[QUOTE=Bearcata]Not a bad first episode.
What happend to Team Artisan, their initial concept drawing of an armoir and trellis decorated with apples sounded like a great idea. Their presentation fell so flat it should have been buried.
The 2 shoppers were given $1500 what did they spend it on, they couldn't have spent some of it on flowers??? Bouquets of sunflowers would have been great, did neither of the ladies have a cell phone so they could call back to the estate or their team contact them, totally botched senerio.
I'm in complete agreement. (Except that I hate sunflowers! :phhht ) I missed the beginning of the show, so I'm not sure what the shoppers were supposed to be out there buying, but they were in Southern Fairfield County, CT, where you can get a huge array of fabulous fabrics, china, flowers, and whatever else you could possibly want-- not to mention the fact that they could be in Manhattan in at most 40 minutes--and they were gone for, like, 5 hours and came back with that pedestrian crap??????
On the cooking thing...she efficiently did all the work--and cooking is exhausting--so why shouldn't she plan to get some sleep to be ready for the last minute stuff? Makes sense to me. No one was stopping the rest of them from planning equally well.