NYC - Colour for Creatives

Any of you who follow me on Instagram (@stephanie_eastwood) will know that a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to work in New York for Fiona Humberstone from the Brand Stylist.  

I have worked with Fiona many times in London when she has run her colour psychology workshops and when she asked me to accompany her to New York where she was running a workshop I couldn't say no! 

I flew out a few days before the workshop, so I had some time to explore New York. It was my first time in New York and I wasn't sure what to expect, but Wow . . .  what a fabulous city.  

Brooklyn bridge with the New York skyline behind.  

Brooklyn bridge with the New York skyline behind.  

The highline, a disused raised railway line through the city which has been lovingly turned into a gorgeous raised walkway. 

The highline, a disused raised railway line through the city which has been lovingly turned into a gorgeous raised walkway. 

What a view from the Empire State Building. 

What a view from the Empire State Building. 

The flower district. A whole area of the city full of flower wholesalers with their displays of flowers filling the sidewalk.  

The flower district. A whole area of the city full of flower wholesalers with their displays of flowers filling the sidewalk.  

I loved exploring the city by myself and with Fiona's lovely family. We went to a gorgeous Lebanese restaurant called Ilili after our trip up the Empire State Building, which was fantastic. Definitely on the list for places to eat when I'm next in New York. 

Fionas Colour for creatives workshop was held in a gorgeous industrial building on 31st street. It was a huge space with massive old windows and huge high ceilings.  

As usual Fiona had amazing ideas to make the space her own and with the help of a fabulous flower grower and florist called Gloria we transformed the space into something amazing.   

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Gloria created these stunning Kokadama which we hung in the Windows. I love the mix of city view and nature. 

Gloria created these stunning Kokadama which we hung in the Windows. I love the mix of city view and nature. 

I loved helping Gloria create this gorgeous foliage wall. All made from bamboo cut fresh from Gloria's garden!

I loved helping Gloria create this gorgeous foliage wall. All made from bamboo cut fresh from Gloria's garden!

From the minute the workshop started the room was filled with a buzz that you only get when creative people get together. So many ideas were flying around the room, such an inspirational day.  

I learnt so much from listening into the workshop and I am doing my best to make my business look more 'summer'. Over the next few weeks I'm hoping my Instagram especially will be filled with more romantic photos in subtle colours and with a distinctly summer feel. 

We were treated to elevenses and lunch by the fabulous Poppy's a catering company based in Brocklyn and  the day finished, as Fiona's workshops always do. . . . with a cocktail! Of course as we were in America, that cocktail had to be a very English G&T, made with Scottish Hendricks Gin, served with tonic and a slice of cucumber and sprig of mint! 

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A perfect end to the day.  

A perfect end to the day.