Local Flower Shop News
Spring flower show, grow a garden, fruit trees, Minneapolis Home + Garden Show and more - Minneapolis Star TribuneTuesday, March 27, 2018
Room vignettes showcase a variety of design styles — from sleek and modern to luxe Hollywood Regency, with lots of reflective finishes. Other collections evoke a more relaxed, casual aesthetic. “We have everything from chandeliers down to area rugs,” said Nic Sims, a manager for the California-based retailer.Ready to embrace Pantone’s Color of the Year? There’s plenty of Ultra Violet-hued accessories to choose from. In fact, color-coded walls of Mongolian wool pillows, candleholders, vases, table runners and other pieces make it easy to zero in on a palette.“A lot of today’s floor plans are open,” said Sims. “You can pull pieces and colors from each vignette to tie it all together.”A dining bay displays glam sparkly dinnerware and stemware for “entertaining the queen,” said Sims. The store’s 6-foot-tall faux palm trees, fiddle leaf fig and aspen trees can easily fill a corner — but require no care.Z Gallerie offers a more moderate price point than the recently opened Design Within Reach. Side chairs are $299 and up, mirrored table lamps from $199, vanity mirrors from $250, and sofas start at $1,500. Framed art ranges from $50 to $900. You can register for a $1,000 gift card at the store thr... http://www.startribune.com/spring-flower-show-grow-a-garden-fruit-trees-minneapolis-home-garden-show-and-more/477756913/
Alicia Vikander wanted to become a florist - Cleveland AmericanWednesday, March 14, 2018
I wanted to do that."The Swedish actress was a huge fan of adventure movies, such as 'The Mummy' and the 'Indiana Jones' franchise, during her younger years.And Alicia, 29 - who is married to fellow Hollywood star Michael Fassbender - has admitted that Bruce Willis was her "first crush".Quizzed about her obsession with movies from the 1980s and 1990s, Alicia told CNET.com: "Bruce Willis was my first crush. I was like 11 [laughs]. I love that kind of film."And adventure films - 'Indiana Jones'. I was a big fan of 'The Mummy' series in my early teens as well."Consequently, Alicia jumped at the chance to star as English archaeologist Lara Croft in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie, having played the popular video games as a child.She said: "When they asked me to be part of an adventure like this, it was just a thrill. Like I said, I [was attracted] to those kinds of computer games when I was a kid."... http://www.theclevelandamerican.com/lifestyles/entertainment/alicia-vikander-wanted-to-become-a-florist/article_2303a68f-6cbb-5cb1-bec9-25d51a379264.html
Target 2 Consumer Alert: Mother's Day flower shop scam and Microsoft popups - WBAYMonday, May 07, 2018
If you're buying them online, there are some important questions to ask before you buy. The Director of Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection says you may think you're selecting a local florist, but you are actually contacting a business in another state that just coordinates the purchase and delivery. Consumer protection says when you do an online search, follow up with a call. If the business answers with something generic such as, "flower shop," ask for a specific name, where it's located and get an address.Also, ask specific questions about the flower arrangement. How many roses versus carnations and if there are any tacked on fees for a vase or extras. If the people on the other end don't give you that information, hang up. There are plenty of local florists to get an arrangement from. Another costly scam we want to warn you about are the Microsoft Tech Support Scams. Usually there is a popup on your screen telling you there's a problem with your computer and to call a phone number for help right away. Some new information shows just how much this scam is spiking. Microsoft IT had 153,000 customers calling into its Microsoft customer support telling them they were scammed. That's a 24 percent jump from 2016 to last year. Of those, 15 percent of people lost, ... http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Target-2-Consumer-Alert--481873001.html
FTD Companies, Inc., Introduces New Mother's Day Floral, Gourmet Sweets Collections - PR Newswire (press release)Monday, May 07, 2018
Fresh floral arrangements hand-crafted and delivered by an FTD florist make a lasting impression."FTD has a 108-year-old heritage of delighting customers through luxurious, florist-designed flowers and has a deep understanding of how to make Mom feel special through flowers. It's simple for gift givers to say what they mean this Mother's Day in a beautiful and authentic way through FTD's premium bouquets, ProFlowers' farm-fresh flowers and Shari's Berries delectable treats. Bring Color to Her EverydaySeeing or hearing from those closest to us is a sure way to brighten our day. Add a little color to her life, like she repeatedly does for you, with one of these colorful floral gifts from FTD and ProFlowers:Deliver the Ultimate Royal TreatmentThe ones we love deserve only the best—and then some. Shower your "queen" with fresh cut blooms worthy of royal recognition or take inspiration from traditional afternoon teatime. These gifts are sure to have that special someone beaming atop her throne:Reward Those with a Major Sweet ToothMom may have always said that dessert didn't count as dinner, but these delicious treats from Shari's Berries may change her mind: Timeless Display of AffectionThese classic gifts warm her heart year after year and bring joy to her special day. You can also give Mom the gift that keeps on giving through ProFlowers' new Bloom Refresh™ program and receive a second bouquet 12 days after the first bouquet to refill her vase. See these products and more at www.ftd.com, www.proflowers.com, and www.berries.com. About FTD Companies, Inc.FTD Companies, Inc., is a premier floral and gifting company. Through our diversified family of b...
6 Royal Wedding Bouquets To Use For Your Own Wedding Inspiration - Elite DailyMonday, May 07, 2018
It's tradition that royal brides carry a sprig of myrtle in their bouquets, because the flower stands for marriage and love. According to Town & Country, the royal couple-to-be committed to florist Philippa Craddock, and Markle will carry white garden roses and peonies (in addition to some other elegant varieties). I looked to Kate Middleton's stunning flowers for some inspo on these seven wedding bouquets for your big day, as well as the flowers we might see Markle carrying in just a few short weeks. You deserve to look like royalty when you walk down the aisle, am I right?1LiliesPascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty ImagesAccording to The Guardian, Kate Middleton's bouquet was filled with lily of the valley that was in season at the time. You might want to consider including lilies for your big day, too. The white flower comes across as elegant and graceful, and is often a sweet addition to any wedding bouquet. Your guests will be in awe of how romantic you look walking down the aisle.2White RosesAdam NixonIt doesn't get much more elegant than carrying a bouquet of white roses on your wedding day. Especially when they're in full bloom, this flower radiates beauty and will surely make you look like one of the royals. Your flowers will at least get a very regal moment on your Instagram feed, if they don't make it into a major wedding magazine. I think it's safe to say Meghan Markle might even approve. After all, she's incorporating white garden roses into her bunch, too.3PeoniesAndrew YaremchukPut some peonies in your bouquet if you truly want to channel major princess vibes on your way to your very own happily ever after. These flowers will feel romantic and will be a regal addition to your look y...
Rick Tuttle, the Chicago artist who ran an artful Michigan bookstore, dies at 66 - Chicago TribuneMonday, May 07, 2018
Acorn Theater since 2002, says, “Rick Tuttle was the epicenter of the town. He created spaces that, like Rick, were full of hyphens. His buildings were bookstore-gallery-party space-salon-florist shop-poetry center-whatever. Like a lot of people here, Rick was a man of many talents and none defined by his jobs. He was generous and committed to making Three Oaks the community he envisioned.“He was a wry, cynical optimist who did everything with passion. His anger at injustice was overshadowed by his love for simple pleasures in life. A drink, time with a friend, a dance (and he would dance without shame and with zest), a tight and serious hug, and regular verbal affirmations were regular parts of Rick’s life. He loved his wives and his friends with a sincerity that made us feel more important and loved than anyone could imagine.”Charles Osgood / Chicago Tribune
Artist and former Chicagoan Rick Tuttle holds "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with a book cover Tuttle created.Artist and former Chicagoan Rick Tuttle holds "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with a book cover Tuttle created. (Charles Osgood / Chicago Tribune)Richard Daer Tuttle was born in Chicago on July 1, 1951. His father, Richard, was an artist and designer and his mother, LaVerne, instilled in him a lifelong love of books. He was a free spirit who, after graduating high school, moved to Costa Rica where he married for the first time, had a child and discovered the painting and literature of that area.Back in Chicago, he began his career as a graphic artist, working for some of the city’s large advertising agencies before starting his own firm, RT2 Design, which had clients in the business and cultural worlds, among them Southport Records for which he made its eye-catching logo. He also did design work for the Blue Rider Theater Company.That was the troupe founded by writer/director/a... http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-rick-tuttle-memorial-0417-story.html
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle select florist for royal wedding - ABC NewsTuesday, May 01, 2018
Church Service at St George’s Chapel and the reception inside of St George’s Hall, hosted by Queen Elizabeth following their wedding ceremony.Craddock, based in Fulham, is one of the most notable florists in London, with clients including Kensington Palace, Hampton Court Palace, Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, the Victoria and Albert Museum and British Vogue."I am excited and honoured to have been chosen by Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle to design and create their wedding flowers. Working with them has been an absolute pleasure," Craddock said in a statement released by Kensington Palace. "The process has been highly collaborative, free-flowing, creative and fun. The final designs will represent them as a couple, which I always aim to achieve in my work, with local sourcing, seasonality and sustainability being at the forefront."The wedding floral displays in St. George's Chapel will include white garden roses foxgloves and peonies, Meghan’s favorite bloom. Philippa will also source local branches of beech, birch, and hornbeam into her designs.The couple plans to use locally-sourced foliage from the gardens and parks of The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park from the area surrounding Windsor Castle.Kensington Palace did not announce who will design the flowers for Meghan and Harry's intimate evening private reception for 200 of their closest friends and relatives at Frogmore House, whi... http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/prince-harry-meghan-markle-select-florist-royal-wedding/story?id%3D54150046