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Upcoming Holiday Bazaar with Lila B. Design

November 14, 2011
Posted by in Events

Looking for a way to bring your holidays to life? How about a Bazaar featuring the best in city-grown botanicals and more?

Join Lila B. Design at
Stable Cafe, 2128 Folsom St, San Francisco, Ca
December 11th from 10am to 4pm

Warm your hands around a drink, savor some fresh pie by Three Babes Bakeshop, be dazzled by Carrie Kjellesvik‘s modern handcrafted jewels, and last (but not least) say hello to us and check out our newest living arrangements. If you’re visiting at Noon, we’ll provide you with some of our methods on how to make your very own holiday gift. And at 1pm you’ll tap your toes to some old time ‘feel-good’ music until we close up shop at four.

photos by sophie de lignerolles and tinywater photography

Blossoms, Wine, and Laughter: All in an Evening of Floral Arranging Fun

April 20, 2011
Posted by in Classes

Last night was a wonderful night at Stable Cafe ~ Lila B’s lead designers Anna Hoffmann and Elizabeth Artis provided fun and informative instruction on floral design.  They took over the baristas counter with tools and offered great inspiration from their years of floral arrangement wizardry.

Buckets of lovely local blooms filled the cafe ~ as did delicious nibbles + drinks. Everyone took home two beautiful arrangements that they made and an extra handful of lovely flowers with a third vase so they could show off their new talents at home ~

It is Springtime and flower arrangement is for everyone!

 

Fun with Boutonnieres

November 18, 2010
Posted by in Events

Known by the most fashionable British men in the 18th Century as the “button hole flowers” and later coined by the French as the boutonniere, these tiny sculptural pieces were traditionally worn to ward off bad luck and evil spirits.

Sophie is our studio master in creating what we now recognize as the special-occasion-statement of masculine flair and sophistication. Here is what she has to say about the matter, from lot garden to suit lapel!

What are some of your favorite lot garden plants you use for boutonnieres?

I gather everything from our lot garden. The flowers from parsley have small florets that are quite beautiful. I like anthriscus for their delicate, fernlike quality, and the tiniest little strawberries. Achemillis mollis is one of my favorites because you can use both the broad leaf in the background and the tiny star-shaped blossoms in the center.

I like to pay attention to the various stages of flower development. Before a flower blooms, it’s bloom, and even the post bloom all can add a unique statement to the boutonniere.

Creating boutonnieres is like sculpting the smallest…

Making beautiful statements with living things