Provence is one of the places in my bucketlist. I want to see its lavender fields and vineyards. It was like a surprise introduction when a friend asked me to help her with her Provence-themed event one Firday night. I was asked to make some arrangements as decorations for the venue. Next thing I know, I was sketching some ideas and searching sceneries of that area.
The event was in the cozy studio of My Little Box in Omotesando. The star of the event are classic savory dishes like pizza with black olives and anchovy . She also served vanilla and raspberry shu cream, which are the main products of her company, Pampelonne.
Provence and Rose Moment at My Little Box Tokyo
As I mentioned above, Provence and Rose Moment features local delicacies and the Rose wine from the area. To complement the food and drinks, I created several country-style summer arrangements. The idea is to somehow make the guests feel as if they are in Provence. My main materials include sunflowers to symbolise the summer season and the view that inspired painters like Van Gogh. I used peach roses to complement the Rose wine. To mimic the vineyards, I added some black currants stems. The shape of the leaves are similar to grapes. Lastly, lavender. It cannot be Provence without the lavender. Luckily, we have some lavender stems because at the moment the season is already over here in Tokyo.
Aside from the arrangement at the main room, I also prepared some arrangements for the third floor. This area has a sofa where people can relax and chat.
Lastly, we prepared some garni made of rosemary, thyme, and bay leaves for guests to take home.
For upcoming events of Pampelonne, please visit their site: https://www.pampelonne-tokyo.com/.