Spring is around the corner…(and so is my 40th birthday) and a major sweeping change is underway here. I’ve recently been hired to take over the helm of the events department of a big luxury brand in Paris. I’m super proud and excited, but of course it means saying goodbye to my design company.
There were many ups and downs in my adventure as an entrepreneur designer, and though I’m eager to turn the page and start off on a new chapter of my career, saying goodbye is always bittersweet.
I invite you to continue to follow me on my new Tumblr and of course Twitter !!
I’ve had the great opportunity to visit wholesale flower markets in big cities around the world from New York to LA to Tokyo to Paris and beyond. I’ve found the beauty and energy of these fragrant, dazzling, and often extremely hectic fresh markets so intriguing I seek them out even when I’m not working. Aside from being washed in large quantities of gorgeous local flowers, there is an extremely charming personal exchange and I’ve found that flower wholesalers worldwide are exceedingly happy and friendly people.
I’ve just returned from Bangkok and visited the very large Pak Klong Talad flower market a few times. This market is exceptional in that it remains open 24 hours a day the energy mounts in the middle of the night, in steamy heat and flickering light as shipments arrive. In Thailand, a large majority of flowers are destined for religious offerings and the artists working by day create the most intricate garlands and what I can only call sculptures of folded leaves and flowers destined for temples and altars around the country. Mountains of jasmine, orchids, marigolds, and roses create an intoxicating perfume that mixes with the steam rising from the ubiquitous food carts dotting the street corners.
Enjoy the color !