Monday, March 21, 2011

The 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show

This year's Philadelphia Flower show was a real chic and classy exhibit. Just like Paris herself. The numbers for the attendance for this year's show said it all - 265,000 visitors to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a 12% increase from last year.

Visitors came from every state in the nation and from around the world. Popular guests included the first lady of Pennsylvania, Susan Corbett, with her daughter Kate; noted designer David Stark, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and signer Patti LaBelle. After a guided tour, Ms. LaBelle declared: "I'm in wonderland".

Let's visit wonderland....shall we ......
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20TH Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Contact: Show Designer Sam Lemheney, 215-988-1621
Springtime in Paris
This year’s presentation, “Springtime in Paris,” will greet guests with a 33-foot-high base of the Eiffel Tower, then transport them to romantic and elegant scenes of Paris through a host of remarkable gardens.  Parisian parks in full bloom, gardens of lilac, lavender and roses, and blooming topiary animals will lead to the Carousel Stage, where lively performances will include can-can dancers, singers and musicians set among the iconic images of Paris.
 

she greeted us when we first walked in ......wonder what mascara she uses??? 
he was just so cute...struttin' his stuff.... 
with the music of Paris in the background, we felt like we were really there!!
everywhere we turned it was magic ..... 
this adorable dolphin had to get in on the action......
I loved the way this lion came out with the Eiffel Tower in the background  
this was the lion's saddle....how gorgeous is this????????? 
this adorable unicorn had a saddle as well ..... 
with black roses ....... 
camels were around as well, they were not to miss out on the fun!! 
looking up into the Eiffel Tower  
Spring is in the air !! Carousel Stage coming in next post....stay tuned !! 

Today's Words of Wisdom: Listen to your Critics 

3 comments:

Marina Mott said...

Marvelous pics!! xx

Paris Pastry said...

Breathtaking! So beautiful <3! I bet it was a lot fun to use your new camera huh? :) Can't wait to see other parts of Paris in the next post.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

It really was such a gorgeous show this year....many more pix to share!!

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