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
Pater named lead florist at The Clubhouse at Baywood - Sussex CountianTuesday, January 08, 2019
Panarello. “Shelby has extensive experience in the floral industry, and she’s up to date on all the trends.”A native of Southern Indiana, Pater began working in a floral shop while still in high school. She graduated from Indiana University with bachelor’s degree in visual communication and drama.She’s worked as a corporate trainer and lead designer for a retail store and for a Washington, D.C.,-area wedding planning company. Most recently, she’s been an independent florist and wedding planner.As lead florist at The Clubhouse at Baywood, Pater handles the floral arrangements for the restaurant and the event center. Her once-a-month floral workshop series is open to the public. The class, which includes a take-away arrangement, is $45.For more, visit sodelconcepts.com or baywoodclubhouse.com. http://www.sussexcountian.com/news/20180613/pater-named-lead-florist-at-clubhouse-at-baywood
Flower Power: How OG Florist Far East Flora Stayed A Blooming Business Even After 53 YearsMonday, October 01, 2018
Far East Flora Holdings, with sales, housekeeping, and delivery, among others.A florist at work at FarEastFlora.com Image Credit: FarEastFlora.comHe graduated from Indiana University with a BSc in Business Studies and then worked for Gateway 2000, an American computer hardware company, for about a year before returning to Singapore to help with the family business.“Back then, we had a General Manager whom I worked closely with. I officially took over in 2001 when the General Manager left and have been at it since then,” he told me.As Managing Director, he’s responsible for the flowers and gifts business, a flower wholesale business, and a garden centre business in Malaysia owned by Far East Flora Holdings, and has been managing FarEastFlora.com since it began operating in 2000.A Mother’s Day 2018 bouquet / Image Credit: FarEastFlora.comIt was Ryan’s uncle who had enabled the company to become the e-commerce pioneer that it is today.Described as a forward-thinking person, Ryan’s uncle, who’s the only founding member around now, did not resist when Ryan proposed starting an e-commerce arm then.“[In] fact, I had a lot of encouragement from him. That being said, the team and I still had to dig in and put in a whole lot of hard work and hours in order to get FarEastFlora.com where it is today,” Ryan shared.“We were definitely an early adopter of technology, and even now, we continue to adopt newer and better technology in our business. I tell people I meet that FarEastFlora.com is a dinosaur of e-commerce, but hopefully, one that will not go extinct.”Sowing The Seeds Of DigitisationA giant bouquet of roses / Image Credit: FarEastFlora.com FacebookHe continues to digitise the company to move it forward.“Since 2003, we have been investing in CRM and ERP technology. I would say that they have significantly helped us in our growth because it automated most of the business process flow,” he said.“We digitalised manual processes, which helped us achieve savings by as much as 80% in labour.”They are also able to respond to customers quickly.Ryan emphasised the importance of improved productivity because they’re “in the service line and customers’ expectations are high” when it comes to dealing with “an ’emotional’ product”.But not every digital strategy he tries turns to gold – like when they published a mobile app.“We were the first to launch a flower mobile app that includes payment in Asia back then,” he recounted.However, traction was low because of constraints in hardware and download speed.Even though they made sales from the app, it wasn’t... https://vulcanpost.com/647921/far-east-flora-singapore/
Schaefer Wholesale Florist Launches New & Improved Website For Better Customer ExperienceMonday, October 01, 2018
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. “SWF is continually seeking ways to fulfill our client’s needs with the highest-quality fresh-cut flowers, special event supplies, and more, and the new website does just that. With the new website, we not only expanded our customer reach with a clean, modern look, but deliver easy to access direct buying options that improve customer selection and offer expanding buying power with outstanding costs savings. In addition, we are excited about the new informational video tutorials on the new site.”- Sherry Schaefer, Buyer/Owner, Schaefer Wholesale Florist. The new website allows Schaefer Wholesale Florist to better serve their clients and continue the tradition of delivering the highest quality products with competitive prices. At Schaefer Wholesale Florist, the new site promises a fresh, up-to-date look that is easily navigated, to make selecting and purchasing the finest, freshest florals and accessories with value packed pricing, cost saving shipping solutions, and excellent service. Visit Schaefer Wholesale Florist (https://www.SWFlorist.com) today, experience the ease of the new client-centric website and find your favorite fresh florals and supplies! Bio: In 1958, Schaefer Wholesale Florist began providing stunning fresh cut flowers to florists, wedding and floral designers, retail and wholesale merchants, and special events planners. Their business has grown successfully due to guaranteed on-time delivery of premium fresh flowers and foliage to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Today their longstanding tradition of quality, service, and value continues with the South American Direct Program, the Holland Fresh Cut Direct Program, Quick Buy online ordering, and Dutch-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction. As always, Schaefer Wholesale Florist continues to meet their longstanding goal of delivering the freshest fresh cut flowers anywhere along with foliage, plants, supplies, and accessories. Source: Schaefer Wholesale Florist ... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0070771
FlowerNite by Bloomex Providing Workshops at Ottawa Fall Home ShowMonday, October 01, 2018
U.S, 16 in Canada, and eight holiday shows. It produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years. For more information, visit www.marketplaceevents.com. https://www.pr.com/press-release/765685