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Laura Dowling

Laura Dowling

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.

Articles By Laura Dowling

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La Grande Bouffe: Tips for Entertaining in the French Style
Jun 18,2009

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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Bouquets and Soirées: Menus and Flowers in the French style
Jun 18,2009

In summer, the neighborhood Parisian farmers’ markets provide endless inspiration, showcasing the bounty of each season in artistic and colorful displays. In both country and urban venues, French “potagers”

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Bouquets and Soirées: Menus and Flowers in the French style
Jun 09,2009

In summer, the neighborhood Parisian farmers’ markets provide endless inspiration, showcasing the bounty of each season in artistic and colorful displays. In both country and urban venues,


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How to Make a French Bouquet:Le Bouquet Jubilé de Printemps
May 15,2009

J’ adore le bouquet Francais! Whenever I visit Paris, I am drawn to the adorable, portable, round French bouquet that is ubiquitous in every Parisian flower boutique, on every street corner,

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Spring Green: Ideas and Tips for Earth Day Entertaining
Apr 21,2009

In previous years, Earth Day ranked as one of those oft-forgotten minor holidays, relegated to a compost heap of lowly status and generating only marginal interest. Now, with increased public awareness of global environmental threats and the knowledge that we all need to play

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Spuds and Buds: Fresh Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day Décor
Mar 13,2009

In the annual scheme of holiday celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day ranks high as the perfect, carefree occasion. Unlike some holidays that can be fraught with gift-giving pressure and tense family dramas, St.Patrick’s Day exudes an undeniable charm


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Bloom and Gloom: Flower Tips for the Dire Economy
Mar 02,2009

Throughout history, flowers have been associated with exaggerated exuberance: think of the lavish confections of roses and lilacs in the court of Versailles, the Dutch tulip mania in the 1600s, or the Victorian-era obsession with hidden meanings of flowers and florid floral décor.



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