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Ep. 104: Hidden Beauty on West 28th Street

Hidden gems are everywhere if we keep our eyes open.

Today’s excursion takes us to New York City’s Flower District: one single block in Midtown Manhattan that guarantees to impress and to likely transport you to an outworldly place of beauty and surprise.

Tucked on West 28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, we went looking for inspiration for color and DIY ideas where everyone “in the know” goes for anything floral or greenery-related. We spent the morning among florists, wedding and event planners, anxious hosts, excited brides-to-be and helpful shopkeepers all with one goal in mind: explore the thousands of species of flowers and plants to find just the perfect flower. Perfect shade of pink and purple. Perfect blooms for the perfect event.

So scroll down, take a listen, and visit the mentioned links below to learn more.

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York

Fast Company’s “A Beautiful Ode to NYC’s Dwindling Flower District”

The New York Times“A Spin Through the Flower District with Susan Orlean”

The New York Times’ “War of the Roses”

A transcript of Episode 104: Hidden Beauty on West 28th Street can be downloaded here.

Ep. 101: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Hi everyone, and thanks for stopping by. This marks the very first episode of The Enchant Me Podcast and I’m super excited to be here and to get started.

Before I dive into the premiere, I want to mention that you can read all about how the
podcast came to be here. In a nutshell, each week I’ll be going on a different excursion that is meant to keep the creative juices flowing and to help me live a more creative life.

The first episode takes us back to post-Edwardian England as my mom and I visited a live exhibition of the beloved PBS show, Downton Abbey. We day-tripped to New York City to experience the Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, which is running through September, 2018.

Part museum, part memory lane, and all dramatic enjoyment, the exhibit showcased many
aspects of the show including sets, costumes and behind-the-scenes info and trivia that is sure to delight the many, many fans the show collected over its six year run.

So take a listen to get the full scoop, and below are some photos that I took to accompany the episode. The full episode is right below the photos.

From the top left, clockwise order: the kitchen, the bell board, the formal dining table, Lady Mary’s evening dress, Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson’s wedding dress and suit, a selection of dresses including one of the wedding gowns, and Lord Grantham and Henry Talbot’s formal wear.

A transcript of Episode 101: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition can be downloaded here.

Music credits:
Enchanted by PunkCatMusic

Gaena by Blue Dot Sessions
from The Free Music Archive
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