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Going with tradition on Valentine's Day? Choose gifts with a fresh and local twist - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Magazine for the Best Florist in Louisville award. It offers a Lucky in Love bouquet that is a couple of pooches made out of flowers.Nanz and Kraft Florists with three locations (Breckenridge Lane, Brownsboro Road and Dixie Highway) is a one-stop shop for Valentine’s Day. In addition to a selection of traditional rose bouquets, they offer all kinds of other Valentine’s bouquets. There is also a selection of gift baskets, such as ones that are UL- or UK-themed, baskets that contain hand-picked rose petals, and a Just Junk basket that contains sweet and salty snacks. Activity baskets are available for kids on your list, so they don’t feel left out.The Old Louisville Flower Studio on 1217 S. 4th St. offers elegant and original flower arrangements, along with custom displays and a variety of gift baskets.For the Sweet ToothSpeaking of sweets, our area happens to be blessed with several top places from which to purchase candy in all its glorious forms. Muth’s Candies, at 630 E. Market St., has been around since the 1920s. Perusing their selection of handmade chocolates, caramels and brittles is like stepping back in time.Just across the bridge in Jeffersonville (347 Spring St.) is G.A. Schimpff’s Confectionery. This store also has a long history — it began in its present location in 1891 — and also boasts one of the few candy museums in the United States. While just walking around the place could be a Valentine’s treat itself (they offer tours), you can find just about any candy your heart desires, including some local treats such as Schimpff’s signature Red Hots, Modjeskas and Hard Fish candies.Cellar Door Chocolates was the Official Chocolate Sponsor of the 67th Emmy Awards. Its owner, Erika Chavez-Graziano, was a graduate research assistant at UofL when she realized her heart was no l...
Find ideas for a Valentine's Day to remember - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Day or any day of the year. If you’re looking for something other than roses, choose a themed gift basket.Nanz & Kraft Florists is a Louisville staple with three locations: Breckenridge Lane, Brownsboro Road and Dixie Highway. It’s a one-stop shop for Valentine’s Day because, in addition to a selection of traditional rose bouquets, the florist offer all kinds of other bouquets fit for the occasion. They even offer a UofL- or UK-themed basket for the sports-minded.Schmitt’s Florist, at 5050 Poplar Level Road, is a family-owned florist that has a nice selection of rose bouquets for all budgets.Susan’s Florist, on 2731 Preston Hwy., has been a finalist multiple times in the Louisville Magazine for the Best Florist in Louisville award. You can check out some of their offerings on their site.The Old Louisville Flower Studio on 1217 S. 4th St. offers elegant and original flower arrangements, along with custom displays and a variety of gift baskets.Candies and chocolatesIf your sweetie likes sweets, you’re both in for a treat because you’ll find some of the best confectioneries and chocolatiers in our area.Muth’s Candies, at 630 E. Market, and Schimpff’s Confectionery just across the bridge in Jeffersonville, are two of the oldest candy stores in the country. Perusing their selection of handmade chocolates, caramels and brittles is like stepping back in time.Cellar Door Chocolates was the Official Chocolate Sponsor of the 67th Emmy Awards. This business was founded by a UofL graduate student who wanted to sell the truffles she often made for friends and family. You’ll find locations in Butchertown Market, downtown Louisville and Oxmoor Center.If your loved one enjoys chocolate with a little kick, Art Eatables on ...
Horticulture expert brings floral design class to ASU - The State PressSunday, February 10, 2019
Anderson received a master's degree in horticulture, the science and art of growing plants, at Kansas State University and her doctorate in horticulture from Texas A&M University. She also taught classes in floral design at both universities.Anderson will teach a topic course called Wellness in Floral Art for the 2019 spring semester at ASU. The class will focus on how flowers relieve stress and affect the senses. “It’s biophilia, so we’re being connected back to nature, which is where we come from," Anderson said. "Working with plants is a therapy, so not only is it a therapy for me to educate others on floral design as an art form and a stress reliever, (but) it’s also awesome to see other people benefit from it.” While 90 universities in the U.S. offer bachelor's degrees in horticulture, only two universities offer degrees in floral design according to The Bachelor's Portal. As a result, aspiring floral designers often select horticulture as a major.However, Anderson said an arts background is more valuable for entering the floral design field and modified her horticulture research accordingly. “When I was managing studios in San Diego and Los Angeles, the owners of the studios kept asking me to find florists that had an art background, not a plant science or horticulture background,” Anderson said. “That’s when I got the idea that we need (to) advocate floral design as an art form in order to have a more educated work force.” Anderson also has her own business, The Flori.Culture, in which she teaches floral art classes and creates arrangements for clients. She said she has created arrangements for events hosted by large companies including Cisco and Walgreens.On the website, Anderson runs a blog called The Chlorophyll Chronicle where she discusses "flowers. food. fashion." She also has a YouTube channel, The Flori.Culture, where she shows off arrangements and gives tutorials on how to make them. “If you are interested in floral design, in the aesthetics, then you are probably also interested in food and fashion and even interior design, so I think it all goes hand-in-hand," Anderson said. [embedded content]Katherine Merveille, the owner of Merveille Floral and Design Atelier and a colleague of Anderson, said that Anderson’s extensive... http://www.statepress.com/article/2018/10/spartcult-floral-art-advocate-brings-new-classes-to-asu
Alexandria Florist Invents Free Online Puzzle Game - The ZebraSunday, February 10, 2019
District of Columbia. Originally designed as a game to be played in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC, SillyPuzzles has now branched out as far as Florida and Texas with new puzzles being designed daily.To play the free game, players create an account and login to see nearby puzzles listed in order by distance from their phone. When they get near the designated puzzle location, a clue or question appears. Some are easy and require only that the player observe the point of interest and answer a question. Others require the use of logic to solve a math problem or a riddle.SillyPuzzles is free to play. There are no ads to view and players will not be subjected to any advertising unless they choose a puzzle that takes them to a retail merchant location that is indicated in the puzzle description. Premium Memberships may be available in the future.For more information. visit sillypuzzles.com. https://thezebra.org/2018/07/10/alexandria-florist-invents-free-online-puzzle-game/
5 Free Apps to Order Valentine's Flowers - The Mac ObserverTuesday, February 05, 2019
From You Flowers offers beautiful flower arrangements for same day delivery by a local florist. Whether you need to send flowers to New York, Texas, or California, FromYouFlowers.com offers USA flower delivery from coast to coast. Want to make it a one-of-a-kind gift? Add a teddy bear, chocolates or a balloon bouquet to your online flower order.Be the first to know about promotion and discount announcements about flower arrangements! Also, you can quickly place a flower order with your mobile device and send flowers to your loved ones with the same day delivery option using the special day reminders and deals. [4 Valentine Apps to Shop for That Special Someone]Photo by Amy Shamblen on Unsplash... https://www.macobserver.com/tips/quick-tip/5-apps-valentines-flowers/
Baacks to the future: New owners adding wine, beer option with delivery of flowers, gifts - ReporterNews.comTuesday, February 05, 2019
Dan Harwell purchased the company in 1972, and later his son, Luke, joined the business full-time in 2002 after graduating from Texas Tech University. The younger Harwell eventually took over operations of the family business. Under the new owners, some things remain the same. One fixture is the employees, including a designer who has been at Baack’s for 31 years, Petre said. There also are efforts to revive some former Baack’s traditions, such as a Christmas open house and growing some plants in-house, Petre said. Her brother, Marc Petre, is sprucing up the shuttered greenhouses on the property, she said. At one time, Baack’s was known for cultivating poinsettias, geraniums, Easter lilies, hydrangeas and annual bedding plants, according to the Reporter-News archives. In addition to floral arrangements for all occasions, Baack’s also offers the crafting and delivery of gift boxes around many themes, such as golf, fishing, hunting and tailgating. Packages also can be created for children’s events, baby showers, Father’s Day and other special moments, Petre said. Her goal is to use products from local wineries and chocolatiers to include with her gift options. Late bloomer Managing a flower and gift shop is a dream come true for Petre, who previously worked as a bartender for 10 years. That experience in the alcohol industry will be a plus with the addition of the wine and beer delivery with Baack's flowers and gift boxes, she said. “I’ve always been artistic and real artsy, and I love making things look pretty,” Petre said. “I always thought that it would be so cool to be able to own a flower shop and to do that every day.” Her previous creative interests include making stylish belt buckles and jewelry out of bones and antlers. She first learned about wine and beer delivery while attending a floral design workshop in Austin several months ago. “I’m 43 years old and I needed a change. I quit my job and this just kind of fell in our laps. I like to call it divine intervention,” Petre said. https://www.reporternews.com/story/money/business/local/2019/01/17/new-abilene-florist-baacks-owners-adding-wine-beer-option-flower-gift-box-delivery/2548924002/