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Sophia Kaplan Plants & Flowers is well and truly open for business. I’ve had so much fun on all the jobs I’ve done since I got back from Europe. To all my wonderful brides (and their grooms) and my lovely clients thank you so much for letting me flower for you. I’m also rather enjoying getting better acquainted with the other florists in our little flower gang. How fun and supportive you all are 🙂

I’ve just updated the website so feel free check it out, and please enjoy some of the new work I’ve posted below. For more information or any enquiries please email hello@sophia-kaplan.com

  

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I find myself back in Paris once again. Thus the lack of posts lately – my apologies – as I’ve been rather wifi-less of late. Our week in Paris at the end of June involved lots of summer fruits, flowers and food and sun.

We ate at Clamato, Bones, Le Verre Vole, saw an amazing Charles-Edouard Jeanneret exhibition at the Pompidou and spent the afternoon in the garden of the Chateau du Versailles. We wandered through the Parc de Belleville, the Jardin du Luxembourg, and bought some begonias at the Marché aux Fleurs. Then we left for a beautiful little farm in Italy – more on the farm to come.

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One of the first gardens I visited on my recent trip to Paris, the Promenade Plantée runs 4.7 km between Opera Bastille and the bois de Vincennes. It’s built on an old railway line reminiscent of New York’s High Line. It’s a tranquil trail with an amazing rose collection and beautiful views down Parisian boulevards.

  

All photographs by Sophia Kaplan.

White Magazine recently published the Daughters of Simone shoot we did back in April with photography by Damien Milan and art direction and styling by Anastasia Gladushchenko. It was such a great young team, hopefully we get the opportunity to work together again soon! Full credits below.

        

And be sure to check out the awesome behind the scenes video put together by Giovanno Bianchi.

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Gowns by Daughters of Simone

Jewellery by Ruusk

Make-up by Guro

Hair by Veronika Moreira

Flowers by Sophia Kaplan

Models Laura, Sarah & Jessica

All images © http://www.damienmilan.com.au

Georgia May Jagger photographed in the English countryside by Venetia Scott for Vogue UK. I go crazy for a flowering meadow.

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I’ve written about Bloom Series before, so was chuffed to finally attend one of their events last week. It’s an evening filled with flowers run by floral stylist Jardine and photographer Lisa.

We started with champagne and nibbles before Jardine explained a little about each of the flowers from the the rainbow-esque display. We then got a demonstration on how to make a posy in her incredibly beautiful natural style.

It was great having so many different flowers to play with and I enjoyed giving a little bit of help to those around me. It was such a treat to make some new floral friends, namely Amy of Henry Hudson and John from Blooming Lovely, and the talented photographers Lisa and Pete from And a Day. I feel a little like the dorky new kid on the block, but am amazed by the warm welcome you have all given me.

At the end of the night I helped wrap all the bouquets and it was very interesting to see all the different interpretations presented to me. There were beautiful colour combinations and unusual designs. All of them had something special about them.

Check out the Bloom Series website to subscribe and check out more pics from the other events.

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Pretty Streets Botanicals is a Brooklyn based floral design studio. They also run a little flower stand at the Bedford Cheese Shop. Owner Kristen Ossmann has her own flower garden and tries to use home grown flowers whenever possible. I love this new movement if florists growing their own or having really direct relationships with small local flower farms.

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I apologise for the lack of posting lately, but it’s because of good news! I have started an apprenticeship with a florist in Paris. A really good one at that! I cannot believe that my dream of working with plants and flowers in Paris has come true. I feel so incredibly happy. Along with the new job I have also moved into a new apartment which has kept me busy and away from my laptop. Hoping to get back into the rhythm starting now…

This past weekend we went to a friends place in the countryside a couple of hours south of Paris. We cooked yummy food, made a bonfire and just relaxed. As usual I spent a lot of time in the garden – picking flowers, cutting herbs for dinner and collecting walnuts to take back to town. It’s beautiful and calm and just what we needed.

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Cute use of flowers by Laila Gohar at Sunday Supper. I will be copying the clover ice cubes.

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Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Japan. My man and I went to Osaka and Kyoto and in amongst all the shopping and sightseeing we managed to squeeze in a few garden visits.

First cab of the rank is Utsubo Park in Osaka. This garden hosts a rose garden that was originally planted in 2006 for the first World Rose Convention in Asia. There are approximately 160 different species of roses on display. A little man-made creek runs through the area with kids splashing around while parents laze in the sun.

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