Class with Ariella Chezar at FlowerSchool New York

by Jane

Those who know me are well aware of my extreme admiration for Ariella Chezar. Ariella is an internationally known floral designer who lives in New York. Her style is so elegant and lush it is no wonder she is so highly sought after.

This was my second class with Ariella, and it didn't disappoint. We met at a Starbucks and then walked to the flower market on 28th Street where Ariella talked about how she selected flowers and created her color palette. After swooning over those gorgeous flowers, we then walked to two ribbon and trim companies located in the Garment District. I had been to both, but it was a treat to be there with Ariella showing us which ribbons she would use in her design work. The ribbons that blew me away were the vintage ribbons, most of which were made in France, and those that once they are gone, that ribbon is "no more" as Ariella said.

After our tour of the Flower Market and the ribbon and trim shops, we took taxis back to FlowerSchool New York and were treated to a delicious lunch. After lunch, Ariella demonstrated her style of creating a bridal bouquet. We all asked tons of questions, which she welcomed. I don't think I've ever been as inspired as I was after that class. Ariella was fantastic, and all the women participating in the class were all so passionate about this business/art that I left there on a huge high!!!! It was a GREAT day!

Have you ever seen such beautiful tulips?

Delicious ranunculus and tulips!

I am one of the luckiest women in the world! I reinvented myself 6 years ago, and I have never been so passionate about my work! So, never ever think you are ready to stop growing! You just never know what joy is around the corner. I read recently that success is where passion, talent, and the market intersect! I think I found that sweet place!