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'Shark Tank' investment Alice's Table blossoms in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida - The News-PressTuesday, May 01, 2018
Beck is the second in Florida to sign on, the other in St. Petersburg.Peggy Davis, of Bonita Springs, celebrated her birthday with two daughters, Tara Adragna of Naples and Danielle Maiero of Bonita Springs, at the ice cream shop."I'm a flower fanatic," she said. "This was fantastic.""Shark Tank" investors play with flowers for Alice's Table. (Photo: Courtesy photo)Alice's Table joins the ranks of painting on canvas, jewelry making and personalizing wine glasses among the friends nights out in Southwest Florida. The franchises of national chains set up at homes, restaurants, bars and community centers for nights out where they provide instruction and all the needed materials to create art."I saw Alice's Table on 'Shark Tank' when it aired in January," Beck said. "And when I wanted to take a class, I went onto the website and noticed there wasn't a single class listed for Florida. Since I was really interested, I sent an email to Alice and less than a month later, I became the Southwest Florida event exec."She is pleased with the initial response, with classes at Anthony's on the Boulevard in Cape Coral, private classes at Shell Point in Fort Myers and bookings for bridal showers, holidays and even themed events. Petals and Pilates is a pilates class on May 11 followed by the Alice's Table floral arranging class with snacks sponsored by Kind. A second one will be held an afternoon on May 12 at Lynq restaurant called "Mom's Day Out at the Lynq," which includes a complimentary glass of Champagne. A return to Tipsy Cow is set for May 20. "People are looking for more relaxing activities to do around town — and this one really uses the sense of touch, sight and smell," Beck said.The attendees don aprons to protect their clothing, and get a brief introduction to flo...
Holiday traditions continue with The Nutcracker at Bridges - Claremont CourierTuesday, November 28, 2017
You don’t want to miss these inspiring dancers who all bring fresh and unique qualities to their roles.”The Nutcracker was first presented in 1892 at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ballet was an adaptation of the 1816 story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by E.T.A. Hoffman. The ballet was choreographed by Lev Ivanov with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Marius Petipa, the reigning choreographer at the Maryinsky, fell ill, so the job passed to Ivanov. Tchaikovsky only reluctantly accepted the commission to compose the score which, when completed, he considered “infinitely worse than Sleeping Beauty.”At the premiere, the ballet was deemed a complete failure. More than 60 years and many productions would pass before The Nutcracker would become a staple of the repertoire in ballet companies around the world and one of the universal traditions of the holiday season.IPB’s educational outreach program, “A Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet,” is back this season for students from local area schools. Students are encouraged to participate in simple movement activities in their seats and then view the professional ballet performance, followed by a question and answer session. Teachers also have access to a free study guide to continue the conversation back in the classroom with pre- and post-performance activities aligned through the California State Content Standards for Dance, California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and the California English Language Development Standards. For many of these students, this will be the first time they get to experience live performance art, being in a theater and learning about ballet.Children’s tickets for IPB’s The Nutcracker start at $23, senior tickets start at $38 and adult tickets start at $41, with premium seats at $59. Group discounts are available.Performances take place from December 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. and December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, 450 N. College Way, in Claremont.Additional regional performances are offered on December 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and December 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga; and December 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and December 23 at 2 p.m. at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside.For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ipballet.org.
Flamenco Flowers Is Now Open in the Loop - Riverfront Times (blog)Tuesday, July 18, 2017
It is her baby, through and through. "I've been thinking about all of this for a long, long time," she confides.Indeed, for Heit, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, the store is the promised answer to a long-ago dream. "I walked into a floral shop in Russia and said, 'This is exactly what I want,'" she recalls. "That was 27 years ago."click to enlarge
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Elisheva Heit at work in her preferred medium: flowers.
She kept plenty busy in the intervening years. Heit emigrated to St. Louis in 1992 and raised seven children as a single mother. Ten years ago, she started a floral business, handling weddings and other special events, but it wasn't until she got hired at Fleur de Lou that she was in-house. The kids are now (mostly) grown; it was time.And when the shop's owner decided she was done with the business, Heit quickly saw the opportunity. "I just felt like I couldn't leave things to change any more," she says. "I didn't want to die regretting something."For Heit, that means being a part of the Loop, a part of St. Louis that reminds her of St. Petersburg. "Ever since I first visited the Loop, I loved it," she says. "I hang out here when I'm not working! The people here are the ones I can connect with and understand. In Town and Country, I'd probably feel a little more intimidated. But these are my customers."Flamenco Flowers & Sweets is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. click to enlarge
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Heit says she may start selling the striking pipe-based lamps she has on display at the store.
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Chocolates are kosher and wrapped for gifting.
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Faux can be fun in design, but go natural when it comes to floral - Palm Beach Daily NewsTuesday, July 18, 2017
At The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, Va., for instance, I had columns in the Main Dining Room faux-painted in the vein of the green malachite versions in St. Petersburg’s Hermitage museum in Russia. I also am no stranger to using faux marble and faux wood grain, when the project demands it.But fake flowers and plants in Palm Beach? Well, let’s just I am not a devotee.If you don’t have a thumb green enough — or a garden of your own — to grow your own flowers, take heart! Palm Beach is filled with live plants that can be purchased during the season at the Saturday and Sunday greenmarkets and year-round at local florists and even Publix. Have you seen the grocery store’s selection of flowers and even orchids?You don’t have to spend a fortune to bring the beauty of live plants into your home, although to say that all orchids are inexpensive would be misleading. Many of the colorful hanging varieties that are sold in the weekend green markets can be costly.Still, my advice is to go for the live when it comes to plants. And that’s why I’m no fan of plastic and “silk” floral door wreaths. Whether for Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day or simply for year-round decoration, these artsy-crafty phenomena often are for sale at craft fairs around the country. Stay away from them. A live wreath during the winter holiday season says “welcome” in a much more authentic way. And my advice for other times of the year is to use a wreath of dried flowers, grains or herbs if you hear your door desperately calling you for decoration.In the same vein, there are some fakes that I particularly dislike, both to the eyes and to the touch.* Roll-out plastic grass: I someti... http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/lifestyles/faux-can-fun-design-but-natural-when-comes-floral/U1rRGkVedJwSXRvM7gsPXM/
Art In Bloom: Flowers Mimicking Art - WUSF NewsTuesday, April 11, 2017
Florida is green pretty much year-round. So, it's difficult, sometimes, to mark the change of seasons. But a sure sign of spring in St. Petersburg is the annual Art in Bloom exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE.And there’s a chance to talk with the floral designers Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.This year, the special event is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It all began when a St. Pete museum supporter and member of the Stuart Society visited a similar exhibition up north.“Mary Perry – she encountered Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and she was a flower enthusiast,” said David Connelly, communications director at the St. Pete museum. “And she said, ‘Why don’t we do Art in Bloom at the museum?’”Now it’s one of the most popular exhibits at the MFA St. Petersburg. But fragility of the flowers means it’s only open for five days. The exhibit is scheduled this weekend through Monday.“The goal is to connect the flowers to works in the collection,” Connelly said.The “floral artists” were given a list of artworks and they could pick which one they wanted to interpret in blooms, buds and branches. http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/art-bloom-flowers-mimicking-art
Let Flowers Sell Your HomeTuesday, August 28, 2018
True lilies look like exotic flowers, but are very hardy perennials that can survive temperatures of 40 below zero. Early summer blooming Asiatics are the hardiest, and even survive in Alaska, while late blooming Oriental-trumpet hybrids require less chilling time to form blooms, and will thrive in zone 9. In the desert conditions of the U.S. mountain Southwest, substitute with carefree day lilies, which don't mind the relentless heat and drought.7. Jasmine - The common jasmine we love for its sweet perfume is not a frost-hardy plant, but an Arabian jasmine plant will flower throughout the summer in a partly sunny spot. Grow the vine in a large pot that you can move indoors for showings, and the flowers will emit a soft perfume in your home. For a hardier specimen, plant the look-a-like Sweet Autumn Clematis, which has similar-looking fragrant flowers.8. Pelargoniums - Also known as geraniums, this favorite bedding plant is a natural choice to brighten borders, porches, and pool areas. A full sun exposure with good air circulation is a must for these annuals, so if your lot is shady substitute with the perennial Cranesbill Geranium.9. Hydrangeas - Plant a compact type like 'Bombshell' by your front door, or anchor the corner of your landscape with the large shrub, 'Grandiflora.' Blue varieties need acidic soil to produce blue flowers, so keep some aluminum sulfate on hand if your hydrangea flowers are pinker than you'd like.10. Sunflowers - A sunflower patch ties together a cottage garden the way few other flowers can. In addition to making a robust floral statement from a distance, you can use sunflowers to screen an unattractive utility box or air conditioning unit. Sunflowers grow in all climates, but they need time to mature if starting from seed.There you have the 'Top 10' bloomers that potential homeowners say enhance the image when shopping for a home. A splash of color with a touch of fragrance before listing undoubtedly can result in more green in your wallet. Watters: a href="http://www.wattersgardencenter.com" targ... https://www.prescottenews.com/index.php/features/columnists/mountain-gardener/item/32449-let-flowers-sell-your-home
Five new grants, one CVSG, but no Arlene's FlowersTuesday, July 03, 2018
Supreme Court by Floridian Fane Lozman, “floating home” owner and local-government watchdog. The justices today announced that they would review the case of another repeat plaintiff: Alaskan Jim Sturgeon, hovercraft hunter. (Sturgeon’s petition contains a fun fact: “If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, 28 people would live there.”)Sturgeon’s case began over a decade ago, when rangers from the National Park Service told him that it was a crime to operate his hovercraft (which he was using to hunt moose) on the Nation River, which is within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The rangers cited a Park Service rule that prohibits the use of hovercraft on public lands; Sturgeon countered that the waterway was owned by the state, and he went to court to challenge the enforcement of the rule on the river. The lower courts ruled for the state, but in 2016 the Supreme Court threw out those rulings, holding that the lower courts had misconstrued the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, a federal law governing the National Park Service’s authority over lands in Alaska. The justices did not, however, say how the law should be interpreted, instead returning the case to the lower courts.Sturgeon is now back at the Supreme Court, asking the justices to decide the same question that they declined to settle two years ago: whether the ANILCA bars the National Park Service from regulating other land – owned by the state, native corporations or private owners – within the boundaries of Alaska national parks. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that the Nation River is actually “public land” because the federal government has a water right in it – a conclusion that Sturgeon describes as a “crushing blow to Alaska’s sovereignty” that gives the Nationa... http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/06/five-new-grants-one-cvsg-but-no-arlenes-flowers/
Eva Kilgore: Taste of Huntington Beach was tastier than ever — picking the best was a challenge for the taste budsTuesday, June 05, 2018
Mother’s DayWhere are you taking mom on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13?Market Broiler is an excellent choice. How about the Blueberry Quinoa Salad, fresh fish such as Pan-Seared Alaska Halibut, and Meyer Lemon and Raspberry Crème Brulee for dessert?There will be a special Surf & Turf selection on Mother’s Day, too.Relax with a glass of wine or a cocktail. Enjoy some fresh sourdough bread. Mom is sure to feel very, very special and leave with a big smile on her face.Market Broiler is in Huntington Beach at 20111 Brookhurst St. near Adams Avenue. Information: marketbroiler.com or 714-963-7796.Adoption at Top Dog BarkeryJoin K9 Kismet Dog Rescue and Top Dog Barkery on Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a pet adoption day. Bring your pet. Fido will get some cake, and you just may find a new four-pawed friend for him.Take home a free sample of Nulo dog food while you’re there. Lots of fun for everyone.Top Dog Barkery is in Huntington Beach at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway near Main Street. Information: topdogbarkery.net or 714-960-3647.Pink: the little flower shopHow about a unique gift that includes flowers and candy for mom? At Pink: the little flower shop in Fountain Valley, you can pick mom’s favorite animal, and staff will create a flower arrangement with the adorable face of a dog, a cat … or?Add delicious Sugarfina Champagne Gummy Bears, or Sugarfina Fiji Apple Caramels with your order. Perfect!Pink: the little flower shop is at 18120 Brookhurst St., Suite 53, near Talbert Avenue. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; closed Tuesday and Sunday. Information: pinklittleflowershop.com or 714-962-5631.Mayor’s BallHere’s an opportunity to get involved in your city. The Fountain Valley Chamber of Com... https://www.ocregister.com/2018/05/07/eva-kilgore-taste-of-huntington-beach-was-tastier-than-ever-picking-the-best-was-a-challenge-for-the-tastebuds/
Shop Talk: Floral studio owner on how staying small helped business flourish - Anchorage Daily NewsTuesday, March 27, 2018
This is an installment of Shop Talk, an occasional series of interviews with business owners in Alaska, typically focusing on the state economy and how it is affecting them. Dallas Wildeve didn't have a background as a florist when she decided to open up floral studio Bloomsbury Blooms in Anchorage in 2012. She studied art in college, but gardening and plants had always been a part of her life. So she decided to jump into the industry, and learned along the way the challenges of sourcing flowers in Alaska. At Bloomsbury Blooms' small shop downtown on Fourth Avenue one recent morning, Wildeve arranged foraged birch branches and spruce along with California roses, poppies and other flowers at a table in the back of the studio for a customer order. One goal at Bloomsbury is to use a foraged item — mostly from the shop's Sutton farm, called Bloomsbury Gardens at Eska Ridge — in all arrangements. The studio also focuses on locally made pottery for the vases. Wildeve talked to the Anchorage Daily News about her business.How did it go in the beginning with this business, with...