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Florist invites selfies in window for ACLU donations - The Detroit NewsWednesday, April 11, 2018
President Barack Obama with Tara Douglass, horticulturalist, at her Detroit shop located in the Fisher Building.(Photo: Max Ortiz, The Detroit News)Buy PhotoDetroit — A florist at Pot + Box has turned her storefront window in the Fisher Building into backdrops inviting passersby to take photos for any donation to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. Lisa Waud, owner of Pot + Box flower shop, is well known for her designs, activism and as the producer of Flower House in 2015. She said for her next project, she was inspired when she saw Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald's national portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. "In the flower shop, we work in this fishbowl-type area where people can see us working as they walk by...kind of like an open kitchen," said Waud, 40. "I used that window for this project where I challenged myself to reproduce their backdrops." Waud said the displays were just supposed to be used as art "but then someone walked in and asked to sit in the chair and out of nowhere I said 'only if you donate to the ACLU." This week only, Waud invites guests into her storefront window to take photos from outside or inside the display for a d...
April 2, 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Choose Fashion Industry Florist for Royal Wedding, Live Nation ... - BizBashWednesday, April 11, 2018
PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE CHOOSE FASHION INDUSTRY FLORIST FOR ROYAL WEDDING: For their upcoming royal nuptials, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen a London-based florist well known for her work in the fashion industry. Vanity Fair: “While Kate and William followed in Prince Charles’ footsteps by choosing Royal Warrant holder Shane Connolly to fill Westminster Abbey with an avenue of trees, Harry and Meghan have opted for Philippa Craddock, the palace said Sunday. Known in the industry as a trend setter, whom Tatler described as 'a floral mastermind,' Craddock claims to be able to create any bride’s dream from 'a secret garden in a palace' to 'an outdoor botanical romance' promising clients 'We will make it happen… and most importantly ensure that you are centre stage on the day.' Royal Watch can reveal that Markle has been taking the lead with regards to her bridal bouquets. Prince Harry’s fiancée met with the Queen at Windsor in February to discuss the wedding arrangements and the monarch offered the services of the palace st...
The bloom is off the wall! A-list florist to the Kardashians says extravagant flower walls like the one used at Kim ... - Daily MailWednesday, April 11, 2018
Jeff Leatham, 46, has become one of the most Instagram-famous florists of his trade, thanks in part to regular endorsements by the Kardashian familyA native of Ogden, Utah, he is now based in Beverly Hills with a shop at the Four Seasons hotel in LA and is the artistic director of the Hotel George V in ParisKim Kardashian and her sisters have been known to enjoy flower walls, and Kim, 37, even tied the knot with Kanye West, 40, in front of one in 2014Kylie Jenner, 20, had a flower wall during her baby shower ahead of her daughter Stormi's birth last monthBut Jeff said in a new interview the walls are a thing of the past, especially since 'everyone wants a flower wall and no one realizes how expensive they really are'ByClemence Michallon For Dailymail.comPublished: 22:22 BST, 20 March 2018 Updated: 01:28 BST, 21 March 2018The celebrity florist behind the Kardashians' extravagant arrangements believes flower walls—one of the Kardashian-Jenner clan's favorite features—are now a thing of the past.Jeff Leatham, 46, has become one of the most... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5523633/Kardashian-florist-Jeff-Leatham-says-flower-walls-over.html
Woman whose body was found in florist parking lot took her own life ... - Press HeraldWednesday, April 11, 2018
LEWISTON — Police said the death of a 57-year-old woman whose body was discovered Wednesday morning in the parking lot of Roak the Florist has been ruled an apparent suicide.The woman was from the greater Lewiston area. Her remains were expected to be taken the Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta for an autopsy, where the official cause and manner of death will be determined, Lt. David St. Pierre said.Maine State Police crime scene investigators had been at the scene collecting evidence in case the death had been ruled suspicious. They turned over the scene to local detectives before 11 a.m., after homicide was deemed unlikely.< PreviousStaff Photo of the Day: Wednesday, April 11Next >Yarmouth may hold event to collect unwanted gunsfiled under:Related StoriesLatest ArticlesLife & CultureNation & WorldLocal & State...
Late with the flowers - The Telegraph (blog)Wednesday, April 11, 2018
My mother has a saying: “Don’t send me flowers when I’m gone.”It is a reminder to honor people while they are living. Don’t wait until the florist has to deliver lilies to the funeral home. Folks deserve shout-outs while they’re still around to hear them.So, it is with a sense of regret, I will share a couple of personal stories about Zell Miller two weeks after his passing. He changed my life in significant ways, and I never took the opportunity to tell him.He was indirectly responsible for the publication of my first book, “True Gris.” And he gave me encouragement at a time in my career when it made a difference.In 1997, Richard Hyatt, a writer from Columbus, came to the Macon office of Mercer University Press. He was editing his book “Zell: The Governor Who Gave Georgia HOPE.”Richard asked if I could help with some research. To show his appreciation, he later took me to lunch at The Grey Goose Players Club on Forsyth Road.Over a Gooseburger and fries, I picked Richard’s brain about the world of book writing. I told him I aspired to be a published author. I dreamed of having my name on the spine of a book. I wanted a De... http://www.macon.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/ed-grisamore/article208186804.html