Flower Magazine

NOV-DEC 2018

Browse "flower" to learn techniques from established and up-and-coming designers, be inspired by the floral decor of weddings, galas, and flower and garden shows, and infuse your lifestyle with chic floral fashion and home decor.

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16 | N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 IN BLOOM I market PROMISE IS A PROMISE. Doug Collum's mother, Barbara, had some candles that she loved so much she was loath to burn them, but she finally did. Collum promised her that he would find them again. "It turned out to be impossible to find beeswax candles cast from a real tree branch," says Collum. "I never saw the original candles, but nothing matched what I imagined my mother's expectation would be." So what's a son to do? Make them himself, of course! The candles epitomize luxury captured from nature, and the dazzling choice of colors makes matching your décor a breeze. Collum now casts candles from five types of trees, and he is always experimenting with new castings. "My candles are meant to be burned and enjoyed," he says. Fortunately for us, they're also easily replaced. A Doug Collum: STICK CANDLES Holiday playlist: David Bowie and Bing Crosby's version of "Little Drummer Boy" and The Three Tenors' Christmas album. The candles are 100% beeswax and cast from a section of maple, cedar, hickory, hemlock, or birch. From $32 for a pair of tapers to $110 for a 150-hour birch pillar candle, stickcandles.com JUST FOR FUN ADCLIFF MENGE MAY HAVE STARTED his collection of sporting apparel, Tom Beckbe (a play on the colonial name for Alabama's Tombigbee River), because he wanted a particular jacket for himself, but he solved another problem: He created pieces that the wives and girlfriends of sportsmen won't mind seeing on the street. No camo in sight and beautifully tailored, the pieces are downright stylish. Menge grew up hunting and fishing, learning from his grandfather in the Tensaw Delta of the Tombigbee. But Menge was also an attorney in New York, so he appreciates the cut of a good suit. Lightweight, detailed, and made to last, the original Tensaw wax jacket is a merger of the sporting and working lifestyles. The cotton lining, dyed in Alabama red clay, sets the collection apart, as does Menge's dedication to quality materials and craftsmanship—everything is made in the USA. The Tensaw is just the beginning; you'll want to give the shooting gloves, vest, field hat, and weekender and tote bags, too, so there will be no excuse for looking anything other than sharp. R Radcliff Menge: TOM BECKBE Favorite holiday cocktail: My mother's milk punch. Combine milk, powdered sugar, and a prodigious amount of bourbon. Freeze overnight, and serve blended the next day with a dash of nutmeg or allspice. It's the perfect Christmas morning beverage. Lightweight goatskin leather shooting gloves with reinforced palm and elastic back, in brown, saddle, or gold ($95), tombeckbe.com JUST FOR FUN RADCLIFF MENGE BARBARA COLLUM IN THE ADIRONDACKS

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