Local Flower Shop News
Florist to make dreams bloom with his own Spa City shop - The SaratogianTuesday, December 05, 2017
The West Wing,” “Desperate Housewives” and “The Office” in addition to editorial pages of national bridal magazines and the red carpets of The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes and The Hollywood Film Festival. Since moving to Saratoga Springs about five years ago, Martin has continued his floral career in his new hometown with his own business, Simply Sidney Floral Design. Locally, Martin’s talents have earned him a place as resident florist for Salt & Char, The Adelphi Hotel and 15 Church as well as the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s prestigious New York City Ballet Gala, Opera Saratoga Gala and Saratoga Hospital Gala. “That has been such a joy for me,” Martin said about the galas. “It really gives me an opportunity to be so creative.” Additionally, Simply Sidney Floral Design offers catering to private clientele for home, special event, wedding and corporate occasions. For the past few years, Martin has operated this business out of a private home studio, but now he’s ready to take it to the next step. With the opening of the new downtown shop, Simply Sidney is adding a retail element including not only flowers, plants and floral arrangements but home decor items as well. Looking ahead, Martin is hoping to expand further into interior design and to continue growth in all kinds of floral design — from corporate decor to funerals to custom home decorating and weddings — along with launching the retail side of the business. “I’ve done every single aspect of this business and I love all of it,” Martin said.Martin’s goal for the future is “continuing to spread floral beauty throughout Saratoga,” he said, “just to make people happy.”On why he’s decided to open up shop in Saratoga Springs, Martin said, “For the first time in my life I feel like I have begun to take root in a place that I believe that I could become a part of the community, and as such I want to share my gifts and my talents with that community.” Martin is beyond thrilled to open his floral and home accents store to the public this Friday, he said in a press release. “I’ve fallen in love with Saratoga Springs and upstate New York. I look forward to meeting so many people in the years to come and providing unparalleled service to all my clients.” Once open, the shop hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. More information about Simply Sidney Floral Design and Home Accents is available online at simp... http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20171115/NEWS/171119890
Bella Hadid Shows Off Abs After The Weeknd Sends Her Flowers For Victoria's Secret Show - Hollywood LifeTuesday, November 28, 2017
Secret! As we previously reported, her ex The Weeknd, 27, (real name Abel Tesfaye) sent her flowers! “Bella loved every minute of the show, and she looked absolutely stunning,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “The event went off without a hitch, and it was a raging success. Bella was on a high the whole night. Abel sent her a gorgeous, huge bouquet of flowers along with a super-sweet note telling her how amazing she is and how proud of her he is.” Could this mean he’s looking to get back with her now that Selena Gomez, 25, has dumped him to be with Justin Bieber, 23, again!? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!HollywoodLifers, are you loving this insanely hot pic?! Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below!... http://hollywoodlife.com/2017/11/25/bella-hadid-abs-toned-body-miami-the-weeknd-romance-rumors/
Cosentino: How horticulture has changed in Auburn and at large - Auburn CitizenTuesday, January 16, 2018
When I have lunch with my business friendsThey say, “Florist do you knowHow rapidly your weeks all go?You’re perplexed and out of reason,You’re ahead of every seasonIn the summer, you are livingPlanning sales for next ThanksgivingCome Thanksgiving, you don’t pause,You’re unpacking Santa ClausBefore the presents are deliveredYou plan Valentines for giversWeddings you do all year longAren’t you bewildered and sometimes wrong?"After last week’s column about all the things I am grateful for as I lead my life in horticulture, I thought that this week I would talk about how things have changed in my 80-plus years of growing and selling plants and flowers. As I look back, in some instances, nothing is the same — and at the same time, I think that the more things change, the more they remain the same. Confusing? You bet it is. As I tell this story about florists and growers, I base it on my experiences at our flower shop. After all, it is what I know best. And, to be honest, I’ve told the story many times in the past, especially in my seminars f... http://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/cosentino-how-horticulture-has-changed-in-auburn-and-at-large/article_36e43940-eac9-51ab-90d2-e74cf45439ae.html
Worcester florist readies for FTD America's Cup - Worcester MagTuesday, January 16, 2018
Blackstone River Road is inhabited by one of America’s most distinguished floral design competitors: Sally Jablonski. Jablonski lives above the fragrant oasis of Herbert E. Berg Florist Inc., which has operated in the space for the last 83 years. Berg, who excelled as an agriculture student at North High School in his adolescence, sold the shop to Jablonski 23 years ago, just as she was making a name for herself as a fierce competitor in the country’s most prestigious floral design circuit. In 1989, she was a contender at the FTD World Competition in Tokyo, and in 1996 she competed at what she imagined would be her final FTD America’s Cup. The ’90s marked a pivotal time in the flower industry as online business disrupted the market. The Economist reports that between 1992-2014, the number of florist shops in America fell from 27,000 to 15,000. But flowers are timelessly extravagant, heart-stirring and sophisticated, and florists willing to evolve persisted with ease. Herbert E. Berg Florist Inc. was no exception. Jablonski’s selection as a competitor in the 2018 FTD America’s Cup in July marks her reentry into the national competition field. “At 57, I’m at the top of my game,” she said. Sally Jablonski displays some of her past arrangements from the WAM Flora in Winter show.Jablonski is one of only 10 floral designers from around the country chosen to battle the pressures of time and mechanics before an audience of esteemed peers. A blind judging will take into account phy...
Florist – “What I Wanted To Hold” - StereogumTuesday, January 16, 2018
At the beginning of last year, Band To Watch Florist released their debut full-length, The Birds Outside Sang, an evocative portrait that started off sounding like someone on the outside looking in and gradually opened up and blossomed as it went along. It was preceded the sprightly and warm Holdly EP, which was actually written after the album, and it’s around there where “What I Wanted To Hold,” the first single from Florist’s sophomore album, picks up. It’s minimal and modest, simple strumming and ornamental decoration held together by Emily Sprague’s purring vocals. Sprague’s writing has a painterly quality to it — Florist’s new album, If Blue Could Be Happiness, takes a particular interest in colors: the way they reflect moods, evoke memories, represent experiences. Her new songs sound like what you see when you close your eyes real tight, and on this one she’s remembering home and trying to hold on to whatever she can. “I can close my eyes and return to the home I remember in a blur of sights and smells and sounds of old,”...
Local florist volunteers at Rose Parade - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Medford, Ore. — For more than a century, excitement builds for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Even if you’re not into football, you can appreciate the parade. This year, a southern Oregon florist decided to fulfill her longtime dream of working on one of the many extravagant floats.For more than 100 years, the rose parade has featured hundreds of performances, musical guests, and who could forget – the floats.This year, one of Medford’s own decided she wanted to dip her hands in the pot. NBC5 News got the chance to sit down with one of the volunteers, Sabrina Carroll, via FaceTime Friday afternoon.“I just love for flowers and I have a desire to come and help on the float and I finally got to,” Carroll said.You might recognize Sabrina, she owns B. Cazwells Floral Dezines in Medford.“The thousands of flowers they probably use more flowers here on the parade than I use all year long,” Carroll said.She’s been working with flowers for more than 15 years.“Have a couple friends that a couple of years ago knew that it was a dream of mine to come see the rose parade,” Carroll said.That’s when Carroll and her friends learned about the opportunity to volunteer at the event.“I...
Tulsa couple gets the perfect wedding for free, planned in 24 hours - WCPOTuesday, January 16, 2018
Karissa and Tyler said they're extremely grateful to every vendor and professional that dedicated their talents for free to their special day: Willow Creek Mansion (Venue), Poppy's Garden (Florist), Tracie Carlton Event Planning & Design (Officiant husband Matt), Katrina Wheeler Photography (photographer), Laurannae Baking Co. (Cakes) and Mr. Letney who gave a Unity Cross.