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
Wise County grand jury indicts 58 - Kingsport Times NewsTuesday, September 10, 2019
Elliott was also indicted on a related misdemeanor obstruction of justice charge which carries a maximum 12 month jail term and $2,500 fine.— Yusef Lateef Thornton, 35, Woodbridge, Virginia, faces three counts of malicious wounding in connection with a May 30 incident when he allegedly wounded two adults and a juvenile.— Wilson Harmon Branham, 52, 8177 Penobscot Road, Wise, was indicted on a malicious wounding charge stemming from an alleged May 24 attack on his ex-wife and a strangulation charge for an alleged attack on a man on the same date. The wounding charge could result in a 20-year prison term on conviction, while the strangulation charge carries a five year maximum prison term.— Jimmy D. Dorton Jr., 38, 440 Dry Branch Road, Jonancy, Kentucky, was indicted on one misdemeanor count of assault and battery on a family member in connection with an alleged April 12 attack on an ex-cohabitant. The charge carries a maximum 12 month jail term and a $2,500 fine.— James Burton Eldridge, 36, 317 Cedar St., Benham, Kentucky, was indicted on six felony and two misdemeanor charges of embezzlement in connection with a series of alleged incidents against Norton business Cassell Electric. Each felony charge carries a maximum 10 year prison term and the misdemeanor charges 12 month jail terms on conviction.— Victor Eugene Flowers, 46, Pikeville, Kentucky, was indicted on two grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing property valued at $500 or more from Lowe’s in Wise. Each count, upon conviction, carries a 20-year maximum prison term.— Clinton Alden Hale, 39, 1014 Carico Ridge Road, Coeburn, was indicted on six felony counts each of forgery and uttering, six misdemeanor charges each of obtain by false pretense and petit larceny and one misdemeanor charge of financial exploitation of an elderly person for a series of incidents in October 2018 involving allegations of forged checks. The felony charges each carry maximum 10 year prison terms and the misdemeanors 12 month maximum jail terms.The grand jury handed down indictments against 47 other people for various charges including shoplifting and 29 drug case-related indictments. http://www.timesnews.net/Law-Enforcement/2019/08/24/Wise-County-grand-jury-indicts-58
A Closer Look at 15 American Floral Endowment Scholarship Winners - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, September 10, 2019
Michigan Horticulture Education Foundation, horticulturist at MSU AgBioResearch, and researcher at MSU Floriculture.Harold Bettinger Scholarship Recipient: Rhiannon Newton, West Virginia UniversityNewton is entering her senior year completing her agricultural science degree with a major in horticulture and a minor in entrepreneurship. She hopes to be a greenhouse grower after graduation and would like to eventually own a business.BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship Recipient: Sage Drohan, Orange Coast CollegeDrohan is a junior majoring in Landscape Architecture at Orange Coast College, where she focuses on sustainable design and horticulture. Since 2016, Drohan has owned Sage Succulents and Cacti.James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship and Mike and Flo Novovesky Scholarship Recipient: Alexis Ramstine, Colorado State UniversityRamstine is a junior majoring in horticulture business management, with a focus on ornamental plants, fresh cut flower production, and horticulture as an instrument of public health. For the last few years, Ramstine has been employed full-time at Longmont Florist in Longmont, CO.CalFlowers Scholarship Recipient: Helene Dondero, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoA senior majoring in agricultural science with an emphasis in ornamental horticulture and a minor in agricultural business, Dondero grew up in the floral industry. In addition to working in her family’s business, Fiore Floral and Gifts, Dondero is active in numerous student and industry organizations with CalPoly and FFA.John Carew Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Mary Lewis, University of GeorgiaLewis expects to complete her master’s degree program in horticulture in December 2019. Her focus is on ornamental plant breeding, specifically eight native Asclepias species.Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship and National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship Recipient: Gergely Motolai, Kansas State UniversityGergely Motolai is a senior majoring in horticulture science and minoring in entomology. His focus is on in greenhouse production and entomology. Motolai is working at Bird’s Botanicals and at the Kansas State University Greenhouses.Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA) Scholarship and Long Island Flower Growers Association Bob Gunther Scholarship Recipient: Cassandra Castano, Farmingdale State CollegeA senior in landscape development at Farmingdale State College majoring in horticulture technology management, Castano is planning further education to become a landscape architect, working on urban projects.Richard T. Meister Scholarship Recipient: Emily Teng, University of Hawaii at ManoaTeng is obtaining her Ph.D. in tropical plant and soil sciences, and plans on working in floriculture production and variety improvement research. In her dissertation research, she is analy... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/a-closer-look-at-15-american-floral-endowment-scholarship-winners/
Aliene Seol, 92, former florist with Heidi's Flowers - Southside DailyTuesday, July 23, 2019
English.Aliene was a faithful member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling, dancing and shopping. For many years, she worked as a florist at Heidi’s Flowers in Virginia Beach. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed.Aliene was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Alfred W. Seol.Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sabrina L. Trujillo of Virginia Beach; son, Greg W. Seol of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Judy Gill of Oklahoma and Georgia Elliott of Arizona; three grandchildren, Natasha Neagle (Nick) of Richmond and Miranda Nicholson and Brandi Trujillo, both of Norfolk; and three great-grandchildren, Norah Neagle, Justin Ruiz and Kati Neagle.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 21, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 22, at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.Always be informed. Get the latest news and information delivered to your inbox... https://southsidedaily.com/obits/2019/07/20/aliene-seol-92-former-florist-with-heidis-flowers/
Community deaths - Washington PostTuesday, July 23, 2019
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Dorothy Gerber, singer, teacherDorothy Gerber, 78, a singer with the Choral Arts Society of Washington and a teacher from 1978 to 2000 with the Montessori Country School in Herndon, Va., died May 16 at a hospital in Bethesda, Md. The cause was congestive heart failure, said a daughter, Amy Gerber-Stroh. Mrs. Gerber, a resident of Reston, Va., was born Dorothy Gould in Boston and grew up in Long Branch, N.J. With the Choral Arts Society, she sang in performances with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and at venues in Moscow, Paris and Spoleto, Italy.Helene Au, volunteer, property managerHelene Au, 105, who managed inherited property on Capitol Hill and volunteered at the Audubon Society bookstore in Georgetown, died May 18 at a care center in Fredericksburg, Va. The cause was thyroid cancer, said Johanna Humphrey, a goddaughter and family spokeswoman.Miss Au was born on Capitol Hill and lived in a townhouse there until 2018 when she was incapacitated in an acciden... https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/community-deaths/2019/07/15/68a915b4-a74b-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html