Bryant Flower Shop News
Madonna-Loved Flower Shop OnlyRoses Will Open Its First US Boutique in Beverly Hills - Hollywood ReporterTuesday, August 15, 2017
London's Mr. Chow restaurant), they’re good enough for us.Other clients include Simon Cowell, costume designer Janie Bryant, Warner Bros. exec Blair Rich, Simon Cowell, Colin Cowie, Tamara Ecclestone and Lyn Lear, as well as luxury brands Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel, Dior, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harrods and the Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental hotels. Design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana reportedly order the roses on repeat as personal thank- you gifts.Husband-and-wife owners Anian and Sabine Schmitt, who debuted OnlyRoses in London’s tony Knightsbridge neighborhood on the block adjacent to Harrods in 2007, relocated last month from Dubai to Brentwood to launch their first U.S. boutique at 9631 Brighton Way in Beverly Hills later this month, they told THR exclusively. The company also has a warehouse on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. In the last decade, the Schmitts have expanded with five franchise locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh and Kuwait City; six additional Middle Eastern franchise stores are in the works. The Beverly Hills boutique will be the second non-franchise OnlyRoses store in the world."We set out to specialize in the world’s finest roses and to do something beautiful and different," said Sabine Schmitt, who sat down with THR at Tavern restaurant in Brentwood last week to talk shop and show sketches of the minimalist boutique designed by Italian architect Roberto Baciocchi’s firm Baciocchi Associatit, which has fashioned stores for La Perla, Prada and Miu Miu. "We consider OnlyRoses to be more of a luxury gifting br... http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/onlyroses-madonnas-favorite-flower-shop-open-beverly-hills-1026069
Shop Talk: College Terrace Market to open, flower shop could close - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, June 13, 2017
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NEW BAKERY ... Downtown Palo Alto has lost a French restaurant but will soon gain a new bakery with the opening of Tuts Bakery & Cafe at 535 Bryant St., the former home of Bon Vivant. A message posted on Bon Vivant's website announced the closure: "After six wonderful years in Palo Alto, Bon Vivant Dining is now closed. We have exciting plans for the future and hope to see many of our customers join us in our new ventures to come." The restaurant did not return a request for comment. Windows of the Bryant Street space have been covered with bright yellow signs advertising Tuts Bakery & Cafe. Online job listings describe Tuts as an "up and coming new bakery and cafe" opening locations in Palo Alto and San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood. Koray Altinsoy, a partner with Tuts Bakery, has a background in retail and media but recently moved to Palo Alto from Boston and decided to invest in the bakery and cafe business, he said last week. Tuts will serve fresh pastries, bread made in house and "high-quality" coffee, Altinsoy said. They hope to be open in Palo Alto by the end of June and in San Francisco in September. More locations across California and the country are on the way as well, "but we will never lose the spirit of a local bakery," Altinsoy said. "That's our aim." -- E.K.
JAPANESE GIFT SHOP OPENS ... After quietly operating at the former site of Yea!Mac computer repair shop at 520 Bryant St. for six months, Loggon Stationery finally held its official grand opening at the end of April. And while the 575-square-foot Japanese stationery and gift store may be small, its inventory is anything but lacking. The family-owned shop carries everything from typical stationery items -- pens, pencils, handmade gift cards, origami -- to not-so-common items, like cow-shaped notepads, rubber ducks, a hamburger-shaped puzzle, stuffed cats carrying a pizza slice and a 41-inch jumbo Pusheen cat body pillow. Owner Dongyi Xiao said she wants customers to feel "immersed in a snapshot of Japanese culture," according to Loggon's Facebook page. The shop also carries the artwork of artists from Palo Alto, adding some community culture to the mix. Despite not celebrating its grand opening until last month, the store has been hugely successful over the past six month, Xiao said. She said there really isn't anything else like Loggon in the vicinity. Her family currently is looking to open a second store in Cupertino by early 2018. -- S.P.
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Posh public bathroom pops up in NYC with fresh flowers, art - STLtoday.comTuesday, May 02, 2017
Irena Marentic, a tourist from Slovenia, as she left the space, whose walls and floors are lined with tiles from Spain and Italy and adorned with art created by Bryant Park's painters-in-residence.The women's side has three toilet stalls, while the men's side has two stalls and three urinals, the same number as before the renovation. The facility can't be expanded because the space surrounding it is considered a scenic landmark.The public luxury was funded privately by the Bryant Park Corp., a not-for-profit that manages the city-owned park and works to improve business in the neighborhood, which includes Fifth Avenue."We strive for perfection and only settle for excellence," declared Dan Biederman, the executive director of the Bryant Park Corp.The team behind the new posh public bathroom visited the Waldorf Astoria and other luxury hotels for inspiration.A few out-of-town companies provided donations not included in the facility's $280,000 cost. The Japanese luxury brand Toto contributed self-flushing, energy-saving toilets and hands-free faucets and wash basins. Brill Hygienic Products Inc., of Delray Beach, Florida, supplied sanitary, electronic seat covers that rotate with each use.Attendants with mops keep everything clean from 7 a.m. until midnight during the warm months and until 10 p.m. the rest of the year. By park rules, no tips are allowed.The bathroom is most often used by visitors to the leafy, grassy refuge of Bryant Park, which draws them with its seasonal attractions including a skating rink in winter, holiday shops, outdoor movies on summer nights and tables and chairs.The park went through a makeover some years ago after decades of urban decay and crime that spilled into the bathroom, which was closed for years and reopened only in the 1990s.With the improvement of the park, the number of visitors has increased. So, too, has the daily use of the toilets, from an average of 1,800 in 2013 to 3,300 last year, or 1.2 million a year, park officials said. On the women's side, the wait could be as long as 20 minutes.On Thursday, with the line growing, park workers directed people to the massive library building and more public toilets, though not quite as fancy.#ndn-video-p... http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/posh-public-bathroom-pops-up-in-nyc-with-fresh-flowers/article_8023329f-8fd1-5511-a920-8cbfaa66ec96.html
NJ Florist Caught Stealing Flowers From Cemetery, Graves | The ... - The Daily CallerTuesday, May 02, 2017
Wingate was charged and arrested for theft of moveable property, according to the police report. She is set to be sentenced in a municipal court soon. (RELATED: Masked Burglars Steal Kobe Bryant Memorabilia From His High School’s Display Case [VIDEO])Investigators are not yet sure if Wingate was selling the stolen flowers and plants at her store.Follow Eric on TwitterSend tips to [email protected].Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]. http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/29/nj-florist-caught-stealing-flowers-from-cemetery/
Bending its rules, Pequea Valley High School let a budding florist launch her career - LancasterOnlineTuesday, April 04, 2017
We’re finding that sometimes kids learn better when they’re not in (a classroom) seat,” said Bryant Ferris, school board president. “We know not every kid is designed to go to college. Let’s have them ready for what they really want to do when they get out of high school.”Four years ago, because Pequea Valley was in transition to its new approach, Morgan’s proposal almost didn’t fly.Scheuer said she initially told Waltman her request was so out of the norm it couldn’t happen. But Waltman kept pushing, and Scheuer went to the administration to advocate for her."Guinea pig"“I said, ‘This kid should be a guinea pig,’” Scheuer recalled. “'I think she has a valid reason why this would be more beneficial than taking (afternoon) courses at the high school she isn’t interested in.’”Pequea Valley had allowed high school students to job shadow and enroll in college classes, but always after the school day, Scheuer said.But that has changed under the district's new approach to personalizing instruction to meet the needs of individual students.The high school not only encourages students to consider out-of-school learning experiences, but the faculty actually seeks out workplaces where students can go on tours and have internships.“We’re seeing a lot of success” with these career-oriented opportunities, Scheuer said. Waltman “was definitely the pioneer.”“There was pressure on me,” said Waltman, who runs Intercourse-based Pearls & Petals floral design. “I knew that if I messed up and just like goofed off and didn’t take advantage of my opportunity, I would ruin it for everyone else.”Instead, she paved the way, and not long after she graduated, she launched her business. She hasn’t looked back. http://lancasteronline.com/insider/bending-its-rules-pequea-valley-high-school-let-a-budding/article_22801f2e-04e1-11e7-a3d7-9b3bc632c380.html
Magnolia florist is headed to Tournament of Roses Parade - Magnolia Banner NewsMonday, December 17, 2018
But how is small town florist from southwest Arkansas invited to decorate and design one of these monstrous parade floats? By asking Joslin herself, it’s due to years of building her skills and chasing dreams.“I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager,” she said. “My aunt was a florist. She lived in Oklahoma City and came down and taught me the basics of floral design.”Joslin for a decade owned Bridget’s Holiday Shoppe on Magnolia’s square then freelanced in Texas before opening her current downtown floral operation last year. In that span, she gained multiple floral design certifications, including a Louisiana Master Floral license in 1999, an Arkansas Master Floral license in 2002, a professional certified floral license in 2013, and a Certified Floral Designer certificate in 2018.Her latest certification also may be the most important. After passing the Professional Floral Evaluation Design test in Washington D.C. earlier this year, she will be invited to join the American Institute of Floral Designers (AFID) in 2019 in Las Vegas.“There are only 1,200 AFID florists worldwide,” Joslin said. “It’s hard to get. And once you get into AFID, these doors begin to open up for you.”Of the 40 Tournament of Roses contest floats, each is sponsored by a corporate entity. Those sponsors then contract a float company to design and decorate their entry — and that’s where Joslin comes in.She was notified of her selection as a designer and decorator in September. Joslin will be a member of the Fiesta Parade Floats team, which is tasked this year with retrofitting 13 parade entries, from the ground up, to compete against some of the most elaborate designs in the world.“I was invited to be a part of their floral design team,” she said.Completing the floats in such a short span of time is not left all to the designers. Thousands of volunteers aid the float companies as well.“We design the floats from the sketches and we put the flowers on the floats,” Joslin added. “The designers lead the volunteers to help put the float together.”Joslin, along with the 59 other floral designers, is considered a Tournament of Roses VIP. They are awarded a special red jacket, prime viewing spots during the par... http://www.magnoliabannernews.com/news/2018/dec/14/magnolia-florist-headed-tournament-roses-parade/
Teleflora Names Shirley Lyons Of Dandelions Flowers & Gifts As The 2018 Tom Butler "Floral Retailer Of The Year"Monday, October 01, 2018
Award and Lifetime Achievement Award and Place in the Sun Award; Michigan State Florists' Association Award of National Industry Service; Michigan Floral Foundation Hall of Fame Award; Arkansas State Florists' Association Distinguished Service Award and Oklahoma State Florists' Hall of Fame. Tom passed away in August, 2014, after a battle with cancer. For many who knew Tom, he was considered to be the 'Chief Champion of Florists' – always there when they needed him, always understanding their issues and concerns, and always representing their cause. About Teleflora Say everything and share your "Love Out Loud™" with the gift of Teleflora® flowers — all made by hand and delivered by hand by your local florist. By tapping nearly 10,000 member florists in North America alone, Teleflora offers the kind of personal touches, artistry and expertise you expect from a trusted neighborhood florist — even if that neighborhood is across the country. No prepackaged flowers in nondescript boxes dropped on your doorstep — Teleflora's network of professional florists create artistic arrangements personally delivered in a vase, often on the same day. Teleflora makes every day an occasion with a two-in-one gift that includes a multipurpose keepsake container for long-lasting enjoyment. Follow Teleflora on Facebook and tag your own #LoveOutLoud moment.SOURCE Teleflora Related Links https://www.teleflora.com... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/teleflora-names-shirley-lyons-of-dandelions-flowers--gifts-as-the-2018-tom-butler-floral-retailer-of-the-year-300713824.html
Four Floral Businesses To Receive The Century Award In Palm SpringsTuesday, August 28, 2018
September in Florida, the 2017 Century Award recipients will be honored alongside the 2018 honorees. The 2017 Century Award recipients are: Johnston's Quality Flowers in Fort Smith, Arkansas Mitchell's Flowers and Events in Orland Park, Illinois Wistinghausen Florist & Greenhouse in Oak Harbor, Ohio Read about the history of their businesses here. Any industry company that has served the floral industry for 100 years or longer qualifies for the Century Award. The award was first presented in 1982. For information about the Century Award or to apply for recognition, visit safnow.org/awards or contact email@example.com. ### About SAF The Society of American Florists is the leading organization representing all segments of the floral indust... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0069973
Justices won't hear case of anti-gay-marriage floristTuesday, July 03, 2018
Washington State Supreme Court will reaffirm Curt and Robert's right to be full and equal members of our society," Emily Chiang said, the chapter's legal director.In a statement, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said: “The freedom of speech and religious conscience rights of citizens are protected by the Constitution and must be protected by the courts. She added that she led a 14-state amicus brief in support of Stutzman and hopes the "Washington State Supreme Court will protect those rights in light of the recent ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.”Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details. http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/jun/25/justices-wont-hear-case-anti-gay-marriage-florist/