August 9th, 2012
In Full Bloom
There is something absolutely quaint about handpicking bright coloured blooms from your local floral shop.
No need for a special occasion (although it makes for a great hostess gift), flowers righten up a space and, more important, a day. Overflowing with beautiful bouquets, Anne Paterson’s Flowers is an uptown 17th shopping staple for the girl who loves to entertain.
The doors of the bustling flower shop are always propped open with seasonal blossoms welcoming you into the wild and fragrant space. Known for creating one-of-a-kind bouquets, the florists can create pretty much anything you desire. Fill up one of their gorgeous antique apothecary bottles with a spray of dahlias for a stunning hostess gift.
A favourite Saturday tradition is picking up a lush bunch of hydrangeas before brunch with girlfriends – each one leaves with their own stem of blooming goodness. —Kait Kucy
Anne Paterson's Flowers, 924 17th Ave SW, Calgary, 403-245-5543, www.facebook.com/AnnePatersonsFlowers