When you don’t want a political party.

Tough political fights are expected this election season. How do you keep them out of the dining room come Thanksgiving? Here are some tips to keep your holiday a non-political party.

  • History repeats itself: Who’s given campaign speeches during appetizers before? Speak frankly about their behavior making family members uncomfortable.  When asked politely, most people’s bad behavior can be cut off at the pass.

    Change the subject - talk abut the floral centerpiece!

    Change the subject – talk abut the floral centerpiece!

  • Set ground rules: We think that everyone knows not to discuss politics and religion at big gatherings. Not so. Take a cue from boxing refs and make an announcement: “I want a good clean dinner! Any partisanship gets you bumped to the kids table!”
  • Shut it down: If someone does spout off, don’t just roll your eyes and go with the flow. Be firm but polite, and change the subject. This is your house.

With these tips, your holiday table can be a politics free zone! Time with family can be stressful, but remember, we also need to be grateful for these folks who drive us crazy- because we also happen to love them very much. Enjoy your family!

Be well and love well.

-Dinah

Yes, You Are Having A Celebrity Wedding!

Congratulations, you’re a star! The minute you announced you were getting married, you became special to friends and family in a way you’ve never experienced. So believe it or not, in their eyes, you are a having a celebrity wedding! Here’s the low-down on how to handle the fame.

The “paparazzi” chasing you may be a little nutty – everyone wants to spend time with you and find out how the wedding planning is going. Just like Hollywood celebrity brides, you’ll get the same questions repeatedly. Have you chosen reception centerpieces? What’s the wedding dress like? Have patience.

My own celebrity moment, with the help of Design Visage of Orange County, CA

My own celebrity moment, with the help of Design Visage of Orange County, CA

Keep in mind, no one’s actively trying to drive you crazy, they just want to share your excitement. So when they ask a million questions, smile and know you’re loved. Enjoy your moment in the spotlight. And use a little powder. You know, for the cameras.

Be well, and love well.

Dinah

 

My Little Flower Shop: A Palm Springs Florist Flirting With Palm Desert?

We are so grateful to all our friends and fans who make up the My Little Flower Shop family.  You are keeping us busy, busy busy! And happy, busy bees we are here at your favorite Palm Springs florist. Anyone shopping in the Uptown Design District sees our delivery vans buzzing in and out of our driveway on Indian Canyon headed to all the fashionable spots and fabulous residents of our beautiful valley.  So all that buzzing back and forth- why not have another beehive in another fabulous, glamorous location?  How about..hmm.. 11 miles East or so? Stay tuned Little Flower Fans!

A My Little Flower Shop bride. In the Desert. Among the Palms. Oops, have I said too much?

A My Little Flower Shop bride. In the Desert. Among the Palms. Oops, have I said too much?