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friends in love

friends in love

i have been to a lot of weddings, but this is the year i started to really love them. not just because i got married – how intensely narcissistic would that be. i only love weddings when they're about ME. no. this is the year that my own set close friends started to get married, and i get to feel swept up in the beauty of their commitment to each other, and their friend's commitment to making it the best goddamn day of their lives.

i also have the honor of being asked to make flowers for these friends. and i really...


the world goes on without/around you

the world goes on without/around you

hi, just reporting in because writing this blog was something I said I would do more of this year.

I went back and capitalized that "I" as a habit, but resisted updating the "hi," because I'm trying not to be a slave here. I'm a SLAAAAAVE. louis ck (who i recently heard is being a real creep, which really made me sad. but maybe it shouldn't. no heroes, just people. disappointing people).

Deadman's hand mushrooms

deadman's hand mushrooms - poisonous! and gross looking.

news from this week: sasha...


septembers every year

septembers every year

i love september. i write a post like this every year on whatever medium i am currently using to blog, but it's because every year i love it with the same high-colored intensity.

this year i got married in september. my friend maria (who designed this site) described it as "the exclamation point on the end of summer." the best compliment we could have asked for. i don't want to say too much about the wedding here. i'm still thinking about it. processing it. i don't know what a person can even say about a day...


dream shoot with a dream team

dream shoot with a dream team

It's been snowing for a while now, and i love it. Snow means i stay home and work at my kitchen table: answering emails, writing drafts, placing orders. if any of you live in or near Vancouver, you know that staying home is the only option when it snows. they shut down three major streets today. Vancouver got like... 3 inches.

Flower work is slow for me this time of year. It casts my need to differentiate my business into stark relief: how can i bring money in when fewer people are getting married? How can i stay interested, engaged?...


a week alone

a week alone

not REALLY alone, not like on a frozen tundra in a hut or anything. alone at home in squamish, living monastically with z the cat. if monks are into eating an experimental vegan diet and taking a lot of baths with hippie-flavored epsom salts because their boyfriends are away hunting animals in deep BC.

karyna and saager's dessert table.

i like being alone. i think people are always surprised to know that about me, but it's true. i can impromptu dance party my face off, but i need balance...