Saturday mornings are made for leisurly strolls - and what better destination for a weekend spin than a pop-up farmer's market inside a handsome Anthropologie store in Harvard Square? Last Saturday that's straight where we headed, and despite tables of enticing nibbles made by local foodie superstars, Oscar navigated a thick crowd with me in order to say hello to some of his favorite Fringe studio-mates: the lovely ladies of Forêt.
Forêt floral design studio creates bespoke arrangements (of the jaw-droppingly gorgeous kind) for all manner of events; they also make regular appearances at local markets and maker fairs, where they sell bundles of blooms, boutonieres, wreaths, garlands and this past Saturday - floral crowns. That's right - gone is the day when a flower crown meant a bright yellow braid of sticky dandilion stems... Erin and Rose (the "ladies" in "ladies of Forêt") are bringing Pretty back, one fresh accessory at a time, and on this particular day their handiwork took the form of winterberry constellations twisting through evergreen sprigs... and I couldn't resist.
While it's true that Oscar will put up with some truly undignified games of dress-up, the only headwear that stands even a partial chance of staying put on his sleek noggin needs to be tied down something fierce - definintely not the best arrangement for a delicate chain of plant limbs. Lucky for us, dog necks make far more appropriate (and much less ridiculous) locations for adornment, so we turned our floral crown into a custom collar -> Pretty problem solved.
Sorry, sweet boy, so much for dignity... (at least there were french fried rewards at the end of this torture - that's a fair trade, right?!).