This spring flower had the honor of being one of the sponsors of the Art of Design day at Charleston’s charming historical museum, the Gibbes. The day before the event, I visited the space, to reconnoiter vis a vis where best to set up a flower table, meet the players, etc.. What actually happened is that I spent the entire afternoon ambling through the galleries, viewing the history of Charleston through its paintings, sculpture, silver, even miniature rooms – then lingered over two exhibits: one by the late great chronicler of the quotidian Alfred Hutty, and the other a perfectly edited showing of portraits by modern day master, Jill Hooper.
The next day I attended the green and blue-themed Art of Design luncheon at the Museum. There I experienced gorgeous art in other mediums: Décor by Tara Guerard of Soiree, exquisite and healthful fare prepared by Caroline’s Market and Catering, and a stemwinder of a presentation by the hostess/designer/tastemaker extraordinaire, Carolyne Roehm. She wowed the crowd with tales of her life in design and a show stopping floral demonstration to wrap things up. Next we repaired to a gallery to have our Carolyne Roehm books signed. Lastly, I stood at the door handing out the remaining flower magazines, watching the lovely ladies stream out smilingly into the dappled light of a sublime Charleston spring day. I love my job.