As you can see the trip to NYC was amazing, but our experience at The Flower School of NY  was beyond anything I could have imagined. As you know I spend most of time designing in my home based studio. Each time I create it’s to please a client and I am always the leader in the studio, which means I am answering hundreds of questions whenever I am designing. Being in the beautiful flower shop, designing for the sheer pleasure of designing, and asking questions was an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Although the Flower School offers many different celebrity designers as teachers this particular class was instructed by Ariella Chezar.  This was the first class I have ever taken in my life. It was wonderful to be there in the moment, learning something new. Ariella was a complete delight, her calming attitude and nature was a pleasure to behold. I would certainly love to have someone as calm as Ariella in our studio on a crazy Friday afternoon. If you follow Martha Stewart Weddings you know that Ariella’s creations often grace the pages of that iconic magazine. In fact Ariella is one of the most published floral designers that I follow.

I took two classes on that Weds. The morning class was all about the hand tied bouquet.

As you can see Ariella is full of life and light and she is as pretty as her posies.  She has a super awesome energy, our family would call it good jou jou.

Janice Wong, Precious Pear


Hey that’s me, Holly Chapple

Here is my awesome Ariella inspired bouquet. I loved this bouquet so much that I brought it home with me in my suitcase!!

Wait until you see the images from the compote class!!!! Many thanks to photographer Vicki Grafton, your pictures of this class rock!!!

  • Dani | Studio Fleurette Says: (03.23.2012 | 05:37)

    Beautiful! Ariella must be so amazing! I am reading all the posts about the NYC trip – so inspirational!

  • Jessica Says: (03.23.2012 | 08:39)

    Your bouquet is gorgeous. I would have done the same thing!

    And take a class tough by Ariella is on my must-do list.

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