Lindsay Flower Shop News
Liz Cooper & The Stampede Debut Album 'Window Flowers' Receiving Rave ReviewsTuesday, August 14, 2018
Album artwork; Photo credit: Lindsay Patkos Liz Cooper & The Stampede is featured on today’s WXPN “World Café”—listen here. Hosted by NPR’s Ann Powers, the performance and interview were recorded live from Nashville’s Sound Stage Studios and features songs from the band’s acclaimed debut album, Window Flowers. Of the set, World Café proclaims, “Call it psychedelic, call it classic or call it the sound of new Nashville. Liz Cooper & The Stampede are leading the rock pack in Tennessee right now…[Window Flowers is] one of the summer’s most refreshing listens.”Window Flowers is out now on the band’s own label, Sleepyhead Records, via Thirty Tigers. (stream/purchase here) and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim…In celebration of the release, the band will join Phosphorescent and Houndmouth on tours this fall. These shows follow the band’s busiest touring year-to-date, which fea... https://guitargirlmag.com/news/music-news/liz-cooper-the-stampede-debut-album-window-flowers-receiving-rave-reviews/
What You Need to Know about Milwaukee's Newest Flower-powered Startup - Milwaukee MagazineWednesday, April 11, 2018
Dreams, operates out of Chicago and Milwaukee and is slated to open a brick and mortar store in Walker’s Point in less than a month. In anticipation of the event, we sat down with marketing manager Lindsay Leinenkugel to ask her about the company and its charitable focus. How is Flowers for Dreams unlike a traditional florist?First and foremost, we give back 25 percent of profits to charity every month. And we’re actively putting on events with the charities and partnering with them. Flowers for Dreams is a modern company. It’s not your average florist offering balloons and gifts. All of our flowers are locally crafted, and we source locally grown flowers as much as we can. Photo courtesy of Twin Lens WeddingsHow do you decide which charities to donate to each month?We open our charity application every year in October. We invite nonprofits in Milwaukee and Chicago to apply. And we get the core team together to pitch our favorite charities to each other. Some of the charities hit really close to home for some of us. After that, we all vote. Teens Grow Greens is our April charity. It’s a really cool organization that provides local kids with paid internships and teaches them about sustainability. We support both small and large charities. The Hunger Task Force and Milwaukee Public Library get our support too. Who’s a typical Flowers for Dreams customer?Everyone loves flowers, and they make such a cool and thoughtful gift, so anyone can really appreciate the bouquets. But Milwaukee-area Millennials seem to love the company’s charity aspect especially. Do weddings account for a large portion of your sales?As a whole, weddings and events are a big part of our business. We’re going to do more than 500 weddings this year, but daily deliveries still play a major part too.Why did the company want to expand to Milwaukee?Proximity to Chicago was important. We needed to be close to the next location, so the drive would be easy. Know...
When Mom Cancels Appointment to Take Care of Sick Son, Company Sends Her Flowers - Good News NetworkTuesday, February 27, 2018
Sometimes it’s the smallest good deeds that mean the most to us. In Lindsay Pualoa’s case, it was a bouquet of flowers that was delivered to her door on Monday.The mother from Ashburn, Virginia had spent most of the might taking care of her son AJ. The toddler had been feeling sick, and by the time the sun came up, he wasn’t feeling any better.“He was still a hot mess (in the) morning so I cancelled an annual furnace check I had scheduled with our HVAC company,” Pualoa wrote on Facebook. “I just apologized for the late notice, said I had a sick kid at home, and didn’t think much more about it. Three hours later, my doorbell rings and there is a florist at my door.”The HVAC company, AllTech Services from Sterling, had sent Pualoa flowers with a note saying that they hoped AJ felt better soon.“I’m floored! I’ve never had something like this happen before,” she added.WANT TO READ MORE STORIES ABOUT BUSINESSES DOING GOOD? CHECK OUT THESE OTHER ARTICLES FROM OUR GNN ARCHIVES… (Photo by Lindsay Pualoa)When Girl Asks For a Day Off For Dad, Google Gi...
The New Wave in Floral Arrangements - New York TimesTuesday, September 26, 2017
By LINDSAY TALBOTSpiked Bismarck palm fronds, dramatic clusters of flamingo-pink anthuriums, flowering quince branches — MetaFlora’s bold arrangements are unexpected and irreverent, marrying ikebana-inflected minimalism with a dash of kitsch. Founder Marisa Competello, a former fashion stylist, constructs her sculptural compositions — which she often coats in layers of spray paint — from her Chinatown studio in Manhattan. ‘‘My work is an overdose of the ’80s,’’ she says.Competello is one of the highly individual, personality-driven floral designers who are pushing the craft in new directions. Rather than fetishizing a particular flower or color, their focus is on composition — the more distinctive, the better — a clear departure from the tidy, symmetrical centerpieces that defined the early 2000s floral aesthetic. Their styles may differ wildly — spare and undone, Pop Arty and daring, or wild and painterly — but along with form, the thing that unites these young designers is the depth o...
Business is blooming at local flower farms - Toledo BladeTuesday, August 15, 2017
Laura Brewster, of Barn Swallow Farm, said they hear similar positive comments about their locally grown bouquets at farmer’s markets.“We’re kind of following the paradigm of local food,” said Lindsay Daschner, who supplies area florists with a comparatively larger operation in Fairest Flowers. “People are like, ‘I want to know where my food comes from.’ The next thing is: Where do my flowers come from?”But there are practical reasons to look local, too, as growers like Ms. Daschner and florists like Mrs. Geiman are quick to point out. Local growers can often provide a wider variety of blooms, including more delicate ones that would not weather an overseas journey well.Vibrant and multi-petaled dahlias, which have been blooming in local fields and greenhouses recently, stand as one example.Local growers can also test out less-than-common varieties, and in turn offer those to florists at a reasonable price, with a versatility that larger overseas farms often cannot.“Maybe we can grow just a little patch of something that might be expensive to ship in,” Mrs. Brewster said. “For us it’s no big deal. [Florists] can afford to play with it.”And, as both florists and consumers tend to appreciate, local growers can generally offer fresher and consequently longer-lasting blooms than their out-of-country counterparts. Whereas an imported flower might be cut immaturely, so that its petals will be ready to open by the time it’s unpacked from a dry box, growers like Ms. Daschner or Miss Van Houtte can afford to wait for ideal conditions.“Our flowers are at peak ripeness,” Ms. Daschner said. “There’s no compromise in color or fragrance or vase life.”Local operations range significantly in scope. Fairest Flowers, which began under Dean Miller about 30 years ago, operates as a full-time business year-round through heated greenhouses. Ms. Daschner, who works with Mr. Miller, said they supply about 75 area florists.That compares to Ms. Berry, of Posey Jane, who first planted her half-acre or so of flowers beside her home three years ago. Her interest was piqued when she and her sister did their own floral arrangements for a handful of family weddings. Ms. Berry sells primarily at farmer’s markets and considers her flower business something of a hobby and side job.Somewhere in between those two is Barn Swallow Farm, where Mike and Laura Brewster tend fields totaling 2 to 3 acres with the help of their five children. The children range in age from 5 to 15, and each keeps an eye on their own special crop.The Brewster family has been supplying local florists since the late ’90s and, this year, began selling their own bouquets at a farmer’s market in in Whitehouse. (Mrs. Brewster and 10-year-old Rosemary are the family floral designers.) It’s a full-time operation for the family in the summer, when Mr. Brewster, who is a science teacher at Otsego High School, can dedicate the time to fields of dianthus, lisianthus, celosia, and the always popular sunflowers.The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers... http://www.toledoblade.com/Gardening/2017/08/08/Business-is-blooming-as-buy-local-movement-spurs-growth-at-flower-farms.html
The inspiring story of the woman who made the flowers for Alabama's most talked-about wedding - AL.comTuesday, March 05, 2019
I passed out and woke up with no hands and legs,” she says.Diagnosed with sepsis, she was in a coma for two weeks, given a 15 percent chance to live. Her parents came from Oklahoma, thinking they might be saying goodbye to her. But, after six months in the hospital and with the help of Dr. Darren Mason, she survived. His decision to amputate her limbs saved her life, she says. To this day, whenever she sees him, she cries tears of joy in appreciation for him. The doctor told her she was lucky to have sought medical attention when she did.Following her stay in the hospital and rehabilitation, she ended up moving to Norfolk, Va., to live with her sister, then to Oklahoma City, where her parents live, for two years. While she was there, she helped take care of her now-9-year-old nephew, her brother’s son, who has cerebral palsy. After meeting Michael, a photographer, online, she eventually moved to California to be with him. When they decided to get married, he really wanted a traditional wedding, but Jackie is too practical to spend too much money on things like flowers.While she was stressing out, she happened to see an episode of “Shark Tank” featuring a product called Eco Flower – sustainable, recyclable floral arrangements made of wood and other materials. “How cool is that?” she thought. She ordered a bouquet from the company and held it when she walked down the aisle in Berkeley, Calif., on June 25, 2017.She also catered her own wedding and made all the decorations herself.Living in California was expensive, though, so after their wedding Jackie suggested they move to Mobile. “I had a really big support system” during her ordeal, she says. “That’s why I love Mobile so much and why I’m back.”They bought a cute fixer-upper cottage and transformed one of the bedrooms into her neatly organized craft room. Prosthetic hands never worked for her, she says, so she uses a battery strap around her wrist to hold an array of tools such as paint brushes to dye and paint her balsa wood flowers, making them look as real as possible. Then, with the help of a wooden chopstick, she arranges them in tiny terra-cotta pots and dainty tea cups. “I’m addicted to miniature things,” she says.Last March, she decided to start selling some of her creations at the monthly ArtWalk event in downtown Mobile. “It was scary as all get-out,” she says. “But I’m one of those people who always jump off the ledge.”Big dayShe took another risk in September, when she splurged on a booth at the Daphne Jubilee Festival. But it was there that she met Tracy Roberts and her daughter, Mary Bourne, who was planning a wedding to James Butts on Dec. 29, 2018.“Wh... https://www.al.com/life/2019/02/the-inspiring-story-of-the-woman-who-made-the-flowers-for-alabamas-most-talked-about-wedding.html
Bettye Myers, retired professor and dedicated community member, dies at 92 - Denton Record ChronicleTuesday, March 05, 2019
Watts said. “Her dedication and her heart were infectious. She could motivate people and bring out the best in people, and was such a powerful force in our community.”Born in Heavener, Oklahoma, Myers attended TWU when it was known as the Texas State College for Women, earning her bachelor’s degree in 1946 and her master’s the following year, both degrees in health, physical education and recreation. In 1960, she earned a doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Michigan. In 1961, she rejoined TWU as a faculty member.After so many years at the institution, Myers was a guiding light in helping Feyten understand TWU — and for laughs, regularly using a collection of one-liners and phrases like “It’s great to be me!”“She, to me, really symbolized the saying ‘TWU is a campus with a heart,’” Feyten said. “To me, she epitomizes that. She’s a caring face to the campus, the students, the staff and faculty. That’s who she was, and she wanted to make sure I knew that about TWU. She made that very real.”It wound up being Feyten who encouraged Myers to retire in 2015, asking that she dedicate her time to helping lead the community in other ways.“I think everyone was worried about how it would go,” Feyten said. “And she said, ‘You know what, honey bunny, that’s a fabulous idea.’” Bettye Myers, secretary for the United Way of Denton County board of directors, poses with the nonprofit agency's CEO, Gary Henderson, in its renovated building on Teasley Lane on Nov. 14. Jeff Woo/DRC file photo At the time of her death, Myers was still active in her community engagement. She was vice chairwoman of the MHMR board, on the Serve Denton board and still serving as a lifetime member of the United Way of Denton County board. United Way gives an ... https://www.dentonrc.com/news/denton/bettye-myers-retired-professor-and-dedicated-community-member-dies-at/article_4336216f-e6c9-531e-a0bc-fc0e4dc817e8.html
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man seen burglarizing florist shop with toddler - TriStateHomepage.comTuesday, February 05, 2019
A man can be seen on surveillance video burglarizing an Oklahoma florist with a toddler in tow.Tulsa Police officers are still stunned whenever they watch the surveillance video.You can see the child in a pink coat.Police are unsure if the little girl is the suspect’s child.The man eventually found a way into the shop and stole a toolbox.The florist wasn’t even upset about the tools, just for the safety of the girl.“As a father, seeing how he treated a child that he would even bring along with him during this incident. It just broke my heart seeing how many times that girl reached up to her daddy, I'm assuming. It was really troubling.”The man finally acknowledges the little girl, picking her up and carrying her away.Police are hopeful the quality of the video leads to the man’s arrest.For the latest breaking news and stories from across the Tri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter. (This story was originally published on January 18, 2019)... https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/national-news/caught-on-camera-man-seen-burglarizing-florist-shop-with-toddler/1710617570
Spa City flower shop plays big role in Belmont Stakes - WNYTTuesday, January 22, 2019
Belmont Stakes so what could be better," said Susan Garrett of Dehn's Flowers. The Belmont is the run for the white carnations.Meantime, at the Oklahoma Track at Saratoga Race Course, one of the owners of a horse that had a chance for the Triple Crown, Funny Cide in 2003, made a stop before heading down for the Belmont. Fifteen years ago, Jack Knowlton and his "Sackatoga Stables" were the talk of the racing world until a sloppy track gave Empire Maker the title. "Every year that you've got a horse coming into Belmont with a chance to win the Triple Crown, that's a big deal," said Knowlton.Also at the Oklahoma track was Eric Guillot, a trainer who has been texting "Justify's" trainer, Bob Baffert. Baffert won the Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015. Guillot says Belmont with its sandy surface can be a taxing race -- a mile and a half."It's whether or not the sixth race in four months gets to him late on Big Sandy. That's going to be the trial and error for [Saturday]," said Eric Guillot."Justify" will be in the National Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs someday. But, will he go in as a Triple Crown win... https://wnyt.com/news/belmont-stakes-saratoga-flower-shop-blankets-dehns-flowers/4942269/