Saturday, April 24, 2010

UNIQUE LA has begun.

Here's a preview of some of the pieces I've got for this weekend. The fair runs from 11am-6pm both Saturday and Sunday at the California Market Center in LA on the Penthouse level. This isn't your average craft fair. There are loads of awesome vendors, from purses made of vintage scarves to children's clothing, and all sorts of jewelry, stationary, soaps... you name it. All of it is polished work, and everyone prides themselves in presentation.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Unique LA Independent Design Show...

is this weekend! There will be loads of designers there, and you don't have to be a retailer or have a wholesale license to buy from us. Stop by booth 155 and say hello! I'll have terrariums starting at $25.00 so there will be something for everyone. These pieces were designed to be a longer-lasting and more affordable alternative to fresh cut flowers, and make great gifts -- or just keep one for your own coffee table. I use only locally grown plants from a very small business in San Diego, and buy all of my containers locally to reduce the effects of long distance shipping, so you can feel good about your purchase! I'm very proud of these pieces, and I know you'll enjoy them as well. The fair is at the California Market Center in LA on the penthouse level; see you this weekend!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bright Wedding Bouquet.

I'm going to wait for the pro's photos of the wedding flowers from this weekend's wedding, but in the meantime, here's a sample of a wedding bouquet I made for an upcoming October bride. It's a beach wedding, and we're trying to encompass the colors of the sunset in her flowers. What do you think?
From Chandra Abel Designs

From Chandra Abel Designs

Friday, April 9, 2010

The beginning stages.

Here's a preview of the materials I'll be using for tomorrow's personal flowers. They've all been cleaned, stripped and clipped, and are now sitting on my dining table taking a drink before I start to work with them. I'll show you the end result after they've been delivered to the bride (she does get to see them first, after all).
From Chandra Abel Designs

From Chandra Abel Designs
From Chandra Abel Designs

From Chandra Abel Designs

From Chandra Abel Designs

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Unique LA - Independent Design & Gift Show

The 2nd Annual UNIQUE LA Spring Show hits April 24-25!
The largest independent design show in the country, attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 300 hand-selected designers and artists. The exciting two-day shopping event makes it easy for you to buy local and support Southern California’s economy, discover great design and deals, join in community, and have a blast! Over 95% of the products at the show are proudly made right here in the USA!

Planted will be there of course, check out the clipping of one of our designs on the Unique LA home page, or just look at the photo below (Planted at the bottom right! heck yeah!):

From Chandra Abel Designs

On top of shopping the wide variety of offerings, the event boasts many exciting extras & amenities, including free workshops, an eco lounge, and two cafes featuring some of LA’s best restaurants and gourmet food trucks. Plan to spend the day with us!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Named 1st place for Wedding Flowers in Orange County!

Thank you so very much to everyone who voted for Chandra Abel Designs as best wedding florist in Orange County! Because of you we WON and were named 1st place on the OC Hot List. It is a small acclimation, but I'm very honored to receive it, and I'm even more excited to prove it was deserved with this years upcoming weddings. I have some brides with amazing taste, and who trust me to make the flowers for their wedding day beautiful; it's going to be a stunning year! The first wedding of the season is this coming Saturday, so stay tuned (or subscribe via RSS!) for some photos.
From Chandra Abel Designs