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Home Front: another national rank; flowers for sale - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, April 25, 2017
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Peak6 Investments LP Decreased Stake in 1 800 Flowers Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) by $953.60 Million as Shares Rose - Consumer EagleWednesday, August 17, 2016
US portfolio. Moreover, Northpointe Capital Llc has 0.39% invested in the company for 399,879 shares. The New York-based Teton Advisors Inc. has invested 0.35% in the stock. Portolan Capital Management Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 295,313 shares.Out of 3 analysts covering 1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. 1-800-Flowers.Com has been the topic of 4 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Wunderlich initiated the stock on January 21 with “Buy” rating.1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is a florist and gift shop. The company has a market cap of $617.68 million. The Firm delivers fresh flowers and a selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and plush stuffed animals. It has a 17.38 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: Consumer Floral, Gourmet Food and Gift Baskets, and BloomNet Wire Service. http://www.consumereagle.com/peak6-investments-lp-decreased-stake-in-1-800-flowers-com-nasdaqflws-by-953-60-million-as-shares-rose-3/139184/
Field to vase - Home and Garden - Place - July 4, 2019 - Sacramento News & ReviewTuesday, July 09, 2019
Certain flowers don’t travel well at all.”Among those fragile flowers are such favorites as iris, gerbera daisies, larkspur, delphiniums, stock, tulips and some lilies.“We work with California growers from Arcata to Carlsbad,” Relles said. “We’re pretty lucky. California growers can generally grow these products year round.” ... https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/content?oid=28354887
Finding Balance With Florist - StereogumTuesday, July 09, 2019
I ended a pretty serious relationship that I was in. It felt like life just started unraveling in a very specific way. I knew that I always really wanted to live in California from touring there, and I knew I had a good handful of friends out there, and it just felt like the right time. Like I needed to go somewhere drastically different to discover new parts of myself. STEREOGUM: A lot of the album is about surrounding yourself in a different environment from what you’re used to. How did changing what’s around you help you to figure things out? SPRAGUE: I think location is a huge part of what input you’re getting into your brain. I think it was less about physically being in a different place and more what the different place represented. When I moved to California, my lifestyle changed a lot. I started surfing, and that became a huge part of my life. I started doing a lot more ambient music, being with different friends within that group … Really, being out in the sun more — it changes a lot. But I was also incredibly depressed for the first six months to a year that I lived there. Writing the album was the thing that finally was the culmination of all those feelings, the thing that finally released it all. I lost my mom, who was my best friend, and I lost this relationship that was a huge source of stability that I leaned on a lot. When those two things were gone, it felt like the structures that I had in my life for the last five years all just came crumbling down. I found myself in this completely new place where I just felt like the only way to survive was to find the power within myself. There’s a saying, in I guess psychology, about having a sense of self and that being the source of how you can build healthy relationships. “You’re the only one who will never leave you.” That was one of the core ideas of all of these songs. I wanted to explore this sense of loneliness, and really find out what’s strong about that and what’s beautiful about that and create that same stability that I had from these external relationships within myself.Obviously, the lead-up to those feelings and realizations is incredibly hard. The album is definitely meant to be listened to within this void of the self, or within a void of the mind. It’s like if you were to go into somebody’s brain and really just be the only thing in there — it’s about that sense of self. STEREOGUM: Is that why you decided to record the whole album by yourself? SPRAGUE: I was writing all of these songs about this specific journey that I was on, and I had been living in LA for a year and my experience there was alone in a lot of ways. Basically, what was going to happen was we were going to record in January in Los Angeles, but, logistically, it just wasn’t going to work out. Everybody wasn’t going to be able to do it, it was the wrong time for everyone. I was sort of in this intense flow state of writing, and all of the things that I was writing felt very isolated from the rest of the band. They’re produced the way that they are because I wanted them to be very obviously just Emily — this is just the songwriter of this project recording these things and it’s really about the songs and the lyrics and the feeling of listening to the album and getting very sucked into the same vacuum, a sort of isolated feeling.It became the concept of the album — that it was part of the timeline of Florist, because the way it exists is because of the band, and because that’s a part of the whole narrative: We couldn’t be together because of life. I moved to LA because of everything that was happening in my life. Recording it alone was a hard decision because I didn’t want it to come off as it seeming like Florist is only m... https://www.stereogum.com/2048286/florist-emily-alone-interview/franchises/interview/
Technicolor explosion of wildflowers springs from epic snowpack in Colorado's high country - The Colorado SunTuesday, July 09, 2019
Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)So, can this year’s profusion of Colorado flowers be called a “super bloom,” like the mega-flora phenomenon that drew hordes of petal peepers to southern California early this spring? The answer is, “no.” Colorado is having a year of superb blooms, but technically it doesn’t qualify as a super bloom — no matter that the term is turning up on social media. Super bloom only applies to what happens in a desert when the seeds of multiple flower species that have been lying dormant in the arid soil all of a sudden wake up and bloom at once. And this year is definitely going down in the books as a late year, meaning July visitors to wildflower haunts will have more to ooh and aah over than usual.img src="https://coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/07/krakel-wildflower-collage.jpg?w=1024" alt class="wp-image-41004" srcset="https://coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/07/krakel-wildflower-collage.jpg 6348w, https://coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/07/krakel-wildflower-collage.jpg?resize=300,186 300w, https://coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/07/krakel-wildflower-collage.jpg?resize=768,476 768w, https://coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/07/krakel-wildflower-collage.jpg?resize=1024,635 1024w, https://coloradosun.c... https://coloradosun.com/2019/07/04/colorado-wildflower-hikes-super-bloom/
What One Actor’s Career Tells Us About Asian Representation in Hollywood - The New York TimesTuesday, July 09, 2019
Good morning.(Want to get California Today delivered to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.)Growing up, he seemed to be everywhere.Glowering as a stern Japanese military aide in “Pearl Harbor,” yelling at Carrie Bradshaw to pay for flowers as a Korean vendor on a New York City street, whispering menacing commands as a Chinese mob boss in “Home Alone 3.”And each time my mom saw him, she would say the same thing: “Hey, there’s Jimmy!”She went to grade school with that actor, James Saito, in South Los Angeles. Both are Japanese-American and they ran in overlapping social circles.Over the years, my mom has kept an eye out for her classmate, as if she’s playing some decades-long game of “Where’s East Asian Waldo?”That, more than any think piece or spirited Twitter thread, has crystallized for me what it means when people talk about Asian invisibility: Mr. Saito’s presence in such a diverse range of movies and TV shows underscored the scarcity of other Asian men on screen.Recently, I spotted Mr. Saito myself. He was stea... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/us/james-saito-asian-representation-hollywood.html