Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Weekend!

Hello lovelies!

Coriander Girl will be open regular hours this Friday, April 18th from 11 to 6pm. Pre-Order your centre pieces for your week end dinner table by Thursday and receive 15 percent off!
We'll be open regular hours on Saturday from 11 to 5pm and closed on Easter Sunday.
Hoppy Easter sweet bunnies of love!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Antique Jewellery Pop Up with Coriander Girl

Well hello there,
This weekend we will be collaborating with our friends from Thank You to bring you a sweet little pop up shop of antique jewellery, fresh posies and the cutest little gifts which will be hosted at Smash.
If you are hearing wedding bells in the future, you should definitely check out some of there -to die for- wedding rings and gems.

Photo cred Pure Green Magazine

See you soon!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day Promo with the amazing Glory Hole Dougnuts!

Well I guess you could say that we go together like peanut butter and jelly.
This Valentine's Day we are putting a twist on your usual Valentine's sweets offering a special promo with our dearest neighbours Glory Hole Doughnuts. For $75 you can get a large, lush mason jar arrangement and a delicious gourmet doughnut. Delivery in Toronto is available. Give us a call to place your order before Thursday and your lady's tastebuds will not be disappointed!
Talk soon dear friends!
P.S We will be open until 8pm on Valentine's Day for the last minute gents. Please call first for pick ups.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Coriander Girl and My Luscious Backyard introduce just a few of our upcoming floral workshops!

Flower Fledglings ~ 101
Our flower fundamentals is for everyone from the 'greenie' to the experienced, because we believe you can never stop learning and every teacher and class provides a different teaching style and floral subject that can only benefit your learning. In this class we will teach you proper flower care, floral arranging techniques to help channel your inner Constance Spry with an emphasis on the importance of buying local Ontario grown flowers whenever possible. You will leave this workshop with a beautiful arrangement, awesome new skills and an even greater passion for the incredible art of floral design.

Dates (choose one of the following) 
Cost $165 per person
Instructors : Alison Westlake and Sarah Nixon
We will provide snips to take away, a lovely vase and delightful snacks
To register please email, please include your phone number:)

Praise the Peony
May is peony month! If you are a peony lover this class is for you and if you aren't, we 
promise to convert you. 
In this class you will learn all about peonies and their glorious 
varieties, make an arrangement with these magical blooms and fully appreciate what all the darn fuss is about.   

Dates (choose one of the following)
Cost $185 per person
Instructors : Sarah Nixon and Alison Westlake
Mother's day promotion - you and your mum pay $300. 
We will provide containers, snips and snacks 
Email for inquiries and please provide us your phone number!

From The Ground Up 

A three part series where the garden is the classroom. You will begin this series in the April garden, learning how to grow your very own organic cutting garden from seed, which plants produce the longest lasting cut flowers, the magic of soil preparation, how to care for your plants throughout the summer months and how to avoid unwanted pests and disease. 

Your second class will continue in the garden with August bloom care, more tips and tricks for growing healthy plants and will end with a gorgeous arrangement created from natures 

In your final October class all hail the Dahlia. Celebrate the harvest with a floral arranging class working with the prettiest Dahlia varieties you have ever seen. 
*sign up for one or all three. 
Dates to be announced 
Cost for each class separately $275 
Cost for the series $750 = saving $75

Long before they became florists Sarah and Alison began their love affair with flowers as gardeners. It was that love that brought them to their respective businesses. My Luscious Backyard is the brainchild of Sarah Nixon. Her specialty is growing gardens for people all over Parkdale and harvesting the flowers for her florist business. Coriander Girl is Alison Westlake's flower/antique shop in the heart of Parkdale where she found a niche market for garden inspired arrangements. These two became fast friends early in their businesses, about 5 years ago, and always planned to collaborate when the time was right. They've both been so fortunate with numerous magazine articles highlighting their work and recently Coriander Girl was offered a guest spot on the Marilyn Dennis show as their floral expert. After many customer requests, Sarah and Alison feel they've finally reached a point in their careers where they have something to teach and they're so over the moon 
excited to start this journey with you.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Marilyn Denis~Thanksgiving with Coriander Girl!

Marilyn and the gang were so awesome and as usual made me feel right at home. And, I got to hang with my pal Michael Penney,designer extraordinaire, who was also on the show today and totally killed it. Coriander Girl has been invited back in December to discuss holiday arrangements so we'll keep you posted on the show date! Much love and thanks for watching! Alison xo

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Coriander Girl on Marilyn Denis~Easing into orchids!

Click here to watch the segment. Thank you once again to everyone from Camp Marilyn for another amazing experience!! Alison xo

Friday, July 12, 2013

Hey darling doodles! It looks like we've been nominated as NOW magazines top wedding florist! What a thrill and a delight! If you want to support us and vote, because you agree, click here! Thanks so much for being so fabulous over the last three and a half years, it's been a pleasure serving you! Warmly, Alison xo