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Falling for Flowers - Argonaut OnlineThursday, May 02, 2019
Australian and South African flora scattered with blooms from around the world. Along the way, Falls has built an enviable business that encompasses street sales, subscriptions, pop-up events at his Hampton Drive studio and even set decoration for fashion photography. His most famous floral installation to date is a wall of luscious red roses that graced the cover of Vogue India last year along with, you know, Kim Kardashian.All the positive attention, however, has not changed the incredibly down-to-earth Kiwi brought up on an orchard in northeastern New Zealand.“The more I get into this business, the more I feel like it was always meant to be,” says Falls, who came to Los Angeles to pursue acting after 100 episodes on a New Zealand soap opera. “There’s nothing foreign to me about feeling an organic skin or a really strong branch. I grew up skinning apples and pruning trees.”Falls still picks flowers like he would apples, rolls with his van when he’s in town, wraps up his bouquets with burlap and twine, and takes great pleasure in the profusion of protea that recently blossomed in his Venice backyard.(“There’s 90 different types of protea. It’s called the protea because it’s named after the Greek god Proteus, who was a shape shifter, because there are so many different variations of it,” he says. “It’s crazy!”)Home is still not far from the street where he first encountered the quirky van turned flower-mobile that would change his fortunes.“I’m a little bit attracted and addicted to things that have history to them,” says Falls. “The van was no exception. He’s older than me; he has something to teach me.”The “he” would be “Untho,” the vintage van that Falls bought and named during his pre-florist years waiting tables and struggling to make it in Hollywood. Once Falls got the seed of the idea to start selling flowers out of his van, Untho soon became a vehicle for literally moving inventory — and attracting eyeballs.“When you got a great van that’s so epic and so beautiful and has so much character … [and] you buy great flowers that are unbelievable and breathtaking and positive, how do those two things not go together?” Falls muses.What sets The Unlikely Florist’s bouquets apart is how they balance attention-grabbing bursts of color with a supporting cast of lush greenery.“I definitely don’t shy away from greens and having eucalyptuses and rhododendrons and such. So I’m often trying to create a very organic look to my arrangements. … It’s ultimately like a composition,... https://argonautnews.com/falling-for-flowers/
Sixty-Something: Once Again Spring In The Hamptons Is Here | Community | Community News - Hamptons.comTuesday, April 16, 2019
With our most recent dreary winter now being history, the signs of the arrival of spring in the Hamptons are diverse. For me personally, the opening of the Clam Bar at Napeague is one of them. Again this last weekend on my way to the Montauk St. Patty/Friends of Erin Parade I sampled my first zesty, tasty, and just plain delicious lobster roll of 2019. This is a tradition I have now done for the last ten years.The lobster roll was great.Noticing the daffodils now beginning to present themselves with their yellow prowess is something I enjoy every spring. This last weekend I wandered over to the boatyard on Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton to inspect how my modest 22' Catalina sailboat made it through the winter and was pleased there were no surprises. One long ago Hamptons spring ago, in need of a 4th job to make ends meet (writing then in the winter provided limited financial opportunities), I delivered flowers/plants/supplies for the East Hampton Village firm of Wittendale's Florist and Greenhouse. The job was humbling yet fulfilling. Case in point; I would deliver flowers to a home, ring the doorbell and see the joy in the eyes of an old woman getting flowers for her birthday from her son. Then I would deliver van loads of annuals to a Lily Pond Road mansion and be told to unload the vanload of plants/flowers and carry them up and over to a spot 150 yards up a slight hill. The mansion's gardener ate h... https://www.hamptons.com/mobile/Community/Community-News/25451/Sixty-Something-Once-Again-Spring-In-The.html
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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Meet the Vendors: The Heavy Metal Florist of Coyoacán Market Tells All - Culinary BackstreetsThursday, May 02, 2019
Jonathan Renata Belmont, a bearded man of tall stature with a penchant for heavy metal.He rents the spaces from his aunts who inherited them from his grandmother, another florist who dedicated her life to the craft. For the past 14 years, he and his brother Marcos have run the show.“It’s a tough job like any job,” Jonathan says. “It has its stressful side, its exhaustive side. It requires a lot of dedication.”As a market vendor in Mexico City, a day off is a rarity. “There is no designated vacation here,” he says. “Days off, practically we don’t have them. Being in a touristic center that receives Mexican and foreign tourism means that when others have vacation, we work. There’s always movement here, so we have to be working.”When they started, the two brothers were each at the market about 362 days per year. Nowadays, either Jonathan or Marcos can be found selling flowers and arrangements every day aside from Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The rest of the year, each manages to take a total of around 15 days off. Holidays and weekends are mandatory work days, being times when there is the most foot traffic, even if, as Jonathan says, the flocks of tourists are not often looking to purchase flowers.Prices for produce at the market are inflated in comparison with the weekly, roving tianguis markets and neighborhood grocers. But the displays of fruits and vegetables are nevertheless enticing. As central Mexico’s dry season comes to an end, the variety of local goods will soar dramatically.Mangoes, avocados, guava, strawberries, blackberries, mamey and figs are among Jonathan’s favorite fruits that come into season between May and August. Into the summer, he says, you’ll see more variety such as juicy peaches and pomegranates, often incorporated into national dishes, such as chiles en nogada.“The entire year we have a lot of variety here,” Jonathan says. “But in late spring and summer time, the produce tends to be more related to the rainy season. Local mushrooms cult... https://culinarybackstreets.com/cities-category/mexico-city/2019/meet-the-vendors-2/
Planning a Wedding in Ocean City, Maryland - Ocean City TodayThursday, May 02, 2019
Ocean City. Small, intimate affairs and huge gatherings are both welcome; from restaurants to country clubs to hotels with stunning views, plus florists, photographers, and houses of worship, you’ll find all the necessities in Ocean City, Maryland. All you have to do is close your eyes and jump right into the wedding planning process. These suggestions might make the process just a tiny bit less daunting. Find a wedding plannerIf you feel like your head’s already swimming and you might need a little extra help, the first step is to find a trusted, local wedding planner. Do your homework. A quick Google search can point you in the right direction, but be sure to research each individual planner and compare the photos of past weddings they’ve organized to your own wedding vision. Some venues come equipped with their own version of a wedding planner. The wedding organizer at a big venue might not be able to guide you along every step of the way, so it’s important to find out how involved they may or may not be. They may also, at the very least, provide you with references to their favorite wedding service providers in the area.Planners“Life’s Celebrations from Concept to Reality” Welcome to Encore Events, your visionary event designer. Specializing in unique creations using natural elements. From the very first time we meet,…That’s why this first step coincides with…Pick your venueIf you’d like to arrange a beach ceremony, call the Ocean City Mayor’s Office at 410-289-8931. Consider where your reception will be, however, as so... https://www.oceancity.com/planning-wedding-ocean-city/
Florist Society's Solution to Stress: A Little Flower Power - Associations NowThursday, May 02, 2019
The Society of American Florists is embracing its product’s ties to ‘60s hippie culture in a new chill-out marketing campaign.The Society of American Florists has a message for America: “Flower power” is back in style.This week, SAF kicked off a new campaign with the help of an old Volkswagen bus—christened the “Flower Power Mobile”—in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, home of the 1960s hippie movement. But while its styling is a little retro, its message is up to date for stressed-out times. In a nutshell: Flowers are a good for your mood and mental well-being.That’s particularly true among women, according to research from the University of North Florida. Women who received flowers had lower stress levels than those who didn’t, according to the Perceived Stress Questionnaire, a standardized way of measuring a person’s stress levels.“Our findings are important from a public health perspective because adding flowers to reduce stress does not require tremendous effort to generate a meaningful effec... https://associationsnow.com/2019/04/florist-societys-solution-to-stress-a-little-flower-power/
Linglestown Garden Club turns 75 - PennLive.comThursday, May 02, 2019
I like gardening, but I’m dumb about it. I’m here to learn.'"The Linglestown Garden Club will mark its 75th anniversary on May 8, with a celebration luncheon at the fire company.Lewisburg florist Chuck Chatham will be the guest speaker doing a demonstration of floral arrangements that will then be gifts to the club.Nine past presidents of the club also will be in attendance.Most members are from in and around Linglestown, but that’s not a requirement. Anyone can join – including men. In its 75 years, Smith said, the club has never had one as a member.Male or otherwise, if you’re interested in joining the Linglestown club, more information is available from current President Edie Weistling at 717-545-5878 or from any member. https://www.pennlive.com/gardening/2019/05/linglestown-garden-club-turns-75.html