Local Flower Shop News
Mother's day flowers arrive 3 days late in a state in Newhaven - The ArgusWednesday, March 14, 2018
I couldn’t believe this has happened. “I think next time I’ll get something from a supermarkets like Tesco because they’re cheaper and they are in good condition.” It comes after Marks & Spencer was criticised by angry customers when many pre-ordered flowers were left in a poor state. Lovely Flora World did not respond with a comment. http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16085388.Mother__39_s_day_flowers_arrive_3_days_late_in_a_state_in_Newhaven/
A Guide to the Curious Finds and Hidden Gems of Venice Beach - Vogue.comTuesday, August 15, 2017
Cocoa Puffs and vanilla vodka. Former Spago chef Greg Schroeppel designed the breakfast menu and everything, from the gravy to the biscuits, is made from scratch.Stop and smell the rare flowersSpencer Falls parks his vintage Volkswagen van outside popular Venice hangouts to sell rare, robust flowers arranged in “unruly and beautiful” bouquets. Raised on a New Zealand orchard, Falls said he never expected flowers to become a career, but The Unlikely Florist took off and he’s been having fun with bunches of South African Proteas, Australian Banksias, and local farmers’ flowers ever since. Falls launched The Unlikely Florist’s headquarters at 715 Hampton Drive, a 2,000-square-foot art warehouse space, available by appointment only for arrangements of all shapes and sizes.Sip libations underground at Venice’s oldest barEstablished in 1915, The Del Monte was a basement-level speakeasy during Prohibition and served notorious characters using a streel-level grocery store as a cover. Today, tipplers must walk through local bar The Townhouse, then descend the stairs to find the dark, lively Del Monte, which offers handcrafted cocktails and live music (five to seven nights per week).Savor a slice of Salad PizzaLocal favorite Abbot’s Pizza Company has served some of the West Coast’s best pizza for over 20 years. Tucked into a small, lively space on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, one of Abbot’s signature pies is the Salad Pizza, where a cheesy onion crust is topped with a thick layer of fresh salad, lemon olive oil dressing, and California avocados. Abbot’s offers other creative spins, such as the Chicken Curry and the Greek, where customers can choose from five different bagel crusts.Sleep at a loft turned hotel above an upscale bedding storeThe folks who run bedding store Parachute Home recently launched Parachute Hotel, a discreetly located 2,200-square-foot penthouse with an outdoor terrace, full kitchen, and master bedroom with sheets from, of course, Parachute Home. The lofty space on Rose Avenue accommodates a group of 30 people for a special event, or a couple looking to relax and cook at home some nights while on holiday.Host a “mighty mocktail” partyFormer celebrity chef Matthew Stockard launched Ganja Eats in 2015 to cater private cannabis-infused dinner parties. “The idea is to teach people how to imbibe the proper amount of cannabis so they don’t get sick or eat too much,” said Stockard. “We specialize in canna... http://www.vogue.com/article/venice-beach-hidden-gems-travel-guide
Havana florist and doll shops are among businesses prohibited for American shoppers - Miami HeraldWednesday, March 14, 2018
November in a move designed to keep financial resources out of the hands of enterprises owned or controlled by the Cuban military. Also on the prohibited list are a Mercaderes Street florist shop where buckets of yellow, lavender, pink, coral and red roses and small floral arrangements await customers, and several other picturesque Old Havana stores that were launched by the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana to increase Old Havana’s charm factor.Except, Cuban officials say, it’s a mistake. The Muñecos de Leyenda (Legendary Dolls) store, the florist shop, and the other gift and souvenir stores aren’t controlled by the military or the military’s sprawling conglomerate GAESA (Grupo de Administración Empresarial).A boy passes Muñecos de Leyenda, a doll store in Old Havana that is on the restricted list. Mimi Whitefield mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com The State Department’s list includes all the stores, restaurants and hotels that used to fall under the umbrella of Habaguanex, a corporation that belonged to the Office of the Historian and generated revenue to finance historic preservation in Old Havana and social projects in the neighborhood.In 2016, Habaguanex was absorbed by GAESA and the hotels and restaurants became part of the Gaviota Tourism Group, which belongs to the military. Habaguanex, GAESA and Gaviota are all on the restricted list.Orlando Ramos Blanco, the president of the San Cristobal Tourism Agency, said the stores shouldn’t be on the list. They remained with the Office of the Historian, which is directed by historian and preservationist Eusebio Leal, he said. San Cristobal is the Historian Office’s touri... http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article201834119.html
Business in bloom - Hollister Free LanceWednesday, March 14, 2018
And one that quite literally can save the day.As an event coordinator who offers clients “packages” by finding vendors for special events, Christin realized finding a florist for her brides was becoming a frustrating task. So she allowed them to choose their own florists.One day, however, Christin was hit with an unexpected challenge. On her way home after setting up a wedding, she received a phone call from her assistant.“She said, ‘The flowers are supposed to be here,’” Christin recalls. “I said, ‘I don’t even know who their florist is!’”Feeling helpless, Christin decided to do the flowers herself.It ultimately became a game-changer in her event planning.“I kind of put together a price list for myself, and I thought well, would somebody ask me to do their flowers for them?”Christin, who owns Fox Creek Events, has been the event planner for Fox Creek Ranch for the past three years.Now, she has ventured out by opening her own flower shop, The Flower Girl, in San Juan Bautista on Feb 1.With the help of consultant, Michelle Roberson, Christin has learned the “tricks of the trade,” she says.But she hasn’t needed much help with the business aspect of her store.Both Christin and her husband, Greg Burda, have been owners of La Casa Rosa in San Juan Bautista for more than a year.And in the process of completing the restaurant renovations, Christin had a vision of putting a flower shop behind the restaurant. Greg, however, suggested to open a sh...
Portland Flower Market coping with flower shortage after semi crash - kgw.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Saturday.“Normally, our coolers are just at this point overflowing with flowers, you rarely see any space at all like this,” explained Angie Lopez.Lopez is a buyer with Frank Adams Wholesale Florist, one of several wholesalers inside the Portland Flower Market running low on supplies.Lopez got a call Saturday that the semi full of flowers crashed south of Redding, California. One of the truck drivers died.Lopez says her heart goes out to the family during this difficult time, and at the same time she’s hard at work, even working together with others at the Portland Flower Market, piecing together flowers from various parts of the country to make up for the lack of flowers.“Everyone was very understanding, had really kind words for us to get through everything. What can we do? Maybe we take a collection for the driver’s family,” Lopez said. “Then, just keep going. It’s all wheels going at all times. We just have to push forward.”Lopez says while there was a shortage of flowers Monday and Tuesday, she expects it to be business as usual by Wednesday. © 2018 KGW... http://www.kgw.com/article/news/portland-flower-market-coping-with-flower-shortage-after-semi-crash/283-523796760
11 places where you can get a dozen roses for under $20 - The TennesseanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Day roses range from $12.99 to more than $100 this year. (Photo: Submitted)If you want to spend more on Valentine's flowersImport Flowers: $30Fresh Market: $49.99Garden Delights: $90Emma's Florist: $99.95Rebel Hill Florist: $99.95...
Inside a Harvard Square florist, where romance takes shape - The Boston GlobeWednesday, March 14, 2018
Inside a Harvard Square florist, where romance takes shape Globe Correspondent Brattle Square Florist owner Randy Ricker extols flowers, not gushy love notes. By Natasha Mascarenhas 20180213231513-- By Natasha Mascarenhas Globe Correspondent February 13, 2018CAMBRIDGE — Surrounded by thousands of roses and dozens of other bouquets, Randy Ricker doesn’t want to hear your love story.The owner of Brattle Square Florist spent Tuesday preparing for Valentine’s Day, a florist’s version of New Year’s Eve, the Super Bowl, and a royal wedding tied together with a frilly ribbon. But Ricker declared his disdain for lengthy love notes and insisted that “flowers should do the heavy lifting” when declaring one’s devotion.Step inside the Harvard Square shop, though, and you’ll find the work of romance in the making. Advertisement The sweet aromas of hydrangeas, alstroemerias, lilies, and orchids waft up from the basement, where the flowers are cut and arranged. Step over the scrapped leaves...