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Friday, January 30, 2015

Valentine's Day with Loversland


Hello Lovers, We are so excited to announce our workshop collaboration with Loversland for Valentine's Day. Loversland is probably the most amazing new wedding concept store specializing in gorgeous dresses, chic lingerie and so much more. For $130, your sweetie can buy you a lovely bunch of lavender and a ticket to join us at Loversland located at 215 Ossington Ave. to make a vase arrangement. All materials will be provided along with a pair of floral sheers for you to take home as well as drinks and snacks. Spaces are limited to 10 people per class, a second date may be added if necessary. The workshop will take place on February 19th at 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at Loversland click here for the link to their website.

Photo Courtesy of LG Weddings

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Wedding Co. Market Show

Hello fellow Brides, Grooms and wedding enthusiasts,
I am so excited to share with you that we will have a booth at the upcoming Wedding Co. Market wedding show. This is going to be the most lovely day surrounded by great people and wedding inspiration at every corner


Here are the details:
Place: Artscape Wychwood Barns 601 Christie Street, at St. Clair Ave. W.
Date: February 22nd, 2015
Time: 10am – 5pm
Tickets: $20.00

We are even more excited to tell you about our bridal bouquet workshop that we will be teaching at the Wedding Co. Market. To buy tickets to the show and our workshop click here.

Wild About Flowers Workshop

Create a beautiful wedding bouquet while learning about seasonal flowers and floral design withAmira Shabason and Tellie Hunt from Coriander Girl.
Date: Sunday, February 22nd
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Fee: $175.00
• includes all materials
• entry to The Wedding Co. Market
• Space is limited: 10 spots available
We cannot wait to see you there!
Tellie & Amira
(Coriander Girl's Wedding team)


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Coriander Holidays!



Well, it’s official – wedding season has come to a close at the Coriander loft.  And as the night frosts have claimed the last of our dahlias, anemone, and roses – not to mention the gorgeous fall leaves that have fallen from our trees – we’ve been left with a rather depressing palette of brown, browner, and brownest outside.  

That’s why we’ve decided to take it upon ourselves to bring a shot of natural energy to our front stoops long after the flowers have disappeared… So without further ado, it brings us great pleasure to announce the beginning of the Coriander Holiday Season!  In grand Coriander tradition, we are determined to combat the usual Christmas clich├ęs; there is absolutely no place for fake poinsettias, stiff red bows, or big metallic balls on our mantle.  From urns to wreaths to swags to garlands, Coriander Girl will be offering full-service winter decorating services for your home or business using only the finest quality winter evergreens and natural elements to bring you beautifully crafted creations in organic shapes and colours that will last right through ‘til springtime.  This includes both on-site assembly services and ready-made drop-ins that will be sold in the shop.  How merry is that?

We were in High Park last weekend setting up our first front porch of the season and damn it looked good if we do say so ourselves.  When the sun went down and the twinkle lights were fired up, we actually found ourselves getting – gasp - excited for winter.  What the heck is that all about? 

If you are interested in having us come by your home or business for a consultation, please feel free e-mail us at hello@coriandergirl.com. And don’t forget to pop into the shop to check out our selection of wreaths, swags, laurels, and drop-ins for your urns.

Happy Holidays!

Amira and the Coriander Team




Saturday, November 1, 2014

It's official! The Coriander church house is for sale!

We are selling our beautiful little oasis of love by private sale.
This home has been a true sanctuary for us. We wish we could keep it in the family forever but in order to move forward, sometimes you have to be willing to let things go.  The church house has been a haven, a calm place to land, an inspiring space to dream, to plan and to grow. We are excited (and a little envious) for whomever get's to own it next. We're asking 269,000 or best offer.

Built in the late 1800's, the church sits on about a half acre located on a quiet street, just a half hour drive to Prince Edward County. We've upgraded the kitchen, lighting, water filtration system and electrical. Last year we did a complete perennial garden installation. Everything is up to code and the finishes are of the finest quality. 
The church is the perfect seasonal getaway for the city dweller who wants to dip their toes into country living but is also winterized for those who want to live there year round. With a two bedroom additon off the back of the main church living space, there is enough privacy for a small family. We had a dream to build a loft in the main space which would have been an awesome spot to move the master bedroom. 

If you are interested in seeing the church or have any questions please email me at Alison.westlake@gmail.com. We're having an open house on Sunday, November 16th from 1pm to 4pm and we will be accepting offers at that time.

The church address is
479 Scott's Church Road
Quinte West, Ontario
K0K 2C0
My cell is 416 707 6242

To view some lovely images and read a beautiful write up of our church visit Emma Reddington's The Marion House Book Click here!

Alison xo




Monday, October 20, 2014

New Workshop Dates!

        

February 8th: Yearning For Spring ($100/person)
We know winter is dragging on, and we also know it is time for you to get out of the house and bring home some hope for spring. We will be teaching you how to make spring planters which can later be repurposed as a window box. Gorgeous long wooden planters, spring bulbs, potting material and snacks will be provided.

February 14th: All My Single Ladies ($75/person or $150 for you and your single pal)
Calling all single ladies, we are going to turn up the Beyonce and really get down to some floral design business. There is no point in being down about not receiving flowers on Valentines Day, we will make our own! Nothing says ladies night like sweets and B.Y.O.B. We will be designing in mason jars and all materials will be provided along with floral sheers.

February 21st: Centrepiece 101 ($150/person)
Learn how to design a centrepiece in a beautiful footed glass vase. We will walk you through every step from taping to greening to blooming. The workshop will include all materials, a pair of floral sheers and some tasty treats.

February 28th: Flower Crown Mechanics ($125/person)
We will teach you the mechanics behind making our famous flower crowns. Whether it is a "dainty band with a large floral cluster on the side" or a "full on crown of blooms" we have got you covered. All materials will be provided along with snacks.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Coriander Wedding Studio Of Love!

So, what the heck is going on these days at Coriander Girl?! If you've visited the shop recently you may have noticed that things are a little different. The first thing we did was open a wedding studio! Not far from the shop near Brock and Queen (77 Florence St. to be exact), this gorgeous loft space allows for the growth of the wedding department. Tellie and the team have the opportunity to take on larger scale weddings and focus their talents solely on making your special day the most beautiful wedding day imaginable. This allows for the shop to focus on you, our lovely and loyal customers! You may already know Chloe and Dianne, but for those of you who don't, please visit the shop and meet these delightful and talented women. And for those of you who miss Harry(the shop bunny) and Olive(the shop pup) they still visit occasionally and we'll Instagram when they do, there is a new little shop pet that you have to come meet. Dianne has a little baby lovebird named Lucy and she is as sweet as peach pie! And of course the newest member of the Coriander fam, little Hattie Hogan has arrived and I'll be sharing that story soon!
Much love! 
Alison