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The Boston Flower Show exhibits at the World Trade Center in the Seaport district through the weekend and after the weather we’ve been through this winter there is a veritable stampede to get in. The parking situation is very tight so you might want to consider taking the T, check schedules to see what’s running on time, or a taxi and leave your car in another part of the city.  Upon entering the show, there is an excited buzz in the air as everyone is full of anticipation around the coming of spring. Colors! you think to yourself as you walk in and smell the mulch and fresh, moist air. We’re not talking tropical either, because spring in New England is a very quiet, subtle burst of color when it begins, and the delicate daffodils, hyacinths and tulips were plentiful in number. Greens, yellows, purples and reds were the dominant tones and my thought was I wish there were thousands more, gardens so lush you could get lost in them. But we’ll take what we can get.

My favorites were the displays that incorporated a bit of fashion-the white floral cut out dress with the evergreen hat and green wellies was really fun. A beautiful, white paper maiche (remember that?) bridal gown with roses entitled “The Paper Bride” was set in a gothic, elegant landscape that evoked a fantasy image. There is lots of stone-patios, pillars and waterfalls are in abundance for those looking to create a rustic setting. Numerous stalls selling anything from herbs, bulbs, seeds and all types of garden accessories shared space with patio furniture, quilts, hot tubs, and my favorite-dog collars. Is that for little fido playing in the garden? Not sure, but they were cool.  Definitely worth the trip, so take your kids and friends and enjoy some spring.

 

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Photo by Sinesia Karol

Traveling to Miami for a break from the polar vortex is certainly the thing to do this winter. While there I was also able to get a peek at swimsuit fashion for the 2015 season on location.

Barra Bottom
Daniela Corte
Thong bikinis and super high cut Brazilian bottoms allowed buns to get a larger tan this year than last

Straps all over the body reminiscent of bondage paired with bright colors.  Agent Provacateur bikini.
Fringe was popular for young women, giving a nod to the American Indian chic style.

karolBikini tops were veering away from the structured, under-wire look and leaned more toward triangular tops and halters.
solid white bikiniSolid colors seemed to dominate prints this year. For solids colors, bright colors prevailed as well as black, white, navy and brown.

shortsA very popular look was topless. Again, a nod to our European vacationers. I think she got the most even tan of us all.
amalWide brimmed hats, also by Melissa Odabash, worn by it girl Amal Clooney were also found a plenty on the beach.

CREDITS:
yellow & ruffle bikini | Daniela Corte
orange strapped bikini | Agent Provacateur
blue fringe bikini | Victoria’s Secret
halter and white bikini | Sinesia Karol
crochet shorts and oversized hat | Melissa Odabash
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