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Snowy day at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Snowy day at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

The visit to Cradle Mountain was one of our fondest memories of Tasmania. The main reason behind this was because it was the first time Anders saw snow! Staying there for just one night was probably our only regret. We headed out to Dove Lake for the best views in the area, but the weather was gloomy and snowy that day. So, here are our favourite shots of our journey to a gloomy Dove Lake!

The Great Ocean Road, Australia

The Great Ocean Road, Australia

This is the first blog post in our new Australia photoblog series. Prior to starting this blog, we traveled to a few places and we thought it will be a good idea to share some of our favourite photos from those trips with you.

First and foremost, here are our favourite shots from one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road.

【日记 Diary】2018-08-04 | Ginza Tendon Itsuki, Joe & The Juice & Two Chefs

【日记 Diary】2018-08-04 | Ginza Tendon Itsuki, Joe & The Juice & Two Chefs

早起的鸟儿不需要排队。好久不见的日本餐厅:Ginza Tendon Itsuki
There are few things that will get us out of bed early, and Ginza Tendon Itsuki is one of them. Go early on Saturdays to skip the queue.

【日记 Diary】2018-05-19 | Brothers in Fine Food & Bugis Street

【日记 Diary】2018-05-19 | Brothers in Fine Food & Bugis Street

周末的开始。离家不远之处,发现了间新的咖啡厅。人潮随着我们缓慢的到来。
Over the weekend, we discovered a new cafe not too far from home. Brothers in Fine Food is located in Tampines West Community Centre.

An afternoon in Tiong Bahru

An afternoon in Tiong Bahru

We visited Tiong Bahru together for the first time to have a walk around the estate. By the end of the afternoon, it has became one of our favourite place locally. 

A Better Florist - Flower Arrangement Workshop

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Flowers are always associated with beauty and love. Many people gift flowers to their other half from time to time, on special occasions or just as a sweet surprise. One of the things that is more precious than the gesture of flowers is time. And last weekend, A Better Florist gave us the perfect opportunity to enjoy the gift of both.

Workshop

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Each workshop is unique as it features different flower combinations. For our class, the main type of flowers we got to work with are Roses, Carnations and Baby's Breath.

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The first step was to clean up the flowers. Good idea to get rid of the thorns on the roses before doing anything else. The Carnations required some 'massaging' to aid it in blooming. We also had to remove the leaves on the lower parts of the stem as we did not need them there for a bouquet.

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Next, we moved on to the hard part: Arrangement. A demo was done for us by the teacher to show us the final product. No one could quite remember all the steps, but it was fine as he guided us along the way.

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If we had one thing throughout the class, it was confidence. We thought we had a good finished product several times, only to get a chuckle from the teacher when he sees our work. And after rounds of guidance, we finally had our finished bouquet! 

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A hundred photos with one bouquet

We saw a video where Photographer Emily Quinton took many different photos from just one bouquet. So we decided we have to give it a try too! We didn't reach a hundred, but here it goes.  

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Final thoughts

In the end, a two hours workshop gave us an entire weekend of fun. Nothing beats trying something for the first time together with your loved ones. Really appreciate A Better Florist for the invitation as we enjoyed ourselves during the workshop. We both truly feel that this workshop could be a wonderful gift to your other half, as you get a bouquet of flowers at the end, and more importantly, you get to spend a great time with him/her. 

P.s Flowers are still looking good after six days! 

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Other Tips & Info:

  • Details on which flowers will be used is available at the sign-up page of each workshop.
  • Feel free to bring back leftovers for other uses such as flat lay photography.
  • Be careful while dealing with the roses as it's easy to get pricked.
  • Plant food is given at the end of the class.