Monday at 9:24 a.m.: client requests 7 arrangements for event in 2 days: festive, seasonal tones to match the collection; research begins: choose flowers, colors, and textures, find vases of the right size and shape
Wednesday, event day, 11:30 a.m.: all product picked out at G. Page Flowers and Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies; pack everything into a cab and head to studio (i.e. my apartment)12:00 p.m.: unpack pink and lavender hydrangea, hot pink peonies, David Austin Darcey roses, Free Spirit roses: orange with just a hint of pink, Hocus Pocus baby red roses just subtly streaked with yellow and long pieces of stock, which smells of vanilla and spices. Oh and carry 7 black vases up the stairs as wel.12:45 p.m.: lunch delivery, quickly eat and multitaskstrip leaves and thorns, soak oasis, add preservative, clip ends2:00 p.m.: all flowers prepared; portion into bunchesand arrange…4:15 p.m.: change and freshen up, pack pink clippers and little watering can, stay fresh after bringing everything downstairs
4:35 p.m.: cab departs for The Mall at Short Hills5:10 p.m.: very little traffic, hooray! unload, unpack, water, fluff, place and polish fingerprints off all vases5:50 p.m.: all set up complete 40 minutes before event beginsBreathe…Repeat.