Marshall Flower Shop News
Fleurs de Villes' Floral Couture Launches at 900 North Michigan Shops Featuring Chicago's Top Luxury Florists - PerishableNewsTuesday, September 24, 2019
NorthMichigan Shops to present our show for the first time in Chicago – connectingthe public with a free sensory experience they won’t see anywhere else.” saysFleurs de Villes co-founder Karen Marshall. Kennicott Brothers and Rosaprimahave joined the inaugural Chicago show as official floral wholesaler partners. “Kennicott Brothers is thrilled to partner with Rosaprimaand Fleurs de Villes to provide flowers for such a creative endeavor,” says JoeBarnes, Kennicott Brothers’ Marketing Manager. “We’re excited to see howfifteen of the windy-city’s top floral designers each put their own unique spinon ‘living flower gowns.’ This really will be a beautiful spectacle wherenature and art dance together for everyone to enjoy!” With highlights including theJoffrey Ballet’s production of Jane Eyre brought to life in fresh flowers by Fleur Chicago, a pop-up shop from Chicago Botanic Garden,Hendrick’s Gin bar promoting their Original Blend and Midsummer Solsticeblends, and floral-related food and beverage dining experiences from FourSeasons Hotel Chicago. Sponsored by Floral Exhibits, Fleurs de Villes Jardinwill feature daily workshops from florists and other brand partners. After viewing fourteen freshfloral mannequins at 900 North Michigan Shops, visitors are invited to view thefifteenth mannequin that will be exhibited at Chicago’s Four Seasons Hotellobby from September 25-29. The public is encouraged to vote on their favoritemannequin for a chance to win a trip to Seattle to attend the Northwest Flower& Garden Festival in February 2020 where Fleurs de Villes will pop-up as afeature attraction. The mannequins will be judged atthe VIP preview event on Wednesday September 25, from 6:00-8:00 PM, with prizes awarded in four categories: Bestin Show, Most Original, Most Realistic and Florist Favorite. All florists andfounders will be in attendance. About Fleurs de Villes: ?Established in 2015 by lifestyle and media professionals Karen Marshall and Tina Barkley, ?Fleurs deVilles? Inc? ?is a unique luxury experiential brand, groundedin hyper-local content – an intoxicating mix. In each city the company presentsin, they feature the works of top florists in that city, creating stunningfresh floral mannequins aligned with, and inspired by, partnered brandspresented in elegant gallery-like settings. From the stunning displays of theMannequin Series, to pop-up fresh flower markets, Fleurs de Villes cultivatesbespoke flower events that bloom with happiness. International shows in 2019include Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, Quebec Cityand more. www.fleursdevilles.com... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/fleurs-de-villes-floral-couture-launches-at-900-north-michigan-shops-featuring-chicagos-top-luxury-florists/
Review: Florist – Emily Alone - SLUG MagazineTuesday, August 13, 2019
This transcendence keeps Emily Alone immune from categorization and true comparison.“M,” the album’s seventh offering, features piano and is reminiscent of Chan Marshall when she’s at her most quiet and reflective moments. Sprague’s voice here is airy yet deliberate. As quiet as Florist’s offerings are, the space that this quietude provides creates deep emotional fields—not exactly chasms, but more like flurries of seedlings from blown-asunder dandelions.“Shadow Boom” is the album’s first single and second-to-last track. Upon many repeated listens, it’s easily one of Sprague’s best songwriting moments. It leads us to surmise that Emily Alone really is an acceptance of the present as Sprague sings: “Light comes from a time already gone / If I could see the future, I would lay down, eat a tangerine and make a cup of tea / Watch it all happen the same way, watch it all happen slow. “Cryptic yet highly personal, Emily Alone is an endearing and curious album. It’s almost a cross between the Holdly EP and If Blue, as it encompasses all of the emotions, moments and feelings that have forged Florist a permanent space in my heart. Sprague has crafted a perfect 12-song project here—they’re the type of songs that blossom and never wilt. –Ryan SanfordMore on SLUGMag.com:Review: Florist – If Blue Could Be HappinessReview: Florist – Holdly... https://www.slugmag.com/national-music-reviews/florist-emily-alone/
Don't Inhale Yet: Hemp industry fears potential flower ban - Mountain XpressTuesday, July 09, 2019
I'm glad somebody’s booking…Smart Bets: Oshima Brothers -by Edwin ArnaudinThe Maine-based folk/pop siblings play Isis on June 27.Asheville Percussion Festival focuses on local rhythms -by Alli MarshallThe 8th annual Asheville Percussion Festival runs through Monday, July 1, with workshops, demos and concerts.Smart Bets: Death by Sparkle -by Edwin ArnaudinThe staged reading of Barbie Angell’s play opens The Magnetic Theatre’s New Play Development Program on June 27. https://mountainx.com/issues/dont-inhale-yet-hemp-industry-fears-potential-flower-ban/
Flowers That Fit - Richmond magazineTuesday, June 25, 2019
I pay attention to the space and to the scale. Will there be eight people at a table or 10? That makes a difference with the centerpieces. I have been in The John Marshall Ballrooms hundreds of times. I know what to do there.
Bride: How much money should a couple expect to spend?
Hansboro: I try to work with the budget that is presented. I have developed a bespoke full-service business, so my clients receive my full-time attention. I work with flower budgets ranging from $4,000 to upwards of $50,000. For $500, I can do a bridal bouquet and not much else. For smaller weddings with budgets less than $4,000, I’ve created Pastel Posies by The Flower Guy Bron, which is a cash-and-carry package service — basically a $2,500 wedding in a box. I’m not involved personally, but clients will get my team of professionals, and the same quality design and beautiful flowers.
Bride: What are pitfalls to avoid?
Hansboro: Brides need to be true to themselves. I ask clients to come with inspiration pictures, but there’s no need to follow trends rather than your inner voice. Sometimes, I have to help a mother and daughter navigate that delicate space between the event host — the person paying for the wedding — and the bride. It can make sense for a bride to defer to her mother, but this is 2019. My couples are professional people. They should plan [the wedding] and pay for it themselves. Let the parents be gracious and contribute in a meaningful way, but they shouldn’t be footing the bill.
Bride: Is more always better?
Hansboro: That depends on your definition of “more.” “More” includes quantity, flower type and how the space is designed. I have luxury brides who don’t want luxury flowers. They want dramatic centerpieces — towers or terrariums. My personal style is lush and full and luxurious. But that’s not for everyone. Some people care more about the design rather than the flower itself. I can have a centerpiece filled with flowers, but there’s a big difference if it’s filled with hydrangeas or peonies. For me, the design has to be all about the person, their taste, and their perspective. My goal is for the couple to see the design and say, “It’s perfect! I never thought of that.” That’s why you pay me.
Augusta couple celebrates 76 years of marriageTuesday, July 17, 2018
I wouldn't have anybody else but him." And Charles never missed an opportunity to buy Margaret flowers. In 2015, the couple lived at Marshall Square. They lost everything in the fire. Well, almost everything. They still had each other. Charles says, "I don't think we could have had a better marriage than what we have." Charles and Margaret say the secret is saying those three words every day. "Just always love each other -- and tell each other every day how much you love them," Margaret says. And always keep blowing each other kisses for as long as you can. ... http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Augusta-couple-celebrates-76-years-of-marriage-488376821.html
NATURE'S TURN: Peak summer flowers, fruits and foes | - theberkshireedge.comTuesday, September 10, 2019
June and July. For a thorough exposition of the topic, go to the University of Minnesota Extension website.*Dreaded squash vine borers in stem of zucchini plant. Aug. 7, 2019. Photo: Judy IsacoffIn my July 15 column, I reviewed the impending appearance of the imported cabbageworm. Soon after, I found telltale holes, disappeared leaf margins and the camouflaged velvety green worms on most of my kale and romanesca broccoli plants. They were easy to pick off and kill. There was a hiatus. Last week, the cabbage white butterflies re-appeared. I am vigilant, checking the plants often for worms.Please refer to that July 15 column** to be reminded of and ready for the possible arrival of very challenging cross-striped cabbage worms.ResourcesIndian Line Farm sunflower seedlings purchased at the Great Barrington Farmers MarketTurtle Tree Seeds organic-biodynamic Delicious 51 PMR Melonhttps://ctl.cornell.edu/news/product/melon-pmr-delicious-51/*https://extension.umn.edu/yard-and-garden-insects/squash-vine-borers**https://theberkshireedge.com/natures-turn-unwelcome-cabbage-white-butterflies-and-dreaded-cross-striped-cabbage-moths/Opportunities to participateGarden Conservancy Open Dayshttps://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule?utf8=%E2%9C%93&location=New+York&category=&date=https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/specialprograms [contact-form-7 id="77075" title="Post Email"] ... https://theberkshireedge.com/natures-turn-peak-summer-flowers-fruits-and-foes/
St. Paul honors boxing club, German-style brewery, fourth-generation florist and bread deliverers - St. Paul Pioneer PressThursday, May 02, 2019
After a historic building restoration that took five years, Tom Schroeder opened the brewery and restaurant in a former German lager saloon that dates back to 1857 — six months before Minnesota became a state.Schroeder thanked city staff and former City Council Member Dave Thune, who helped him navigate 14 public hearings and rewrite city code to allow a commercial use within a historic building on a residential street. “Dave, without your support, we would not have opened,” Schroeder said.Brake Bread at 1174 West Seventh St. won the “Good Neighbor” award, which honors a business that shows a dedication to improving the community. The bakery and cafe, which opened in 2014, uses local ingredients and delivers baked bread to subscribers by bicycle. Owners Nate Houge and Micah Taylor frequently participate in charitable fundraisers and offer a “Share the Loaf” program where subscribers can buy bread for others.Information on how to nominate a business for recognition is online at stpaul.gov/bizawards. https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/14/st-paul-honors-boxing-club-german-style-brewery-fourth-generation-florist-and-bread-deliverers/
St. Paul paper artist crafts incredibly realistic flowers that last - Minneapolis Star TribuneTuesday, April 16, 2019
Gaseitsiwe, who formerly investigated money laundering, developed and honed her floral-crafting technique after taking time off from that career to spend more time with her children and moving to Minnesota. Now she creates custom arrangements for permanent home decor and special events — even wedding bouquets. Paper flowers serve as an everlasting memento of the occasion, she notes. “You can dry real flowers but they don’t look the same. These look real, and you can keep them looking fresh.” Her toughest challenge so far? Creating a lady slipper, Minnesota’s state flower, for her mother for Mother’s Day. “The shape made it hard — it’s such a smooth seamless cup shape,” she says. She charges not by the flower but by the hour — however many it takes to create whatever a client wishes. “You’re buying my time,” she says. That typically ranges from about $150 for a bouquet of simple poppies to $200 for a bouquet of more complex flowers. And if you want to learn how to make your own paper flowers, she also hosts periodic workshops. http://www.startribune.com/st-paul-paper-artist-crafts-incredibly-realistic-flowers-that-last/495207271/
Love fresh-cut blooms? Keep 'em coming with a flower CSA - Minneapolis Star TribuneWednesday, April 03, 2019
CSA stands for community-supported agriculture, a business model in which consumers invest in local farms in exchange for a share of what they grow. Minnesotans have been consuming CSA veggies for years. Now a handful of local growers are offering shares of their blooms and ornamental plants. “People sign up in winter and early spring,” says Molly Gaeckle, owner of Northerly Flora, who grows flowers on two lots in the Longfellow and Seward neighborhoods of Minneapolis. “It helps me buy seeds, compost and irrigation.” In return for their $190-plus tax investment, her customers receive 10 weekly bouquets of the 75 different flowers, foliage and grasses she grows throughout summer and fall. “Some are bright and fun colors, some are more autumnal,” she says. Some growers focus on particular flowers. “We specialize in different vari... http://www.startribune.com/love-fresh-cut-blooms-keep-em-coming-with-a-flower-csa/507837752/