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Clubmember Spotlight…introducing Flami Valente

One of our well kept secrets at Secret Clubhouse is Flami Valente, Creative Director at Flowers & Beyond. She hails from Italy, by way of Costa Rica, and now divides her time between New York City and Rome.  Having such a cultivated youth, lent to her passion for colorful and dynamic designs.  She comes by her creativity naturally with an interior designer mother and an architect father, who encouraged her interest in art and design.  Her credentials include a degree in Art Direction from the European Institute of Design and a certification as a Wedding Planner and Event Designer from the Wedding Planning Institute and IWED.

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Secret Clubhouse: Who is your style icon?

Flami: My style icon is Karen Tran, her floral designs are absolutely amazing and her signature weddings are just luscious and beautiful.

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Secret Clubhouse: Do you have a favorite flower?

Flami: My favorite flowers are Peonies and any David Austin Rose.

Secret Clubhouse: How do you prepare for the upcoming wedding season? Any personal rituals?

Flami: The wedding season is around the corner and the winter time is when you recharge your batteries, I practice yoga on a daily basis :)

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Secret Clubhouse: If you weren’t a Creative Floral Designer, what would you be?

Flami: I’d be a make-up artist or a jazz singer!

Secret Clubhouse: If you could pick anyone in the world, past or present, to design an arrangement for, who would it be?  Why? And what would the arrangement look like?

Flami: The past: Janis Joplin - I’d make a huge bouquet with garden roses, peonies, and lots of cascading wild flowers in jewel tones, including all shades of purples and burgundy, dark greens, and pops of yellow!

Secret Clubhouse: Do you have any advice for someone wanting to get into the floral arrangement business?

Flami: All you need to be a floral designer is to have a great creative mind - it’s not only about knowing flowers but to really know how to match colors and texture - being a floral designer is fun!

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Secret Clubhouse: Do you draw your designs out first? Or do you jump in and just start creating from your vision?

Flami: I always try to get some inspiration first. After I meet with my clients, I always brainstorm with the designers and get inspiration from the flowers at the flower market. I create a mood board for my client based on what we discussed and once the mood board is approved, we design the centerpieces, bouquets, etc.

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Check out Flowers & Beyond and schedule your free consultation with Flami!

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Clicquot in the Snow at W Hotel; Scion AV's Secret Clubhouse - RackedWire - Racked LA

Oh man, Veuve Cliquot you can come do this at our Secret Clubhouse too!

7 months ago - 1

parislemon:

iheartapple2:

Alex’s Apple Orchard

I like the name.

Secret Clubhouse is secretly jealous. Especially about the 20th anniversary black mac. 

Clubhousers Take on CMJ 2013

CMJ Music Marathon is descending upon New York this week, and we’re gearing up to bask in the glow of live music all week long. Here’s where some of our music-minded coworkers will be posting up, and what we recommend seeing this week…

Hype Machine

What: An awesome event made possible by Hype Machine and organized by Portals and Stadiums & Shrines!

When & Where: Wednesday 10/16 @ Silent Barn

RSVP here!

Ooh La La Records

What: Join Ooh La La Records at the Banners party! Their bands, Ace Reporter and Tropic Of Pisces will be playing killer late-night sets at 12am & 1am.Find Theo and you might just get a free drink!

When & Where: Tuesday 10/15 @ Pianos

RSVP here!

Nicky Digital

What: A super cool showcase stacked with stellar bands and DJs hosted by Nicky Digital and Knight Time Records!

When & Where: Thursday, 10/17 @ Tribeca Grand

RSVP here.

Lyte

What: Lyte is going all out. They’ve hacked a mobile stage to roll out a series of secret shows, pop-up jam sessions and DJ sets around New York and Brooklyn.

When & Where: Tuesday 10/15 - Saturday 10/19 all over the place

RSVP and Truck details here.

Schuyler's (Mostly Free) Recommendations for Best Showcases:

Tuesday 10/15

NONONO + Panama Wedding + Mystery Skulls @ Mercury Lounge 

Wednesday 10/16

Crack in the Road, Unrecorded & Disconaivete Official Showcase @ Pianos

School Night Party @ Bowery Hotel 

Thursday 10/17

Neon Gold Showcase @ Santos Party House 

Friday 10/18

MyFreeConcert + BuzzChips Showcase @ the Living Room 

Saturday 10/19

The Wild Honey Pie’s Beehive @ Cameo Gallery

Where will you be?

nickdouglas:

slacktory:

Concept Space: A look inside those vague businesses whose actual job you can never figure out.

Written by Julio Torres for Slacktory

I play a skeptical outsider!

Shot at the clubhouse!

The rear of a Northbridge gym - which became the secret clubhouse for the Comanchero bikie gang in WA - has won a reprieve from demolition after an application was made to convert the illegal building into a lodging house complete with a “reading room”. (via Secret clubhouse spared demolition - The West Australian)

ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE OUR BROTHERS DOING WELL. 

The rear of a Northbridge gym - which became the secret clubhouse for the Comanchero bikie gang in WA - has won a reprieve from demolition after an application was made to convert the illegal building into a lodging house complete with a “reading room”. (via Secret clubhouse spared demolition - The West Australian)

ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE OUR BROTHERS DOING WELL. 

Hype Machine, an outstanding music discovery and streaming service recently left the Yard for a place called the Secret Clubhouse, and when we discovered this well kept secret, we knew it was our new home. The Secret Clubhouse is filled with music companies like The Hype Machine and Ooh La La Records, as well as freelance tech, video, and media types. Not to mention that they have, on display, every Apple computer from the Commodore 64 to the Macbook Air and every music system from the 8-track to a multi-disc CD changer. Plus we can kick back and have a good time thanks to the pool table and rack of guitars in the basement. Check out some of the photos on their blog.

So we’re living in Secret these days… and loving it. We’ve committed to being here for the foreseeable future thanks to the office, the location, and a super cool CEO who has made some great investments. If you’re in the neighborhood, pay us a visit!

Finding a home for your baby in NYC by The Stereotypes Blog

Aww you guys are so nice. 

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, with a tiger tapestry and a pile of Care Bears. 
GET YOUR HEAD AROUND THAT.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, with a tiger tapestry and a pile of Care Bears. 

GET YOUR HEAD AROUND THAT.

Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space

Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space

New art!

1) A signed Pixies poster; 2) Brainstorming names for what became the Barbarian Group; 3) 3 beautiful Portlandia prints.

And a lot more!