Sophie O’Keeffe August 2021

We were back! It was great to see everyone again and with  a few covid protocols in place we had a happy and relaxed evening when Sophie O’Keeffe presented her  ‘New York, New York’ demonstration.  This enabled members to reminisce about   their own memorable visits to the Big Apple and allowed others to dream about travelling again once the pandemic is finally over. Inspired by a whirlwind visit to New York Sophie gave us lots of facts  as we visited, through her arrangements, the iconic Statue of Liberty  and the tranquillity of Central Park. By contrast the design reflecting the exciting and brightly lit Times Square was  bold and vibrant . No visit to the big city is complete without admiring the amazing skyline and drinking a Cosmopolitan Cocktail. Sophie has kindly said we can share her designs – can you decide which one is which? The variety  of designs both in form and colour gave an impactful display on the stage at the end of the evening.

A lovely selection of  flowers and foliage, all beautifully conditioned,  were used including delphiniums, roses, larkspur, eustoma, calla lilies, anthuriums, antirrhinums, dahlias, aspidistra, fatsia, soft ruscus and euonymus– to name a few.

BFAS’s first meeting and Sophies’s  first demonstration for almost eighteen months  – thank you for a delightful evening Sophie.

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