Vicinity allows for spontaneity, and that is one of the many reasons why we love working with local event planners, venues, and restaurants in Brooklyn.
So was the case the other day when I was biking back from the flower district when my client and friend, Emelie Kihlström, one of the owners at Colonie, sent me a text message to ask for a last minute addition to the flowers she had ordered for that night. She was wondering if we could include some ingredients her chef had in the kitchen in the arrangements. Sure, I said, I'll be there in one minute! And I meant one minute literally.
Shortly after, the arrangements had the wonderful addition of some very pretty mustard flowers (they really added a special touch!) and were sent off to the event: Taste of the Nation - No Kid Hungry, a charity event that aims to end childhood hunger in America.
Mustard flowers, tree peonies, honeysuckle, ranunculus, roses and tulips in recycled tin for the special event.
And if you haven't been to Colonie yet, you must go! Their food is simply amazing, the interior is beautiful, and they support the New York community by using as many local purveyors and vendors as possible.
In addition, they have a super cool vertical garden, check it out below! Would be nice to have one of our own in the studio someday, we are working on it… more about that another time…
Colonie's vertical garden (made out of 100% recycled material).
Vintage milk bottles with mustard flowers, honeysuckle, ranunculus, and tulips.