Royal Blossoms – 300 years of heritage and art
Inspired by the historically important paintings and the endless variety of form of the famous sculptures from the MEISSEN® Manufactory archives, creative director Frida Weyer has designed an elaborate collection of evening, cocktail and bridal dresses – timelessly elegant, feminine,
graceful and with a touch of romantic luxuriance.
Frida Weyer creates volume with beautiful silk organza, modeled in highly expressive, sculptural silhouettes reflecting the MEISSEN® shapes from which they were inspired, and which shimmer with the contrasting flow of sensual silks and delicate lacework. The creations are adorned with modern-style floral decorations. The delicate, three-dimensional embroidery was inspired by MEISSEN® chinoiseries and the famous MEISSEN® snowball-blossom appliqués from the 18th century, as well as by floral designs from the 19th and 20th centuries. Fine details with gold
pigments and finishing touches with sculptural flowers, pearls and crystals perfectly express the traditional craftsmanship of the legendary Manufactory.
Spring in St. George is unlike any other – warm sunny days, flip flops and shorts, early blossoms, desert flowers scattering the landscape. . . The awakening of the earth seems to pull us outside to bask in the sun and explore the world with fresh new eyes. I never tire of spotting the bright patches of desert marigold and globe mallow that cover the hillsides each spring.As nature puts on a show of colors, it also brings a renewed sense of hope and possibility. Just as I get excited to dig in the dirt and plant seeds in my garden, I also get energized about planting those fresh, new proverbial seeds of possibility - like imagining my next creative project. . . Or how much lighter I would feel if I made more time for fun!We can consciously plant these seeds for our own growth by doing more of the things that bring us joy and peace – or we can get swept up in the mad dash of schedules and forget to appreciate the little things that add up to make a beautiful, meaningful life. Either way we will grow, and either way what we focus on will grow. What do you want to grow this season?As you approach your own goals for this spring, I invite you to explore your wellness goals with curiosity and imagination. Focus on what really gives you a sense of well-being: enjoying nourishing foods, moving your body, pursuing your passions, belly laughs. . . Let go of judgments, criticism and guilt. Focus on what you want to grow – and keep an open mind so you don’t miss something unexpected!This issue of St. George Health
The Rose Garden in Baden near Vienna. Austria's greatest Rose Garden is located in Baden near Vienna. On an area of about 8 hectares (about 20 acres) you'll find 175 beds with more than 30,000 rose bushes, in over 800 varieties. Every year you can admire two rose blossoms here; once in June and in October.