Everyone needs a little time off

I know that some of you have been wondering where I have been judging by the number of emails waiting in my inbox. (I will get back to every one as soon as possible- hopefully tomorrow.) My husband and I took our first vacation since our honeymoon in 2005. It was a traveling vacation and I can’t believe how much we managed to squeeze into one week! We stopped off at the Steelers training camp in Latrobe and then headed to Philly for a few days to visit friends.

On Friday, we went into New York City and headed over to the flower district on West 28th Street. I was in heaven! We made it too late to see the fresh flowers, but I was able to go into all of my favorite supply showrooms. As I was standing in the middle of Jamali Garden’s showroom, all I could think of was “This is my happy place.” http://www.jamaligarden.com/
After the big Mid Summer Nights Dream wedding, I’ve been loving the moss balls.
In the flower world, you start planning for Christmas in July.
Of course, I’ve always loved ribbon and probably could have spent a few hours here.
I HAVE to find a way to incorporate sponges into designs. Anyone want to have a sponge wedding?
The window displays were incredible. I loved all of the little orchid shops.
We spent the last three days of our trip in Avalon, NJ soaking up the sun on the beach. If we decide to move out of Pittsburgh (which I highly doubt we ever would), I would love to move to Avalon.
Anyways, I apologize for disappearing for a few days, but everyone needs a vacation every once in awhile. I’m well rested and am ready for round two of our crazy wedding season.