Flower Magazine

MAR-APR 2019

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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38 | M A R C H /A P R I L 2 0 1 9 FRESH STYLE I entertain CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Sadi places her sugar flowers in pots filled with chocolate cake. • Adding finishing touches • Moss toasts Sadi. • Poppies, anemones, hydrangeas, and roses—all made from sugar and hand-painted—reference paintings by Henri Fantin-Latour, Jan van Huysum, Gerard van Spaendonck, and Édouard Manet. "Flowers are not just part of my life; they are my life," says Sadi. get better, and that is what she does each week. As she explains, "Flowers have always triggered my senses like nothing else. I believe our senses help us build memories of the important moments in our lives." Sadi also creates her "happy Sunday from my family to yours" floral arrangement every weekend, which she puts together on Sundays after a trip to the flower market in Amsterdam. Photographed against a dramatic dark background in a piece from her collection of Delft vases, this Vesuvian explosion of flowers bursts onto my Instagram feed each week. I always test myself to see if I can identify a hidden sugar flower in one of her Sunday floral arrangements. Recently, I gave a dinner for Sadi and some of my most discerning flower-loving and entertain- ing friends. She charmed everyone with her enthusiasm, her whispering voice, and her manner, as delicate as her floral confections. All the guests found it inconceivable that Sadi carried all the components for our dessert—individually painted flowerpots filled with chocolate cake topped with roses, poppies, and anemones made of sugar and a cookie fashioned like moss—all the way from Amsterdam. When talking about her work, she invokes Charles Eames: "It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do." I second that, as I felt the same way planning my party for her. Months later, I marvel at the large floribunda rose that Sadi made for me when I hosted the dinner in New York. Pale shell pink and 6 inches across, my Cake Atelier rose, which sits on a silver plate in my pantry, will certainly be my memory of her delicious and joyous art. Flowers have always triggered my senses like nothing else. I believe our senses help us build memories of the important moments in our lives. –NATASJA SADI For more information, see Sources, page 76 PHOTO BY NATASJA SADI (BOTTOM LEFT)

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