Wednesday, October 31, 2012


ok y'all if you are really should head over to OUR NEW BLOG!!!!! not to mention our new website. please rss the new site! see ya there! xo kate

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

radio contact

earth to flowerwild earth to flowerwild....come in??? do you read me???? ............ bop burp.....
yes yes I'm here, i'm just floating in a pile of flowers sky high i've been lost in the rush of the season, vows, i do's, petals, thingimabobs, pillows, more pillows, pashminas, the occasional flower crown, which I call a halo... and interstellar travel from big sur to carmel to cambria to ireland and back to our well worn, worse for the wear studio that was once a barn, and may well get taken over by passion vine that has been let go for 8 months or more. i'm here i'm back i'm trying to normalize and i'm already ready for the next thing what is it?????? good question newness is coming newness is good newness is this turned inside out and now I must quote alice's latest song "Lady bug, lady bug on a leaf laaadyyyy buu--uuug butterfly butterfly flying right next to me i say to her " i love the way your wings fly too super fashionable and blue" and she says "thank you" la la la la la la .... Butterfly butterly in the sky so high le le le le le lie Over the rainbow she flies centipede crawls and the butterfly flies just like me just like me everything's better with all of us together EVERYTHING'S BETTER WITH ALL OF US TOGETHER" and that's the truth. it really IS better.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The adobe

got rained out last week, with our plans to head up north. so now we are going for a quick quick trip hoping to avoid bad weather this kids. we have some favorite spots we like to visit in Sonoma but I am not opposed to recommendations(food, fun, etc). we need recs for a good lunch spot close to portero hill in the city too. Any ideas?

these images need no intro - other than this - JOSE is genius. Just look at the insanity! That gown....the colors...the insanity!!!!

it's just too much. (thanks Claire Pettibone for the gown, and Mar of Team for the BEAUTY)

this was a very off the cuff made literally out of the back of my abused flower van. (bring the eurovan back to the US please, we need an upgrade.) But man, it was fun! Just good times, good friends, gorgeous light, perfect day...the perfect ingredients to just let the creativity just flow.

oh yea!!!! i almost forgot this was on the cover of a great e mag, called MAG rouge. See the full issue here. and also featured on Style Me Pretty, plus on jose's blog here. So you can see more

I say let's do it again soon.


Monday, March 12, 2012

part two

just a few more from this pretty fete...

we are headed up north this week and I am looking forward to seeing sonoma again. Dreaming of my very own little plot of land up there where I can grow pretty much anything I want. Sigh...think this dream will have to wait until I have a little more spare time.

Alice is singing and singing and singing these days. it makes for a happy work atmosphere:) and it makes me love her so much.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Playing in the dirt

I'm gardening lately with Alice. Probably the most fun thing ever, to play in the dirt, plant seeds, watch them grow. We potted all of our succulents yesterday. Well, almost all of them!

I realize that this is time with her that I can never get back, and I worry that she will be too big, or too teenagery one day to want to do these things with me; but I also hope that these little things we do together will always shape her - so I guess I'm okay with her growing up a little. It really does seem to be happening at warp speed.

She pushed the cart at the nursery, loaded up plants, told me to stop buying cactus(bossy), picked out seeds (sunflowers of course! what kid doesn't love them?), insisted she needed a new trowel and hand hoe. Then she went straight to work when we got home.
I love that we can be outside planting at the end of jackets! California is amazing. Now we just need to do a little rain dance and watch the garden GROW.

I did this gorgeous wedding with Beth Helmstetter this summer...and it is a personal favorite. The bride, Tess, was truly lovely inside and out. Plus I love a girl who isn't afraid of a little color! Photos by Amy and Stuart. I could actually write a lot of things about what a great experience this wedding was for me, but I think the images kind of speak for themselves. It was off the charts LOVE. And THAT"S what it's all about. I think it may be 2 posts worth of images. So stay tuned for more.

You can see it featured on Snippet and Ink here.

Now... I'm off to play in the dirt!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

autumn in ny

I'm still kind of amazed I get to do things like this for a living...
I remember when I had my first day of work as a REAL, union camera assistant on a commercial...and I thought to myself "I really did it, I'm here working in the camera dept., legitimately."
I guess that was as far ahead as I had gotten in the thought process, because I really had no idea what was next...or what i wanted to do next.

Now a real decade later I am here in the midst of a flower business, and it is so much more than I could have imagined it would be.

This fall I traveled to New York to design florals for Tiffany's biggest event of the year in tandem with an amazing artist Christopher Young. Thanks to him for this unimaginable opportunity, and a look behind the scenes into one of the most interesting American business still around. I saw things I never expected to, stood in front of a yellow diamond that was as blazing and bright as the sun. Guess I never fancied myself a diamond kind of gal...but maybe we all are, really. The artistry that goes into all of these one-off signature pieces was kind of a miracle thing to witness, and to imagine the process from approved drawing to completion was so fascinating to me.

There were gemologist rooms, lots of very nice but very serious security men, cases of fantastic bejeweled creations, all to be seen by invitation only...Tiffany's top 100 clients from around the globe. WOW!

Sarah of Saipua was a most gracious host and let me hang out and make a big mess in her studio.
Sarah is a whole other wonderful reason to go to NY. It was nice to swap flower stories and shoot the s**t a little. Wish we were neighbors really...then we could really dish.

I'm hoping to have professional shots of these pieces from the event soon...I am in LOVE with the curly and wild branches of forsythia. And asian pear....thank you new york flower market for some rare and unusual finds. One more...the yellow tall!!! I won't even tell you how much they cost...I could have put diamonds IN the arrangements...well practically. BUT it was so worth it.