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#Flower Monday: Pink Twig
Exciting news! Since there’s no better way to start your week than with some fresh blooms, we’re starting a little thing we’re calling #flowermonday. We’re shaking off the Monday blahs with a weekly celebration of the exciting work some of our favourite Canadian florists are creating – and give you a peek at some seriously gorgeous bloom action. This week’s installment is brought to you by
Pink Twig. (I’ll give you a moment to head over to
@ElleCanada on Instagram and show your appreciation with a little liking-love).
Pink Twig have been creating floral magic in Toronto’s Little Italy since 2006, and are all about unfussy, unpretentious arrangements that let the flowers do the talking (no gilding of lilies here). The bunches this #FlowerMonday were created by the boutique florist’s owner, Amy Saleh (who is actually a television producer by trade, with no formal florist-type training!) The inspiration for the arrangements? "Spring! After a long and painful winter it is nice to make something that will brighten anyone’s day," says Saleh. Her all-time favourite flower is an aubergine ball dahlia, but this time of year, it’s all about the tulips: "I grew up in Ottawa and the Tulip Festival was always a nice sign that summer was around the corner. This is weird but I love the smell of mud, it means the snow is melting, you might have to be from somewhere really cold to appreciate this."
OVER TO YOU
What are your favourite flowers for spring?
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ELLE Canada’s spring trend report 2014