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Flower Duet in the Los Angeles Times February 2015The Los Ange­les Times — Feb­ru­ary 2015

Flower Duet Heart Aeriums

Heart Aeri­ums as alter­na­tives to a dozen red roses — By Flower Duet

As fea­tured in an arti­cle enti­tled, Shower your Valentine’s Day love with California-grown blos­soms, by Slow Flow­ers founder Debra Prinz­ing in The Los Ange­les Times on Feb­ru­ary 7, 2015, Flower Duet cre­ated a locally sourced Valentine’s Day gift with air plants, AKA tilland­sias, grown in our own South Bay neigh­bor­hood by local world-renown breeder.

This long-lasting plant duo rep­re­sents bud­ding love. Each aerium fea­tures two types of liv­ing air plants, Span­ish Moss and a flow­er­ing Tilland­sia. Each Valentine’s gift fea­tured a heart theme, red twine to hang the mini air gar­den, two liv­ing plants and pas­sion­ate red moss.

Down­load The LA Times arti­cle here

 

Bloomin News Winter 2015The Bloomin’ News — January/Winter 2015

Kit wrote an arti­cle for The Bloomin’ News, our local flo­ral trade mag­a­zine, about design trends for memo­r­ial flow­ers. With fewer tra­di­tional funer­als and more memo­r­ial ser­vices for loved ones, flo­ral designs are becom­ing much more per­son­al­ized. You can sign up for your dig­i­tal sub­scrip­tion on their web­site.

 

 

catch-my-party-logoCatch My Party  — Decem­ber 2014

Floral Crowns

Flo­ral Crowns by Flower Duet. Photo by Genevieve Elaine Photography.

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.

Kara's Party Ideas Blog LogoKara’s Party Ideas — Decem­ber 2014

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!“

SBFBSouth­ern Cal­i­for­nia Bride — Best of 2014

We were so flat­tered to be nom­i­nated for the Best of 2014 from South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Bride.

TLC logoTLC Tele­vi­sion — Some­thing Bor­rowed, Some­thing New — Octo­ber 2014

We cre­ated flow­ers and a cer­e­mony per­gola for the wed­ding of the host for the pop­u­lar wed­ding real­ity show Some­thing Bor­rowed, Some­thing New. You can watch the video or look at pho­tos of the wed­ding of wed­ding dress designer and TV host Kelly Nishi­moto.

catch-my-party-logoCatch My Party — Octo­ber 2014

We are so happy to be fea­tured as part of a won­der­ful event on Catch My Party today with Sweet Pea Par­ties. Check out this event where we designed the flow­ers for a lucky one-year-old’s birth­day at the SLS Hotel at Bev­erly Hills with Kris­tine Ko Cre­ative Stu­dio photos.

ceremony blog logoCer­e­mony Blog — August 2014

Flower Duet is part of a fan­tas­tic group of wed­ding and event ven­dors called Wed­ding & Event Heroes. We co-hosted a wed­ding indus­try event on May 13, 2014 at Ter­ranea Resort. We had a grand time at our #beawed­dinghero cham­pagne brunch and train­ing ses­sions for over 100 wed­ding & event plan­ners and wed­ding ven­dors. Cer­e­mony Blog fea­tured our event in August.

 

california_logoCal­i­for­nia Wed­ding Day — August 2014

Brian Leahy photo - CWD Best of 2014

Best of Bride Awards — 2014 from Cal­i­for­nia Wed­ding Day. Flow­ers by Flower Duet. Photo by Brian Leahy

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.

 

carats and cake logoCarats & Cake — August 2014

Bridal Bouquet by Flower Duet. Photo by Hom Photography.

Bridal Bou­quet by Flower Duet. Photo by Hom Photography.

We cre­ated lovely succulent-themed wed­ding flow­ers for Rachel & Jimmy at the Smog Shoppe fea­tured on Carats and Cake!

Here is what Rachel wrote about Flower Duet after her wed­ding: “Flower Duet was amaz­ing! There were very rea­son­ably priced, super knowl­edge­able, and were very car­ing dur­ing the process. Casey lis­tened to what I wanted, gave me great advice on what flow­ers were avail­able and how to best achieve the look I was going for. I couldn’t have been hap­pier with the end result!“

 

 

 Bloomin News July 2014The Bloomin’ News — July Sum­mer 2014

As the flo­ral design colum­nist for The Bloomin’ News, our local flo­ral trade mag­a­zine, Kit wrote an arti­cle about using more green­ery  in flo­ral designs. Mix­ing and match­ing dif­fer­ent types to cre­ate lux­u­ri­ous tex­tures for dif­fer­ent types of looks. You can sign up for your dig­i­tal sub­scrip­tion on their web­site.

 

 

California Wedding Day LogoCal­i­for­nia Wed­ding Day — June 2014

Christopher Todd Photo

Ter­ranea photo shoot. Flow­ers by Flower Duet. Photo by Christo­pher Todd.

Our styled photo shoot Ter­ranea Resort, Expres­sion­ary events — Wed­ding Plan­ner & Designer, Friar Tux Shop, and Christo­pher Todd Pho­tog­ra­phy was fea­tured on Cal­i­for­nia Wed­ding Day. Check out the lovely arti­cle and pho­tos. We cre­ated all the flow­ers and pro­vided the plants and pots for this per­fect wed­ding look at Ter­ranea in Ran­cho Palos Verdes.

 

 

 

 

Spring 2014 Bloomin NewsThe Bloomin’ News — April/Spring 2014

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.

 

header  The Sweet Home — Feb­ru­ary 2014

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.

Flirty Fleurs LogoFlirty Fleurs — June 2013

It’s great to be rec­og­nized for your work by another flo­ral designer. So we were hon­ored to be inter­viewed by Ali­cia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs. Read her post­ing: Fab­u­lous Florist:: Flower Duet, Los Ange­les, Cal­i­for­nia.

 

MACLEANS  MACLEANS Mag­a­zine, Canada — May 2013

Jour­nal­ist Joanne Latimer  from MacLean’s inter­view Casey for her arti­cle on how baby’s breath is mak­ing a come­back into wed­dings.  Enjoy read­ing Baby’s breath elbows its way into bou­quets.

Easter Peep 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.

 

florists reviewFlorists’ Review mag­a­zine — March 2012

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.

Bloomin News CoverBloomin’ News mag­a­zine — January/February 2012

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 newsletterToi Newslet­ter — Jan­u­ary 2012

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!“

Creative Living TVCre­ative Liv­ing tele­vi­sion — 2011/2012 season

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.

sanmarinoPatch.com — San Marino — June 2011

San Marino Patch.com fea­tured our classes at The Hunt­ing­ton Library, Art Col­lec­tions and Botan­i­cal Gar­dens.

Flower Duet on PBS TV Show - Creative Living 2010/2011 Cre­ative Liv­ing tele­vi­sion — 2010/2011 season

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.

moot_internships_logo_webInternships.com — Octo­ber 2010

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-mag-logoflower Mag­a­zine — August 2010

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.“

Flower Duet on That Morning Show Flower Duet on E! Television’s — That Morn­ing Show — Sep­tem­ber 2009

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

Flower Duet Hand-tied DVDmonkey-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.”

pasadena-weekly-logoPasadena Weekly — Fall 2008

The Pasadena Weekly inter­viewed Casey Schwartz from Flower Duet and learned all about our pas­sion for teach­ing our stu­dents all about flower arrang­ing.

Modern BrideMod­ern Bride — Sum­mer 2008

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.“

Apartment TherapyApart­ment Ther­apy — Sum­mer 2008

Check out the arti­cle about Flower Duet’s classes. Flower Arrang­ing classes in Los Ange­les.

DIY Network TV AppearancesDIY Net­work — Win­ter 2007

The sis­ter team of Flower Duet appears in a num­ber of Week­end Enter­tain­ing episodes.

Daily Breeze NewspaperThe Daily Breeze News­pa­per — Jan­u­ary 2, 2007

Flower Duet was fea­tured as the lead arti­cle in the TODAY sec­tion of The Daily Breeze, a South Bay com­mu­nity news­pa­per.

Angeleno MagAnge­leno Mag­a­zine — Octo­ber 2006

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 CandyDaily Candy — Spring 2006

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”