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Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
What Flowers Will Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Have At Their Wedding?Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Getty Images Eugenie may also find some inspiration in her parent's royal wedding, which took place in July 1986 at Westminster Abby in London. Even though Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York's wedding was held at a much larger venue than St. George's Chapel, Eugenie and Jack could pay tribute to the bride's parents by including some of their floral choices at their wedding. Sarah famously carried a bouquet in the shape of an "S." Designed by the florist Jane Packer, it included gardenias, roses, lily of the valley, and the traditional sprig of myrtle. Sarah also wore a flower crown, but removed it during the ceremony, and wore the York Tiara for the rest of the wedding. Eugenie could look to her mother's unique floral choices for inspiration on her wedding day. Getty Images Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent royal wedding could also give the bride and groom some ideas on how to decorate St. George's Chapel, the venue for both ceremonies. Harry and Meghan used florist Philippa Craddock to design their wedding flowers, and the couple included white garden roses, foxgloves, and peonies, along with branches of beech, birch, and horn... https://www.townandcountrymag.com/the-scene/weddings/a21946955/princess-eugenie-wedding-flowers/
Country Garden Florist supports National Wear A Flower WeekTuesday, July 03, 2018
The unprecedented success of our 2015 petition led to the 2016 Westminster Hall debate and Brain Tumour Research taking a leading role in the Government’s Task and Finish Working Group convened to tackle the historic underfunding for research with the report being published in 2018.Key statistics on brain tumours: Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer They kill more children than leukaemia They kill more men under 45 than prostate cancer They kill more women under 35 than breast cancer Just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease In the UK 16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age Incidences of, and deaths from, brain tumours are increasing.Please quote Brain Tumour Research as the source when using this information. Additional facts and statistics are available from our website including our latest Report on National Research Funding. We can also provide case-studies and research expertise for media. https://www.braintumourresearch.org/media/press-releases/press-release-item/country-garden-florist-supports-national-wear-a-flower-week
Interview: florist Philippa Craddock on life after Harry and Meghan's royal wedding. 'Of course I was nervous'Tuesday, June 19, 2018
I knew that was it,” says Philippa Craddock. As the florist behind the archway of tumbling foliage that dressed Windsor Castle for the most anticipated nuptials since William wed Kate at Westminster Abbey in 2011, it’s fair to say she achieved her goal. In fact, along with the bride’s Givenchy gown, the Kingdom Choir and Bishop Michael Curry’s now famous sermon, the mass of white blooms that framed Meghan Markle and her 16ft silk-tulle veil as she entered St George’s Chapel was one of the most modern and memorable spectacles of the day. The magnificent displays outside and in, constructed using a variety of boughs gathered from Windsor Great Park, took a team of 30 people just… Want to read more?Register with a few details to continue reading this article. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/interview-florist-philippa-craddock-on-life-after-harry-and-meghan-s-royal-wedding-of-course-i-was-nervous-0mn0p7w96
Royal wedding inspires Greenwich designer's floral fascinators - CT PostTuesday, May 01, 2018
Image 5 of 12Image 6 of 12Britain’s Santa Palmer-Tomkinson and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London. The ceremony was awash in fascinators, decorative headpieces that are a bit less substantial than a hat, but more decorative than a simple barrette or comb. It is expected the fashion item will be back in full form forthe wedding on May 19 of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. lessBritain’s Santa Palmer-Tomkinson and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 i...
Obituary Notices: Week of July 29, 2018 - Big Island NowTuesday, April 16, 2019
KaliloaBronson KaliloaJanuary 26, 1972 – July 18, 2018Bronson Kaimana Weimun Kaliloa, 46, of Keaau, killed in the line of duty on July 18, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born January 26, 1972 in Colorado, he was a 10 year Police Officer for the Hawaii County Police Department.Services to be held Saturday, August 4, 2018 8:30am visitation, 10am service at Hilo Civic Auditorium. Burial to follow approx. 2:45pm at Homelani Memorial Park 388 Ponahawai St, Hilo, HI 96720. Online condolences may be sent to: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.comArrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. Donations can be mailed to:Casey KaliloaATTN: Major JelsmaPahoa Police Department15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778... http://bigislandnow.com/2018/07/29/obituary-notices-week-of-july-29-2018/
Urbandale: Where business is blooming and helping one another is the way the neighborhood grows - south west michiganTuesday, April 16, 2019
Like Hodge, Bachman was born and raised in Battle Creek. After high school, he planned to pursue a career as a physician and attended the University of Colorado, but a Chemistry class did him in and his father suggested a focus on Elementary Education. He taught school and worked at funeral homes in Colorado before in 1975 to work on and earn a Mortuary Science degree.Five years later he moved back to Battle Creek and joined his dad in the family business. “Coming back, you know a lot of people, having grown up in the area. I was making a lot of nice contacts with people in Colorado,” Bachman says, “but getting back in touch with all of the people I knew -- like the different babysitters that my folks had for my sister and I -- was special because they trusted us and we’ve taken care of them.”The funeral home owned by Bachman’s father relocated to Urbandale from downtown Battle Creek in 1988 after the city wanted to build the Cereal City Museum on the corner of West Michigan Avenue and Carlisle Street. That gave Bachman and his family the opportunity to relocate to a 375-acre space in Urbandale that has proven to be the right place for them and their business.“It’s a peaceful neighborhood in a residential area and we had green grass and birds and rabbits,” Bachman says. “It felt like you were in an area where if people looked outside it could distract them which is important because they are here under difficult circumstances.”That trust has gone beyond customers to other Urbandale business owners who Bachman has formed deep connections and friendships with over the years. This has led to collaborations designed to both benefit the neighborhood’s profile and elevate it.Churches, restaurants, and businesses, including Plumeria, have banded together on efforts like a sweater drive organized by Bachman, the Fall Festival, and an annual Pancake Supper. Longtime Urbandale resident Patricia Graw, who is a self-described cheerleader and one-woman Welcome Wagon, says there was a great turnout this year for the Fall Festival that included a number of people from outside of Urbandale. A fourth-generation Urbandale resident, Graw says the neighborhood is fortunate to have established businesses because they serve as examples of what is possible for newer entrepreneurs like Hodge.“It makes me feel very excited and hopeful because Urbandale has lost its share of businesses over the years, but as soon as I saw that Elisha had opened her business I went in and told her about our Neighborhood Planning Council and welcomed her,” Graw says. “We have empty buildings, but there’s a lot of talk about new businesses coming in. We’re never going to be like Lakeview, but I think we’ll get it back.”Bachman, who is a member of Urbandale’s Neighborhood Planning Council, says he thinks a lot of bus... http://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/Urbandale-Where-business-is-blooming-and-helping-one-another-is-the-way-neighborhood-grows1213.aspx
Floral Nightmare: A warning about a website to stay away from - KRDOWednesday, March 06, 2019
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A special warning for those romantic online shoppers: a site called "Troy's Florist" is reportedly scamming victims across Southern Colorado.The company, which has been active for four years, is accused of stealing thousands from consumers nationwide, according to the Better Business Bureau.If you're in the market for a special gift and you're looking online, it's easy to come across scam sites by doing a simple Google search.Troy's Florist is a perfect example of one that looks completely legitimate. It has pictures, prices, and the promise of a quick booking.Rubisel Carranza from Colorado Springs used the site to buy his wife, Judith, two beautiful bouquets for their anniversary. "I got a receipt, but days later nothing ... no flowers," Carranza said, who filed several complaints on the website.It turns out, he's not alone. There are multiple sites with hundreds of complaints from different consumers who paid for flowers, but got nothing in return.Our team sat down with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado CEO Jonathan Liebert, who explained the company has an 'F' rating with their site. ... https://www.krdo.com/news/colorado-springs/floral-nightmare-a-warning-about-a-website-to-stay-away-from/1040065847
Lafayette Florist introduces Make Your Own Bouquet for Bridal Parties - Press Release - Digital JournalWednesday, March 06, 2019
One of the leading florists in Lafayette offers help in hosting a memorable wedding party for bridesmaids.Lafayette, Colorado - February 11, 2019 - Lafayette Florist Gift Shop & Garden Center recently introduced their Make Your Own Bouquet Party, exclusively meant for bridesmaids. As the name suggests, bridesmaids get the liberty of choosing flowers that they want in their bouquets together.Brides select an assortment of flowers in colors that they like. They then bring their bridesmaids to the Lafayette florist gift shop and have a fun get together, one or two days before the wedding. Bridesmaids can choose the flowers they want to be added in their bouquets.A spokesperson for the company explained, “We are delighted to offer a memorable experience for brides and bridesmaids with our Make Your Own Bouquet Party. We let people customize their bouquets with their favorite flowers. We are sure the bridesmaids will love this floral-themed party. Friends can chat, compare and de-stress as they have fun together at the shop. It’s a way for the bridal party to relax and get to know each oth... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4151727