If I Had My Way

I would be a “Restaurant Florist.”

And I plan on someday making that a reality. But for now the reality is that I am young and still have much to learn. And I like it that way. I’m enjoying the post-college limbo and my only goal right now is to soak up as much knowledge as possible from the “experts” of the industry.

This article recently appeared in the Sunday Chronicle and I thought I’d share it here. It offers a good peak into what these people do, AND there are pretty pictures.

I’ve met Natalie Bowen before and she is lovely and extremely talented. I would jump at the opportunity to work with her. But my favorite thing about this article was seeing Rebekah Northway’s website. Her company is called The Petaler, (such an awesome name) and she has a wicked cool website.

If right now you’re thinking: “Wow Madeline, what a copout, all you did was give us a link to an article someone else wrote.” You would be correct. To ease the pain, however, I have included a favorite SNL Digital Short that has nothing to do with anything. So quit your whining.


Naked Ladies

I was walking down a street recently that was lined with naked ladies when I had a very vivd memory from my childhood.

I’m talking about the flower. Get you’re mind out of the gutter. Although, I could understand your confusion seeing as how San Francisco has no law restricting public nudity. Classic San Francisco.

Like most children, I was curious about everything, flowers included. This specific memory was of when I learned the name for the pink flower that lines Junipero Serra Drive at certain times of the year. “Naked Lady” is the common term for the pink flower which loses its leaves and causing the flower to stand alone in its birthday suit. Of course at the time I was convinced my mom was lying to me about the name. But alas, Wikipedia concurs with my mother. Unless she wrote that wiki page…

Anyways, here is a photograph for your viewing pleasure. Google the flower yourself if you feel I’ve given inadequate information on the “Amaryllis Belladonna.”

Naked Ladies

Day-um! Look at those naked ladies!