May 20th, 2013 § § permalink
It’s been a fun few months here at the new boutique, and as we settle into the new location, I have gotten back into blogging. I’d like to just share a few pics from the new location of Gorgeous and Green at 2946 College Ave in Berkeley’s Elmwood. In case you haven’t been there yet, we are smack dab in between Ici Ice Cream and Summer Kitchen, so come by for some unique local gifts/plant/flower bouquets and grab a snack at our neighbor’s.
Here’s our locally hand-painted sign:
And the shop from the front:
And the boutique inside, notice the reclaimed chandeliers and the G’s filled with airplants:
We hope to see you soon!
Pilar and the G&G team
February 8th, 2013 § § permalink
Heather hearts $25 or $30 each
It’s the loving time of year, whether you have a valentine or not, you can always find something fun at Gorgeous and Green that makes you or someone else feel loved!
We will be showcasing a locally made and organic french macaron by local artisans Le Dix Sept. They will be $15 for a box of 6. If you are interested, please call and reserve a box today: 510 665 7974.
Chocolate and Espelette (french chili) Tcho Milk Chocolate
Ginger Apple + Ginger Compote
Coconut and Coconut Cream Dark Tcho Chocolate
They are also selling a Tcho Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pecan Tart in a 6″ size for $30. But orders have to be in by end of day today.
Look at all the lovey and friendly cards we have in stock, all printed on recycled paper:
Some fun bangles and bracelets made from recycled wood:
We have a large selection of the lovely Local Tangleweeds jewelry that is so popular among the ladies:
Locally made jewelry by Tangleweeds, using recycled leather and materials when available.
And Smiling Cat, reworked vintage pieces made locally:
La Chat Souriant vintage pieces reworked in bracelets (shown here) earrings and necklaces
And don’t forget a locally grown flower bouquet!
A mixed bouquet of locally grown roses and other blooms is available online starting at $40.95 plus delivery (by bicycle to most places in Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville).
In Green love, G&G
January 28th, 2013 § § permalink
Last fall Gorgeous and Green was approached my a lovely woman Anna, from the 50th UC Berkeley reunion class.
She wanted to bring some Cal colors and overall life and beauty into the Faculty Club, so I rented some beautiful vintage styled wrought iron pedestal vases and created overgrown blue and gold and white arrangements with trailing vines and curly willow. She really wanted it to bring color and nature down onto the tables.
Recycled Biodiesel is used in this Gorgeous and Green delivery vehicle!
The Chancellor was going to speak at their event, so we created a lovely taller arrangement for the background.
I’m a Cal Alum, so of course, Go Bears!
January 25th, 2013 § § permalink
This past fall we had quite a few lovely weddings, and that means many boutonnieres!
Here are a few pics of my favorite boutonnieres:
from a fun fall wedding in Sausalito
french garden bouts for a shoot with A&B Creative
20 Boutonnieres and every boutonniere was different!
mossy boutonnieres for a local wedding
spanish moss boutonnieres for a wedding in Moss Beach!
Boutonnieres are fun, and can be a creative way to add color and texture.
In Locally Grown and Green,
PS: If you are in the market for Wedding floral decor this year and still haven’t booked, please contact us ASAP! We are doing a limited number of weddings this year, so don’t delay. We are having a booking special for remaining dates in 2013. No delivery fee on local wedding decor budgets over $3,000. (within a 75 mile radius)
January 22nd, 2013 § § permalink
This one is my favorite for a few reasons. First, it’s all local. Including local roses, which is really important to me, in case you haven’t seen the stories about mass rose growers in Ecuador and Latin America and the lack of restrictions in other countries in regard to environmental and social costs. I proudly support local rose growers.
Second, it’s all about the colors we use. I love the warmth of the orange, red and yellow variations. It reminds me of a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Like so many of the beautiful sunsets we witness here in the bay area, with the San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge skyline. Or the beautiful sunrises I get to witness while I’m traveling over the Bay Bridge to get flowers in SF.
It’s called the Bay Sunrise arrangement and it’s available in the Gorgeous and Green online store for local delivery via bike courier.
It’s such a big hit for local deliveries, that we have started to offer in larger sizes. Here it is in it’s grandest size:
Just thought I’d share some pretty pics. And share again how important it is to go with local with your purchases when you have a chance!
In Green and Local Support,
October 30th, 2012 § § permalink
Yesterday Gorgeous and Green created a tablescape for a rustic English Garden styled wedding, and where did I choose to set it? At the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden of course! I love the location because it’s so close to home, I’m super familiar because I’ve done a load of weddings and events here, and it’s beautiful. For local couples and anyone looking to throw a party, it’s a great and fairly inexpensive place to have your event. I chose to set the table in the Redwood Grove, and the setting was almost magical.
Take a look at some photos from the photographer Brittany Waddell:
October 19th, 2012 § § permalink
Today at Gorgeous and Green I made a beautiful blush bouquet for an out of town bride, featuring all locally grown flowers: garden roses, spray roses, stock, dahlias and seeded eucalyptus. Hints of champagne, off white, and blushes of pink and peach.
October 18th, 2012 § § permalink
If you’re here in the Bay, don’t forget to swing by the boutique for Gorgeous and Green‘s 3rd Annual Airplant Sale.
We will be giving away free airplants to the first 50 people in the door!
See you Saturday,