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    Monday
    Jun162014

    Flower Class Out in the Field

    We just posted our only summer class in the online shop! Click here to sign up!

    This is it - the dream is coming true. An all-day intensive right in the middle of the fields that grow the flowers you'll be working with. Come up to Healdsburg, CA for a Studio Choo Summer Fields Flower Class at Front Porch Farm on Saturday, July 26th! We first fell in love with this gorgeous homestead, tucked in the curve of the Russian River, during a visit this past March. Rows of fruit orchards, flowers and heirloom wheat, piglets, goats and sweeping vistas aside - it just feels good up there.

    And don't even get us started on how lovely the farmers are. A few weeks ago; Mimi, Johnny and the team graciously welcomed us into their barns and fields to help make the biggest Choo wedding to-date happen. We'd go into the rows and cut armfuls of sweet peas, sunflowers and godetia before heading back to the shady cool of the barn to arrange and talk shop. Then we'd amble back to out, make a pit stop to visit the baby goats - you get the idea. It was pretty heavenly.

    Now we want you to be able to do the same! This will be full and awesome day from 10am to 4pm. We'll start with a farm tour and venture into the fields to hand-select some of the flowers for your design. After a lecture and demo in our wild California style, we will enjoy a picnic lunch provided by SHED and students can shop freshly picked produce and farm specialties from a private Front Porch farm-stand.

    After lunch, we'll get to work on our arrangements with an emphasis on flower selection, seasonality, summer color palette and the incorporation of air and movement into the composition. You'll create an arrangement that's breath-taking, unique and local while enjoying the land and communal artistry...then let's all reward ourselves at the end of the day with a dip in the Russian River!

    Wednesday
    May282014

    Big weekend

    Hi! So sorry for any inconvenience, but we will be closed through Monday 6/2. The next possible delivery date will be Tuesday 6/3. 

    Thursday
    May012014

    Joie!

    Come on over to the Joie Boutique on Fillmore Street to do some shopping and get your very own Studio Choo arrangement!

    Monday
    Apr212014

    Mother's Day at Heath

    We are so excited to announce our final pop-up class of the spring...at one of our favorite places! We'll be teaching two sessions at the Heath San Francisco Open Studio Event on Sunday, May 11th. We'll be working with some amazing spring flowers and the ticket price includes The Flower Recipe Book AND a Heath vessel for your arrangement. CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase tickets. It sold out really quickly last time...and you should probably bring your mom, just sayin.

    Friday
    Apr042014

    Fran├žoise Weeks

    On May 18th, Françoise Weeks is coming to our studio to guest-teach her romantic, lush, fantastic style inspired by the Dutch Masters of her native Belgium.

    Now based in Portland, OR, Françoise's two distinctive styles are URBAN WOODLAND - contemporary stylings of mosses, lichens, bark and forest floor gatherings, and FLORAL FORWARD - exquisite botanical haute couture creations of purses, headpieces and shoes. Woodland will be 9a to 12p, Botanical Couture Headpiece will be 1:30p to 4:30p. You can register for either HERE. Class is limited to 15 students...it'll fill up fast.

    We can't wait to host and learn from this amazing artist. See you in May, Françoise!