Petersburg Flower Shop News
'Shark Tank' investment Alice's Table blossoms in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida - The News-PressTuesday, May 01, 2018
Beck is the second in Florida to sign on, the other in St. Petersburg.Peggy Davis, of Bonita Springs, celebrated her birthday with two daughters, Tara Adragna of Naples and Danielle Maiero of Bonita Springs, at the ice cream shop."I'm a flower fanatic," she said. "This was fantastic.""Shark Tank" investors play with flowers for Alice's Table. (Photo: Courtesy photo)Alice's Table joins the ranks of painting on canvas, jewelry making and personalizing wine glasses among the friends nights out in Southwest Florida. The franchises of national chains set up at homes, restaurants, bars and community centers for nights out where they provide instruction and all the needed materials to create art."I saw Alice's Table on 'Shark Tank' when it aired in January," Beck said. "And when I wanted to take a class, I went onto the website and noticed there wasn't a single class listed for Florida. Since I was really interested, I sent an email to Alice and less than a month later, I became the Southwest Florida event exec."She is pleased with the initial response, with classes at Anthony's on the Boulevard in Cape Coral, private classes at Shell Point in Fort Myers and bookings for bridal showers, holidays and even themed events. Petals and Pilates is a pilates class on May 11 followed by the Alice's Table floral arranging class with snacks sponsored by Kind. A second one will be held an afternoon on May 12 at Lynq restaurant called "Mom's Day Out at the Lynq," which includes a complimentary glass of Champagne. A return to Tipsy Cow is set for May 20. "People are looking for more relaxing activities to do around town — and this one really uses the sense of touch, sight and smell," Beck said.The attendees don aprons to protect their clothing, and get a brief introduction to flo...
Holiday traditions continue with The Nutcracker at Bridges - Claremont CourierTuesday, November 28, 2017
You don’t want to miss these inspiring dancers who all bring fresh and unique qualities to their roles.”The Nutcracker was first presented in 1892 at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ballet was an adaptation of the 1816 story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by E.T.A. Hoffman. The ballet was choreographed by Lev Ivanov with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Marius Petipa, the reigning choreographer at the Maryinsky, fell ill, so the job passed to Ivanov. Tchaikovsky only reluctantly accepted the commission to compose the score which, when completed, he considered “infinitely worse than Sleeping Beauty.”At the premiere, the ballet was deemed a complete failure. More than 60 years and many productions would pass before The Nutcracker would become a staple of the repertoire in ballet companies around the world and one of the universal traditions of the holiday season.IPB’s educational outreach program, “A Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet,” is back this season for students from local area schools. Students are encouraged to participate in simple movement activities in their seats and then view the professional ballet performance, followed by a question and answer session. Teachers also have access to a free study guide to continue the conversation back in the classroom with pre- and post-performance activities aligned through the California State Content Standards for Dance, California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and the California English Language Development Standards. For many of these students, this will be the first time they get to experience live performance art, being in a theater and learning about ballet.Children’s tickets for IPB’s The Nutcracker start at $23, senior tickets start at $38 and adult tickets start at $41, with premium seats at $59. Group discounts are available.Performances take place from December 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. and December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, 450 N. College Way, in Claremont.Additional regional performances are offered on December 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and December 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga; and December 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and December 23 at 2 p.m. at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside.For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ipballet.org.
Flamenco Flowers Is Now Open in the Loop - Riverfront Times (blog)Tuesday, July 18, 2017
It is her baby, through and through. "I've been thinking about all of this for a long, long time," she confides.Indeed, for Heit, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, the store is the promised answer to a long-ago dream. "I walked into a floral shop in Russia and said, 'This is exactly what I want,'" she recalls. "That was 27 years ago."click to enlarge
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Elisheva Heit at work in her preferred medium: flowers.
She kept plenty busy in the intervening years. Heit emigrated to St. Louis in 1992 and raised seven children as a single mother. Ten years ago, she started a floral business, handling weddings and other special events, but it wasn't until she got hired at Fleur de Lou that she was in-house. The kids are now (mostly) grown; it was time.And when the shop's owner decided she was done with the business, Heit quickly saw the opportunity. "I just felt like I couldn't leave things to change any more," she says. "I didn't want to die regretting something."For Heit, that means being a part of the Loop, a part of St. Louis that reminds her of St. Petersburg. "Ever since I first visited the Loop, I loved it," she says. "I hang out here when I'm not working! The people here are the ones I can connect with and understand. In Town and Country, I'd probably feel a little more intimidated. But these are my customers."Flamenco Flowers & Sweets is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. click to enlarge
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Heit says she may start selling the striking pipe-based lamps she has on display at the store.
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Chocolates are kosher and wrapped for gifting.
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Faux can be fun in design, but go natural when it comes to floral - Palm Beach Daily NewsTuesday, July 18, 2017
At The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, Va., for instance, I had columns in the Main Dining Room faux-painted in the vein of the green malachite versions in St. Petersburg’s Hermitage museum in Russia. I also am no stranger to using faux marble and faux wood grain, when the project demands it.But fake flowers and plants in Palm Beach? Well, let’s just I am not a devotee.If you don’t have a thumb green enough — or a garden of your own — to grow your own flowers, take heart! Palm Beach is filled with live plants that can be purchased during the season at the Saturday and Sunday greenmarkets and year-round at local florists and even Publix. Have you seen the grocery store’s selection of flowers and even orchids?You don’t have to spend a fortune to bring the beauty of live plants into your home, although to say that all orchids are inexpensive would be misleading. Many of the colorful hanging varieties that are sold in the weekend green markets can be costly.Still, my advice is to go for the live when it comes to plants. And that’s why I’m no fan of plastic and “silk” floral door wreaths. Whether for Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day or simply for year-round decoration, these artsy-crafty phenomena often are for sale at craft fairs around the country. Stay away from them. A live wreath during the winter holiday season says “welcome” in a much more authentic way. And my advice for other times of the year is to use a wreath of dried flowers, grains or herbs if you hear your door desperately calling you for decoration.In the same vein, there are some fakes that I particularly dislike, both to the eyes and to the touch.* Roll-out plastic grass: I someti... http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/lifestyles/faux-can-fun-design-but-natural-when-comes-floral/U1rRGkVedJwSXRvM7gsPXM/
Art In Bloom: Flowers Mimicking Art - WUSF NewsTuesday, April 11, 2017
Florida is green pretty much year-round. So, it's difficult, sometimes, to mark the change of seasons. But a sure sign of spring in St. Petersburg is the annual Art in Bloom exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE.And there’s a chance to talk with the floral designers Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.This year, the special event is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It all began when a St. Pete museum supporter and member of the Stuart Society visited a similar exhibition up north.“Mary Perry – she encountered Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and she was a flower enthusiast,” said David Connelly, communications director at the St. Pete museum. “And she said, ‘Why don’t we do Art in Bloom at the museum?’”Now it’s one of the most popular exhibits at the MFA St. Petersburg. But fragility of the flowers means it’s only open for five days. The exhibit is scheduled this weekend through Monday.“The goal is to connect the flowers to works in the collection,” Connelly said.The “floral artists” were given a list of artworks and they could pick which one they wanted to interpret in blooms, buds and branches. http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/art-bloom-flowers-mimicking-art
Same-sex couple claims Indiana florist denied them service - WNDU-TVTuesday, February 05, 2019
AVON, Ind. (WNDU) A same-sex couple claims an Indiana florist denied them service while they were preparing for their wedding day. David Elliot ran into some trouble last Thursday when he stopped into a flower shop in Avon, Indiana. That's just west of Indianapolis. Elliot says he told the shop's owner the date of the wedding and that she agreed to help, but she reportedly changed her tune when she learned that two men were getting married. "She said, 'What do you need?' I said, 'I need two boutonnieres.' She then said, 'What does the bride need?' I said, 'Well, there is no bride.' And then she said, 'Well then I'm going on vacation and I can't help you.' I then said, 'Okay,' and I walked out," Elliot explains. Some small businesses in Indiana have made national headlines over the last 3 years for their refusal to serve members of the LGBT community. ... https://www.wndu.com/content/news/Same-sex-couple-claims-Indiana-florist-denied-them-service--488894061.html
Three join Cancer Services board | Thestar | kpcnews.com - KPCnews.comTuesday, February 05, 2019
FORT WAYNE — Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana has announced that Laura Lefever, Marc Leveridge and Wesley Russell have joined its board of directors.Lefever is a community volunteer who previously served on Cancer Services’ board from 2011-2016.Leveridge retired after 19 years as the chief financial officer of Sweetwater Sound. He has been serving on the Cancer Services Finance Committee for the past year.Russell is a physician and radiation oncologist at Radiation Oncology Associates. He has been practicing in the community for five years.The three join current board members John Bloom, Brad Bertsch, Don Bender, Cory Swagger, Denise Anderson, Diane Calinski, Deb Durnell, Dave Fee, Daryl Flowers, Tom Horton, Julie Nill, Margaret Rodenbeck, William Schroeder, William Seidel, Sharon Simmons and Ed Souers.Continuing to serve as officers for 2019 are Bloom as chairperson, Bertsch as vice chairperson, Bender as treasurer and Swagger as secretary.Cancer Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of those aff... https://www.kpcnews.com/thestar/article_327749fd-202f-5a4f-8d58-f2a8884262ed.html
Man claims Avon florist refused to help with his wedding after learning he was marrying a man - WRTV IndianapolisTuesday, January 22, 2019
You can read the full text of David Elliott's Facebook post below:Several small businesses in Indiana have made national headlines over the past three years for their refusal to serve members of the LGBT community, including bakeries and pizzerias. MORE Indiana pizzeria shutting down over RFRA controversy In response, the state passed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.The law, which is meant to act as a safeguard to protect businesses from being forced to provide services they find objectionable based on religious beliefs, does clarify that it cannot be used to discriminate against the LGBT community. RFRA One year later, RFRA casts long shadow Gov. Pence signs Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Top Trending Videos[embedded content]... https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/hendricks-county/man-claims-avon-florist-refused-to-help-with-his-wedding-after-learning-he-was-marrying-a-man
Gay couple says florist refused them service for their wedding - WFLATuesday, January 22, 2019
AVON, Indiana (CNN/KRON) - A same-sex couple claims an Indiana florist denied them service.With his wedding less than a month away, David Elliot is busy making sure everything is properly arranged.However, he ran into some trouble last Thursday when he stopped at a florist shop in Avon, called Avon Florist.David said at first the shop owner agreed to help with the wedding, but her tune changed when she found out it was two men getting married. "She said 'What do you need?' I said 'I need two boutonnieres.' She then said 'What does the bride need?' I said 'Well there is no bride.' And then she said 'Well then I'm going on vacation and I can't help you.' I then said 'OK,' and I walked out,” David said."I took that to mean because of my relationship, she couldn't help me out,” he said.David took to social media to talk about his experience. So far, his post has had a barrage of responses, ... https://www.wfla.com/news/national/gay-couple-says-florist-refused-them-service-for-their-wedding/1320136373