Valencia Flower Shop News
Steve's Valencia Florist closing after 45 years - Santa Clarita Valley SignalTuesday, April 16, 2019
When you enter Steve’s Valencia Florist, a small business off Lyons Avenue in Newhall, the door always chimes a cheery “Ding dong.” In recent years, it has chimed a little longer. On repeat, on repeat, on repeat — mostly because Penny the pit bull, the resident pet, likes to sit in an exact spot a foot from the door that will cause the sensor to keep pulsing.Penny will greet anyone on a quest to find the best flower with a droopy look in her eyes, and a slight, friendly pant of her tongue, enjoying the company each time a customer walks through to find the best pot, the best plant, the best bloom to suit their occasion.“She gets mad if she doesn’t get to come here,” her owner, Jan Hanauer, said with a chuckle.But Penny is the last to know that, on Saturday, she will lie there for the last time as Steve’s Valencia Florist closes its doors after 45 years of business.“Penny doesn’t know we’re closing,” Hanauer said on Wednesday, three days before the last day of operations and three days before she’ll sell the ... https://signalscv.com/2019/01/steves-valencia-florist-closing-after-45-years/
Santa Clarita Florist, Community Fixture Dies After Complications From Fall - KHTS RadioTuesday, August 15, 2017
By Pearl ObispoLongtime Santa Clarita resident Steve Hanauer – the “Steve” in Steve’s Valencia Florist – died Wednesday night from complications stemming from a fall he sustained the previous day.Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox.Not just a florist, Hanauer was also a fixture in the Santa Clarita community, known for his generous support of local charities including the SCV Senior Center and the SCV Boys and Girls Club.“He was very proud of this valley,” said his widow, Jan Hanauer. “He loved the people. He was very prominent with the ‘old-school Santa Clarita’ community and was always willing to help.”The local entrepreneur owned and operated Steve’s Florist since 1974 – which makes it the oldest full-service flower shop in Santa Clarita. Prior to the Santa Clarita location, Hanauer owned flower shops in San Fernando and Brentwood.The business expanded at one point to three locations in the Santa Clarita Valley, but Jan Hanauer said they later decided to dwindle it down to one – the original and current locati... http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/community-news/santa-clarita-florist-community-fixture-dies-after-complications-from-fall-200557
Santa Clarita florist Steve Hanauer dies at 76 - Santa Clarita Valley SignalTuesday, August 15, 2017
Florist and community leader Steve Hanauer died Wednesday at age 76, due to complications from a fall. He opened Steve’s Valencia Florist on Lyons Ave. in 1974.Steve and his wife Jan’s paths had crossed long before they started dating in 1986. Steve had been a friend of Jan’s father, and Jan had been a student in a Regional Occupational Program floral design class at John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills.In 1986, Jan called to order flowers, “and we were both newly single,” Jan said. “He had a certain charm, a way of joking with people. And he was tall, and I’m tall, so that helped.”When they started dating, Steve sent Jan a single rose the first day, two the second day, and more each day until she received a dozen.Steve Hanauer, owner of Steve’s Valencia Florist, died Wednesday at age 76. Courtesy photo.By that point, Steve Hanauer had been running the shop on Lyons Ave. for twelve years, having moved up from San Fernando, where he’d also run a flower shop.Hanauer got started in the flower business in junior college, when he and a friend got jobs driving a florist’s delivery truck. The friend end...
Santa Clarita Facebook Group Organizes Gift Basket Collection For First Responders - KHTS RadioTuesday, April 11, 2017
Scanner),” is a closed Santa Clarita online group that allows citizens to post and ask questions concerning local news, held a gift basket collection event on Saturday, April 8 at Meadows Park, Valencia.The gift baskets were assembled and given to the SCV Sheriff’s Station and California Highway Patrol officers stationed at the Newhall Office.“We are collecting donations for baskets that we are putting together for the sheriff station to say thank you for their hard work,” according to Jenn Dumars, an administrator for the online community group. Christine Hart-Horwitz created and organized the event, which was hosted by the admins, she added.The collections are starting up again next month, Dumars added.“Beginning May 1, we will begin pro-actively collecting donations for the (Los Angeles County) Fire Department,” she said.“Helicopters, Lights & Sirens” is a 12,000-plus-person social media group that shares information about emergency situations as they’re occurring.The group also allows regional news articles and self-posts concerning community news and events that affect local residents. http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-latest-news/santa-clarita-facebook-group-organizes-gift-basket-collection-for-first-responders-188620
Feature Film Florist Jenny Tobin Joins Queen Victoria's Festival of Flowers Voyage - PR Newswire (press release)Tuesday, April 11, 2017
VALENCIA, Calif., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury travel brand Cunard has today announced leading film and TV floral designerJenny Tobin will join its first-ever Festival of Flowers voyage this summer on Queen Victoria, giving guests the opportunity to explore some of the Atlantic Isles' most awe-inspiring gardens and floral landscapes. Jenny Tobin is renowned for her work on blockbuster films such as "Allied" and "Fantastic Beasts, and Where to Find Them," as well as for her floral arrangements at the most soughtafter hotels around the world and even for the British Royal Family. Jenny will be imparting her knowledge, tips and insight into her career during the voyage, which departs following Queen Victoria's refurbishment this June. Jenny Tobin and her original bouquet created for Cunard.
Cunard bellman showcasing Jenny Tobin bouquet in London.
"With the increasing popularity of gardening and flower arranging, we felt it was important... http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/feature-film-florist-jenny-tobin-joins-queen-victorias-festival-of-flowers-voyage-300428119.html
A Perfumer’s Fragrant Flower Salad - The New York TimesTuesday, July 09, 2019
I find when I make edible-flower food that it has this crazy energy to it,” he says. “I know that’s woo-woo, but we’re in California, so it’s fine.”Image“Most flowers have a mild vegetal flavor,” Woods says. “Sometimes they’re a little spicy, like arugula.”CreditJulia StotzEzra’s Flower SaladFor the salad1 head of butter lettuce or red lettuce Any edible flowers (such as pea tendrils, hibiscus petals, rosemary flowers, nasturtium or calendula)Pink and/or black pepper to tasteZest of 1 citrus fruit (such as Meyer lemon, yuzu or bergamot)For the dressing3 tablespoons infused olive oil or grapeseed oil (such as lemon or pumpkin)p clas... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/t-magazine/ezra-woods-flower-salad.html
Stylist Dani Michelle Wore Four Dresses to Her Wedding at Casa del Mar - VogueTuesday, July 09, 2019
European feel at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica,” Dani says.The search for a wedding dress was even more extensive. “I tried on dresses in designer houses from California, New York, London, Paris, and Israel,” Dani admits. “I had sketches done by designers and created my own. I had a clear image of how I wanted to feel, and it was when I saw these one-of-a-kind hand-draped macrame puff sleeves from Vera Wang, with Old World–style lace, that I knew I had found my dress. But it didn’t exactly exist yet, so I worked with the amazing team in New York and Los Angeles to recut the sleeves and incorporate them into one of their crepe mermaid gowns that we then customized.” They used the same kind of lace to create an extended cathedral veil and did fittings in L.A., New York, and then back in L.A. again to make sure everything felt perfect. “But it didn’t end there, because in the process I fell in love with another amazing dress by Galia Lahav, who also worked to customize a look with me,” Dani explains. “It had this incredible diamond bow from my collarbone to the floor, and I wanted to wear it for the party. With a high slit up my whole leg, built off a tight, gathered hourglass corset, it was the perfect party dress!”A third dress entered the picture when Dani did a Sex and the City–inspired wedding dress try-on session for @vogueweddings’s Instagram Story. “I tried on the most unique, asymmetrical Viktor & Rolf gown, and Ian fell in love with it,” she says. “I asked the team if I could hold on to it to wear it at my wedding—and it subsequently became my third dress. It was the classic dream of a large, full tulle ballgown. It was uniquely graphic and fashion.”For those who are having trouble keeping up, a recap: the bride wore Vera Wang for her wedding ceremony, a Viktor & Rolf ballgown for her first dance, and the Galia Lahav look for her party. “But it didn’t totally end there,” the fashion fanatic admits. “I designed a final dress with my tailor that I wore for the after-party. Yes, I wore four wedding dresses that night!”To keep the spotlight on this epic array of fashion, jewelry was kept minimal. The bride wore vintage diamond drop earrings from her late grandmother and her new... https://www.vogue.com/article/dani-michelle-kourtney-kardashian-stylist-ian-morrison-wedding-vera-wang-dress
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