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Madonna-Loved Flower Shop OnlyRoses Will Open Its First US Boutique in Beverly Hills - Hollywood ReporterTuesday, August 15, 2017
Cowell, Colin Cowie, Tamara Ecclestone and Lyn Lear, as well as luxury brands Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel, Dior, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harrods and the Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental hotels. Design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana reportedly order the roses on repeat as personal thank- you gifts.Husband-and-wife owners Anian and Sabine Schmitt, who debuted OnlyRoses in London’s tony Knightsbridge neighborhood on the block adjacent to Harrods in 2007, relocated last month from Dubai to Brentwood to launch their first U.S. boutique at 9631 Brighton Way in Beverly Hills later this month, they told THR exclusively. The company also has a warehouse on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. In the last decade, the Schmitts have expanded with five franchise locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh and Kuwait City; six additional Middle Eastern franchise stores are in the works. The Beverly Hills boutique will be the second non-franchise OnlyRoses store in the world."We set out to specialize in the world’s finest roses and to do something beautiful and different," said Sabine Schmitt, who sat down with THR at Tavern restaurant in Brentwood last week to talk shop and show sketches of the minimalist boutique designed by Italian architect Roberto Baciocchi’s firm Baciocchi Associatit, which has fashioned stores for La Perla, Prada and Miu Miu. "We consider OnlyRoses to be more of a luxury gifting brand than a florist. Our store concept is more like walking into a Prada or Cartier boutique."The secret behind the company's long-lasting roses? The flowers are sourced from three to four farms in the Andes mountains near Quito, Ecuador, where there is rich, volcanic soil and the elevation and proximity to the equator form a consistent climate year-round that's ideal to grow roses. And then they are shipped directly to stores."Our roses are in stores at the latest three days af... http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/onlyroses-madonnas-favorite-flower-shop-open-beverly-hills-1026069
In the Garden: Bringing your bounty indoors - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteWednesday, July 05, 2017
Daylilies, for example, have a very accurate name; the flower only lasts for a day, making it a poor choice for a cut flower garden. On the other hand, oriental lily, a perennial bulb, has a much longer vase life.Listed below is a selection of great plant choices for a long-seasoned cut flower garden in Illinois. These annuals, perennials, bulbs, grasses and shrubs will be easy to grow, and the vase life of the flowers will be at least a week in most cases.By wisely choosing plants for your home garden, you can bring outdoor beauty into your home throughout the year.AnnualsAnnuals may be easily started from seed indoors to create transplants, or you can directly seed them right into the garden. Easy-to-grow examples include zinnias, strawflower, celosia, gomphrena, amaranth, cosmos, black-eyed-Susans and sunflowers.BulbsBulbs make great additions to an existing garden bed that needs a bit of color. Spring flowering bulbs are perennials that should be planted in the fall. Summer bulbs are planted in the spring and dug up at the end of the season.Both types of bulbs can serve as beautiful cut flowers. Spring flowering bulbs like tulips, daffodils and lily of the valley are all long-lasting cut flowers. Dahlias and gladiolus are beautiful summer bulbs that are worth the effort of digging up at the end of each season.PerennialsStagger out your flowering times when selecting your perennials to have flowers always available for cutting. Hellebores, bleeding heart, peonies, iris, liatris, purple coneflower, eryngium, poppies, astilbe, clematis, yarrow and sedum are all reliable options.Foliage plants, grasses and shrubsThese plants may not have showy flowers, but they add a unique texture to your garden ... http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-06-17/garden-bringing-your-bounty-indoors.html
Meet the Makers Behind Kendall Jenner's Unconventional Floral Headpiece - Vogue.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
The flower crown, in recent years, has gone from unconventional to ubiquitous—less free-spirited wild child, and more “every single girl” at Coachella. But London florist Rebel Rebel is making the flower crown unusual again, as they proved with a creation for Vogue’s April Issue cover star Kendall Jenner.“Crown,” perhaps, doesn’t do the structure justice. 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...
5 Mistakes Brides Make When Choosing Wedding Flowers - Brides.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
We're not talking unsightly floral combinations here, but rather about the way brides approach meeting with their florists—much of it having to do with expectation vs. reality. To get the inside track on what to avoid and how to approach thinking about flowers for your wedding, we spoke to the oh-so-talented Victoria Ahn of Designs by Ahn, a New York City based floral company. Take note, brides-to-be, there's a whole lot of super useful info packed into these 5 tips on what to avoid when choosing wedding flowers!Photo Courtesy of CLY by Matthew Photography" data-id="5a96faa90f0ce0052e6ab5fe" data-type="image-embed" data-reactid="139" readability="0.74193548387097" Photo Courtesy of CLY by Matthew PhotographyFlowers by Designs by AhnUnorganized Inspiration BoardsWhen brides put together an inspiration board of their ideas, it can be quite helpful. However, if the collection of images doesn’t follow a theme within the same color palette and style, it can be confusing and more difficult for the florist to understand what the bride actually wants to see on her wedding day. If your photos seem to be all over the place, and you need help deciding on the best route to go for your wedding, have a discussion with the florist first. They can help steer you in the right direction, and you’...
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
Florist refused to deliver flowers to grieving mum who lost her baby because they were 'too scared to go to her ... - The SunWednesday, March 14, 2018
AN online flower delivery service failed to send out an order to a grieving mum whose baby had died — because the florist did not want to go to a travellers' site.Online retailer eFlorist told Lindsey Roberts, 36, that her £50 order to a close friend had been refused because because staff "did not feel comfortable" visiting the address.SWNS:South West News Service eFlorist customer Lindsey Roberts said her £50 order for a grieving friend could not be delivered because they lived in a travellers' siteLindsey, a mum of five, believes that the act is discriminatory against people from travelling backgrounds.She said: “I placed the order on February 22 as a small gesture to my friend.“It included some flowers and a teddy, and I never thought that there would be any issues when I submitted the order and entered the address, part of a permanent site near Bicester, Oxfordshire.“I was shocked and disappointed when I was told that I would have to go and collect my money because the local florist didn’t want to carry out the order."SWNS:South West News Service Lindsey, 36, said eFlorist had shown discrimina...
Free Flower Friday spreads cheer across Greater Cincinnati - WLWT CincinnatiWednesday, March 14, 2018
Do you roll over and go back to sleep, or do you write down the idea to later bring it to life? Advertisement. Matt Hiatt of Hiatt's Florist and Gifts ... http://www.wlwt.com/article/free-flower-friday-spreads-cheer-across-greater-cincinnati/19378303