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The Underlying Cognitive Dissonance of the Left and the Right - National ReviewWednesday, April 11, 2018
But if it is true that the state has increasingly warped market competition, then that must show up in the distribution of income. It is no accident, we will argue later, that many of the richest Americans derived their wealth from sectors of the US economy where competition has been stifled and distorted. So conservatives and libertarians should not simply dismiss the subject of inequality as a function of envy or a hatred of free enterprise.Advertisement/sp...
Bernard Silver, business entrepreneur and floral designer, dies at 80 - SILive.comWednesday, April 11, 2018
I've been living in a garden with Bernard -- colorful, joyous, invigorating and full of life. His enthusiasm for all of this will stay with me and his children forever."Said his daughter, Elissa Carpenter: "My dad was our positive, fearless leader who led by example, and showed us how to live life to its fullest both in sickness and in health, always with our mom by his side. He loved to travel extensively. As a child, it was not uncommon for our family to spend summer months traveling by car throughout the United States and Mexico.""He also loved European vacations, our last family vacation was a European cruise celebrating my parents 50th anniversary [with] his children and grandchildren. His love of golf prompted him to have a second home at Hemlock Farms in the Poconos, where he exposed his children and grandchildren to the game. We are all avid golfers and have shared rounds with all three generations," she added.'ZEST FOR LIFE'Said Elizabeth David, his daughter: "My dad had such a zest for life. Our family has always been on the go, exploring new neighborhoods, dining at a new restaurants, and traveling across the country. We'll cherish those memories and aim to emulate his joie de vivre for generations to come."Hi grandson, Jordan Carpenter, commented: "My fondest memories are the stories my grandpa told about his childhood where his meager beginnings forced him to work at a young age. His principles of hard work and perseverance enabled him to become an entrepreneur and run several successful businesses. Despite suffering a stroke that left him disabled, he maintained these principles and kept trying until the day he passed. I try to live my life and build my career by the same principles."Said Garrett Carpenter, a grandson: "One of my fondest memories is the first time my grandpa took me to play golf at our country house in the Poconos when I was 8 years old. I remember him teaching me about the game, the etiquette of the game and showing me how to read the breaks in a putt. He also told me that the first thing you do after a round is 'go into the bathroom and wash your hands.' It was the springboard for my golf career. I got hooked on the game after that day with him. That day had such a meaningful impact on my life. Being out on the course with him taught me the importance of family."He was also adored by his employees."Bernard was more than a boss to me, he was family and I was like his third daughter," said Michele Durkin, a floral designer at Flowers by Bernard for more than 40 years. "When people came into the shop, they would think I was his daughter, and I would not even bother to correct them. He was one of the kindest men I had the pleasure of knowing. Through his guidance, I learned the ins and outs of the flower business and nurtured the career I love."'A KEY PART OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TIMES'He was also well-respected in the community and retained many longtime friends."For many years, Flowers by Bernard arrangements have been a key part of the most important times in Staten Islanders' lives," said longtime family friend, Caroline Harrison, publisher of the Advance."Bernard's creations made brides even more beautiful, enhanced many joyous celebrations, and gave comfort to families during the saddest times. His warm greeting to anyone who entered his shop became part of the fabric of Staten Islanders' lives. As a family business, Flowers by Bernard wove together Bernard's business acumen and his deep affection for his wife, chil... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2018/03/bernard_silver_of_flowers_by_b.html
How Newport Became the Most Exciting Beach Town in New England - Travel+LeisureTuesday, March 27, 2018
After getting settled in my room, which had a view of the harbor and Newport beyond, I went on my sunset boat trip with McGowan and Rizzo before making my way back to Gurney's for dinner at Scarpetta. This is another New York import, the sixth outpost of the sophisticated Italian restaurant with locations in Manhattan and Montauk. I sat outside and let the charmingly bossy Italian waiter talk me into a tasting menu that included tuna crudo with preserved-truffle oil, seared scallops with English peas, roasted beet salad with ricotta, and spaghetti with fresh tomato and basil. The next morning I woke up early to meet up with Rizzo on Bellevue Avenue, Newport's fashionable main thoroughfare. She was tending to the floral arrangements at La Forge Casino Restaurant. A Newport institution that overlooks the grass courts of the neighboring International Tennis Hall of Fame, it is undergoing its own transformation. "New owners took over here a few months ago and started replacing the dusty tchotchkes and pink tablecloths and frozen food," Rizzo explained. The menu has gone from nachos and quesadillas to burrata from Narragansett Creamery and locally grown squash blossoms stuffed with house-made ricotta. Rizzo was combining some big, architectural monstera leaves with a bouquet of gladiolus and sunflowers grown on a flower farm just north of town.From left: A surfer arrives for an afternoon session at Sachuest Beach, a.k.a. Second Beach, a local favorite; guests at Castle Hill Inn, a historic Newport estate, take in the view of Narragansett Bay.Brian W. FerryRizzo's penchant for loose arrangements and unexpected combinations — instead of the hydrangeas and rose balls that were once de rigueur in a place like Newport — has proven popular. Because the town is one of America's premier wedding destinations, she's especially busy in summer, but she is in demand all year long. From La Forge Casino, we walked a few doors down to the Audrain Automobile Museum, another of her clients, which showcases some of the rarest and most precious cars on earth. (Another automotive palace, th... http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/newport-rhode-island-beach-town
Melbourne Fashion Festival unveils new bridal trends | Herald Sun - Herald SunTuesday, March 27, 2018
Melbourne’s Jason Grech was a standout with a digitally printed gown featuring a bold bouquet of jewel tone blooms embellished with Swarovski crystals.A firm favourite on the red carpets, Grech continued to add contemporary twists to his fairy-tale collection with tiers of powdered lilac hail spot, jumpsuits, exaggerated sleeves and sparkly masquerade-inspired veils by Melbourne milliner Richard Nylon.media_cameraVAMFF runway show 4. Brides. Jason Grechmedia_cameradefault:path d="M24.783 5.132h-2.576c-.017-.05-.033-.1-.054-.15L21.02 2.256C20.505 1.016 18.976 0 17.623 0h-6.246C10.024 0 8.495 1.016 7.98 2.257L6.847 4.98c-.02.051-.037.1-.054.15H4.217C1.897 5.132 0 7.016 0 9.317v10.077c0 2.301 1.898 4.184 4.217 4.184h20.566c2... http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/vamff-unveils-new-bridal-trends-and-says-we-do-to-marriage-equality/news-story/8df579e2b1ac7b13cd8597fa974a877d
'Blossoms for Barbara' delivers more than flowers to hospice residents - KTVU San FranciscoWednesday, March 14, 2018
Valentines this week! “They feel really good, and we do too! We actually feel better about it than they do,” said Betty Armes of the C.V. Garden Club. Linda Karp started “Blossom’s for Barbara” in tribute to her mother who passed away in 2011. It’s her way of helping hospice patients and families cope with a small token of hope. In 2012 they delivered 50 plants to hospice care and it’s now grown to over 1,300 flowers and expanded to both Meals on Wheels and assisted living homes. Linda Karp say’s it’s amazing what a small gift can do. “If you have a little sweet distraction showing that people are there supporting, caring and understanding you...it makes a huge difference that you are not alone.” Garden Clubber Lou Thompson says don’t underestimate the power of a flower! “It’s just such a delight to see people enjoying the beauty of our flowers. It’s good medicine.” Stop number one was Meal on Wheels and Senior Outreach service in Walnut Creek. Each meal served got a potted flower on Valentine Day. Meals on Wheel’s CEO agrees with Thompson. “Our Meals on Wheels delivery people are often the only people they see. So when they come with a bright flower with a heart. Linda and her group have just extended the life of these folks.” The final s... http://www.ktvu.com/news/blossoms-for-barbara-delivers-more-than-just-flowers-to-hospice-residents
Head-To-Head Survey: FTD Companies (FTD) versus Inergy (CEQP) - Macon DailyWednesday, April 11, 2018
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Atascocita Lake Houston Florist helps clients celebrate special occasions - Community Impact NewspaperWednesday, April 11, 2018
M. “Buddy” Benz of Houston, the founder of the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University in College Station.“We still use everything I learned in that class,” Swanson said. “But in life, we are always learning, so I am always looking for classes to improve my art design, work and techniques.”Bouquets and arrangements are available for delivery for any occasion and flower preference. The flower shop also offers consultations for weddings, funerals, homecomings and proms.“It’s very personalized, and no two [orders) look exactly alike,” Swanson said. “It’s enjoyable to see that young people are so excited about their prom, and they really go all out.”The flower shop is expecting a busy prom and homecoming season, Swanson said.“Last year we did Texas-shaped mums, and customers were looking for bling and anything that will add to the shine,” she said.An array of plants, home decor, and baby and children items are also available, Swanson said. “Just like people, no two flowers look alike,” she said. “Each has [its]own unique personality and beauty. That’s another reason I’m still here, to share that beauty.”...
Bring springtime indoors with beautiful arrangements from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
Flowerland’s Chief Designer, Chris Collum, AIFD, TMF, has combined the latest fashion designs from around the world with his own creativity to create amazingly fresh looks that are uniquely west Texas.Where on the rainbow is your home’s ambient design? What color defines your décor? Wherever you fall on the rainbow, you’ll find your favorites at Flowerland. From light pastels to the season’s brightest colors, it’s all there.When you go in, feel free to browse all you want. Chris has divided the showroom into clearly defined areas with appropriate combinations of colors, flowers and accessories all designed to get you to the “Wow!” And, of course, to get your friends and family to the same place when you take those arrangements home and add them to your décor.If you see a design you like, but that just needs a couple of tweaks to make it perfect for your taste, be sure and ask. They can probably make that happen for you.In any and every season, flowers make the perfect gift—so remember birthdays, anniversaries and any other special occasion with beautiful and expressive flowers from Flowerland.March is the time to “spring forward” and the times are changing weekly at Flowerland—so go by today and see what exciting colors you can capture in order to update your own home.Go by Flowerland today—and again soon—and see how spring goes forward.Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
Cherry blossoms, tulips and lilacs: Flower festival time - Midland Reporter-TelegramWednesday, March 14, 2018
Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP Image 2 of 6FILE - In this March 19, 2016, file photo, the Texas flag flies near a field of Bluebonnets near Navasota, Texas.FILE - In this March 19, 2016, file photo, the Texas flag flies near a field of Bluebonnets near Navasota, Texas. Photo: David J. Phillip Image 3 of 6FILE - In this April 22, 2014, file photo, members of the traditional Japanese ensemble Taiko Masala, perform during a preview of the Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York. The festival has performances, demonstrations and exhibitions from Japanese culture. lessFILE - In this April 22, 2014, file photo, members of the traditional Japanese ensemble Taiko Masala, perform during a preview of the Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York. The ... more Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP Image 4 of 6FILE - In this April 2, 2017, file photo, people walk along the Tidal Basin, visiting the cherry blossoms in Washington.FILE - In this April 2, 2017, file photo, people walk along the Tidal Basin, visiting the cherry blossoms in Washington. Photo: Jose Luis Magana, AP Image 5 of 6FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, tourists visit Keukenhof spring garden in Lisse, some 20 kilometers from Amsterdam, Netherlands.FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, tourists visit Keukenhof spring garden in Liss...