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Review: Florist – Emily Alone - SLUG MagazineTuesday, August 13, 2019
This transcendence keeps Emily Alone immune from categorization and true comparison.“M,” the album’s seventh offering, features piano and is reminiscent of Chan Marshall when she’s at her most quiet and reflective moments. Sprague’s voice here is airy yet deliberate. As quiet as Florist’s offerings are, the space that this quietude provides creates deep emotional fields—not exactly chasms, but more like flurries of seedlings from blown-asunder dandelions.“Shadow Boom” is the album’s first single and second-to-last track. Upon many repeated listens, it’s easily one of Sprague’s best songwriting moments. It leads us to surmise that Emily Alone really is an acceptance of the present as Sprague sings: “Light comes from a time already gone / If I could see the future, I would lay down, eat a tangerine and make a cup of tea / Watch it all happen the same way, watch it all happen slow. “Cryptic yet highly personal, Emily Alone is an endearing and curious album. It’s almost a cross between the Holdly EP and If Blue, as it encompasses all of the emotions, moments and feelings that have forged Florist a permanent space in my heart. Sprague has crafted a perfect 12-song project here—they’re the type of songs that blossom and never wilt. –Ryan SanfordMore on SLUGMag.com:Review: Florist – If Blue Could Be HappinessReview: Florist – Holdly... https://www.slugmag.com/national-music-reviews/florist-emily-alone/
Don't Inhale Yet: Hemp industry fears potential flower ban - Mountain XpressTuesday, July 09, 2019
I'm glad somebody’s booking…Smart Bets: Oshima Brothers -by Edwin ArnaudinThe Maine-based folk/pop siblings play Isis on June 27.Asheville Percussion Festival focuses on local rhythms -by Alli MarshallThe 8th annual Asheville Percussion Festival runs through Monday, July 1, with workshops, demos and concerts.Smart Bets: Death by Sparkle -by Edwin ArnaudinThe staged reading of Barbie Angell’s play opens The Magnetic Theatre’s New Play Development Program on June 27. https://mountainx.com/issues/dont-inhale-yet-hemp-industry-fears-potential-flower-ban/
Flowers That Fit - Richmond magazineTuesday, June 25, 2019
I pay attention to the space and to the scale. Will there be eight people at a table or 10? That makes a difference with the centerpieces. I have been in The John Marshall Ballrooms hundreds of times. I know what to do there.
Bride: How much money should a couple expect to spend?
Hansboro: I try to work with the budget that is presented. I have developed a bespoke full-service business, so my clients receive my full-time attention. I work with flower budgets ranging from $4,000 to upwards of $50,000. For $500, I can do a bridal bouquet and not much else. For smaller weddings with budgets less than $4,000, I’ve created Pastel Posies by The Flower Guy Bron, which is a cash-and-carry package service — basically a $2,500 wedding in a box. I’m not involved personally, but clients will get my team of professionals, and the same quality design and beautiful flowers.
Bride: What are pitfalls to avoid?
Hansboro: Brides need to be true to themselves. I ask clients to come with inspiration pictures, but there’s no need to follow trends rather than your inner voice. Sometimes, I have to help a mother and daughter navigate that delicate space between the event host — the person paying for the wedding — and the bride. It can make sense for a bride to defer to her mother, but this is 2019. My couples are professional people. They should plan [the wedding] and pay for it themselves. Let the parents be gracious and contribute in a meaningful way, but they shouldn’t be footing the bill.
Bride: Is more always better?
Hansboro: That depends on your definition of “more.” “More” includes quantity, flower type and how the space is designed. I have luxury brides who don’t want luxury flowers. They want dramatic centerpieces — towers or terrariums. My personal style is lush and full and luxurious. But that’s not for everyone. Some people care more about the design rather than the flower itself. I can have a centerpiece filled with flowers, but there’s a big difference if it’s filled with hydrangeas or peonies. For me, the design has to be all about the person, their taste, and their perspective. My goal is for the couple to see the design and say, “It’s perfect! I never thought of that.” That’s why you pay me.
Augusta couple celebrates 76 years of marriageTuesday, July 17, 2018
I wouldn't have anybody else but him." And Charles never missed an opportunity to buy Margaret flowers. In 2015, the couple lived at Marshall Square. They lost everything in the fire. Well, almost everything. They still had each other. Charles says, "I don't think we could have had a better marriage than what we have." Charles and Margaret say the secret is saying those three words every day. "Just always love each other -- and tell each other every day how much you love them," Margaret says. And always keep blowing each other kisses for as long as you can. ... http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Augusta-couple-celebrates-76-years-of-marriage-488376821.html
One Month at a Time: Cutting flowers and learning how they really smell - Charleston Gazette-MailTuesday, February 27, 2018
She’s only been on staff for a couple of weeks.“I came in as a driver,” she said. “I still drive, but I also do this.”In her 30s, Brenna said she has a master’s degree in humanities from Marshall University.She did some interesting, though not particularly well-paying, work in her field of study, but she also tended bar and worked in restaurants in Morgantown to pay the bills.“Then, I reached that point where I wasn’t young anymore,” she said.Brenna said while she was qualified to teach humanities subjects, she had no real teaching experience.“So I just have this big hole in my resume,” she added.After moving to Charleston, she said she could scarcely get an interview for anything. Potential employers told her she was overqualified.“This was the first place that would really give me a chance,” Brenna said.She said she’s making the most of it, and the people at the flower shop have been nice.The cut flowers that come into to Young Floral Company have to be cut a second time.“After the flowers are first cut, the plants kind of scab over,” Brenna said. “When they’re like that, they don’t get much water.”Cutting a flower a second time extends its life.It is generally recommended that once you get a bouquet of flowers, you should cut the stems again to keep them viable and attractive for a few more days.A couple of times a week, daisies, sunflowers, kale and roses all arrive at the florist in rubber-banded bundles, wrapped in plastic or damp paper and packed inside long cardboard boxes.Standing behind an old wooden table and next to the ominous-sounding Power Cut 720, Brenna had me pull from the tall stack of boxes and slice through the plastic bands and the tape keeping the packages closed.Depending on the kind of flower, we unwrapped or peeled down the wrapping. The individual blooms of the sunflowers are wrapped in tiny mesh socks that help protect them in transit, but they have to be shucked for the flowers to expand.Stock flowers have to be scrubbed of their lower stem leaves.“The flowers need water, but you have to watch the lower leaves,” Brenna said. “If they sit in the water, they’ll rot and turn the water brackish.”Nobody wants a stinky flower shop.Once the flowers were separated from the packaging and binding, we lowered the ...
Florist Helps El Paso Grieve Following Mass Shooting - Spectrum NewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
EL PASO, Texas - A little more than a week after a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart that killed 22 people and injured many others, a local flower shop is extending its generosity to ensure everyone has a chance to pay their respects.Flowers free since ThursdayVolunteers helped create bouquetsDays following the tragedy, the Texas State Florists Association reached out to Debbie's Bloomers in east El Paso."They asked what they could do for us and they were able to arrange to have flowers donated," said owner Sandy Blanco.With the partnership of Teleflora, Miami Flowers Wholesale, and Greenleaf Albuquerque, the shop was able to start handing out flower bouquets to customers at no charge by Thursday. They only requested that customers deliver them to the memorial outside the Walmart, which honors all the lives lost in the August 3 shooting."[People are] coming in as fast as we could make them," Blanco said.One of those customers was Gina Riley. "I really haven't had a chance to stop by and... https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2019/08/12/florist-helps-el-paso-grieve-following-mass-shooting
Royer's Flowers and Gifts CEO talks about returning to the family business - Reading EagleTuesday, August 13, 2019
Royer, who is now CEO of Lebanon-based Royer's Flowers and Gifts, spent about two years working at a Whataburger franchise in Texas after graduating from Penn State in 1977. With difficulty finding employees during the Texas oil boom, Royer often worked from open to close.He returned home in 1980 and began working at Royer's as a painter. He steadily moved up the ladder, serving as store manager, the company's distribution manager, and chief operating officer and senior vice president before becoming CEO in January.The grandson of founder Hannah Royer, who started the company by selling home-grown flowers in local textile mills, Royer now oversees a company that has 19 locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio and 400 employees. Royer believes Royer's is the largest family-owned florist in the country and sells more flowers than anyone outside of supermarkets.Business Weekly: Did you always plan to get involved in the family business? Thomas Royer: "No, because I had a career in it before I went to college. I worked there so much, and I wanted to try different things. I did that, and you always hear the old adage 'the grass is always greener.' After two years, I was like, 'I'm going back to the flower business,' because the restaurant business was crazy. I could've gone into other businesses, but I always liked the retail industry. So I came back in like 1980, and I've be... https://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/article/royers-flowers-and-gifts-ceo-talks-about-returning-to-the-family-business
Local Flower Shop Offers Free Bouquets to Place at Memorials - klaq.comTuesday, August 13, 2019
After they were contacted by some of these businesses, they decided to give back to the city and to the victims. They thank in particular Teleflora, an online flower delivery service, the Texas State Florist Association, Miami Flowers Wholesale and Greenleaf Albuquerque.Stop by Debbie's Bloomers and pick up your flowers and together we can spread some healing comfort with flowers across the Sun City. https://klaq.com/local-flower-shop-offers-free-bouquets-to-place-at-memorials/
Jackie Lacey, AAF, AIFD, CFD, PFCI, Is Named National President of American Institute of Floral Designers - PerishableNewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
Floriology® “on the road” educational events.During his distinguished career, Mr. Lacey has owned flower shops in Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina and he is one of the nation’s leading authorities on retail floral operations and best practices. He has also won numerous awards and earned many accolades through floral design competitions at the national, state and local levels. He is also renowned internationally for his leading-edge approaches to design and his imaginative floral creations. In addition, he has shared the principles, elements and artistry of his craft during memorable stage presentations, wowing audiences around the world. His floral designs and educational insights have been featured in many magazines, including Floriology®, Flowers &, Modern Bride and Inside Weddings. He has provided his talents to such notable events as the Tournament of Roses Parade, and many celebrities have also called upon his expertise.“I am honored at being named President of such a prestigious industry organization as the American Institute of Floral Designers,” said Mr. Lacey. “The journey to becoming President has been educational, enlightening, and filled with years of hard work. I thank each and every member of AIFD for the trust and confidence they have placed in me.” Dinesh Popat, President of BloomNet, Napco and 1-800-Flowers Franchising, added: “BloomNet is a proud sponsor of AIFD, an esteemed organization that works tirelessly on behalf of floral designers nationwide. We are thrilled that AIFD has chosen Jackie Lacey as its president.” Prior to being named National President of AIFD, Mr. Lacey had served the organization in several capacities, including nearly a decade on AIFD’s membership committee and eight years on the board of directors. He has also served and chaired several teams in developing many of AIFD’s educational courses and programs.About BloomNet®As the floral industry’s most innovative service provider, BloomNet, Inc. (bloomnet.net), a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., is focused on continually exceeding the expectations of its... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/jackie-lacey-aaf-aifd-cfd-pfci-is-named-national-president-of-american-institute-of-floral-designers/