395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE
For carpooling options, the group will leave Target parking lot (PIB at Holcomb Bridge) at 9am
Check in at the meeting location, Sandy Springs Library, is 9:30-10:30. The cost to attend this meeting is $40.
Margot Rafield Shaw, Editor in Chief
Margot Shaw, the editor in chief of flower magazinehas loved flowers since she could “pick a pocketful of posies” but didn’t realize her true passion for them until just a few years ago.
A self-named “flower girl,” Margot attributes her knowledge and appreciation of floral design to her former boss and mentor Sybil Sylvester, an esteemed florist in Birmingham, Alabama who has taught Margot the (garden) tools of the trade for the past four years. While working for Sybil in her downtown shop, Margot quickly learned to cultivate her aesthetic of floral design and nurture her appreciation for their healing properties.
However, after four years of working in the industry, she couldn’t find a magazine on news stands for fresh flower enthusiasts. After further investigation with friends and colleagues, Margot realized the strong demand for a quarterly publication that would educate and inspire flower enthusiasts while showcasing the many talented floral professionals within this thriving, diverse industry.
Margot’s vision for floweris to provide a publication that will delight and enrich the lives of readers through the knowledge and beauty of fresh flowers — and, to expose as many people as possible to the joys of flowering by providing a source of inspiration and education for all “flower people.”
Both a patron and participant in the arts, Margot studied Art History and Sociology at Hollins College in Virginia, Interior Design at the University of Texas and has an ongoing interest in photography. floweris her first foray into magazine publishing.
Margot is a native of Birmingham, Alabama who resides in her hometown with husband Gates. She has three daughters, Hansell, Westcott and Elizabeth, two cats, Minuit and Jacques, and two dogs, Lancelot and Luce.