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
'Shark Tank' investment Alice's Table blossoms in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida - The News-PressTuesday, April 16, 2019
Stacey Henson USA TODAY NETWORK - FLORIDA Published 10:57 AM EDT Apr 28, 2018 ... https://www.news-press.com/story/news/2018/04/28/shark-tank-investment-alices-table-blossoms-cape-coral-southwest-florida/510159002/
Carrollwood Florist Helps Celebrate the New Arrival with New Baby Flowers - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, April 16, 2019
Carrollwood Florist, one of the leading flower shops in Tampa, supplies fresh flowers and arrangements to celebrate the arrival of newborn babies, with a same-day flower delivery service.Tampa, Florida - April 4, 2019 - Nothing is more wonderful than a new baby entering the world! The newest addition to your family deserves to be celebrated and sending flowers is the perfect way to welcome the sweet bundle of joy. Carrollwood Florist in Tampa FL delivers fresh flowers to the family of the newborn to celebrate the new life.“A new birth is an unforgettable experience filled with smiles, warmth, and love. The best option to wrap the happiness together and express your love and excitement is to send a beautiful floral arrangement,” said the spokesperson of Carrollwood Florist.Since 1992, Carrollwood Florist has been recognized as one of the leading flower shops in Tampa, delivering fresh blooms that suit all occasions. They cater to all events including wedding, birthday, sympathy, corporate parties, and more.The spokesperson continued, “As a Christian, family owned and operated business, we find no greater joy than serving the community that has served us for the past two decades. From wedding day flowers, anniversaries and new baby... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4241654
Five Couples Escape the Familiar for Destination Weddings - Louisville.comTuesday, April 16, 2019
Taiesha N. Washington & Ke’Onda L. JarmonWed on June 23, 2018Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, FloridaPhotographer: Michael HammerAttire: Gilded Gown, Knoxville, TennesseeHair: Woodrow Trumbo; A’bril Elon, celebrity hair stylist, AtlantaMakeup: Nadiyyah Shabazz“Visit the destination at least twice before the wedding day,” says Ke’Onda, who with Taiesha traveled to Destin to seek out and confirm vendors. “Do your homework on hotels, flights and restaurants that are cost-efficient for everyone invited. A destination was always a dream of mine. The ocean is therapeutic, and that is how I envision a strong marriage. We know how aggravating it could be trying to invite everyone and to greet everyone who attended. Once we announced that we were having a destination wedding, the majority of our family and friends were no longer disappointed they didn’t get an invite. But we didn’t get to invest much in our local small businesses of Louisville. Although several were used, we wanted to support more.”Brooke Wethington & Scott MorrisonWed on June 7, 2018?Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, South CarolinaPhotographer: Firm AnchorFlowers: Out of the Garden, CharlestonHair and makeup: Meg Workman, CharlestonAttire: Dress from Robert Bullock. Suit from JoS. A. Bank.“The lifesaver to planning my wedding was Instagram,” Brooke says. “I would search hashtags of Charleston weddings. When you plan a destination wedding, you can cut costs by getting married on a weekday — venues are almost half the cost on a Thursday! I was under the impression that planning a destination wedding can be a way to cut costs — less people? — and that is false. I went significantly over my budget due to traveling and adding small details to make my guests more comfortable. And I came home with too many personalized koozies and ChapSticks, so that’s a detail I may have left out. It was the best time having all of my favorite people on the beach just relaxing for days before and after. I strongly suggest having a large area for people to hang out. We rented a large house with a pool. So fun!”Hannah Sells & Geoff LyversWed on July 21, 2018Lost River Cave, Bowling GreenPhotographer: Zoe DannenmuellerHairstylist: Kimberly Spears (and ... https://www.louisville.com/content/five-couples-escape-familiar-destination-weddings
Drew Barrymore's Bohemian Home Decor Collection for Walmart Screams Florida Airbnb, and I Love It - JezebelWednesday, April 03, 2019
Allow me, a human with zero traditional interior design training and a whole lot of opinions, to be the judge of that.Item one:Sea shells, the flowers of the sea! These are gaudy in a particularly Florida Airbnb kind of way (you know, the furniture that adorn every villa in Kissimmee, FL and the other small cities adjacent to Disney World?) That said, they’re kinda cute. $26 is pretty affordable, too, especially considering they weigh four pounds.Rating: 7/10Item two:AdvertisementI love these friendly looking birds (and once again, the color scheme suggest a strong Florida vacation vibe) but why is it $124? It’s a print in a nice frame, and it’s quite large, but for more than one hundred dollars? That’s, like, 31 rolls of white Christmas lights at Walmart, or 25 bags of Tyson-brand chicken nuggets. Not a deal.Rating: 2/10Item three:AdvertisementIf you don’t have children, or pets, or a messy partner—these creamy white fabric baskets make for a great accent. But I believe in the power of Ikea, where you could probably grab something of equal or greater value for less than that $70 price point.Rating: 3/10Item four:AdvertisementIf you’re in the market for a $200 dog bed then perhaps you don’t need to shop at Walmart, however, this is absolutely gorgeous and I’m considering taking the plunge despite not having disposable income, or a dog. Barrymore, buddy, if you’re reading this—this is where your design skills shine.Rating: 8/10Item ... https://jezebel.com/drew-barrymores-bohemian-home-decor-collection-for-walm-1833742851