blooms Blog to learn more about their deliberation. And let us know which of these options you’d like to see make the final cut.

Talking 2011 With Beautiful Blooms’ Donna O’Brien

July 12, 2010

Even though 2010’s Philadelphia International Flower Show took place just a few months ago, the show’s organizers and exhibitors are already at work on 2011’s show. One such exhibitor is Beautiful Blooms owner Donna O’Brien. Anyone who attended 2010’s show surely remembers Beautiful Blooms’ innovative hanging “Global Terrain,” which snagged the Award of Excellence. Donna says she was happy with the end result of the buzzed-about display, but plans to change it up for 2011, keeping her design fresh and modern.

Donna will draw on her knowledge of the fashion industry as a starting point for next year’s “Springtime in Paris” theme. Before starting Beautiful Blooms, Donna graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked for Seventeen magazine, Esprit, and Liz Claiborne. Her time in the industry honed her eye for mixing textures and colors, which will surely come into play next year, as Donna plans to include Chanel-inspired color blocking in the 2011 Beautiful Blooms display. Donna cites Chanel’s classic elegance as her number-one influence, with other inspirations including the Pompidou Centre and the French countryside aesthetic. To see how these concepts come together, be sure to check out Beautiful Blooms at the Flower Show next March.

New Boutique, Blog and Classes at Beautiful Blooms

August 17, 2009

Beautiful Blooms's award-winning exhibit in 2009

Many of you may remember the strikingly beautiful exhibit by newcomer Beautiful Blooms at the Flower Show last year. The Northern Liberties-based company has recently opened a new boutique at Liberties Walk and has launched a new design blog. The BB team is  also hosting floral design classes this fall. Check them out at 1021 North Third Street.

Stay tuned for snippets of what creative director and owner Donna O’Brien will be doing for the 2010 Show.

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