Touch: Flower Class

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

This past Saturday I drove to the North Willamette Valley with my Mom, sister and niece for an afternoon of arranging flowers. Our friends own Red Ridge Farms, a beautiful vineyard and olive oil farm that has been lovingly cared for over the last 4o years – they’ve added olive trees, lavender fields, a nursery and even an overnight cottage.  The class took place in their newly added event space and was filled with plants collected from the property:  gourds, curly willow, echinacea, sedum, eucalyptus and rosemary that we made centerpieces out of. It was a beautiful way to spend the afternoon surrounded by family, flowers and a fireplace.

Next weekend they are having the third annual Olio Nuova Festa to celebrate this year’s harvest. Spend the afternoon tasting fresh pressed olive oil, sampling wines and sharing bruschetta with other wine and olive lovers. If you are in the Portland area, I highly recommend it. It’s a really special place.


Saturday, April 17th, 2010

I forgot to show you this a couple weeks ago. Alexis and I took a flower arranging class together at Saipua that was one of the best Sundays that I’ve EVER had. If you have an extra $250 burning a hole in your pocket – pull out your credit card right now, go to the Flower School website and sign up. I promise you won’t regret it. And please have a glass of  Prosecco with Sarah and Nicolette for me after class.

PS: That’s my arrangement. I sure am a maximalist.


Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Photo by Tara Donne via Real Simple

I’m looking forward to Spring this year – and even more so now since I just signed up for a flower arranging class. The class focuses on flowers and succulents and takes place on Palm Sunday – a holy day indeed! It is held at one of my favorite places, Saipua, and taught by two lovely young women, Sarah and Nicolette. I’ll keep you posted as it gets closer. You should definitely check out their site, it’s truly inspiring.


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