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'Trashcan Takeover:' waste bins bloom, beautify on First Friday - Scranton Times-TribuneTuesday, September 26, 2017
We figured because it’s First Friday, we might as well do it,” Giovannucci said as she worked. Giovannucci said Joshua Mast and Paul Blackledge of POSH at the Scranton Club and POSH Life and Floral Events contacted her about involvement. Floral displays in trash cans have previously been created in New York City, where he used to live, Mast said. He figured they’d be perfect for a First Friday in Scranton after seeing a friend’s Facebook post featuring the colorful cans. A flower vendor donated 45 boxes of flowers to help the vendors make the project a reality, he said. The flowers will remain in the cans for the remainder of the weekend, Mast said. He hopes the Trashcan Takeover will become an annual event around August, when flowers are available and accessible. “It’s basically taking something that’s normally not so pretty and making it beautiful,” Mast said. Displays include: • 404 N. Washington Ave., arranged by POSH Life Floral and Events. • 340 N. Washington Ave., arranged by Petals for Goodness Sake. • 539 Linden St., arranged by VIE. • 600 Linden St., arranged by Central Park Flowers • 149 Penn Ave., arranged by B’s Floral Design Inc. Contact the writer: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5363; @ClaytonOver on Twitter La Festa Italiana and more this weekend Friday night marked the return of La Festa Italiana to downtown Scranton. The event, in its 42nd year, runs through Monday. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Come hungry. About 80 vendors offering a range of dishes and desserts are set up around Courthouse Square this year. 2. You might need a coat and umbrella today. A high of 63 degrees and some rain is expected in the afternoon, according to AccuWeather.com. A high ... http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/trashcan-takeover-waste-bins-bloom-beautify-on-first-friday-1.2237919
Floral shop finds home along Lake Erie in Sheffield Lake - The Morning JournalThursday, March 10, 2016
After that she was sent to training for four weeks to learn how to do floral arrangements. Jones went through a floral design program at Penn Foster Career School as well, she said, in Scranton, Penn.“I’ve been working for floral shops here and there and I was thinking I was doing it for everyone else I might as well have one (shop) for myself,” she said. “I love arranging flowers. I just like taking something and making something beautiful for people and put a smile on their faces.”Jones said floral design is very calming and soothing.Inside her store are also little gifts that she picks up here and there. Some of the items Jones acquires she refurbishes, but she also makes stuff on her own. And her husband helps when the shop has deliveries“Everything in here (the shop) he built,” Jones said. “The bench, the display case, the cooler we refurbished.”The shop’s grand opening went well with Mayor Dennis Bring’s attendance and a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce. Jones is trying to get the word out about her shop and recently did a commercial with Kool Kat Oldies WDLW Radio in Oberlin.“I just think because we are on the end here at the shopping center, people don’t really see us,” she said.The shop did really well around Christmas, she added, and had poinsettias at that time. Jones said for spring she is going to have potted plants and hanging baskets outside.Some of the popular items at the floral shop include the carnations, the mums and the pre-arranged bouquets Jones makes. Jones has gotten positive feedback during her time in Sheffield Lake, which has included reasonable prices of her flower arrangements.She gets her flowers from the Cleveland Plant and Flower Company’s Elyria factory.“Their prices are not that bad so I am able to pass the savings onto my customers,” Jones said. “A lot of the mainstream florists they like to charge a ridiculous mark ... http://www.morningjournal.com/article/MJ/20160214/NEWS/160219765
Oscars supporting role: The floral designer to the stars - WLS-TVWednesday, March 14, 2018
HOLLYWOOD, California -- Meet floral designer to the stars, Eric Buterbaugh. When Hollywood needs the most upscale floral arrangements, Buterbaugh is the go-to guy.As a highly sought-after florist, Buterbaugh has a long client list of A-list celebrities, a few of them being Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Naomi Campbell.Awards season is one of Buterbaugh's busiest times of the year. Not only does he work on the floral arrangements for the Oscar parties, but everyone uses Buterbaugh's designs to send as a "thank you" or "congratulations" gift. http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/oscars-supporting-role-the-florist-to-the-stars/3170684/
Havana florist and doll shops are among businesses prohibited for American shoppers - Miami HeraldWednesday, March 14, 2018
November in a move designed to keep financial resources out of the hands of enterprises owned or controlled by the Cuban military. Also on the prohibited list are a Mercaderes Street florist shop where buckets of yellow, lavender, pink, coral and red roses and small floral arrangements await customers, and several other picturesque Old Havana stores that were launched by the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana to increase Old Havana’s charm factor.Except, Cuban officials say, it’s a mistake. The Muñecos de Leyenda (Legendary Dolls) store, the florist shop, and the other gift and souvenir stores aren’t controlled by the military or the military’s sprawling conglomerate GAESA (Grupo de Administración Empresarial).A boy passes Muñecos de Leyenda, a doll store in Old Havana that is on the restricted list. Mimi Whitefield mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com The State Department’s list includes all the stores, restaurants and hotels that used to fall under the umbrella of Habaguanex, a corporation that belonged to the Office of the Historian and generated revenue to finance historic preservation in Old Havana and social projects in the neighborhood.In 2016, Habaguanex was absorbed by GAESA and the hotels and restaurants became part of the Gaviota Tourism Group, which belongs to the military. Habaguanex, GAESA and Gaviota are all on the restricted list.Orlando Ramos Blanco, the president of the San Cristobal Tourism Agency, said the stores shouldn’t be on the list. They remained with the Office of the Historian, which is directed by historian and preservationist Eusebio Leal, he said. San Cristobal is the Historian Office’s touri... http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article201834119.html
Oklahoma City florist fuses flowers and art to redefine floral experience - NewsOK.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Each order goes through a design and planning process, and on the big day, the production team is on site to bring the vision to life.Williams and master florist George Catechis moved to Oklahoma in 2011 from Las Vegas where they were in the same line of work.Photo courtesy of The Fleuriste.Catechis has been in the flower business since he was a boy.“It’s safe to say he has his doctorate in ‘Over-the-top Floral Design’ and the ‘More is More’ theory,” Williams joked.Williams worked in high-end guest services at Caesars Palace and Bellagio and, in her own words, minored in “creativity” at the prestigious School of Life.The concept that the two brought to Oklahoma has worked.“A year in the life of The Fleuriste is adorned with roughly 500,000 stems of flowers, over 500 client meetings and site visits in as many as 22 cities,” Williams said.Photo courtesy of The Fleuriste.They design wedding flower concepts, corporate events and private parties and create a show-stopping weekly flower service for corporate, hospitality and private residential clients.“Our focus leans mostly toward weddings, events, galas, corporate functions and installations,” Williams said. “We also have flower school once a month at The Fleuriste where we have a blast with our guests teaching them to make their own floral designs.”Photo courtesy of The Fleuriste.The team at The Fleuriste is passionate about their work and believes in the significance of creating stunning bouquets and breathtaking environments with respect for clients’ style and preferences, but also the flowers themselves.“Flowers bring another level of dimension through texture and color to any space. They’re the life of the party,” Williams said.Their designs continue to evolve, but their approach remains consistent. Williams and her team believe flowers are not simply colors and varieties but also an interpretation of personalities and lifestyles, especially of those they represent. Whether designing for individuals, events or corporate environments, the focus remains dedicated to the translation of clients’ personal style and vision.“Being able to translate people’s vision into an experience is wonderful. The creative aspect for sure is rewarding, but the absolute best is people’s reaction when they see what we’ve created,” Williams said.The Fleuriste is located 1020 NW 82nd Street in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit thefleuriste.com. alert('start 3'); Photo courtesy of The Fleuriste. The Fleuriste team designs wedding flower concepts, corporate events and private parties and create a show-stopping weekly flower service for corporate, hospitality and private residential clients. Photo courtesy of The Fleuriste. Photo court... http://newsok.com/article/5583554
Meet the Makers Behind Kendall Jenner's Unconventional Floral Headpiece - Vogue.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
The flower crown, in recent years, has gone from unconventional to ubiquitous—less free-spirited wild child, and more “every single girl” at Coachella. But London florist Rebel Rebel is making the flower crown unusual again, as they proved with a creation for Vogue’s April Issue cover star Kendall Jenner.“Crown,” perhaps, doesn’t do the structure justice. It’s an extravagant floral headpiece, overflowing with Gypsophila (better known as baby’s breath) shaped delicately around Jenner’s face. “I call it a lion’s mane,” says Phil Perry, one of the Rebel Rebel florists who made it.Rebel Rebel, who count Dior, Stella McCartney, and Swarovski among their clients, was founded in 2000 by Athena Duncan and Mairead Curtin. Their avant-garde and bold designs made them the poster children for London’s ongoing floral revolution, which saw an explosion in radical creativity and surrealism. While other florists fiddled away at crowns, Rebel Rebel perfected their floral diadems and mohawks. “I was quite bored with what was coming out,” Perry says of their experimental visions. “Flower crowns are so beautiful and so wrapped up in culture. It’s a shame for it to...
Rosewater adds floral twist to brownies - Victoria AdvocateWednesday, March 14, 2018
I can now honestly say what was once a stressful, daunting task became a relaxing delight.Without a doubt, the best days to work at a florist are flower delivery days. I loved it when the big boxes came in filled to the brim with beautiful blooms. As I unwrapped each bundle, I wondered what exotic climate they grew in before they made their way to little Ganado. It was amazing to me to see the transformation in the flowers after they got a fresh cut and a long drink of water. It was as though they were springing back to life - bursting open after hibernation.After a little more than a year, my time at the flower shop came to an end when Kayla found someone more permanent to take over my days. I was a little sad but happy for her and grateful for the opportunity to learn so much during my time at the shop.Last week, I was especially pleased to be invited back to lend a hand during the Valentine's Day rush. As soon as I walked in the door, I knew I would have to take some flowers home and decided on a fabulous, lush arrangement of roses.They are still in full bloom, and to celebrate, I decided to make these rosewater brownies. They are an interesting, fresh twist on a baking basic. The hint of rose adds another dimension to their rich chocolatey goodness.I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.Katherine Pope is a wife, mother and Realtor. She loves cooking almost as much as she loves living in Jackson County Texas. Katherine can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org...