40th Anniversary Spectacular Hampton Classic – 2015 Wrap Up

September 5, 2015 in Michael's Blog

Last Sunday was Grand Prix Day at the Hampton Classic!

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All the stops were pulled out for this, the 40th Anniversary of the spectacular Horse Show, which brought horses and riders from as afar away as Argentina.

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40th Year of the Hampton Classic

August 25, 2015 in Michael's Blog

Hampton Classic 2015

This week marks the 40th Year of the Hampton Classic. This amazing Horse Show started out as a very local event, showcasing the horsemanship that’s a big part of life in the Hamptons. Read the rest of this entry →

Creating an Unforgettable Setting for a Special Event

August 14, 2015 in Michael's Blog

Nothing pleases us more at Bridgehampton Florist than creating an unforgettable setting for a special event. We want everyone there to remember it as one of the highlights of their summer.  And most important of all, we want the host who hired us to bask in heaps of praise for their thoughtfulness and inspiration.

Golden 50 Birthday Party Design

The very special event we are spotlighting today, was a 50th Birthday Party for our client’s wonderful wife. The host is a highly successful man whose enthusiasm for throwing this party was contagious. We sent him an idea board to show him all the options for tablecloths, napkins, glasses and flatware. And when we couldn’t find the perfect napkin at the party rental company, we sourced and bought them for him.

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Using Surrounding Objects To Create a Beautiful Floral Design

July 31, 2015 in Michael's Blog

floral design

One of the great challenges we have as Floral designers is to complement the art we find in so many of our client’s homes. Read the rest of this entry →

Hamptons’ Summer Charities Benefits Causes Large and Small

July 31, 2015 in Michael's Blog

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Summer in the Hamptons is filled with benefits for charities and causes large and small. Giving is on everyone’s to-do list. We’re always delighted to be invited to lend our skills to these worthy events. And some of them are closer to our hearts than others. Read the rest of this entry →

Ironstone China History & Tradition

July 16, 2015 in Michael's Blog

traditional ironstone china

Talk about Tradition. One of our customers has come into the shop every year for years and bought his wife one of the pieces of Ironstone we stock filled with flowers. We carry several sizes, from smaller pitchers to the largest sizes. His wife’s collection has expanded to the point where she really has an outstanding collection thanks to her husband’s thoughtful gifts. Read the rest of this entry →

Designing a Table Setting & Beyond (Part II)

July 11, 2015 in Michael's Blog

outdoor dinner table setting design

In our last post we showed how we brought all the elements together to create an indoor tablescape for a client’s luncheon.

You may recognize many of the same elements from that tablescape in these pictures. This time, we took the party out doors into our client’s beautiful white garden. Read the rest of this entry →

Designing a Table Setting & Beyond (Part I)

July 3, 2015 in Michael's Blog

dining table design

When designing a table setting, I like to take a look beyond the table. In this beautiful white space the chandelier intrigued me with its twig motif. I wanted to bring all the elements together to create a unified look that would flatter the whole room. Read the rest of this entry →

San Francisco, here we come!

April 8, 2015 in Michael's Blog

Bouquets to Art

I am honored to be part of “Bouquets to Art”, a big fund raiser that benefits The de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. The museum is home to one of the country’s largest collections of American Art. I am very excited to meet all of the other florists from around the world. I will be part of a panel including California’s Cort Schwanebeck and Claire Marie Johnson, London’s Paula Pryke and from New York, David Monn. Read the rest of this entry →

Garden of Virginia Symposium in Beautiful Colonial Williamsburg

February 11, 2015 in Michael's Blog

I was honored to be invited by the Garden of Virginia to their symposium held in beautiful Colonial Williamsburg.  I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into…and was I surprised.  These southern ladies sure know how to party! More on that later. I challenged myself to make things that I wouldn’t normally do at the shop, things that those wonderful Garden Club ladies would enjoy watching me create.

Garden Virginia symposium

The Event’s Sponsors, Potomac Floral and Flower Magazine were wonderful to work with. Margaret Shaw is the Editor and Founder of Flower Magazine which I highly recommend your subscribing to. It is a beautiful publication all about flowers. I’d recommend it even if we didn’t think Margaret was an angel! Jim and I truly adore her. Read the rest of this entry →