Flower News

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I’d love to share a bit of news with you today!

I have an in-person flower class here in Lisbon that I’ll be teaching as part of an event with Sanda Pagaimo, you can see more details, and sign up over here. In the class, we’ll be making a hand-tied bouquet with some foraged materials as well as locally grown flower stems. It should be fun! Be sure to check out the details of Sanda’s event as there’s a dinner, a pop-up shop, and a Lithuanian egg painting class which I’ve taken before and is truly wonderful!

There are two new sessions of my online flower classes beginning February 20th. More details here:

Flower Arranging 101

Feel free to email me, should you have any questions! Have a lovely day.

Lisbon Gardens: Scenes from Ajuda

If gardens juxtaposed with a city skyline are your thing, don’t miss Ajuda when you come to Lisbon! A walled garden with extensive acreage, an agriculture and engineering school, a grand glass house, and garden-strewn residences of the workers and students, Ajuda is a must-see for any horticulture-lover. Enjoy a visual tour here and I am sure I’ll be sharing more from this special place, very soon! Note: these were taken in January so cabbages, aloe, and “early spring” blossoms abound.

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Happy Christmas!

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Thank you for reading Frolic! this year! I started this blog ten years ago this month and feel so grateful for the people I’ve met through it and the creative platform it’s provided. Wishing you all a beautiful holiday!! I’ll be celebrating here in Lisbon with my brother who flew over from Moscow this week. Family reunions are sweeter when they are few and far between and I am feeling very grateful this year.

P.S. Here are a few of our favorite holiday posts, maybe you’ll find something helpful if you are last-minute like me!

Happy Christmas!!

Hosting a Christmas Tea

5 Brilliant Ways to Wrap Christmas Gifts (Using things you probably have around the house!)

Making A Large Holiday Arrangement

How-To: A Wild Wreath

3 Wreath Recipes

Purple Flowers Centerpiece

Pandoro French Toast with Blood Orange Butter

Colorful Christmas Decorations

Paperwhite Gift Bags

How to Make a Classic Bay Wreath

Mini Wreath Gift Tags

Orange and Olive Wreath + Citrus Arrangement

A Simple Foraged Wreath + How to Make Your Own Wreath Base (In about 10 minutes!)

An Easy Way to Wrap Food Gifts

Pearl Giveaway

When I graduated from university, my grandmother gave me her mother’s champagne pearl necklace. I’ve been a fan of pearls every since that moment when I felt such optimism and hope for the future as most young graduates do. Whenever I bring out those pearls, I am brought back to that innocent moment full of promise, 16 years ago. It’s with this in mind, that I share these sweet, simple, and classic pearls in partnership with The Pearl Source, a family business based out of Los Angeles for 20 years, to share and give away their beautiful products.

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