Local Flower Shop News
Bernard Silver, business entrepreneur and floral designer, dies at 80 - SILive.comWednesday, April 11, 2018
Hylan Blvd. ever since.Fourteen years ago, when the need for a second Flowers by Bernard manifested itself, the family opened another shop in the South Shore town of Pleasant Plains at 6390 Amboy Rd. in the Amboy Bedell Shopping Plaza.Silver's passion had always been to teach and share his knowledge with those with whom he came in close contact at the family-owned floral boutique that bears his name.What makes their business all the more appealing and distinguishes them from others is that Flowers by Bernard has remained loyal to its mom and pop business roots since it opened its doors to Staten Islanders in 1975.In speaking of her husband, Judie Silver stated: "I've been living in a garden with Bernard -- colorful, joyous, invigorating and full of life. His enthusiasm for all of this will stay with me and his children forever."Said his daughter, Elissa Carpenter: "My dad was our positive, fearless leader who led by example, and showed us how to live life to its fullest both in sickness and in health, always with our mom by his side. He loved to travel extensively. As a child, it was not uncommon for our family to spend summer months traveling by car throughout the United States and Mexico.""He also loved European vacations, our last family vacation was a European cruise celebrating my parents 50th anniversary [with] his children and grandchildren. His love of golf prompted him to have a second home at Hemlock Farms in the Poconos, where he exposed his children and grandchildren to the game. We are all avid golfers and have shared rounds with all three generations," she added.'ZEST FOR LIFE'Said Elizabeth David, his daughter: "My dad had such a zest for life. Our family has always been on the go, exploring new neighborhoods, dining at a new restaurants, and traveling across the country. We'll cherish those memories and aim to emulate his joie de vivre for generations to come."Hi grandson, Jordan Carpenter, commented: "My fondest memories are the stories my grandpa told about his childhood where his meager beginnings forced him to work at a young age. His principles of hard work and perseverance enabled him to become an entrepreneur and run several successful businesses. Despite suffering a stroke that left him disabled, he maintained these principles and kept trying until the day he passed. I try to live my life and build my career by the same principles."Said Garrett Carpenter, a grandson: "One of my fondest memories is the first time my grandpa took me to play golf at our country house in the Poconos when I was 8 years old. I remember him teaching me about the game, the etiquette of the game and showing me how to read the breaks in a putt. He also told me that the first thing you do after a roun... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2018/03/bernard_silver_of_flowers_by_b.html
Derby Street Shoppes Open Valentine's Pop-Up - Patch.comTuesday, January 24, 2017
Chequessett Chocolate: www.chequessettchocolate.comFleur Events: www.fleurevents.comSip & Scripts: www.poshandprep.comDerby Street Shoppes: Derby Street Shoppes is the South Shore's leading lifestyle destination with an exceptional collection of 65 stores, restaurants, boutiques, and cafes. Located in the seaside town of Hingham, Derby Street is equidistant from Cape Cod and Boston. Leading stores and restaurants include Whole Foods Market, Apple, Madewell, Kate Spade, Vineyard Vines, Tesla, Sephora, J. Crew, lululemon, ivivva, Barnes & Noble, REI, Kohl’s, Talbot’s, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, and Rustic Kitchen. Enhancing its guest experience, Derby Street features an ever-changing schedule of free events. For further information, visit www.thederbystreetshoppes.com or follow it on Facebook Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest. Derby Street Shoppes is conveniently located at 98 Derby Street, Hingham, MA.Photo courtesy of Chequessett Chocolate Get free real-time news alerts from the Hingham Patch. http://patch.com/massachusetts/hingham/derby-street-shoppes-open-valentines-pop
Planning a Wedding in Ocean City, Maryland - Ocean City TodayThursday, May 02, 2019
Ocean City. Small, intimate affairs and huge gatherings are both welcome; from restaurants to country clubs to hotels with stunning views, plus florists, photographers, and houses of worship, you’ll find all the necessities in Ocean City, Maryland. All you have to do is close your eyes and jump right into the wedding planning process. These suggestions might make the process just a tiny bit less daunting. Find a wedding plannerIf you feel like your head’s already swimming and you might need a little extra help, the first step is to find a trusted, local wedding planner. Do your homework. A quick Google search can point you in the right direction, but be sure to research each individual planner and compare the photos of past weddings they’ve organized to your own wedding vision. Some venues come equipped with their own version of a wedding planner. The wedding organizer at a big venue might not be able to guide you along every step of the way, so it’s important to find out how involved they may or may not be. They may also, at the very least, provide you with references to their favorite wedding service providers in the area.Planners“Life’s Celebrations from Concept to Reality” Welcome to Encore Events, your visionary event designer. Specializing in unique creations using natural elements. From the very first time we meet,…That’s why this first step coincides with…Pick your venueIf you’d like to arrange a beach ceremony, call the Ocean City Mayor’s Office at 410-289-8931. Consider where your reception will be, however, as so... https://www.oceancity.com/planning-wedding-ocean-city/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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Katy Dalton Acquires Fairfield Floral Business, Launches Blossoms & Blooms - Fairfield Sun TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Without missing a beat, Fairfield and area residents will continue to be served by a local florist.With the recent sale of the building that had housed In The Garden Floral, new owner of the building, Andy Watson, sold the floral business to Fairfield’s Katy Dalton. Katy’s business will be Blossoms & Blooms. For now, Katy will operate from her home.Katy grew up in Fairfield. Her grandma, Loyann Kimmery, owned and operated the flower shop when Katy’s dad, Tim Kolste, was growing up.Katy graduated from Fairfield High School in 1998. She has an associate degree in Interior Design from MSU-COT and she received her certificate in floral design from The Floral Design Institute in Portland, Oregon. Over the years Katy has worked at several different floral shops in the area: Electric City Conservatory, Kranz Flower and Gifts, and Great Falls Floral. She also worked at Bitterroot Floral in Missoula. When Joan Myrhe, at In The Garden Floral, needed extra help during the holidays or while she was on vacation Katy was there to step in.Katy plans to serve the same broad area a... https://www.fairfieldsuntimes.com/news/local/katy-dalton-acquires-fairfield-floral-business-launches-blossoms-blooms/article_a355a62e-57db-11e9-8b38-7fe643195f52.html
Falling for Flowers - Argonaut OnlineThursday, May 02, 2019
The Unlikely Florist is sweeping Venice off its feet with rustic bouquets and a van named UnthoBy Christina CampodonicoPassersby find it difficult to resist Falls’ striking floral arrangements sold from a vintage VW VanagonPhotos by Fanny ChuIt’s hard not to fall for The Unlikely Florist’s beautiful bouquets. Spilling from a 1980 VW Vanagon, the rustic arrangements of blushing protea, ruddy South African pincushions and mustard-yellow billy balls attract people like spring blossoms charm honey bees. Small children run to the modified camper van parked outside the beachy Great White café on Pacific Avenue as if it were hawking ice cream; parents wrangle them to get a family picture. Aspiring social media influencers flock to the flora, burying camera-ready faces into bouquets that make for inspired accent pieces in requisite photos of the Venice Sign instantly shared to “the Gram.”Maybe the world has gone super bloom crazy. Perhaps people are just dizzy with the joy of springtime. More likely, it’s... https://argonautnews.com/falling-for-flowers/
A little bit of the tropics comes to Moraga - LamorindaweeklyThursday, May 02, 2019
Ow, a 15-year member of the Lafayette Garden Club, has taken over the 49-year-old helm of her family-owned florist shop. If any proof was needed to confirm her skills as a master florist, Ow's creations have been featured in the de Young Museum's prestigious Bouquets to Art exhibit for 20 years. This year's museum exhibition marks the 35th anniversary, and according to the DeYoung it's "one of the Museum's most popular events." It's a "weeklong display of floral designs inspired by the works of art in the de Young's galleries." Explained Ow, "I didn't initially want to do the Bouquets to Art, because I'd have to drive into San Francisco every day to replenish the flowers." This year's displays feature the arrangements of 150 designers. Ow's assignment this year is to florally replicate painter Frederic Edwin Church's masterpiece "Rainy Season in the Tropics." "There are no awards or prizes," Ow said. "It's the thrill of being part of the event." During the luncheon, Ow recreated several of her previous Bouquets to Art entries which her daughter, Jacqueline Ow, compared with copies of the original works of art. When asked how a florist is chosen as a designer for the special exhibit, Ow informed the awestruck assemblage, "They go through your portfolio and visit your shop to make sure that you are equipped to handle the assignment and that your creations won't disappoint the patrons." To see Ow's upcoming creation, visit the Bouquets to Art exhibit at The de Young Museum, June 4-9. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. One of several centerpieces created by Moraga Garden Club members. http://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1305/A-little-bit-of-the-tropics-comes-to-Moraga.html