Milan Flower Shop News
Yuletide bling on a budget:London's florist to the stars reveals the secret to affordable Christmas decorations - Homes and PropertyTuesday, December 19, 2017
Lady Gaga flies florist Neill Strain to Milan. A recent commission was to create a giant “DV” in roses and gardenias for Donatella Versace’s party. Joan Collins adores him. He’s in Kanye West’s address book — and Victoria Beckham’s. Neill, 34, the Belgravia florist with a Northern Irish lilt, is a flower obsessive.The outside of his shop in West Halkin Street is unmissable, a real crowd stopper. Neill Strain Floral Couture has recently also moved into Harrods. At Christmas, he and his team are frantically wiring, tying and arranging, often working through the night.Manoeuvring tall Christmas trees and huge arrangements into some of his wealthy London clients’ homes full of precious porcelain and priceless furniture can be a heart-stopping, hazardous business.Show stoppers: go big with baubles“When we take large trees and hundreds of decorations into these exquisite homes, we have to plan our moves like a military operation.” But Neill loves Christmas. “It’s a time of creative paradise,” he enthuses. “There are almost no...
Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber Wore Nothing But A Bouquet of Flowers On The Moschino Runway - HarpersBAZAAR.comTuesday, October 10, 2017
Moschino's Jeremy Scott is known to take the themes of his collections quite literally (in case you forgot, last season's models wore actual trash down the runways) and his show in Milan today was no exception. For Spring 2018, the designer was inspired by florals—and no, not the kind that would make Miranda Priestly scoff–but actual life-size flowers. Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowWhile the show started with a punk-twist on My Little Pony, the final 18 looks quickly flipped a switch, embracing blown-up flowers, butterflies, and nature in bloom. Taking the floral theme to new heights, Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber closed the show wearing matching bouquets of flowers—ribbons and all: GettyGerber even had flowers growing out of her white over-the-knee boots, which seems like a logical way to make winter boots work for spring. GettyAdvertisement - Continue Reading BelowBut those weren't the only flower-inspired looks. Joan Smalls walked the runway in a skirt made out of red roses: GettyAdvertisement - Continue Reading BelowWhile another model wore a callalily-shaped gown:GettyAnd then this model just wore nothing but a shrub of flowers from head-to-toe:div cla... http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-week/a12447089/moschino-spring-2018/
Romantic, fragrant plants you can grow for bodily balance - Green ProphetTuesday, June 13, 2017
This is time to spend doing things such as gardening. Maybe you have a large yard where you can house chickens and goats and heirloom roses that you found in the countryside near Milan. But even on a small plot, patio, rooftop, fire escape, and even inside, luxury can be found in all types of gardening.“It’s one of the most simple and spiritual acts anyone can do,” says Brooklyn florist a href="http://www.vogue.c...
King of flowers Thierry Boutemy draws on his roots for secret garden - The Australian Financial ReviewTuesday, May 02, 2017
Stephen ToddAs an urban agglomeration, Milan presents a cold face. Its stoic, historical stone facades are handsome fortifications that echo the bombast of its Sforza castle. Adding to the city's stand-offishness, since the 1950s many mid-rise buildings have been covered in faceted ceramics designed by architect Gio Ponti to sparkle as the frequent rains pour down. It's poetic but hardly joyous.One of the wonderful things about the annual Milan Furniture Fair – beyond the chance to see design at the zenith of excellence – is that for one week a year the iron gates to many otherwise impregnable palazzi are thrown open to welcome visitors to the launches and presentations and parties that happen all across town.One fortuitous discovery earlier this month was the private garden of the 18th-century Palazzo Borromeo d'Adda. Its neoclassical facade gives onto the bustling Via Manzoni, but the secluded courtyard could be in the far-flung fields of Lombardy. Especially after the Brussels-based French florist Thierry Boutemy ratchet... http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/king-of-flowers-thierry-boutemy-draws-on-his-roots-for-secret-garden-20170420-gvohjn
Holistic Travel: Flower-Based Beauty - Paste MagazineTuesday, April 11, 2017
While walking through the boutique-lined streets of Brera in Milan last week, I stumbled across a pop-up shop with a flower-lined entrance. As I walked inside, an architect table was converted into a makeshift florist, with flowers and branches divided by color and style sitting in piles. As girls expertly weaved these petals into flower crowns akin to what you’d see at music festivals like Coachella, a tall Italian man with one of these flower arrangements jutting out of his suit pocket approached me. “Have you smelled the new Botanicals?” he asked. He was referring to L’Oréal Paris’ recently launched nature-inspired haircare line, Botanicals Fresh Care. The pop-up shop was filled with laboratory-style flasks holding the different flowers and herbs that went into the accompanying products. Playing on the organic and eco-friendly trend, these products replaced silicone, parabens and dye with raw, natural materials like coconut- and soy-based botanicals, each with a specific purpose. Coriander, for example, is meant to revitalize fragile hair, while camelina oil softens and smooths. “Our goal is to offer a premium experience and high-quality products inspired by nature to the largest number of people as possible, especially devotees of a healthy lifestyle—those who, if given the option, would choose their bike over a moped and organic food over junk food—as well as eco-conscious consumers,” explained Anne Machet, L’Oréal Paris deputy CEO International, in a recent statement on the debut of the new hair care brand.Provence-based line L’Occitane has looked to flowers and herbs for its plant-based products for nearly two decades now, drawing inspiration from wild growing flowers like the golden Immortelle. Known to never fade (even after it’s been picked), the brand made this Corsican plant from the Balagne region mainstream in 2001. The products play on the flower’s anti-inflammatory and healing benefits used traditionally in Mediterranean medicinal practices. The result: a collection centered around anti-aging, with regenerative products used in facial treatments at five-star spas in the South of France, such as Spa b...
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
The unusual red Christmas trees at the White House were a special opportunity for Ohio florist - ABC Action NewsMonday, December 17, 2018
AMELIA, Ohio -- They look like Muppets, according to parts of the internet . Or maybe the hall leading to a video game boss battle.The 45 red berry trees lining the White House's east colonnade instantly went viral when first lady Melania Trump unveiled the holiday decorations on which she'd reportedly worked since early August.The People’s House @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season! pic.twitter.com/oejKW3mC15 — Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 26, 2018 Although the complete array of decorations includes more traditional choices — green trees with white and gold ornaments, a gingerbread National Mall and strings of blue-white lights — attention lingered on the red trees, which some ... https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/national/the-unusual-red-christmas-trees-at-the-white-house-were-a-special-opportunity-for-ohio-florist
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
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.”@firstname.lastname@example.org... https://www.thepostathens.com/article/2018/12/poinsettias-holiday-flower-florist-athens