inspired by: skulls

I love Halloween! The fun costumes, the treats & sweets, and of course all the spooky decorations. Today’s inspiration board is definitely Halloween inspired, but I love this skull art, decor and accessories all year long.

This really cool interior pictured above was featured in Lonnymag, and shows a skull painting by Peter Dayton. Love it.

Happy Halloween!


delivered this week: halloween terrarium

One of my weekly floral deliveries is to a Doctor’s Office in Markham (who honestly have the sweetest nurses, Drs and staff – I just love delivering to them! Markham FHT you rock!)

Since the office is always full of kids I thought it would be fun to create a Halloween terrarium this week.

This one is built on a little mountain of sheet moss, with small gourds (some spray painted black), succulents, white veronica, ornithogalum (also called Star of Bethlehem) and the heads of black eyed susans. And of course, little spiders to complete the look. Creepy!

Happy Fright Night!


sweet W loves: red & pink

I love when a trend transcends across both fashion and interior design. And red & pink is a trend that I still cannot get enough of! (There was a Christmas a few years back where everyone I knew got red & pink wrapped gifts…) But I'm not the only one who can't get enough of this colour combo, so many fashion and interior designers love it too (Kate Spade, Giambattista Valli, Matthew Williamson, and Kelly Wearstler just to name a few).

The perfect way to take this bold palette into your home without convincing your better half to paint the bedroom walls pink – a red and pink floral arrangement. For mine, I used deep red roses and carnations in a variety of pink colours – my floral equivalent to Emma Stone in that Giambattista Valli dress! Swoon.

interiors: room | mirror | wallpaper | chandelier

accessories: lipstick | nail polish | shoes | clutch | necklace | scarf   

flowers: sweet woodruff


inspired by: parisian wedding

A couple years ago I went to visit my childhood friend who had moved to Paris. We had the best time, just wandering around and shopping in Le Marais, chatting for hours outside at the cafes, eating pastries, drinking wine with her Parisian friends. It was an amazing trip. This week she is getting married! In Paris! And I could not be more excited for her. 

Thinking of her this week (and daydreaming of being back in Paris, wishing I could be there for her wedding) this wedding inspiration board is in honour of her.

All the dresses pictured are Delphine Manivet, and the bouquet is by my floral idol Ariella Chezar

Delphine Manivet dresses available in Toronto at MRS. BridalBoutique

Congrats Bren & Axel! 
All my love to the two of you xo



store watch: MRS. Bridal Boutique

photography by James Arthurs

A few weeks ago I did the flowers for the most beautiful Grand Opening of MRS.Bridal Boutique

Kelly & Michelle, the two fun and fashionable ladies of MRS. Bridal Boutique, put on a great party complete with champagne and cupcakes!… and they were delicious cupcakes courtesy of the lovely Lauren, owner of Koko’s Cakes

The store itself is gorgeous! The space is elegant and trendy, yet comfortable and inviting (believe me after you see these dressing rooms – you’ll wish your living room was that nice!) 

And the dresses!! Sigh, the dresses. Like the store itself, the dresses are modern, fashionable and oh so beautiful!

Ladies, if you’re looking for a wedding dress – make this new store your first stop!
Happy Shopping!

MRS. Bridal Boutique
164 Davenport Road
Toronto, ON


thanksgiving tablescape

This year I thought I would put together a Thanksgiving table for my mom (since I'll be up north with SG) Because I am on an incredibly tight budget these days - I wanted to use things that I already had around the house. I love the white and gold, I think it looks contemporary but still manages to have that traditional Thanksgiving feel.

Hope everyone has a great Holiday! Yay long weekend!
lise xo


gift guide: thanksgiving host gift

This weekend, my boyfriend SG and I are heading up north to have thanksgiving with his family. I love spending time with them and relaxing at their charming century farm house. As a florist, I always love to bring flowers as a host gift, however SG's mother also happens to work in a flower shop... so flowers somehow feel a bit redundant.

Given their country chic decor, and the cooler weather now upon us here are some ideas of what I'm thinking I'll bring as a little "thanks for having me for thanksgiving"!

Get the gifts:
       3. Amaryllis bulb in Glass Bell Jar