Meet a Master: Village Garden Club of La Jolla to host celeb designer Eddie Zaratsian


From Press Report

Internationally acclaimed floral designer and stylist, Eddie Zaratsian, will be the featured speaker at the seventh annual Meet the Masters event, presented by The Village Garden Club of La Jolla.

Zaratsian, whose signature style reflects a global perspective and attention to detail, will lecture, share slides from events he has created, and demonstrate his innovative floral design aesthetic, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Based in Los Angeles, Zaratsian has provided floral arrangements for fashion entities including Chanel, Valentino, Kate Spade, Jo Malone, Neiman Marcus, as well as many celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey. He recently embarked on a partnership with Restoration Hardware to provide an in-house floral design service using specially designed containers and furniture.

In 2012, London’s

The Financial Times

listed Zaratsian as one of “five top florists” worldwide.

Following the La Jolla Village Garden Club presentation, Zaratsian will be available to autograph his recently published floral design book, “Eddie Zaratsian: Custom Florals and Lifestyle.” The book captures the natural and organic essence of flowers and plants in arrangements that are complex, fresh, textural and perfectly edited — each one a masterpiece.

The Village Garden Club of La Jolla, a 501(c)(3) organization, was organized in 1974 as a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Currently it has 425 members. The club’s mission is to promote horticulture and sponsors civic projects.

Susan Oliver is the current club president and Susie Spanos is the chair of the Meet the Masters event. Previous masters speakers include Remco van Vliet, Preston Bailey, Nancy K. Clarke, Paula Pryke and Shane Connolly.

Tickets are available for $65 and include a reception and valet parking. Checks should be made payable to “VGCLJ” and mailed to Meet the Masters, P.O. Box 783, La Jolla, CA 92038. Tickets will be held at the box office for pickup the day of the event.

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