A Day in Provence delivered a spring bouquet to the Red Balloon Bookshop in Saint Paul, Minnesota. a bouquet of lavender lilacs, white peonies, white ranunculus and geranium for a book signing and extraordinary appearance by the lovely Julie Andrews!
her newly released book, The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage was co-authored with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton. my daughters & I were waiting in anticipation until it was our turn to step up to meet "Maria". she was radiant, and beautiful, and charming!
of course, we adore The Sound of Music in our house (both the movie and the soundtrack) and know them by heart. i grew up watching the film and traveled to Salzburg, Austria in college with my family to see many of the sites.
and who doesn't love Mary Poppins?
we were thrilled to meet Julie Andrews...and, all of this happened right at our own little neighborhood bookstore.
what began as a special floral delivery and enjoyment of a book signing of an exquisite British actress at our neighborhood bookstore ended on an amazing personal note. Miss Julie Andrews brought the flowers with her that evening. we shared a few words, she mentioned her love of lilacs and how happy she was to be taking the flowers with her. she was gracious, and i was delighted. and honored. and humbled.
this flower journey has taken me to places i'd never imagined. and more than i could have ever hoped for. i am grateful that i can pass along the beauty and joy of flowers to others in this world.