This past weekend, we visited the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. A popular attraction in Philadelphia since 1829, this annual tradition — which is the world’s oldest and largest indoor event of its kind — draws more than 250,000 people to Philadelphia each year. This year’s theme is “Flower Power,” which pays homage to the 1960’s psychedelic culture, and the impact that flowers have on society, as this is the 50th year anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.
The Flower Show revenue supports the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) greening efforts, which help connect people through horticulture, and work together to create beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities. The following slideshow is a small snapshot of the many exhibits we experienced and vendors we saw:
While we explored the different arrangements and vendor tables, we had some time to catch up with one another, and think about the various projects we’ve collaborated on over the past few years. As always, we wound up laughing about some of our favorite memories (while searching for the nearest wine vendor!). It’s amazing to think about how much has happened over the past few years, and how much we’ve grown since we first met six years ago. We are both very excited about what the future has in store, and can’t wait to share more with everyone soon! Below are some themes that were reinforced during our visit to the Flower Show:
- Enjoy your time away from work
- Make time for friends (We say this often, and it’s always worth a reminder!)
- Be willing to try something new
- Appreciate and explore your city’s local culture
- Find time to stop and smell the flowers
- Give people flowers while they can smell them
Our wine pairing for this month is the Domaine Chandon California Sparkling Rosé. Tasting notes below!
“This rosé is a pretty pink with intense ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon, and fresh red cherry fruit aromas and flavors. On the palate, this wine is creamy and seductive with a defined structure from the Pinot Noir added in its final stages.”