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Mexican man who generates $5million in annual sales could be deported after driving infraction - Daily MailTuesday, March 19, 2019
November 2018 A Mexican florist who got lost and ended up crossing into Canada from the U.S. 18 years ago now faces deportation for his error. Gualterio Santos was on his way from Chicago to New York when he took a detour on a highway and crossed the United States-Canada border by mistake.In an interview with DailyMail.com on Friday, he recalled signing documents that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents had given him.They even handed him a map with instructions on how to make it to the Big Apple. But the undocumented immigrant never knew he would have to attend an appointment at an immigration office in Detroit months after his 2000 driving blunder.Santos, 47, can now only hope an immigration judge in Los Angeles has a soft spot for the father-of-seven who illegally entered the U.S. in 1991. Gualterio Santos took a detour on a highway and crossed the United States-Canada border by mistake He is pictured above with his wife Sebastiana Morales. The father-of-seven must voluntarily leave the country within 90 days'I have lots of fear,' Santos told DailyMail.com on Friday. 'In reality I came to this country to work. It was a mistake,' added Santos, who has been given 60 to 90 days to make plans for his two flower stores that generate $5million a year in sales and voluntarily leave for Mexico. 'That was an ignorant decision. It is the only error that I have committed.'Santos arrived from Mexico in 1991 and spend almost a decade peddling flowers on supermarket carts in the Washington Heights area in New York City before moving to Chicago. Gualterio Santos (center in the back) is worried about leaving his friends and more importantly his family Due to a lower cost of living, Santos moved to the Windy City with this wife and three American-born children - including one who is now a college graduate volunteering in the Philippines - and during a phone chat with his brother, the conversation veered off to the purchase of an automobile.Since the opportunity of buying an used car was much more economical, Santos agreed to purchase it in the Chicago area and drive it to his brother's home in New York City. Before operatin... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6372739/Mexican-man-generates-5million-annual-sales-deported-driving-infraction.html
Black Rabbit Shop Opens In Pilsen, Bringing Flowers, Plants And Gifts To 18th Street - Block Club ChicagoTuesday, March 19, 2019
Hoffeld said. Long-stemmed carnations sit at the front of the shop in Pilsen.Mauricio Peña/ Block Club ChicagoBlack Rabbit sells single-stemmed roses and flowers for $2-$6, as well as floral arrangements starting at $25.The shop also has cacti and succulents starting at $3, and larger plants like peperomias ($8) and red aglaonemas ($22).Gifts and stationary at the shop — including postcards, notebooks, pens and handmade herbariums — dried plants suspended in mineral oils — range from $3 to $15. Black Rabbit offers a 15 percent discount on station items to students, too. A stationary and gift wall at Black Rabbit Shop. Mauricio Peña/Block Club ChicagoAfter noticing the vacant retail space in her neighborhood last fall, Hoffeld jumped at the chance to open the small flower shop. With the help of partner Jesse Pomeroy, the pair spent three months working on the storefront. They DIYed much of the shop — from painting the walls and building shelving and a terrarium to display plants, to sewing curtains and creating a website, she said. “We really did put together this entire shop by ourselves,” she said.Inside Black Rabbit Shop in Pilsen. Mauricio Peña/Block Club ChicagoSince opening in mid-January, Hoffeld said the local florist community has really helped her get the indie shop off the ground. “My boss [at City Enchanted Gardens] gave me a lot of motivation to do it,” Hoffeld said. Pomeroy, who is helping Hoffeld run the shop, said the shop’s most popular buy is its handmade herbariums. In the future, Hoffeld aims to partner with other Pilsen artists to feature their work on postcards sold in the shop. Vintage lily laquerware trays and herbariums at Black Rabbit Shop. Mauricio Peña/Block Club ChicagoHoffeld also wants to host workshops on flower arrangement at the shop, and if all goes well, she hopes to offer a paid internship for local students intereste... https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/12/black-rabbit-shop-opens-in-pilsen-bringing-flowers-plants-and-gifts-to-18th-street/
In bloom: The 5 best florists in Huntington Beach - KABC-TVTuesday, March 19, 2019
Wondering where to find the best florists near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top floral design spots in Huntington Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for flowers. [embedded content]1. Oceanic Flowers PHOTO: Theresa B./YELP Topping the list is Oceanic Flowers. Located at 15121 Graham St., Unit 104, it's the highest-rated floral design spot in Huntington Beach, boasting five stars out of 115 reviews on Yelp. 2. Love N' Bloom Photo: Love N' Bloom/Yelp Next up is Love N' Bloom, situated at 18822 Beach Blvd., Suite 101. With five stars out of 64 reviews on Yelp, the specialty florist has proven to be a local favorite. 3. A Pocket Full of Petals Photo: A Pocket Full of Petals/Yelp A Pocket Full of Petals, located at 5934 Warner Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the flower shop 4.5 stars out of 102 reviews. 4. Devynn's Garden Photo: Kathleen K./Yelp Devynn's Garden, a boutique florist, is ano... https://abc7.com/business/in-bloom-the-5-best-florists-in-huntington-beach/5133514/
Easton area florist giving away flowers on Petal It Forward Day - lehighvalleylive.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
Edwards, who works for the Flower Essence flower and gift ship in Forks Township, was part of the nationwide Petal It Forward Day organized by the Society of American Florists.Edwards was giving away two roses each, one to pay it forward to someone and allow that person to do the same to someone else. She had already given away 15 stems by 9 a.m. and people's reactions were "amazing," said the Upper Mount Bethel Township resident. "Everybody's smiling."Flower Essence, owned by Brandi Lynch, plans to give away 1,000 roses on Wednesday in its delivery area, including Easton, Bethlehem, Palmer Township, Nazareth and the Slate Belt.The Society of American Florists said flowers will be given away in more than 400 cities in all 50 states.The society says it has science on its side; a Rutgers study showed giving flowers helped spread positive emotions, some that lasted for days.People were posting on social media using the #PetalItForward hashtag. Sarah Cassi may be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @SarahCassi. Find lehighvalleylive.com on Facebook. https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/2018/10/easton_area_florist_giving_awa.html
Flower Pot florists inadvertently attracting lovers of pot, not peonies - Montreal GazetteTuesday, March 19, 2019
There are also green plants galore. But none of the aforementioned can be smoked.No matter, people continue to call or drop into this florist shop on Notre-Dame St. W. and inquire about purchasing pot. That has everything to do with the name of the place, Le Pot de Fleurs / The Flower Pot.In spite of the fact that the only shops permitted to sell pot in Montreal are the provincially run Société québécoise du cannabis outlets, the message has clearly not been registered by some stoners.And so it is that Flower Pot proprietors Pia and Herbert Teichmann have been deluged by those in search of marijuana.No sooner was cannabis made legal here than the couple learned that would-be buyers went online to Google “weed stores near me” and their shop was among the destinations listed.“So I started getting phone calls asking how long the lineup was around our store,” Pia says. “Other callers wanted to know if I had any edibles or oils in stock. Then some started dropping by and wanted to know about all the different kinds of pot we carried. I had no idea there were so many different varieties of pot. At first, I didn’t even know what the people were talking about, because I’m not a marijuana person.”The deluge hasn’t stopped.“No matter what we say, we’re still getting requests. It’s nuts. But, clearly, the weed business is better than the flower business,” Herbert says. “We’d definitely be making more money at it.”But they’re not the only florists or shopkeepers dealing with this.“It seems that anyone who has &lsqu... https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/flower-pot-florists-inadvertently-attracting-lovers-of-pot-not-peonies
Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundings. Japanese Embassy ladies who were detailed at the time to look after her were, however, full of praise. She learned the characteristics of different flowers, appreciated their exoticism, and accorded them respect and dignity. She believes that each individual flower, like each individual flower arranger, has personality that should shine through.
Ikebana arrangementsShe was sent overseas again by the Japan Foundation. On a separate tour she accompanied the charismatic Hiroshi Teshigahara, who succeeded his father as president of the Sogetsu school. Although making annual overseas trips became her routine, there was nothing routine in the conduct of each one. "Every time I was received very differently. Some audiences had some basic understanding of ikebana. Some had never seen it."Ms Fukushima rose to every occasion, dealing with the unexpected, and joining in with anything going on. She learned to dance the flamenco. She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
Traverse City Florist Closes After 72 Years of Business - 9&10 NewsTuesday, March 19, 2019
July 14, 2018 , Some very sad news for a florist shop in Traverse City Saturday.Teboe Florist closed their doors for the last time.The florist shop was a staple in the Traverse City community.It had been open for 72 years.The owner says she is closing the shop down to spend more time with her family.She also says that while the florist was thriving for decades, it’s now having a tough time competing with bigger box stores.“We’ve come to the end of an era here, and it’s getting more and more costly to keep operating at this location,” says Tessa Alexander, the owner of Teboe Florist. “We will certainly miss the business and the employees. We’ve got some wonderful employees.”Teboe Florist wants to thank Northern Michigan for all the support they’ve given the shop over the decades. Related Articles Comments comments ... https://www.9and10news.com/2018/07/14/traverse-city-florist-closes-after-72-years-of-business/