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11 Mother's Day gifts for mom - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionMonday, May 08, 2017
CONTRIBUTEDThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionIf you are on a limited budget, the London Brogue Notebook from Ted Baker is $22 at Nordstrom, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, or Perimeter Mall, 4390 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta.Maryna Cocktail Shaker, $54 at Anthropologie. CONTRIBUTEDThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionShake up a summer cocktail for mom with the Maryna Cocktail Shaker, $54 at Anthropologie stores including Avalon, 4180 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, and Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.Soulflowers is a new Atlanta-based flower subscription service perfect for the mom who enjoys fresh blooms. CONTRIBUTEDThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionSoulflowers is a new Atlanta-based flower subscription service perfect for the mom who enjoys fresh blooms. Sign up for one-, two- or three-month subscriptions, which include two bouquets per month. Prices start at $76 for the one-month subscription. Visit YoungBloodBoutique.com/flower-subscription/ or sign up in-store at 632 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta.Lalabu, the shirts that make baby carrying and nursing simple. CONTRIBUTEDThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionNew moms (and dads) will appreciate products from Atlanta-born Lalabu, the shirts that make baby carrying and nursing simple with an all-in-one design. The Lalabu Soothe Shirt features a pouch and inner mesh panel that calms newborns and a built-in nursing bra for easy breastfeeding. It costs $75 and is available online at lalabu.com.Help mom upgrade her style by booking an appointment with The Service at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Clients enjoy complimentary personal styling and shopping with the expertise of top Atlanta stylist Amy Nelson and her team. All purchases made through The Service can be gift-wrapped and delivered to a nearby home, hotel or office. For information, call 404-939-9275.The Frye Casey Leather Tote is available at Nordstrom. CONTRIBUTEDThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionThe Frye Casey Leather Tote will hold mom’s most precious items. It costs $358 (but is now priced at $189.97 for a limited time) at Nordstrom, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, or Perimeter Mall, 4390 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta.Mom’s Night Out at STK Atlanta is May 11-14, and the three-course dinner menu, which is $65 per person, gives you some options along the way. CONTRIBUTEDThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionEnjoy Mom’s Night Out at STK Atlanta, May 11-14. The three-course Mother’s Day dinner menu is $65 per person (not including tax and gratuity) and includes a first course of... http://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/shopping/mother-day-gifts-for-mom/aQrTN2SuyZmbGnEmLe8lfK/
Valentine's Day 2017: Ridiculously romantic things to do in Kent - Kent LiveTuesday, January 31, 2017
Valentine's Day when you could give the gift that keeps on giving? Book a place for you and your valentine on the All About Roses workshop at Godinton House and Gardens in Ashford and learn from their expert head gardener. The course costs £55 per person including a homemade lunch and refreshments and takes place on February 18. Booking is essential. For more information visit http://godintonhouse.co.uk/whats-on/4.A Valentine's Day evening fit for a king… or queen!What could be more romantic and luxurious than a night at a moated castle? Both Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, and Hever Castle, have dine and stay Valentine's offers. Both include private tours of the castle, the chance to explore the grounds after normal visiting hours, a drinks reception, a sumptuous dinner with wine and music from a harpist as well as a one-night stay and breakfast. Leeds Castle from £555 per room, Hever from £205 per person.5.Dine in the shadow of World Heritage-listed Canterbury CathedralCelebrate with your loved one in one of the most romantic locations in historic Canterbury, the restaurant at Cathedral Lodge. Enjoy an arrival glass of sparkling wine, followed by a four-course Valentine's dinner in the lodge's modern restaurant. Make the night extra special with a stay at the lodge and enjoy breakfast there the following morning. Dinner £34.95 per person, Valentine's overnight package: £189 per room. For more information visit https://www.canterburycathedrallodge.org/6.Recapture the romance of the railwaysStep aboard, sit back, relax and enjoy a ride through the Kent countryside with your Valentine on the weekend before Valentine's Day. Open a bottle of bubbly on a wine special at Spa Valley Railway as you drink in the views of the beautiful High Weald, or choose to dine at the romantically remote End of the Line restaurant in Dungeness after arriving courtesy of one of the small but perfectly-formed steam trains of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.7.Explore a Valentine's dove trailHead to the National Trust's Ightham Mote to enjoy a romantic walk with purpose around their peaceful gardens. The 700-year-old house is not open during the winter months but visitors can enjoy the gardens between 10am and 3.30pm. Valentine's visitors are encouraged to try and spot the doves around the garden on the Mote's Valentine's Dove Trail. Visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote for more details.8.Prepare the perfect proposalTake your love to new heights this February with a trip up the tower of St Peter's Church, Sandwich. As you reach the top, huddle up together and stop to admire the wonderful views across Sandwich. St Peter's are keen to point out that this historical building provides the perfect setting for a Valentine's proposal or wedding, and will be running a prize draw for those who propose at the top of St Peters church tower to win free venue hire of the church for their w... http://www.kentlive.news/valentine-s-day-2017-ridiculously-romantic-things-to-do-in-kent/story-30082211-detail/story.html
John Warland wins gold at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show with World Vision Garden - Kent OnlineWednesday, July 06, 2016
Flower tentPaul Harris of Brookfield Nurseries, Ashford, took gold for his hostas and silver-gilt for his Hemerocallis cultivars. Downderry Lavender, of Hadlow, also took gold to make it a brace after RHS Chelsea Flower Show success. Madrona Nursery, of Bethersden, earned silver-gilt for its flowering shrubs, trees and perennials while Dysons Nurseries, at St Mary's Platt, was awarded silver for its salvias. Pictu... http://www.kentonline.co.uk/whats-on/news/golden-day-for-kent-at-98483/
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Continental Florist Barbara Orr died Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the age of 85.
Orr purchased the popular Rocky Ridge floral business in 1986 and was named the 2004 Florist of the Year by the Alabama State Florists' Association, according to her obituary.
Orr is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Orr; son, John Michael Orr; brother, Gray Garner Jr.; sister, Faye Gardner; father, Edward Gray Garner Sr.; and mother, Tressa Allen Garner.
She is survived by her sons, James Steven Orr and David Garner Orr; daughter, Nancy Orr Athnos; grandchildren, Chelsea Marie Orr and Emily Louise Orr; and sister, Carolyn Bullard.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover.
‘The power of flowers’: Alabama’s florists cope with pandemic, recovery - AL.comMonday, August 24, 2020
Volume dropped to almost nothing except what I could do,” Morris said.Morris’ experience was much like other industries, but it illustrates the particular challenges felt by florists around Alabama. The life events where people expect flowers - hospitalizations, funerals - were suddenly in the news, but the demand for them was all but extinguished.Cameron Pappas at Norton’s Florist in Birmingham said the lockdown, and the reopening that followed, has reminded him of the “power of flowers.”“We’ve had a lot of reminders of how important flowers are to everyone,” he said. “They keep people sane.”The pandemic hit America right in a peak season for florists - the rush before Easter, proms and spring events. Pappas said business began to slowdown by about 40 percent one week before his shop closed for two weeks on March 23. The store laid off all of its employees for that period.Cameron Pappas delivered flowers to Birmingham-area restaurants during the coronavirus shutdown.Thousands of floral businesses around America were left with perishable goods that they couldn’t sell. Just three days before Norton’s closed, it had received a shipment of about $5,000 in flowers. Rather than throw them out, Pappas said, they made bouquets to give away at restaurants and nursing homes that would accept them. In some cases, he hand delivered them.“We wanted the flowers to still do their job, to bring joy to bad situations,” he said. “We wanted them to say that we’re not going to let this virus take away the heart of our city.”Morris, 86, said he was reduced to little better than a one-man operation for about five weeks, with his nephew keeping the books. Most of the business coming in ... https://www.al.com/business/2020/06/the-power-of-flowers-alabamas-florists-cope-with-pandemic-recovery.html
HER | Local decorator helps get homes ready for holidays - Texarkana GazetteWednesday, December 11, 2019
Marie said, "including four banks, a phone company, some cell phone businesses and lodges at Beaver's Bend."But Oklahoma isn't as far as she is willing to go. "Every July I go to Dauphin Island, Alabama, where I have several clients. They get decor 'refreshers' each summer," she said. "When I go down there I also go deep-sea fishing for Red Snapper, so it's an annual vacation for me."When she isn't decorating for others, she and her husband Jerry reside on the Louisiana side of Caddo Lake where they enjoy entertaining. They are also very active at Trees Baptist Church. They have four children: Tony Campbell of Queen City, Dee Dee Wells and Misty Lutton of Atlanta, and Damon Donnell of Athens, Texas.Marie says she has never gotten too busy to take on more clients."I never turn anyone down," she said. "I just hire more people to do the work. We will do what it takes to make people happy." n... https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/her/story/2019/dec/03/her-local-decorator-helps-get-homes-ready-holidays/806564/
Wild Honey Flower Truck is Birmingham's florist on wheels - Alabama NewsCenterTuesday, September 10, 2019
It’s an idea that bloomed when Kelsey Sizemore and her husband, Josh, saw similar flower operations outside of Alabama.“We had seen a couple of similar businesses in other cities and we thought it was something that Birmingham would really love,” Kelsey Sizemore said.If you’re going to have a flower truck, it has to start with the truck.“We started by looking at trucks on Craigslist and eBay,” Sizemore said. “We decided on the kind of truck that we liked.”[embedded content]Wild Honey Flower Truck is blooming in Birmingham from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.When they found a potential truck in Ohio, Sizemore sent her father-in-law to check it out. When it earned a thumbs-up, they had the truck towed to Birmingham.“We started the process of really transforming the truck into something that could house the flowers,” she said.That meant a paint job, building out the back to carry flower vases and adding an awning.Next came procuring flowers by working with wholesalers, flower markets and other dealers.With the truck ready and outfitted with flowers, the only decision was where to go to sell them.“We just sought out the places that we really like to go,” Sizemore said.That could mean being outside of the Pizitz building one day and in Woodlawn the next.You can also find Wild Honey Food Truck at the West Homewood Farmer’... https://alabamanewscenter.com/2019/06/28/wild-honey-flower-truck-is-birminghams-florist-on-wheels/