Bright Blooms

Monday, April 11, 2011

Garden roses, dahlias, peonies, oh my! This gorgeous bouquet just might feature every girls' favorite flower, and the bold colors are irresistible, especially as the weather keeps growing ever warmer!

We had a terrific weekend; there was lots of Indian food on Friday, dominoes and daiquiris made for a perfect Saturday night in and we celebrated my mom's birthday on Sunday, albeit from 3,000 miles of the actual festivities. I also learned that I will never be a devotée of power yoga, and John geared up for arguably the biggest week of the semester-wish him luck! He'll be playing for his first guitar idol, Pepe Romero this Thursday, as well as participating in a master class and several recitals!

Tell me-how was your weekend?


Photo by Picotte Photography, Bouquet by Holly Flora.

40 comments:

  1. I just picked up a couple of peonie stems this weekend. They're my favorite. I think they are prettiest when they begin to droop.

    No love for the power yoga? I've been doing it for over a year now, and it still kills me! But I love it.

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  2. That bouquet is incredible!

    Good luck to your husband. That must be so exciting/nerve wrecking.

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  3. Phew, sounds like a busy week! Glad you had a lovely weekend to balance it out. Good luck to your Hubby, I'm sure he'll do wonderful.

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  4. oh you're so funny - power yoga kicks your butt, huh? I love it when I feel like I need to punish myself:) Your weekend sounded wonderful!!! Ours was filled with relaxation and the Masters.

    Ps - the only thing I don't like about that bouquet is it's not sitting on my coffee table:)

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  5. love the bouquet. so brilliant!

    sounds like you had a great weekend. i've been itching for indian food for the longest. believe it or not, i've only had it once or twice in my life!

    good luck to john! he must be super talented!

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  6. This is so incredibly gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors so much!

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  7. that bouquet is absolutely gorgeous! yay for a fun weekend :)

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  8. Sounds like a good weekend and a busy week ahead!

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  9. stunning bouquet Lena! Best of luck going out to John!

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  10. good luck to john! i'm out of the loop.. how is power yoga diff than regular yoga?

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  11. Power yoga is supposed to be faster, more fitness focused. My body is loving/hating it, but I felt like every time I was really digging into a pose, it was time for high push up low push up upward facing dog downward facing dog. That's right, no commas in between!

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  12. SO beautiful! glad to hear your weekend went well!

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  13. Such pretty colorful flowers :)
    Glad to hear you had a nice weekend and now I am craving Indian food...

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  14. oo love these pretty flowers!! so jealous of your indian food :) !! also told the fiance this weekend that we just havvve to get a set of dominoes! good luck to john!
    xoxo jcd

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  15. i adore this bouquet, is there any other event were it is socially acceptable to carrying around a bouquet? :)

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  16. Gorgeous bouquet! And I am with you on power yoga!

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  17. Yayyyyy, power yoga!
    And yay, pretty flowers.
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  18. gorgeous diverse bouquet! i love it.

    your weekend sounds lovely! J and I took a nap Sunday and it was honestly the best part of the weekend. bliss. PS Go John!

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  19. What a beautiful bouquet! Sounds like a lovely weekend too. Good luck to your man!

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  20. Our weekend was great. Sounds like yours was good, too. Love those bright flowers; they have a happy, optimistic feel. xo style, she wrote

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  21. How wonderful for him!! He'll be superb I'm sure. P.S. Mmmm I can sooo go for a daiquiri right now! ;)

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  22. What a gorgeous bouquet Lena! I am usually not one for punches of colour like that but even this bouquet has captured my heart. So beautiful :) And best of luck to your John!!! You can do it!

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  23. Love the bouquet, I currently have daffodils on our coffee table :) You will be happy to hear that we spent the weekend house-hunting. Wish you were here to help! Good luck to John!

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  24. i love peonies and these colors - beautiful bouquet!

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  25. Whilst I generally go for more subtle colour mixes.... sometimes you just need an injection of vibrancy like this!

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  26. You know I adore that bouquet, and I had to laugh about your trial with power yoga: me either, my friend. Xo.

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  27. oh wow..gorgeous! that's like a power bouquet. sounds like you had a jam-packed, but great weekend, which was much like mine! only margaritas in lieu of daquiris!

    xo.ashley

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  28. ah! this might be my dream bouquet....

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  29. ah! this might be my dream bouquet....

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  30. did someone say peony? love that bouquet! so many vibrant beautiful colors. and sounds like you had a lovely weekend :) Happy birthday to your mama and best of luck to john!

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  31. Ooh, what a great weekend! I had a law school bestie from DC in town visiting, which is why I went all tourist (and why we watched Sex and the City)! Have a great week!

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  32. Happy Birthday Mom! Good Luck John!! Indian food & daiquiries...YUM!! That boquet looks like nthe perfect summation of all 3!!! Spicy & Sweet!!

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  33. I'm ready for dahlias. I'm also ready for the weekend again ;)

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  34. Happy (belated) birthday to your Mum & good luck John!!

    My weekend consisted of seeing "Jimmy Eat World", a 30th birthday party complete with sumo wrestling in big sumo suits & a few auditions. Longing for a quiet night in...

    ~ Clare x

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  35. Oh my goodness, so sweet. I love so many things about these! The chair lift is such a fun idea. Love this.
    velvet cupcakes

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  36. Catching on blogs, so it's fun to retrospectively think about my weekend now that it's actually Thursday -- yours sounds action-packed!

    Mine included: discovering a super-cheap happy hour at a Mediterranean restaurant, accidentally sleeping till noon, avoiding my taxes, indulging in margaritas and fried avocados at Blue Agave, discovering a fun wine bar on the water in Fells Point, and taking a knitting class at Lovely Yarns.

    Ah, that was fun reminiscing -- though it's only been a few days ago, the weekend feels like it was eons away!

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  37. ooo good luck to him! Thats pretty big stuff :) Eck this last weekend I had the flu, so now I am feeling better and eating normal again YAHOO for cookies once more!

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