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Event: The Lonely Bouquet

Make Floral Arrangements to Leave in Public Places

A bundle of flowers tend to brighten anyone’s day. Why, then, are the aromatic treats generally reserved for special occasions? According to the global initiative The Lonely Bouquet, they don’t have to be. For the second year in a row, the movement is having its (inter)National Lonely Bouquet Day. Here’s how it works: Pluck flowers from your garden, arrange said flora in a wee recycled jar, pop a “Take Me” sign around the bunch, and then leave the gift in a public space for someone to find. But why do it alone? Folks in Santa Barbara can come together at a Lonely Bouquet–making event this weekend where floral studio ella & louie will have blooms to purchase and help with arrangements, and the letterpress gurus Tabletop Made will have “adoption” tags available. All you need to bring is an old vase or jar. The event happens Sunday, June 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa Street. For more information, call 931-6864 or visit

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