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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...
Bergen florists for wedding bouquets and flowers to inspire your big dayTuesday, June 19, 2018
Whether your wedding is traditional, modern, classic or even rustic, flowers add romance. With the help of five local florists, find the right bouquet to inspire your wedding day. Decor Galore Maricela Bermudez, owner and designer This stunning design of traditional hand-tied, garden-style bridal bouquet features a spring mix of roses, ranunculus, anemones, parrot tulips and hellebores in a soft pink, peach, coral palette with accents of garnet. The bouquet is highlighted with a mix of greens including eucalyptus and spirea, finished with a peach and coral double-sided satin ribbon. “I was inspired by the colors and textures of our spring garden and the continuing trend towards wider and more asymmetrical designs we are seeing from all the major design firms,” says designer Maricela Bermudez. Go: 116 Broadway, Woodcliff Lake; 201-483-8873; decorgalore.us The story continues below the gallery. ... https://www.northjersey.com/story/life/home-garden/2018/06/12/wedding-florist-bouquets-bergen-nj/468816002/
Office, residential building planned for former Beau K Florist siteTuesday, June 19, 2018
A two-story office and residential building will be built on the site of the demolished Beau K Florist building on the South Hill.Called Fulcrum Grand, 1216 S. Grand Ave., the $340,000 construction project will have 2,100 square feet of office space on the first floor and 600 square feet of residential space on the second floor. The project is being done by Fulcrum Financial Group, which currently has offices at 14th Avenue and Grand. Fulcrum is affiliated with LPL Financial, an investment and wealth management company headquartered in Boston.The building is directly south of the four-story Cathedral Point Condos, which were built in 2007, and across the street from St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral. The property was purchased in October 2017 for $250,000, according to county property records.Three parking spots will be installed with the new building, and the existing driveway directly south of the proposed building will remain.Beau K moved across the street to 1307 S. Grand.The project’s general contractor is Yost Gallagher Construction, of Spokane. It was designed by... http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/jun/16/office-residential-building-planned-for-former-bea/
Gypsophila Helps Ecuador Lead the Way in Flower Exports to ChinaTuesday, June 19, 2018
Yánez. "You can give somebody 10 or 15 stems of gypsophila and it's already a flower arrangement. Whereas in other countries it is usually used a filler flower."Gypsophila on display at a florist in an upscale shopping mall in Shanghai"The China market is totally different to all other markets," says Alejandra García Olivo, Global Purchasing Director at Mimame, which imports and distributes Ecuadorean roses and gypsophila in China. According to Olivo, other markets remain relatively stable in terms of demands for certain shapes, colors and other characteristics, "but China is all about new. New varieties, new colors, anything new."The only exception is white, which remains a somewhat less popular color because white flowers have traditionally been used in China only at funerals in China. Therefore, much of the exports of Ecuadorian gypsophila has been naturally green varieties or tinted gypsophila.China's well-developed internet and social networking culture helped fan the flames of the gypsophila phenomenon and spread it from first tier cities into second and third tier cities, says Sky Liu, owner of Spring Florist, a high-end florist with four retail locations in Shanghai.So far, Ecuador has benefited from China's low domestic gypsophila production. And even if domestic production does pick up, it is likely that Ecuador will maintain an edge in quality. Yánez reports that farmers in Ecuador are already increasing their gypsophila plantings based on projections of continued growth in demand from China.More exports of premium agricultural products such as flowers may be one way for Ecuador to close its trade gap with China, the largest among its trading partners. "In two years China and Ecuador will celebrate 40 years of very positive relations," says Karina Morales Herrera, Consul General for Ecuador in Shanghai, who notes that Ecuador is a leader in social responsibility, gender equality and fair trade in the flower industry. "We are developing a mutually beneficial relationship with China. China is willing to open the door for high quality Ecuadorian products. It's not easy, but over... http://www.producereport.com/article/gypsophila-helps-ecuador-lead-way-flower-exports-china
How to persuade cut flowers to last twice as longTuesday, June 19, 2018
This will lengthen bloom time and protect your hands, clothes and linens.THORNY STEMS.When you purchase roses from a florist, the thorns have most likely been removed. When you purchase flowers in bulk from a flower mart or another bulk source (sometimes called a “growers bunch”) or cut them from your own garden, you will need to remove the thorns from the stems with a sharp knife, working from the top down to put less stress on the stems.There’s nothing quite so lovely as a bouquet of beautiful spring flowers. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be able to display them with confidence and pride for much longer than just a few days. Enjoy.Would you like to send a tip to Mary? You can email her at email@example.com, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, 12340 Seal Beach Blvd., Ste. B-416, Seal Beach, CA 90740. https://www.redbluffdailynews.com/2018/06/01/how-to-persuade-cut-flowers-to-last-twice-as-long/
Victoria wins silver medal at ChelseaTuesday, June 19, 2018
Victoria, who works in her mum's flower studio Flowers by Ann in Carrickmacross, was the only entrant from the Irish Republic in the Young Florist of the Year competition.'Spring Wedding' was the theme for this year's competition and the florists were asked to create a floral wedding throne. One of the conditions was that 2/3 of the finished design had to be fresh flower and/or plant material.For her entry, Victoria created a beautiful fairytale-like throne from silver birch, decorated with pink and purple flowers.'We got the brief in March and I started working on it then,' said Victoria. 'Once I had decided on the silver birch frame for the throne, I went for a wildflower, fairytale look, and colours all came about quite easily.'Victoria drove to Chelsea and back as she said it was the only way of transporting her entry.'I went over on the Friday and had to set up in exhibition by Sunday May 21st.'She was interviewed by Joe Swift of Gardeners World fame and also saw the Queen as Her Majesty enjoyed a private viewing of the 105th RHS Chelsea Garden show.Victoria confesses that it was 'quite a shock' when she learned she... https://www.independent.ie/regionals/argus/news/victoria-wins-silver-medal-at-chelsea-36953705.html