Dinner Parties and Dinner Guests

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As summer really gets going here in D.C., so do people’s social calendars. Between weddings, picnics, outdoor concerts, weekend getaways, lazy weekend nights, and more, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Especially if you will be hosting any of these events. Beyond picking up the house and cleaning things up a bit, it’s hard to make your space feel new and … Read More

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Floral Frogs? Say What?

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Do you ever see an arrangement and think, “How the heck did they get those flowers to stay like that?” More often than not, there are floral mechanics in the background working their magic. Maybe it’s Oasis (floral foam) keeping everything together, maybe it’s a floral tape grid holding stems up, or maybe it’s a floral frog helping blooms defy gravity. … Read More

Hannah BryanFloral Frogs? Say What?

This Secret’s Worth A Million Bucks– But It Only Costs $12!

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Did I catch your attention with the National Enquirer-esque headline? If I did, you are going to love this simple flower secret this week! It’s so close to being full-on Spring, that I thought “maybe this little tip will help everyone get over this last little bit of chill.” Plus, it means you get to have beautiful blooming things near you. … Read More

jbryanThis Secret’s Worth A Million Bucks– But It Only Costs $12!

Flowers in St. Bart’s

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Hello YDF readers! To start, an apology: we tried to post last week, truly, we did! But the French inter web, and our American devices have some ‘splaining to do. They did not understand each other. Which is not at all dissimilar from the conversations I had with the lovely lady at the boulangerie as she tried to decipher my hacked … Read More

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Spring has sprung: 2014 edition

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In line with the old adage about Spring, it has most definitely sprung in Northern Virginia and D.C.! Like most of the country, it was a brutal winter here with never-ending snow days, bitterly cold wind and dark falling around 5pm. For a flower loving girl, it was hard to survive this winter season without my usual eyeful of fresh blooms … Read More

Hannah BryanSpring has sprung: 2014 edition