Monday, June 26, 2017

The Newport Flower Show 2017 - FÊTE DES FLEURS: Paintings and Parterres


The Newport Flower Shower was held this weekend at Rosecliffe and it was another spectacular year. It was a hot afternoon in Newport Saturday once the rain cleared out and the clouds broke. This years French theme was modeled after the Grand Trianon of Versailles and we saw some spectacular flower displays. Fashion icon Iris Apfel hosted Friday afternoon tea and discussed style and life. Jeff Leatham was also a guest speaker at Rosecliffe on Friday. He is the artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and floral designer to the celebrities and millionaires in the world (Chelsea Clinton, Eva Longoria, Tina Turner, Madonna, Oprah). I have a few pictures of his floral designs that he did at the show below.

Popular designs this year are big ornamental garden heads ,fairy gardens, succulent gardens, along with Moulin Rouge inspired table settings. I tried to capture some of the most impressive designs but my photos do not do them justice. The smell of lilies and roses alone is distracting enough and the exhibits are overwhelming. You could really spend the day there enjoying the different areas.













Jeff Leatham design
Jeff Leatham design







Hotel Silver

Hotel Silver

Silver Chowder Spoons from Hotel Silver in Darien,CT







Fairy house






4 comments:

  1. I couldn't visit it but glad that you made it possible for me to have virtual tour. It looks so good and refreshing, thank you for sharing it and keep posting more such stuff

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