Local Flower Shop News
Sorella Flower Company to close its retail space - Concord MonitorTuesday, November 08, 2016
And although Roberts, 29, is planning to close down her Sorella Flower Co. retail space in Contoocook, fans need not fear: Roberts will continue to provide local floral services, but instead of operating at 905 Main St., she will be working from a floral studio at home.And if you’re looking to grab a pre-made arrangement, you can head to Der Markt at Marklin in Contoocook, just across the Contoocook River at 28 Riverside Drive.Roberts said she is making the change because she would like to focus on wedding floral services, not because of a lack of traffic to her store. “This town is really supportive of its local businesses,” she said Wednesday. “For me, it’s about focusing on my passion instead of being all over the place.”Indeed, Roberts’s life is rooted in plants: She started out landscaping in Nantucket during her teenage summers, and she later got a job at a florist on the island and started doing weddings. She has a degree in ornamental horticulture from the Thompson School at the University of New Hampshire, and has been designing floral wedding arrangements on her own since 2010. She started her retail space in 2013 with her sister Sara.Roberts said she handpicks her flower... http://www.concordmonitor.com/Sorella-Flower-Company-to-close-space-in-Hopkinton-5749121
Silver Lake says goodbye to Tokio Florist and a Japanese-American legacy - The Eastsider LATuesday, January 08, 2019
Silver Lake — Bargain hunters, neighbors and old friends swarmed over the 100-year-old Tudor-style home that for decades housed the Kozawa family and their business – Tokio Florist.An estate sale provided an opportunity to explore the overgrown grounds and creaky house on Hyperion Avenue that has intrigued passersby in the busy commercial hub.Wedged between Jersey Mike’s and the Trader Joe’s parking lot, the two-story home is mostly hidden from view by shrubs, trees and other greenery. Out front, a faded and rusted Tokio Florist sign rises above the sidewalk.On Friday afternoon, Susie Kozawa watched as strangers wandered through the house she grew up in with her parents and grandmother. The visitors sorted through boxes and displays of everything from kitchenware and old Playboy magazines to pieces of Bauer pottery and florist ribbons, vases and other supplies.“It’s a privilege to be in the house,” one woman told Kozawa. “I’ve seen this house not knowing [what was inside] when I went to Trader Joe’s. All this, oh my god, it’s so fabulous, so wonderful.”Tokio Florist was originally loca... https://www.theeastsiderla.com/2018/11/silver-lake-says-goodbye-to-tokio-florist-and-a-japanese-american-legacy/
Top Flower Shops Near Woodland Hills - Woodland Hills MagazineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Woodland Hills and surrounding areas, remaining committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts backed by friendly and prompt service. Branding itself a “local family florist,” Woodland Warner Flowers goes out of its way to make every experience a pleasant one with hand-arranged flowers that are fresh and expertly handled by professional florists to give each gift that special, personal touch. Amongst the top flower shops near Woodland Hills, Woodland Warner Flowers boasts an assortment of lovely plants and dazzling gift baskets for any occasion. The store is located at 21212 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.Any of the shops mentioned above will definitely redefine “flower power” when you’re looking for that perfect bouquet this year, no matter the occasion. http://woodlandhillsmagazine.com/top-flower-shops-near-woodland-hills/
Marine Florists - Carrying on a 120 year long legacy - BKLYNERTuesday, January 08, 2019
Marine Florists at 1995 Flatbush Avenue, where Flatlands meets Marine Park at its northern tip, has been delivering flowers for every imaginable occasion – as well as “just because”- for 120 years. It’s 6 o’clock on a Sunday evening, and co-owner George Tsentzelis starts his weekend now. But instead of clocking out, he’s here, giving me a tour. “It’s a 14,000 square feet facility,” he starts off, spiffy in his Marine Florists uniform, a pocket of pens and a red rose embroidered above his heart. “Retail is on the main floor and the basement is for storage and refrigeration. It’s also where we do custom arrangements.”Bklyner reporting is supported by our subscribers and:George leads me through a thicket of houseplants—Spathiphyllum, Dieffenbachia, Bamboo—thriving in the indirect exposure of the northwestern storefront window. “Houseplants are very popular,” he observes... https://bklyner.com/marine-florists-just-because/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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Pater named lead florist at The Clubhouse at Baywood - Sussex CountianTuesday, January 08, 2019
Jun 13, 2018 at 8:00 PMDanielle Panarello, director of operations for The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro, announced the appointment of Shelby Pater to the position of lead florist at the restaurant and event venue, which is owned by SoDel Concepts.“With Shelby at the helm of our floral department, we can make our clients’ vision a reality,” said Panarello. “Shelby has extensive experience in the floral industry, and she’s up to date on all the trends.”A native of Southern Indiana, Pater began working in a floral shop while still in high school. She graduated from Indiana University with bachelor’s degree in visual communication and drama.She’s worked as a corporate trainer and lead designer for a retail store and for a Washington, D.C.,-area wedding planning company. Most recently, she’s been an independent florist and wedding planner.As lead florist at The Clubhouse at Baywood, Pater handles the floral arrangements for the restaurant and the event center. Her once-a-month floral workshop series is open to the public. The class, which includes a take-away arrangement, is $45.For more, visit sodelconcepts.com or baywoodclubho... http://www.sussexcountian.com/news/20180613/pater-named-lead-florist-at-clubhouse-at-baywood