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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)...
Carolyn Hax: Married mom freaks out when a stranger sends her 2 dozen roses - NJ.comTuesday, August 13, 2019
And yes, just the one incident would be creepy enough for me to feel uncomfortable.So go back to the florist and insist. If that fails, go back to the police. Say you need the report. Take names. Bring your husband if you must, though that's enraging right there. Next step, attorney.Anyone who thinks this is an overreaction needs to recall the power of being creeped out. And it's just a report, just so you can get a name. If it's harmless, then everyone moves on. Re: Flowers:A police report is just a piece of paper that will take them five minutes to fill out. Don't take no for an answer.-- Anon 1Re: Flowers:The flowers WERE signed. Freaked just couldn’t figure out who it was. A one-time unwanted gift from a thought-he-had-identified-himself person does not a stalker make.-- Anon 2Carolyn:This is the same mistake the police made. The recipient feels unsettled, that is real, and is asking for more information so that her response can be an informed one. That’s it. No one has enough information.I made the point very clearly, stalking is "the sum of incidents" like this. Sum of. More than one. But she has a right to honor her unease even for one bouquet and the right to learn who sent it. She has the right to get some sleep.Re: Flowers:I would tell the florist they are not covered by florist-client privilege and unless they tell me who it is, I am going on Yelp and Facebook and every other social media outlet to explain how this florist entity facilitates stalking.-- Anon 3Carolyn:Florist-client privilege. Where were you when I needed a wing-person. Carolyn Hax started her advice column in 1997, after five years as a copy editor and news editor in Style and none as a therapist. Email Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/carolyn.hax or chat with her online at noon Eastern time each Friday at www.washingtonpost.com.Bookmark NJ.com/Opinion. Follow us on Twitter @NJ_Opinion and on Facebook at NJ.com Opinion. Get the latest news updates right in your inbox. Subscribe to NJ.com’s newsletters. https://www.nj.com/advice/2019/06/carolyn-hax-married-mom-is-freaked-out-that-a-stranger-sent-her-2-dozen-roses.html
New Hope Volunteer Creates Flowers for Race for the Cure - ccxmedia.orgTuesday, August 13, 2019
For the past 18 years, a group of volunteers have made their way to Jo Fachman‘s New Hope garage to arrange floral bouquets for Sunday’s Twin Cities Race for the Cure.Fachman is a former florist, and she uses her connections to get local shops to donate flowers by the truckload.Roughly 80 volunteers will spend the better part of a day making 3,500 floral arrangements. Then, the flowers will be hauled off to Southdale and put up in the survivor’s tent.“There’s five vendors here in the city that are wholesalers that donate me flowers,” said Fachman, a breast cancer survivor. “And without that, I couldn’t do this. Without my friends, it wouldn’t happen. And I’m just the little cog here that works to make it happen.”The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off at Southdale in Edina Sunday at 7 a.m.New Hope... https://ccxmedia.org/news/new-hope-volunteer-creates-flowers-for-race-for-the-cure/
BBB consumer warning: Graduation gifts that never arrive - KTVZTuesday, August 13, 2019
But Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific is warning consumers about a growing number of complaints against one online florist.Troys Florist , based out of New Jersey, operates the website, http://www.troysflorist.com. The company pays to boost its presence in online searches across the country making it appear to be a local florist. BBB consumer complaints indicate they were billed for flowers that never arrived.Emily Keizer of Florence, Oregon filed a complaint with BBB after ordering flowers for her grandparents' anniversary."I was rushing to get something sent and made the mistake of clicking on the first mobile link that looked okay," she said.Keizer adds that as a millennial, she should be savvy to online scams, so if she was tricked, "there are probably lots of people out there who didn't even realize their flowers were never delivered."BBB has received 191 complaints against Troys Florist, reporting the company delivered incorrect arrangements, charged for flowers that never arrived and did not honor refunds. The company has failed to respond to BBB."It's always a good idea to use bbb.org to research online companies before doing business with them,... https://www.ktvz.com/news/bbb-consumer-warning-graduation-gifts-that-never-arrive/1083986113
Oxford's Fabulous Flowers open pop-up with Victors at Westgate - Oxford MailTuesday, August 13, 2019
BUSINESS is blooming at Westgate with a floral pop-up brightening the shopping centre’s rooftop terrace. Florists Fabulous Flowers, which has stores in Banbury Road and Abingdon, has teamed up with Victors restaurant and bar for the two-day event.ALSO READ: The 13 'best' Oxford attractions being promoted to tourists all over the world Staff hosted a pop-up store and flower workshops yesterday between 11am and 4.30pm, with more set to take place today from 9am to 5pm. Victors guest relations manager Lee Constable said the joint venture would help to boost the profiles of both businesses. Fabulous Flowers co-owner Matthew Taylor added: “There will be lots of lovely summer plants for sale - it’s great to work with Victors.” It is not the first time a florist has been invited to stage a pop-up shop at Westgate. Staff from the Garden of Oxford in the Covered Market were invited to run one at women’s boutique & Other Stories last summer.ALSO READ: Beauty brand L'Occitane opens new store at Westgate Centre Other recent pop-ups at the shopping centre have included jewellery business J... https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17813281.oxford-39-s-fabulous-flowers-open-pop-up-victors-westgate/
Florist Helps El Paso Grieve Following Mass Shooting - Spectrum NewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
Flowers free since ThursdayVolunteers helped create bouquetsDays following the tragedy, the Texas State Florists Association reached out to Debbie's Bloomers in east El Paso."They asked what they could do for us and they were able to arrange to have flowers donated," said owner Sandy Blanco.With the partnership of Teleflora, Miami Flowers Wholesale, and Greenleaf Albuquerque, the shop was able to start handing out flower bouquets to customers at no charge by Thursday. They only requested that customers deliver them to the memorial outside the Walmart, which honors all the lives lost in the August 3 shooting."[People are] coming in as fast as we could make them," Blanco said.One of those customers was Gina Riley. "I really haven't had a chance to stop by and I wanted to take the time to show that we are supporting our city still," said Riley.?Riley left the shop with a red rose bouquet in hand. She had plans on delivering them later that day.RELATED: Group Makes White Crosses to Honor El Paso Shooting Victims"I think it's wonderful what they're doing because a lot of people want to take flowers but don't have the means so I think this is so great," said Rocio Breceda, a student volunteer.Breceda has been helping... https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2019/08/12/florist-helps-el-paso-grieve-following-mass-shooting