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Memorial gatherings, funeral services announced for young men brutally murdered in Solebury - Bucks Local NewsTuesday, July 18, 2017
Middletown Township, who died on Friday, July 7. Calling hours will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. followed by his funeral at 4 p.m. at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. Interment will be held privately.Jimi PatrickBorn in Doylestown, the son of Karin Patrick, he was lovingly raised by his devoted grandparents, Sharon and Rich Patrick in Newtown.Jimi attended St. Andrew School, Newtown and was a 2016 graduate of Holy Ghost Preparatory School. While attending Holy Ghost Prep, he not only received distinguished honors for his academic performance, but also participated in numerous community service projects and played for the Holy Ghost Prep baseball team. Jimi recently completed his freshman year at Loyola University, Md. Majoring in business, he was attending Loyola on a full scholarship and was awarded academic recognition on the Dean's list.Jimi was employed at the Candlewyck in Buckingham, was previously employed with the food service department at D'Youville Manor in Yardley, and was a faithful communicant of the Church of St. Andrew in Newtown.As a child, Jimi played baseball for the Council Rock Newtown Little League. He was an excellent pitcher and hitter. As a result, he was a member of the Newtown travel team which won several tournaments and league trophies. Jimi also played basketball in the St. Andrew CYO league.In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate contributions in his name be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010 or Nami - Bucks Chapter, 600 Louis Dr., Suite 106, Warminster, PA 18974.Dean FinocchiaroDean Finocchiaro graduated from Neshaminy High School in 2016 where he was a member of the Ice Hockey Team. He also played for several other hockey teams in the area.Ever since a young age, Dean was active, especially outdoors, whether it was stunts on his bicycle or skateboard. But his greatest passion was the enjoyment of riding his dirt bike.Dean had been employed as a cook at Richman's Ice Cream Company in Levittown since its opening in March.Dean's favorite quote was, "Love the Life you Live and Live the Life you Love."In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dean's name may be made to NOVA, 2320 York Road, Suite B-1, Jamison, Pa. 18929.Thomas C. MeoThomas C. Meo was the beloved son of Melissa Fratanduono-Meo and Charles M. Meo III, and the loving brother of Ga... http://www.buckslocalnews.com/news/memorial-gatherings-funeral-services-announced-for-young-men-brutally-murdered/article_1e439c2a-6b33-11e7-bc80-1b2c7d3836c1.html
How a plain and tired lawn became the Rose Garden - Washington PostMonday, June 27, 2016
Trumans and Eisenhowers, who brought elements such as a putting green, a porchlike balcony to the South Portico, and foundation shrubbery on the north side worthy of a Levittown Cape Cod, “only much bigger,” writes McDowell.You cannot blame successive presidents and their families for the urge to tinker thus. This is, after all, their home for up to eight years — a palace, playground and fortress rolled into one. Harry Truman called it “the great white jail.”No wonder its accumulated elements have included such functional features as Gerald Ford’s swimming pool, George H.W. Bush’s horseshoe pit and Bill Clinton’s jogging track. These somewhat dull accretions weave a historic fabric into the White House garden, but we discover that some of its finest horticultural features have been lost. The Wilsons’ East Garden was a Beaux-Arts jewel designed by Beatrix Farrand, who went on to give us her masterpiece at Dumbarton Oaks.An extensive greenhouse complex was developed between the 1850s and the turn of the 20th century, but it was pulled down to make way for the West Wing expansion under Theodore Roosevelt. Henry Pfister, the German gardener there for 35 years, lost not only his plants but his job. He was forced to open a florist shop, but “the Roosevelts gave him excellent references,” McDowell writes.First lady Michelle Obama, who has just harvested her last spring vegetable garden at the White House, has added a powerful layer to this chapter. The vegetable garden, its apiary and pollinator garden all capture the horticultural zeitgeist of our age.One of the most accomplished gardeners in recent White House times was Laura Bush, but she waited until her return to Texas to engage in some serious landscape creation. When it comes to gardening, being a tenant has its limitations.Adrian Higgins writes about gardening for The Washington Post. You can follow him on Twitter @adrian_higgins.Read more: At Bunny Mellon’s funeral, music from Bette Midler and a John Edwards appearance...
Langhorne shop celebrates 20 years at Philadelphia Flower Show - The Midweek WireMonday, March 28, 2016
It’s a lot of effort for an exhibit that’s just 1,000 square feet — but then again, that’s nearly the size of their Langhorne storefront. “I think it’s a riot that a nurse from Levittown can exhibit at a show that’s seen by 200,000 people,” said Robin, who always says she “married well” when she partnered with her florist husband.“We try to base everything on quality and freshness and a little different approach: It doesn’t have to be what you’ve seen before,” she continued. “We just love flowers and we hope that comes out in our work.”The Philadelphia Flower Show takes place through March 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. in Philadelphia. For information, visit http://www.flowersbydavid.com.Share this:Like this:Like Loading...
Mother's Day Gift Guide: Fashion Books That Make A Bold Statement - ForbesThursday, May 02, 2019
It highlights 500 items from the permanent collection of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. Each page provides a rare glimpse into the philosophy, aesthetics and process of a featured designer. Perfect for a style connoisseur or a rookie just getting into fashion, it could just inspire you to visit NYC with your Mom on a special shopping and street style getaway next. Vogue: The Covers (updated edition) - Dodie Kazanjian List Price: $60.00 Vogue: The Covers (Updated Edition) by Dodie Kazanjian Courtesy of Abrams Books When it comes to glossy magazines, there is a good reason Vogue is called the Fashion Bible. Spanning 120+ years of print history, this book gives you all the covers now considered iconic plus every cover between 2010 and 2017. Supermodels, the hottest celebrities of their eras, legendary photographers: what a way to immerse oneself and loved ones into the world of breathtaking style. Vogue: The Covers (Updated Edition) by Dodie Kazanjian Courtesy of Abrams Books There are five frameable Vogue prints at the end of the book! You can count it as six fabulous gifts wrapped into one. American Fashion Designers at Home - Rima Suqi List Price: $75 American Fashion Designers at Home by Rima Suqi / 280 pages, 325 illustrations Courtesy of Assouline Oh, to be a fly on the wall! With more designers becoming celebrities in their own right (will anyone from the industry run for President?), we tend to have an interest in more than what they have to offer for the runway. This book takes you on the ultimate backstage journey into the inner sanctuaries of over one hundred Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) members. American Fashion Designers at Home by Rima Suqi / 280 pages, 325 illustrations Courtesy of Assouline Not only you can glimpse their private worlds, but also get some amazing ideas on how to redecorate your own living-working space. It’s a very fashionable win-win. a href="https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-hidden-history-of-american-fashion-9781350001046/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow n... https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephanrabimov/2019/05/01/mothers-day-gift-guide-fashion-books-that-make-a-bold-statement/
How to Get Flowers in the Foyer—If You Don’t Have a Butler - The Wall Street JournalThursday, May 02, 2019
Dior in London and supplies flowers for European events put on by brands like Louis Vuitton. Most notably, it has just crossed the Atlantic and opened for business in New York, its May arrival heralded with a monthlong pop-up store in Bergdorf Goodman. Flowerbx began with a $180,000 personal investment from Bromberg Hawkings; her husband, Peter Hawkings, senior vice president for menswear at Tom Ford; and Ned Salter, an investment director. “We bought a ‘plug and play’ website, leased a van, hired a driver and [rented] a warehouse,” she says. To kick off the business, in April 2015, she sent bouquets to 20 friends, influential people she’d met over nearly two decades at Tom Ford, where she started out as the designer’s personal assistant. “Ranunculus,” she says. “I bought them myself.” Many of the recipients, who included Alexandra Shulman, then editor of British Vogue; Elizabeth Saltzman of Vanity Fair; and Natalie Massenet, founder of the online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter, posted pictures on Instagram. Bromberg Hawkings’s business boomed. “It soon became clear that we needed a second van, a better website. We could see the names in the back end, celebrities and duchesses, and we were like, Shit, this is serious,” she says. The company is based in a warehouse park, next to a graveyard, in the London area of North Acton. By 9 a.m. one early spring morning, it’s been five hours since that day’s flowers arrived by truck from the Netherlands, and the Flowerbx team has already sorted them, wrapped them in brown paper and boxed them up for delivery. Bromberg Hawkings, a 44-year-old Texan who has lived in London for 15 years, steps over the flotsam of the morning’s work—torn foliage and snipped ribbon—in her black-velvet Gucci loafers. “I didn’t know that flowers were Instagrammable,” she says. Another thing she hadn’t anticipated was being asked to do events, the first being to fill London’s River Cafe restaurant with peonies for a Michael Kors launch. More recently, for a Louis Vuitton dinner in Versailles, Flowerbx created a 46-foot-long floral “chandelier” from jungle foliage and orchids; another project found Bromberg Hawkings arranging 35,000 hydrangeas on the facade of the London nightclub Annabel’s at 2 a.m. Five months after launching Flowerbx, Bromberg Hawkings sought further investment. One of the first people she approached was Massenet, who had just left Net-a-Porter. “Immediately I said I would love to invest in the company, because this was something that resonated with me from the get-go,” says Massenet. Flowerbx was the first company that Massenet personally invested in, three years before she co-founded the venture capital fund Imaginary. “Up until then I had been skeptical about people’s ability to deliver on risky ideas,” Massenet says. “Havin... https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-get-flowers-in-the-foyerif-you-dont-have-a-butler-11556800089
New Houston home design shops have much to offer - Houston ChronicleThursday, May 02, 2019
Gust has gotten licensing rights to create from original works. Right now she’s got works by Pam Smillow of New York and Barbara Lanier of Boston. She carries rock ’n’ roll photography by Robert Landau ($1,500 and up), and one clever new product is a collaboration with florist David Brown, when Gust had Brown bring in flowers that were photographed, then manipulated in a variety of colors and backgrounds for prints with bold pops of color ($250, framed). 5338 Cornish; by appointment, call 713-202-0552... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/style/luxe-life/article/New-Houston-home-design-shops-have-much-to-offer-13810864.php
Five Couples Escape the Familiar for Destination Weddings - Louisville.comTuesday, April 16, 2019
Read about each couple's special day below.Brea Wilson and DeArejon “Keeb” WhiteWed on October 10, 2018Brooklyn, New YorkPhotographer: Larisa Shorina Photography, New York CityAttire: Wedding gown from Bridal & Formal in Cincinnati. Blue Calvin Klein suit from Men’s Wearhouse.Hair: Bangs N Brows, BrooklynMakeup: Rese’s Makeup Artistry, Brooklyn “(The ceremony) was on the rooftop of 68 Jay Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn,” Brea says. “After the ceremony, we strolled around the streets to take pictures, and then hung out in Manhattan until 2 a.m. It was a good night!“Personally, I wanted the big wedding with the 200-plus guest list. Keeb never wanted that. We ultimately decided to travel away, and we’re both very happy that we did. We didn’t have to go crazy with planning a huge wedding. We wish we would have hired a wedding planner. It would’ve been helpful to have someone more experienced and also more familiar with the area to assist us. And maybe we should’ve shared the surprise with more of our close family and friends prior to the big day/announcement.”Taiesha N. Washington & Ke’Onda L. JarmonWed on June 23, 2018Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, FloridaPhotographer: Michael HammerAttire: Gilded Gown, Knoxville, Tenness... https://www.louisville.com/content/five-couples-escape-familiar-destination-weddings