Two Fridays ago, I had a really bad day. My husband and I got into a tiff over something really dumb, the weather outside was horrible, I missed my bus to work (but hey – that happens daily), and I was staring down the barrel of another crazy weekend. All I wanted to do was crawl into a hole and not come out until summer. I swear, my pal Brittany of Satin & Snow must have sensed my mid-Friday despair and put her “kind gesture” hat on.
As I choked down my bland lunch at my desk and thought about ways to smooth things over with the hubby, I got a quick message from Brittany:
Brittany: “Hi Beautiful! If I wanted to deliver something to you today, what would be the best time and where should I bring it?”
Dom – mouthful of mushroom soup: “Wait – what now?”
Brittany: “I’m five minutes away! See ya soon!”
I immediately got up, wiped the soup off my chin and ran down to the lobby to greet Brittany. Gorgeous as ever, Brittany presents me with a huge paper bag tied with rose and burgundy ribbons.
Satin & Snow
I knew that the contents of the bag was something fabulously floral. Brittany is the floral arranging wizard and entrepreneurial powerhouse behind Satin & Snow. Her team of wedding planners have designed the most stunningly beautiful weddings and events in Ottawa and abroad. And I’m not exaggerating. In the short time she has been in business, Brittany’s work has been widely published in international wedding resources, and has won several awards for her literally breathtaking designs. God. I wish Brittany was around when I was getting married.
So, the moral of this post is that Brittany saved my Friday. It was going horribly, but her kind gesture changed everything. It was wonderful just to see her – to share a few laughs and a couple of hugs, but to get back to my desk and see what was in that bag – I cried. I legit blubbered like a baby when I peered into that bag.
Blooms In A Bag
She had given me Blooms in a Bag – a bouquet of some of the most luscious blooms ever. I stared at an array of dark peach and blush Hermosa roses that smelled divine. In addition to these pretties were Quicksand roses that looked like they were dipped in Earl Grey tea. Dotted throughout the arrangement were sweet wax flower springs (smell like lemon), eucalyptus leaves, fat and juicy ranunculus (a favourite) and gorgeously unique scabiosa. Flowers truly are the way to my heart and I just sat there are stared at them for a while. Wow.
It gave me great satisfaction (said with bragging voice) to have my co-workers salivate over this kind gesture courtesy of Brittany and at the end of the day, I packed it up carefully and Ubered home. It was way too good to see the inside of a bus. Sigh…I floated home.
You’ll be happy to know that things were quickly smoothed over with my husband and we haven’t bickered over our chandelier’s dimmer switch since. So dumb, but aren’t most squabbles?
Check out the Satin & Snow website at www.satinandsnow.com and treat yourself or a loved one to Blooms In a Bag! Satin & Snow is also on Instagram (beautiful, BEAUTIFUL feed), Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
Ever had something totally turn around a terrible day? Do tell – I’m listening!