Loris Flower Shop News
Fleur Social wants to make Nuriootpa the brunch capital of the Barossa - InDailyThursday, May 02, 2019
Barossa their home.“One of Sarah’s life goals was to open a flower shop in the Barossa,” Ryan says.“We figured out maybe a florist isn’t going to work on its own, but… we’d always had this concept in the back of our heads of doing a coffee shop with it.”Ryan and Sarah could see there was room in the local market for the kind of considered café fare they wanted to offer.Fleur Social sources “about 90 per cent” of its menu from the Barossa – coffee is sourced from Barossa Coffee Roasters at Seppeltsfield; milk comes from Jersey Fresh Milk from Greenock; “all of our meat from within 20 kilometres, our eggs as well,” Ryan says.The shop opened in mid-January 2017, and was an immediate hit.“We opened the door and we actually had a line up out the door and down the laneway for the first eight hours of the first three days of trading. It was insane,” Ryan says.The café’s brunch fare is the kind of food we take for granted closer to the city – smashed avocado, bruschetta, pancakes, and a list of specialty bagels – and with it, Ryan and Sarah hope will begin to attract a younger demographic to Nuriootpa.“It’s all stemmed from that one idea of ‘How can we build the Barossa and how can we help make our mark on this region?’” Ryan says.“What we want to do long term is see the traffic and the visitation to the Barossa more in line with what you’re seeing in the Hills and what you’re seeing in McLaren Vale.”Fleur Social’s Laneway Brunch Series will happen next door to the shopFor this year’s Barossa Vintage Festival, Ryan and Sarah decided to make the most of the increased traffic into the region by putting together the i... https://citymag.indaily.com.au/habits/plate-and-cup/fleur-social-barossa-vintage-brunch-series-rasa-wines/
Dozens Gather in Washington to Lobby for Key Industry Issues - PerishableNewsThursday, May 02, 2019
The most important thing to me is that I got to go in there and make the case in person for my business.”This week, more than 90 retail florists, wholesalers, suppliers and growers came together during the Society of American Florists’ 39th annual Congressional Action Days to meet lawmakers and key congressional staff, discuss important issues, learn from subject matter experts, reaffirm connections and forge new relationships. In a time of deep partisanship, SAF members from 28 states, including 16 first-time attendees, used civility, personal stories and data from their individual businesses to lobby Democrats and Republicans for common sense solutions in the immigration system and to advocate for research funding and a critical federal crop report. Like Fountain, they also expressed their opposition to the effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $15.“Lobbying can be a force for good,” said Cheryl Denham, AzMF, of Arizona Family Florist in Phoenix, an SAF volunteer leader and longtime CAD participant who introduced many of the expert speakers for the two-day event.To read the rest of the story, please go to: Society of American Florists ... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/dozens-gather-in-washington-to-lobby-for-key-industry-issues/
This is how the Easter lily became the holiday's flower - NOLA.comThursday, May 02, 2019
The Easter lily, Lilium longiflorum, is native to the Ryukyu Islands off the southern end of Japan. In the 1880's this lily was widely cultivated in Bermuda, and bulbs were shipped from there to the florist industry in this country. Around 1900, the Japanese took over the annual growing and exportation of Easter lily bulbs to the United States, and continued to dominate the U. S. import market until the start of World War II. Current U. S. production of Easter lily bulbs for the florist market began with a World War I soldier, Louis Houghton, who brought bulbs to the south coast of Oregon in 1919. Houghton freely distributed bulbs to his horticultural friends and neighbors.When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Japanese source of bulbs was abruptly cut off. As a result, the value of lily bulbs sky-rocketed and many who were growing the lilies as a hobby decided to go into business. By 1945, there were about 1,200 growers producing bulbs up and down the Pacific coast, from Vancouver, Canada to Long Beach, California. And, believe it or not, right here in southeast Louisiana.The following information is quoted from Louisiana – A Guide to the State compiled by Workers of the Writer’s Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Louisiana, first printed in 1941.“Between Junior and Venice, interspersed by orange groves, are small farms devoted to a new and interesting industry – the cultivation of the Creole lily... https://www.nola.com/homegarden/2019/04/this-is-how-the-easter-lily-became-the-holidays-flower.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.
Follow AdVantage on Facebook and Twitter
Katy Dalton Acquires Fairfield Floral Business, Launches Blossoms & Blooms - Fairfield Sun TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Without missing a beat, Fairfield and area residents will continue to be served by a local florist.With the recent sale of the building that had housed In The Garden Floral, new owner of the building, Andy Watson, sold the floral business to Fairfield’s Katy Dalton. Katy’s business will be Blossoms & Blooms. For now, Katy will operate from her home.Katy grew up in Fairfield. Her grandma, Loyann Kimmery, owned and operated the flower shop when Katy’s dad, Tim Kolste, was growing up.Katy graduated from Fairfield High School in 1998. She has an associate degree in Interior Design from MSU-COT and she received her certificate in floral design from The Floral Design Institute in Portland, Oregon. Over the years Katy has worked at several different floral shops in the area: Electric City Conservatory, Kranz Flower and Gifts, and Great Falls Floral. She also worked at Bitterroot Floral in Missoula. When Joan Myrhe, at In The Garden Floral, needed extra help during the holidays or while she was on vacation Katy was there to step in.Katy plans to serve the same broad area as... https://www.fairfieldsuntimes.com/news/local/katy-dalton-acquires-fairfield-floral-business-launches-blossoms-blooms/article_a355a62e-57db-11e9-8b38-7fe643195f52.html
Five Couples Escape the Familiar for Destination Weddings - Louisville.comTuesday, April 16, 2019
Louisville. Although several were used, we wanted to support more.”Brooke Wethington & Scott MorrisonWed on June 7, 2018?Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, South CarolinaPhotographer: Firm AnchorFlowers: Out of the Garden, CharlestonHair and makeup: Meg Workman, CharlestonAttire: Dress from Robert Bullock. Suit from JoS. A. Bank.“The lifesaver to planning my wedding was Instagram,” Brooke says. “I would search hashtags of Charleston weddings. When you plan a destination wedding, you can cut costs by getting married on a weekday — venues are almost half the cost on a Thursday! I was under the impression that planning a destination wedding can be a way to cut costs — less people? — and that is false. I went significantly over my budget due to traveling and adding small details to make my guests more comfortable. And I came home with too many personalized koozies and ChapSticks, so that’s a detail I may have left out. It was the best time having all of my favorite people on the beach just relaxing for days before and after. I strongly suggest having a large area for people to hang out. We rented a large house with a pool. So fun!”Hannah Sells & Geoff LyversWed on July 21, 2018Lost River Cave, Bowling GreenPhotographer: Zoe DannenmuellerHairstylist: Kimberly Spears (and helping hand throughout the day)Attire: Ivory and stone Galina tank ball gown with layered tulle skirt from David’s Bridal and white high-top Converse. Khaki Tommy Hilfiger blazer, khaki Calvin Klein slim-fit pants, navy Roundtree and Yorke leather suspenders, chestnut Crevo Camden leather boots.Makeup: Maggie Bellamy with Makeup by Maggie and the Browtique“You don’t have to have a destination elopement to elope,” Hannah says. “You can elope somewhere cool in public in the town that you live in and skip the cost of a venue and save an incredible amount of money. If you choose somewhere in nature, you don’t even need to buy decorations. If you’re worried about celebrating with or including friends and family, just have a reception after the elopement. Your wedding day and wedding planning are both as hard and as stressful as you make them be.”Kaitlan Bondurant & Robin HerringtonWed on October 20, 2018?Cliffview Lodge, Red River Gorge, Campton, KentuckyPhotographer: Mickie WintersFlowers: Bel-Air Florist, Versailles, KentuckyAttire: Dress from Madison James. Suit from Wildfang.?Hair: Lavish Looks, Sparkle BeelerKaitlan is from Cincinnati and Robin is from Louisville, so Red River Gorge was a good meeting point between the two locations. “Standing in front of the beautiful gorge with all of our friends and family was magical,” Robin says. “We had 60 guests and it was the perfect amount for us. We were able to give all of our guests personal attention, and by the end of the weekend everybody felt like one big family.“(Instagram is) great for initial inspiration, but we started to second-guess our planning decisions after seeing a gorgeous escort card table or fun food station. Trust your instincts and believe in your vision. And get a wedding planner. For real. Jeannie Smith, our planner and coordinator (AshBy Wedding & Event Planning), knew what vendors would be appropriate for what we wanted and, more importantly, knew the vendors that would be willing to trek out into the ... https://www.louisville.com/content/five-couples-escape-familiar-destination-weddings
April flowers and snow showers possible in Deep South - Montreal GazetteWednesday, April 03, 2019
Tuesday in northern Georgia, but no snow accumulation is expected there.But it could be cold enough for snow mixed with rain in counties near Interstate 85 in South Carolina. Forecasters say if the snow is heavy enough, there could be brief accumulation likely under 1 inch (2.5 centimetres) on grassy surfaces.The Greenville area hasn’t seen April snow since 2007 and hasn’t had a measurable April snow since 1987 when 0.3 inches (0.8 centimetres) fell.Forecasters say the system that could cause snow may also cause flooding in areas in Charleston that go underwater when tides are unusually high. Hanes: Five pedestrian deaths in four months in Montreal is an... Victoria sur le Parc????????,????????????? ... https://montrealgazette.com/pmn/news-pmn/april-flowers-and-snow-showers-possible-in-deep-south/wcm/4449ea18-0f4b-4b86-a8e9-05ea874cfb2a
Conway florist donates flowers for fifth-graders celebration of life - Abccolumbia.comWednesday, April 03, 2019
Wright was in the principal’s office following the fight when she grabbed her head, threw up, and lost consciousness.The Colleton County Coroner has not released a cause of death.Meanwhile, a South Carolina florist is donating his time and talent to give her a proper farewell.ABC’s Nick Papantonis has more. ... https://www.abccolumbia.com/2019/04/02/conway-florist-donates-flowers-for-fifth-graders-celebration-of-life/
58-year-old Beaufort flower shop to reopen in August - Hilton Head Island PacketTuesday, March 19, 2019
After working on a luxury skincare line and getting it on the shelves at Harrods, Stone took her two sons on a summer trip to South Carolina in 2013. Vacationing on Fripp Island with friends and family brought back happy memories of growing up in the South. Returning to London was a little sad for Stone and her sons -- ultimately, the city's "cold, gray" weather and commuter culture weren't working for the trio anymore. Sign Up and Save Get six months of free digital access to The Island Packet #ReadLocal Stone and her sons moved to Lady's Island last June, and spent the summer renovating an old house Stone had found on a trip the previous Thanksgiving. ... https://www.islandpacket.com/news/business/article33698721.html