Austin Flower Shop News
County Florists ready to help you “Say It With Flowers” - Kittson County EnterpriseSunday, February 11, 2018
Left) Dawn Austin, owner of Austin Floral, Hallock, Minn. shows just one of the bouquets that can be purchased for Valentine’s Day. (Right) Jenn Durkee, the flower designer at Nordisk Hemslöjd, Karlstad, Minn. Durkee show one of her floral arrangements that can be purchased for Valentine’s Day. Both shops have lots of floral options and other gifts so you can remember that special someone on Feb. 14. (Enterprise Photos by Linda Andersen)By Linda AndersenValentine’s Day is coming and two experienced and enthusiastic florists are ready to help you “Say It With Flowers.” Dawn Austin owns Austin Floral in Hallock where she also serves as florist. ...
DC startup UrbanStems goes national just in time for Valentine's Day - Washington Business JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
D.C. customers on its very first Valentine's Day, and raised more than $14 million in venture capital, and expanded to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Austin, is now available ...and more »...
Freytag's Florist 44-year Austin shop keeps language of flowers alive - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, January 30, 2018
Older generations may remember a time when those meanings were near-common knowledge. Customers shopping for a certain occasion might heed this advice:Freytag’s Florist has been in Austin since 1974. JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperThe floral business delivers 150-200 orders a day.JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperThe florist is located at 2211 W. Anderson Lane.JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperKen Freytag was 19 years old when he opened the original Freytag’s Florist in Northwest Hills.JJ Velasquez/Community Impact NewspaperIf pictures tell a thousand words, flowers have produced an even more profound narrative for the Freytag family.The clan of florists have been delivering stems, bouquets and other arrangements in the Austin area since 1974, and the floras that have been the Freytags’ livelihood for so many years have not lost their meaning, patriarch Ken Freytag said.The business owner, who was 19 years old when he opened the original Freytag’s Florist in Northwest Hills, said seeing the more than 100 floral items at his mother’s funeral last year helped his family during the grieving process. Seeing his mother “engulfed in a garden” of arrangements brought a sense of calm to the service, he said.“Flowers are all about emotion,” Ken said. “They truly are.”His mother, as well as several other Freytags, played a role in the growth of the Freytag name.Ken’s son Chad helped set up Freytag’s web presence when online retail was beginning to pick up steam. Now Freytag’s online sales are growing more than any other segment of the business.Ken’s daughte...
Jury finds Austin man guilty of murdering florist delivery driver - KXAN.comTuesday, January 16, 2018
Related CoverageAUSTIN (KXAN) — A Travis County jury deliberated for less than three before they came to the decision to convict Dedric Dixon in the 2016 murder of Carlos Swist. During the trial, which started on Tuesday, prosecutors said Swist was shot and killed stemming from an argument with Dixon over a $5 bill dropped inside a convenience store.Surveillance video from March 1, 2016 showed Dixon following Swist down Springdale Road. Police say Dixon shot at Swist’s work van numerous times.When Swist was shot in the head, he ended up crashing the van. A detective with the Austin Police Department testified that at the time of the crash, Swist still had his foot on the accelerator. The detective said the van’s continuously spinning tires caught the brush on fire underneath the vehicle.According to an arrest affidavit, Swist’s girlfriend said before the crash, he called her to tell her about an altercation he had with a man at the corner store. The clerk told police he remembered Swist...
Florist – “What I Wanted To Hold” - StereogumTuesday, January 16, 2018
Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *09/24 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *09/26 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck *09/27 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street (OKC) *09/28 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown *09/29 Austin, TX @ Barracuda *09/30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *10/02 El Paso, TX @ The Perch at Tricky Falls *10/03 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *10/05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex *10/06 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *10/07 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *10/10 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (Atrium) *10/11 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *10/12 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project *10/14 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *10/16 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s *10/17 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records *10/18 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium *10/19 Minneapolis, [email protected] 7th St Entry *10/20 Milwaukee, [email protected] The Back Room at Colectivo *10/21 Madison, WI @ The Rathskeller10/22 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen10/24 Washington, DC @ DC910/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle10/26 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)10/27 Brooklyn, NY @ The Park Church Co-Op* w/ Pinegrove and Lomelda If Blue Could Be Happiness is out 9/29 via Double Double Whammy. Pre-order it here.
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Couture Floral Design in Duluth's Woodland Neighborhood - FOX 21 OnlineSunday, February 11, 2018
Saffron and Grey is Located at 2303 Woodland Avenue in Duluth, Minnesota January 29, 2018DULUTH, Minn. – When you think of flowers, a special occasion probably comes to mind. Technology has since changed the way many of us order flowers, as it’s now easier than ever to go online, place an order and have it delivered.However, owners of one flower shop in Duluth are looking to keep as many orders as they can, local.“We just love flowers,” said Layla Olson, Co-owner at Saffron and Grey.When you walk through the door, the fragrance of fresh flowers fills the air.“Everybody is working extra, preparing day and night, it’s kind of like finals week for florists,” said Olson.With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, deliveries are in high demand at the shop, specializing in couture floral design.“We focus on making things more tailored to our clients,” said Abby Olson, Co-Owner at Saffron and Grey.For the Olson sisters, the past seven years have consisted of trial and error.“We worked at a flower shop during college and just absolutely loved the indust... http://www.fox21online.com/2018/01/29/couture-floral-design-duluths-woodland-neighborhood/
Flowers by Jeannie announces new business name: North in Bloom - Herald ReviewTuesday, January 30, 2018
Cook worked with Minuteman Press of Grand Rapids to develop the new business name and logo.“We wanted something that captured the northern lifestyle that makes living and working in northern Minnesota so unique. Minuteman Press delivered above and beyond my expectations. I’m really proud of how the rebrand turned out.”With the first year in the books, Cook is developing a reputation for excellence in Grand Rapids and the surrounding community. She’s a sought-after floral designer for weddings and takes special care to incorporate the personality of each couple into her work. Cook also provides tasteful and beautiful funeral arrangements as well as arrangements for everyday occasions and more.North in Bloom is located at 204 NW 1st Ave., in Grand Rapids. Cook specializes in wedding and funeral arrangements, and her work will be featured in an upcoming issue of Lake + Time Magazine. http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/business/flowers-by-jeannie-announces-new-business-name-north-in-bloom/article_876b5508-f251-11e7-ae3d-73dd75618d80.html
Catching Up: Bouquet kindness project abundantly growing - Madison.comTuesday, January 02, 2018
There have been FTOWFM projects in a handful of states from Florida to California or Minnesota to Maryland and as far away as Australia, she said.“It’s transitioned in this way for me where it used to be fun in the anonymity, in the magic and surprise, in being a secret flower ninja and hiding it as a surprise,” she said. “That was an exciting piece for me as I’ve done more workshops. I think the value in the project has presented itself in being when people come together and do this together. ... There is magic around the table when people create the bouquets together.”Recently, Brubaker has noticed bouquet givers leaving lots of flowers in dog parks. She isn’t entirely sure why they’d choose that locale, but it’s been “a theme lately” around the U.S.There are nearly 500 posts on Instagram with #FTOWFM and there are likely many, many more bouquets that weren’t posted on social media.Brubaker said there is an opportunity to build a better sense of community through these kinds of projects in a time when that sense of belonging is so crucial.“It was just something people really needed,” she said. “I think people were excited about it and in need of it and appreciative of random acts of kindness.”... http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/catching-up-bouquet-kindness-project-abundantly-growing/article_b2c3d16d-8d38-53a7-9c06-4d6e4f23d93e.html