Written by: Katherine Perry, publishing assistant
Los Angeles-based floral designers, teachers, and sisters Kit and Casey of Flower Duet have earned acclaim for making flower arranging approachable. Their multi-faceted business seeks to take the mystery out of floral design; their inventive products and services encourage people to enjoy not only the beauty of flowers, but the process of working with them.
In the Los Angeles area Flower Duet offers three to four group classes each month with lesson topics ranging from hand-tied bouquets to full centerpieces, succulent arrangements, topiaries, holiday creations, and much more. Kit and Casey also teach private flower parties and regularly lead students and flower enthusiasts on tours of the LA Flower Mart.
An exciting aspect of Flower Duet’s business, however, is that no matter where you live you can have the benefit of Kit and Casey’s valuable tips and thoughtful instruction. The sisters have released an instructional DVD called “How to Create a European Wrap Bouquet.” In the video, Kit and Casey show you how to choose the freshest flowers, how to prepare flowers to optimize their vase life, and how to create a hand-tied European wrap bouquet. You can get your friends in on the fun by ordering a custom “Flower Party In-A-Box.” The package includes the Flower Duet instructional video, three flower recipes for each of the three designs in the video, floral cutters for each guest to use and take home, to-go vases in a color of your choice, tip sheets for each party attendee, and a free email consultation with Flower Duet about what kinds of flowers to buy and where to find them.
We love that Flower Duet makes flower arranging accessible anytime, anywhere, regardless of prior experience. Make flowers a part of your next get-together, birthday party, or bachelorette weekend—learn a new skill and enjoy the beautiful product of your work!
Note: Look for Flower Duet in five segments on floral design on the PBS show “Creative Living” throughout the 2010-2011 season!