Winter Whimsy Wreaths + More

Two opportunities to create your own holiday decor with the talented CristiEllen Zarvas of Fresh Cut Design, LLC during our annual Winter’s Eve Market on November 18!

November 18 | 5:00 + 7:00 pm

Due to inclement weather, this even has been cancelled for November 18. Details on cancellation have been emailed to ticket holders.

About The Program

Come for the shopping, stay for the crafts! Join us for a whimsical evening of winter crafting during our annual Winter’s Eve Market on November 18. Utilizing fresh greens harvested locally, guests will be guided through a creative class creating wreaths and other winter goodies by the talented CristiEllen Zarvas of Fresh Cut Design, LLC.

There are TWO opportunities to create your own holiday decor; 5:00 pm AND 7:00 pm. Each class will be approximately 1 hour long. Guests are not required to register in advance. However, limited spots/supplies are available, so we recommend purchasing your tickets early! Remaining spots will be available for walk up the day of. Each registration will be given the supplies to create one wreath. Additional tickets may be purchased for additional supplies.

The bar is open at the market, so grab a cocktail before you head in to get hands-on!

CristiEllen Zarvas

Most folks call me Cristi or Crissy, though my birth certificate reads: CristiEllen after both my yiayias’ names translated from Greek.  A little about me — a Lover of The Great Lakes! I studied Human Rights and Women’s Studies in college. My heart is happiest with flowers, antiquing or sharing a new Spotify playlist. My favorite trip was to Japan where I took my first ikebana lesson.

Floral design was always something in my periphery, but I didn’t know how to start. A couple years after college, I was working in event planning at the University of Michigan. A couple blocks away was a small (but mighty!) flower shop. Recognizing my inexperience, I offered my graphic design skills and to sweep the floors during my lunch breaks. After being turned down…I went back a few days later. To my surprise and delight, the owner gave me a shot.

From there, I learned hundreds of flower names, their care, design mechanics, and the nuances of delivery.  Eventually,  I came to work for the shop in a management role and oversaw the events department. Over the years I’ve advanced my skills by taking courses with some of the leading educators in floristry. Working in a brick & mortar shop also brought me into an incredible community of designers, growers, wholesalers, drivers, educators and floor sweepers.

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