Local Flower Shop News
Florist opens up downtown shop - Rocky Mount TelegramTuesday, August 01, 2017
Javelin Guilford is giving it another try in Rocky Mount.The Washington native is a North Carolina-Certified Professional Florist designer with 30 years of experience in the floral industry. Guilford, who specializes in weddings, funerals and permanent botanical, recently started another florist shop in Rocky Mount as owner and operator of The Secret Garden II at 115 Tarboro St. in downtown Rocky Mount.“We’re a nontraditional flower shop,” he said. “We’re a floral design studio because we design everything fresh.”Guilford ran a flower shop from 2002 to 2005 on Sunset Avenue. The business closed largely because of the slowdown in the economy, he said. Guilford, who lives in Raleigh, went on to work several years as a lead designer for a floral company in Raleigh. Guilford said he also worked for a major event company in South Carolina, having done flower arrangements at many celebrity events featuring the likes of Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.“I’ve gotten more experience, and I’m ready to... http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2017/07/14/Florist-opens-up-downtown-shop.html
North Branford Small Business Spotlight: Candi's Floral Creations - Patch.comTuesday, September 01, 2015
CT to get married or are from Fairfield County.I am the preferred florist at local venues such as Madison Beach Hotel, New Haven Lawn Club, Saybrook Point Inn and Guilford Yacht Club and far away venues Saltwater Farm Vineyard and The Inn at Longshore.How does your business give back or get involved in the community?I try to engage in the community by donating to the high school, garden club, etc.Would you like to see your small business showcased in this series? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Across ConnecticutTrending Across Patch... http://patch.com/connecticut/northbranford/north-branford-small-business-spotlight-candis-floral-creations
The Apprentice 2017 contestants have been revealed and include 'slightly bonkers' Nottinghamshire florist - Nottingham PostTuesday, October 10, 2017
A "slightly bonkers" Nottinghamshire florist will be among the contestants on the new series of The Apprentice.Elizabeth McKenna, who runs Flowers By Susan, with premises in Portland Road, West Bridgford, and in King Street, Southwell, will join 17 other entrepreneurs competing to win a £250,000 investment for their company, and the chance to have Lord Sugar as their business partner.Elizabeth McKenna (Image: BBC)The 39-year-old describes herself as a "slightly bonkers country girl" who has a love of dogs and horses and thinks her killer business instincts mean she's good at making snap decisions."My big feet are good for two things; getting me into trouble as they're as big as my mouth and I constantly get them stuck in it, but... they also kick butt," she says.A spokesman for Flowers By Susan said: "We're super excited to have Elizabeth on the show."We've had lots of support in the business already, everybody's been talking about it."Lord Sugar in front of: Back row (L-R): James White, Ross Fretten, Jeff Wan, Andrew Bra... http://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/whats-on-news/apprentice-2017-contestants-been-revealed-532396
Business blooms for mobile flower truck - News 12 BrooklynTuesday, October 10, 2017
Ashley Custer and Kristin Heckler were inspired by the growing food truck industry in the city, but wanted to do something different.They started the Uprooted Flower Truck two years ago, a mobile florist serving designed, hand-tied flower bouquets.The couple claims it's New York City's first flower truck to offer a rotating selection of flowers and color palettes.They say lots of florists have been closing down in the city over the past five to eight years, and they have managed to find pockets in neighborhoods where there is still a high demand for flowers.They say Brooklyn has lots of designers and artists who are always looking for fresh flowers.Flower bouquets are prepared and sold in three sizes - "the studio", "the loft", and "the penthouse" ranging from $12-$45. http://brooklyn.news12.com/story/36483025/business-blooms-for-mobile-flower-truck
Guerrilla Flower Installations That Don't Last Long at All - New York TimesTuesday, October 10, 2017
Melbourne-based duo called Loose Leaf, whose giant wreaths appear suspended in air amid the city’s alleyways like portholes to another dimension, as well as those by the Manhattan florist Lewis Miller, who has, under cover of night, turned the city’s bedraggled mascots, the waist-high metal mesh garbage cans, into giant vases — are taking the most evanescent of the decorative arts into places it has rarely gone. Unlike graffiti, which is meant to leave its mark on mostly urban environments for as long as possible, these installations attempt not to defy but to chronicle nature’s mutability.Fashion designers, including Alexander Wang, whose show last month was staged with impromptu aplomb from a tour bus that made stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, have always sought to create a sense of spontaneity and surprise with their work, but clothing can never feel as deliciously impermanent as flowers. These short-lived botanical street installations seem both an embrace and a rebuke of earlier, earthier “happenings” wrought in quicksilver mediums. The 1960s Fluxus artists at least left behind a series of tiny attaché cases filled with objects (games, bottles with plastic droppers, custom-lettered cards, sets of rocks) to commemorate their events; at Carole Goodden and Gordon Matta-Clark’s Food, the 1970s SoHo restaurant-cum-art installation, diners were once given a necklace made of their entrees’ scrubbed bones to wear home. But blossoms leave behind no trace.Perhaps that is why flora is increasingly an expansive medium for artists; no other material so explicitly blurs the line between fine art and decoration that was created in the early 20th century, and which left floral art on one side of the divide and sculpture on the other. The latter got to call itself high art, fine art; the former had to settle for the diminutive label of “decorative.” These days, t...
Florist donates ribbons to commemorate fallen officers - Fox 35 OrlandoTuesday, October 10, 2017
A St. Cloud florist is finding a small way to show support for the men and women in blue who put their lives on the line every day.After seeing the tragedy in Kissimmee, Kim Dorsey made a bunch of blue ribbons to hand out for free in the community.She says she's not looking for attention, she just wants to do her part.Dorsey gave out eighty-five ribbons before running out Saturday morning.Dorsey plans to hand out more on Monday at the St. Cloud Florist & Gift Shoppe. http://www.fox35orlando.com/home/274909544-story
Reimagining Sonatas for a New Generation with Flowers, Art and Romance Was Born - BroadsheetTuesday, October 10, 2017
A new kind of classical music event happening next month will feature fashion label Romance Was Born, large-scale artworks by local artist Lara Merrett and stunning floral designs from Redfern florist Myra Perez (My Violet). Called The Sonata Project, it’s by internationally acclaimed musician Bernadette Harvey; an innovative collaboration that marries bold new piano sonatas written by three young local female composers with captivating visuals from established artists.A pianist who received her first medal at just two-and-a-half years of age, Harvey regularly collaborates with international solo and chamber musicians and has noticed the need to make classical concerts more relevant to younger audiences.In 2014 she won a grant to explore whether or not the sonata is still relevant in the 21st century. The result is The Sonata Project: three new 15-minute sonatas by young Sydney composers Aristea Mellos, Jane Stanley and Melody Eotvos performed by Harvey, and a sonata by celebrated Australian composer Ross Edwards.Part of Harvey’s mission was to reach a broader audience, so rather than the usual deathly quiet and often monochromatic experience of classical concerts, she has p...