If you follow over on Instagram, you know that Field, Flower, Vase is publishing on March 2nd! This book was a labor of love and I hope you will enjoy it. Published by Abrams, Field, Flower, Vase is an eco-friendly guide to working with cut flowers, whether you purchase flowers at the grocery store, grow your own, or forage them in the countryside. It has a complete guide to working with cut flowers and also features 28 eco-friendly flower projects using fresh flowers, herbs, branches, dried flowers, and edible blossoms. You can read more about the book here and pre-order.
Today I wanted to give a shout out to the many people who helped make this book possible! While I spend many days on set alone, arranging, styling, writing out the projects, and photographing the flowers myself, the book was only made possible with an incredible book agent, the team at Abrams, and my little team of flower helpers here in Portugal.
The book came to fruition because of Carla Glasser, a literary agent in NYC who encouraged me for four years to create a flower book. Without her persistence and cheerleading, it never would have happened!
Shawna Mullen was the editor on the book. She let me work in a very fluid, intuitive way, and kept me in check with her careful eye for detail and wording. There was of course an entire team at Abrams fact-checking, and editing, and designing. I was so pleased with the book design by Heesang Lee which makes the book completely pleasurable to flip through! The printed table cloth wraps around the edge of the book to create the most delightful juxtaposition with the flowers and scenes of Sintra.
I had a little team of flower helpers here in Portugal! One of my best friends, Cláudio Silva, took the portraits and extra photographs in the book. He also was a big supporter of the book since the beginning, encouraging me to take on the project and helping me on set. Rita Teles Garcia created some delightful illustrations for the book! Sofia Espada was my assistant during most of that year, helping me keep classes going among other things! Sofia is the one you see making potpourri, holding flowers in pretty floral dresses. She is also a photographer and was there to help on set, carry props, and hold down the fort at busy city locations. Gemma Urban also helped with locations and prop styling under the hot Lisbon sun! You’ll see her in a flower crown toward the end of the book. Tessy Morelli and Mathilde Letessier both helped with locations and hunting down some difficult to find ingredients. It always takes a team to produce these projects and I am so grateful! Of course I had a slew of friends and family and coffee buddies that powered me through as well.
I hope you will love the book. I will be talking more about it in upcoming posts.
You can pre-order through these links:
More pre-order links here! Or through your local bookshop!
And don’t forget! When you pre-order, just send over your receipt to me: firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive 15% off any online flower workshop. Valid until March 1st.