The Power of Flower (Magazine)

The Power of Flower (Magazine)

Hi. Been a while. Confess I’ve been seeing a lot of Instagram on the side. And then there’s been this book thing… But we are still buds, you and I, right? Good. I missed you….Hey, do you know Flower magazine ? Begun in 2007 and growing ever since, there isn’t anything else like it. It’s all about “floral lifestyle.” I’m not sure what that is, but I think I have one.

Hi. Been a while. Confess I’ve been seeing a lot of Instagram on the side.  And then there’s been this book thing, OY. I mean oh BOY! (Srsly) But we are still buds, you and I, right? Good. I missed you.

Do you know Flower magazine ? Begun in 2007 and growing steadily since, there just isn’t anything else like it. Not easy being print nowadays, though you need only glance at the charming, idea-full, delightfully written Flower, to know that  rumors of print’s death are exaggerated. Take the July/August issue for example.

Okay, and full disclosure from the department of shameless self promotion, there is a little bit of moi in this issue, too. Well, not moi exactly but Bee. Ya know, that book I’ve been banging on about for like 72 years. The Bee Cottage Story. A little excerpt at the back. And I am so pleased and so honored.

But enough about Bee. Along with her dedicated staff, founder and editor Margot Shaw pours her gigantic heart and soul into every issue, and it shows.

Billing itself as a “floral lifestyle” magazine, regular features include the cherished and increasingly rare art of entertaining at home, here with Liza Pulitzer Calhoun.

There’s always a wonderful tutorial, here with Maurice Harris of Bloom & Plume in LA. I’d like to ask Maurice how he prunes his hair. He is so cute.

Then there is a “Flower Show,” this one with Brooklyn-based floral designer Sierra Steifman of Poppies & Posies.

There is even an up-close evening with the inimitable India Hicks. This table set along her curving driveway in Harbour Island is beyond fab.

From the Bahamas to the heart of France, Flower visits the studio of painter and gardener Claire Basler in her 13th century Château de Beauvoir. Swoon.

Last but by no means least is a home feature; this issue’s on Ted Kennedy Watson, whom I “met” on Instagram and via House Beautiful, whose pages he has also graced. I had an Insta-crush. That’s Ted’s table on the cover, too, in the top photo.

And there’s more…! Thank you, Margot Shaw, and thank you wonderful staff of Flower. (subscribe here.) for the beauty you bring the world. Long may you bloom.

As ever, posts on FrancesSchultz.com are non-compensatory. A few are non-sensical, however. 

13 Comments

  1. This looks like a a winner, I want to devour each article. Congratulations on the mention.

  2. Laurette Kittle

    Flower looks gorgeous – need to get it… speaking of getting it – I just ordered my copy of “BEE” on Amazon…. should arrive today!!! CAN”T WAIT TO DEVOUR that! Am I there last person on the planet to get a copy of The Bee?
    xooxoxo Congrats!!

  3. LOVE Flower Magazine! Fills a void in the magazine world and besides beautiful photos, the articles are so interesting and well written. Congrats on being included. And I just read your book. Adorable! I now feel like I have known you for a lifetime! Very inspiring!

  4. That green and eggplant dining room is beyond! Love!

  5. Congratulations! And this is a wonderful magazine. I gave a subscription recently to a friend for her birthday.

  6. I enjoy Flower magazine, i save them! We’ve missed you but know you are busy; thanks for the shoutout to your readers at the end.

  7. Ms. Frances! Your wonderful Bee book arrived right when I was in the middle of recuperating from a bout with gout (ha ha) and really made my day! Love, love, love Bee! Have two copies, your signed one and one from amazon, that’s my “working” copy, as it happens I am in the middle of a re-do of my cocoon. Bee now resides as one of my “permanents” on my night-table. And thank you for your little note. I did not move, I just have everything delivered to my home now that I have the nicest (new) mail person who actually delivers mail to the right home! Subscribing to Flower, it is right up my alley! Thank you, as always, for your wonderful blog and recommendations.

  8. Off to market to find this MAGAZINE!I need a new magazine in my LIFE!
    I loved BEE COTTAGE and passed on to my MOM to read……..she will be 90 on FRIDAY!
    I hope you swing by my BLOG to take a peek at me!I just had a birthday and am still celebrating!
    ADORE YOU and YOUR STYLE…………I’m the antique Goddess on Instagram too !

  9. LOVE Flower Magazine! Fills a void in the magazine world and besides beautiful photos, the articles are so interesting and well written. Congrats on being included. And I just read your book. Adorable! I now feel like I have known you for a lifetime! Very inspiring!

    • Well gosh, thank you Christmas Flowers! It is so kind of you to take the time to write and I do so appreciate it! If you’ like to have a signed book plate for your Bee Cottage Story, let me know your address and how you’d like it signed, and I will send to you.
      All good wishes, Frances

  10. That green and eggplant dining room is beyond! Love!

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