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Masters Of Craft: Flowers Harmonize Under Chazz Levi’s Discerning Eye

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

There are few things more instantly uplifting than a bouquet of fresh flowers.

Chazz Levi, a florist with 30 years’ experience, knows a thing or two about the positive influence of flower power.

To listen to her talk about her craft is to receive a crash course in the poetic potential of the natural form, from the tiniest unfurled bud to the biggest, blowziest rose bloom.

To be sure, we love a good crafty variation on the theme of cut flowers, like this quaint teacup arrangement, but Levi makes an irresistible case for a different kind of design, one that’s effortless and lived-in.

There should be no elitism or mystery to creating a perfect DIY arrangement; Levi is almost missionary in her faith that every person should have access to the simple and pure happiness of arranging a beautiful display of flowers, with flowers from your own garden or local grocery store.

Her particular talent is in granting that access — as she does in this exclusive video for LittleThings — as she demonstrates how to use every last leaf and stem to create an overall effect that is lovely, unforced, and beyond easy to replicate at home.

Her tips include: just saying “no” to scissors (she’ll explain why!), using flowers in every stage of bloom, and taking time with your project.

But fundamentally, her most important message is this: “Spending that quiet time with [flowers], it’ll change your life. It really will.”

Check out the video below to learn more about Chazz Levi and the wonderful world of flowers.

And don’t forget to SHARE these lessons with all the people in your life who appreciate the beauty in nature!

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