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The secret sauce bringing glam vibe to Palm Royale

In "Palm Royale," Apple TV's hit series, flowers not only help, but fluff up the storyline of world class social climbing. It's Palm Beach circa 1969. Maxine Delacourte, an ambitious wife played hilariously by Kristen Whig, is trying to ascend the social ladder. Naturally there are established doyennes who delight in trying to create barricades for her entry into their country club, Palm Royale. Delacourte's madcap attempts to prevail may be the plot line, but it also allows us, the viewer, a peek at luxury on the highest level.

These people know how to party and live well. Fashion is glamourous. Lilly Pulitzer's bold floral prints are popping up for daytime and evening attire includes sparkling gowns. Entertaining is big, expensive and over the top.

Florist Ines Garstecki, the owner of L.A's Flowermaid, was tasked with making sure that all the sets – the country clubs, the homes, the themed parties – were not only authentic but fabulous.Oh and what a great job she did. Which is why clients like Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Heidi Klum, etc. clamor for her taste. Included in her repertoire is TV work that includes Hacks (HBO) and Westworld (HBO). Of course when you have a plot line like "Palm Royale," it is a florist's dream.

"Budget was never an issue and we often got to splurge on the most expensive flowers such as yellow Bartzella Itoh peonies (used for the charity and auction ball in Episode 1 and 2)," says Garstecki, who along with her team including lead designer Matthew Stovall found extraordinary blooms. "We used seasonal varieties like calla lilies, Belladonna delphiniums, dahlias, cosmos and Rudebeckia (perfect for 70s colors)." Other additions included agapanthus, zinnias, and Echinacea centers (for their orangey brown 70s color). Most arrangements featured the most used foliage of the time – which was leather leaves, plumosa, tree fern and lemon leaves."


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