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Valentine's Day heralds the coming of spring | Warr - NJ.comTuesday, January 30, 2018
Flemington."You and your partner will be greeted with champagne and have roses and chocolates in your room," said Tim Bebout. "And you can add on breakfast in your room for Monday morning." Tim and Marissa Bebout own and operate this popular inn.Choose one of three rooms, all with en-suite baths. The English Rose room is the elegant bridal suite. Forget Me Not is the Victorian room with a clawfoot tub in the bath. And the Day Laurel room has a fireplace.Main Street Manor is a popular destination for intimate weddings and elopements. This inn received a 5-star rating from WeddingWire.com for 2018, and it is a popular venue for group meetings and business gatherings."We had a group from France that booked the whole inn for seven days," Tim said. Different rooms provide convenient places for discussions and break-out sessions.Sounds like Main Street Manor can give Las Vegas a run for some of the money that goes there. And whatever happens in Flemington can stay in Flemington.For more information, call 908-782-4928 and visit MainStreetManor.com. Also Facebook.***Eileen Schettino opened The Mixing Bowl over five years ago. It's located at 10 Turntable Junction in Flemington, and she is offering some specials for Valentine's Day."I'm doing a dozen cupcakes in a florist type box, and each one has a rose on it," she told me. "And special Valentine's cupcakes -some are heart-shaped with icing."You can also order special Valentine's Day cakes ahead of time. These take time, but at the last minute you can pick up a box of cookies - chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and more. Cookies always provide a finishing touch whatever the meal."Everything here is homemade from scratch," Eileen said. "And there are lots of vegan selections."More women are sending Valentine's Day goodies to men at work these days, she explained. Sounds like a good idea to remember someone who's on the job for the day.For more information, call Eileen at 908-237-0666 and visit TheMixingBowlNJ.com. This place is closed Mondays and Tuesdays; otherwise, she opens at 9 a.m.Al Warr can be reached at 610-253-0432 or AlWarr16@gmail.com. http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2018/01/valentines_day_heralds_the_coming_of_spring_warr.html
Funeral set for Topeka man who died from injuries after “suspicious incident” - KSNT NewsTuesday, August 01, 2017
Topeka on July 26. Police said he was thrown from an SUV and the car then took off.Family members said they are trying to stay positive during a tragic time.“It’s pretty rough,” said Joseph’s sister, Marissa Irwin. “We’re trying to get through. I know we’re trying to see the light of things. I know Joe’s not in pain anymore. He’s in a better place.”Marissa said the family is taking heart in the fact that Joe was an organ donor. She said he is a match for five people, including a 1-year-old boy.Topeka Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call Topeka Police Detectives at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.Share this:Like this:LikeLoading...Related PostsAdvertisement... http://ksnt.com/2017/07/31/funeral-set-for-topeka-man-who-died-from-injuries-after-suspicious-incident/
Petal Pairings: OC Floral Designers Coordinate Their Outfits and Arrangements - Orange Coast Magazine (blog)Tuesday, June 07, 2016
None. Every flower has its own unique charm.Trend you loveThat brides are more open to using touches of greenery. It creates movement and adds texture.__________________Tarkan Kardaslar & Marissa MontySpice & TulipsRetail shop inside Union Market, TustinFavo... http://www.orangecoast.com/features/petal-pairings-o-c-floral-designers-coordinate-outfits-arrangements/
A Floral Designer's Dream Wedding in South Africa - Vogue.comMonday, May 23, 2016
Cape Dutch meets the Dutch Masters: rustic elegance with a touch of bohemian, more greens than flowers, still life landscapes rather than arrangements alone.” Latisha’s florist and friend, Marissa from Opus, executed everything exactly as the bride envisioned it. “All my floral designer friends who flew in from Brooklyn could relax,” Latisha says. “My perfect bouquet was an incredible gift from my most talented, dear friend Ariel Dearie of Ariel Dearie Flowers. I felt so moved and blessed when she delivered it.”The couple wanted to get married outside under the trees somewhere remote and rustic but with real South African history, and Hawksmoor House ended up being the perfect choice. Thirty guests spent the weekend there with the bride and groom. “It was an intimate celebration where our families were able to relax and spend time getting to know each other in a beautiful space,” says Latisha. “The perfect land for two tribes to come together.” They had around 70 guests total, and more than 30 traveled from all over the world to be with them. The venue didn’t have any of its own wedding supplies or preferred vendors, which was ideal for Latisha. “I was able to make every single decision without restriction—ideal for an art director,” she says. “We had a kick-ass wedding planner, who was on the ground as we made all of the decisions from New York,” says Latisha. “Valery from Agape really made things simple for us. I also called in a lot of favors from friends and family who were generous and contributed in a multitude of ways.”After realizing very quickly that her dream dress would cost almost more than the whole budget of her wedding, Latisha talked to her sister-in-law, who is a wardrobe stylist. She advised her to seek out smaller boutique designers. “It was completely by chance that Lovely Bride was having a Rue de Seine preview trunk show the Friday I happened to get an appointment, and that the designer duo, Michael and Michele, were there from New Zealand,” says Latisha. “I showed the boutique consultant my Zuhair Murad dream dress, and she came back to me with three Rue de Seine options. The first dress I tried on was perfect. I knew I wanted to wear something exotic, bold, and unusual. The hand-beading and otherworldly bohemian design resonated with me immediately. I loved it! I had tried on a few other dresses earlier that week that paled in comparison. As with all preview trunk shows, you have to act fast, so I trusted my gut that the universe had aligned, and with the encouragement of my mother and closest girlfriends, I took the plunge and ordered it. It took five months to be made.” All in all, Latisha’s dress search lasted a grand total of about four days from start to finish. “Life is all about timing,” she says. “And the dress was meant to be.”Latisha kept her accessories simple and classic—she felt the dress was enough of a statement. She chose natural material Orphism earrings by local New York designer Sarah Magid from Anthropologie and Stuart Weitzman pyrite ChicPump pumps. “I wanted accessories I would use again, that wouldn’t date, and were comfortable,” she says. “My best friend, Khandiz of makeup agency Novel Beings in London, took care of my hair and makeup using only organic products.”The ceremony was intended to be honest and down-to-earth. “We borrowed from the traditions that resonated with us,” says Latisha. “Our family priest, who I’ve known for 28 years, who also officiated my brother’s beach wedding, married us. We wrote our own vows, which we exchanged after my father and closest friend did the readings. There wasn’t a dry eye to be seen. The whole ceremony was saturated with lo... http://www.vogue.com/13438476/latisha-duarte-luke-mccoubrey-wedding-south-africa/
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/