recently, our friends from Astro launched their new tv channel, Astro Bella, at the chic Ciao Ristorante. the new channel is aimed to attract ardent fans of telenovellas and we were requested to give its launch the Flora Etc treatment. we had, however, very little in terms of lead time but we had plenty in terms of imagination. so, our angels gathered all the necessary resources and set out full-throttle to please our dear client. as telenovellas are known for their palpitation-inducing vibe, we toyed with colors and elements that evoke love, romance and decadent passion in our design. red, being the quintessential color of love and romance, featured predominantly in the flowers, fruits and fabric that we picked. we also used black to elicit the less desirable but certainly notable side to all that love and passion. glamor was sprinkled on the table overlays in sequins and on the seductive mannequins in voluminous corsages and chunky crystal accessories. quite literally, our towering glory for the event was the forbidden tree that bore all those irresistible red fruits. of course our tree also featured teardrop crystals, hanging bubble vases and succulent cymbidiums for a sumptuous dose of drama. yes, my precious, come and have a bite..!