Flower Class

Last week, I had the opportunity to take a private class with a florist, Denise from Flower Girl, and it was THE HIGHLIGHT of my month. Not only did we walk around the flower district where I learned which shop was best for plants vs flowers, where to get vases, the best orchids, and more, but I also made a floral arrangement. It was a very different experience — and I cannot wait to do it again.


We first met at a shop and discussed all the different flowers we needed for the arrangement. I asked Denise, the founder and owner of Flower Girl, what sparked her interested, and from there, we picked the rest out. It was very different from what I would have picked (which is why I went with her) and it was so fun to see it all come together.

We then walked to her store, which is located in Chelsea and 23rd Street. It is a very cute and small location (she also is opening up her second location in Rock Center this week!). After some tea and a croissant (which I devoured), we had the lesson.

Step 1.

The base of the arrangement was greens, and texture. She said to envision that the actual bouquet is 2/3 and the vase 1/3, which helped me figure out the height and width of the flowers.

Then we put in the “heavy hitters’ — did not like my arrangement at this point.

Added more


The end result. I loved it. So very much.


I loved it so much that I want to host a little gathering of friends to make bouquets and learn about flower arranging in January! It is a great activity — educational, fun, and a beautiful end result.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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