MY FAVORITE BOSTON PLACES: THE FLOWER MARKET

By Sara

Despite my worries, I have to say the move to Chicago has been fairly seamless.  The kiddos are loving Chicago and the close proximity to family.  We live right by a huge park, the zoo and Lake Michigan.  Ms. P's preschool is 2 blocks away.  G&W has a new office in the South Loop. And the fall weather has been positively fake and DEFINITELY false advertising for the winter to come.  Of course it doesn't hurt that Amy and I get to see each other whenever we want too.  All in all,  the family is doing great; we can't thank you all enough for all of your support in this major event!

That being said, I miss Boston terribly, especially some of my favorite stores and warehouses. One of my favorite spots in Boston was the flower market.  Located less than a mile from Unit 101, it looks like a typical warehouse from the street but inside it is sooooo beautiful.  I loved wandering the aisles seeing all the gorgeous floral loot. My favorite flowers are the ones that you usually can't buy in store.   I love wild blooms with unique shapes and textures that look like something out of a Dr. Seuss story.   The flowers there aren't usually priced much lower than the ones you can buy in normal retail shops but there is a lot more variety.  Here are a few photos I took during my last trip to the flower market before a summer styling shoot.  

Ranunculus are some of my favorite flowers to style with.  Their organic shape and the curves of their stems are always gorgeous in photos.

Ranunculus are some of my favorite flowers to style with.  Their organic shape and the curves of their stems are always gorgeous in photos.

Purple waxflowers are also a favorite.

Purple waxflowers are also a favorite.

I love the black center in Anemones.  So modern and chic.

I love the black center in Anemones.  So modern and chic.

Roses are always classic.  The key to making sure they don't look cheesy is using them when the blooms are wide open.

Roses are always classic.  The key to making sure they don't look cheesy is using them when the blooms are wide open.

So many succulents!

So many succulents!

Cabbage - the perfect plant for a kitchen style shoot.

Cabbage - the perfect plant for a kitchen style shoot.

The most beautiful hydrangeas ever.  They look like snow.

The most beautiful hydrangeas ever.  They look like snow.

Here is the loot I came home with.   I choose a warm, summery color palate and played with height, texture, and bloom size.   All in all, a very successful trip! 

Here is the loot I came home with.   I choose a warm, summery color palate and played with height, texture, and bloom size.   All in all, a very successful trip!