The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Hertfordshire Edition

Category: Flowers


18 Mar 2017

Have you joined the campaign yet? No? What’s stopping you? I’m a recent convert and have found myself being positively evangelical about #wreathgoals2017. It’s a campaign that’s being championed by Alice Calcasola van der List, the Dutch floral designer who founded All In One Season in Letchworth. The campaign is gaining momentum, and Alice is on the cusp of transforming Hertfordshire into a county where a wreath is not just for Christmas.

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Your guide to colourful fun in Herts and further afield

9 Mar 2017

WOWzers. Literally. Women of the World unite, with an explosion of creativity and colour. In this week’s guide there is fun to be had with paintings and flowers and loads of good things to inspire you to get out and celebrate life and spring. Now is the time. Give yourself permission to have a ball.

WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, South Bank Centre, Fri 10 March

Hello, look who it is.

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Get crafty in time for Christmas…

4 Nov 2016

I can’t help noticing that crafty types love this time of year — and before you know it, they’re whipping up something lovely and tasteful to hang on the door or pop on the mantlepiece. I wish I was one of those people. If you, like me, need a bit of guidance in the arts-and-crafts department, here are some workshops going on round the county to get you all festive and fabulous….

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A splash of colour on a grey winter weekend

15 Feb 2016

There is something utterly lovely about stepping through the door into the treasure trove that is both Alice Calcasola-vander List’s home and her business, All in One Season. There are beautiful things literally everywhere — I don’t think there’s a surface that hasn’t got something lovely nestled on it — and, too, a warm welcome that includes a huge hug and a big mug of frothy coffee, Dutch-style…

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Deck the halls with boughs of all sorts…

30 Nov 2015

I’m starting to feel just a little bit Christmassy now…. and that’s due in part to Helen Reeley’s garland-making workshop at the weekend. I’m not feeling particular crafty (although I never do), but I am feeling a bit more festive – and quite proud of myself. It might not have been perfect, my garland, but it was all my own work….

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