Jeffersonville Flower Shop News
Going with tradition on Valentine's Day? Choose gifts with a fresh and local twist - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Muth’s Candies, at 630 E. Market St., has been around since the 1920s. Perusing their selection of handmade chocolates, caramels and brittles is like stepping back in time.Just across the bridge in Jeffersonville (347 Spring St.) is G.A. Schimpff’s Confectionery. This store also has a long history — it began in its present location in 1891 — and also boasts one of the few candy museums in the United States. While just walking around the place could be a Valentine’s treat itself (they offer tours), you can find just about any candy your heart desires, including some local treats such as Schimpff’s signature Red Hots, Modjeskas and Hard Fish candies.Cellar Door Chocolates was the Official Chocolate Sponsor of the 67th Emmy Awards. Its owner, Erika Chavez-Graziano, was a graduate research assistant at UofL when she realized her heart was no longer in academia. She decided to start a business based on the truffles she often made for friends and family. You’ll find locations in Butchertown Market, downtown Louisville and Oxmoor Center.If you like your chocolates with a little kick, check out Art Eatables, a chocolatier and confectioner located at 631 S. Fourth St. Their Small-Batch Bourbon Truffles are their signature version of the traditional bourbon ball. Even if you don’t like bourbon, you’ll like the combination with Belgian-style chocolate.
Find ideas for a Valentine's Day to remember - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Muth’s Candies, at 630 E. Market, and Schimpff’s Confectionery just across the bridge in Jeffersonville, are two of the oldest candy stores in the country. Perusing their selection of handmade chocolates, caramels and brittles is like stepping back in time.Cellar Door Chocolates was the Official Chocolate Sponsor of the 67th Emmy Awards. This business was founded by a UofL graduate student who wanted to sell the truffles she often made for friends and family. You’ll find locations in Butchertown Market, downtown Louisville and Oxmoor Center.If your loved one enjoys chocolate with a little kick, Art Eatables on 631 S. Fourth St. offers their signature version of the traditional bourbon ball. Even if you don’t like bourbon, you’ll like the combination with Belgian-style chocolate.Where to dineLouisville also offers delicious variety when it comes to romantic fine-dining establishments, and most of them are offering Valentine’s Day specials. Here are just a few standouts. Click on the links to check out remaining availability.Varanese on 2106 Frankfort Ave. is celebrating Valentine’s Day with its “Special Aphrodisiac Menu.”The English Grill at the Brown Hotel on 335 W. Broadway offers southern grace and the elegant feel of a private club.Jack Fry’s on 1007 Bardstown Road is a staple in Louisville’s culinary scene, having been recognized by several publications including The New York Times, Bon Appétit, and Southern Living.Asiatique on 1767 Bardstown Road is a sleek, upscale restaurant serving creative Asian-fusion fare.Whitehall Estate on 3110 Lexington Road is a historic local wedding venue. For Valentine’s Day, it will feature a four-course feast prepared by Chef Gregoire Guiot and served by candlelight.Eclectic mixLooking for a unique gift for that special someone? You’re bound to find it in one of Louisville’s many locally owned shops.Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi! on 701 W. Market has a gift basket for everyone, from spa gifts to gourmet treats. Their Valentine basket, “Just For Him,” includes Cajun-spiced pretzels, Screamin’ Mimi’s Salsa and chocolate-covered mint cups.Forage, a boutique retail shop on 1731 Frankfort Ave., offers a wide selection of curated interior plants, art, jewelry and gifts. Regalo, a fun and quirky shop on 562 S. Fourth Street, offers an eclectic mix of unique gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, contemporary decor and original art. Regalo also has a store in New Albany.Work the Metal on 1201 Story Ave. sells an extensive mix of locally made jewelry, clothing and accessories for men and women at affordable prices. Cordial Lee is a small, family-owned business in Mt. Washingt...
Can the season's plentiful poinsettia displays be harmful to you or your pets? - Colorado Springs GazetteMonday, December 17, 2018
Springs In Bloom florist, 318 E. Colorado Ave. Quite a number of the bad-tasting leaves would have to be consumed to sicken someone. An Ohio State University study showed that a 50-pound child would have to eat more than 500 poinsettia leaves to have any side effects.“Those beautiful flowers you’ve been so wary of keeping in your home during the holidays (lest they poison pets or children) are not toxic,” reports Live Science, citing a study that looked at nearly 23,000 cases of poinsettia exposure reported to poison control centers. None was fatal, and the most severe responses were stomach aches. The poinsettia fears probably were sparked, Live Science writes, by a 1919 case in which a child was said to have died after eating parts of a poinsettia, but neither the death nor the poinsettia connection was confirmed.The milky white sap inside the plant’s stem can cause an allergic reaction — especially among those with latex (rubber) allergies, since latex and poinsettia plants share several proteins. Possible skin irritation from the sap may include redness, swelling and itchiness. It also can irritate eyes. Generally, these reactions don’t require medical treatment unless they are severe and persistent.If you happen to rub poinsettia sap into your eyes... https://gazette.com/life/can-the-season-s-plentiful-poinsettia-displays-be-harmful-to/article_5a5f17ec-f4d6-11e8-8399-cbea3dc81409.html
Magnolia florist is headed to Tournament of Roses Parade - Magnolia Banner NewsMonday, December 17, 2018
The Rose Bowl is not only synonymous with the game, which this year pits Big-10 winner Ohio State against Pac-12 champion Washington, but it’s also forever linked with the New Year’s holiday and the grandiose, flower-filled floating masses of creativity, seemingly fallen from the floral gods.The Tournament of Roses Parade, now in its 130th year, on Jan. 1 will cruise 5.5 miles through the streets of Pasadena, California, on its way to the Rose Bowl. The event is televised by ABC, NBC, Hallmark Channel, and RFD-TV, and begins at 10 a.m. central. Besides the parade floats everyone has become so familiar with, with sponsors ranging from municipalities and international clubs to cruise lines to restaurant chains, the two-hour procession also features celebrity musical acts and specially invited marching bands to aid the lively event.But how is small town florist from southwest Arkansas invited to decorate and design one of these monstrous parade floats? By asking Joslin herself, it’s due to years of building her skills and chasing dreams.“I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager,” she said. “My aunt was a florist. She lived in Oklahoma City and came down and taught me the basics of floral design.”Joslin for a decade owned Bridget’s Holiday Shoppe on Magnolia’s square then freelanced in Texas before opening her current downtown floral operation last year. In that span, she gained multiple floral design certifications, including a Louisiana Master Floral license in 1999, an Arkansas Master ... http://www.magnoliabannernews.com/news/2018/dec/14/magnolia-florist-headed-tournament-roses-parade/
Florist Behind Melania Trump's Red Trees Calls Backlash Horrible - The Daily BeastMonday, December 17, 2018
USA Today that she doesn’t understand the “horrible” social-media backlash against the bright, berry-adorned trees. “I don’t know who first said it. Or why,” Ohio florist Vickie Wenstrup said. “The first thing I saw (on Google) was ‘Melania Trump covers the White House in blood for Christmas.’” While the first lady’s team thought of the red tree concept for the East Colonnade of the East Wing, Wenstrup and about 250 other volunteers labored for three days to make her vision a reality, sticking red berries on white styrofoam cones and working on other White House decorations. While Twitter users claimed the trees reminded them of blood or horror movies, Wenstrup said the trees may have been inspired by the holly topiary trees on White House grounds or the White House Red Room. First Lady Melania Trump defended the red trees this past week, telling people at a town hall that “everybody has a different taste” in the 21st century. “I think they look fantastic. I hope everybody will come over and visit it. In real life, they look even more beautiful,” Trump said. https://www.thedailybeast.com/florist-behind-melania-trumps-red-trees-calls-backlash-horrible
Poinsettias signify the holiday season - The PostMonday, December 17, 2018
We’re really just holding back for the big celebration at Christmas. So, when we set out the flowers and everything it means it’s full-on Christmas.”@email@example.com... https://www.thepostathens.com/article/2018/12/poinsettias-holiday-flower-florist-athens