As you likely know, our headquarters are in New York City. However, we are fortunate enough to work in many cities across the country and around the world. For these destination jobs, I usually bring my own key florists with me and then hire most of the existing local talent.
I do this for three reasons:
1. Expense. It costs my client more to feed, room and board a large group for an extended period of time.
2. Sustainability. Using area florists helps keep the event’s resources local.
3. Inspiration. I have stumbled upon great talents this way and even learned a few new tricks of the trade. (Yes, folks, we are always open to being inspired.)
I make it a point to acknowledge all of these wonderful talents in my books—including my forthcoming book, PRESTON BAILEY FLOWERS, which will arrive in bookstores this fall.
Currently, I am planning my destination production schedule for the coming year, and I would so appreciate it if you would leave a comment on this post with a list of the most talented florists in your area. I am looking for florists who, under the guidance of my team and myself, will be able to handle a large floral design job.
And, please, do not hesitate to nominate yourself!