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Famed Floral Designer Now on Broadway - Saratoga TODAY NewspaperSunday, February 11, 2018
Sidney Martin’s artistic talent, keen esthetic eye and contagious enthusiasm have earned him a place as resident florist for Saratoga's Salt and Char Restaurant, the Adelphi Hotel and 15 Church Restaurant, as well as the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s New York City Ballet Gala, Opera Saratoga Gala and Saratoga Hospital Gala. Martin has produced floral décor on the sets of major motion pictures and Emmy-nominated television shows, in addition to the pages of bridal magazines and the red carpets of the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the Hollywood Film Festival. Martin moved from Los Angeles and established residency in Saratoga Springs. He has catered to private clientele for home, special event, wedding and corporate occasions.
DC startup UrbanStems goes national just in time for Valentine's Day - Washington Business JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
D.C. customers on its very first Valentine's Day, and raised more than $14 million in venture capital, and expanded to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Austin, is now available ...and more »...
A florist's advice for saving money on flowers - WTSP 10 NewsSunday, February 11, 2018
So sometimes you can get something very fun, very different, without breaking the bank."For weddings, budgets obviously are bigger. Drummond, who owns Plaza Flowers in the Philadelphia area, says his customers spend about $3,000-$3,500 on wedding florals. Burns says her customers spend about $3,000-$5,000. Burns says she always asks the budget upfront, not to try to maximize a budget, but to offer cost-saving tips, such as using bridesmaid bouquets as centerpieces. She says she can find flowers within anybody's budget."There's always thousands of choices when it comes to flowers," she said.For example, for those who like peonies, which are a premium flower with a higher cost, Burns says she can recommend other flowers, like a football mum. "So you can always see what they like and then recommend other options if they don't have the price point," she said. Stick with one florist on your wedding day.When picking venue and reception locations, ask if they have their own florists. Consumers are better off partnering with one expert vendor to ensure design styles or flower colors match, Drummond says. Talk to your florist, he says, and even tell him or her about what you were looking at to see if they can match the price or suggest something similar. "By dealing with just one vendor, it is one less headache," he said.Location matters - a lot.Flowers can be shipped from all over the world, depending on when and where it's needed. Florists often purchase flowers from from wholesalers or directly from farms, which Burns says cuts out the middleman.Exotic flowers, however, such as birds of paradise, are becoming more common due to certain farms growing them, Drummond says. Greater availability means customers are less likely to experience an upcharge for those flowers, especially around the holidays.Where you purchase flowers can also impact price. For example, Burns says, being in a resort area makes the flowers more expensive than a florist in a larger city, such as Denver. Her shop receives flowers three times a week during her peak wedding season (end of May through October), but only once a week during the rest of the year.Think before you subscribe.Subscription services allow people to sign up for a certain number of deliveries throughout the year. For some people, it may be worthwhile to invest in a subscription instead of scrambling to order bouquets close to the holidays. Cole offers a $220 subscription service that delivers flowers for Mother's Day, Easter and Christmas, plus a wild card (day of your choosing). Local delivery is free."That one can be whatever they want, so if they're like, 'It's for my mom's birthday, and her favorite color is yellow, could you pair it around that?' Well, of course," Cole said. "But they really come from my style, and what I can do that will allow my creative freedom."Other subscription options include BloomsyBox.com, which ranges from $39.99-$48.99 per month, or between $408.09-$529 for a 12-month plan with a new bouquet each month.MagnifyMoney is a price comparison and financial education website, founded by former bankers who use their knowledge of how the system works to help you save money... http://www.wtsp.com/article/money/magnify-money/a-florists-advice-for-saving-money-on-flowers/507-515969923
Gardening: Flower shows offer spring in deep winter - The Providence JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
Thursday or Friday while the crowds are smaller and the flowers fresher. The theme for this year’s show is “Breath of Spring."The next show is the biggest of the season, the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philly from March 3 to 11 — a full nine days of flowers. The theme this year is “The Wonder of Water.” When you enter you will pass through a rainforest environment with a 25-foot waterfall and a jungle of tropical flowers. Other exhibits will focus on other environments, from jungle to desert.I called the show offices and learned that the show covers 10 acres of indoor displays and involves about 40 floral and landscape displays. The Marketplace will have more than 100 vendors selling just about everything related to gardening from seeds and bulbs to umbrellas and scarves with floral patterns.Next comes the Boston Flower and Garden Show at the Seaport Convention Center on March 14 to 18. The theme this year is “Savor Spring”. Like the Philly Show, it has lots of displays and workshops. If I go, I’ll want to hear an editor of Fine Gardening Magazine talk about “Plants Every Northeast Garden Should Have” to see if there are any I DON’T have. Or perhaps I’ll attend “Garden Design 101 Class: Creating an Ever-Blooming, Low-Maintenance Garden” with Kerry Mendez.The following week is the Portland, Maine Flower Show from March 22 to 25. This is in a new location since I last attended, on the waterfront. The theme this year is “Rooted in Maine.” There will be 14 display gardens, 115 exhibits of plants, hardscape, arbor and garden supplies, and many workshops and seminars.A show I only recently heard about is near Albany in Troy, New York. In its 31st year, it is called the Capital District Garden and Flower Show and will be held March 23 to 25 at Hudson Valley Community College. I hope to go. From their photos and write-up, I imagine it will be similar in size and scope to the Vermont Flower Show — which is now an every-other year show, and is not occurring this year.Bangor, Maine, has an annual flower show, though I’ve never attended. This year it will be held in the Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine, on April 20 to 22. If you go, please contact me so I’ll learn more about it.Last year I crossed one more item off my “Bucket List”. My partner Cindy Heath and I flew to London and attended the Chelsea Flower Show. It is in a league by itself, both in size and scope. Mostly outdoors, it includes displays with full-sized trees planted for the week. Under a big tent a... http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180119/gardening-flower-shows-offer-spring-in-deep-winter
Valentine's Day heralds the coming of spring | Warr - NJ.comTuesday, January 30, 2018
Jean-Paul runs Chocodiem, a world-class chocolate house. He opened in Clinton is 2012 and established another operation in Easton in 2016. This coming May he plans to open a third operation in Philadelphia. Already, his reputation for fine chocolates has exploded, and he ships all over the United States."Our pearl truffle is widely known and loved," said Katherine MacDonnell, Jean-Paul's business partner. "It's like a piece of jewelry." It's dark and white chocolate dusted with fine iridescent sugar.Dessert Professional Magazine has named Chocodiem one of the 10 top chocolatiers in America. And Forbes Magazine named Chocodiem one of the top 8 in the United States this past holiday season.Chocodiem is swerving into the world of technology. They have a working set-up to produce chocolate in just about any shape. YouTube videos show the production of logos, a mug, and a face mask - all produced in chocolate. Call to make arrangements to see a live demonstration of this at the Easton location.Additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, is already revolutionizing the world of manufacturing - the technology is very adaptable. Parts and prototypes for vehicles, applications in the fields of medicine and communications, and other industries are being produced. Clothing and food items are not far behind.Jean-Paul is excited about the future possibilities of applying this technology to chocolate. Corporate logos can easily be produced in chocolate, and product samples in chocolate might have a competitive edge in the marketplace.Call and come to our Easton location for a demo, he explained. Meantime, add chocolate to your list of gifts for that special someone this Valentine's Day.For more information, call 908-200-7044 (12 Lower Center St., Clinton) or 610-829-2722 (Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St.) and visit Chocodiem.com. Also, see pics of gift boxes of chocolates, a frozen hot chocolate and more on Facebook.***Jump start your Valentine's Day ... http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2018/01/valentines_day_heralds_the_coming_of_spring_warr.html
As Valentine's Day approaches, flower shop owner of 32 years isn't stressing - KSFYSunday, February 11, 2018
We use a lot of the novelty flowers you don't usually see," she said.Right now the fresh flowers come from around the world, but in the summer it's a different story, come June and July an Iowa grower helps out."She comes up in a big trailer, and you can pick out your flowers," Josephine saidFor Valentine's Day, Josephine says she no longer gets stressed out, but she does recommend, "for your florist's sake," to plan ahead when it comes to ordering flowers.Josephine's does offer classes. Check out the attached link for more information. http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/As-Valentines-Day-approaches-flower-shop-owner-of-32-years-isnt-stressing-473409333.html
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Evening though chocolates and roses dominated the list, in Wyoming, gummy bears made the top five, while Oreos were big in Iowa and North Dakota. The first-place choices for Valentine’s Day gifts in each state were: Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Florist – “What I Wanted To Hold” - StereogumTuesday, January 16, 2018
Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *10/10 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (Atrium) *10/11 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *10/12 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project *10/14 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *10/16 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s *10/17 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records *10/18 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium *10/19 Minneapolis, [email protected] 7th St Entry *10/20 Milwaukee, [email protected] The Back Room at Colectivo *10/21 Madison, WI @ The Rathskeller10/22 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen10/24 Washington, DC @ DC910/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle10/26 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)10/27 Brooklyn, NY @ The Park Church Co-Op* w/ Pinegrove and Lomelda If Blue Could Be Happiness is out 9/29 via Double Double Whammy. Pre-order it here.
Yard and Garden: Construct a homemade Christmas wreath - Newton Daily NewsTuesday, December 12, 2017
One way to make the holiday season memorable is with a wreath, and a fresh, homemade wreath can really brighten a gathering. Making a wreath isn’t as difficult as you might think.Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about creating a fresh Christmas wreath. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or email@example.com.What materials are needed to construct a fresh Christmas wreath?Materials needed to construct a Christmas wreath include a pruning shears, scissors, wreath frame, No. 22 or 24 gauge florist wire, wire cutter and evergreen branches. Decorative materials, such as ribbon (bows), pine cones, holly, various fruits and ornaments may be used to finish the wreath.Box style wire frames, florist wire, bows and other materials can be purchased at craft or hobby stores. Box style wire wreath frames are commonly available in 8- to 24-inch-diameter sizes. A 16-inch-diameter wreath frame is ideal for most home decorations.Evergreen branches (greens) can be obtained from the home landscape. A small amount of judicious pruning won’t harm trees and shrubs. Greens also may be purchased from garden centers, florist shops and Christmas tree lots... http://www.newtondailynews.com/2017/11/21/yard-and-garden-construct-a-homemade-christmas-wreath/ae2da7i/