Local Flower Shop News
Going with tradition on Valentine's Day? Choose gifts with a fresh and local twist - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Muth’s Candies, at 630 E. Market St., has been around since the 1920s. Perusing their selection of handmade chocolates, caramels and brittles is like stepping back in time.Just across the bridge in Jeffersonville (347 Spring St.) is G.A. Schimpff’s Confectionery. This store also has a long history — it began in its present location in 1891 — and also boasts one of the few candy museums in the United States. While just walking around the place could be a Valentine’s treat itself (they offer tours), you can find just about any candy your heart desires, including some local treats such as Schimpff’s signature Red Hots, Modjeskas and Hard Fish candies.Cellar Door Chocolates was the Official Chocolate Sponsor of the 67th Emmy Awards. Its owner, Erika Chavez-Graziano, was a graduate research assistant at UofL when she realized her heart was no longer in academia. She decided to start a business based on the truffles she often made for friends and family. You’ll find locations in Butchertown Market, downtown Louisville and Oxmoor Center.If you like your chocolates with a little kick, check out Art Eatables, a chocolatier and confectioner located at 631 S. Fourth St. Their Small-Batch Bourbon Truffles are their signature version of the traditional bourbon ball. Even if you don’t like bourbon, you’ll like the combination with Belgian-style chocolate.
Find ideas for a Valentine's Day to remember - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Muth’s Candies, at 630 E. Market, and Schimpff’s Confectionery just across the bridge in Jeffersonville, are two of the oldest candy stores in the country. Perusing their selection of handmade chocolates, caramels and brittles is like stepping back in time.Cellar Door Chocolates was the Official Chocolate Sponsor of the 67th Emmy Awards. This business was founded by a UofL graduate student who wanted to sell the truffles she often made for friends and family. You’ll find locations in Butchertown Market, downtown Louisville and Oxmoor Center.If your loved one enjoys chocolate with a little kick, Art Eatables on 631 S. Fourth St. offers their signature version of the traditional bourbon ball. Even if you don’t like bourbon, you’ll like the combination with Belgian-style chocolate.Where to dineLouisville also offers delicious variety when it comes to romantic fine-dining establishments, and most of them are offering Valentine’s Day specials. Here are just a few standouts. Click on the links to check out remaining availability.Varanese on 2106 Frankfort Ave. is celebrating Valentine’s Day with its “Special Aphrodisiac Menu.”The English Grill at the Brown Hotel on 335 W. Broadway offers southern grace and the elegant feel of a private club.Jack Fry’s on 1007 Bardstown Road is a staple in Louisville’s culinary scene, having been recognized by several publications including The New York Times, Bon Appétit, and Southern Living.Asiatique on 1767 Bardstown Road is a sleek, upscale restaurant serving creative Asian-fusion fare.Whitehall Estate on 3110 Lexington Road is a historic local wedding venue. For Valentine’s Day, it will feature a four-course feast prepared by Chef Gregoire Guiot and served by candlelight.Eclectic mixLooking for a unique gift for that special someone? You’re bound to find it in one of Louisville’s many locally owned shops.Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi! on 701 W. Market has a gift basket for everyone, from spa gifts to gourmet treats. Their Valentine basket, “Just For Him,” includes Cajun-spiced pretzels, Screamin’ Mimi’s Salsa and chocolate-covered mint cups.Forage, a boutique retail shop on 1731 Frankfort Ave., offers a wide selection of curated interior plants, art, jewelry and gifts. Regalo, a fun and quirky shop on 562 S. Fourth Street, offers an eclectic mix of unique gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, contemporary decor and original art. Regalo also has a store in New Albany.Work the Metal on 1201 Story Ave. sells an extensive mix of locally made jewelry, clothing and accessories for men and women at affordable prices. Cordial Lee is a small, family-owned business in Mt. Washingt...
Long Beach's 3 top florists (that won't break the bank) - HoodlineMonday, August 24, 2020
Looking to try the best florists in town?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable florists in Long Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.1. Daisy's FlowersPhoto: Daisy's Flowers/YelpTopping the list is Daisy's Flowers, situated at 626 Cherry Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 32 reviews on Yelp, the florist has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option. The florist offers fresh floral arrangements.2. 710 Flower ShopPhoto: Bryan V./Yelp710 Flower Shop, located at 690 W. Willow St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly florist 4.5 stars out of 40 reviews. The family owned and operated store offers bouquets for all occasions.Yelper Angelo L. wrote, "710 Flower shop has to be one of the best flower shops out there. Their roses are super nice."Stephany M. noted, "All flowers in this shop are beautiful. They have great customer service and a nice variety of flowers. The prices are... https://hoodline.com/2020/05/long-beach-s-3-top-florists-that-won-t-break-the-bank
Midlands Business Owners Concerned About Second Lockdown - Midlands103Monday, August 24, 2020
August 7th, 2020 3:38pm One florist lost ten weddings when they were forced to close for two months. Locking down Kildare, Laois and Offaly will have a devastating impact on businesses that are trying to get back on their feet. That's the message from Kildare Chamber of Commerce, which is calling on the government not to lock down the three counties. Hotels and bed and breakfasts have already started to get cancellations due to threat of a localised lockdown. Chamber chief executive Allen Shine wants the focus to be on community testing instead: Violet's Florist in Kildare Town lost commercial contracts and ten weddings when they were forced to close for two months. Owner Elisha Devine says if a strict lockdown is announced today, €3,000 euro worth of fresh flowers will go in the bin: ... https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/midlands-business-owners-concerned-about-second-lockdown/
'A natural partnership': Mustard Seed partners with florist for special pop-up - Clarion LedgerMonday, August 24, 2020
AM EDT Aug 19, 2020Vases splashed with color by artists at a local nonprofit looked even more vibrant when filled with fresh flowers during a popup shop in Ridgeland.Carly McKie, manager of Green Oak Florist in Ridgeland, invited the Mustard Seed, a community in Brandon for adults with developmental disabilities, to show its creations and join forces for the popup.“It was a natural partnership,” McKie said. “There’s so much creativity put into each piece created at the Mustard Seed. No two are alike.”Pink Gerbera daisies, yellow tulips and other brightly colored blossoms looked right at home in the vases, jars and containers the participants at the Mustard Seed, who are fondly known as “Seedsters,” painted with dots and dashes and swirls and stripes.“All of the vases we had previewed sold in the first hour, and the Mustard Seed had to bring in several more boxes of pots, vases, pitchers, and utensil holders,” McKie said. “It was an incredible day connecting with the community and bringing smiles to people’s faces.”The pop-up marked the first time Mustard Seed partnered with a florist for an event showcasing its creations filled with fresh flowers, said Kaitlin Childress, volunteer coordinator at the Mustard Seed.The Mustard Seed closed its campus an... https://www.clarionledger.com/story/magnolia/upside/2020/08/19/mustard-seed-green-oak-pop-up/3289607001/
Where to have a small wedding in Westchester, Rockland - The Journal NewsMonday, August 24, 2020
Surrounded by stone walls from the turn-of-the-century, it can be set up for both a ceremony and reception for up to 50 guests."I can do pretty much anything," said Kelly, an expert florist who has worked side by side with his brother, famed Hudson Valley chef Peter X. Kelly (of Restaurant X in Congers and X20 in Yonkers), for over 30 years. He also works with other local caterers, including Mimi's Plate in Tappan. The garden, with its variety of shade-loving plants, has been the scene for many an engagement photo, so branching out into weddings under this "new normal" just makes sense, said Kelly. Ideally, he'd like two weeks in advance but will try to accommodate folks as much as possible. Book it: 456 Piermont Ave., 845-359-4480, nedkellyandco.comPeter Pratt's Inn, Yorktown HeightsThere's plenty of outdoor space at this historic property with a sizeable lawn and a tented area on their back terrace. There's also plenty of room inside.The 1700s farmhouse restaurant, with the cozy ambiance of a New England inn, has recently been renovated; it was taken over March 11 by Kujtim (Tim) Lajqi and his wife, Liridona. Tim grew up in the area and has a deep love and affinity for the property. He and Liridona are happy to work with couples and figure out what works best for their budget.Book it: 673 Croton Heights Road, 914-962-4090, peterprattsinn.comThe Abbey Inn & Spa, PeekskillPerched on a hill overlooking the Hudson, this new property, formerly the convent of the Episcopal Sisters of Saint Mary’s, is offering both indoor and outdoor weddings, albeit with new rules. According to General Manager Gilbert Baeriswil, events can be on the terrace outside, in the Cornerstone Room (with room for 30), in the hotel's private dining room (up to 10) or in the Hudson Room in Apropos restaurant (up to 22). There's also the option of the Highland Ballroom.Other rules require a 30-minute cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres that are handed to the guest by a server. During the cocktail hour, guests are supposed to stay in one location (table) while wine, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages are passed. There's also the option of four- to six-course tasting menus with wine pairings. A band or DJ are allowed, but there is no dancing except for the first dance and parents' dances. And, as per t... https://www.lohud.com/story/life/2020/07/29/coronavirus-changes-wedding-plans-places-readjust-your-nuptials/5449704002/
Fulshear flower business blooming from community support amid COVID-19 - KFSN-TVMonday, August 24, 2020
The former oil field worker was looking for a new job when he was laid off several years ago and decided to follow his passion for flowers.Berry worked as a florist delivery driver when he was young and while he says he was not good at the job, he fell in love with the creative career. Berry and his wife now own Fulshear Floral Design in Fulshear, Texas. But their business is known around the country.Berry was named the 2017 Houston Floral Designer of the Year!Watch the video above to see how their business is blooming and bringing smiles to those who miss seeing their loved ones amid the pandemic. https://abc30.com/covid-covid19-coronavirus-flowers/6318843/