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Morristown service for 'Muzz' Lindsley, revered coach and florist, June 8 - Morristown GreenTuesday, August 13, 2019
Ira J. Lindsley Post. No. 18” in honor of Captain Lindsley, who fell in the battle of Chancellorsville, on May 3, 1863.Muzz Lindsey is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly (Morrison), and his children Leann, Marianna D’Elia (Michael) and Kristen Galdieri (Frank). He also is survived by grandchildren Nicholas, Megan, Jack, Paige, Andrew and Tatum; his brother Herb Lindsley and his wife Eileen, and nephew Herb Jr.; and many great nieces and nephews. https://morristowngreen.com/2018/06/08/morristown-service-for-muzz-lindsley-revered-coach-and-florist-june-8/
24 Fun Things: Renegade Craft Fair, '90s Experience, Flower Piano + More Bay Area Events - 7x7Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Wimbledon. Stop by to watch, or enter the tournament with your best team of three. // Purchase tickets to play ($50) or RSVP to watch (free) at Eventbrite.Searching for Life on Mars7:30pmMorrison Planetarium at Cal Academy, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park), calacademy.orgListen to a special astronomy lecture by Dr. Rosalba Bonaccorsi (SETI Institute & NASA Ames Research Center), who will dive into details about different expeditions into space in the search for life on Mars and throughout our galaxy. // Tickets ($15) can be found on calacademy.org.Brunch for DinnerReservations from 5:30pm to 8:30 pmMarla Bakery, 3691 Balboa St. (Outer Richmond), marlabakery.comThe only thing better than breakfast is breakfast for dinner. Head over to Marla Bakery for Hilda and Jesse's Brunch for Dinner pop-up including three courses of elevated staples—think steak and eggs and a coconut-crusted banana and rice krispies desert. // A vegetarian menu is available; get tickets ($45) at chefsfeed.com. Tuesday, July 9th 40th Anniversary Dinners5:45pm, 6pm, 7:30pm, 7:45pmGreens Restaurant, Landmark Building A, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina), greensrestaurant.comNow till December, legendary vegetarian restaurant Greens will host one monthly dinner featuring a special collaboration with with Bay Area star chefs. The first four-course prix fixe dinner is tonight with a menu from Reem Assil. Look out for upcoming meals prepared by Alice Waters, Tanya Holland, Suzette Gresham (Acquerello), and Kim Alter (Nightbird). // Dinners ($85 per person) can be reserved via greensrestaurant.com.Satisfy your sweet tooth11:30am to 12amNa Ya Dessert Cafe, 535 Octavia St. (Hayes Valley), facebook.com/nayacafesfGet your Asian dessert fix at Na Ya D... https://www.7x7.com/24-fun-bay-area-events-2639050443.html
Stylist Dani Michelle Wore Four Dresses to Her Wedding at Casa del Mar - VogueTuesday, July 09, 2019
The way celebrity fashion stylist Dani Michelle—who counts Kourtney Kardashian as one of her clients—and fashion photographer Ian Morrison met sounds like it could have been straight out of Sex and the City. Except instead of Berger on the bike, it was Dani, and instead of NYC, it was L.A. “I pulled up to an industry dinner party on the back of a motorcycle and caught his eye,” she remembers.The two had been dating for seven years when Ian proposed on a trip to Tulum. “I thought we were just celebrating our anniversary,” Dani explains. “He had given me a fancy camera you could control from your phone and set it up to take photos. We were having a romantic dinner and taking some pictures, and suddenly, he changed position and got down on one knee, while recording the whole thing.”Dani and Ian love to travel, and from the beginning, wanted to get married somewhere that felt elegant, stylish, and warm—but after researching several venues, they decided to host their June wedding somewhere close to home. “We loved the Murano glass chandeliers, crown moulding, two-story ceilings, and overall European feel at Hotel Casa... https://www.vogue.com/article/dani-michelle-kourtney-kardashian-stylist-ian-morrison-wedding-vera-wang-dress
Five Couples Escape the Familiar for Destination Weddings - Louisville.comTuesday, April 16, 2019
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 helping hand throughout the day)Attire: Ivory and stone Galina tank ball gown with layered tulle skirt from David’s Bridal and white high-top Converse. Khaki Tommy Hilfiger blazer, khaki Calvin Klein slim-fit pants, navy Roundtree and Yorke leather suspenders, chestnut Crevo Camden leather boots.Makeup: Maggie Bellamy with Makeup by Maggie and the Browtique“You don’t have to have a destination elopement to elope,” Hannah says. “You can elope somewhere cool in public in the town that you live in and skip the cost of a venue and save an incredible amount of money. If you choose somewhere in nature, you don’t even need to buy decorations. If you’re worried about celebrating with or including friends and family, just have a reception after the elopement. Your wedding day and wedding planning are both as hard and as stressful as you make them be.”Kaitlan Bondurant & Robin HerringtonWed on October 20, 2018?Cliffview Lodge, Red River Gorge, Campton, KentuckyPhotographer: Mickie WintersFlowers: Bel-Air Florist, Versailles, KentuckyAttire: Dress from Madison James. Suit from Wildfang.?Hair: Lavish Looks, Sparkle BeelerKaitlan is from Cincinnati and Robin is from Louisville, so Red River Gorge was a good meeting point between the two locations. “Standing in front of the beautiful gorge with all of our friends and family was magical,” Robin says. “We had 60 guests and it was the perfect amount for us. We were able to give all of our guests personal attention, and by the end of the weekend everybody felt like one big family.“(Instagram is) great for initial inspiration, but we started to second-guess our planning decisions after seeing a gorgeous escort card table or fun food station. Trust your instincts and believe in your vision. And get a wedding planner. For real. Jeannie Smith, our planner and coordinator (AshBy Wedding & Event Planning), knew what... https://www.louisville.com/content/five-couples-escape-familiar-destination-weddings
Morrisons selling wonky flowers after heatwaveTuesday, August 14, 2018
Supermarket Morrisons has extended its range of wonky produce to flowers after the prolonged hot and dry weather stopped some varieties from developing properly. The retailer said it was selling the wonky flowers to help growers and prevent waste, and followed the success of its wonky fruit and vegetable lines. The wonky bouquets might have shorter or crooked stems or smaller flower heads and cost £3 compared with the regular £5.The new wonky British sunflower bouquet at Morrisons (Morrisons/PA) The first wonky bouquet is made up of British sunflowers and statice, also known as sea lavender, which have shorter stems than usual due to the lack of rain over the last few weeks. Drew Kirk, category director for flowers at Morrisons, said: “It would be a shame to see these beautiful stems go to waste just because they’re a few centimetres too short. “Our wonky range helps growers and farmers reduce waste and at the same time helps customers to afford to buy flowers mo... http://www.irvinetimes.com/news/16393574.Morrisons_selling_wonky_flowers_after_heatwave/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/