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These 16 Local Companies Can Help You Throw the Best Party Ever - Washingtonian.comTuesday, March 27, 2018
S. Club Dr., Landover; 202-722-2900.Something Vintage. Midcentury mismatched china plates and cups (a tea-party package for 30 costs $300), a 1960s brass bar cart, weathered farm tables, and boho-chic serving pieces power parties that look anything but corporate. A fun-to-browse website organizes items into categories like “French” or “Bourbon” and features pre-designed lounge packages including a “Keep Palm and Carry On” grouping of sofas, green side chairs, and a bright Turkish rug you can rent for $1,000 a night. 4826 Stamp Rd., Temple Hills; 202-596-8445.Table Manners. Make an event especially Instagrammable with dozens of colors and varieties of runners, napkins, and tablecloths for rent at this Fairfax showroom. Offerings range from violet sequined linens for glam nighttime affairs to an oversize green gingham tablecloth ideal for a back-yard barbecue. The company also has a factory, so it can make custom-size products. Chairs and tables are available, too. Showroom (by appointment), 8451 Hilltop Rd., Suite L, Fairfax; warehouse,5345 46th Ave., Hyattsville; 301-277-0582.We’re Having a Party. A kid-focused rental company with nearly two dozen bounce houses to choose from, including princess castles and a monster-truck contraption, plus pint-size tables and popcorn-popping carts. For parents, it also has margarita machines. 2300 Perkins Pl., Silver Spring; 301-589-5008.Booze in BulkCostco. The price-club store requires membership to buy beer, wine, and liquor (and most of its Maryland stores don’t sell the harder stuff), but many items cost 20 percent less than traditional retail. It also sells its own Kirkland label of wine, beer, and spirits. Multiple area locations.DC Kegs. More than 800 beers, wines, and ciders by the keg, delivered to you cold on the day of your bash.First Vine. This direct importer specializes in European wines from small Spanish, French, and Italian producers. Many bottles cost less than $20 each. The company delivers to your door.Total Wine & More. This local chain boasts hundreds of wines, from cheap to collectible, plus spirits and beer. You’ll get discounts for ordering by the case and can order online and have items delivered. Multiple Virginia and Maryland locations.Other HelpBarSphere. Hire a mixology pro—or wine-pouring wiz—for your next gathering. Ball-capped bartenders show up with supplies and ice; they’ll provide the liquor for events with a cash bar. 855-277-4373.Bialek’s Music. In business almost 40 ...
Hudson Valley florists craft springtime blooms and more - Poughkeepsie JournalTuesday, March 27, 2018
Photo: Courtesy photo)She has been crafting arrangements professionally for the last 2 ½ years, although she has been a horticulturist for a quarter century. “I like to use minimal amounts of flowers and a lot of greenery," she explained of her technique, which she applies to wedding and event design in the Hudson Valley and New York City.Petals & Moss uses unusual elements, such as succulents, to create eye-catching displays. (Photo: Courtesy photo)For at-home florists, she recommended pairing unusual elements such as dried flowers, grape vines or eucalyptus with out-of-the-box vessels. Instead of the standard vase, a teapot, water jug or goblet can be just as effective and attractive. Lee often finds birch tubes outside and arranges her natural bits and pieces inside of them.“I like it to be natural looking,” she said.The Floral Free SpiritChristine Fontana, of Peony Design Studio in Poughkeepsie, may spend her days crafting picture-perfect bouquets and tablescapes for weddings up and down the Hudson River, but that does not mean she is one for cookie-cutter arrangements.“I’m sort of anything goes,” she joked.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/d2d18...
BC woman angry at online florist after Mother's Day flowers arrive late and wiltedTuesday, June 19, 2018
Jemma Palmer said.Two days before Mother’s Day, Palmer placed an online order with Bloomex.ca, which dubs itself “Canada’s Official Florist.”“I wanted to get her something nice and to me they looked nice. They advertised nicely. The flowers looked good,” Palmer said. Story continues below Palmer said she paid just under $62 to have the flowers delivered to Summerland from Coquitlam. The arrangement was scheduled to arrive the next day. READ MORE: Flower delivery service receives wilting criticism from B.C. customers Instead, they showed up at her mom’s house after Mother’s Day. When the delivery finally arrived, the flowers were damaged and wilted.“You picked them up and the flowers would fall off,” said Palmer.On top of that, the chocolates that accompanied the bouquet had melted.Palmer contacted Bloomex immediately. After repeated calls and emails, Palmer said she finally got through to a customer service representative, but hit a roadblock because she didn’t have an order number.WATCH: Vancouver Island farmer scrambles to save flowers Palmer says she never received one. She then contacted Consumer Matters. In less than 24 hours, Bloomex gave Palmer a full refund a... https://globalnews.ca/news/4222705/b-c-woman-angry-at-online-florist-after-mothers-day-flowers-arrive-late-and-wilted/
Gypsophila Helps Ecuador Lead the Way in Flower Exports to ChinaTuesday, June 19, 2018
Yánez. "You can give somebody 10 or 15 stems of gypsophila and it's already a flower arrangement. Whereas in other countries it is usually used a filler flower."Gypsophila on display at a florist in an upscale shopping mall in Shanghai"The China market is totally different to all other markets," says Alejandra García Olivo, Global Purchasing Director at Mimame, which imports and distributes Ecuadorean roses and gypsophila in China. According to Olivo, other markets remain relatively stable in terms of demands for certain shapes, colors and other characteristics, "but China is all about new. New varieties, new colors, anything new."The only exception is white, which remains a somewhat less popular color because white flowers have traditionally been used in China only at funerals in China. Therefore, much of the exports of Ecuadorian gypsophila has been naturally green varieties or tinted gypsophila.China's well-developed internet and social networking culture helped fan the flames of the gypsophila phenomenon and spread it from first tier cities into second and third tier cities, says Sky Liu, owner of Spring Florist, a high-end florist with four retail locations in Shanghai.So far, Ecuador has benefited from China's low domestic gypsophila production. And even if domestic production does pick up, it is likely that Ecuador will maintain an edge in quality. Yánez reports that farmers in Ecuador are already increasing their gypsophila plantings based on projections of continued growth in demand from China.More exports of premium agricultural products such as flowers may be one way for Ecuador to close its trade gap with China, the largest among its trading partners. "In two years China and Ecuador will celebrate 40 years of very positive relations," says Karina Morales Herrera, Consul General for Ecuador in Shanghai, who notes that Ecuador is a leader in social responsibility, gender equality and fair trade in the flower industry. "We are developing a mutually beneficial relationship with China. China is willing to open the door for high quality Ecuadorian products. It's not easy, but over... http://www.producereport.com/article/gypsophila-helps-ecuador-lead-way-flower-exports-china
2018 Best Florist: Lucky FlowersTuesday, June 19, 2018
These days, the petal pros now offer same-day delivery in the Tri-Cities area. The florists at Lucky Flowers strive to give each bouquet an artistic element, implanting color and texture to give each piece a spirited, vibrant appearance. Lucky Flowers offers a wide variety of seasonal blooms, including rare, harder-to-find flowers, and its commitment to stocking the freshest flowers means that bouquets stay healthy and sweet smelling longer. In addition to specialty bouquets for all occasions, Lucky Flowers has a unique and fun assortment of gifts in its shop, including chocolates, gift cards, bath and body products, and even a little bubbly to make your delivery extra exciting. 1. Lucky Flowers 6827 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick ... http://www.tri-cityherald.com/customer-service/faq/readers-choice/article212545099.html
Victoria wins silver medal at ChelseaTuesday, June 19, 2018
Victoria, who works in her mum's flower studio Flowers by Ann in Carrickmacross, was the only entrant from the Irish Republic in the Young Florist of the Year competition.'Spring Wedding' was the theme for this year's competition and the florists were asked to create a floral wedding throne. One of the conditions was that 2/3 of the finished design had to be fresh flower and/or plant material.For her entry, Victoria created a beautiful fairytale-like throne from silver birch, decorated with pink and purple flowers.'We got the brief in March and I started working on it then,' said Victoria. 'Once I had decided on the silver birch frame for the throne, I went for a wildflower, fairytale look, and colours all came about quite easily.'Victoria drove to Chelsea and back as she said it was the only way of transporting her entry.'I went over on the Friday and had to set up in exhibition by Sunday May 21st.'She was interviewed by Joe Swift of Gardeners World fame and also saw the Queen as Her Majesty enjoyed a private viewing of the 105th RHS Chelsea Garden show.Victoria confesses that it was 'quite a shock' when she learned she... https://www.independent.ie/regionals/argus/news/victoria-wins-silver-medal-at-chelsea-36953705.html
Pensacola Florist Talks the Importance of Mother's DayTuesday, June 19, 2018
Pensacola, FL- Being one of the top Pensacola florist, KellyCo is all about providing something special to give during those speical holidays. Mother's Day gives them another chance to help people give something special to someone special. The employees at KellyCo see that many of the same flower selections, plus more, are equally appreciated by moms all over. KellyCo says that Mother's Day becomes a much broader range of flowers and plants to gift, it just all depends on "Mom's favorite"."We want to remind our customers that Mother's Day is very important for our flower shop, the volume grows each year." Michael Paris, who is the owner of KellyCo said. "We suggest calling early to place your order."As one of the top suppliers of Flowers in Pensacola, Kellyco wants to remind customers of a few things. If a customer paid with a credit card, the account is not going to be charged until after the delivery is in their system. They want to make sure they have filled a customers order before they are charged for it. Kellyco wants guest... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3810671