Boca Raton Flower Shop News
Indulge in Mango Flowers and Cotton Candy Bonsai at The Tree Cafe & ICE NYTuesday, October 16, 2018
Cotton-candy bonsai tree at The Tree Cafe & ICE NY For Sopanut Sopochana, food should taste and look good.The owner of Eathai, the Boca Raton resident teamed up with fellow restauranteur Chansone Chanhthamaly (of Sushi Yama in Boynton Beach) to open The Tree Cafe & ICE NY, a spot for the Instagram-crazed and food-obsessed alike.Co-owners Sopanut “So” Sopochana and Chansone “Sonya” Chanhthamaly“I’m not just serving dessert, I’m serving art,” Sopochana said.And taking a look at the menu, he really does. One of the most photogenic items is the Bonsai Cake (pictured above)—a bowl of chocolate mousse, raspberry preserve, chocolate cake, and green tea crumbles topped with a chocolate “trunk” and cotton candy foliage. However, my favorite was the Mango Toast, an artfully sliced mango shaped into a juicy flower atop a piece of toasted, yet soft, bread drizzled in a mango puree. It’s served alongside a creamy mango ice cream and whipped cream.Sopochana tried three different bakeries before finding the perfect bread for his toast at a Jewish deli.Ma... https://www.bocamag.com/the-tree-cafe-ice-ny/
Friendship Through FlowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Japanese art and then leading activities like kabuki dance and the Japanese tea ceremony. Today, however, she's most likely to be found teaching ikebana at either the Morikami or the Boca Raton Museum Art School.
"Ikebana is really three-dimensional flower sculpture," she explains. "It's not just putting flowers into a vase."
Today, she is the coordinator of the Eastern Branch of the Sogetsu School, a contemporary branch of ikebana, which she founded here in 1969 - 23 years after it was founded in Tokyo. When Mihori decided to teach sogetsu, she returned to Japan to study and attain the highest leadership rank, riji. Sogetsu differs dramatically from other schools of ikebana in that it's more flexible and reflective of a contemporary lifestyle.
"Sogetsu emphasizes creativity and originality," Mihori explains, adding that the name combines the Japanese words for "grass" and "moon." "That combination means that sogetsu is not only for Japanese people but for people anywhere."
When Mihori came to the United States in the 1950s, her husband was a graduate student at the University of Miami. The couple soon moved to Delray Beach, where they raised three children: Warren, James Jr. and Charlotte (Kasumi). In 2012, Mihori received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver, from the emperor of Japan for spreading an understanding of Japanese culture in the U.S. Today, she continues this mission, primarily through ikebana.
"Flowers don't need a language," she says. "Everyone loves flowers. I enjoy creating beauty and hope we can use that beauty to create a world of friendship and peace." O
Commentary: Enjoy Flowers while you can - The OracleTuesday, November 28, 2017
The Bulls won’t even be in the championship game, and, as a result, won’t make it into their first New Year’s Six bowl game.Just a bowl game against a power-five opponent.Maybe in Boca Raton. Maybe in Annapolis. Maybe in St. Pete.All of which, four years ago, would’ve been considered a huge success for a program that had won only two games in former coach Willie Taggart’s first season as head coach — but not in 2017. Not with the expectations that were set for the Bulls and coach Charlie Strong in his first season at the helm.Coming off of an 11-2 season in 2016, some national experts, such as ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit, were even mentioning USF as a potential dark-horse candidate to make it into the college football playoff.“I think Charlie Strong and the USF Bulls have a chance to be that team,” Herbstreit tweeted in response to a follower asking if a non-Power-5 team could make the playoff. “16 starters back including Q.Flowers -Won 11 last year!”Even one regular season loss would’ve been a letdown, but two?Unheard of. Especially how the losses came. USF failed to beat a single opponent that’s bowl eligible in 2017, while defeating Tulsa (2-8) by only a touchdown at home on senior night.The Bulls were destined to be Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl bound, with senior leaders such as quarterback Quinton Flowers and linebacker Auggie Sanchez leading the way. Not Military Bowl bound against Wake Forrest (7-5), as Sports Illustrated and ESPN projected the Bulls bowl game destiny would be in an article Sunday.Regardless of where USF plays, h... http://www.usforacle.com/news/view.php/1031108/Commentary-Enjoy-Flowers-while-you-can
Wedded: Rose Marie Samaniego's and Vincent Lamont La Form's chance meeting led to love - Baltimore SunTuesday, April 04, 2017
Longwood Gardens Nightscape in Aug. 2015.They live in Ellicott City.The proposal: Vince proposed on Jan. 1, 2016, during a vacation in Florida. The two were at Max's Grille in Boca Raton."We were having dinner with his youngest daughter and her husband," she recalled. "All of a sudden he got up from the table, got down on one knee and pulled out the ring."The gesture took Rose Marie by surprise."I was so excited I was lost for words, and his daughter asked, 'Well, is that a yes?' I was completely surprised, expecting an intimate setting between the two of us and not a proposal in front of his daughter," she said.Venue:Sixty-two guests attended the ceremony at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Elkridge and the reception at The Elkridge Furnace Inn, also in Elkridge.Flowers and decor: Flowers were provided by Raimondi's Florist. Rose Marie's bouquet consisted of white roses, greenery and berries.Bride's dress:Rose Marie wore a champagne beaded tulle and satin cap-sleeved sheath by Maggie Sottero, which she purchased at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York.Bridesmaids' attire:Full-length navy blue gowns embellished with shining metallic beads and sequins by Adrianna Papell, which were purchased at Nordstrom in Columbia.Men's attire:Vince wore a black jacket with tails and pinstripe gray pants from Tuxedo House. The best man wore a black tuxedo.Music:DJ Mugshott provided the music. The couple's first dance was to "Here, There and Everywhere" by the Beatles.Food and dessert: Elkridge Furnace Inn catered the event. Hors d'oeuvres consisted of vegetables with French tapenade, hot spinach and cheese dip with assorted crackers, and sausage stuffed mushroom caps. Dinner options were pork tenderloin with Tarragon mustard sauce, orange roughy, rosemary roasted potatoes and winter vegetable medley. Their three-tier wedding cake — also from Elkridge Furnace Inn — included layers of chocolate, almond and sponge cake with a strawberry preserve all within a vanilla bean icing.Favors:The couple gave glass coasters with pictures of lovebirds and "Love is all you need" printed on them.Special touches: Bridesmaids' bouquets were later used as centerpieces on the tables.RSVPJust wedded? Or planning your nuptial... http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/weddings/bs-lt-wedded-0402-20170331-story.html
Valentine's flowers go through strict inspection before you can buy them off the shelves - WPTV.comTuesday, February 21, 2017
Flowers must be cleared before making it past the airport and into warehouses where they’ll then be picked up by area florists.Mike Peterson, president of Peterson’s Flower Market in Delray Beach and Boca Raton, says his shop calls and orders a lot of its shipments from South America."It could be this week from Colombia, next week from Ecuador," Peterson said. He adds that because of the required inspections, he never has to worry that his bouquets might be unsafe.Like many flower shops in the area, Peterson’s sends a driver to Miami daily once the flowers have been cleared. The market’s owners say they’ve brought back more than enough to stay stocked through the weekend. http://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/delray-beach/valentines-flowers-go-through-strict-inspection-before-you-can-buy-them-off-the-shelves
Jackie Lacey, AAF, AIFD, CFD, PFCI, Is Named National President of American Institute of Floral Designers - PerishableNewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
BloomNet offers to flower shop owners and floral designers. He assisted in the launch of Floriology® Institute located in Jacksonville, Florida and he serves as an instructor at the Institute. Floriology® Institute is recognized as one of the country’s foremost centers for innovative floral design and florist-related education. Mr. Lacey also engages florists and shares his knowledge throughout the floral industry at state and regional trade shows, company sponsored events, and Floriology® “on the road” educational events.During his distinguished career, Mr. Lacey has owned flower shops in Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina and he is one of the nation’s leading authorities on retail floral operations and best practices. He has also won numerous awards and earned many accolades through floral design competitions at the national, state and local levels. He is also renowned internationally for his leading-edge approaches to design and his imaginative floral creations. In addition, he has shared the principles, elements and artistry of his craft during memorable stage presentations, wowing audiences around the world. His floral designs and educational insights have been featured in many magazines, including Floriology®, Flowers &, Modern Bride and Inside Weddings. He has provided his talents to such notable events as the Tournament of Roses Parade, and many celebrities have also called upon his expertise.“I am honored at being named President of such a prestigious industry organization as the American Institute of Floral Designers,” said Mr. Lacey. “The journey to becoming President has been educational, enlighteni... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/jackie-lacey-aaf-aifd-cfd-pfci-is-named-national-president-of-american-institute-of-floral-designers/
Bridal Bliss: Keva and Leonard's Bahamian Wedding Was A Photographer's Dream - EssenceTuesday, August 13, 2019
Leonard are a young God-fearing couple that wanted their wedding to be both rustic and spiritual.The couple met online in 2017 while Leo pursued his master’s degree at the University of Central Florida while working at Bethune-Cookman University. Both of them are photographers, and Keva admired his work enough to inquire about him taking some birthday photos for her. “Initially, Keva wanted to shoot in Nassau,” Leo explains, “but I was persistent insisting about shooting in her hometown Bimini because I’ve always wanted to visit.” Their connection was instant, and there were many signs from the Lord up above that told Leo he should make Keva his wife. With the help of Keva’s pastor, family and close friends, he pulled off a memorable engagement that is wife will cherish for eternity. “I felt his words with every fiber of my being and I said YES! ,” Keva remembers. “There were no tears on the outside, but inside, my heart was crying and leaping for joy.”Thanks to the help of their inner circle, Leo and Keva received help with their DIY accouterments which allowed them to stay on budget. “We were blessed with numerous family and friends who supported our union, so we didn’t have to ... https://www.essence.com/love/weddings/bridal-bliss-keva-and-leonards-bahamian-wedding-was-a-photographers-dream/
Royer's Flowers and Gifts CEO talks about returning to the family business - Reading EagleTuesday, August 13, 2019
The only thing I buy from the U.S. is some of our greens that we use to make arrangements. We get stuff from the west coast, the northwest of the United States, and we get some stuff from Florida. In the summer, we use a lot of locally grown flowers, like sunflowers. There's an Amish family that we've worked with for like 15 years that grows a lot of our sunflowers that we use during the summer. We don't get any greenhouse-grown flowers anymore."BW: How often do you or someone from Royer's travel out of the country to inspect flowers? TR: "At least two or three times a year. I go to all the farms that I buy roses from to go inspect them. While they're in the process of cutting them, harvesting them, I'm there seeing what they're doing to make sure that the cut point on the rose is right: it's not too far open, it's not too tight, I check on the head size to make sure the size of the flower is the right number of centimeters and also to make sure they're fresh. After I do that inspection, I'm there for two or three days, and then I fly into Miami where we fly our flowers and they clear customs there, and I inspect them again to make sure everything is OK, then we load them on our refrigerated trucks to ship them up here to Pennsylvania."BW: How has the internet changed the flower business? TR: "I would say about half of our business runs through the internet. It's been very helpful for us for communication and showing people what we have. One of the biggest issues we had at Valentine's Day before the advent of the internet, we couldn't handle the volume of business on Valentine's Day because we didn't have enough infrastructure to be able to deal with it. We needed 100 phone lines instead of 12. We just didn't have enough structure. People waited until the last minute. It's been a wonderful thing."BW: Are there any plans for additional Royer's locations? TR: "We're always looking at potential growth through acquisition. There are always things out there that we're aware of, nothing that I can report. We're always looking to grow."BW: Do you think your grandparents would have ever imagined the company would get as big as it is? TR: "No. My dad told me when he was younger he wanted to be the largest florist in Lebanon County. Back then, there was a lot of flower shops in Lebanon. It was very competitive. There was a lot of really good family businesses that were florists. It was a constant struggle with competition, but he eventually realized his goal of being the largest florist in Lebanon County and now we're probably the largest florist in the country because of our size. They never had an idea that it would grow to the size it is today."BW: Are you indeed the largest florist in the country? TR: "I'm pretty sure about that, because I know all the biggest florists in the country, and we're bigger than all of them. Grocery store chains sell a lot more flowers than I do by sheer numbers. But a traditional retail flower shop, we're the largest in the country."— Interview by Brad RhenFYIAge: 63Residence: Hummelstown, Dauphin CountyEducation: Penn State, 1977, business; Lebanon High School, 1973Work History: After college worked at a Whataburger in Texas for two years. Returned to Pennsylvania in 1980 and started at Royer's as a painter. Was also a store manager in Lancaster, distribution manager for about 25 years, chief operating officer and senior vice president for about 20 years, and he became CEO in January.Best Piece of Management Advice: "Six P" rule: prior proper planning prevents poor performanceFamily: He and his wife, Cindy, have six kids — five girls, one boy — who range in age from 10 to 32Hobbies: golf, yard workRoyer's Flowers and GiftsAddress: 810 S. 12th St... https://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/article/royers-flowers-and-gifts-ceo-talks-about-returning-to-the-family-business
Armstrong, Charlie Hugh - The ChattanooganTuesday, August 13, 2019
Charlie Hugh Armstrong, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019, in Jacksonville, Florida. Charlie dedicated more than 50 years to the pharmacy profession, as an owner/pharmacist of Lakeside Pharmacy in Chattanooga; as a pioneer in the treatment of decubitus ulcers; and as a leader in Tennessee hospice development in the mid-80s. He was a longtime PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America) member, former PCCA pharmacy consultant, and most recently, PCCA treasurer, serving on the board of directors. Charlie went home to be with his Lord on Monday, August 5, 2019. He joined PCCA as a member in May 1984, began helping out with pharmacy consulting calls in the early 1990s, became a major PCCA shareholder and treasurer in November 1998, and then officially joined the PCCA team in September 1999. He retired from PCCA in January 2004, but continued to serve as a consultant and on the board of directors until March 2019. His son, Charles H. Armstrong, Jr., known by all as “Chick,” continued his father’s legacy by joining the PC... https://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/8/8/394276/Armstrong-Charlie-Hugh.aspx