Local Flower Shop News
Obituary of Donald McNaught - The Union of Grass ValleyTuesday, March 05, 2019
Grass Valley to build their dream home, Don worked for several pharmacies in the area. Pharmacy was in his blood.Don was also a former member of the Los Altos Golf and Country Club, Fairbrae Tennis, Palo Alto Elks, CA Pilots Association, CA Pharmacist Association, Alta Sierra Country Club, Music in the Mountains, and a Nevada County Volunteer Deputy Sheriff.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Priscilla; children Jeffery and Lisa; grandson Brycen; and several nieces and nephews.The family wishes to thank Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. https://www.theunion.com/news/obituaries/obituary-of-donald-mcnaught/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Random Acts of Flowers) and decided to reach out and let the volunteers know we planned to do the same mission here," said Jyllian Halliburton, volunteer program manager at Avenidas in Palo Alto.
"We started to get contacted by the volunteers and we got about 30-plus volunteers reaching out to us. They were just so excited."
For now, Avenidas has made space for flower sorting and arranging in a large classroom at its Cubberley Community Center site every Wednesday, but workers are already agitating for more days of the week. Some said they additionally volunteer at one of two other known spinoffs of Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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New Houston home design shops have much to offer - Houston ChronicleThursday, May 02, 2019
Pam Smillow of New York and Barbara Lanier of Boston. She carries rock ’n’ roll photography by Robert Landau ($1,500 and up), and one clever new product is a collaboration with florist David Brown, when Gust had Brown bring in flowers that were photographed, then manipulated in a variety of colors and backgrounds for prints with bold pops of color ($250, framed). 5338 Cornish; by appointment, call 713-202-0552... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/style/luxe-life/article/New-Houston-home-design-shops-have-much-to-offer-13810864.php
Mother's Day flower deliveries are on sale for 20% off at The Bouqs - MashableThursday, May 02, 2019
Seriously, you've never seen flower arrangements like this. This time of year is busy for florists, so schedule early if you can to assure that your choice gets to you or mom on time (deliveries for Mother's Day itself are already gone). Prices start at $36 — use code MOM20 to get 20% off the Mother's Day collection here.Image: the bouqs... https://mashable.com/shopping/deal-may-1-the-bouqs-mothers-day/
5 locally-owned shops every Atlantan should visit - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThursday, May 02, 2019
Flower Bar Selecting the right kind of flowers for a loved one can be a difficult choice unless someone knows exactly what they’re after, but a hometown florist can give the process a personal touch with attention to detail. According to its website, Flower Bar – located just off the BeltLine, between Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward – “has been a neighborhood favorite since 2006 … We get new flowers in every day, and every order gets our special, artistic attention.” The florist specializes in daily delivery, events, weddings, weekly accounts and DIY design classes, which are offered once a week.660 Irwin St., Atlanta. 404-431-0811. atlantaflowerbar.com -- Big Peach Running Co.In 2004, the founders of locally-owned footwear store Big Peach Running Co. noticed what they described as a “noticeable dearth of retailers catering to (runners and walkers) … our residents and visitors were oftentimes left with inconvenient, unattractive and unqualified shopping options …” Since then, the company has expanded, with seven locations currently throughout metro Atlanta. Stores carry a wide range of footwear, apparel and accessories with an aim to “promote and ensure that every aspect of your fitness routine is properly addressed.”All locations (Suwanee, Midtown, Marietta, Kennesaw, Decatur, Brookhaven and Alpharetta) are open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. bigpeachrunningco.com.My Parents’ BasementFew locations in Atlanta can boast an arcade, comic bookstore, restaurant and bar all in the same location, but My Parents’ Basement in Avondale Estates has pulled it off. The locally-owned business – billed with a clever nod to its likely clientele as “Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Bar” – was started by three friends with similar interests in the business’ featured wares and entertainment. What began as a “humble pop-up shop” turned into a full-blown brick-and-mortar location in 2015 and has been evolving in its offerings ever since.11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. 22 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates. 404-292-4607. myparentsbasementcbcb.comCriminal RecordsThis Little Five Points destination for all things ... https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/locally-owned-shops-every-atlantan-should-visit/LJ9KU2kC5YWBRgbjFVaHgJ/
Thursday's Top 7: Best flower shops in metro Detroit - WXYZ DetroitThursday, May 02, 2019
BLUMZ BY JRDESIGNSAt number 5 is Blumz by FR Designs, a floral shop and so much more. They also do weddings and events. You can find them in Detroit, Ferndale and Holly. #4 CARDWELL FLORISTLivonia-based Cardwell florist comes in the fourth spot. Want to tell someone you love them? Cardwell florist says they can help you share the love.#3 VIVIANO FLOWERS SHOPViviano Flowers shop started serving mainly Italian families in Detroit, but as the area grew, so has Viviano. They now have has six locations in metro Detroit.#2 CODEN FLOWERSThe second spot goes to Coden flowers. They're based in Southfield and say they can do traditional, modern and luxury high-styled arrangements. They've been family owned for nearly 60 years.#1 THRIFTY FLORISTAnd the top spot goes to Thrifty Florist. Owner Christopher Rea says there is no bigger day on the calendar for florists. "Like a typical retailer, Christmas is the holiday. For florists. It's Valentine's Day," Rea said. Thrifty Florist has been gearing up for valentines at their 16 metro Detroit locations and say you'll love their prices, but the true flower power behind this business is freshness and customer service.Now, if you want still need to get flowers to someone special in your life, you probably have to go pick them up. But you're in luck, many florists have extended hours today. https://www.wxyz.com/news/thursdays-top-7-best-flower-shops-in-metro-detroit
Fleur Social wants to make Nuriootpa the brunch capital of the Barossa - InDailyThursday, May 02, 2019
Barossa their home.“One of Sarah’s life goals was to open a flower shop in the Barossa,” Ryan says.“We figured out maybe a florist isn’t going to work on its own, but… we’d always had this concept in the back of our heads of doing a coffee shop with it.”Ryan and Sarah could see there was room in the local market for the kind of considered café fare they wanted to offer.Fleur Social sources “about 90 per cent” of its menu from the Barossa – coffee is sourced from Barossa Coffee Roasters at Seppeltsfield; milk comes from Jersey Fresh Milk from Greenock; “all of our meat from within 20 kilometres, our eggs as well,” Ryan says.The shop opened in mid-January 2017, and was an immediate hit.“We opened the door and we actually had a line up out the door and down the laneway for the first eight hours of the first three days of trading. It was insane,” Ryan says.The café’s brunch fare is the kind of food we take for granted closer to the city – smashed avocado, bruschetta, pancakes, and a list of specialty bagels – and with it, Ryan and Sarah hope will begin to attract a younger demographic to Nuriootpa.“It’s all stemmed from that one idea of ‘How can we build the Barossa and how can we help make our mark on this region?’” Ryan says.“What we want to do long term is see the traffic and the visitation to the Barossa more in line with what you’re seeing in the Hills and what you’re seeing in McLaren Vale.”Fleur Social’s Laneway Brunch Series will happen next door to the shopFor this year’s Barossa Vintage Festival, Ryan and Sarah decided to make the most of the increased traffic into the region by putting together the... https://citymag.indaily.com.au/habits/plate-and-cup/fleur-social-barossa-vintage-brunch-series-rasa-wines/