Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop at the Re-invent Gallery in Lake Forest, IL

There are times when the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making the holidays special can seem overwhelming. Then there are times when we work together, and make magic.

At least that was the way it felt not too long ago when my daughter, Corinne, organized a floral workshop with her Lake Bluff/Lake Forest friends. The event was held at the Re-invent Gallery in downtown Lake Forest. As we sipped Prosecco, munched on goodies, and caught up on each other’s lives, we set to work on centerpieces that would soon grace holiday tables.

Imported Dutch hydrangeas, burgundy cymbidian orchids, gorgeous black pearl roses and green hypericum berries proved to be just what we needed.

Happily removed from what can be the sturm und drang of our lives, we remembered what should be at the heart of this season.

What fun it was to lead this workshop; and what a gift it was for me to watch these nine women head home with their beautiful creations!

All photos by Corinne Torkelson