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Here in Santa Fe, we honor many Mexican Folk Art traditions. With Día De Los Muertos fast approaching, you will see many sugar skulls, marigold garlands, altars for the dead and skeletons around town, gracing windows, cemeteries and homes alike.
Weddings, too, will give a nod to the Día de Los Muertos traditions. It’s not uncommon to see tiny skeletons in wedding garb perched on top of wedding cakes. (Sometimes out-of-towners are unnerved by the morbid image, but it’s all in good fun!)
This weekend we will be gifting guests with these sweet hand-made sugar skull cookies from Picket Fence Confections. ¡Qué cute!
I don’t know what it is about Valentine’s day, but as soon as February rounds the corner I go giddy for pink. I’m not usually that into this oh-so-soft shade, but I can’t seem to get enough of it, my eyes are drawn to it, I crave it! I’m a sucker for anything pink-give it to me! I even HAD to buy a neon pink brassiere the other day! Why? Cause it’s pink….and neon.
So what am I doing for the ol’ V-day, you ask? Well, the mister and I rarely make any big plans. As I have been in the floral biz for the last 10 years, it is always a draining day. The last thing I want to do it get dressed and sit awkwardly in a restaurant full of couples. Not to mention, I am a total floral snob, where nary but a Peony will do. As a joke one year, the mister surprised me with the biggest bouquet of Baby’s Breath and Carnations that you’ve ever seen. It was HUGE! Oddly enough, there was something kitschy and nostalgic about it, that now, I secretly hope for every Valentine’s day!
As an ode to the millions of pounds of sweets, gobs of flowers and bajillions of balloons that will be purchased this year, I’ve put together a sweet pile of my favorite treats. Enjoy the eye candy and I hope your Valentine’s is just LOVE-ly!