Local Flower Shop News
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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Julia Briones McCollum, 79, employed as a nurse with Sentara Norfolk General for 18 years - Southside DailyThursday, May 02, 2019
Saturday, April 6, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. For flowers, please consider ordering from Julia’s friends at Walker Florist, Virginia Beach.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/2019/04/05/julia-briones-mccollum-79-employed-as-a-nurse-with-sentara-norfolk-general-for-18-years/
Buying flowers for Mother's Day? Florists say do your research - WHECThursday, May 02, 2019
Here's how it works.You find a florist online that you think is local but they take a fee. Then they send your order to a middle man who also takes a cut. The florist you thought you were contacting in the first place then finally receives your order. However, because both parties take fees, the big bouquet you thought you were sending winds up not being so big."They spend $100, they get a $50 arrangement," said Melanie Longhitano, florist. "They're literally just there to take your order and after that, they have nothing to do with it." Flower shop owners say if you want to order online, make sure it's from a reputable site or go to the florists' actual website. ... https://www.whec.com/news/buying-flowers-for-mothers-day-florists-say-do-your-research/5334311/
Planning a Wedding in Ocean City, Maryland - Ocean City TodayThursday, May 02, 2019
Ocean City. Small, intimate affairs and huge gatherings are both welcome; from restaurants to country clubs to hotels with stunning views, plus florists, photographers, and houses of worship, you’ll find all the necessities in Ocean City, Maryland. All you have to do is close your eyes and jump right into the wedding planning process. These suggestions might make the process just a tiny bit less daunting. Find a wedding plannerIf you feel like your head’s already swimming and you might need a little extra help, the first step is to find a trusted, local wedding planner. Do your homework. A quick Google search can point you in the right direction, but be sure to research each individual planner and compare the photos of past weddings they’ve organized to your own wedding vision. Some venues come equipped with their own version of a wedding planner. The wedding organizer at a big venue might not be able to guide you along every step of the way, so it’s important to find out how involved they may or may not be. They may also, at the very least, provide you with references to their favorite wedding service providers in the area.Planners“Life’s Celebrations from Concept to Reality” Welcome to Encore Events, your visionary event designer. Specializing in unique creations using natural elements. From the very first time we meet,…That’s why this first step coincides with…Pick your venueIf you’d like to arrange a beach ceremony, call the Ocean City Mayor’s Office at 410-289-8931. Consider where your reception will be, however, as so... https://www.oceancity.com/planning-wedding-ocean-city/
5 locally-owned shops every Atlantan should visit - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThursday, May 02, 2019
Flower Bar Selecting the right kind of flowers for a loved one can be a difficult choice unless someone knows exactly what they’re after, but a hometown florist can give the process a personal touch with attention to detail. According to its website, Flower Bar – located just off the BeltLine, between Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward – “has been a neighborhood favorite since 2006 … We get new flowers in every day, and every order gets our special, artistic attention.” The florist specializes in daily delivery, events, weddings, weekly accounts and DIY design classes, which are offered once a week.660 Irwin St., Atlanta. 404-431-0811. atlantaflowerbar.com -- Big Peach Running Co.In 2004, the founders of locally-owned footwear store Big Peach Running Co. noticed what they described as a “noticeable dearth of retailers catering to (runners and walkers) … our residents and visitors were oftentimes left with inconvenient, unattractive and unqualified shopping options …” Since then, the company has expanded, with seven locations currently throughout metro Atlanta. Stores carry a wide range of footwear, apparel and accessories with an aim to “promote and ensure that every aspect of your fitness routine is properly addressed.”All locations (Suwanee, Midtown, Marietta, Kennesaw, Decatur, Brookhaven and Alpharetta) are open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. bigpeachrunningco.com.My Parents’ BasementFew locations in Atlanta can boast an arcade, comic bookstore, restaurant and bar all in the same location, but My Parents’ Basement in Avondale Estates has pulled it off. The locally-owned business – billed with a clever nod to its likely clientele as “Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Bar” – was started by three friends with similar interests in the business’ featured wares and entertainment. What began as a “humble pop-up shop” turned into a full-blown brick-and-mortar location in 2015 and has been evolving in its offerings ever since.11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. 22 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates. 404-292-4607. myparentsbasementcbcb.comCriminal RecordsThis Little Five Points destination for all things ... https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/locally-owned-shops-every-atlantan-should-visit/LJ9KU2kC5YWBRgbjFVaHgJ/