Jeffersonville Flower Shop News
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...
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.
Cleveland's newest "it" florist has set up shop in Cleveland Heights - freshwaterclevelandTuesday, March 19, 2019
Building, Stems Fleur sells ready-made arrangements, plants, and locally made gifts, while also creating custom arrangements and servicing smaller weddings.Robertson, who is originally from Northeast Ohio, spent eight years in New York City working for some of the best floral designers in the industry. He and his partner, Chet Rojice, moved to New York on a whim and fell in love. While Rojice got a job at a synagogue, Robertson worked with floral powerhouses like Olivier Giugni of L’Olivier Floral Atelier.“I got to do some amazing things with him for five years,” Robertson says of working with 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... http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/StemsFleur010919.aspx
Rare Ohio plant found near Vermilion - Norwalk ReflectorTuesday, March 05, 2019
Jim Bissell, curator of botany at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, says the last known sighting of Carey’s smartweed (Persicaria careyi) in Ohio that he is aware of was in Erie County in 1894.But Bissell and some volunteers found it in 2017 near Vermilion, in Brownhelm Township in Lorain County, just across the Erie County border. It was in a Lorain Metro Parks wetland, Bissell said.The find was announced a few weeks ago in an article in the Ohio State Nature Preserves 2018 annual newsletter. The piece by Rick Gardner, chief botanist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, states that the rediscovery of Carey’s smartweed is part of Bissell’s “incredible long list of best finds over the 40 years of botanizing Ohio.”Gardner’s article says that Carey’s smartweed was last seen in Ohio in 1920. Asked about the differing accounts of how long the weed has been in hiding, Bissell says there may be another record for the plant he is unfamiliar with.Bissell explains that Carey’s smartweed is part of the smartweed group of plants. Smartweeds have flowers on top and like to grow in wetla... http://www.norwalkreflector.com/Local/2019/02/15/Rare-Ohio-plant-found-near-Vermilion
Aces of Trades – Griffin’s Floral Design - The Newark AdvocateSunday, February 10, 2019
He wanted me.” “Being from Detroit,” he added, “I never would have imagined living in Ohio, let alone being a florist! I thought as a kid I would be a famous soccer player. I never really thought more than that. But being obedient moved me in the direction that was intended. It’s come with many challenges, but I have much confidence this is where I belong.” Griffin said a typical day means he’s “pulled in many different directions, like any small business owner.” But he added, “I wouldn’t have it any other way.” He and co-owner wife, Sarah, oversee four locations: Pataskala, Newark, New Albany, and a wedding studio in downtown Columbus. “Relationship building is my true passion, always has been,” Griffin said. “I love to talk, unfortunately sometimes to a fault. I love having the freedom to meet new people, businesses and organizations. I love technology and learning how to incorporate it into our business. And I love event, party and wedding work, from big and showy to small and simple.” “Russ and I,” Sarah added, “have been fortunate to be able to work where God has led us. We like the flexibility that ownership gives us. We also have the sole responsibility of whether we ‘make it or not.’ We both like that challenge.” “Becoming a florist has been very rewarding,” her husband agreed. “I wouldn’t change a thing, even after all these years.” “It’s funny,” he thought aloud, “that you often end up where you start.” For more Griffin’s Floral Design corporate store is located at 378 S. Main Street in Pataskala. For more information, call 740-927-6088 or log on www.griffinsfloraldesigns.com. Aces of Trades is a weekly series focusing on people and their jobs – whether they’re unusual jobs, fun jobs or people who take ordinary jobs and make them extraordinary. If you have a suggestion for a future profile, let us know at email@example.com or 740-328-8821. https://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2018/11/05/aces-trades-griffins-floral-design/1699460002/
Petal Power: The 5 Best Florists In Pittsburgh - CBS PittsburghSunday, February 10, 2019
The Farmer’s Daughter FlowersPhoto: hannah z. /YelpEast Allegheny’s The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers, located at 431 E. Ohio St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist 4.5 stars out of 34 reviews.4. Alex’s East End Floral ShoppePhoto: emmy f. /YelpAlex’s East End Floral Shoppe, a flor... https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/02/09/best-florists-pittsburgh-flower-shops/