It’s Budburst! Win Tickets to Jazz in the Vines

Hoorah! The countdown to spring is over and our Budburst Fresh Spring Floral Collection has officially launched! To celebrate the arrival of spring and a gooooorgeous new range of blooms, we are giving away TWO x TWO tickets valued at $155 each to the Hunter Valley Jazz in the Vines ‘Al Fresco Jazz Club’. Ooooooh la!

Because let’s face it – flowers, wine and jazz are a pretty awesome combination. See below for entry details…

spring floral collectionJazz in the Vines Hunter Valley  A Good Vintage Flower Arrangement

TO ENTER

Simply purchase flowers from our Spring collection during September, and type in the code word “FFEBUDBURST” into the SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS box when placing your order online (alternatively you can fill in an entry form in-store).

Entries close 30/9/14 and the winners will be notified and announced on Facebook on 1/10/14.

Jazz in the Vines

 THE NEW LOOK JAZZ IN THE VINES 2014

Saturday October 25th from 11am to 6pmjazz in the vines
Tyrrell’s Vineyard Pokolbin

Jazz in the Vines is the longest running festival in the Hunter Valley now in its 22nd year.

On Saturday October 25th, fans of all ages will descend on Pokolbin for one of the biggest days on the Hunter’s social calendar. It’s about Music, Food, Wine and Dance, it’s Australia’s biggest mosh pit with over six hectares of freedom to enjoy a spectacular day in the fresh air and sunshine.

This year’s musical line-up is stunning – it includes James Morrison’s Big Band featuring special guest Leo Sayer, Lisa Hunt, Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, Emma Pask, Galapagos Duck, the Australian Army Big Band and The Rehab Brass Band.

Our giveaway tickets to the Al Fresco Jazz Club offer a marqueed area off to one side of the ground. The Alfresco Jazz Club is your private haven, an area to sit, relax and enjoy all of the sights, sounds and tastes that Jazz in the Vines has to offer. Alfresco Jazz Club tickets consist of entry to Jazz in the Vines, reserved seating in the Jazz Club (tables of max 9, you may be sitting with new people, what a great way to meet new friends), a private fenced area, marquee, tables, chairs, and toilets.

Wine will be available for purchase within the Jazz Club area and you can pre-book a lunch Hamper for two and pick up on the day.  You are also welcome to purchase food and drinks from any of the other restaurants and wineries on-site.

Please note that the Alfresco Jazz Club is not an “A Reserve” section, but merely a more comfortable and convenient way to experience Jazz in the Vines.

If you aren’t lucky enough to win tickets then you can purchase from the official festival site jazzinthevines.com.au . Just bring a picnic and some friends, sit back and relax or party hard, the choice is yours.  The Hunter Valley’s longest running annual party….. it’s your best day out!

To view our new Budburst Fresh Spring Floral Collection and be in with a chance to win, click here.

August Aphrodisiacs

FLOWERS FOR EVERYONE ARE HOTTING UP WINTER, WITH GIFT APHRODISIACS COMBINING EXOTIC ORCHIDS WITH ITALIAN CHOCOLATES. SEND SWEET SATISFACTION & SEXY FLOWERS ANYWHERE IN SYDNEY THIS AUGUST…

New In-Store! Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Direct to our doorstep from Slitti’s Tuscan ‘atelier’, is the Girotto Hot Chocolate on a Stick. Ingenious and delicious, just pop these blocks of dark or milk chocolate into a mug of steaming milk, then stir and melt, or just stir a little bit and lick the rest of the chocolate, mmmmm!

Girotto Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Free Girottos!

This August we’ve included a free Italian Hot Chocolate on a Stick with the purchase of either our exotic ‘Winter Orchid’ bouquet or ‘Orchid Garden’ Cymbidium plant. A deliciously decadent gift for a birthday, romantic gesture or special occasion….

Orchid and Chocolate combo    orchid and chocolate combo

Lasting Pleasure Combo from $99.00

Deliver a divine Cymbidium orchid plant & get cosy by the fire with a free bonus Italian Girotto Hot Chocolate on a Stick. This luscious plant will provide weeks of pleasure long after the chocolate has melted in your milk! *Valid August 2014. Sydney deliveries only.

Cool Orchids, Hot Chocolate Combo from $55.00

A warming winter aphrodisiac mixture of sexy orchids and Italian chocolate. Send our Winter Orchid bouquet & receive a free Girotto ‘Hot Chocolate on a Stick’. *Valid August 2014. Sydney deliveries only.

Introducing the Tortina di Choccolato

Tortina italian chocolate

Decadent disks of premium quality Italian chocolate in milk, dark and white chocolate, flavoured with raisins, almonds, hazelnuts and puffed rice. Very European, very delicious!

Orchids & Tuscan Chocolate Combo from $69.50

Send an exotic bouquet of Cymbidium orchids with a deliciously decadent premium quality Tortina di Cioccolato Fondente direct from Tuscany. *Valid August 2014 for Sydney only deliveries. 80g Tortina (while stocks last).

Plant a Kiss Combo from $113.50

An orchid & Italian chocolate combination to truly spoil and lavish! This Cymbidium orchid plant & superior quality chocolate Tortina is the perfect winter treat. *Valid August 2014 for Sydney only deliveries. 80g Tortina (while stocks last).

Orchid and chocolate combo    Orchid & Chocolates

Andrea Slitti: Maitre Chocolatier

Andrea Slitti is considered one of the best 10 chocolatiers in the world, winning two Gold and one Silver at the International Chocolate Awards in London. Andrea is quite a stickler for using the best ingredients: Cocoa mass, cocoa butter, sugar and natural vanilla (real vanilla, not the cheap chemical one!), and of course milk for the milk chocolate, with absolutely no soy lecithin. All Slitti chocolate is gluten free, and the dark Girotto is also vegan.

We couldn’t imagine a more divine chocolate to combine with Cymbidium orchids this winter. Hurry while stocks last!

Andrea Slitti

 

Spring Wedding Mood Board – 2014 Trends

It’s the time of year for scraping frost off windscreens and cuddling up on the couch under a big doona.

It is also when spring brides are madly organising the final touches to their big day.

Which is why I thought it might be a good time to spark a bit of fiery excitement amongst brides-to-be with a selection of fantastical spring wedding trends and floral inspirations for the upcoming season.

According to popular wedding website The Knot, spring 2014 weddings are all about ‘rose -gold embellishments, toile and ikat patterns, condiments bars and cascade bouquets’, such as these looks pictured below….

toile wedding theme     ikat   toile weddings

The Flowers for Everyone crew have also investigated the spring wedding looks for 2014. Check out their take on the season below. Like what you see? We have even more on our Pinterest Spring Wedding Mood Board.

Big bold flower details on cakes.

According to wedding website www.bridalguide.com, one of their favourite statement-making confectionary trends is the eye-popping floral detail.

“Sugar flowers are old hat, and succulents are de rigueur at indie weddings, but these real and candied creations are taking wedding cakes to new heights!”

“A few sugar flowers are sweet and sophisticated. But a cascade of ombre flowers alongside a creamy fondant ribbon? Jaw-dropping.”

wow factor wedding cake

Watermelon, Peach, Cayenne and Coral. Yum.

Hemlock green and peach Cayenne were two of the top Pantone colour trends for 2014, as featured in one of our past colour trend features. Very spring!

flowers     spring bridal bouquet

 

spring wedding flowers

 Floral Crowns. Big and Boho. A Little Avant-Garde.

As our head bridal designer recently told Bride to Be magazine when interviewed about hot wedding trends in their upcoming edition- it’s all about boho brides and floral crowns this spring. Floral crowns can even be attached to a vintage veil if you want the best of both worlds.

spring brides

floral crowns     floral crown

Fruit on Cakes. ‘Naked Cakes’. Foliage on Cakes.

First their was the Naked Chef. Now there are Naked Cakes. The latest wedding cake trend to hit receptions (see Hillary Duff’s cake in our extravagant bridal flower feature) is the plain tiered cake joined together with butter cream and fruit and decorated in fresh flowers. Alternatively, simple fresh foliage on a traditional bridal cake is equally springtime and divine.

peach wedding cake      naked wedding cake   simple wedding cake

Bringing the Outdoors In.

Kate Middleton made it huge. And it isn’t going anywhere. Blossom branches and foliage en-masse is going to be very ‘du jour’ this spring!

blossom  hot spring wedding trends

Planning your wedding flowers? Contact our exclusive bridal division ‘Brides in Bloom’ for a free quote on your bridal blooms and cake. 

 

Vintage Flowers: Layer Upon Layer

Teaming pretty vases of flowers against vintage floral wallpaper may sound a bit much, but trust us, layering flowers with flowers makes for a gorgeous interior look that is fresh, stylish, easy and in-trend.

Check out these ideas and tips below for a little creative inspiration.

Keep it Simple

Tip #1: Vintage floral wallpaper can be ‘busy’, so choosing just one type of flower that picks out a colour in the paper is a great way to start.

pretty vintage floral wallpaper   pretty ranunculas

Vintage Wallpaper – Vintage Vases

Tip #2: Vintage floral wallpaper generally works best with vintage-era vases. Use an old mason jar if you don’t have the right vase. Or rummage through op shops for jam jars, pastel-coloured parfait glasses, crystal bowls or cocktail tumblers…

daisies  vintage floral wallpaper

Use Classic Cottage Garden Blooms

Tip #3: With feminine vintage floral wallpaper, opt for old fashioned, ‘English country garden flowers’ such as the dainty Cecile Brunner roses pictured below, rather than bold natives and exotic orchids.

pretty vintage wallpaper pink   Cecil Brunner roses

Contrasting Colours

Tip #4: Sometimes vintage floral wallpaper comes in out-there Seventies colours, like this bold blue print featured below. A contrasting colour such as orange, or these simple yellow ‘Billy Balls’ in a matching blue (or white) vase not only stand out against the paper, but maintain an essence of simplicity when there is so much happening in the print design.

craspedia   vintage wallpaper blue

Keep to the Era

Tip #5: If your wallpaper is from the 1920’s, for example, consider opting for a floral arrangement that is also typical of this period.

1920's vintage wallpaper   poppies

So there you have it. Five tips from our in-house floral gurus on how to style vintage flower covered wallpaper with flower arrangements. Because let’s face it – you can never have too many flowers in the house!

For more gorgeous vintage floral wallpapers and flower inspirations check out our Pinterest board.

 

 

How to make Rainbow Roses

How do you make multi-coloured, super fun, tie dyed rainbow roses? Follow our recipe below for this new rose craze taking Flowers for Everyone by storm – Willy Wonka Roses!

Ingredients

A touch of Willy Wonka and a slice of wobbly rainbow cake….

willy wonka      jelly cake

A splash of vintage Bill Blass…

rainbow dress

 A wedge of rainbow cake and chocolate sprinkle strawberries…

rainbow cake     rainbow strawberries

 A unicorn, a rainbow, a rainbow cone ice-cream and a My Little Pony or two…

my little pony       Unicorn and rainbows

rainbow icecream

 And lastly, a throwback to Woodstock…

woodstock

 Mix all together with love and care. Add a bow.

bubble gum roses

Flowers for Everyone’s new Willy Wonka tie-dyed rainbow roses are selling out so fast we can barely keep up! Order these colourful Willy Wonka Roses now online or call us toll free on 1800 66 66 46 to order your crazy rainbow Willy Wonka roses and bring a touch of magic and a splash of colour into someone’s day.

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