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16 Perfect Mother's Day Flower Bouquets to Buy Right Now Photos ... - GQ MagazineMonday, May 07, 2018
There’s a reason every woman in New York declares peonies, the classic garden bloom, her favorite—they're big, bold, and beautiful. Plus, they're hard to come by—May and June are the only months they grow (hence, peony season).The Bouqs "Clio"Buy Now$56The BouqsA percentage of the proceeds from this wild and free sunflower blend benefits No Kid Hungry, which provides at least 500,000 meals to children in need every year.The Bouqs Hello SunshineBuy Now$52The BouqsThis bright and sunny mix of orange roses, yellow snapdragons, and pink Gerbera daisies is a showstopper.1-800-Flowers "Francesca"Buy Now$551-800-Flowers This delicate gardenia bouquet will last way past Mother’s Day brunch. Maybe even all the way to Father's Day.1-800-Flowers Graceful GardeniaBuy Now$451-800-Flowers Named after Persephone, the Greek goddess of spring, this peach and blush arrangement proves roses don’t have to feel trite.UrbanStems "The Persephone"Buy Now$65UrbanStemsHailing from Thailand, this exotic orch...
Glen Ellen floral designer incorporating wildfire debris in 'spectacular' farewell piece - Santa Rosa Press DemocratTuesday, May 01, 2018
San Francisco. She later worked with his mother, owner of Flaxx Floral Design in The City, traveling to locales such as Miami, Mexico, the Bahamas, New York City and Washington, D.C. to create floral designs for high-end “destination weddings.”Designing for Bouquets to Art has provided Drengson with a new challenge and opportunity for creativity — year after year. She doesn’t have to collaborate with clients but does have strict rules to adhere to working in the state-of-the-art museum. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8077362-181/glen-ellen-floral-designer-facing
Langdon Florist of Tribeca owner brings business to Staten Island - SILive.comTuesday, May 01, 2018
It's going to cry a lot, you'll have to get up at night, and you have to spend more time with it," said the veteran florist, who has owned one of the most recognized names in New York City's floral industry for the last 35 years.The move to a new two-level storefront, with a more than 900-square-foot showroom on Clove Road in Sunnyside was a "quality of life" decision whereby he could be close to home, and allow his two daughters, Gracie Rizzo and Stephanie Doiban, to become involved in the business."The flower shop was legendary in Manhattan. It was bittersweet that we left Manhattan," added Rizzo.The Island-based showroom is adorned with a myriad of unique floral displays against a tin ceiling and wood floor backdrop. The red lit "florist" sign that used to hang outside the Manhattan shop in its "early days" now sits above the register."I love creating. I have a passion for creating arrangements. Brides and clients will send me pictures of their visions and I make them come to life. I always handle the best quality flowers from all over the world," said Rizzo, noting he imports from Holland, Ecuador, Columbia, California and Miami, among other areas.WORK ETHIC LEADS TO SUCCESSBrought to this country as a child after being born in Sicily, Italy, Rizzo was raised by an asphalt worker and seamstr... http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2018/04/manhattan_mainstay_langon_flor.html
How to save on wedding flowers - The Business TimesTuesday, May 01, 2018
NEW YORK] When Nathalie Guedes and her husband, Christopher Zardoya, were planning their wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, New York, they knew they wanted flowers - and lots of them. "We're both from Miami, so we're used to tropical plants and flowers everywhere," she said. Still, they didn't want to spend too much money. Centrepieces and bouquets are often thrown away after the night ends, and as architects, they believe strongly in sustainability."Weddings can be so wasteful, so we tried to reuse as much as we could," said Ms Guedes, who budgeted US$2,000 for florals. She and her husband used discarded squares of marble from finished architectural projects to make decorative table number plaques and seating number assignments. Then Ms Guedes discovered Bloomerent, a company that finds ways for brides and grooms to share wedding flowers. "We loved that our flowers would have a second life," she said. And, of course, they saved cash.MY FLOWERS ARE NOW YOUR FLOWERS Here's how it works: ...