Ashville Flower Shop News
Business is blooming at Belle's Flower Truck - Tifton GazetteWednesday, April 11, 2018
Ever. Ever.”Belle Golden had an idea for a flower truck, where people could pick out their own bouquets that reflected who they were, what they liked. After a honeymoon to Nashville, Tenn and visiting a flower truck there, the idea stuck.Right before Valentine’s Day she told her husband Justin that she wanted to do it. Really do it. She told him they already have a truck at Espresso 41 that’s just sitting there.“You don’t drive it. We don’t use it for anything. I want to make it a flower truck,” she told him.Within days he had a logo designed and stickers printed. Belle ordered the first batch of flowers. She made a Facebook page and went to bed with 600 likes and woke up to more than 1,000. Today it has more than 2,000.Despite her fear that it wouldn’t be accepted, that people wouldn’t love it, that it would be a big flop, she did it anyway.Her grandmother was a florist. Belle grew up watching her arrange flowers and prepare bouquets. She advised her on where to order the flowers from and how to price them.With the support of her family, she opened the truck on a Friday noon in front of Espresso 41. She hoped that lunch traffic would help. But she got more than she ever dreamed. “It ... http://www.tiftongazette.com/news/business-is-blooming-at-belle-s-flower-truck/article_5311eaa6-321b-11e8-8c14-cf5020745e0e.html
The Underlying Cognitive Dissonance of the Left and the Right - National ReviewWednesday, April 11, 2018
In other words, zoning exists to transfer wealth from new buyers to existing owners.” In some places, for instance, regulations prohibit residents from having home businesses. Nashville even forced one couple to stop advertising their home address as a place of business, causing them to lose significant revenue. The result of such rules is that less affluent prospective homeowners must choose to live farther from centers of opportunity or move to less expensive, less economically fertile areas.Liberals must realize that such regulations are not the outcome of benevolent government actors. But of course, it isn’t just the Left that suffers from cognitive dissonance. The Captured Economy makes clear that the Right, too, has a log in its eye: Many conservatives and libertarians have taken it as their mission to defend the distribution of income in capitalist societies. Ironically, at the same time many of those same people criticize the enormous growth in government intervention and the resulting absence of serious competition in many sectors of the economy. But if it is true that the state has increasingly warped market competition, then that must show up in the distribution of income. It is no accident, we will argue later, that many of the richest Americans derived their wealth from sectors of the US economy where competition has been stifled and distorted. So conservatives and libertarians should not simply dismiss the subject of inequality as a function of envy or a hatred of free enterprise.Advertisement/sp...
Lucca's Flower Truck: A Mobile Flower Shop - The Newark AdvocateTuesday, February 27, 2018
Appearing at local events and markets, shes sells fresh-cut flowers from her 1960's Volkswagen truck.Hess' interest in the mobile flower business began with a flower truck she saw in Nashville. In that moment, she decided she wanted to make buying flowers easy, enjoyable, and based in community events."Lucca's Flower Truck was just a dream to me but then it suddenly became a reality," Hess said. "My family and I poured a lot of time and love into it and it has been such a learning experience for me, especially being 17 years old."Alexa Hess arranges flowers for sale on her truck. (Photo: Submitted)Scouting Craigslist for a suitable and reasonably priced truck, Hess found one for sale in Chillicothe. She has since set up accounts with flower wholesalers, and has obtained a transient vendor license. The rest is history."The community has shown me so much support and seeing smiles on everyone's faces when they are at a sale really just makes everything worth it. It is so fulfilling to see a dream come true and be successful. I can't wait to see what's next," she said. Alexa’s mother, Andrea Hess, adds, “People love seeing pretty flowers. Everybody’s made happier.”Lucca’s will make an appearance on Saturday, April 14 at the Country Greenhouse at 12161 Marne Rd in Newark. Additionally, on Friday, May 4, Lucca’s will be at the Vintage & Made Market in Lancaster and on Saturday, May 12 Lucca's will appear at the B... http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/2018/02/23/luccas-flower-truck-mobile-flower-shop/342369002/
Tripping Daisy flowers again at Homegrown Festival - Fort Worth Star TelegramTuesday, May 30, 2017
Porches (New York), Still Corners (England), Lower Dens (Maryland, though singer Jana Hunter is originally from Arlington), and second-billed Mutemath (New Orleans/Nashville) helped round out the 12-act, two-stage line-up this year.Mutemath turned in their usual crowd-pleasing set of angular, funky rock with singer Paul Meany twice diving into the crowd and drummer Darren King, one of the most athletic pounders in the business, keeping the energy level high. The barreling, bluesy rock of Austin’s White Denim was similarly ferocious.Earlier in the afternoon, the music of RC & the Gritz (Erykah Badu’s backing band) turned out to be perfect for a laid-back, sunny day as much of it was devoted to instrumental jams inspired by the likes of Mos Def and A Tribe Called Quest. Motorcade’s infectious, 80s-inspired rock, echoing with the strains of The Psychedelic Furs, The Church, and New Order, also toyed with the past while staying current.But two of the day’s most memorable performances came from Porches, whose moody, electro-tinged rock left an indelible impression, and Lower Dens, whose brooding yet melodic sensibilities (including a downcast cover of Hall & Oates “Maneater”) were especially effective.The second time was the charm for Dallas hip-hop/R&B act Cure for Paranoia who were supposed to play Fort Worth’s Fortress Festival two weeks ago but their set was canceled due to the expectation of bad weather. On Saturday, they showed off an engaging style and some convincing beats but, considering some of the lyrics, perhaps didn’t get the memo that there were going to be enough children (kids under 10 had free admission) running around that early in the day to make Homegrown look as much like a grade-school playground at recess as a music festival.Let's block... http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/music/article150483977.html
A novice's guide to giving flowers on Valentine's Day — or any day of the year - Worcester TelegramMonday, March 06, 2017
By Jon Gugala, Special To The Washington Post
Before Emily West became famous as a competitor (and later runner-up) in the 2014 season of "America's Got Talent," she was already a Nashville legend. I had the biggest crush on her, and so apropos of nothing and without introduction, I brought a dozen white roses to a show she was playing at a sold-out club.I went up to the stage before her performance, when West, blonde hair perfectly curled, was fiddling with gear. I thrust the flowers at her, mumbled a few forgettable words and then fled back to my table.If I had to pick one point when I learned that there were right and wrong ways to give flowers, that would be it."Out-of-the-blue flowers, when you're dating someone, are super-sweet," West told me over the phone recently. "When you get them from a stranger, it's … not as sweet."With this experience in mind, I set out to figure out the basics of bouquets, the fundamentals of flora, the rules of roses. Here are five guidelines for gifting flowers on Feb. 14 — or any day of the year.1. Flowers are appropriate any time.West remembers her favorite instance of receiving flowers: There was no special occasion, just a b... http://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20170213/novices-guide-to-giving-flowers-on-valentines-day---or-any-day-of-year
Be Local when preparing for prom - Uniontown Herald StandardTuesday, May 01, 2018
April being the busiest time — especially for seamstresses who make alterations. Lovat said her shop, which also carries silk flowers, receives customers from as far away as West Virginia and Ohio.This year’s trends for prom include mermaid gowns with a fluffy bottom as well as a two-piece gown that includes a separated bodice and skirt.“Some like the plain but more like the bling,’’ said Lovat. “Then they get the accessories: shoes and jewelry. It all has to blend in.’’Popular jewelry pieces include rose gold and blue sapphire, Lovat said, while popular colors for gowns this year include black, gray, white and champagne.Regarding tuxedos, Ptak said, “Basic black is still used but many are going for fashionable colors in the blue family: navy, cobalt and indigo. Slim-fitting pants are almost a must for those who like and can wear it. Slim-fitting tuxedos are extremely popular. It’s the look you see on TV: a shorter coat and slim fit is very popular.’’Ptak said many youths want to coordinate with their date’s outfit but some want their own looks. Matching vests are as popular as colored vests.“What’s really popular are bow ties,’’ said Ptak, noting some even choose plaid and multi colors.He observed that where youths came in alone or with their dates in the past, today it becomes a family event with lots of photographs taken.Photographs are also popular at hair salons where many youths are experiencing their first formal hairstyle.“Braids are in at the moment,’’ said Morriston. “But it’s usually an updo where you curl and pin everything.’’Morriston said hairdressers can add glitter or a piece the youths bring in, such as a broach, to accessorize the young lady’s hair.Don’t wait too long to order flowers as Steve Neubauer, of Neubauer’s Flowers in Uniontown, noted many proms are taking place over Mother’s Day weekend, already a busy time for florists. Order early to find the best selection of flowers.When you do order, there’s a variety of choices.“Hand-tied nosegays are the most popular this year,’’ said Neubauer, “followed by wrist corsages and arm bouquets.’’As for colors, Neubauer said, “With technology, everybody has plenty of colors. The colors are as varied as the dresses.’’He explained flowe...
Edward Hubbard Stewart - The Star DemocratWednesday, April 11, 2018
Stewart, who pastored Methodist Churches in the Havre de Grace and Ellicott City area. Ed was predeceased by his sister, Linda Stewart Eklof.Ed was born in Baltimore on May 26, 1914. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and transferred to the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He earned a BA in Vocal Performance and a Master’s Degree in Musicology and Hymnology. He felt privileged to have sung in the Westminster Choir, touring with the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestras led by prominent conductors of the time, including Arturo Toscanini and Leopold Stokowski. Ed also sang with the Westminster Choir during the recording sessions for the 1940 Disney movie “Fantasia.”During WWII, Ed worked as the director of music for churches in Philadelphia and Baltimore and served in the Coast Guard’s Chesapeake Bay patrol.In the 1950’s, Ed pursued a dual career in church music and home contracting in Florida. In the early 1960’s, when his marriage ended, he returned to Maryland, settling in Oxford. He continued his home building work and also his musical career, becoming the Director of Music for the newly formed Presbyterian Church, where he met and married Mary Trader Dyott, a member of the choir.After Mary’s passing in 2001, while living in Easton, he remained active in the church, was a member of the S... http://www.stardem.com/obituaries/edward-hubbard-stewart/article_da8e54da-1939-579f-b9c5-75bdc5e68906.html
Hidden Gems in the CLE: Love, Anji Paper Florist makes a colorful gift last - fox8.comWednesday, April 11, 2018
We're talking about the Hidden Gems in the CLE. And, thanks to our friends at Destination Cleveland, we're showing you one of Northeast Ohio's coolest places.Love, Anji Paper Florist does it all for people who want to spend extra time with their flowers. They're handcrafted paper flowers, made intricately to look like the real thing.You can even make them smell like your favorite flower by adding a scent, sold in-house.Anji Barshick got into paper-flower making when she did her own wedding. That eventually led to opening her own business inside the 5th Street Arcades in 2013.Barshick says the process can take up to 30 minutes per flower, but the result is stunning. The shop has just about every flower you can imagine having for a multitude of occasions.Not only can you make your own bouquet in the store, Barshick also takes custom orders. But flowers aren't the only items you can pick up at Love, Anji. There's a large array of handcrafted cards, stationary, and Cleveland mementos for purchase.If you're someone who wants a Mother's Day floral gift to last a little longer, or you have allergies to certain bloomers, this is a good fit for you.**For a sneak peek at Love, Anji, watch our Facebook Live!**For much more about Love, Anji Paper Florist, click here.Look for our hashtag on social media: #HiddenGemsCLE. Do you know of one in Cleveland? Send ideas to lbuckingham@f... http://fox8.com/2018/03/20/hidden-gems-in-the-cle-love-anji-paper-florist-makes-a-colorful-gift-last/
Saving spring: How the Ohio River almost stole thousands of tulips - Cincinnati.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Smale Park, thank the intrepid workers at the jewel of a park on the city's riverfront.Tulip beds, park workers know from experience, get wet when the Ohio River hits 55 feet. And the water was rising on Presidents Day, Feb. 19.How to save spring? How to make sure those tulips survive drowning?The team that tends Smale Park went to battle stations.They were ready. When the park flooded three years ago, the workers had made a point of watching how far up the water came and what was going to be planted there.The park florists – actually they're horticulturalists – saw that the tulip bulbs in the Memory Garden bed needed attention.Workers all over the park were moving the foot piano, chess pieces, picnic tables and all the stuff that required electricity. They also moved salt and mulch and potting soil. (They moved everything into the parking garage only to learn that the garage would also be submerged. So they moved all that stuff again.)But the bulbs, planted in an intricate pattern of undulating color, couldn't be just yanked out of the ground and put in a bag and replanted when the water dropped.The bed was replanted this year with bulbs to create a special ombre effect, shading from dark purple to light pink. (Photo: Provided by Corrie Carswell)It was supposed to be this fabulous show of color. "We were excited to see how it turned out," said florist Corrie Carswell.So, moving the bulbs required some, well, innovation."As a Hail Mary to try to protect 3,500 tulips, we tarped and sandbagged the overlook bed," she said.A ...