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New York City florists bombarded with requests for white roses for the Grammys - WonderwallTuesday, January 30, 2018
Golden Globes, during which actors and actresses rocked all-black gowns and tuxedos. Time's Up began after scores of women and men reported sexual assault and harassment at the hands of some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Al Franken.
Garden Club to have flowers popping up around Palm Beach today - Palm Beach Daily NewsTuesday, January 30, 2018
The event is designed to “surprise people who are walking down the street,” according to Garden Club President Elizabeth Thebault, and based loosely on New York City artist Lewis Miller’s viral “beautification projects” called flower flashes.If you can’t find the flowers today, consider that it’s a prominent spot in town — and then follow the flower petals. They expect to be set up by 7 a.m., assuming it’s not raining. http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/local/garden-club-have-flowers-popping-around-palm-beach-today/lpt1EZ5K1zR9y3GppN8hvM/
China's budding florists are heading to London to earn their floral wings - South China Morning PostTuesday, December 19, 2017
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UPDATE: Local flower shop owner speaks out after robbery, one arrested - WVNS-TVTuesday, December 12, 2017
NS) — West Virginia State Police have arrested a man who allegedly robbed a flower shop in Princeton. Eric Wayne Long is facing a number of criminal charges including battery, malicious assault, burglary, grand and petit larceny and conspiracy. According to court documents, troopers responded to a burglary call at Colonial Florist on Athens Road in Princeton around 1 in the afternoon on Tuesday, November 28. The owner told troopers he received a call from Eric Long requesting flowers for a funeral. In exchange for the flowers, Long would work at the store for a couple of hours. The owner told deputies Long had worked for him in the past doing jobs at the shop such as emptying the garbage and unloading deliveries. While Long was working, the owner said another man entered the store wearing a grey hoodie. The man then hit the owner from the back, knocking him to the ground, and stole his wallet which had several credit cards and $1,000 in cash. When the owner got up from the floor, he told troopers he saw Long running away from the store with the man in the grey hoodie. At this time, it’s unclear who the man in the grey hoodie is or if he has been arrested at this time. Long is being held in the Southern Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash bond. ... http://www.wvnstv.com/local-news/mercer-county/troopers-man-arrested-for-robbing-princeton-floral-shop-/876091452
Inside Serena Williams's Fairy-Tale Wedding in New Orleans - Vogue.comTuesday, November 28, 2017
Serena Williams.You see, Alexis didn’t follow tennis at all. The first time he went to watch Serena play he infamously Instagrammed a photo of her foot faulting. But no matter. The two hit it off. That first time she asked him to come see her in the Paris Open, he knew it was a bit far-flung but he thought, What’s the worst that could happen? I know people in Paris, so if it doesn’t work out, I’ll have a great story to tell my friends about that time I almost hung out with Serena Williams.Serena appreciated his happy-go-lucky approach to life, and their first date involved simply meandering around the City of Light with no destination to speak of, something the always-scheduled, always-surrounded athlete almost never gets to do.Fast-forward 18 months later and the Internet entrepreneur was proposing to the superstar. “I came home one day to find my bags already packed for me, and I had absolutely no idea where I was going until I got on the flight,” Serena admits. “Alexis flew me out to Rome, back to the exact table where we’d met. We were both really nervous but also excited to take this huge step. It was such a beautiful moment.” Ever the jokester, in addition to having the hotel cleared and flowers everywhere, Alexis had placed a small plastic rat on the table. Serena announced her happy news by posting a sweet poem on Reddit.In September, Serena gave birth to the couple’s first child, Alexis “Olympia” Ohanian, Jr., and the two parents are absolutely besotted with their now 2-month-old daughter. The baby, who already has more than 105,000 Instagram followers, was present for the ceremony last night and looked on as her mom and dad tied the knot among 200 family and friends in the Big Easy.“Alexis really wanted to do New Orleans,” explains Serena. “It’s his favorite city besides Brooklyn. It’s got a heavy European influence; it’s fun and has amazing food. He just loves the vibe. The venue—the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans—was a decision we both made. Painting and art is something I’m really passionate about, so it just felt natural and different to do it at a contemporary art museum.”The two chose November 16 as their wedding date in memory of Alexis’s mother, who passed away nine years ago. “It is her birthday, and we wanted her to be represented at the wedding,” says Serena. “Obviously, we wish that she could be here for this, but choosing her birthday as our wedding date was a nice way of making sure she’s still involved and made us feel more connected to her on our day.”Once they’d settled on a date and a place, they hired their wedding planner. “I knew early on that I wanted to work with someone on the East Coast, and Jennifer [Zabinski] felt fresh and new, but also has a lot of experience in planning and is organized and thorough,” explains Serena. When Jennifer first met with the bride, the tennis champ wasn’t quite ready to get into specifics, so the two discus...
How an Ecuadorian rose makes the journey to your American sweetheart for Valentine's Day - The Denver PostSunday, February 11, 2018
Valentine’s Day rush for Amato Wholesale Florist in north Denver. Amato broke into the wholesale business in January 1974. (The company started as a carnation grower in 1958.) It ships flowers across Colorado, but also to Kansas, Wyoming and Nebraska.President and CEO Heather Weickum was born in that first year. She grew up roller skating on the warehouse’s concrete floors after hours. Her father was a co-founder and eventually became the sole owner of the business.“This place was my only sibling growing up,” she said.Now Weickum runs the company and employs 70 people. Amato projects it will sell 130,000 stems of flowers over the Valentine’s holiday, tallying up hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit. The most popular varieties of roses can cost a retailer more than $70 a bunch.Amato can stock several hundred varieties of flowers at a time in the warehouse, and more than half of those are roses. They come in a rainbow of hues and gaggle of names, many inspired by the flower breeder’s daughter, mother or lover. Some names, such as Hot Nina, Lola and Jessika, call to mind an old flame. Others read like perfume ads tucked in a magazine: Pearl Avalanche, Sweet Unique, Cool Water. And then there are the names that beckon to whom they’re selling: Sweetness, Engagement, Soulmate. Rose breeders trademark these names and can receive royalties from other plantations that grow their variety.Most roses are n...
A florist's advice for saving money on flowers - WTSP 10 NewsSunday, February 11, 2018
People are too busy with life and jobs, unlike when the holiday falls on a weekend, Drummond says.When you preorder, especially with a florist in a resort town like where Burns' shop is located in Colorado, you can be more specific in terms of what flowers you want. If you wait for the day before, or day of the holiday or special occasion, you might be limited to what the shop has on hand or the florists' choice, Burns says.For weddings, Heather Cole, owner and designer of Forever Cole Events in Oklahoma City, says it's best for couples to plan six to nine months in advance so she can secure flowers from her farm suppliers. Pictures on the internet can be deceiving.Florists know busy consumers might want to save time by purchasing flowers online or on the phone. But they encourage people to come into their shops to make the best decision when purchasing a gift or arrangements for events, such as weddings."I suggest you stop in and look at them, because pictures on the internet can be deceiving," said Drummond. "It's difficult to tell size."For example, there are hundreds of varieties of roses with unique characteristics including stem length, bud size and how full they bloom, color, petal count and fragrance.This is equally important when picking out wedding flowers and trying to match colors with bridesmaid dresses, for example. "Flowers change throughout the season and throughout different farms," said Cole. "So the color can vary slightly."Orchids and succulents give you more bang for your buck.For those who are looking for options that may last longer for their budget, Drummond says that succulents are popular and trendy - especially among millennial consumers."They last for weeks and weeks. Some of our customers have a green thumb, and they can get them to bloom next year, so there really is a long time they can be enjoyed," Drummond said. "They are easy to take care of and fun." We really want you to give us a budget.For Valentine's Day, if you are on a budget, Drummond says every florist has a value option and suggests that consumers ask what's available at their local shop."It might just be like a really cool little container with a succulent and maybe some decorative stones and maybe an orchid," he said. "Just real simple, but the vase is kind of cool and it's trendy and it has a lot of interest, but it's not very large. So sometimes you can get something very fun, very different, without breaking the bank."For weddings, budgets obviously are bigger. Drummond, who owns Plaza Flowers in the Philadelphia area, says his customers spend about $3,000-$3,500 on wedding florals. Burns says her customers spend about $3,000-$5,000. Burns says she always asks the budget upfront, not to try to maximize a budget, but to offer cost-saving tips, such as using bridesmaid bouquets as centerpieces. She says she can find flowers within anybody's budget."There's always thousands of choices when it comes to flowers," she said.For example, for those ... http://www.wtsp.com/article/money/magnify-money/a-florists-advice-for-saving-money-on-flowers/507-515969923
Herbert Gustav Ludwig - Cadillac NewsSunday, February 11, 2018
Witness for attorneys in Michigan and neighboring states. Herb enjoyed camping, canoeing and golf. He was an avid skier from high school until age 87. He and Bev owned a home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and taught their grandchildren a love of the sport.He and Bev traveled the world with Road Scholar programs, going on over 40 trips. A life member of the Caberfae Ski Club, he also held memberships in the Elks and American Legion. He served as a Scout Master in the Farmington Hills, Michigan.Herb is survived by his wife of 70 years, Beverly; his three children: daughter, Shelly Maifarth of Littleton, Colorado; son, Gunnar (JoAnne) Ludwig of Tucson, Arizona; son, Steven (Donna) Ludwig of Petoskey, Michigan; and six grandchildren.In lieu of flowers, suggested donations — The Villages Hospice House, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162 or the Boy Scouts of America (www.scouting.org). http://www.cadillacnews.com/obituaries/herbert-gustav-ludwig/article_22fe452e-48d5-53f6-a930-d3e54e5ebb12.html
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Iowa and North Dakota. The first-place choices for Valentine’s Day gifts in each state were: Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899