WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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It's a time for women to get together, maybe drink a little wine, laugh, learn and create." Although Isabel passed away long before her granddaughter discovered her floral passion, that doesn't mean this respected matriarch isn't somehow connected. "I know she would be proud of me and what I have accomplished," Teplow says. "Sometimes when I'm really stuck on something or nervous about an upcoming event, I try and channel her and ask for help. It usually works out, so in a sense she's a part of this business too." An Overseas Adventure When Dianne Williams' husband's career moved the couple and their two young boys to outside of London in 1999, she was bitten by the travel bug. During those four years abroad, wanderlust took over as Williams began to take advantage of the proximity to many different cultures and countries. "I loved researching places and was passionate to blend family travel with adven- ture and educational value in hopes of creating authentic experiences," she explains. At the end of their time in England, the Williamses had over 20 trips in the books — some week- ends, some long weekends, always as a family. "I will never forget our boys' first safari and the looks on their faces when they saw leopards in trees, cheetahs race through the grass, and a pride of lionesses with their cubs," she says. Many trips even included a humanitar- ian aspect, from cooking for children at an 145 f a l l 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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