Local Flower Shop News
Booksellers Show Off Creativity in Holiday Window Displays - BTWTuesday, December 19, 2017
The Golden Notebook, Woodstock, New York: The bookstore won first place in the Woodstock Open House Window Display Contest of 2017. Co-owners Jacqueline Kellachan and James Conrad tapped their friend Lucia Reale-Vogt to create their displays. Reale-Vogt, an artist, crafter, and baker, created the “Let it Snow” tableau with old books, sheet music, and metallic paper. Bloomsbury Books, Ashland, Oregon: “Our stockings are hung in our window with care! Our holiday displays are bursting with great books for everyone on your list,” the store wrote on Instagram.Black Bird Bookstore, San Francisco, California: “Wintry snow flowers float around a holiday wreath in the front window at Black Bird Bookstore,” said owner Kathryn Grantham. Card Carrying Books & Gifts, Corning, New York: Co-owner Sarah Blagg said she wanted to harken to Card Carrying’s identity as a feminist bookstore while making a play on words. “We thought it would be fun to be a little tongue-in-cheek this holiday season,” she said. http://bookweb.org/news/booksellers-show-creativity-holiday-window-displays-102395
Tour of Homes offer holiday decorating ideas, glimpse of history - Daytona Beach News-JournalTuesday, November 28, 2017
Northwest Historic District, the downtown cultural district adjacent to Stetson University to hear the stories of DeLand’s early families, as told by WVHS re-enactors.The tour begins at the WVHS Conrad Center Complex, 137 W. Michigan Ave. Check-in is requiredYou’ll visit four historic homes – from a three-story 1905 Victorian house to a 1920s cottage. The homes represent all major stages of early DeLand residential development. The homes include:The Henry A. DeLand House, 137 W. Michigan, built in 1885 and remodeled in 1907 by Stetson Vice President Charles FarrissA three-story colonial revival house, 422 N. Florida, built about 1910A craftsman bungalow, 542 N. Florida, built about 1925 and home to the founder of Stetson’s fine arts program, landscape artist Harry Davis FluhartA large two-story masonry semi-bungalow in craftsman style, 529 N. Sans Souci, built about 1925.Three additional homes will not be open for touring but the history and stories of the pioneers who lived there will be told on the porches by re-enactors, who will portray Professor and Mrs. Charles Farriss, professors Harry D. Fluhart and Irving Stover, and Mrs. Eloise Hulley, wife of second Stetson president Lincoln Hulley.The tour also will showcase the architectural elements of these historic homes.Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of tour. They can be purchased in the Conrad Center at the West Volusia Historical Society and online at delandhouse.com. For information, please call 386-740-6813.11th annual Holiday Tour of Homes, Ormond BeachThe Ormond Beach Historical Society’s 11th annual Holiday Tour of Homes, a charity event, is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. It will feature six homes, dressed for the holidays, in Halifax Plantation. Festive treats and entertainment will be provided by neighbors who donate their time and talents to the event.Homes on the tour include the Lyons, Clausens, Pollettas, Lavignes and Vanacore Golf Villas. There also will be drawings, jewelry and refreshments at the Halifax Plantation Clubhouse.The tour, which draws about 600 attendees, is the largest fundraiser hosted by the Ormond Beach Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Ormond Beach.This is a self-guided tour. With your ticket you will receive a map to all tour locations and information about individual properties.Advance tickets are $25 for non-members, $22 for members. Day of the tour, tickets are $30. For information or to purchase tickets, visit ormondhistory.org, or at the MacDonald House Museum and Welcome Center, 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.Christmas Home Tour, Lake HelenThe Lake Helen League for Better Living will present its Christmas Home Tour from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, throughout the quaint village.Attendees will tour homes, churches and historical buildings all decorated for the holidays. The tour also will feature a marketplace that will include local talents, entertainment and refreshments. The marketplace will be open both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Places to eat both Saturday and Sunday during tour hours include Decker’s LH Grill, 493 S. Lakeview Drive; 3 Sisters Ice Cream Palace, 101 E. Ohio Ave.; and First Congregational Church Parish House, 107 S. Euclid Ave. On Saturday only, Papa’s Pizza, 336 s. Lakeview Drive, will be open.Advance tickets are $15 and are available at the Lake Helen Library, 3 Sisters Ice Cream Palace, Deckers’ LH Grill; and in DeLand at Mix Salon Spa and Pretty Little Things. Tickets also are available online until 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at lakehelenchristmashometour.com. At the door, tickets are $20.For information, call Jim Carey at 386-479-3022 or Arlene Raffa at 561-699-0020. http://www.news-journalonline.com/entertainmentlife/20171128/tour-of-homes-offer-holiday-decorating-ideas-glimpse-of-history
Alicia Vikander wanted to become a florist - Cleveland AmericanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Alicia Vikander dreamed of being a florist as a child.The Academy Award-winning actress - who stars as Lara Croft in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie - has admitted to harbouring a number of professional ambitions during her youth, saying that at one stage she wanted to sell flowers for a living.Asked what she wanted to do as a child, Alicia shared: "My God, I wanted to be everything, from a florist to a dancer and an actress. I wanted to be a singer or a dancer, and it was not until ... it was actually a clip that was found of me on Swedish television not long ago that I don't have any memory of. But apparently in this interview at seven years old, I said that I wanted to be an actress. I actually had no clue 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... http://www.theclevelandamerican.com/lifestyles/entertainment/alicia-vikander-wanted-to-become-a-florist/article_2303a68f-6cbb-5cb1-bec9-25d51a379264.html
Slow Flowers - Sacramento MagazineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Why one florist got behind a movement to purchase local flowers.First came the slow food movement, which promotes regional food systems and traditional cooking as an antidote to the ubiquity of fast-food chain restaurants. Now there’s the slow flowers movement, which aims to reconnect florists and consumers to regional flowers and the farmers who grow them.Sacramento florist Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas of Flourish, an adherent to the slow flowers movement, says that for years she has made a point of buying as many local blooms as possible. She says local flowers not only hold up better in bouquets because they haven’t had to travel long distances, but also that “you want your flowers to look like the season” in which they were used. “It seems simple, but it’s kind of a revolutionary idea.”In fact, Cosgrove-Rivas feels so strongly about seasonality that she planned her wedding date so that she could carry Sarah Bernhardt peonies down the aisle. “I think it’s important that our flowers have a sense o... http://www.sacmag.com/Sacramento-Magazine/March-2018/Slow-Flowers/
Local florist beats breast cancer, opens own floral shop after being fired - Fox 4Wednesday, March 14, 2018
FORT MYERS, Fla. - For local florist Renee Mason, Valentine's day is one of the busiest days of the year. At her store, The Petal Patch Flower Shop, she was finishing orders until two in the morning and returned to open her shop for Valentine's day just a few hours later.She's been busy, but she says it's a good kind of busy compared to last year around the same time."We had to stop taking deliveries today because I had so many", she told Four In Your Corner. When Fox 4 stopped by Renee's shop, she was putting together bouquets for last minute Valentine's Day orders. But this time last year, she was in a completely different space. Mason had just been let go from her job at another flower shop. She says she was told her treatment schedule was hurting their bottom line. At the time, she had a grueling chemotherapy schedule and was in the middle of battling breast cancer. "My first thought was, 'oh my God! What am I gonna do? How am I gonna pay my bill? I'm going into treatment!'".Thankfully, Mason ha...
Meet the Makers Behind Kendall Jenner's Unconventional Floral Headpiece - Vogue.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
The flower crown, in recent years, has gone from unconventional to ubiquitous—less free-spirited wild child, and more “every single girl” at Coachella. But London florist Rebel Rebel is making the flower crown unusual again, as they proved with a creation for Vogue’s April Issue cover star Kendall Jenner.“Crown,” perhaps, doesn’t do the structure justice. It’s an extravagant floral headpiece, overflowing with Gypsophila (better known as baby’s breath) shaped delicately around Jenner’s face. “I call it a lion’s mane,” says Phil Perry, one of the Rebel Rebel florists who made it.Rebel Rebel, who count Dior, Stella McCartney, and Swarovski among their clients, was founded in 2000 by Athena Duncan and Mairead Curtin. Their avant-garde and bold designs made them the poster children for London’s ongoing floral revolution, which saw an explosion in radical creativity and surrealism. While other florists fiddled away at crowns, Rebel Rebel perfected their floral diadems and mohawks. “I was quite bored with what was coming out,” Perry says of their experimental visions. “Flower crowns are so beautiful and so wrapped up in culture. It’s a shame for it to...
How a Mining Boom Led a Mormon Florist to Invent the Pisco Sour - Atlas ObscuraWednesday, March 14, 2018
Once a florist in Utah, Victor V. Morris lived half his life in Peru and opened a famous bar. Femke de JongOn the first Saturday of February, Peruvians raise a glass to their country’s most well-known cocktail: the Pisco Sour. Since 2003, this simple twist on the classic Whiskey Sour has had its own national holiday. But while the drink evokes a sense of pride in Peru, the Pisco Sour is largely considered the invention of an unlikely figure: a Mormon man from Salt Lake City named Victor V. Morris.The curious path that led Morris from Utah to the Peruvian Andes began not in spirits but in flowers. Born into a large and well-respected Welsh Mormon family, Morris co-ran a floral shop with two of his brothers. But tragedy struck in 1900, when Morris’s older brother, Burton, got into a fight while on a date and was killed by two bullets through his heart. Worse, the assailant was acquitted in a high-profile case after pleading self-defense. An outraged Morris told a reporter that the legislature “...