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What You Need to Know about Milwaukee's Newest Flower-powered Startup - Milwaukee MagazineWednesday, April 11, 2018
Dyme was able to turn his college side hustle into a fully fledged company, keeping charity a central component of its mission.Now the company, Flowers for Dreams, operates out of Chicago and Milwaukee and is slated to open a brick and mortar store in Walker’s Point in less than a month. In anticipation of the event, we sat down with marketing manager Lindsay Leinenkugel to ask her about the company and its charitable focus. How is Flowers for Dreams unlike a traditional florist?First and foremost, we give back 25 percent of profits to charity every month. And we’re actively putting on events with the charities and partnering with them. Flowers for Dreams is a modern company. It’s not your average florist offering balloons and gifts. All of our flowers are locally crafted, and we source locally grown flowers as much as we can. Photo courtesy of Twin Lens WeddingsHow do you decide which charities to donate to each month?We open our charity application every year in October. We invite nonprofits in Milwaukee and Chicago to apply. And we get the core team together to pitch our favorite charities to each other. Some of the charities hit really close to home for some of us. After that, we all vote. Teens Grow Greens is our April charity. It’s a really cool organization that provides local kids with paid internships and teaches them about sustainability. We support both small and large charities. The Hunger Task Force and Milwaukee Public Library get our support too. Who’s a typical Flowers for Dreams customer?Everyone loves flowers, and they make such a cool and thoughtful gift, so anyone can really appreciate the bouquets. But Milwaukee-area Millennials seem to love the company’s charity aspect especially. Do weddings account for a large portion of your sales?A...
8 hotels for a Valentine's Day getaway in Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
For Valentine’s Day 2018, they returned in late January for another visit as part a special Supper Club dinner at the Lakely. On Feb. 14 they plan to see Bon Iver in Milwaukee, which Remiker said is “Eau Claire-related.”This year, the Oxbow will offer guests a package from Feb. 14-17 that includes a special floral arrangement from Eau Claire florist Brent Douglas and six hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, compliments of chef Nathan Berg and the team at the Lakely. The fee is $30.Here are some additional Valentine’s Day suggestions around the state. RELATED: 5 places in Wisconsin to get the spa treatmentSundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin DellsEvery day is Valentine’s Day at the adults-only Sundara Inn & Spa in the Wisconsin Dells. To make the romantic holiday special, Alyssa Mullin, who heads guest services at the spa, recommends Sundara’s Midweek Escape, which starts at $219 for two and includes an overnight stay, breakfast and access to the spa facilities. There’s also the True and Lasting Love package during the entire week (and through the rest of the month), starting at $618 for two. It features a night at the inn, breakfast in the morning, sparkling wine upon arrival, a 50-minute couples massage, a chef tasting in front of the fireplace in your room and wine. RELATED: Things to do in the Dells and BarabooGrand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake GenevaThe Grand Geneva Resort near Lake Geneva has two golf courses and a spa. (Photo: Grand Geneva Resort)The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, where couples can ski, ice skate, hike and then indulge in massages, is offering its Grand Romance package for Valentine’s Day. The deal, which is good through March, includes two nights of accommodations (deluxe guest rooms, suites and new villas), a $100 dining credit, a 15% discount at the WELL Spa + Salon, handmade chocolate truffles an...
Apprentice florist tackles national competitionTuesday, June 19, 2018
Smythesdale apprentice florist Lani Chapman is taking her skills to the national stage as a competitor in the Worldskills National Championships. Lani Chapman, an apprentice florist, is going to the worldskills competition in Sydney. Picture: Kate Healy The 19-year-old will travel to Sydney on Friday to compete from June 2 to June 4 against apprentice florists from across the country. She was selected for the national competition to represent central Victoria after placing second in the regional competition. “Training has been very intense, because you have to try to remember everything. There are eight pieces we have to do over three days and we don’t know what the brief will be for each category,” Ms Chapman said. “It is about the technicalities and creativity of the bouquets when you are making them for Worldskills.”Categories include a presentation bouquet, a bridal bouquet, a gift item, a foyer display and a hanging wall display.Ms... http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5437089/apprentice-florist-tackles-national-competition/
Museum of History dedicates garden to Illinois bicentennialTuesday, June 19, 2018
Saturday right in the middle of the farmer’s market, right amongst all the chaos.”Flowers and pots for the garden were donated to the museum by Owen Nursery and Florist in Bloomington. Even with all the hustle and bustle of the farmer’s market going on around the volunteers, Lovell explained the planting was completed in a few hours.“It was really a community effort to come together, we really didn’t get any outside funding, didn’t use much of the museum’s resources, it was all done by volunteers,” Lovell said.Lovell also said the museum staff was thrilled to see their institution included on the list of Illinois’ best museums earlier this week.Patrick Baron can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.wjbc.com/2018/05/25/museum-of-history-dedicates-garden-to-illinois-bicentennial/
Positively Upstate: Local artist creates sash of flowers for horses at SaratogaTuesday, June 19, 2018
Belmont Stakes the blanket of carnations will be made by none other than Saratoga’s own Susan Garrett.“I’m very honored.” Garrett tells CBS6 from inside Dehn’s Florist of Saratoga Springs. “I can’t believe that artwork of mine could actually adorn a Triple Crown winner.”If you’re a fan of the Saratoga Race Course you’ve most likely seen Garrett’s work. Any blanket draped over a horse in the winner’s circle, she created. In fact, the winner of the Travers, the country’s oldest stakes race, never even had a blanket until Garrett suggested it in the mid-1990’s.“Who would have thought in ’94 when I suggested to the New York Racing Association, let’s put a blanket of flowers on the winner of the Travers, that I would be doing this now.”Garrett says to make a blanket for any Triple Crown race is a dream come true. Now, she not only has one but *seven* blankets going to Belmont park this weekend; one possible to a Triple Crown winner.To keep them fresh, blankets aren’t created until the day before or of the race. So, Friday will be crunch-time for Garrett and her team at their workspace at Dehn’s Florist. Each individual flower is cut and hand sown into the quilt. Altogether, Garrett says there’s usually 750 to 800 flowers on a single blanket.“So, I have a team of volunteers and friends and my husband. We bring in pizza and we do it. Each blanket, just hand sowing them, it’s around 5 hours.”Friday at midnight a ref... http://cbs6albany.com/community/positively-upstate/positively-upstate-local-artist-creates-sash-of-flowers-for-horses-at-saratoga
2018 Best Florist: Lucky FlowersTuesday, June 19, 2018
These days, the petal pros now offer same-day delivery in the Tri-Cities area. The florists at Lucky Flowers strive to give each bouquet an artistic element, implanting color and texture to give each piece a spirited, vibrant appearance. Lucky Flowers offers a wide variety of seasonal blooms, including rare, harder-to-find flowers, and its commitment to stocking the freshest flowers means that bouquets stay healthy and sweet smelling longer. In addition to specialty bouquets for all occasions, Lucky Flowers has a unique and fun assortment of gifts in its shop, including chocolates, gift cards, bath and body products, and even a little bubbly to make your delivery extra exciting. 1. Lucky Flowers 6827 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick ... http://www.tri-cityherald.com/customer-service/faq/readers-choice/article212545099.html
Interview: florist Philippa Craddock on life after Harry and Meghan's royal wedding. 'Of course I was nervous'Tuesday, June 19, 2018
By Claudia BailliePhilippa CraddockROBERT HARPERThe Sunday Times, June 10 2018, 12:01am‘I wanted to create an iconic shot, and I knew that was it,” says Philippa Craddock. As the florist behind the archway of tumbling foliage that dressed Windsor Castle for the most anticipated nuptials since William wed Kate at Westminster Abbey in 2011, it’s fair to say she achieved her goal. In fact, along with the bride’s Givenchy gown, the Kingdom Choir and Bishop Michael Curry’s now famous sermon, the mass of white blooms that framed Meghan Markle and her 16ft silk-tulle veil as she entered St George’s Chapel was one of the most modern and memorable spectacles of the day. The magnificent displays outside and in, constructed using a variety of boughs gathered from Windsor Great Park, took a team of 30 people just… Want to read more?Register with a few details to continue reading this article. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/interview-florist-philippa-craddock-on-life-after-harry-and-meghan-s-royal-wedding-of-course-i-was-nervous-0mn0p7w96