Delray Beach Flower Shop News
105-year-old honored for volunteer work in Delray Beach - WPTV.comWednesday, April 03, 2019
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- A very special Palm Beach County senior made national news Friday when he was featured on the Today show.Charles Carroll, who’s 105-years-old, was featured for his volunteer work.“I feel honored really,” said the World War II veteran.At almost 106 years of age, he still volunteers at Delray Beach Medical Center helping deliver mail and flowers to patients. He started volunteering after doctors there saved his life after suffering a heart attack 12 years ago. “Here I am, I’m still going,” said Carroll proudly. Hospital staff were thrilled about his debut on national television. “He’s a very important part of our team and he’s part of our family,” said Becky McCoy, director of volunteer services at Delray Medical Center.Carroll’s daughter, Judith Stern, says she’s proud of her dad and would have never imagined he’d still be this healthy. “It’s really amazing it’s a phenomenon actually,” said Stern.As for Carroll, there's no stopping him anytime soon. “I love the peo... https://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/delray-beach/105-year-old-honored-for-volunteer-work-in-delray-beach-featured-on-the-today-show
Winter Park brides blindsided by abrupt flower shop closure - Central Florida News 13Tuesday, March 19, 2019
I just don’t know’ and he hung up,” she said.In a similar situation last year, brides were left scrambling after international bridal company Alfred Angelo, of Delray Beach, Florida, abruptly closed all of their stores in July 2017 without notice. The Better Business Bureau says there are several things consumers can do when faced with a company that suddenly closes.The BBB suggests:Contact your credit card company – If your purchase was made using a credit card, contact your credit card company and file a chargeback.Gather your receipts and documents – This will help in preparation for any opportunities to obtain a resolution.Contact third party retailers – If you made your purchase from a third party retailer, look into their refund policy and contact them to see if they can help.Be careful with discounts – If you decide to take advantage of these discounts make sure you understand any applicable terms and policies, especially if you don’t have time for errors.Beware of online donations and crowd funding pages – When unfortunate events occur, it opens the door to potential scammers who are looking to take advantage of the situation. Beware of any person who claims they can help you retrieve your items from the store for a fee, or any crowd funding pages looking to raise money for items lost. Only communicate with a designated bankruptcy attorney, if assigned. https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2018/04/12/winter-park-brides-blindsided-by-abrupt-flower-shop-closure
Indulge in Mango Flowers and Cotton Candy Bonsai at The Tree Cafe & ICE NYTuesday, October 16, 2018
South Florida in 2015. Sopochana was looking for change from the Big Apple, and he found it right here in Boca Raton, opening the doors to authentic Thai outpost Eathai in Delray Beach.He then teamed up with Chanhthamaly, who originally hails from Laos, to create a cafe where people could enjoy new foods inspired by their home cuisine. Other items on the menu include fruit-topped waffles, matcha parfait, tropical mojito mocktails, Thai coffee, and savory sandwiches.Roast pork sandwichThe cafe had a soft opening two weeks ago, but on Sept. 22 from 1 p.m. to Midnight it will be making its grand debut to the community. Guests will be able to make their own cotton candy to top their bonsai trees with, jam out to music, and buy-one-get-one Thai rolled ice cream or 20 percent off their bill.The Tree Cafe & ICE NY, 80 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 917/543-7176; facebook.com/icenybocaHungry for more food news? Visit our food page, and subscribe to the magazine for the most delicious coverage of Boca and beyond. https://www.bocamag.com/the-tree-cafe-ice-ny/
Homegrown and beautiful: Photo show makes a case for Florida native plantsTuesday, August 14, 2018
Afraid. He’s also the photographer for many quick-reference Florida wildflower field guides. Among his images is a photo of a beach spiderlily with cascading petals and fiery red anthers.Delray Beach resident George Gann is the lead author for the Natives for Your Neighborhood website, a resource for identifying natives that will thrive in specific Florida neighborhoods. If you’ve been to the Everglades, you’ve probably seen living versions of his photo of a stiff-leaved wild pine, a colorful epiphtye that likes to cling to trees.Lake Worth resident Rufino Osorio is the author of A Gardener’s Guide to Florida’s Native Plants, widely considered the bible on the topic. Among his images is a striking green-on-black closeup of a bloodberry. Though a state-endangered species in the wild, the bloodberry is a favorite of butterfly gardeners.The show’s educational mission will continue beyond its Aug. 4 closing.The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society has received a grant from the Chastain Foundation to produce a catalog featuring images from the show as well as information about the plants. It’s expected to be available through the photo center or the native plant society by mid-August. If You GoWhat: Renewal: Going NativeWhen: through Aug. 4Where: Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 415 Clematis St., West Palm BeachFor information: Call 253-2600 or visit workshop.orgNote: If you’d like to find out more about sustainable landscaping, visit the University of Florida/IFAS Extension’s Florida Friendly Landscaping website at ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/ ... https://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/local/homegrown-and-beautiful-show-makes-case-for-florida-native-plants/UGAGaMxraCfNzqgB0MY4CP/
Friendship Through FlowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
James (Sungi), encouraged George Sukeji Morikami to donate land to Palm Beach County in 1973, which eventually became the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach.
Mihori, 84, has been involved with the Morikami ever since then, first helping to fill the museum with 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... http://bocaratonobserver.com/observed/la-vida-boca/2018-08-friendship-through-flowers/
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
'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/
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