Fleurs Blanches

Inside, outside, in situ, arranged - here are my "fleurs blanches" - always stunning,

these many dreamy white flowers...

Considered a weed with a name to match please meet "Sticky Snakeroot"!  Even so I adore this

pretty white pincushion-like flower which is a member of the sunflower family.

I discovered it on one of my favorite trails maintained by the


These trails are one the greatest gifts to our community here in Santa Barbara!

Sometimes less is more; here classic white wax flowers en masse in an

ASTIER DE VILLATTE vase atop a vintage hand carved Ethiopian tray.

Adjacent, an old brass elephant bell will gently call guests to dine.

New York City in the Springtime - this charming townhouse sports white

flowers in the balcony boxes with an ivy trellis meandering below and...

Clusters of Star of Bethlehem Flowers surrounded by daisies and ivy in the street level garden.

Here at LADUREE in Paris on the Champs-Elysees, sometimes more is more!

This magnificent lily and philodendron arrangement is as dazzling as the

patisseries, however, not sugar free ~

These white hydrangea rank as the biggest and best ever, found in the magnificent gardens of the French seaside palazzo VILLA EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD on the Cote d'Azur in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Springtime blossoms on a beach in East Hampton, Long Island.

In Sag Harbor, make sure to visit Donna Karan's URBAN ZEN, both fashion and home, sublime!  These masses of snowballs are dreamy in the aqua glass vases, no?  And…

...love the giant pots and simple mass plantings of different white flowers.

Simple, stunning!

Further East in West Sussex, English hedgerows are typically composed of a mix including Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Crab apple, Dog rose, honey suckle, etcetera, etcetera..tres jolie!

A sweet wildflower found near a stream on the grounds of the

PELICAN INN in Mill Valley, California.

What could be more inviting but an open door, allowing you to follow the alluring scent of the casa blanca lilies inside, here at THE HOUSE HOTEL Galatasaray, Istanbul Turkey.  Try this at home!

Once again from the charming establishment of THE HOUSE HOTEL, on each landing,

bright white flowers refresh on each flight as you ascend to the top floor lounge

and restaurant with breathtaking views over Galatasaray and greater Istanbul.

A bientôt with these simple, smashing dogwood blossoms from New York.

July 18, 2023 by Kimberly Hayes