Local Flower Shop News
Cherry Hill Flower Barn Moves to Pennsauken, Bayard's Adds Dunkin Donuts - NJ PenTuesday, April 11, 2017
After 35 years in the carriage house at the edge of the Bayard’s Chocolate House in Cherry Hill, florist Rick Cuneo is relocating to the Pennsauken Industrial Park, displaced by a Dunkin Donuts.By Matt Skoufalos April 4, 2017Rick Cuneo in his expanded retail location at Flower Barn Pennsauken. Credit: Matt Skoufalos.“I feel I’m breathing for the first time in a long time,” said Cherry Hill Flower Barn owner Rick Cuneo.It’s a curious sensation to be putting down roots after 35 years, but at the end of an uncertain six months, the resolution to his story is a welcome one, Cuneo said.When the florist learned in August that his landlord, Frank Glaser of Bayard’s Chocolate House, planned to bulldoze his shop in order to add a Dunkin Donuts to the other half of his lot, “you go to that dark place,” Cuneo confessed.“I’m losing my business, I’m not going to be able to pay my mortgage,” he remembered thinking. Rents along Route 70 were prohibitively expensive. Cuneo wondered how long he’d be able to extend his month-to-month lease.As it turned out, he learned, “Somebody’s wat... http://www.njpen.com/cherry-hill-flower-barn-moves-to-pennsauken-bayards-adds-dunkin-donuts/
NJ Pen Weekly Recap: Workers Protest Halt to Road Projects, Cherry Hill Flower Barn to be Displaced by Dunkin Donuts - NJ PenTuesday, August 23, 2016
Audubon firefighter and volunteer Paul Price, Sr.View the story “NJ Pen Weekly Recap: Workers Protest Halt to Road Projects, Cherry Hill Flower Barn to be Displaced by Dunkin Donuts” on StorifyGet more local news that matters. Check out NJ Pen on Facebook and Twitter, or click here to become a supporter. http://www.njpen.com/nj-pen-weekly-recap-workers-protest-halt-to-road-projects-cherry-hill-flower-barn-to-be-displaced-by-dunkin-donuts/
Vote 4 The Best: Michael B. Anthony in Detroit wins Best Wedding Florist - WDIV ClickOnDetroitTuesday, March 19, 2019
Congratulations to Michael B. Anthony on being voted the BEST wedding florist in Metro Detroit in our 2018 Vote for the Best campaign! Owner and founder of Michael B. Anthony, Michael Bak, states, "Michael B. Anthony to me is uniqueness. We pride ourselves upon creating one of a kind and custom designs for our couples." Michael B. Anthony was voted 'Best Wedding Florist' for the THIRD year in a row in Local 4’s Vote 4 the Best. Before evolving his business, Michael participated in Eastern Market Sunday as well as other vintage markets. He also took part in alternative wedding expos, such as Detroit Gets Married, a mock wedding reception utilizing some of Detroit's best vendors in the wedding industry. "I have always had a passion for gardening, decorating and socializing... As my mother would say I had the gift of gab!" Michael says flowers can ma... https://www.clickondetroit.com/vote-4-the-best/vote-4-the-best-michael-b-anthony-in-detroit-wins-best-wedding-florist
Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundings. Japanese Embassy ladies who were detailed at the time to look after her were, however, full of praise. She learned the characteristics of different flowers, appreciated their exoticism, and accorded them respect and dignity. She believes that each individual flower, like each individual flower arranger, has personality that should shine through.
Ikebana arrangementsShe was sent overseas again by the Japan Foundation. On a separate tour she accompanied the charismatic Hiroshi Teshigahara, who succeeded his father as president of the Sogetsu school. Although making annual overseas trips became her routine, there was nothing routine in the conduct of each one. "Every time I was received very differently. Some audiences had some basic understanding of ikebana. Some had never seen it."Ms Fukushima rose to every occasion, dealing with the unexpected, and joining in with anything going on. She learned to dance the flamenco. She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
Budding florist blooms in Turlock - The Turlock JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
Name of business: Heidi Hearts FlowersType of business: FloristLocation: @heidiheartsflowers on InstagramHours: By appointmentContact information: email@example.comSpecialty: WeddingsHistory of business:If you ask Turlock resident Heidi Williamsabout her job, she’ll tell you she never intended on becoming a small businessowner. But all it took was one simple request from a friend who needed flowersfor her wedding for Williams to step into the world of floriculture and neverlook back.Williams started Heidi Hearts Flowers soonafter that wedding in April 2018, providing floral services for local weddings,events and even home deliveries on occasion. Since then, she’s been kept busyensuring some of the most important days of her clients’ lives are just asbeautiful.“After helping with that initial friend’swedding, playing with flowers honestly became a means of creative therapy forme,” Williams said. Dreams of creating floral masterpieces for thecommunity first began for Williams soon after she was d... https://www.turlockjournal.com/news/local/budding-florist-blooms-turlock/
Mystery Sender of Cardi B's Tom Petty Flowers Revealed - TMZTuesday, March 19, 2019
Tom Petty for a Grammys bouquet she received -- but, TMZ has learned who REALLY did the honors.Sources tell us ... celebrity florist Annie Wonderlich, owner of Art Fleur, sent the bouquet wishing Cardi luck at the award show. We're told Cardi is one of her clients, and Annie also delivered a Grammy arrangement to Lady Gaga. After getting the flowers, Cardi looked at the back of the card -- which contained a Petty lyric -- and thought they were from him. She thanked Tom on social media ... prompting the internet to quickly point out that would be pretty freakin' amazing (as in, impossible) since TP sadly died nearly 2 years ago.Although, we're sure Ghost Tom's probably a Bardi fan. The sender's true identity was there the whole time ... because the other side of the card had a note from Annie reading, "Cardi B! Wishing you LOVE, LIGHT & LUCK tonight at the Grammys! All the best! XOXO, The Art Fleur Team."We're told Annie's company has TONS of celeb clients, including Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift, and every special delivery comes with a card quoting someone famous -- like Oscar Wilde, Claude Monet, David Bowie, and in this instance, Petty.As for the flowers ... we're told the $600 arrangement is dubbed "Ms. B" and stands 3 and a half feet tall!!! There are 250 vendulas, orange crush and garden roses ... and monster leaves painted with 24-karat gold!!!Yeah, if you spend that much on flowers, you deserve the credit. No offense to Tom ... who we all k... https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/14/cardi-b-tom-petty-flowers-grammys/
Cleveland's newest "it" florist has set up shop in Cleveland Heights - freshwaterclevelandTuesday, March 19, 2019
Giugni. “And coming from Ohio, he kicked the old design [styles] out of me. He was tough on me, but I learned a lot.”Robertson also secured the title of weekly florist for a store selling fashion icon Carolina Herrera’s designs while in New York. “It taught me a lot,” he says. “I got to be around really beautiful fashion and that kind of world every week.”Then, six years ago, Robertson and Rojice decided it was time to come home. The two moved to Shaker Heights and started their own business in the basement three years ago—Robertson working the creative end and Rojice doing bookkeeping (alongside his day job at Dealer Tire’s IT department).“We literally started from scratch in the basement, banging my head on everything, making arrangements, wrapping them, and delivering them,” Robertson says. “That grew up into the dining room and kitchen and out into the garage. Finally, Chet was like, ‘Okay, I think we need to find another space.’ We were getting too big, and I couldn’t do weddings out of the house.”Robertson and Rojice decided to rent an old warehouse in Ohio City, which offered more workspace but wasn’t geared toward attracting customers. Then, last summer, the couple's friend Shawn Paul told them about a storefront that had opened up next door to his salon. “I came in here and was like, ‘It’s perfect,’” recalls Robertson of his new store.Robertson and Rojice spent two months renovating the shop to their liking and opened Stems Fleur in September. He describe the new store as a “European flower shop with a modern twist to it.”“Chet and I built [and] painted everything, because we were on such a budget,” Robertson says. “It was a knife store before, so everything was dirty and old and beat up.The large studio allows Robertson to easily create his custom interior designs. "The back studio is great for me because everything is right at my fingertips," says Robertson. "When we have more work, we have more people who come in and we can all work around the table.”In addition to custom arrangements and interior floral and plant designs—such as a moss Zen garden in a mid-century modern house—Robertson has a selection of “designers choice” arrangements starting at $59.95 and themed arrangements, available both in the store and online. He employs a retired couple to deliver flowers all over Cuyahoga County.Robertson’s local projects include Fashion Week Columbus, Columbus Museum of Art, and Eton Chagrin Boulevard. He has also designed Orchid Mania at the Cleveland Botanical Garden for the past two years, as well as their annual holiday Glow show.Moving forward, Robertson has his eyes on the courtyard outside his back door, where Shawn Paul Salon patrons often gather. When the spring arrives, he plans to adorn the courtyard with planters full of his designs. He has been working with a Cleveland Heights event planner and says he hopes to host local vendors in the courtyard this summer.“I want to start doing more local things,” he says. “The neighborhood has really embraced us... http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/StemsFleur010919.aspx