Stacey Stewart of Sweet Pea Parties submitted Misha’s first birthday party at the Bel Air Bay Club with some more wonderful photos of our floral crowns and balloon-themed florals. Balloon-loving baby Misha got the first birthday party of her mom’s dreams when we pulled together a hot air balloon themed bash. With a wide open lawn and amazing ocean view, the Bel Air Bay Club provided the perfect backdrop for the girly affair.
A mini hot air balloon at the party entrance set the stage for what was to come, and made a fabulous photo booth. In addition to flower crowns and silhouettes, the babies were gifted with personalized piggy banks and bigger kids received gumball machines filled with pretzel M & Ms.
We worked with Stacey Stewart of Sweet Pea Parties to create balloon-themed flowers and fresh floral crowns for a first birthday party at The Bel Air Bay Club. Kara’s Party Ideas featured it. Here is what she wrote: “How cute is this party?! I love the soft color palette used in it; it gives off such a light and free feeling that’s just so perfect for this theme! I also love all of the cute desserts; they’re so sweet! This party is just too cute and has so many ideas that could work perfectly for any little child!”
We were so flattered to be nominated for the Best of 2014 from Southern California Bride.
Attendees were able peruse around the room and enjoy a little taste of Paris, thanks to Catering of Paris, Super Cool Creamery, and Hollywood Candy Girls. The menu featured mouth watering Parisian-style crepes, cotton candy, and two signature cocktails – the Frozen French 75 and La Vie en Rose, both served frozen via liquid nitrogen right before your very eyes!
The food and beverages were served on a gorgeous bar decorated with opulent floral arrangements courtesy of Flower Duet. Carmen teamed up with Jessica Elizabeth photography and included a unique take on the classic photo booth, the “slo-mo booth”, and provided a variety of fun masks and hats to dress up in. The slo-mo booth was a total hit and had party-goers laughing all night.
Kit wrote the floral design feature article for The Bloomin’ News, a publication of the Original Los Angeles Flower Market, for the April/May issue. Since writing this spring colors article Kit was asked to be the regular floral design columnist for the magazine which is published four times a year and available online or at the Los Angeles Flower Market on Wall Street. You can sign up for your digital subscription on their website.
Journalist Meg Muckenhoupt from TheSweetHome.com interview Kit for her article on How to Choose the Best Vase for Valentine’s Day. Kit is quoted throughout the article. Enjoy reading The Right Vase for the Right Valentine’s Day Flowers.
The Washington Post — March 2012
Lifestyle editor Amanda McGrath featured our Gerber daisy bunny Peeps bouquet we made a few years back. The article was talking about what you can do with Easter Peeps®. Check out Flower Duet in The Washington Post.
We were contacted to talk about our Garden Club lectures and floral demonstrations for the March 2012 feature article Cultivating Garden Club Connections. We talked about how we approached this market and have continue to build long-term relationships. Florists’ Review.
Flower Duet was the feature cover story of Bloomin’ News Magazine in January. Bloomin’ News is published by the American Florists’ Exchange / Los Angeles Flower Market. This magazine serves a varied audience of retail florists, designers, event and wedding planners, wholesalers, growers, vendors and LA Flower Market tenants. It helps them to stay in touch with each other and learn about events and news of the floral industry locally and nationally.
TOI (Taste Over Income) newsletter featured Flower Duet’s flower arranging classes. According to our source at Toi, “We carefully comb the city to find the hidden gems that truly live up to the toi mission — live affordably, live tastefully, live richly!“
Flower Duet was asked to return to Creative Living for the 2011/2012 season and taped five television segments for her national show carried by PBS. Again, we chose flowers that were available year round, and techniques that did not need a lot of supplies. The techniques she taught on the show included: Tall Vase Tricks, Tropical Flowers, Long Centerpiece, Bud Vase, and our own technique we like to call “Chop & Drop.” Check out our YouTube Channel to view them.
San Marino Patch.com featured our classes at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.
Flower Duet was contacted by Creative Living Host Sheryl Borden earlier this year to tape five television segments for her national show carried by PBS. We filmed the selected segments on September 30 and they will be played throughout the 2010/2011 season. Our requirements were to create five 5–9 minute segments for the viewer to be able to comprehend and recreate. We chose flowers that were available year round, and techniques that did not need a lot of supplies. The techniques she taught on the show included: Dozen Roses in a Vase, Gather-Drop and Fill, Bundle and Place, a Pavé and How to Combined Succulents and Fresh Flowers.
Internships.com interviewed Flower Duet for their 5-in-5 feature to find out what we looked for in great interns and great employees!
flower Magazine featured Flower Duet and wrote this: “Los Angeles-based floral designers, teachers, and sisters Kit and Casey of Flower Duet have earned acclaim for making flower arranging approachable. Their multi-faceted business seeks to take the mystery out of floral design; their inventive products and services encourage people to enjoy not only the beauty of flowers, but the process of working with them.“
Kit & Casey appeared on E! Network Television’s That Morning Show. Here are some photos of the arrangements we demonstrated how to make on the show!
2009 Blog Reviews of our How-To DVD
monkey-mayhem.net - “Buying flowers from a florist for center pieces, decorations, bridal bouquets, or gifts can be pricey, why can’t you just buy the flowers and arrange them yourself? Because you don’t know how to make them look good? Well problem solved.…Flower Duet has an instructional DVD to help you!”
themorrisbunchblog.com — “Kit and Casey have made this easy to follow DVD that will be cherished and used over and over! Check out this video and see how easy it is! My arrangement is still strong and beautiful!”
www.gograhamgo.com — “Flower Duet is the excellent instructional DVD from sisters Casey and Kit Coleman (You might recognize Casey’s name from Bummas). They are rivaling Martha Stewart in this brand new DIY Flower Arranging Instructional DVD!”
gobsofgiveaways.blogspot.com - “The DVD walks you through an actual wholesale floral shop and tells you exactly how to pick the best cream of the crop. Kit and Casey show you how and when to purchase certain flowers, like making sure that the flower head is mostly closed, this will allow the flowers to last longer in your center piece.”
The Pasadena Weekly interviewed Casey Schwartz from Flower Duet and learned all about our passion for teaching our students all about flower arranging.
Modern Bride tells its readers about a a fun and interactive bridal shower idea — “LA-based Flower Duet will teach your group to craft centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnieres at your home.“
Check out the article about Flower Duet’s classes. Flower Arranging classes in Los Angeles.
The sister team of Flower Duet appears in a number of Weekend Entertaining episodes.
Flower Duet was featured as the lead article in the TODAY section of The Daily Breeze, a South Bay community newspaper.
Angeleno magazine tells its readers that taking lessons from Flower Duet is a great way to save money on flower arrangements and have fun, too!
Daily Candy featured us twice in the spring of 2006.
- April 2006 — Featured in the Spring Wedding Guide for Los Angeles — “Forget me. Not!”
- March 2006 — Featured as a local activity in the daily Los Angeles edition — “Put the Petal to the Metal”