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'Shark Tank' investment Alice's Table blossoms in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida - The News-PressTuesday, May 01, 2018
Beck is the second in Florida to sign on, the other in St. Petersburg.Peggy Davis, of Bonita Springs, celebrated her birthday with two daughters, Tara Adragna of Naples and Danielle Maiero of Bonita Springs, at the ice cream shop."I'm a flower fanatic," she said. "This was fantastic.""Shark Tank" investors play with flowers for Alice's Table. (Photo: Courtesy photo)Alice's Table joins the ranks of painting on canvas, jewelry making and personalizing wine glasses among the friends nights out in Southwest Florida. The franchises of national chains set up at homes, restaurants, bars and community centers for nights out where they provide instruction and all the needed materials to create art."I saw Alice's Table on 'Shark Tank' when it aired in January," Beck said. "And when I wanted to take a class, I went onto the website and noticed there wasn't a single class listed for Florida. Since I was really interested, I sent an email to Alice and less than a month later, I became the Southwest Florida event exec."She is pleased with the initial response, with classes at Anthony's on the Boulevard in Cape Coral, private classes at Shell Point in Fort Myers and bookings for bridal showers, holidays and even themed events. Petals and Pilates is a pilates class on May 11 followed by the Alice's Table floral arranging class with snacks sponsored by Kind. A second one will be held an afternoon on May 12 at Lynq restaurant called "Mom's Day Out at the Lynq," which includes a complimentary glass of Champagne. A return to Tipsy Cow is set for May 20. "People are looking for more relaxing activities to do around town — and this one really uses the sense of touch, sight and smell," Beck said.The attendees don aprons to protect their clothing, and get a brief introduction to flo...
Holiday traditions continue with The Nutcracker at Bridges - Claremont CourierTuesday, November 28, 2017
You don’t want to miss these inspiring dancers who all bring fresh and unique qualities to their roles.”The Nutcracker was first presented in 1892 at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ballet was an adaptation of the 1816 story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by E.T.A. Hoffman. The ballet was choreographed by Lev Ivanov with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Marius Petipa, the reigning choreographer at the Maryinsky, fell ill, so the job passed to Ivanov. Tchaikovsky only reluctantly accepted the commission to compose the score which, when completed, he considered “infinitely worse than Sleeping Beauty.”At the premiere, the ballet was deemed a complete failure. More than 60 years and many productions would pass before The Nutcracker would become a staple of the repertoire in ballet companies around the world and one of the universal traditions of the holiday season.IPB’s educational outreach program, “A Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet,” is back this season for students from local area schools. Students are encouraged to participate in simple movement activities in their seats and then view the professional ballet performance, followed by a question and answer session. Teachers also have access to a free study guide to continue the conversation back in the classroom with pre- and post-performance activities aligned through the California State Content Standards for Dance, California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and the California English Language Development Standards. For many of these students, this will be the first time they get to experience live performance art, being in a theater and learning about ballet.Children’s tickets for IPB’s The Nutcracker start at $23, senior tickets start at $38 and adult tickets start at $41, with premium seats at $59. Group discounts are available.Performances take place from December 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. and December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, 450 N. College Way, in Claremont.Additional regional performances are offered on December 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and December 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga; and December 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and December 23 at 2 p.m. at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside.For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ipballet.org.
Top 3 Florists To Visit Right Now In Minneapolis - WCCO | CBS MinnesotaTuesday, March 19, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS (Hoodline) — Looking to visit the best florists around? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Minneapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you’re in the market for florists.1. Chez BloomPhoto: chez bloom/YelpTopping the list is Chez Bloom. Located at 4310 Bryant Ave. South in East Harriet, the florist is the highest rated florist in Minneapolis, boasting five stars out of 22 reviews on Yelp.2. Spruce Flowers And HomePhoto: spruce flowers and home/YelpNext up is Southeast Como’s Spruce Flowers and Home, situated at 1621 E. Hennepin Ave., Suite 225. With 4.5 stars out of 33 reviews on Yelp, the florist has proven to be a local favorite.3. Flowers By Miss BerthaPhoto: rima h./YelpThen there’s Whittier’s Flowers By Miss Bertha, located at 2100 Nicollet Ave., which is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews.</body></html>... https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/02/13/top-3-florists-to-visit-right-now-in-minneapolis/
Fire Breaks Out In Basement Of Southeast Queens Flower Shop: FDNY - Patch.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
HILL, QUEENS -- More than 100 firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze that ripped through a Southeast Queens flower shop Monday afternoon, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to Jasmin's Florist & Hall Decorators in South Richmond Hill at about 1:15 p.m. after flames broke out in the basement of the building on Liberty Avenue near 114th Street, an FDNY spokesman said. No injuries were reported from the inferno, which was put under control just before 2:30 p.m., fire officials said. The extend of damage to the three-story building wasn't immediately clear, but an FDNY spokesman said it took roughly 106 firefighters to put out the fire.A fire marshal will determine the cause of the blaze. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Lead photo courtesy of Google Maps/October 2017Get the Jamaica newsletterSubscribe... https://patch.com/new-york/jamaica/fire-breaks-out-basement-southeast-queens-flower-shop-fdny
The Biggest Day - Santa Rosa florists prepare for the busiest day of the year - The Santa Rosa Press DemocratTuesday, March 19, 2019
Stormi Gillam, Henry’s business partner. “There’s a lot of prepping.”The payoff may be worth it for the Fifth Street flower shop and other Santa Rosa-area florists. Americans this year will spend an estimated $1.9 billion on Valentine’s Day flowers, slightly less than last year, a National Retail Federation survey found.Flowers were the third most popular gift among the 7,300 adults surveyed by the trade association earlier this year, with 35 percent of respondents saying they planned to buy flowers for their significant other. Just over half said they would purchase candy to mark the holiday, while 44 percent expected to buy greeting cards, according to the federation.Overall, Valentine’s Day spending this year is expected to climb to $20.7 billion, a $1.1 billion increase from 2018. A person will spend on average $162 for the holiday, the federation said. For Sharzad Mo, owner of Mirage Florist in downtown Santa Rosa, Valentine’s Day is unequivocally the busiest time of year, she said. The increase in business means frequent trips to San Francisco flower markets in the days leading up to the holiday. There, she has purchased about 400 individual roses in preparation for Thursday, Mo said. She also has hired additional drivers to help make deliveries, something the City 205 Flowers owners said they also do to accommodate their Valentine’s Day clientele. “Valentine’s Day is the biggest day and the hardest week,” Mo said, standing behind the counter of her small flower shop. Mo and the co-owners of City 205 Flowers agreed that while some customers stray... https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/9276072-181/the-biggest-day-santa-rosa
Hippie-ish Chain Flower Child Opens Today in the Woodlands With Chia Seed Wraps - Eater HoustonTuesday, March 19, 2019
March 6, at 1900 Lake Woodlands Drive, Suite 100. The opening celebration’s festivities will include a giveaway of $25 gift cards to the first 100 guests, along with flower bouquets from local florist The Party Architects. Flower Child will also donate a portion of proceeds from opening day sales to Texas Children’s Hospital.The Woodlands Flower Child outpost joins another newish healthy chain, True Food Kitchen, which opened last year in the neighborhood. This Flower Child location boasts pet-friendly outdoor seating, a separate to-go line, and eclectic decor with peace signs and bright murals. Flower Child’s Woodlands location is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Flower Child’s Woodlands location Photo: Shelby Tsika... https://houston.eater.com/2019/3/6/18253148/flower-child-the-woodlands-opening
New online flower service helps florists in Inland Empire, nation - San Bernardino SunTuesday, March 19, 2019
The online startup BloomNation, based out of Santa Monica, is helping local florists connect more closely to customers in the Inland Empire and nationwide.Among the benefits, according to the company, is that customers get to bypass wire services to deal directly with flower providers, without having to pay additional service fees. Customers also get to see actual photos of products from the florist shop, as opposed to stock photos used by wire services.“Bloom Nation was born out of the frustrations of me and my other two co-founders trying to send flowers online and seeing the same boring cookie-cutter designs and paying all these extra fees to place the order online and ultimately getting flowers that looked nothing like the stock photo online,” said CEO and co-founder Farbod Sharoka. “Now, we know it’s a catalogue of stock photography and no real reflection on the florists’ talent.”Sharoka said he and his partners David Daneshgar and Gregg Weisstein began the tech startup as an easier alternative to wire flower serv... https://www.sbsun.com/2014/05/03/new-online-flower-service-helps-florists-in-inland-empire-nation/