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
Alexandria Florist Invents Free Online Puzzle Game - The ZebraSunday, February 10, 2019
District of Columbia. Originally designed as a game to be played in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC, SillyPuzzles has now branched out as far as Florida and Texas with new puzzles being designed daily.To play the free game, players create an account and login to see nearby puzzles listed in order by distance from their phone. When they get near the designated puzzle location, a clue or question appears. Some are easy and require only that the player observe the point of interest and answer a question. Others require the use of logic to solve a math problem or a riddle.SillyPuzzles is free to play. There are no ads to view and players will not be subjected to any advertising unless they choose a puzzle that takes them to a retail merchant location that is indicated in the puzzle description. Premium Memberships may be available in the future.For more information. visit sillypuzzles.com. https://thezebra.org/2018/07/10/alexandria-florist-invents-free-online-puzzle-game/
Better Than Roses - The Newtown BeeSunday, February 10, 2019
The Sunshine Bouquet Company began in New Jersey before branching out to Florida and Columbia, which allowed “Sunshine to provide efficient, rapid delivery to the United States.”Ms Brisch said Big Y also offers flower bouquets and potted plants from local farms, like Cavicchio Greenhouse in Sudbury, Mass. Since Big Y is headquartered in Springfield, Mass., its local farms are located in Massachusetts or Connecticut. Newtown Big Y Store Director Angelo Soto shared a list of all of its local farms, and those include Casertano’s Greenhouse in Cheshire, Connecticut Valley Flower in Hamden, Geremia Greenhouse in Wallingford, and Grower Direct in Somers.“There are so many local things to chose from,” said Ms Brisch.From choosing to support a conscientious company to finding ways to support local farms there is more to consider than just the color of a bouquet’s assorted flowers.Off-Season OptionsConnecticut-grown flowers can be hard to find in the winter.Natalie Collette of The Gardenist of Norwalk offers floral arrangements and designs, along with garden design support and maintenance, according to her Facebook page, The Gardenist. She mostly sells her flowers to local florists and people who contact her directly. A farmer florist, Ms Collette said she has private properties where she plants seasonal flowers, all organically. She harvests and creates bouquets along with maintaining a dahlia farm in New Haven. Growers in Connecticut, unless they have a greenhouse, do not grow flowers out of season, she observed. This makes it harder for local shops to maintain locally grown flowers in the winter months.When asked for ideas for alternative Valentine’s Day presents, Ms Collette recommended gifting a living flower arrangement or foraging for a bouquet of seasonal elements. Potted plants from a nursery also provide year-long enjoyment.“If it is a perennial, you can enjoy the plant from when you purchase it [until you] plant it in the spring,” said Ms Collette, who is currently selling house plants.Around mid-January, Evelyn Lee of Butternut Gardens LLC of So... https://www.newtownbee.com/better-roses/02102019
Carrollwood Florist Supplies Fresh Valentine's Day Flowers - MENAFN.COMSunday, February 10, 2019
MENAFN - GetNews) Since 1992, Carrollwood Florist has been offering Valentine's Day bouquets and floral arrangements that are stylish and beautiful. Tampa, Florida - January 30, 2019 - With over 27 years of experience, Carrollwood Florist offers floral arrangements and bouquets that are stylish, fresh and beautiful. To make this Valentine's Day a special one, they offer unique Valentine's Day Flowers. 'We are your local, full service Tampa florist . We take pride in providing our customers with quality flowers, artfully designed arrangements and gifts for all occasions. From birthday flowers to Valentine's Day Flowers, we make everything special, said the spokesperson of Carrollwood Florist. You can rest assured that your order will be personally cared for by our in-house professional floral experts. 'There are many colors and varieties of roses available, and during the Valentine's season we stock some truly gorgeous colors, the spokesperson continued. 'Choose the option ‘Prettiest Color Available' to send the best from our cooler - remember, breaking the mold shows that you put some extra thought into your gift! Ordering early ensure... https://menafn.com/1098050086/Carrollwood-Florist-Supplies-Fresh-Valentines-Day-Flowers
The Blossom Shoppe Florist & Gifts Valentine's Day Ideas - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, February 05, 2019
The Blossom Shoppe Florist & Gifts, the leading florist in Boynton Beach, features an impressive selection of Valentine’s Day flowers for a day filled with love and romance. Boynton Beach, Florida - January 29, 2019 - Being in the floral industry for over six decades, The Blossom Shoppe Florist & Gifts, the leading florist in Boynton Beach, has been providing exceptional floral arrangements and gifts backed by excellent customer service. They now feature an amazing selection of Valentine’s Day flowers to add more romance to the day.In our day-to-day responsibilities and hectic schedules, it is too easy to forget to celebrate the most important and enduring gift of all, the gift of love. Valentine’s Day is an important day set aside to refocus our affections and celebrate love, romance, and intimacy. Inspired by this, The Blossom Shoppe Florist & Gifts suggests a wide array of romantic and thoughtful Valentine’s Day floral arrangements to brighten the day of your love.“Presenting our unique Valentine’s Day floral collection is something we look forward to each year,” says the spokesperson for The Blossom Shoppe florist & Gifts. “Our team of talented designers creates beautiful... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4131633