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7 Ways to Not Hate Valentine Day - D MagazineSunday, February 10, 2019
What about women shopping for themselves on Valentine’s Day?I think it depends on the woman. It’s her attitude. She should pick something that makes her feel pretty and comfortable in her own skin. What do you like for Valentine’s Day?This red set is pure couture. It’s Lise Charmel, my main brand. They make their laces in the same factory where Chanel makes its laces, and each lace is specially made for them. What mistakes do most women make when buying bras?Most women don’t know their size. Ninety percent of your support comes from the band, not from the strap. You want the band to sit parallel to the floor. And when you wash it, your band is going to eventually stretch, so you want it to fit you on the loosest hook, nothing bulging. But most women wear a bigger size band than they should. They don’t know how small they really are.Make a Long-Term Commitment When Stephanie Harvel decided to start a jewelry line, she enlisted her mother, Barbara (birth name Kaiser), to join her in the venture. “She was the one who taught me how to make jewelry with my own two hands and a few dentistry tools,” Stephanie says. Barbara’s background as a ceramic sculptor and the duo’s German heritage are evident in Kaiser Atelier’s heirloom-quality unisex rings and cuff links, which they both design and make by hand-carving wax molds. The Sultan blue topaz and 14-karat gold ring, $2,400. The Ritter 14-karat gold cuff links, $1,500. Play It by Ear Skip the predictable infinity necklace and surprise her with on-trend and affordable earrings from local jewelry studios.M Street StudioAcrylic Petal Earrings, $68Tribe AliveFigure Tassel earrings, $68 OpalMilkCheval Noir earrings, $250Express Your EmotionsIf you’ve ever scored an invite to one of Dallas’ high-fashion luncheons, you’ve probably seen arrangements by Patricio Rivera of Twelve Thirty Four, a Honduran-born fashion designer turned florist extraordinaire. He sp... https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2019/february/7-ways-to-not-hate-valentines-day/
Paying tribute to loved ones with Beretania Florist - KHON2Tuesday, February 05, 2019
During this time there's often a lot of decisions to make but selecting flowers that capture your loved one's spirit and personality provide people with a lot of peace and comfort."According to Beretania Florist, Hawaii has one of the highest flower consumption rates in the country.So, for memorial services or a celebration of life people send a lot of flowers. The most popular sympathy floral arrangements are:Urn SprayCasket Spray Arrangements Standing SpraysWreaths & heart shapes Floral packagesTo schedule an appointment with one of their personalized florists, call (808) 591-2288 and visit Picking the right flowers for serious occasions can be difficult, but the folks at Beretania Florist are there to help. For the last 80 years, Beretania Florist have helped families create beautiful tributes to those they love when it's time to say goodbye. Sales & Marketing Director Reece Nakamoto Farinas is a 4th generation member of the florist company. He shares why creating these tributes is the most rewarding parts of the job."Every week we help hundreds of people in Hawaii and around the country send flowers for birthdays, babies, and romance. However, when families ask us to help create the perfect final tribute for the loss of their loved one, it's especially rewarding," explained Farinas. "For the families, this is a very difficult and exhausting time and we take a lot of care when guiding them through this process. During this time there's often a lot of decisions to make but selecting flowers that capture your loved one's spirit and personality provide people with a lot of peace and comfort."According to Beretania Florist, Hawaii has one of the highest flower consumption rates in the country. So, for memorial services or a celebration of life people send a lot of flowers. The most popular sympathy floral arrangements are:Urn SprayCasket Spray Arrangements Standing SpraysWreaths & heart shapes Floral packagesTo sche... https://www.khon2.com/living808/paying-tribute-to-loved-ones-with-beretania-florist/1432913965
New florist in Foley offers Just Perfect arrangements - Pensacola News JournalTuesday, January 22, 2019
Don't go to the wire services if you need your flowers delivered," Smith said. "We want you to call us personally. We will take care of it." If you own a business and you don't feel comfortable with the process of taking care of a plant, It's Just Perfect is committed to bringing plants that will cheer up the lobbies — and taking care of them. "There are a lot of businesses and offices in the area that would like to have plants, but they might not necessarily have a green thumb. We will take care of them for you." Smith and Bruhn thought of just about everything, and recently hosted their grand opening. "We've already has so many calls and walk in traffic and we can't wait for everyone to come check us out," Smith said. It's Just Perfect is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The shop is located at 15213 Alabama Highway 59 in Foley. For more information, call 251-943-5765 or visit itsjustperfectflowers.com. Kalyn Wolfe is a freelance columnist for the News Journal. Send new business tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.pnj.com/story/money/business/2018/08/12/new-floral-shop-its-just-perfect-opens-foley/957658002/
Flowers left outside Bunches Flower Co. for co-owner Iain Armstrong, who died after intervening in robbery - Toronto StarTuesday, January 22, 2019
Armstrong’s family urged calm.“Spewing vitriol and expressing vengeful words doesn’t help resolve this awful situation or bring comfort to any of the people who knew Iain and who love him still,” the family wrote.A funeral service is being planned. https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/2018/04/22/flowers-left-outside-bunches-flower-co-for-co-owner-iain-armstrong-who-died-after-intervening-in-robbery.html
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Some said they additionally volunteer at one of two other known spinoffs of Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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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/