Perry Flower Shop News
In bloom: Newport Beach's top 5 florists to visit now - KABC-TVTuesday, March 05, 2019
RoseBig. Located at 3847 Birch St., the floral design spot is the highest rated florist in Newport Beach, boasting 4.5 stars out of 919 reviews on Yelp. 2. Couture Flowers by Kimberly Perry PHOTO: jabin c./YELP Next up is Couture Flowers by Kimberly Perry, situated at 363 Old Newport Blvd. With five stars out of 63 reviews on Yelp, the long-standing florist has proven to be a local favorite. 3. Botanica Floral Photo: Botanica Floral/Yelp Corona Del Mar's Botanica Floral, located at 3800 E. Coast Highway, Suite A, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the popular floral desig spot five stars out of 55 reviews. 4. Le Petite Jardin PHOTO: rebecca d./YELP Le Petite Jardin, a florist specializing in bridal bouquets and special events, is another much-loved go-to, with five stars out of 30 Yelp reviews. Head over to 114 Agate Ave. to see for yourself. 5. Blooms and Bears Florist Photo: Blooms and Bears Florist/Yelp Last but not least, check out Blooms and Bears Florist, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 68 reviews on Yelp. You can find the full-service florist at 2043 Westcliff Drive, Suite 106. https://abc7.com/business/in-bloom-newport-beachs-top-5-florists-to-visit-now/5126680/
'It's devastating,' Forsyth mayor says of business fire on the Monroe County square - The TelegraphWednesday, April 11, 2018
West Johnston Street between Jackson and Lee streets. Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Matt Perry said the flower shop sustained heavy damage. The fire —apparently electrical — appeared to have started in the back of the store back by the coolers"I got fried flowers," owner Angie Ellis told The Telegraph.When she arrived on the square, smoke was pouring out of the roof, and flames shot out the back of the building.Six years ago, she lost everything to smoke and water damage from another fire that burned Grits Cafe.Fire Chief David Herndon, who was out of town Tuesday morning, said by phone that his crews were able to contain the blaze to the one building, although there was smoke damage in adjoining businesses."They did an outstanding job," Herndon said.Wilson said a law office and a consulting firm neighbor the florist."It's part of a block of several office buildings," Wilson said. "We were very fortunate they kept it contained. ... This is only two doors down from the Grits Cafe.."Forsyth police officers came through the square about 10 minutes before the fire was reported but did not see anything out of the ordinary, Wilson said.The Flowers by Helen building has two roofs, and firefighters had to pull part of a roof apart to make sure the fire was out.Light smoke was all that remained five hours after the fire started. Ellis has been in business for more than two decades in downtown Forsyth."It's devastating for her to lose her business," W... http://www.macon.com/news/local/article208431714.html
Success Story: Enchanted Florist - taosnewsTuesday, March 27, 2018
By Yvonne PesqueraThis year marks Enchanted Florist’s 25th year in business in Taos. The local, independent and family-owned business is run by Marjorie and Robert Perry and their daughter Carly Reyes. Cory Graves and Polly Long are also long-time employees.Beginning with a small space in Ranchos de Taos in 1993, Enchanted Florist is now located in an expansive 2,000-square-foot storefront in the Piñon Plaza with 420 Gear, Electric Sheep Computers, H&R Block and more.Easier accessFor almost 20 years, Enchanted Florist was downtown across from Smith’s. As their business grew, it was time for a change. Their new location south of downtown is enthusiastically embraced by their customers.“This location has been really good for business. It is more accessible for local people. Our customers have said they find it easier to park and get in and out quickly.” said Perry.Bigger store, more offeringsEnchanted Florist is a full-service flower shop. The broad inventory of blooms includes more than 30 different varieties of flowers, most available year-round. Roses and lilies are customer favorites. The equally popular tulip season started in January, and... http://www.taosnews.com/stories/success-story-enchanted-florist,46120
Meet the Makers Behind Kendall Jenner's Unconventional Floral Headpiece - Vogue.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
It’s an extravagant floral headpiece, overflowing with Gypsophila (better known as baby’s breath) shaped delicately around Jenner’s face. “I call it a lion’s mane,” says Phil Perry, one of the Rebel Rebel florists who made it.Rebel Rebel, who count Dior, Stella McCartney, and Swarovski among their clients, was founded in 2000 by Athena Duncan and Mairead Curtin. Their avant-garde and bold designs made them the poster children for London’s ongoing floral revolution, which saw an explosion in radical creativity and surrealism. While other florists fiddled away at crowns, Rebel Rebel perfected their floral diadems and mohawks. “I was quite bored with what was coming out,” Perry says of their experimental visions. “Flower crowns are so beautiful and so wrapped up in culture. It’s a shame for it to be mass-made. It’s more interesting to try to re-invent them to keep it fresh.”Re-invent they did for Jenner’s Vogue shoot, which Perry described as one of their most elaborate projects to date. After much deliberation with Vogue’s creative team, they decided on a design which took over three hours to create. They constructed a metal mesh frame, fastening on the flowers with a glue gun. Under the frame, they applied a small velvet ribbon so it would be easier to fasten to Jenner’s head. After carefully—very, very carefully—bringing it over to the shoot, the continued to tweak: adding longer pieces to give it more texture, taking pieces away, and adding loops to the headpiece so the hairstylist c...
County Florists ready to help you “Say It With Flowers” - Kittson County EnterpriseSunday, February 11, 2018
She purchases her flowers from “many different places,” but primarily from Len Busch Roses in Plymouth, Minn. She also secures flowers from M.J. Floral in Grand Forks, J.W. Perry’s in Fargo, and North American Floral in Sioux Falls, S.D..What does Dawn enjoy about her work as a florist? She likes Valentine’s Day! “I enjoy the holiday because it’s more people coming in and more people working. We have a good time.” She says she’s had the same employees for a number of years which helps to make the day go smoothly.She notes that Valentine’s Day has sort of become a two-day holiday – “The 13th is a pretty big day, too,” she says.She feels the customers help make Valentine’s Day an enjoyable day, “People are so understanding…Men are very patient waiting. They enjoy visiting with each other.”“Valentine’s Day is a rose holiday,” Dawn says, “The number one selling item for Valentine’s Day will be roses.” Dawn will definitely be prepared – she has eight hundred roses on order. She explains that Len Busch grows some of their own roses, but many of their roses will be coming from Ecuador.Dawn and her staff will have sample rose bouquets and mixed flower bouquets in a cooler up front. Duplicates of those bouquets will be ready in back.What advice can Dawn offer customers? She says to order flowers early, add fresh water to bouquets, and re-cut rose stems after a few days.Dawn is hoping for nice weather around February 14th. “Things get more complicated if it gets cold,” she says, adding that she sometimes has to meet a truck in Thief River Falls if the weather is too frigid.Jenn Durkee was trained on a government program almost 35 years ago at Princeton Floral. She later worked at Elk River Floral, 3 Keys Floral in Fargo, and owned her own business, ‘Flowers by Jennifer.’ In addition, she’s “done weddings and other special occasions for friends and family through the years.”Today she works part-time as the preschool teacher for Marshall County Central Schools at Viking Elementary School and has arranged flowers at Nordisk Hemslöjd for two and one-half years.Nordisk Hemslöjd also purchases their flowers from Len Busch. Jenn has this to say about the supplier: “My brother-in-law used to work for Len Busch about 30 years ago when they were a much smaller operation. Now they have 15 acres of greenhouse in Plymouth, Minn. They also source flowers from around the world.”She says a small lily, the alstroemeria, is her favorite flower. “It is the flower of friendship and comes in many colors,” she explains.Her favorite part of being a florist is “choosing the flowers and putting them in a variety of arrangements…I also like the opportunity to speak to the customers and get a feel for what they would like to order.”Does Jenn have any suggestions for Valentine’s Day gift giving besides the obvious roses? “Besides roses ...
Flower power: Eden Floral utilizes local growers for bouquets, floral crowns, and other engaging arrangements - New Times SLOTuesday, March 05, 2019
Born in Missouri, Manuele moved to California while still a child, but old enough to remember and miss the rolling green hills. She spent her youth and early adulthood admiring and foraging for the indigenous plant life that surrounded her. In her early 20s, Manuele took up both gardening and hiking as hobbies and found herself combining the two passions through floral art, coming home from a hike with a sprig of mountain sage and plopping it into a jar with some lavender and roses from her garden. "I was foraging long before I even knew what the word 'foraging' meant," Manuele said. "I would bring bouquets to friends made up of my latest hiking adventure and whatever was blooming in my garden." click to enlarge
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GARDEN OF EDEN Rachael Manuele (pictured) turned her passion for nature into a career with the creation of her fine art floral design company, Eden Floral.
This era in Manuele's life rolled into friends asking her to design their flower arrangements for bridal showers and weddings. Before long, friends of those friends, who had attended the showers and weddings, were contacting Manuele to seek her services. It wasn't until she began getting inquiries from people she didn't know that Manuele decided to start an official floral design company. She wound up choosing a name synonymous with paradise. "The name Eden translates my love of the natural world as it is. It's my tribute to this Earth and all that it gives to us," Manuele said. "The resilience of our Earth is an inspiration to me." click to enlarge ... https://www.newtimesslo.com/sanluisobispo/flower-power-eden-floral-utilizes-local-growers-for-bouquets-floral-crowns-and-other-engaging-arrangements/Content?oid=7641365
Society of American Florists Past President Mel Schwanke Dies at 92 - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, January 08, 2019
Dec. 17, 2018, at the age of 92.Schwanke served as the executive director of the Nebraska Florist Society for more than 50 years and was also the Executive Director of NeMoKan — the Nebraska Missouri and Kansas Florist Association Convention, held annually for many years. He served on numerous committees, including the Retail Florists Council for SAF, and helped to create the American Floral Endowment for research and education in the flower industry.AdvertisementMel and Joey, his surviving wife of 70 years, were known throughout the floral industry for many years for their passion and dedication. They were also known as the famous matching couple, having dressed in coordinating outfits at industry events and everyday in Joey’s family business, Greens Greenhouses Inc.Schwanke served as a Marine in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. He is survived by his wife Joey, and children Jo Heinz, Cindy McKown, and J Schwanke, along with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Ludvigsens Funeral Home in Fremont, NE, is in charge of the services. Visitation will be Thursday Dec. 20.Brian Sparks is senior editor of Greenhouse Grower and editor of Greenhouse Grower Technology. See all author stories here. https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/saf-past-president-mel-schwanke-dies-at-92/
Christmas gift ideas 2018: Here is our Springfield holiday shopping guide - Springfield News-LeaderTuesday, December 04, 2018
Springfield and the surrounding region. As in years past, the News-Leader asked for reader suggestions and sifted through as much of the Missouri Ozarks as possible to come up with a totally local gift guide. With a very few exceptions — nationally published books, products that needed access to open-source manufacturing — everything in this guide is made and sold in the Ozarks. We've also added a list of 11 "best-kept-secret" boutiques. They're all great independent, local shopping destinations. While you're planning shopping trips, take a look at recent editions of the totally local gift guide. More:Springfield, here's our totally local gift guide for Christmas and holidays 2017 More: Here's a shortlist of great sources for gifts made close to home (2016) Hardwoods are good Aaron Black teaches business at Southwest Baptist University. He also recently started Native Range, a brand of hardwood objects for the home that he makes at his place in north Springfield. https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/11/19/local-christmas-gift-ideas-holiday-shopping-2018-springfield-madeintheozarks/1578867002/
The Art of Flowers: Carolyne Roehm will speak about her career in fashion, design and gardeningTuesday, October 30, 2018
I’ll be speaking about flowers and gardening, in the context of every medium in which I have worked.”Her love of all things floral started when she was young. Growing up in Missouri, she remembers playing on her grandparents’ farm, in the garden and with the animals.“As a little girl I played dress- up and played florist,” she said. “My heart and soul is really in the outdoors and nature.”Roehm, 67, started her career as a fashion designer in New York City, working for Oscar de la Renta before opening her own fashion house. But the love of nature never left her, and after 22 years she took a hiatus from the world of fashion to learn a new craft, taking an unpaid stint working at a flower shop in Paris.There, she learned the intricacies of designing perfect bouquets and floral arrangements.“I kind of took a sabbatical and decided I wanted to do things I’d never had time to do before,” she said.It was a whole new kind of design, but in many ways, she said, it was familiar.“To me, there is no difference. Flowers and nature teach us about color, about proportion, about line texture, about composition,” she said.She went on to write 13 books, combining her love of gardens, fashion and interior design. Her latest book, “Design & Style: A Constant Thread,” published Sept. 25 by Rizzoli, is part memoir, part photo-laden coffee table book, mixing stories from her life and career with images of her gardens and design work.“I wanted to show this relations... https://www.thegazette.com/subject/life/books/the-art-of-flowers-carolyne-roehm-will-speak-about-her-career-in-fashion-design-and-gardening-20181027