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Inside Popup Florist, Fashion's Latest Favorite Flowers - WWDTuesday, March 28, 2017
Eva Chen and Emily Weiss. Upon graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, the Maryland native was quickly scooped up as a designer for the now-defunct brand Beckley, where she was given near-complete creative control. “It was sort of my dream job in fashion,” she says. “I worked with the owner really closely, we did three collections a year and we had our own stores to put them in, so it was amazing. We ended up closing in November, [the founder Melissa Akkaway] wanted to focus on her family and I think fashion is just really hard right now.”Going from her dream gig to unemployed at 25 left Hayes wondering what the next step was — and what would top her previous gig. “I had a brief moment of ‘oh my God, what am I going to do with my life,’” she says. “And then I thought I should really start doing florals or events, something else that’s another passion of mine. So one night, in January of 2016, I was like, I should start something called Popup Florist because then I don’t have to have a permanent space. And I signed up for the Instagram right away.”The social media app has been the main driver in her success. After her first pop-up at West Village coffee shop The Elk, for Valentine’s Day in 2016, she continued with small pop-ups before moving into Gansevoort Market in June. But Instagram word-of-mouth has been the biggest source of business. “Eva Chen is probably one of my bigger clients; she’ll mention me in her Instagram story, and when she does, [I always] feel like someone reaches out to me,” Hayes says. “Emily Weiss from Glossier put [my work] on her Instagram story and then after that did another post of my business card. It’s gone exactly how I wanted to — I work with fashion brands and beauty brands, and I haven’t had to do any corporate work really. I’ve b... http://wwd.com/eye/lifestyle/popup-florist-fashions-latest-favorite-flowers-10849523/
Roses & Raspberries - Battle Creek EnquirerSaturday, November 07, 2015
I came in touch with. My stay after surgery was comfortable and worry free! God bless them all! (Dr. Russell and Gabe, too.) — Sarah McDermid, BellevueTo Steve and all the employees at Meijer’s on Beckley Road: Thanks for your kindness, and for “patching” me up after my fall in your store on October 28. Also to the Pepsi man for picking me up off the floor, and to the lady who was so nice and picked up my groceries and offered me her cart. Thanks again and God bless. — Gary Munger, Battle CreekMany fragrant roses to the staffs at Mercy Pavilion and The Oaks for the care of Lois Cable. You patiently helped her be creative with crafts and become a Bingo Queen! She knew your names and you knew she was happy when she sang. Proudly accept a thank you for your years of caring for a simple, gentle lady. We will remember and miss her. — Laurel Robertson, Battle CreekDozens of roses to Jill Coss, owner of Tender Loving Care Pet Salon. She fit my mother’s dog, Diva, in too her busy schedule and did a wonderful job. Also dozens of roses to Johnny, Kati, Mary Jo and Andrea, along with the rest of the staff at The Oaks. They took great care of my mother while she was there recouping from hip replacement surgery. A large wagon of roses to Dr. Garcia and all of his staff , along with his surgery staff. They are wonderful. Also dozens of roses to Bree for taking care of her grandmother’s home, animals and me while her grandmother was recovering from surgery and going through physical therapy. Thank you also to Jolene Lybrand for helping mom and staying with her and making sure she was receiving great care. And bless Charles for watching over his Aunt. We all miss you. — Tina JuarezMore “Roses” will appear on Monday’s editorial page.Send items to “Roses and Raspberries,” Battle Creek Enquirer, 77 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 101, Battle Creek, MI 49017; fax them to 269-964-0299; or email them to firstname.lastname@example.orgRead or Share this story: http://bcene.ws/1iHY6kN... http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/11/06/roses-raspberries/75293262/
Easton area florist giving away flowers on Petal It Forward Day - lehighvalleylive.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
Edwards, who works for the Flower Essence flower and gift ship in Forks Township, was part of the nationwide Petal It Forward Day organized by the Society of American Florists.Edwards was giving away two roses each, one to pay it forward to someone and allow that person to do the same to someone else. She had already given away 15 stems by 9 a.m. and people's reactions were "amazing," said the Upper Mount Bethel Township resident. "Everybody's smiling."Flower Essence, owned by Brandi Lynch, plans to give away 1,000 roses on Wednesday in its delivery area, including Easton, Bethlehem, Palmer Township, Nazareth and the Slate Belt.The Society of American Florists said flowers will be given away in more than 400 cities in all 50 states.The society says it has science on its side; a Rutgers study showed giving flowers helped spread positive emotions, some that lasted for days.People were posting on social media using the #PetalItForward hashtag. Sarah Cassi may be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @SarahCassi. Find lehighvalleylive.com on Facebook. https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/2018/10/easton_area_florist_giving_awa.html
Wilbe Bloomin Is Recognized as Toronto’s Original Eco-friendly Florist - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
Wilbe Bloomin serves as the one-stop shop for all your floral and botanical needs. They are titled as Kensington Market's Flower Emporium and Toronto's original eco-friendly florist.Toronto, Ontario - March 4, 2019 - Opened in 2004, Wilbe Bloomin, the leading florist in Toronto Ontario is serving as Kensington Market’s flower emporium and serves all your floral and botanical needs. With over a decade of experience in the industry, they design the perfect floral arrangements for your wedding or any other events and help you find the right plant for your home.“We are a one-stop shop for everything floral or botanical. Visit us to pickup a hand-tied bouquet for a special occasion, deliver flowers to a friend, find the perfect plant for your home, or gather elements to build your own terrarium. We also specialize in gorgeous wedding bouquets and decorations. We source locally grown flowers and plants, and our imported flowers are eco-certified,” said the spokesperson of Wilbe Bloomin.They are located at 9-160 Baldwin Street in Toronto's Kensington Market just west of Spadina on Baldwin Street. They also have a fantastic amount of unique and wonderful shops to explore.The spokesperson continued, “We hand-select the freshe... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4190646
Dinner series brings floriculture to the table - Greenhouse CanadaTuesday, March 19, 2019
You’re buying a feeling.”An experience is right. Starting with a cocktail reception and live music, guests are invited to make their own flower crowns as demonstrated by a local florist. The evening continues with a tour of the greenhouse, where guests are encouraged to ask any questions they have about the industry. Finally, the evening is concluded by a four-course dinner and introductions from the chef.Cultivating the next generation’s love for flowersThe first Petals & Plates was held at Rosa Flora in September 2017, with three others since then at CosMic Plants in Lincoln, Van Geest Bros in St. Catharines and Creekside Growers in Delhi. While the event is attended by people of all ages, they are starting to see more interest from the younger generations, which Kristan says is a great sign as the industry continues to develop the next generation’s relationship with flowers.“There’s a lot of gardeners, there’s a lot of flower lovers in the older generation,” he says. “But part of the fear is the newer generation, the millennial generation; they don’t have the same relationship with flowers.” Petals & Plates is one way to get people looking at flowers in a new light.For example, there’s the flower crown bar during the event. “It’s not your classic flower crown that you’re thinking of that has 100 flowers and maybe some fruit in it,” says Kristan. “These are very subdued.” People are keen to wear them as fashion accessories.Demonstrating the relevancy of floriculture is not the only goal of Petals & Plates, however. “There’s a lot of misconceptions with the industry,” says Kristan. By inviting people to see how flowers are grown and brought to the marketplace, Petals & Plates provides a venue for greenhouse operators to clarify misconceptions and instill pride in the industry. “Allowing people to come see what goes on in these greenhouses goes a long way to dispelling those rumours,” he says.According to Ed Vermolen, sales manager at Aldershot Greenhouses and volunteer member of... https://www.greenhousecanada.com/business/marketing/bringing-floriculture-to-the-table-32796
Wedding of the Week: Stacey Barclay and Christopher McCann - Daily RecordTuesday, March 19, 2019
Gary Barclay and Kieran Rooney. Honeymoon The newlyweds travelled to Las Vegas for their honeymoon. Photography Maureen Bell Photography. (Image: Hamilton Advertiser) Flowers Busy Lizzies Florist. Cake Kimmy Cakes - Couture Cake Design. Thanks The couple want to thank all of their family and friends who shared their big day with them, giving them memories that they will cherish forever. How to take part It’s free and easy to feature as our Wedding of the Week. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and we’ll get back to you. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/wedding-week-stacey-barclay-christopher-14094463
Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundings. Japanese Embassy ladies who were detailed at the time to look after her were, however, full of praise. She learned the characteristics of different flowers, appreciated their exoticism, and accorded them respect and dignity. She believes that each individual flower, like each individual flower arranger, has personality that should shine through.
Ikebana arrangementsShe was sent overseas again by the Japan Foundation. On a separate tour she accompanied the charismatic Hiroshi Teshigahara, who succeeded his father as president of the Sogetsu school. Although making annual overseas trips became her routine, there was nothing routine in the conduct of each one. "Every time I was received very differently. Some audiences had some basic understanding of ikebana. Some had never seen it."Ms Fukushima rose to every occasion, dealing with the unexpected, and joining in with anything going on. She learned to dance the flamenco. She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging