Clothing from Noncha

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I am pleased to be partnering with Noncha today to share a few favorites from their online clothing shop, specializing in eco-friendly, fair trade Dutch designs. The Intarsia scarf above is the perfect splash of color to throw onto a grey and black winter uniform! It looks so cozy too!

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Indulge in these oh so comfy but effortlessly chic pants made of silk and wool! I love the easy fit and just slightly slouchy look for traveling and Fridays!

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I think this little silver bobby pin necklace from Dutch designer Martine Viergever is oh so sweet! I’d love it paired with a classic black wool sweater for winter

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I try to wear as many floral prints as possible during the winter months to lift my mood and remember summertime. This blouse or skirt fits the bill!

I love the philosophy behind Noncha! Owner, Lotte was inspired by her Dutch heritage to showcase Dutch designers as well as other European designers focusing on functional but beautifully and eco-consciously designed clothing. Enjoy 25% off at Noncha all this week as a Frolic! reader. Retrieve your discount with code “frolic”. You’ll receive a free yellow hat (pictured in the photo above!) with your order! While supplies last.

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A Visit to the Island of Fårö!

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Come along with me on a visit to the island of Fårö! My dear friend, Maria, took me on a day trip to this magical island where we picked raspberries, strolled along the sea discovering wooden boats and fishing shacks, through mossy forests, and into the only store on the island for a makeshift fika! This sparse island was home to the filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. It’s dotted with stone houses, fascinating rock formations, and windmills. I plan to return in the spring and summer for the wildflowers and berry foraging!

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Photos by Chelsea Fuss. Taken on Faro off the island of Gotland in Sweden.

Hello!

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Hope your December is off to a great start. Can’t wait to share lots of new posts with you. I’ve been volunteering at a lovely flower patch the last few weeks in Wiltshire, UK. Making Christmas wreaths, learning British English, and the proper way to eat a mince pie (brandy butter and amaretto cream!). Lots to share with you! In the meantime, feel free to check out all my gardening posts over here. Talk to you soon, my friends. Have a lovely weekend!

Photo by Chelsea Fuss. Taken on the island of Gotland in a town called Slite.

London Flower Class with Pedlars!

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I am so excited to be partnering with Pedlars to present a holiday hand-tied class, next Friday, December 5th in London. Pedlars has always been a shop I’ve admired from afar, and I’ve been thrilled to visit a few times since I’ve been in the UK this year. Their brick and mortar doesn’t disappoint! Filled with clever products (never too serious) that just make you smile, Pedlars also includes a cafe. Bonus: everyone that works there is happy and friendly! It’s one of those shops you like to go to just for the experience. I also love that they host a slow reading night (no phones allowed!).

So, I am thrilled to offer a fresh flower class at Pedlars, next Friday night at their adorable shop! London was where I first trained to be a florist. I feel endlessly inspired when I visit and England in general has offered me new ways and ideas of thinking about flowers, gardening, and flower arranging since I’ve been here this year, working alongside British flower farmers. So, it’s a great honor to teach a class here! I think it will be a fun night of learning, making, and eating (of course!) Fika included!

The details:

What: Learn how to make a fresh hand-tied bouquet using seasonal greens, herbs, berries, bulbs, and flowers. There’s a special technique to making a hand-tied bouquet. You’ll learn all the secrets! You’ll also learn the basics of working with cut flowers and how to condition them to last as long as possible. At the end of the course, you’ll take home a beautiful hand-tied bouquet that you’ve made yourself!

Where: Pedlars in London!

More details and booking information here.

If you aren’t located near London, I am always teaching online! Check out my Flower Arranging 101 course, right here.

Photo: Chelsea Fuss. A special thank you to Jane Potrykus and Sarah Berry for organizing and of course to the glorious Pedlars for hosting!