It's spring and everything is in bloom, which inspires me to share some floral inspiration. Gorgeous Concepts is a New York City based floral design company run by two women who are passionate about what they do--one of them is a family friend. Susan, who is one half of the team behind Gorgeous Concepts, had a very successful career in advertising (which is how she knew my father and became a long-time family friend) before she started Gorgeous Concepts.
When she set out to start her new career, Susan started as an unpaid intern working with some of the finest florists in the city. I was amazed that she was wiling and eager to do this to learn her new craft. Above is a casual bouquet that Susan created as a simple springtime gift--I love that it sits in a formal, silver julep cup and uses traditional pink roses, yet still remains a little bit wild.
I'm inspired by spring blooms, but I'm also inspired by Susan. I hope when I am at an age that I could possibly retire I am brave enough (and creative enough!) to embark on a new career myself.