Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the Orchid Dinner sponsored by Veranda Magazine at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The 11th annual Orchid Show is the nation’s largest exhibition which celebrates this exotic flower in all its amazing forms. Elaborate displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in a colossal of colors, shapes, sizes and textures. The Orchid show is scheduled March 2nd through April 22nd. A must see for anyone visiting or living in New York City. The highlight of the event was the creation of the centerpieces done by various artists including myself. My centerpiece was entitled “La Cage a’ Wolf” which included an oversize bright orange bird cage. A great DIY project for garden parties!