Monthly Archives: February 2010

Alison’s favorite things (vol. 7)

Flashbags are one of my weaknesses and since they are having a 20% Off SALE until Sunday, 2/28 and re-introducing one of my favorite artists it’s as good a time as any to give them a shout out as one of my favorite things.  If you’re not familiar with Flashbags they basically take recycled newspaper and transform it into fun art

Read More

Snowflakes: “Miracles of beauty”

If there is one thing on my mind today it has got to be SNOW!  After shoveling about 12” of it yesterday it’s hard to get off my mind (or my back!).  Knowing that no two snowflakes are alike and then looking at the massive accumulation of those flakes it is pretty darn impressive.  Then,

Read More

Tags:

Tips for the Mother of the Bride

Mothers of the bride (or MOB’s as we wedding folks say) are an important part of the wedding day.  Whether you are a close mother-daughter team or tend to have, let’s say, a failure to communicate, it’s important to know your place.  Typically, MOB’s get a reputation for being too involved, too opinionated or too

Read More

Smelling the roses

Fragrance is a pretty personal thing.  Your wedding should be an affair to remember with floral decor that is a feast for the eyes, but you want to be wary of coming on too strong with scents.  Especially when it comes to centerpieces.  It may be tempting to fill the room with classic blooms of gardenias or lily

Read More

A date at The Kitchen Table Bistro

I don’t do a lot of holiday orders, but I always try to fill special orders for my clients so when one of my favorite customers needed a little something special for Valentine’s Weekend it was fun to go a non-red-rose-route.  Here are a few shots from The Kitchen Table Bistro. Small vases of yellow & white tulips,waxflower & curly willow sat in first

Read More

Alison’s favorite things (vol. 6)

Magnolia.  It’s a beautiful flower and a wonderful restaurant in Burlington.  As a “green” restaurant, Magnolia Bistro boasts locally grown produce in their vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian and meaty dishes alike which are a nice option for breakfast or lunch.  The lemon ricotta pancakes are delicious as are the garbanzo burgers, salads, and the curry tuna melt.  Check out

Read More

Community Supported Agriculture. Let’s do it again!

We were so psyched about our first CSA share this winter that we decided to do it again so we signed up for a Spring share with Pete’s Greens.  Our first pick-up was yesterday and the good eats just keep on coming.  This week we received creme fraiche from Vermont butter and cheese, Cyrus Pringle bread from

Read More

It’s easy being green.

“…But green’s the color of spring And green can be cool and friendly-like And green can be big like a mountain Or important like a river Or tall like a tree… I am green, and it’ll do fine It’s beautiful, and I think it’s what I want to be.” -Kermit the Frog, It’s Not Easy

Read More

Eco-chic Vermont Weddings

The spectrum of green weddings ranges from fashion-forward eco-couture events with an intentionally small guest list and seasonal localvore ingredients to casual, tented affairs with DIY details and a vegan meal option, but you’ll find many shades of green in between. No matter what shade of green suits you every couple could use a few good eco-friendly wedding tips.  When planning your Vermont wedding I think

Read More

Green, nature-inspired wedding flowers

Whether you are planning an environmentally friendly green wedding or are moved by nature-inspired designs there are many shades of green you can consider for your wedding. I tend to be drawn toward designs that feel natural and, even though my spellcheck doesn’t recognize it as a word, Vermonty. Consider doing at least one eco-friendly element for your wedding–if not

Read More