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SHOP TIL YOU DROP: May flowers bring bargain shoppersTuesday, June 05, 2018
Mrbsfamoussale.com (check out the website to become a VIP customer and get invited to the pre-sale weekends!)FATHER’S DAY FINDS:Fail-Proof Father’s Day Gifting: The Limited Edition Gillette Fusion ProShield gift pack, featuring Gillette’s FlexBall technology which helps to reduce missed hairs with every stroke; and attached to the handle are Fusion ProShield blades which help shield his face from the signs of shaving irritation.In addition to the premium handle and blades, The pack includes Gillette Fusion ProGlide Sensitive Shave Gel and Skin Care. Suggested retail price is $19.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharma Prix stores across Canada for a limited time only.L’Occitane Father’s Day gift sets: When you think of L’Occitane you tend to think of the ladies in your life. But the company also carries a great selection of luxurious, natural beauty products for guys. L’Occitane Father’s Day gift sets include the Cedrat Collection: a delicate, citrus fragrance; the set includes the Cedrat Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel, and Bar Soap for $44. There’s also the L’Occitane collection that draws on the earthy essence and aromatic scents of Provence – set includes after shave balm, shower gel and bar soap for $44. And the CADE Collection that boasts woody notes of bergamot, cedar, pink pepper and citrus – set includes after shave balm and shave soap, also $44. Other gift ideas as well. All sets available in L’Occitane boutiques starting June 4.-Check out email@example.com Comments Share your thoughts a hr... http://edmontonsun.com/life/fashion-beauty/shop-til-you-drop-may-flowers-bring-bargain-shoppers/wcm/028a4c09-7bb0-4a36-bccb-c72704d05da9
Top Olympians and Paralympians to Ride the City of Los Angeles and LA 2024 “Follow the Sun” Float in 128th Rose ... - Pasadena NowTuesday, November 29, 2016
Convention Board (L.A. Tourism), L.A.’s “Follow the Sun” float will bring to life the city’s iconic venues and will feature Olympic and Paralympic legends including Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, Lex Gillette and April Ross. L.A.’s commitment to sport and healthy living will be further represented on the float by several young Angeleno athletes with the LA84 Foundation, the youth sports non-profit funded by the success of the 1984 Games.The float marks the City of L.A.’s 119th consecutive year collaborating with Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, making it one of the longest running float entries in Rose Parade history. Designed by the renowned Fiesta Parade Floats, the float will be comprised of more than 20,000 total roses, mums and carnations as well as natural materials such as seeds, rice and moss. No local taxpayer dollars were used in the creation or production of the City of L.A.’s float.In addition to Comaneci, Conner, Gillette and Ross, the current lineup of athlete participants includes Haley Anderson, Candace Cable, Dawn Harper-Nelson, Holly McPeak, Howard Shu, Sinjin Smith and Rudy Garcia Tolson.The landmark Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will stand tall at the front of the float, with a flame burning atop its cauldron, as L.A.’s new Olympic logo – LA 2024’s Angel – flies high above the Coliseum’s famed peristyle. Framed by stylized sculptures of Los Angeles’ signature palm trees, the Coliseum is flanked by stunning flora... http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/top-olympians-and-paralympians-to-ride-the-city-of-los-angeles-and-la-2024-follow-the-sun-float-in-128th-rose-parade/
Former White House Chief Florist takes the wreath to new heights - The Mercury NewsTuesday, January 08, 2019
Brussels sprouts (Photos courtesy of Laura Dowling) Swan Lake: Marshmallows, white feathers and silvered branchesThe gallery will resume insecondsFor Dowling, former Chief Florist for the White House, the challenge was to create a new twist on a circular form as old as, well, the Earth.Wait, “You were the florist for the White House?”Twenty years ago, Dowling had a career in public policy and communications strategy. In 2000, she went to Paris for the first time and fell in love with the flower shops.She began doing floral design on the side, and her little business blossomed. When the White House job opened in 2009, she applied along with hundreds of others. Eventually, the search narrowed to three finalists.The last step was a four-hour timed competition. “They put the three finalists in separate rooms,” she said, “and asked us to create arrangements for a state dinner, the blue room, and the Oval Office.” Next, Michelle Obama came to see the arrangements and interview the designers.Dowling’s fresh-from-the-garden, French flower style won the day. “It’s what Jackie Kennedy would have done,” said Dowling of the first lady who created the role of White House Chief Florist in 1961. And so began a dream job, which she held from 2009 to 2015. Since then, she’s written, “Floral Diplomacy”, “A White House Christmas”, about one of the nation’s biggest and most visible floral design jobs; and now “Wreaths.”Dowling’s 128-page book lays out everything you need to know to make 78 inventive, unexpected wreaths. Each recipe includes the tools you’ll need, materials, skill level, approximate duration and eye-candy photos.Dowling and I could have talked all day:Q: What do you wish more people knew about wreath making?A: Anyone can go out and buy a wreath. But so many are flat and typical. I would love for people to know they ca... https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/24/former-white-house-chief-florist-takes-the-wreath-to-new-heights/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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How to design your own holiday centerpiece - Purdue Agricultural CommunicationsTuesday, January 08, 2019
He added that differently textured foliage should be used to give the piece a dynamic look.Many winter greens can be found in backyards and neighborhoods, eliminating the need to purchase from a florist. “White pine, for example, can be found in many neighborhoods,” Cotterman said. “When it comes to blooms for the centerpiece you might need to visit a flower shop, but greenery can be found everywhere.”After disguising the dish and base with greenery, Cotterman suggested choosing several different blooms to intersperse throughout the arrangement. A variation of colors, textures and sizes will enhance the arrangement and produce an inviting fragrance. When it comes to adding the blooms, don’t go overboard, Cotterman advised, and stick to an odd number of flowers.Perhaps most importantly, sink the stems of blooms and greenery into the base by at least half an inch. If a bloom needs to be moved, the stem must be re-trimmed and inserted into a different location.“This is so we don’t clog the stems. We want the stems to be able to soak up as much water as possible,” Cotterman said.While decorating is an important part of the holidays for many families, decorations should never come at the expense of guests, he continued. Floral arrangements can be aromatic, so be sensitiv... https://ag.purdue.edu/stories/how-to-design-your-own-holiday-centerpiece/
Oscars supporting role: The floral designer to the stars - KABC-TVTuesday, January 08, 2019
HOLLYWOOD, California -- Meet floral designer to the stars, Eric Buterbaugh. When Hollywood needs the most upscale floral arrangements, Buterbaugh is the go-to guy.As a highly sought-after florist, Buterbaugh has a long client list of A-list celebrities, a few of them being Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Naomi Campbell.Awards season is one of Buterbaugh's busiest times of the year. Not only does he work on the floral arrangements for the Oscar parties, but everyone uses Buterbaugh's designs to send as a "thank you" or "congratulations" gift. ... https://abc7.com/entertainment/oscars-supporting-role-the-florist-to-the-stars/3170684/
A Different Bloom: Conroe-area flower shop blossoms - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, January 08, 2019
A Different Bloom owner Holly Burns spends her days surrounded by flowers and ribbons at her blossomy boutique. A florist for more than a decade, Burns creates contemporary flower arrangements, personalized gift baskets, corsages and formal items for a variety of occasions. https://communityimpact.com/houston/conroe-montgomery/business/2018/08/21/a-different-bloom/