Local Flower Shop News
Prada Introduces Fashionable Floral Arrangements Around the World - VogueTuesday, November 19, 2019
Prada bouquets at Flower Studio 55 in Moscow, RussiaAlexey Nikishin“The opposite of pretentious” is how Miuccia Prada described her Resort 2020 collection. Shown at Prada’s New York headquarters, the Resort show was a stripping back of all the fantasy and philosophy that can come from a Prada spectacle, with clothing made in humble cottons and workwear canvases. One of the few motifs in the entire collection was that of wildflowers, embroidered on the sleeves and yokes of folkloric blouses. Now, Prada is continuing its celebration of all things floral with the introduction of seven new flower shop-in-shops around the world. In New York, Milan, Paris, London, Moscow, Shanghai, and Tokyo, the brand has partnered with local florists to create custom Prada bouquets that will be wrapped, of course, in the brand’s Resort 2020 campaign instead of traditional flower paper.In New York, the bouquets will be available at Bethel Food Gourmet in the West Village—and as with any bit of luxury fashion, they will be exclusive and speciall... https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/prada-resort-2020-floral-arrangements
Community deaths - Washington PostTuesday, July 23, 2019
Va., was born Dorothy Gould in Boston and grew up in Long Branch, N.J. With the Choral Arts Society, she sang in performances with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and at venues in Moscow, Paris and Spoleto, Italy.Helene Au, volunteer, property managerHelene Au, 105, who managed inherited property on Capitol Hill and volunteered at the Audubon Society bookstore in Georgetown, died May 18 at a care center in Fredericksburg, Va. The cause was thyroid cancer, said Johanna Humphrey, a goddaughter and family spokeswoman.Miss Au was born on Capitol Hill and lived in a townhouse there until 2018 when she was incapacitated in an accidental fall and moved to Fredericksburg.Daniel Espejel, floristDaniel Espejel, 56, a Washington florist and designer who since 2002 had owned and operated Flowers by Daniel, died May 20 at a hospital in Washington. The cause was a heart attack, said his husband, Anthony Purcell.Mr. Espejel, who lived in the District, was born in Mexico City and moved to the Washington area in 1981. Before opening Flowers by Daniel, he was store manager of Dove Flowers. He had done floral arranging for foreign embassies in Washington and for special occasions, including Washington visits by Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.Lynette Montalvo, lawyerLynette Montalvo, 57, a former Washington lawyer who worked for the Social Security Administration in Atlanta from 1996 to 2011, died May 17 at a care center in Bowie, Md. The cause was a brain tumor, said a sister, Laverne Dickens.Ms. Montalvo, a resident of Bowie, was born Lynette Dickens in Washington. She was diagn... https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/community-deaths/2019/07/15/68a915b4-a74b-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Orlando florist hurt by COVID-19 hopes business blooms for Mother’s Day - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoWednesday, March 31, 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – Mother’s Day weekend is a time when many people purchase flowers for their moms, but an Orlando florist said increased holiday sales may not be enough to help an industry that saw a lot of business disappear during the coronavirus pandemic.The sounds of customers coming and going are welcomed by Bay Hill Florist owner Carol Newton.Newton said she opened the doors to her business on Monday for the first time in more than a month. Her store was closed for a week after the statewide stay-at-home order was enforced, but she later reopened her business to offer deliveries only.Still she said the COVID-19 pandemic is wilting her business. Newton said she lost 95% of her sales.“We lost an awful lot of business with Disney, Universal, the hotels and restaurants in the area. It was very tough,” Newton said.She is hoping her business will bloom now that the state is slowly reopening.Newton said this time of the year is usually busy for her store. With Mother’s Day this weekend, she said she is seeing more customers come into the shop to buy flowers or place orders online and by the phone. https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/05/06/orlando-florist-hurt-by-covid-19-hopes-business-blooms-for-mothers-day/
Online Florist M FLORIST Takes Flower Arrangement to a New Height - Taiwan NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
Dishing Out Lifelike Flower Cake and Pop Art Bouquets in New Birthday Collection HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 March 2021 - Premium Hong Kong online florist M FLORIST is proud to present a new innovative and pop art-inspired birthday flower collection to indulge all birthday stars. M FLORIST is a leading online florist specialises in creating high-quality and tasteful flower arrangements galore for all kinds of occasions. Sourcing only the freshest flowers and finest seasonal stems from around the globe, all selected blooms are carefully crafted and handled with care by the professional florist team at M FLORIST. The online flower shop boasts a wide array of contemporary and stylish flower products with elegant floral designs and luxurious packaging, serving up quality flowers and bouquets as pampering gifts to heighten the beloved's day or affordable luxury for self-indulgence. The assortment of flowers come in various categories to satisfy any type of floral need - bouquets to convey love and thoughts, flower b... https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4163903
'It's up in the air': Louisville-area florists hustle ahead of a pandemic Valentine's Day - Courier JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Valentine's Day hustle at Susan's Florist gets started well before the calendar turns to February.Myriad roses need to be ordered for the storefront at 2731 Preston Highway. Grids have to be taped on top of colorful vases to hold up flowers during transportation. And, of course, flowers must be arranged in said vases for the special occasion.And though this year's Valentine Day is anomalous for multiple reasons — it's on a Sunday, a non-workday for many, and in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic — the 73-year-old flower shop is ready to do what it has done for nearly a year now: stay nimble and make special deliveries for its many customers.But like other holidays, COVID-19 continues to throw a wrench in everyone's plans."We really don't know what to expect," said Jessie Smith, lead designer for Susan's Florist. "We're just kind of rolling with the punches."As with businesses nationwide, the deadly coronavirus pandemic has impacted Louisville-area florists. On one hand, workers now suddenly... https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2021/02/11/valentines-day-2021-louisville-area-florists-hustle-amid-pandemic/4435860001/
Slaughterhouse Workers Can Now Get Free Job Training to Become Florists - VegNewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), sent a letter to Kim Cordova, president of labor union United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, urging her to encourage workers to become florists in light of the ongoing pandemic and offering for PETA to pay for the necessary job training to make the transition. “Working on the kill floor is a dangerous, dirty, dead-end job,” Newkirk said. “PETA is happy to help budding flower arrangers flee the meat industry for the sake of animals and their own mental health.” Last week, a number of meat companies closed slaughterhouses as an increasing number of workers became infected with COVID-19—a disease thought to have originated from a wet animal market, not dissimilar from a slaughterhouse, in Wuhan, China late last year. Smithfield shuttered its Sioux Falls, SD pig slaughterhouse after 230 workers tested positive, Cargill closed its meat-packaging plant near Hazleton, PA, after reporting 130 positive cases, and JBS temporarily shut down its beef slaughterhouse in Souderton, PA after 17 workers tested positive.Love the plant-based lifestyle as much as we do?Get the BEST vegan recipes, travel, celebrity interviews, product picks, and so much more inside every issue of VegNews Magazine. Find out why VegNews is the world’s #1 plant-based magazine by subscribing today!Subscribe... https://vegnews.com/2020/4/slaughterhouse-workers-can-now-get-free-job-training-to-become-florists