Marshall Flower Shop News
Fleurs de Villes' Floral Couture Launches at 900 North Michigan Shops Featuring Chicago's Top Luxury Florists - PerishableNewsTuesday, September 24, 2019
NorthMichigan Shops to present our show for the first time in Chicago – connectingthe public with a free sensory experience they won’t see anywhere else.” saysFleurs de Villes co-founder Karen Marshall. Kennicott Brothers and Rosaprimahave joined the inaugural Chicago show as official floral wholesaler partners. “Kennicott Brothers is thrilled to partner with Rosaprimaand Fleurs de Villes to provide flowers for such a creative endeavor,” says JoeBarnes, Kennicott Brothers’ Marketing Manager. “We’re excited to see howfifteen of the windy-city’s top floral designers each put their own unique spinon ‘living flower gowns.’ This really will be a beautiful spectacle wherenature and art dance together for everyone to enjoy!” With highlights including theJoffrey Ballet’s production of Jane Eyre brought to life in fresh flowers by Fleur Chicago, a pop-up shop from Chicago Botanic Garden,Hendrick’s Gin bar promoting their Original Blend and Midsummer Solsticeblends, and floral-related food and beverage dining experiences from FourSeasons Hotel Chicago. Sponsored by Floral Exhibits, Fleurs de Villes Jardinwill feature daily workshops from florists and other brand partners. After viewing fourteen freshfloral mannequins at 900 North Michigan Shops, visitors are invited to view thefifteenth mannequin that will be exhibited at Chicago’s Four Seasons Hotellobby from September 25-29. The public is encouraged to vote on their favoritemannequin for a chance to win a trip to Seattle to attend the Northwest Flower& Garden Festival in February 2020 where Fleurs de Villes will pop-up as afeature attraction. The mannequins will be judged atthe VIP preview event on Wednesday September 25, from 6:00-8:00 PM, with prizes awarded in four categories: Bestin Show, Most Original, Most Realistic and Florist Favorite. All florists andfounders will be in attendance. About Fleurs de Villes: ?Established in 2015 by lifestyle and media professionals Karen Marshall and Tina Barkley, ?Fleurs deVilles? Inc? ?is a unique luxury experiential brand, groundedin hyper-local content – an intoxicating mix. In each city the company presentsin, they feature the works of top florists in that city, creating stunningfresh floral mannequins aligned with, and inspired by, partnered brandspresented in elegant gallery-like settings. From the stunning displays of theMannequin Series, to pop-up fresh flower markets, Fleurs de Villes cultivatesbespoke flower events that bloom with happiness. International shows in 2019include Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, Quebec Cityand more. www.fleursdevilles.com... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/fleurs-de-villes-floral-couture-launches-at-900-north-michigan-shops-featuring-chicagos-top-luxury-florists/
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
The Way It Was: Florist lives in fear of attacks of the hiccups - Texarkana GazetteTuesday, September 24, 2019
Atlanta, where they were judges at the fair held there. They report that the fair was a complete success.Sept. 21:HE ARRIVED TOO LATE"I am after my son." Said J.H. Dean, of Bryan's Mill, Texas, as he stepped into the United States army recruiting station in this city. The recruiting officer told him that he was just about one day behind Louis S. Dean, his son, who decided he would like army life and signed up. Mr. Dean said that his son ran away from home and joined the army. He added that Louis was only 16 years old, but the boy gave his age as 18 years, which gave him the privilege of joining the army. He was sent to Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo., and will be in the army for three years. Sini T. West, of Hartfield, Ark., is another recruit for the army recruiting station here and was sent to Jefferson Barracks.Sept. 22:FINED $5 AND COSTSTwo men convicted of removing gravel from city streets. Mr. J. Dennis and G. Jones, charged with violating a city ordinance by removing sand from Dudley Street, were each fined $5 and costs by Judge J.D. Cook in municipal court. J.R. Hair was charged with grand larceny in the theft of a suit of clothes and a pair of shoes and was placed under a $300 appearance bond by Judge Cook.50 years agoSeptember 16, 1969:CHILD CARE CENTER USED BY 75 HERESince opening September 16, 1968, The Robison Courts Child Care Center has swelled from an enrollment of 21 to 75 children. Facilities have been added at Bowie Courts. During the first year of operation, approximately 200 children, from six weeks to six years old, have been supervised for varying lengths of time. A staff of 31 is directed by Mrs. LaVerne Williams. The center, planned to complement the Concentrated Employment program, gives mothers a safe place to leave children while preparing for paid employment.Sept. 17:TRIO TO COMPETE FOR SCHOLARSHIPPrincipal W.E. McGuire has announced that three students at Texas High School have been named semifinalists in the 1969-70 National Merit Scholarship program. The students are Corinne Clemmons, Jim Lindsey, and Philip Thomas. The 15,000 semifinalists appointed today are among the nation's most intellectually talented high school seniors. They will compete for about 3,000 Merit Scholarships to be awarded in 1970.Sept. 18:GROCERY STORE IS BURGLARIZEDFor the second time in less than a month, Twin City Grocery at 930 State Line Avenue was burglarized. Entrance to the grocery store was gained by pulling metal bars from the window on the east side of the building. August 24, some $854 was taken from one of the cash registers. A 20-year-old Texarkana, Texas, man is being held in connection with that burglary. Last night it was burglarized again with $650 being taken from one of the cash registers. Investigation is ongoing.Sept. 19:PTA NEWSEighty-two teachers were introduced by J.O. Jones, principal at a meeting of the Parent-Teacher-Association at Arkansas Senior High School. Debbie Cervini sang "His Way-Mine," for the devotional. Her accompanist was Jeannie Powers. The president, Ed Goodson, welcomed parents and teachers and conducted the business session. Approximately 150 members were present. Parents are encouraged to join.Sept. 20:FLORIST HAS HIS PROBLEMFor Walter Broome, the only thing worse than a florist with an allergy to roses is a florist with hiccups. Broome, 52, has been plagued with hiccups off and on for almost 30 years. Broome said that an attack of hiccups usually lasts about two days. When an attack begins he goes to bed and takes a pill prescribed by his doctor. He says it helps but nothing has been able to rid him of the hiccups per... http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/features/story/2019/sep/15/way-it-was-florist-lives-fear-attacks-hiccups/795313/
Petals by the Beach uses donation to spread kindness through flowers - A beach florist got an unusual contribution and request recently: $500 from a Pacific Beach woman to pass out flowers to random passers-by. “We have never seen such generosity ... - San Diego Community NewsTuesday, September 10, 2019
That was pretty cool.”The donation came from Pacific Beach resident Thera Storm, who is a grief counselor. Storm said the recent back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, that left at least 31 people dead, prompted her to do something extraordinary.“After those two shootings within 13 hours of each other, I noticed the reaction on Facebook was just so scary and negative,” said Storm. “The next morning I sat down and thought, ‘What could I do that’s positive?’ Then I had the idea of donating money to a local flower shop.”Storm was almost afraid of the reaction she’d get from Cummings, whom she didn’t know, when she approached her with her unorthodox plan. But Storm shouldn’t have worried.“She donated a generous amount at our shop for us to pass out flowers to complete strangers,” said Cummings. “She wasn’t paying it forward. In her words, ‘She wanted to spread kindness to the masses.’”Cummings took Storm’s money and honored her request.“For two weeks I’ve been passing out flowers every day to random people walking by of all different ages,” Cummings said, adding she wasn’t embarrassed about it. “I just said, ‘We had a customer recently donate a significant amount of money, and we’re spreading kindness and happiness.’”The reaction to Storm’s flower donation has been uplifting. “People said that is so nice, we need more of that,” said Cummings, adding, “A few people even cried. I began taking pictures (of recipients) and putting them on our Facebook and Instagram pages.”“I feel like I had a very small, passive role,” said Storm of her gesture. “All of the work has been done by Melissa.”It’s Storm's practice to take 10 percent of every paycheck and stash it away to do something special at a later date. Asked if being a grief counselor facto... http://www.sdnews.com/view/full_story/27660789/article-Petals-by-the-Beach-uses-donation-to-spread-kindness-through-flowers-?instance=bbp
This Stunning Texas Greenhouse Is A Cactus And Succulent Paradise - NarcityTuesday, September 10, 2019
Amarillo isn't the greenest place on earth so when tons of colorful plants are seen blooming together in the Northwest Texas town, you know we have to snap a pic. This flower filled greenhouse in Amarillo will transport you to a cactus paradise. Chaparral Cactus and Succulents has over 20 types of plants to choose from.The greenhouse specializes in tropical and winter succulents as well as shrubs and grasses that do well in the Amarillo environment. Being that the Texas Panhandle can have a limited water supply, the shop helps its customers pick their perfect plants that will thrive in the environment. When you're at the greenhouse, you'll be amazing at the number of cacti with blooming flowers.All the green in the shop is perfect for an impromptu photo shoot. The greenhouse provides everything you might need for your new plant and they are open most of the year so you can stop by at any time. They carry plants both big and small so no matter how much space you have at home they are sure to have one that fits your style.This awesome greenhouse is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday an... https://www.narcity.com/things-to-do/us/tx/this-greenhouse-in-amarillo-has-tons-of-cacti-and-succulents
Flowers from all over the world sent to El Paso victim's funeral - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoTuesday, September 10, 2019
EL PASO, Texas (CNN) - Antonio Basco stood in front of his wife's casket for two hours Friday hugging strangers. The El Paso man initially thought no one would show up for his wife's visitation service. His wife, Margie Reckard, 63, was killed when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart. The couple had no relatives in the area. Basco walked into the La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center to a storm of applause and a procession of people wanting to hug him. The building was at capacity with 400 mourners. Outside, another 700 waited in nearly 100-degree heat to pay respects, according to funeral organizers. "People were telling me they came from different faiths, different cities. It's just incredible how much love and support every single one of you has shown," Reckard's grandson, Tyler, said. Margie 'always had a smile on her face' Reckard's son, D... https://www.clickorlando.com/news/national/flowers-from-all-over-the-world-sent-to-el-paso-victims-funeral