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New Houston home design shops have much to offer - Houston ChronicleThursday, May 02, 2019
In addition to a curated collection of art found throughout the boutique, you’ll find hand-blown glass pieces by master artist Laurence Brabant, ceramics/sculptures by Belgian artist Harvey Bouterse, Franz West’s floor lamps, and stools, stained-glass trays and artful tableware from the artisan-based Dragonfly Collection. 5045 Westheimer; open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday Paloma & Co. One of the newest tennants at The Cottages at Matt Camron at Westheimer and Bammel is Paloma & Co., the home decor shop launched by business partners Devon Liedtke and interior designer Paloma Contreras. At their neatly curated store, you’ll find vintage and antique furniture, of course, but the real finds are among their collection of original art and hand-crafted items they source across the U.S. and in their travels. During a recent visit I found sweet porcelain bud vases ($27), linen cocktail napkins ($30) and some fabulous ikat print pillows ($175-$200). 2705 Bammel Lane; open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Roseanette Navarro Interiors Interior designer Roseanette Navarro’s dream for the past 20 years has been to open her own store, and she finally got it. It, too, is located in the Matt Camron cottages. She has exclusive U.S. selling rights to the French Amanda de Montal candles ($80 and $300) and carries a smattering of beautiful throw pillows ($75-$400), coral ($125), crystal pieces ($200) and geodes ($140). You’ll come here for her French and Italian lighting and antiques, including an original Murano glass Sputnik-style chandelier ($8,500) or an ornate French chair she reupholstered in a more modern black leather ($1,800). 3209 Westheimer; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Janet Gust Design Stu-di-o In a small corrugated metal building in the Heights, Janet Gust has opened a trade-only, very contemporary shop with pillows made from gorgeous fabrics, vintage-style furniture reupholstered with whimsical prints and high quality prints that Gust has gotten licensing rights to create from original works. Right now she’s got works by Pam Smillow of New York and Barbara Lanier of Boston. She carries rock ’n’ roll photography by Robert Landau ($1,500 and up), and one clever new product is a collaboration with florist David Brown, when Gust had Brown bring in flowers that were photographed, then manipulated in a variety of colors and backgrounds for prints with bold pops of color ($250, framed). 5338 Cornish; by appointment, call 713-202-0552... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/style/luxe-life/article/New-Houston-home-design-shops-have-much-to-offer-13810864.php
Tiny Fields Farm offers bouquets of happinessTuesday, July 17, 2018
Now, she's moved out to her husband's, Sean Harvey, parent's home in Churchville. She's working on about an acre of scattered plots on the property with more than 50 different flower varieties currently. At times she has more than 100 varieties. Her operation offers community supported agriculture shares or CSAs. It's the same way other farms do with vegetables, instead she offers weekly bouquets. She does the bulk of the work by herself. Her husband and other family members help out when they can. But, she's doing the weeding, the picking, the cutting, the arranging and the drop-offs. "It's challenging, but it's fun," she said. Dawson started getting into CSAs when she did a work-share with Malcolms Market Garden in Staunton. There she clocked hours to get a weekly share of vegetables. It inspired her to start her own CSA. "I thought, I could try this with flowers," she said. Her share number has grown. Last year she had 10, this year she has 25 — which includes monthly shares and full season. For $200, you can get a bouquet a week from June to September. It works out to about $13 a bouquet. Or, you can sign up for a monthly CSA, where you would get one bouquet a week for just one month for $60. She thinks the uptick in memberships is due to the monthly option, a new thing she tried this year that's getting good reception. This is a part-time gig, which allows her to spend time with her family. A former teacher, Dawson stopped working at Bessie Weller Elementary when she had her two boys — Henry and Jasper. The flower farm allows her to be home with the kids and have more quality time together. ... https://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2018/07/12/tiny-fields-farm-offers-bouquets-happiness/778356002/
More than $500 in plants stolen from Oberers Flowers - WHIOThursday, May 02, 2019
DAYTON — Police are investigating a theft of more than $500 in plants from Oberer’s Flowers.Officers were called around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to the florist, 1448 Troy St. on a report of a theft, according to a Dayton police report.>> DP&L warns of scams targeting customersContent Continues BelowThe plants were taken sometime overnight.There were no arrests, and no suspect information in the report.Got a news tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to email@example.com ... https://www.whio.com/news/crime--law/more-than-500-plants-stolen-from-oberer-flowers/8PyjdNV3P5hiFc7KSRT5JI/
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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Man charged after alleged shootout with Riverdale florist delivery driver - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThursday, May 02, 2019
A Clayton County man was arrested Thursday afternoon following an alleged shootout with a delivery driver at a popular Riverdale florist, police said. Justin Daniels, 25, was taken into custody after shooting at an employee of Riverdale’s Floral Boutique off Ga. 85 in the Riverdale Plaza, Riverdale police Capt. Nicole Rabel said. Investigators said the employee was approached by Daniels behind the store and shot at just before 11:45 a.m. Police said no one was injured by gunfire, but the employee suffered minor injuries when he fell trying to get inside the back door of the shop. The delivery driver reportedly ran into the shop, grabbed his own gun and returned fire when Daniels came around to the front of the store, police said. “It was very scary,” employee David Sorrows told Channel 2 Action News. “There were six employees in the shop and he kept shooting at different places.”The gunfire shattered one of the store’s front windows. -- The part of the shopping center near Upper Rive... https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/breaking-detained-after-shootout-riverdale-florist/O8QDMS18IwzkuNMcxpopJO/
Fleur Social wants to make Nuriootpa the brunch capital of the Barossa - InDailyThursday, May 02, 2019
Barossa their home.“One of Sarah’s life goals was to open a flower shop in the Barossa,” Ryan says.“We figured out maybe a florist isn’t going to work on its own, but… we’d always had this concept in the back of our heads of doing a coffee shop with it.”Ryan and Sarah could see there was room in the local market for the kind of considered café fare they wanted to offer.Fleur Social sources “about 90 per cent” of its menu from the Barossa – coffee is sourced from Barossa Coffee Roasters at Seppeltsfield; milk comes from Jersey Fresh Milk from Greenock; “all of our meat from within 20 kilometres, our eggs as well,” Ryan says.The shop opened in mid-January 2017, and was an immediate hit.“We opened the door and we actually had a line up out the door and down the laneway for the first eight hours of the first three days of trading. It was insane,” Ryan says.The café’s brunch fare is the kind of food we take for granted closer to the city – smashed avocado, bruschetta, pancakes, and a list of specialty bagels – and with it, Ryan and Sarah hope will begin to attract a younger demographic to Nuriootpa.“It’s all stemmed from that one idea of ‘How can we build the Barossa and how can we help make our mark on this region?’” Ryan says.“What we want to do long term is see the traffic and the visitation to the Barossa more in line with what you’re seeing in the Hills and what you’re seeing in McLaren Vale.”Fleur Social’s Laneway Brunch Series will happen next door to the shopFor this year’s Barossa Vintage Festival, Ryan and Sarah decided to make the most of the increased traffic into the region by putting together the... https://citymag.indaily.com.au/habits/plate-and-cup/fleur-social-barossa-vintage-brunch-series-rasa-wines/
Meet the Vendors: The Heavy Metal Florist of Coyoacán Market Tells All - Culinary BackstreetsThursday, May 02, 2019
Jonathan Renata Belmont, a bearded man of tall stature with a penchant for heavy metal.He rents the spaces from his aunts who inherited them from his grandmother, another florist who dedicated her life to the craft. For the past 14 years, he and his brother Marcos have run the show.“It’s a tough job like any job,” Jonathan says. “It has its stressful side, its exhaustive side. It requires a lot of dedication.”As a market vendor in Mexico City, a day off is a rarity. “There is no designated vacation here,” he says. “Days off, practically we don’t have them. Being in a touristic center that receives Mexican and foreign tourism means that when others have vacation, we work. There’s always movement here, so we have to be working.”When they started, the two brothers were each at the market about 362 days per year. Nowadays, either Jonathan or Marcos can be found selling flowers and arrangements every day aside from Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The rest of the year, each manages to take a total of around 15 days off. Holidays and weekends are mandatory work days, being times when there is the most foot traffic, even if, as Jonathan says, the flocks of tourists are not often looking to purchase flowers.Prices for produce at the market are inflated in comparison with the weekly, roving tianguis markets and neighborhood grocers. But the displays of fruits and vegetables are nevertheless enticing. As central Mexico’s dry season comes to an end, the variety of local goods will soar dramatically.Mangoes, avocados, guava, strawberries, blackberries, mamey and figs are among Jonathan’s favorite fruits that come into season between May and August. Into the summer, he says, you’ll see more variety such as juicy peaches and pomegranates, often incorporated into national dishes, such as chiles en nogada.“The entire year we have a lot of variety here,” Jonathan says. “But in late spring and summer time, the produce tends to be more related to the rainy season. Local mushrooms cult... https://culinarybackstreets.com/cities-category/mexico-city/2019/meet-the-vendors-2/