What’s more fun than perfecting your floral arranging craft, chowing down on some of the tastiest pizza in town and making new friends within your local community? I dunno, you tell me! Looking back on these photos reminded me a) what a fun night this was, b) how zen floral arranging makes me feel, c) how sweaty hot I was on this evening (these pictures are doing me some justice because it was the first 90+ degree day, but nothing a cold glass of rose couldn’t fix), d) how much pizza I ate compared to everyone sitting around me (um?!… despite my size this girl can eat!), and e) how happy I was to play a small part in such a successful evening.
My only New Years resolution this year was to connect more within the community here in Sacramento and this night, kicking off an event series I helped dream up and execute in collaboration with one of my favorite local gems of a restaurant, Masullo, was a great start. I have a true passion for gathering and highlighting talent (hence many of the features I have shared on the blog over the years) and have been inspired by all of the crazy talented and cool people I’ve been meeting here in Sac. In an effort to make new friends and just plan some fun evenings, I helped Masullo kick off their new event series, Makers x Masullo with a floral workshop led by Kim of Bloomers Floral Design. If you’re local stay tuned for more cool happenings to come (on Masullo’s instagram)…
My small role | Helping to create the scene–craft paper, a note card for floral note taking, and a simple sprig of rosemary straight from the garden. A nod to the fact that Masullo uses only the freshest of local ingredients.
My most important role (although I kept getting distracted by convos so I basically failed) | Helping to serve the wines
Floral arranging takeaways | Forage from your garden (or your neighbors) for seasonal blooms and greenery. Loose and organic arrangements are in! Stick to a color palette (I prefer whites, muted neutrals and am also loving lavenders). Start with your greenery as the base and a hero floral (ie: a peony or the largest flower) and work from the center of the arrangement out. Wrap with craft paper and tie with chic ribbon and you’ve made the perfect gift!
Photography | Susan Yee