Welcome to the Stems & Forks Blog. This is a culmination of all things I, Betty Binon, love and cherish, from florals and pastries to home decor and my dear family. On my web site you’ll find: baking recipes, floral designs and well, anything I fancy. I spent a great part of my adult life entrenched in my career, running a successful business in floral, decor and event design. It’s been an interesting journey to get to this platform of blogging and opening up my life to share with the world. You can read about it in my first blog. I love and have always loved beautiful things. As a young child, while classmates were obsessing over Miami Vice and Dirty Dancing, I was watching re-runs of Brideshead Revisited (1981 version) religiously. All the exquisite crystal, florals, ivy-clad walls and characters in fine attire (even at breakfast), awakened in me a connoisseur of beauty and opulence. We all have unique passions that stir something within ourselves – my love of elevating elements of everyday things to create a little more grandiosity is actually part of my bigger philosophy. We have today – let’s make life grand.