Saturday Fling | Spring
Updated: May 28, 2019
Spring is the season when love is in the air!
Here in the Vail Valley, we swing from the all-consuming action of ski season to the intensity of summertime activity. And for a brief few months after each of these two extremes, we experience what we call "shoulder season." It's when the locals breathe a little. Head to Moab to get a jumpstart on the summertime tan. Pull out the bikes and hit the trails. A big portion of the Valley's population heads off to international destinations to explore and shed those extra bucks earned during the busy Spring Break season and holiday rush. Spring is when we relax a little.
Here at the flower shop, spring means we're jumping into those projects we had set aside for later, back when the snow was falling. It means we're working on some website and social media outreach projects, we're doing inventory in the shop. and that our wedding sales team is busy at work finalizing wedding floral proposals and ordering awesome new votives and pedestals and trying out burning times for those cute new candles we found. JD is working on building new racks for inside our delivery fleet. Springtime means little baby Jackson will be starting childcare in the next few months. It means Emily is anticipating the arrival of new retail product, and we're seeing new colors and textures in the window displays she's putting together.
Spring is the season for falling in love with everything we love about our lives here in Vail.
In our lives outside work here at the flower shop, spring is when we are making plans for cocktail parties and taco nights by the river. We're pulling out our flip flops, (and then looking at them longingly while it snows outside) and using our grills more. More puppies are running around the sidewalks of town, and we're getting oil changes in preparation for those springtime weekend camping trips to the desert. The fly-fishermen are plodding down to the rivers for this window before runoff really starts up in full swing. Spring is the season for falling in love with everything we love about our lives here in Vail. We have the time to catch up on good reading and get inspired for the busy summer seasons coming up.
Below are some of the links to some of what's got us really excited this offseason. You'll find articles about love and the different shapes it takes, recipes for things we're loving right now, some new products we've got in the shop that we're really jazzed about, and more.
<--- This is yours truly, or Melanie, almost a year ago. I was lucky enough to be a VM bride, and the flowers were more beautiful than I could have imagined. Since getting married, I've read some really great blogs, and this one is a must-read. It's a piece offering awesome perspective and applicable insight for anyone, married or not. It's worth a peek. In fact, all of A Practical Wedding's stuff is great.
<-- We LOVE getting pictures back from events we've supplied florals for. Lauren and Dave's Piney Lake Wedding, photographed by Shane Macomber was as beautiful in the pictures as we remembered in real life!
<-- I LOVE the perfumes lined up here (especially the light "fleur de sel" one and the more musky "coastal driftwood" one!) The gold-topped bottles are sprayable palo santo home fragrance, by SKEEM Design. Palo Santo, a sustainably-cultivated South American tree, and seen in the bottles along the right, is a wood that is believed to ward off bad energy and clear spaces, due to the tree resin's naturally-aromatic properties. Spring is the perfect time to infuse your life with the cleansing ritual of palo Santo.
<--We are thrilled to be in the brainstorming phase for several awesome workshops we're hoping to lead this summer and fall! Stay tuned for updates. In an unrelated note, how adorable are these journals?!? Spring is a great time for working on intentions, and journaling is an approachable avenue to support this goal.
<--- We counted our lucky stars to meet Caroline Bauer, a local wedding photographer. She popped in recently to take some pictures of our shop and she is so sweet! She brought her new baby girl and husband along too, and their whole family is wonderful, not to mention extremely talented. We can't wait to see what's in store for Caroline and the brides of this valley; she seems to capture light in a rare and tantalizing way!