Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life” is the credo of the man that built a beautiful estate in Woodside, Ca; FILOLI. This estate is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is open to the public from February – October. Gorgeous gardens, beautiful hikes into the hills, and an amazing 1920’s mansion are only some of the things you can enjoy there. Whenever I have someone visiting from out of town, Filoli is one of the places that I have to take them, or sometimes when I’m feeling like Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice, I make a trip out there and stroll the gardens (No, I don’t dress up in costume!)

I was perusing their website last night planning my next jaunt over there, and noticed they have volunteer opportunities listed on their website for Floral Arrangers. Naturally, I filled out their application, and included the Nafis Designs blogspot, and website address in my email. This morning I received a lovely email back that read:

Hi Y,
I LOVED your blog!! Great ideas for low-cost, quality arrangements anyone can do. That's the Filoli spirit we're looking for in volunteers-- the ability to use those things around us that give ourselves and others joy.

I will forward your message and application on to the Chair of the House Arrangers. She will contact you about the audition for her committee.

I do hope you can make volunteering a part of your floral life. There are opportunities to design and decorate with flowers at Filoli that you will not find anywhere else in the Bay Area.

Good luck and I hope to see you at Filoli soon.

Can’t wait to audition and hope I get picked to be on their team of House Floral Arrangers!!!! WISH ME LUCK!!!!

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