Fl'Air Events

Welcome to Fl’Air Events!

Pat Gibbons and Laurie Stern are delighted to present to you Fl'Air Events. This fun and unique hands-on program combining flower arranging and the art of perfumery is perfect for fund-raisers, corporate events, conventions, and private parties. Fl'Air Events tailors each program to your groups' specifications and travels to the event site, whether a hotel ballroom or outdoor winery.

Flowers and perfume- how can you think of one without the other?


Pat, a professional floral designer with 30 years of experience, will teach the principals of floral design while creating a centerpiece and sharing her tips of the trade.  Master perfumer, Laurie, will lead you into the world of aromatics and the art of natural perfumery.

This inspiring, interactive, two-part program begins with Pat’s floral demonstration on how to create different styles of design by using color and texture. Each participant is then guided through the creation of his or her own floral arrangement, which they get to take home.

Once their centerpiece is complete, Laurie takes you on a journey into the heady world of scent where as you experience flowers and plants on a whole new sensory level.

You can relax and inhale the rarest and most expensive natural perfume essences in the world, including Bulgarian rose, and Assam oud. You will  also learn how an expert natural perfumer combines precious materials to create a perfume.


Depending on which program option you chose, each attendee also will learn either how to make a bath salt and an aromatic room spray or Laurie will demonstrate how a solid perfume is actually made.  And, every attendee will be able to take a solid perfume home with them. Also, participants will learn how to make bath salts and an aromatic room spray with essential oils.

Join these artists in a sensory experience you won't forget!

Our Program


Fl'Air Events travels to the event site, whether a hotel ballroom or outdoor winery. We provide everything needed - all flowers, a travel-safe vase,  clippers, essential oils, bottles, and bath salts.

Please call or email Laurie  510-528-8040 to schedule your Fl’Air Event today!

The program is tailored to your group’s specifications with two versions available:

     .   Two demonstrations (1 hour each). No hands-on activity.

     .   A three hour demonstration, including interactive, hands-on activities.

     .   15 person minimum attendance

     .   Round-robin available for groups with 25 or more attendees.


      .   Learn the same design techniques professionals use in an easy step-by-step process.

  • Learn how to use color and texture to create drama with flowers.
  • Learn how to select fresh flowers and care for them.
  • Create your own bouquet to enjoy with your new-found knowledge.


    • Learn how natural organic perfumes are created.
    • Discover the fascinating and rich history of perfume.
    • Make personalized bath salts or an aromatic room spray.
    • See a demonstration of solid perfume making.
    • Take home a gift of a solid perfume.
    • Make your own organic perfume.

    Pat and Laurie


    Since 1980, Pat Gibbons has been known as one of the Bay Area’s most respected floral designers for weddings and special events. She is a founding member of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association, an education source for event professionals, and has participated in Bouquets to Art at the De Young Museum in San Francisco since 1989. Her work has been featured in Fusion Flowers, an international trade magazine, and shown in Brides Magazine, Catering Magazine, The Knot, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Contra Costa Times. She is a long-standing member of Here Comes the Guide, a prominent wedding resource. Pat is a natural teacher and is frequently sought by audiences for her expertise and engaging lectures.  

    Laurie Stern is the artisanal perfumer behind Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery, a natural botanical perfumery that revives the legacy of the golden era of perfume through hand-crafted scents and opulent packaging. A former wedding florist, Laurie opened the Purrfumery in 2006 where she blends a very different kind of bouquet from exquisite materials found around the globe and blooming in her own Perfumer’s Garden. Laurie's perfume-making process and Velvet & Sweet Pea’s products have been widely covered in national and regional publications including Oprah, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Diablo Magazine.

    Please call or e-mail for pricing and date availability.


    laurie@purrfumery.com     510-528-8040

    pat@patgibbonsfloral.com    510-527-3197

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