Laura Dowling is a longtime Old Town resident and is also Instructeur Associé of L’Ecole des Fleurs, Paris. The principal of Intérieurs et Fleurs in Old Town, Laura creates floral arrangements for glamorous events in the nation’s capital.
The setting – Versailles, circa 1700.
In a mirrored salon overlooking the gardens and fountains of the Palace of Versailles, an evening of unprecedented splendor is about to unfold, replete with glamorous guests,
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