Q & A with Holly

May 5, 2011

As promised, here is a Q & A with Holly where she tells us her favorites on everything from her favorite designer to her favorite spot for a cheap date night! Enjoy!

Some of Holly's faves...


1. Artist: Paul Klee and Alice Neel

2. Art Event: Art Perchance at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

3. Bar: The Local, downtown

4. Book: The Sartorialist

5. Chair: The Egg Chair

6. Color: No. 2 pencil yellow and Midnight Blue by Crayola

7. Concert Venue: Red Rocks and The MN Zoo

8. Design Icon: Sienna Miller

9. Flower: Ranunculus

10. Food: Huevos Rancheros

11. Gift Shop: I Like You in North East Minneapolis

12. Guilty Pleasure: Bacon!

13. Hobby: painting with the kids!

14. Jewelry: round silver studs and fun cocktail rings

15. Museum: Minneapolis Institute of Art  – I’m an Art History major!

16. Musical Artist: just one? 🙂 Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps

17. Place for Lunch: Thanh Do on Minnetonka Blvd – Vietnamese Egg Roll Salad

18. Restaurant: Travail and The Sample Room

19. Spot for cheap date night: Bryant Lake Bowl

20. Summer Activity: lakeside with the kids, friends, and a margarita!

21. Spot for retro furniture: Spinario in North East Minneapolis

22. Spot for new trendy home accessories: Garage sales and Roam.

23. Vacation Destination: my bed. I love my bed.

24. Winter Activity: Snowshoeing in the woods.

25. Design Magazine: Domino – I miss you!

This ‘warm’ weather has everyone  loving a break from the cold, drab winter and thinking forward to spring…

Put a little color on your table this week by picking up some flowers from your local floral shop or market.  Flowers that are in season right now are:

Alstromeria: it comes in red, pink, orange, white, yellow, purple, and varigated varieties and blooms it for days! It's a great flower that lasts.


Crysanthemums: they come in many colors and sizes. My favorites are the 'button mums' and the 'spider mums'. This is a flower that also lasts a long time and they smell pretty too!


Gerbera Daisy: this flower comes in red, orange, yellow, pink, purple and white. The head of this flower is about 3-4" and it can get a little top heavy. A simple solution is to support it with some floral wire or a large straw that slides over the stem.


Lily: these come in many colors and variations. The one shown here is a 'Stargazer Lily'. This flower has a strong, but delightful scent. One tip for this flower: it's best to remove the pollen right away so it doesn't stain your table cloth or it's petals. It also makes the bloom last longer.


Queen Ann's Lace: Instead of using baby's breath for filler, use this! It's very pretty and delicate. It adds another layer of texture to your arrangement.