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Lei Lady Lei: Lei maker Leilani Kanaauano Huggins - Easy ReaderTuesday, August 15, 2017
Added on July 18, 2017 Kevin Cody Redondo BeachLei maker Leilani Kanaauao Huggins (center) with Hawaii newcaster Kori Harvey and Brazilian model Marcia Ardito. Phto by Jim Russi (JimRussi.com)by Kevin CodyJust four hours prior to the Monday 7 a.m. deadline for entries in the 90th Annual May Day Lei Celebration, Kahiwalani Miller told her older sister Leilani Kanaauao Huggins, “You haven’t come all the way from Redondo Beach to enter just two leis. Make one more. I’ll stay up with you and cut flowers.” Kahiwalani suggested her sister make a papale, or hat lei, because they are 22-inches and quicker to make than an a’i or neck lei, which must be 30- to 36-inches. In addition to length, the rules required “All lei shall be made with natural plant materials and limited to flowers, leaves, stems, roots, fruits, and seeds.”Huggins had flown to Hawaii a week earlier with Pat Shimamoto of Hawthorne, one of her lei students. They were staying with her cousins in Maunalani, a Honolulu suburb. Their first few days were spent...
This NYC florist absolutely rips on a skateboard - GrindTVTuesday, March 28, 2017
There was no budget for the trip,” says Dutton, “so Magda and I raised the money through a GoFundMe campaign. We didn’t know what to expect, but it was an amazing experience.”Cody Umans made an edit of the whole experience:Now, Dutton is preparing to tackle the next chapter of her life as she moves to Wyoming. She and her boyfriend are hitting the road in a truck with a makeshift bunk, headed for Jackson Hole.“It’s as good as Vail or Aspen with half the pretentia,” Dutton laughs. http://www.grindtv.com/skateboarding/this-nyc-florist-absolutely-rips-on-a-skateboard/
Mystery Sender of Cardi B's Tom Petty Flowers Revealed - TMZTuesday, March 19, 2019
Tom Petty for a Grammys bouquet she received -- but, TMZ has learned who REALLY did the honors.Sources tell us ... celebrity florist Annie Wonderlich, owner of Art Fleur, sent the bouquet wishing Cardi luck at the award show. We're told Cardi is one of her clients, and Annie also delivered a Grammy arrangement to Lady Gaga. After getting the flowers, Cardi looked at the back of the card -- which contained a Petty lyric -- and thought they were from him. She thanked Tom on social media ... prompting the internet to quickly point out that would be pretty freakin' amazing (as in, impossible) since TP sadly died nearly 2 years ago.Although, we're sure Ghost Tom's probably a Bardi fan. The sender's true identity was there the whole time ... because the other side of the card had a note from Annie reading, "Cardi B! Wishing you LOVE, LIGHT & LUCK tonight at the Grammys! All the best! XOXO, The Art Fleur Team."We're told Annie's company has TONS of celeb clients, including Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift, and every special delivery comes with a card quoting someone famous -- like Oscar Wilde, Claude Monet, David Bowie, and in this instance, Petty.As for the flowers ... we're told the $600 arrangement is dubbed "Ms. B" and stands 3 and a half feet tall!!! There are 250 vendulas, orange crush and garden roses ... and monster leaves painted with 24-karat gold!!!Yeah, if you spend that much on flowers, you deserve the credit. No offense to Tom ... who we all k... https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/14/cardi-b-tom-petty-flowers-grammys/
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
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
Cary flower shop prepares for the busiest day of the year - WRAL.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
By Claudia Rupcich, WRAL reporterCary, N.C. — Studies show fewer people are celebrating Valentine's Day this year, but those who celebrate will are spending more money.At Cary Florist in downtown Cary, workers are getting ready for their busiest day.A survey shows that about 35 percent of people who celebrate Valentine's Day will give flowers to someone this year.According to a recent survey, Americans will spend a record amount on Valentine's Day this year. On average, a person will spend about $162 this year -- or 13 percent more than last year.The study shows total spending is expected to be $20.7 billion nationwide, up 6 percent from 2018. Money will mostly be spent on jewelry, clothes and a night out.An average of almost $2 billion will be spent on flowers -- and at Cary Florist, workers told WRAL News they will be going out with more deliveries than ever before. More On This... https://www.wral.com/cary-flower-shop-prepares-for-the-busiest-day-of-the-year/18191630/
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 email@example.com for more details and we’ll get back to you. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/wedding-week-stacey-barclay-christopher-14094463