The 4th of July Non-Weekend. Bad for Brides? Good for Guests? You decide.

Ah the calendar.  Tomorrow, the 4th of July falls on a WEDNESDAY for the first time in many years.  For those with office jobs whose vacation days are comparable to certain rare truffles in the food world, this is a big deal. There are calculations by which you can take only a few days off, and yet stretch your vacation and/or wedding weekend to five days, all with the aid of a well placed Monday or Friday out of the office.  Thanksgiving is the ultimate centerpiece to the art of stretching PTO: you can take a full seven days and only “spend” three.

But this year (darned Gregorians) Fourth of July isn’t participating.  And some are breathing a sigh of relief.  Hint: it’s not the brides.  People who might have attended weddings this holiday, are attending barbeques.  And parades.  And celebrating Independence Day well, independently.  There are many people who don’t want to have their summer plans set for them by receiving a “save the date” in February and being expected to clear their calendars.

As a bride, it’s hard to see outside the bubble where your wedding is the Most Important Thing In The World, but sometimes people have fun things scheduled at the same time or want to have that option.  And that’s OK. (Well your sister really ought to keep her schedule open, but let the rest of your list plan their own vacations, and lead their own lives. It’s not anybody’s fault, and there shouldn’t be any lasting drama or upset about who had something else going on that day ).

All thoughts running through my head on a summer’s day… enjoy your barbeques tomorrow.  And the weddings that are happening this weekend!  Remember, you can always have sparklers no matter what time of year it is*  And no matter who comes, or what the season, your wedding will light up with joy and memories for everyone.

Live well, and love well.



* please check the fire regulations in your area and at your venue!

Simply The Best! Best of the Best, That Is! Thank You To All Who Voted!

My Little Flower Shop is very proud to have been named “Best of The Best” florist by the voters in Palm Springs Life’s annual survey. (It happened a few weeks ago, but we haven’t had a chance to brag on the blog yet)!

We are so grateful to all of our customers, supporters, friends, families, employees…everyone who logged on and clicked to vote.  We love being here in The Valley and this is just amazing.  Thank you everyone!

Palm Springs Life magazine, Best of The Best, My Little Flower Shop

Woo Hoo! The people have spoken…thanks to everyone who voted!



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Flowy Robes, Funny Hats and a touch of Hawaii. Congratulations Class of 2011!

Dum dum da dum. We normally hum the Wedding March in June. But there are some youths in flowy robes and funny hats, and parents of those youths, humming a different little ditty. It’s more like Duuum dum da da duuum.duuuum. Get it? Pomp and Circumstance, people! AKA “the graduation song”  And don’t even try to say that you don’t get a little chill when it starts to play and smiling kids in caps and gowns start filling up bleachers. It’s an emotional moment, even when they aren’t your progeny.
Florally, we’ve been celebrating the Class of 2011 for a few months.  There have been beautiful presentation bouquets at senior recitals, and final track meets, and then of course the corsages and boutonnieres of Prom. Now it’s time for graduation leis, often made of bright flowers such as dendrobium orchids.  Use of these beautiful accents to a graduation outfit began at schools in Hawaii as an honor for the graduate given by his or her family.  These days you can find them at schools all over the country, in school colors, themed around extracurricular activities, or designed with the favorite blooms of that particular graduate.  Regardless of style, they are beautiful and add as splash of color to any graduation ceremony.  The added bonus? You can tell which kid is yours at a distance!  Helps for knowing when to run up for that close-up of the big diploma hand-off.  Congratulations to everyone graduating this Spring – and to all the proud parents. Smile for the camera, and show off your gorgeous lei!
We’re doing a “deal of the [Graduation] day” special on leis for the duration of graduation season. Give us a call, or click through to get in touch. (760)778 7111  or (855)500-7111