Margot Shaw, Editor in Chief of Flower Magazine (click here for a special free trial) has been a great friend and supporter of mine for many years. We quite enjoy her and the magazine, as well as Margot’s Southern sensibility. Get to know her a little more and see pics from our last wedding featured in Flower.
Favorite drink before noon?
I am a coffee lover, so anything java related, preferably a large cup of strong coffee with lots of milk and a bit of sweetener.
Favorite drink at 6pm?
After a long day at “flower”, I reach for Dasani lime flavored sparkling water or some decaf green or chamomile tea.
Hors d’oeuvre that is always in the cabinet or fridge?
I always have and serve cheese straws, and roasted rosemary pecans – If people are tiring of these, I haven’t heard about it.
Music go to when friends are over…. i.e. Pandora station?
I have a play list that starts with mellow jazzy stuff like “Girl from Ipanema” and
Oscar Peterson and ends the night with Stevie Winwood “Roll with It” in case
folks have moved into a dancin’ mood.
Where would you like to go on vacation?
I would like to vacation on the Amalfi Coast, but would like to tour Portugal – it’s VERY floral and I’ve never been.
My favorite flower right now is the poppy – hard to grow where I live, but so sassy and sculptural – just a few, doing what they want make my day.
Dream guest to have over for dinner?
Elizabeth I – such a brilliant, complicated woman who managed to navigate very tricky waters throughout her rule. She’s been portrayed by everyone from Betty Davis to Cate Blanchett and I’ve read several biographies. But I’d like to know the real her.
May I have 2? 1.Bottega in Birmingham –
And favorite thing to eat at this restaurant?
the Parmesan soufflé is still my favorite indulgence
2.Hot and Hot Fish Club also in Birmingham
And favorite thing to eat at this restaurant ?
Tomato salad- it’s got a succotash thing going with fresh silver queen corn, fried
okra and smoked bacon. Make you walk sideways.
Our San Antonio, Texas wedding was graciously featured in their annual wedding issue…
Flower girls looked garden fresh from head to toe wearing rose crowns, and petals in the hems of their dresses.
Pews were decorated with greenery, roses, and ribbon above lanterns filled with rose petals and candlelight.
Tables covered in pale-pink sequined linens were dotted with elegant arrangements of roses, ranunculus, dahlias, and hydrangeas.
With four layers of roses between five tiers of cake, the wedding cake was almost too pretty to eat.
The vintage getaway car was decked with masses of roses.