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Morning Bulletin: A Florist's History, Creatures that Glow - westsiderag.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Greece, and he got his start in 1966 by selling flowers from a cart on Central Park West. He bought his flowers from the flower district in Chelsea and stored them in the space that’s now Q. Peter Jennings, the former anchor of ABC’s “World News Tonight” who lived in the neighborhood, became a frequent customer and, according to Nick, encouraged and advised his father when he decided to open a storefront in his storage space.”The Museum of Natural History is creating a floor-to-ceiling installation showing “creatures that glow” as part of its upcoming Unseen Oceans exhibition.Tenant groups are pushing for new state laws to close “loopholes” they say make it easier for landlords to push people out.SHARE THIS...
Christmas is coming - The Daily ProgressTuesday, December 05, 2017
Orange Train Station, and librarian Michelle Pursel will read Christmas stories aloud during the same timeframe at 111 Short St. (Dr. Jennings’ office).Those who attend the Holiday Village will also have several opportunities to create make-and-take crafts—free wreath-making will be offered at Christ Anglican Fellowship and a bow-making class will be presented by Briarwood Florist on Madison Road. Several local churches, including St. Thomas Episcopal Church, St. Isidore Catholic Church and Orange Presbyterian Church, will be conducting holiday bazaars that same day. The bazaars will include craft vendors, baked goods and lunch foods for sale.The ODA Holiday Village is just the latest addition to a holiday season full of beloved Orange County traditions.James Madison’s Montpelier will host its annual holiday open house Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every year, Montpelier offers free admission as a gesture of thanks for the ongoing support of its neighbors and friends. The open house will include visits with Santa, hands-on history activities and free cookies and cider will be available at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center. The halls of President Madison’s historic home will be decked for the holidays, and Mr. and Mrs. Madison will be home and greeting guests.Orange County Parks and Rec will hold a gingerbread house-building contest Friday, Dec. 8 at The Arts Center In Orange, although entries must be submitted by the preceding Friday, Dec. 1. Laura Thompson, the executive director of The Arts Center, said the center is “happy to be the showcase location” for the contest. All entries will be displayed on tables and pedestals in The Arts Center classroom. The public is welcome to visit and view the gingerbread houses Saturday, Dec. 9 through Friday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about entering the contest, visit http://orangecountyva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2200.Orange Rotary Club President Armina Manning recently announced the theme of this year’s Christmas Parade will be “It’s a Small World After All.” Manning is excited for this year’s Orange parade Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. The parade will begin on Madison Road before turning on... http://www.dailyprogress.com/orangenews/entertainment_life/christmas-is-coming/article_ae97155a-cfb4-11e7-8e6c-fb2ebf57caf3.html
Natural Beauties - Feature - SRQ MagazineWednesday, December 11, 2019
For this Mother’s Day season, SRQ handpicked select local female florists and designers, challenging them to put their creative groundwork to the test for an extraordinary arrangement. Some artfully abstract, others winsome and even surreal—these are the ultimate ethereal designs for the celebrated matriarch we call Mom. Sculptural Tillandsia PANSY BAYOU“The juxtaposition of the sculptural air plants and the delicate blooms is a true reflection of our design aesthetic. Modern lux meets sustainable form and function—the ultimate Gulf Coast bundle, if you will.” — ELLEN HANSONCredits: The inspiration for this unconventional and charming grouping comes from its strikingly simple porcelain vessel, harnessed with a natural-tanned leather strap from Brooklyn, NY. Two different types of perennial tillandsia strike a pose with the lustrous petals of orange ranunculus bulbs in the wall-mounted planter designed by owner Ellen Hanson. Pansy is offering this arrangement for a Mother’s Day special of $225. Orders will need to be placed by May 5. Limited quantity available. Pansy Bayou Design Studio, 1533 Dolphin St., Sarasota, 941-413-5115, pansybayou.com, @pansy_bayou_design_studio. ‘Azulejo’ textile by Charlo... https://www.srqmagazine.com/articles/1173/Natural-Beauties
Taos event planner helps make holidays, weddings about you - taosnewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
I like to give my client(s) a little surprise for their special day."Business historyPalmer began her career direction in high school, during a work experience class. She applied to a florist as a salesgirl. After three weeks, she was promoted to a position as floral designer.A native of Orange County California, Palmer's experience in the floral shop set the tone for a 32-year vocation. She worked at shops such as Roger's Gardens in Newport Beach, hotels and private homes. Her bosses lived in the old Nixon home, so this affiliation opened the door for her to work on the opening of the Nixon Library.Palmer moved to Taos when her husband was hired as the chief financial officer at Taos Pueblo. "Taos is a beautiful place. It's unique and amazing, and that includes the people," she said.Palmer said that she doesn't have to work at this career, but she chooses to do so. "The occasions for which I prepare begins as visions in my mind. It's hard work, bur worth it. I relate with my clients in order to give them good customer service. The event usually lasts one day, and I want to get it right. I want to please the guest(s) of honor," explained Palmer.She cited a special floral piece for a biker's funeral. "I created a special Harley Davidson item for the funeral. The cross was wrapped in leather. I used Birds of Paradise flowers to resemble the bike flames," described Palmer.Palmer has worked with wedding parties who come from all over the world for a destination ceremony in Taos. She coordinated weddings for residents from Texas, Colorado and Africa, among other places. Many of her clients favor garden weddings, and Palmer enjoys such events because of the color and texture they provide.An interesting challenge in this realm includes a wedding at Old Martina's Hall in which the couple requested an outdoor garden theme in an indoor setting. "When I receive such a request, I strive to rely on visions of nature, especially the forest, for various types of flowers. I keep in mind whether people have allergies, es... https://www.taosnews.com/stories/know-your-neighbor-margaret-palmer,60914?
At Christmas time, poinsettias for everyone who mattered - The Boston GlobeWednesday, December 11, 2019
Dollar Tree where he buys 100 poinsettias (120 this year) for one dollar each. “See? They have five flowers on each stem.” Then he adds a bow (“I make them myself. I had my own florist business, Carousel Flowers in Chelsea. I did it out of my house with just three regular refrigerators.”) And then he drives to the 20 cemeteries where his relatives and friends are buried. He parks his car, grabs his cane, walks to the headstone he wants, places his poinsettias on the grave, then stands for a moment, remembering.AdvertisementHe travels as far north as Wells, Maine, (“That’s where the owners of the Valerie’s Restaurant in Ogunquit are buried. They used to make Caesar salad right at the table.”); and as far south as the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne where Dennis LeFort, one of his best friends, is buried (“He was a Frenchman”). It takes him a week to make the flower arrangements, (“I make each bow myself”) and a week to deliver them. He says he doesn’t mind. “It’s nice to remember all the good people I’ve known.”The day we drive to Everett, his poinsettias are already on all of the graves. He finished early this year, Dec. 1. “Which cemetery do you want to go to so I can see your work?” I ask him, thinking he’ll choose someplace close to where he lives in Quincy. But he chooses Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett because that’s where most of his family is buried and where he will be buried. His stone is already engraved, he tells me.Fred was diagnosed with cancer this year. But he insists he’s in great shape for the shape he’s in. The cancer is gone (“That’s what they say”), and after some hard months, he has his strength back. Most of it, at least. This day he says, with a shrug and a smile, “If this is my last Christmas, I’m gonna enjoy it.” Then he eases himself into my car, propping his cane between his knees.AdvertisementHe tells me stories as I drive. At the cemetery, he tells me more stories. He points to his brothers’ graves. One is a World War II veteran. The other a veteran of Korea. “There were six of us,” he says. “Boy, girl, boy, girl. Boy, girl. I’m the only one left.”There’s snow on the ground and the snow has buried his poinsettias. He walks slowly with his cane and points to where the flowers should be. I dig and find five red flowers in one spot, and five more in another.Next we head to his parents’ grave. “My dad was 56 when he died. My mom died 29 years ago on Sept. 8. I come here every Saturday morning after I go to the Market Basket. I cruise by and say hello to my brothers and sister. I say, “I’m here, Bob! I’m here Mel and Ruth and John!”That’s what he does at Christmas. H... https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2019/12/11/christmas-time-poinsettias-for-everyone-who-mattered/rMrpN2ISnDXX7pdSDe0fXN/story.html
Owner Of Wicker Park's Asrai Garden To Judge On 'Full Bloom,' A Competitive Floral Arranging Show From HBO Max - Block Club ChicagoWednesday, December 11, 2019
The latest addition to the genre, HBO Max’s “Full Bloom,” will focus on competitive floral arranging. And there’s a big Chicago connection: Longtime Wicker Park florist Elizabeth Cronin will be one of the judges.Cronin, the owner of Asrai Garden, 1935 W. North Ave., will judge eight hour-long episodes of competition floral work. The series — which will be produced by the same company behind ABC reality golf competition “Holey Moley” — is expected to air on HBO Max next year, Deadline reported. HBO Max is a new streaming service launching next year, according to HBO’s website. Cronin will judge the competition alongside Maurice Harris, the owner of Los Angeles-based Bloom and Plume. Simon Lycett, a celebrity florist, will host the show. While Full Bloom will likely thrust Asrai into the spotlight, it won’t mark the shop’s first TV debut. The popular Wicker Park boutique Asrai Garden is set to open its second location in the Fulton Market. Asrai Garden/ FacebookIn the early 2000s, MTV’s “The Real World” filmed in a home on North Avenue across the street from Asrai Garden. Cast and crew members filmed inside the garden shop. At one point, an Asrai staffer and a “Real World” star communicated from across the street by writing messages on signs in the buildings’ respective windows. What sets ... https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/11/14/owner-of-wicker-parks-asrai-garden-to-judge-on-full-bloom-a-competitive-floral-arranging-show-from-hbo-max/
Bride repays £100 to florist after claiming her bouquet never arrived - Daily MailWednesday, December 11, 2019
Bride 'demands a £100 refund for wedding flowers that she claimed never arrived only for the florist to spot her posing with the bouquet on Facebook'Bride Jordanne Mclaughlin was forced to repay £100 to wedding decor businessShe claimed her bouquet by Forever To Hold never arrived for her 2018 weddingBusiness owner Sarah Weatherill found photos of the bride with the flowersShe confronted the bride about the images and threatened police actionBy Alisha Buaya For Mailonline Published: 11:30 GMT, 15 March 2019 Updated: 17:43 GMT, 15 March 2019 A bride who claimed a £100 refund for wedding flowers that supposedly never arrived in time for her wedding has been caught with the bouquet after photos emerged on social media.Sarah Weatherill, 34, and Lisa Husband, 46, who run wedding decor business Forever To Hold in Whitby, North Yorkshire, spotted wedding photos of bride Jordanne McLaughlin with the flowers on Facebook, last week.Mrs McLaughlin from Port Glasgow, Scotland, offered to repay the balance by £20 per week but eventually returned the refund in full afte... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6812843/Bride-repays-100-florist-claiming-bouquet-never-arrived.html