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Find ideas for a Valentine's Day to remember - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Valentine’s Day specials. Here are just a few standouts. Click on the links to check out remaining availability.Varanese on 2106 Frankfort Ave. is celebrating Valentine’s Day with its “Special Aphrodisiac Menu.”The English Grill at the Brown Hotel on 335 W. Broadway offers southern grace and the elegant feel of a private club.Jack Fry’s on 1007 Bardstown Road is a staple in Louisville’s culinary scene, having been recognized by several publications including The New York Times, Bon Appétit, and Southern Living.Asiatique on 1767 Bardstown Road is a sleek, upscale restaurant serving creative Asian-fusion fare.Whitehall Estate on 3110 Lexington Road is a historic local wedding venue. For Valentine’s Day, it will feature a four-course feast prepared by Chef Gregoire Guiot and served by candlelight.Eclectic mixLooking for a unique gift for that special someone? You’re bound to find it in one of Louisville’s many locally owned shops.Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi! on 701 W. Market has a gift basket for everyone, from spa gifts to gourmet treats. Their Valentine basket, “Just For Him,” includes Cajun-spiced pretzels, Screamin’ Mimi’s Salsa and chocolate-covered mint cups.Forage, a boutique retail shop on 1731 Frankfort Ave., offers a wide selection of curated interior plants, art, jewelry and gifts. Regalo, a fun and quirky shop on 562 S. Fourth Street, offers an eclectic mix of unique gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, contemporary decor and original art. Regalo also has a store in New Albany.Work the Metal on 1201 Story Ave. sells an extensive mix of locally made jewelry, clothing and accessories for men and women at affordable prices. Cordial Lee is a small, family-owned business in Mt. Washington that prides itself on high-quality personalized preppy gifts. They will even monogram anything they sell with the initials of your sweetheart.Things to doWant to plan a night your significant other will never forget? Hire a tram from Louisville Horse Trams for a romantic ride around the city. Or, take a Valentine’s river crui...
POSTPONED: Frankfort Florist Hosts Ladies-Only 'Galentine's Day' Event - Patch.comTuesday, February 07, 2017
UPDATE: This event has been postponed as of Feb. 2. No new date has been set.FRANKFORT, IL — Looking for a girls' night out in celebration of Valentine's Day? Frankfort florist Bokay & Co. invites ladies to stop by the shop Thursday, Feb. 2 for a "GAL-entine's Day" of floral arranging fun. "Ditch the boys and get the ladies together for a night out," the studio touts. Participants will learn how to create an arrangement to take home. "Come smell the flowers with us." Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at bokayandcomapny.com or at the door during the event.Workshop will be held at 130 Kansas St. from 4 to 7 p.m.Wine and appetizers by Frankie's Ristorante will be provided. Also enjoy taking home floral clippers and your hand-crafted arrangement. All exclusive guests will enjoy 20 percent off the entire studio during the event. http://patch.com/illinois/frankfort/frankfort-florist-hosts-ladies-only-galentines-day-event
Local Jobs: Holy Family Villa, Vacha's Flowers, Chateau Bu-Sche, Manheim Auto Auction - Patch.comTuesday, January 17, 2017
Floral Designer.Formally Modern in Orland Park seeks Retail Sales & Management Trainees.Manheim Auto Auction in Matteson seeks a Driver (Part-Time and Sale Day).Phillips Chevrolet in Frankfort is hiring:Part-time car porter. Applicants must be 18 or older and hold a valid Driver’s License to be considered. Apply online or in person at 9700 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, IL.Automotive Technicians. Position based on experience. Must be 18 or older and hold a Valid Driver’s License to be considered. Apply online or in person at 9700 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, IL.Sales Specialists. Seeking outgoing candidates for hourly sales positions! Apply online at or in person at 9700 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, IL.Bethshan Association is a Christian non-profit organization providing residential services in the south suburbs for adults who have developmental disabilities. Bethshan is accepting applications for the following positions. For additional information or to apply, complete an application at www.bethshan.org, call Bethshan at (708) 371-0800 or stop in the office at 12927 S. Monitor Ave in Palos Heights, IL· Direct Support Professional/Caregiver – Work directly with individuals with disabilities in their homes to provide individualized assistance and coaching with personal care, meal preparation, leisure activities, transportation, and assistance with other daily activities, as needed.· Cook/Food Prep – The cook will work with the kitchen team to prepare meals for 45 people who have intellectual disabilities. If you are looking to truly make a difference in other’s lives and utilize your food preparation experience, this full time position is for you!· Registered Nurse – seeking an RN to join our nursing team.First Bank of Manhattan is hiring for the following positions:Teller and Customer Service Representative- This person handles customer deposits and transactions and will open new accounts.Operations Support Person-This associate will be responsible for learning a wide array of the bank’s back office operational functions.Electronic Product Specialist- This associate will be dedicated to learning, teaching, and selling the bank’s deposit and electronic products.Full-time positions offer an excellent benefits package, including 401k, medical insurance, paid vacations and holidays. If you, or someone you know, are interested in finding out more about these positions please visit our website at https://www.fnbmanhattan.com/Employment.htm. Member FDIC/EHL/EOETrinity Services in New Lenox is hiring for several positions listed below. Please send your resume and cover letter to Brittany Siriann at firstname.lastname@example.org.Employee Services AssistantDescription: Trinity Services is currently looking for an Employee Services Assistant. This position works directly with candidates seeking a position at Trinity Services, Inc. It is an exciting opportunity to be face to face with people every day. This multi-task position requires someone that can handle phone calls, answer questions to current or future employees, administer a literacy exam to all applicants, process fingerprinting for background checks, enter information in various databases, hand... http://patch.com/illinois/beverly-mtgreenwood/local-jobs-holy-family-villa-vachas-flowers-chateau-bu-sche-manheim
Where to drink for Valentine's Day - The Courier-JournalThursday, February 18, 2016
BUFFALO LOVEJoin Buffalo Trace for a night of award-winning bourbons and delicious food pairings.WHEN: 6 p.m. SaturdayWHERE: 113 Great Buffalo Trace, FrankfortCOST: $85 per person. Make reservations by emailing email@example.com or calling 502-696-5930.5. LADIES UNVALENTINE'S DAYNot feeling romantic? Join Down One Bourbon Bar for Cards Against Humanity and a ceremonial "burning of the worst words ever spoken to you." The night includes three cocktails and a four-course meal.WHEN: 8-10:30 p.m. SaturdayWHERE: 321 W. Main St.COST: $50 per person. Make reservations by calling 502-566-3259.6. VALLOWEENYou mean it's not Halloween? Tell Kaiju that. Wear whatever costume you want to the Valentine's Day/Halloween party, sponsored by Do502 and Fireball.WHEN: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. SaturdayWHERE: 1004 E. Oak St.COST: Free with RSVP or $5.02 at the door.7. BRANDY ROMANCE TOURCopper & Kings will celebrate Valentine's Day with distillery tours that include a behind-the-scenes look at the distillation process, a brandy tasting complete with strawberries and fondue, a box of brandy chocolate chiméres from Art Eatables and a souvenir rocks glass.WHEN: 3 p.m. SundayWHERE: 1112 E. Washington St.COST: $20 per person. Register here.8. MODERN LOVE: A VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE PARTYBreak out your glam rock jumpsuit for an 80s throwback dance party, hosted by Cheers for Local Beers and the Fair Event Vendors Alliance at Louis's The Ton.WHEN: 6-9 p.m. SundayWHERE: 1601 Story Ave.COST: Free admittance9. BEER N COOKIES PINT NIGHTGirl Scout Cookies are in. Everyone rejoice! And head to Hilltop Tavern for a beer pairing.WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 18WHERE: 1800 Frankfort Ave.COST: Free admittance10. BOURBON AND BROADWAYPNC Broadway in Louisville and Four Roses Bourbon have partnered to host a four-course dinner at Buck's Restaurant, inspired by the upcoming presentation of CABARET.WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18WHERE: 425 W. Ormsby Ave.COST: $55 per person. Make reservations by calling 502-637-5284.Remember to drink smart, drink safe. Reach reporter Bailey Loosemore at 502-582-4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Read or Share this story: http://cjky.it/1Teovqi... http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/food/spirits/beer/2016/02/11/where-drink-valentines-day/80069070/
These Local Gift Stores Sell What?! - StyleBlueprint (blog)Friday, December 04, 2015
The best-selling jersey T-shirt, Lulubelle’s jewelry, boots and a great outfit, all at BloomsUrban Farmhouse Market2830 Frankfort Ave., Louisville • (502) 384-5434Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Urban Farmhouse Market got into the business of selling clothes in August of this year. They have always had their T-shirt line, “Southern Girls Wear Boots and Pearls,” and they started slowly incorporating more accessories. Now, an entire nook in the back of the store is devoted to clothes. They sell a little bit of everything: scarves, vests, tops, dresses, sweaters, belts and basics, such as leggings and camisoles. This season, their most popular item is fur vests. When asked why they started carrying clothes, owner Kimberly Beyer explains, “Customers were asking for it! They wanted some stylish apparel at a price point below $100.”Check out the clothing nook at Urban Farmhouse Market, which features tops, dresses, wraps and vests.Work the Metal1201 Story Ave., Louisville • (502) 584-2841Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. (Sunday special holiday hours)Work the Metal is a Louisville favorite for its distinct gifts and always for their accessories. Initially, they sold some T-shirts, scarves and jewelry. Last year, they started selling a large selection of women’s clothes and now, an entire section of the store is dedicated to this. Recently, due to the popularity and ever-expanding inventory, they built two private dressing rooms for their customers. Seasonally, Work the Metal really shines, offering a great, affordable selection of dresses for the holidays and the Derby. As they say “You’ll find boutique apparel at lower-than-boutique prices that will have you looking good without spending bad.”Work the Metal offers clothing as unique as its gifts and decor. A striped poncho, statement necklace and adorable skirt and top at Work the MetalSomething Blue9426 Norton Commons Blvd., Prospect • (502) 690-9720Hours: Monday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Something Blue has wedding gift beginnings, but in 2013, they expanded their inventory to include fashionable, everyday clothing. Their best-selling items change, depending on the season. In the fall and winter, it’s the fleece lined-leggings and poncho/blanket scarves. In the spring and summer, the bestsellers are sundresses and maxi-dresses. Owner Breann... http://styleblueprint.com/louisville/everyday/gift-stores-sell-clothes/
America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
Awards will be announced Oct. 3-5 at AIB’s National Symposium & Awards Celebration, this year in St. Charles, Illinois. America in Bloom 2018: Judges see flowers, historic sites, more email@example.com 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Jeanie McKewan, who has been growing flowers for 13 years in the US states of Illinois and Wisconsin, points to insect damage as a big challenge, saying there’s a “zero tolerance” policy: “It is through constant vigilance and the use of integrated pest management that we keep the little buggers from getting the best of our crops,” she says.Then the flowers have to bloom on schedule. In the case of Mother’s Day tulips planted in January or February, they have to bloom by early May in time to be picked and shipped.Labour costs are already high – according to the 2012 US Agricultural Census, contract and hired labour accounted for 10% of total agricultural operating expenses in the US, but that number soared to 40% for greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production because of a tighter farm labour market and rising wages. Then you add extra costs for peaks.McKewan hires extra hands during peak periods but says cutting flowers “requires experience and cannot be done by just any part-time employee”. Chris Drummond, a Philadelphia-based florist, says wages average around $13.25 (£10.16) per hour in the US. “In order to ramp up production to meet holiday demand, growers are required to pay far above that average,” he says.In developed countries like the Netherlands or Germany, Stewart says that there are greenhouses with automated technology like sophisticated watering machines or robot transplanters and harvesters, where fewer workers are needed. But in poorer nations with cheaper labour, there’s less use of technology. Then it’s time for shipping. While flowers are waiting on the runway or in the back of a lorry, temperatures can’t be too cold (for Valentine’s Day) or too hot (for Mother’s Day). When they arrive at the wholesaler, they must look perfect. That means no bug bites, no missing petals, no dead buds. Otherwise, they get thrown away. “It has to be flawless,” Stewart says.Complicated logisticsChris Drummond, the florist, estimates that the holiday volume “is usually nearly 20 times the everyday volume”. He says many farmers nurture flowers all year long to ensure enough blooms for the handful of holidays. During the other months on the farm, he says, flowers are sold at cost, below cost or discarded and turned into mulch.“So, of course farm price increases as demand increases,” he says. “Consumers are paying a premium to make sure that grower is compensated for their expense and effort to maintain the plants year-round, thus ensuring the wide variety of flowers is available at each holiday.”He highlights costs across the supply chain, saying industry participants must “rent temporary space, pay fuel surcharges, find space on airlines, hire independent drivers, find more refrigerated trucks, pay overtime to staff” and more. Roses flown from Bogota to Miami are hit with a 15-cent (£0.12) importer’s fee to clear customs and inspection. Domestic refrigerated shipping can vary, but that’s another eight cents (£0.06) per rose.It also depends on what kind of flower you’re shipping – Drummond says 300 carnations can fit into the same box as 150 roses, so the transport price per stem is halved. Transit time from field to florist can be up to a week (though it can wildly vary depending on where the flowers are coming from), and the blooms must be carefully handled every step of the way.Hans Larsen is a cut flower grower in the US s... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Food flowers - Illinois TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Do not eat any plant if you’re not totally sure what it is, and ask an expert like the folks at University of Illinois Extension Service if you have any questions. Some flowers, like daylily (which are in a different plant family than the toxic true lilies) can act as a diuretic and should be eaten in moderation. Make sure that the flowers you eat or cook with have not been sprayed or treated, and never eat roadside flowers or those purchased from a florist. Flower jelly 2-3 cups loosely packed flower petals, such as violet, rose, sunflower, dandelion or nasturtium. (Be sure to pinch off only the petals and discard the base of the flower, as it can give the jelly a bitter taste.) Juice of one lemon2 ½ cups boiling water 1 package of Sure-Jell pectin (you can certainly use a different kind of pectin, but you may need to adjust the recipe method according to the package directions) 3 ½ cups sugar Sort through the flower petals and rinse them gently under running water to remove any dirt or bugs. Place the flower petals in a heat-proof bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let the flower “tea” steep for at least two hours or overnight. Prepare a water bath canner and have ready six half-pint jars with new lids and bands. After the mixture has steeped, strain it through a fine meshed sieve into a nonreactive saucepan and discard the flower solids. Add the lemon juice (this may cause the color of your tea to brighten or change hue). Slowly stir in the pectin and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, then add all the sugar at once. Stirring continuously, return to a boil and cook for one minute. Ladle the hot mixture into the clean, hot jars. Wipe the rim of the jars, then place a lid on top and gently screw on the band (do not put it on super tight). Process in the water bath for five minutes, then remove from the water and set out onto a towel to cool overnight. As the jars cool you should hear an occasional “pop” coming from the jars, indicating a good seal has been achieved. *for rose jelly, add a tablespoon of rose water to the rose petal tea to enhance flavor **add a ½ tablespoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes to nasturtium jelly for savory kick Ashley Meyer is a Springfield-based food writer, cook and avid gardener. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21169-food-flowers.html
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICP... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/