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Ocean View, Rays of Sunshine, Mojito  Bring on the Beach The waves are whispering their sultry siren call. For that natural look at the beach, shell accents play host to an array of textures. Delicate blue hydrangea are mixed with soft succulents and dotted with eryngium’s prickly globes. Tropical greens add to the depth created by the asymmetrical design while maintaining a low visual profile. The salty air and soft breezes are beckoning! Fields of Summer One of Pantone’s 2021 colors is Illuminating, a lovely yellow tone trying to drag us out of our doldrums and into a sunnier, more aspirational future. Rustic...

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There’s a lot to love about getting married on the edge of the Capital’s most vibrant seasons: from bold color palettes and picturesque photo ops to refreshing seasonal cocktails. Whether your wedding was postponed from last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or you’ve had September 2021 as your date for as long as you can remember, you may be wondering what flowers will be in season when you tie the knot between August to October. Before you start, we recommend honing in on your perfect color palette, which can be tricky for some couples tying the knot in a...

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We all love our Mothers as our Mothers love us. We all believe our mothers are THE BEST Moms. You ask, well how can that be? Let me tell you not through our eyes, but that of two poets and one poetess. Ladies first, of course.  “My Mother” by Ann Taylor Who sat and watched my infant head. When sleeping on my cradle bed. And tears of sweet affection shed… My Mother “Tribute to Mother” by John Greenleaf Whittier. A picture memory brings to me. I look across the years and see. Myself beside my Mother’s knee… “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe. Because I feel that in the...

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We all like to welcome the Spring season. The local marker is of course the blooming of our iconic Cherry  Blossom trees. Washingtonians are often heard making reference to certain events or even the weather as “only in Washington” but the arrival of the Cherry Blossom season is truly an only in Washington event. Yes, there are any number of common pronouncements that Spring has arrived such as Spring is in the air, or Spring has sprung, but my favorite is “No matter how long the winter Spring is sure to follow” It is like a Right of Passage, no? Winter...

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After a long winter, we are welcoming the sounds of backyard birds in trees bursting with early spring buds. Cheery daffodils and fragrant hyacinth are among the first flowers to spring up in the DC region starting in March, before seventy degree days and milder nights usher in an explosion of vibrant growth. Soon, the fragile seedlings we tend will become large, fruit and flower bearing plants. Like these flowers, we too will emerge from our dormancy to enjoy the warmth of the sun. I know I can’t be alone when I say I’d work among the flowers all day...

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