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Nature’s Party

Inspired by leaves, wood and stone, florist Kimm Birkicht has created centerpieces and party favors that you can make at home to enhance your fall fetes. But for those short on time, Birkicht’s creations can be ordered at her shop, the Velvet Garden on 3rd Street near West Hollywood (pears and ice bucket are not included).

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Resource Guide

NATURE’S PARTY: Pages 41-47: Kimm Birkicht, the Velvet Garden, Los Angeles, (323) 852-1766. Page 41: Concord Foods’ Candy Apple Kit, at Ralphs markets. Natural licorice sticks, 10 for $2.65, at Herb Products Co., North Hollywood, (818) 761-0351. Edible gold leaf, $45.59 for 25 leaves, at Surfas Restaurant Supply & Gourmet Food, Culver City, (310) 559-4770. Pages 42-43: Faux-velvet leaf garland, $6.99 to $10.99, and boutonniere pins, $3.25, at Moskatel’s, Los Angeles, (213) 689-4830. Autumn leaf nosegay, $15, at the Velvet Garden. Peacock feather fan, $50; hologram and pig suede tray, $275, at the Velvet Garden. Peacock feathers, 50 cents to 75 cents each, at Hollywood Fancy Feather Co., North Hollywood, (818) 765-1767. Green Oasis tape, $2.75 and $4.85, at GM Floral Co., Los Angeles, (213) 489-7055. Napkin floret, $10 each, at the Velvet Garden. Liquidambar leaf runner, $350, at the Velvet Garden. Preserved bay leaf tablecloth (59 by 78 inches), $400, at Cosentino’s, Malibu, (310) 456-6707. Bay leaf balls, $42 (8 inches) and $76 (12 inches), at Cosentino’s; $49 (8 inches) and $98 (12 inches) at Enchanted Florist, Los Alamitos, (562) 596-7733. Vase with underwater leaf floral arrangement, $150, at the Velvet Garden. Pages 44-45: Napkin corset, $10, at the Velvet Garden. Tiger-wood and rosewood-grain napkins, $18, at Tortoise. Sterling, jade, mother of pearl and red moonwood chopsticks, $135 per pair, at Pacific Asia Museum store, Pasadena, (626) 449-2742. Floral arrangement, $350, at the Velvet Garden. Pages 46-47: Pebble candy, $7.99 per pound, at Ultimate Nut & Candy Co., Farmers Market, Los Angeles, (323) 938-1555. Swizzle glass, $6.75, at the Velvet Garden. Sugarcane swizzle sticks, 45 cents each, at Surfas Restaurant Supply & Gourmet Food. Stone and glass floral arrangements, $175 and $225, at the Velvet Garden.

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