Local Flower Shop News
Lavender Green Flowers: The British florist of choice for weddings and events - ITCMTuesday, August 29, 2017
Venues include the British Museum, Claridges, The Berkeley, The Connaught, Coworth Park, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, The Langham Hotel, The National Gallery, The Natural History Museum, Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, The V&A, The Wallace Collection, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. They also create flowers on behalf of 60-100 discerning brides every year. 2017 has been the busiest year yet, with a huge influx of high profile weddings and outdoor events throughout the summer season. Working at The RHS, Chelsea Flower Show, Aegon Championships, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, they put the floral designs on the central stage, going above and beyond to deliver stand-out spectacles. (Lavender Green Flowers place a significant amount of emphasis on the whole picture, considering and often advising on every other element of an event that becomes important, such as lighting, furniture and even food.) From the initial brief and design process through to the creation and subsequent delivery, clients know that they can rely on Lavender Green Flowers’ highly inventive, hard-working and experienced team. As is often the case, nothing is ever out-sourced meaning installations are slick and efficient. The designers, florists and installers are all part of the Lavender Green Flowers’ family, and they therefore share the same passion and enthusiasm for the perfect execution of every job. Barnes says, “I was not interested in learning how to be a florist. I was interested in learning how to sell amazing flowers and how to create breath-taking flower displays. I have always wanted to be the very best I can possibly be at whatever I do, and so failure was not an option. It is incredible to make money out of a low margin product. You need the tenacity of a limpet, self-belief, a great team of kindred spirits and to enjoy the experience… plus an awful lot of luck!”...
Franklin Township: Station 28 Easter Flower Sale and Easter Egg Hunt - TAPinto.netTuesday, April 18, 2017
SOMERSET, NJ - Do you want to support your local volunteer fire department and take your kids on an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny?Well if you do, Station 28 would like to invite you to come out this Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.You can purchase an assortment of flowers at Millstone Valley Fire Department on Friday and Saturday for their annual Easter flower sale. Sign Up for E-NewsOn Saturday they will have an Easter egg hunt at noon. Don't worry if your kid(s) is big or small because the groups will be set up based on age.So come out and support your local station. Flowers will be priced from $5 to $30. Station 28 is located at 2365 Amwell Road in Somerset. About Station 28:The Millstone Valley Fire Department has been proudly serving the Township of Franklin and the Borough of Millstone since 1929. We are a 100% Volunteer department that operates out of 1 Station housing 1 Engine (Squad 28), 1 Special Service (Air 28), 1 Brush Truck (Brush 28)...
Silver Lake’s Tokio Florist climbing toward landmark status - Curbed LATuesday, September 24, 2019
The shuttered Tokio Florist on Hyperion Avenue—one of the last remaining markers of LA’s “once-abundant flower growing industry”—is a big step closer to becoming a city landmark.In a 4-0 vote, the cultural heritage commission moved today to declare the half-acre Silver Lake property, along with the 1911-built Tudor- and Craftsman-style house that sits on it, the sign that advertises the florist, and the garden that grows on the site, as a historic-cultural monument. Catherine Gudis, an associate professor of history at UC Riverside, who prepared the landmark application, told commissioners that the property offered a rare chance to “highlight obscured history” of Japanese-Americans in Los Angeles, a demographic that produced 65 percent of flowers grown in California after World War II and through the 1970s.It’s a marker that might not be around forever. The family has put the site up for sale, asking $3.98 million, and there is the “potential threat of development” that comes with the change of ownership,... https://la.curbed.com/2019/9/19/20872950/tokio-florist-landmark-silver-lake
Larkspur flower shop focuses on local, sustainable arrangements - Marin Independent JournalTuesday, September 24, 2019
A native of Tokyo, Morlock had worked in the hospitality industry in Southeast Asia before immigrating to America and embarking upon her childhood dream of working as a florist when she was trained as wedding designer in 2011.“Because I was trained as a wedding designer, my aesthetic is a garden-style design that uses lots of greens with airy and beautiful seasonal blooms,” she explains. “I like to see movement and texture, and I try to not pack my flowers too tight.”Daily, she maintains local restaurant accounts, makes arrangements to deliver or for walk-in customers, and fulfills online floral orders.“We occasionally have weddings, birthdays parties and showers on the weekends,” she says. “I’m also writing proposals for weddings in 2020.Almost 95 percent of her blooms and fillers are sustainable and grown in California or on the West Coast, although she does purchase some from Japan or Holland if customers request them.Photo by Aimi DuongThe Little Flower Shop, a newcomer to Magnolia Avenue in Larkspur, opened in May.Besides receiving flowers from local farms, she also travels to the San Francisco Flower Mart three times a week to pick the freshest flowers and always looks for unusual blooms.Right now, her shop is stocked with garden roses, dahlias, zinnias, marigolds, strawflowers, lisianthus, amaranth, cedar, palms and dried plants and products, including special Japanese floral shears.She does not stock floral foam or flower food, however.“We do not use floral forms because they are toxic and not biodegradable,” she ... https://www.marinij.com/2019/09/13/larkspur-flower-shop-focuses-on-local-sustainable-arrangements/
Florist is the unisex underground bag label you've been seeing all over Instagram - Fashion JournalTuesday, September 24, 2019
I’m-doing moment and then find yourself in New York City with your own company. But Melbourne-born George Banks has done all that, creating his accessories label Florist in just a couple of years.By doing what most people only ever wish they could – ditch your uni course and move to Manhattan – George is pulling off a version of what I call, The Carrie Bradsure. By lasting not so long at uni and redirecting his passion, George is starting to take up space in the fashion world. He is an advocate for following your instincts. “There is this movement of avant garden fashion that I have noticed in New York as young designers follow on from their final collections and start their own label,” he says, explaining his move. “They continue on their own trajectory, they don’t go and work for someone or work in production, they just go for it. I think the Internet has allowed that space to move forward.”He makes doing New York in your twenties seem worth it. But it wasn’t without its grunt work.“I use a Singer chain stitch machine from the 1930s for the embroidery, that’s what they used to use for varsity jackets. I used to stay after hours at my old job and practise on it, but I would spend two days on one design and then sell it for $200 US dollars because I had a full-time job.”With a business model that relied on a single person hand-cutting patterns in his spare time, sewing leather bags from scratch and then embroidering designs over the top was not sustainable for the return George was getting on them. He had to switch it up. “I had to stop because I couldn’t afford to sell a bag for $200 when I spent two days on it. So all I did was the lettering and waited until people enjoyed it.”And they did. By Christmas last year the orders came flooding in, and the stream of customers haven’t stopped. The embroidery is eye-catc... https://fashionjournal.com.au/fashion/florist-unisex-underground-bag-label-youve-seeing-instagram/
Florist Courier Driver - Pedestrian TVTuesday, September 24, 2019
Daily Blooms is an online florist based in Sydney and Melbourne. We are growing quickly and we need more hands on deck to help deliver our beautiful blooms to our lucky customers.We are seeking a great courier driver to deliver flowers to the Sydney CBD and inner city suburbs. The deliveries will typically start around 11am Monday – Friday and working hours may vary depending on the number of flower deliveries on any given day.To be eligible, you must have your own vehicle and a valid Australian drivers licence. Our florist is located in Summer Hill (inner west) and you will be required to collect a number of flower arrangements from our studio and deliver them as required. This is a contact position and the pay rate is $20 per hour plus $5 per delivery. If you love flowers and making people smile then this could be the job for you ?? ... https://www.pedestrian.tv/job/florist-courier-driver/
The Way It Was: Florist lives in fear of attacks of the hiccups - Texarkana GazetteTuesday, September 24, 2019
Jeannie Powers. The president, Ed Goodson, welcomed parents and teachers and conducted the business session. Approximately 150 members were present. Parents are encouraged to join.Sept. 20:FLORIST HAS HIS PROBLEMFor Walter Broome, the only thing worse than a florist with an allergy to roses is a florist with hiccups. Broome, 52, has been plagued with hiccups off and on for almost 30 years. Broome said that an attack of hiccups usually lasts about two days. When an attack begins he goes to bed and takes a pill prescribed by his doctor. He says it helps but nothing has been able to rid him of the hiccups permanently. "Four days is the longest I've ever had them at one time," Broome said in an interview. He said during the four-day attack that he lost ten pounds. He said that it's worse than pain because once the hiccups stop you always are afraid to move or burp for fear that they will come back. He developed them in the army in 1940.Sept. 21:ARABELLA HEIGHTS EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUBThe club met in the home of Mrs. Carl Jenkins for their September meeting with Mrs. Grace MacKenzie, president presiding. The meeting opened with Mrs. Roy Avance, recreational leader, leading a song, "Precious Memories." The devotional, "Our Daily Bread," was by Mrs. Jenkins. She also showed a wardrobe of "mixed and matched clothes" she had designed and made for the "eye opener." The October meeting will be held in the home of Mrs. A.L. Giles, 1810 Pearl Street.Sept. 22:GOLD STAR MOTHERS TO BE HONOREDPlans were made for a sponsorship program at a special meeting of the Lela Lumpkin Club No. 868, Navy and Marine Mothers at Collins Memorial Building. Gold Star Mothers will receive Texas state recognition. They are Mrs. Maudie Freeman, Mrs. B.B. Lawson, Mrs. Grace Sewell, and Mrs. Grace Sanders. Mrs. C.W. Fultz gave the flag code. The hostesses, Mrs. Nora McGee, Mrs. Inez Thornton, and Mr... http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/features/story/2019/sep/15/way-it-was-florist-lives-fear-attacks-hiccups/795313/