If you were in Whole Foods South Street on Tuesday you might have seen two girls dancing around in the checkout lines much to the amusement of the cashiers. Adriene and Sammi were dancing in public because Sullivan Owen floral & event design was just named BEST FLORIST in Philly by Philadelphia Magazine!
OK, I admit that we knew we were up for something because the very talented Trevor Dixon came to the studio to take photos of me at work but we had no idea what our category was. I mean it could have been for Best Cut Flower Food or Best Faux Bois Delivery Boxes (it could happen). I never dared to dream that the Editors of Philadelphia Magazine would honor me and my team in this way our very first year on the scene. I can’t really express how much it means to me and the staff here at Sullivan Owen floral & event design. We will continue to try to provide the absolute best designs and most beautiful flowers for every client and event.
Last night T.O. and I went to the Best of Philly party at the new Cescaphe venue, VIE on North Broad. I was so happy to see Carrie Denny, Fashion Editor of Philadelphia Magazine and Editor in Chief of Philadelphia Weddings, Carrie has been a tremendous supporter of my work and the studio and I can’t thank her enough, but I’ll keep trying!
There were two wall projections featuring all the winners, I’m not ashamed to admit that I waited a LONG time to snap this pic of my name “in lights”.
T.O. and I were happy to run into our longtime friend and columnist extraordinaire Dan Gross of the Daily News and Philly.com who was scoping things out. T.O. and I spotted James Van Der Beek and his wife enjoying the party, he’s in town filming a movie and is apparently super nice. We also had a great time in the photo booth provided by Shutterbooth. Here’s our pics…
T.O. and I had some drinks & treats and met a few new friends including Stu and Janet of 3 Potato 4. I’ve been to their monthly Barn Sale before and we had a great time chatting, they won for Best Eco Friendly Home Decor. Their next Barn Sale is this weekend, be sure to check it out!
Thanks so much to Philadelphia Magazine, the new issue is out now-be sure to pick it up!