Local Flower Shop News
Mueller's Flowers & Gifts reopens in Spring Lake Heights after devastating fire - Asbury Park PressTuesday, December 12, 2017
CLOSE A fire destroyed Mueller's Flowers & Gifts store in Manasquan. Now the owners have reopened in Spring Lake Heights. DAVID P. WILLISMueller's Flowers & Gifts has reopened in Spring Lake Heights after a fire destroyed its landmark store in Manasquan.(Photo: David P. Willis)SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS - Mueller's Flowers & Gifts has a new temporary home after a fire tore through the Manasquan shop in August.Earlier this fall, Nanci Marta and Caleb Mauro moved into a small storefront on Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights. "We looked at a few places," Marta said. "To be able to open this fast was really a miracle."More: Mueller's Flowers in Manasquan vows to reopen after fireMore: Fire destroys Manasquan floral shop, a 'staple' of the communityMueller's Flowers & Gifts was a landmark on Route 71 in Manasquan, in business for nearly 90 years. It was discovered in flames on Sunday evening this past August. The fire resulted in "significant damage" to the building, including the shop's greenhouse.After the fire, another florist, Flowers by Rhonda, in Brielle help... http://www.app.com/story/money/business/main-street/2017/12/07/muellers-flowers-gifts-reopens-spring-lake-heights-fire-manasquan/927592001/
Business Spotlight: Family-owned Peter's Flower Shop brings smiles, has a little fun - Fayetteville ObserverTuesday, September 12, 2017
Peter Kim, who opened the business in 2001. Peter approached me about buying the business,” said Ross. “In 2013, the flower shop moved to its current location in Spring Lake. My family took over operations in 2015. We wanted a business that would help our kids and our grandkids in the future. We are like a little country florist, and we try to give our customers whatever they want. We have won best of Fayetteville two years in a row.”Who are your key people? “We are a family business,” Ross said. “Everyone helps. My wife, Gail, and our daughter, Robin Ross, create our beautiful floral arrangements. My grandson, Zachary Ross, and Jimmy Petrouske help with the flower deliveries. My grandson’s fiancee, Stormy Benson, is our floral designer. Angie Petrouske is our office manager. Our granddaughters, Tanisha and Tika Jacobitz, help us out part-time. We all strive to deliver good customer service, and we treat customers the way that we want to be treated ourselves.”What is the economy’s effect on the business? “We deal in fresh cut flowers, gift baskets and green plants. Right now, flower prices are up. The star gazer lilies are currently $25 per bunch. Last year they were $13.75. We buy wholesale and we get fresh flowers in every other day from Hardins Wholesale Florist Supply, in Liberty, and Lihmil Wholesale Flowers i... http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170906/business-spotlight-family-owned-peters-flower-shop-brings-smiles-has-little-fun
Alicia Vikander wanted to become a florist - Cleveland AmericanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Alicia Vikander dreamed of being a florist as a child.The Academy Award-winning actress - who stars as Lara Croft in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie - has admitted to harbouring a number of professional ambitions during her youth, saying that at one stage she wanted to sell flowers for a living.Asked what she wanted to do as a child, Alicia shared: "My God, I wanted to be everything, from a florist to a dancer and an actress. I wanted to be a singer or a dancer, and it was not until ... it was actually a clip that was found of me on Swedish television not long ago that I don't have any memory of. But apparently in this interview at seven years old, I said that I wanted to be an actress. I actually had no clue I wanted to do that."The Swedish actress was a huge fan of adventure movies, such as 'The Mummy' and the 'Indiana Jones' franchise, during her younger years.And Alicia, 29 - who is married to fellow Hollywood star Michael Fassbender - has admitted that Bruce Willis was her "first crush".Quizzed about her obsession with... http://www.theclevelandamerican.com/lifestyles/entertainment/alicia-vikander-wanted-to-become-a-florist/article_2303a68f-6cbb-5cb1-bec9-25d51a379264.html
Yelp: Best floral shops in time for spring - KITV HonoluluWednesday, March 14, 2018
Cindy's compared to a similar lei at another big box storeLooking for that wow factor? Yelper Nicole M gives 5-stars to Fujikami Florist in Nu'uanu. Her same day arrangement came out stunning! With amazing quality, exotic beautiful flowers, their creative arrangements give you more bang for your buck!For more flower power, check out the Yelp mobile app and write reviews or posts photos of your favorite local buisnesses! Watch for my Local Yelp mail tomorrow and catch Yelp every Tuesday and Sunday on Island News! See you on Yelp!... http://www.kitv.com/story/37725486/yelp-best-floral-shops-in-time-for-spring
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
Floral artisans re-create de Young Museum's works with flowers - San Francisco ChronicleWednesday, March 14, 2018
McLellan Tayler regularly shops the Flower Mart, as she did last week while preparing her annual floral entry into the de Young Museum “Bouquet to Arts” exhibition.For the past 34 years, select florists and floral artisans have been invited to re-create pieces from the de Young’s collection of artwork — with flowers. One hundred and 20 (give or take) “exhibitors” select or are assigned one piece of artwork, including the really modern stuff like video installations, and interpret it with flora and fauna. The fragrant results remain on display throughout the museum for a single week. And then, for the most part, they die.“I got my first choice,” McLellan Tayler said of the artwork she’d chosen to re-create with flowers. She has participated in 32 of the 34 “Bouquets to Art” exhibitions, and she fully intends to take part next year.Basically, exhibitors like McLellan Tayler spend a day in January exploring every inch of the de Young. Nearly all of the museum’s pieces are up for floral artistry grabs, and each artist submits their top five choices to re-create in petals and leaves. It then comes down to Exhibitor Chair Lisa Harris, who spends an entire month trying to match exhibitors with art they like. “It’s a huge puzzle,” Harris said.Monday night was the Gala Preview, an opportunity for donors and exhibitors to take a peek at this year’s show before the public took over. McCall’s catered a gourmet buffet with rack of lamb, fresh rolled sushi and some wildly popular mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Open bars served cocktails and Champa...