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Fiori Flowers, Flower Child Blooms, HRW Begins - Houston PressMonday, August 24, 2020
There will be classic cocktails as well like Paloma, Vesper, Sazerac, Aperol Spritz and Cosmopolitan. The craft cocktails include drinks such as the Amalfi Coast made with Woodford Reserve bourbon, limoncello, simple syrup, lemon and mint. Common Bond has locations in the Medical Center, Montrose, and the Heights plus an On-The-Go concept that recently opened at 601 Heights Boulevard in May. There is a Common Bond Bistro and Bakery planned for downtown Houston at 800 Capitol, soon.Dawn Burrell is striking out on her own.Photo by Amy Scott Chef Dawn Burrell has left her role as executive chef at Kulture to launch PIVOT, a chef-driven prepared meal service. PIVOT was originally founded by I'll Have What She's Having, a women-led culinary network whose mission highlights the inequities of healthcare for women including reproductive rights, maternal health and breast cancer, primarily focusing on women in the restaurant and hospitality industry who are often without medical and healthcare resources. In the wake of COVID-19, PIVOT helped to give a prepared meal platform to chefs who had been displaced or were suffering from the pandemic's financial hit on the industry. Burrell became the face and culinary director of the project and is now fully taking over operations with her signature Global Comfort style of cooking.Prior to her stint as executive chef at Kulture for two and a half years, Burrell worked as a sous chef at Japanese hot spots Uchi and Uchiko after having worked with Tom Aikens in London. Her role at Kulture led her to become a James Beard Award Semi-Finalist for 2020 Best Chef: Texas. She is also a former 2000 Olympian who traveled with the USA Field and Track team. Dawn Burrell's meals are wholesome global comfort food.Photo by Amy ScottIn a press release, the chef said, "It is with a heavy hear... https://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/fiori-flowers-flower-child-blooms-hrw-begins-11485623
Charissa's Floral Design Opens Brick & Mortar Space in Louisville, Kentucky - PR LeapWednesday, December 11, 2019
Because of her many years of experience, Charissa has a large inventory of unique decor items including bourbon barrels, monogrammed signs, arbors, candles, lanterns, vases, tablecloths and runners, available for rent to suit any theme. "I have been involved in hundreds of design ideas from rustic barn, industrial and classic elegance, to farm style and garden. It is such a special treat to get to set the scene for what is ultimately one of the most important moments of a person's life." Charissa's Floral Design is also active in private club and community decorating and provides customized floral designs and coordination services for corporate events, as well as holiday arrangements for area businesses, special parties, birthdays and the home. Local delivery is available. Charissa's Floral Design is currently accepting bookings for weddings, bachelorette parties and other events for the 2020 season. Those interested in scheduling a free initial consultation can do so by calling Charissa at 502-523-6811 or visiting her website at https://www.charissasfloraldesign.com/. Stay up to date by following Charissa's Floral Design on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin. About Charissa's Floral Design Charissa's Floral Design is locally owned and operated in Louisville, Kentucky, by Charissa Shea, RN, BCLC. With over 15 years of experience, Charissa's Floral Design offers the best in floral arrangements, decor and event coordination for any occasion. Charissa also happily services the entire Kentuckiana-area, and hosts customized bachelorette crafting parties. Located on 10513 Watterson Trail in Louisville, Kentucky, consultations can be made by appointment by calling 502-523-6811. ... http://www.prleap.com/pr/273044/charissas-floral-design-opens-brick-mortar-space-in-louisville-kentucky-
These 16 Local Companies Can Help You Throw the Best Party Ever - Washingtonian.comTuesday, March 27, 2018
A fun-to-browse website organizes items into categories like “French” or “Bourbon” and features pre-designed lounge packages including a “Keep Palm and Carry On” grouping of sofas, green side chairs, and a bright Turkish rug you can rent for $1,000 a night. 4826 Stamp Rd., Temple Hills; 202-596-8445.Table Manners. Make an event especially Instagrammable with dozens of colors and varieties of runners, napkins, and tablecloths for rent at this Fairfax showroom. Offerings range from violet sequined linens for glam nighttime affairs to an oversize green gingham tablecloth ideal for a back-yard barbecue. The company also has a factory, so it can make custom-size products. Chairs and tables are available, too. Showroom (by appointment), 8451 Hilltop Rd., Suite L, Fairfax; warehouse,5345 46th Ave., Hyattsville; 301-277-0582.We’re Having a Party. A kid-focused rental company with nearly two dozen bounce houses to choose from, including princess castles and a monster-truck contraption, plus pint-size tables and popcorn-popping carts. For parents, it also has margarita machines. 2300 Perkins Pl., Silver Spring; 301-589-5008.Booze in BulkCostco. The price-club store requires membership to buy beer, wine, and liquor (and most of its Maryland stores don’t sell the harder stuff), but many items cost 20 percent less than traditional retail. It also sells its own Kirkland label of wine, beer, and spirits. Multiple area locations.DC Kegs. More than 800 beers, wines, and ciders by the keg, delivered to you cold on the day of your bash.First Vine. This direct importer specializes in European wines from small Spanish, French, and Italian producers. Many bottles cost less than $20 each. The company delivers to your door.Total Wine & More. This local chain boasts hundreds of wines, from cheap to collectible, plus spirits and beer. You’ll get discounts for ordering by the case and can order online and have items delivered. Multiple Virginia and Maryland locations.Other HelpBarSphere. Hire a mixology pro—or wine-pouring wiz—for your next gathering. Ball-capped bartenders show up with supplies and ice; they’ll provide the liquor for events with a cash bar. 855-277-4373.Bialek’s Music. In business almost 40 years, this family-run company pairs party hosts with live-music pros such as DJs, steel drummers, or a Beatles cover band. Photo booths and lighting can also be arranged. By appointment, 932 Hungerford Dr., Suite 3, Rockville; 301-340-6206.McCallum Sauber Wholesale Florist. This longtime wholesaler sells its rainbow-hued selection of flowers to pros and the DIY-savvy public at low, if not cheap, prices. It recently moved to new digs in Lanham. 5001 Forbes Blvd., Suites A and B, Lanham; 202-526-5253.Middle Atlantic Wholesale Florist. In a wareh...
A Guide to the Curious Finds and Hidden Gems of Venice Beach - Vogue.comTuesday, August 15, 2017
Known for its spiked cereal milk cocktails where they drain cereal milk overnight then spike it, the bar’s signature cocktails are the Cinnamon Toast Crunch and spiced rum, Honey Nut Cheerios and bourbon, and Cocoa Puffs and vanilla vodka. Former Spago chef Greg Schroeppel designed the breakfast menu and everything, from the gravy to the biscuits, is made from scratch.Stop and smell the rare flowersSpencer Falls parks his vintage Volkswagen van outside popular Venice hangouts to sell rare, robust flowers arranged in “unruly and beautiful” bouquets. Raised on a New Zealand orchard, Falls said he never expected flowers to become a career, but The Unlikely Florist took off and he’s been having fun with bunches of South African Proteas, Australian Banksias, and local farmers’ flowers ever since. Falls launched The Unlikely Florist’s headquarters at 715 Hampton Drive, a 2,000-square-foot art warehouse space, available by appointment only for arrangements of all shapes and sizes.Sip libations underground at Venice’s oldest barEstablished in 1915, The Del Monte was a basement-level speakeasy during Prohibition and served notorious characters using a streel-level grocery store as a cover. Today, tipplers must walk through local bar The Townhouse, then descend the stairs to find the dark, lively Del Monte, which offers handcrafted cocktails and live music (five to seven nights per week).Savor a slice of Salad PizzaLocal favorite Abbot’s Pizza Company has served some of the West Coast’s best pizza for over 20 years. Tucked into a small, lively space on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, one of Abbot’s signature pies is the Salad Pizza, where a cheesy onion crust is topped with a thick layer of fresh salad, lemon olive oil dressing, and California avocados. Abbot’s offers other creative spins, such as the Chicken Curry and the Greek, where customers can choose from five different bagel crusts.Sleep at a loft turned hotel above an upscale bedding storeThe folks who run bedding store Parachute Home recently launched Parachute Hotel, a discreetly located 2,200-square-foot penthouse with an outdoor terrace, full kitchen, and master bedroom with sheets from, of course, Parachute Home. The lofty space on Rose Avenue accommodates a group of 30 people for a special event, or a couple looking to relax and cook at home some nights while on holiday.Host a “mighty mocktail” partyFormer celebrity chef Matthew Stockard launched Ganja Eats in 2015 to cater private cannabis-infused dinner parties. “The idea is to teach people how to imbibe the proper amount of cannabis so they don’t get sick or eat too much,” said Stockard. “We specialize in canna... http://www.vogue.com/article/venice-beach-hidden-gems-travel-guide
The Flower Shop Is Now Serving Dried-Rose Cocktails On Eldridge Street - Bedford + BoweryTuesday, June 27, 2017
The bar serves up cocktails like an old-fashioned made with cardamom-infused bourbon and a vodka-cranberry drink served with a dried rose.Downstairs is where the party’s really at. The lower level can only be described as a seriously authentic man cave, complete with a pool table, jukebox, another bar, and a pink double-sided fireplace. “We wanted the downstairs to feel like a bar or pub, but also like someone’s basement,” said Dylan Hales, a co-owner who is also partner in the Randolph bars. (Among his partners in this endeavor are William Tisch and Dave Turner, both of whom were previously with the company that owns Dirty French, Parm, and others. William’s father Steve Tisch, owner of the New York Giants, is said to be an investor along with Tony Hawk.)Plush orange carpeting definitely gives the place a relaxing vibe that’ll resonate with anyone who grew up in the suburbs stealing bottles out of dad’s liquor cabinet and playing pool while rocking out to Pearl Jam. This is good ol’ American fun with just a touch of beef tartare and smoked celery root. You can peep the rest of the menu here.The Flower Shop, 107 Eldridge St., 212-257-4072. http://bedfordandbowery.com/2017/03/the-flower-shop-is-now-serving-dried-rose-cocktails-on-eldridge-street/
'HOOSIERS WE'VE LOST': Lifelong florist never hesitated to help those in need - The RepublicWednesday, March 31, 2021
Sheets Editor’s note: This is one of a continuing online series of profiles of the more than 12,000 Hoosiers who have died from COVID-19. The stories are from 12 Indiana newspapers, including The Republic, who collaborated to create the collection to highlight the tremendous loss that the pandemic has created. The series appears daily at therepublic.com.Name: Dawn SheetsCity/Town: IndianapolisAge: 93Died: April 16Dawn Sheets never hesitated to help a friend in need.Sheets, a lifelong florist, had no formal medical training, but when her friend Maxine Hessong needed kidney dialysis treatment, Sheets taught herself how to operate a dialysis machine so Hessong’s husband Dale could continue working.For more than a year, Sheets made three to four trips a week to Methodist Hospital to care for her friend, offering support and companionship during Hessong’s procedures. Eventually Hessong came home, and Sheets continued to run her machine, even showing Dale the necessary steps in the process.“She cared about people,” daughter Lori Arment said. “She cared about people’s feelings and their well being.”“That’s one of the highlights of her life to be able... http://www.therepublic.com/2021/03/30/hoosiers-weve-lost-lifelong-florist-never-hesitated-to-help-those-in-need/
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Birmingham. In more recent years, his work has been seen at the annual Fabby Abbey Ball, a benefit for KET held at Spindletop Hall.
Hein first came to Lexington in 1961 from his home state of Indiana. While attending Evansville College (before it became the University of Evansville) in the late ’50s, he got an offer to become an ice skating instructor in Terre Haute, Indiana. Then he was hired by Crystal Ice Palace, located in Lexington’s new Gardenside Shopping Center, in 1961. The developers of the center, Pierson-Trapp Co., operated the outdoor skating facility in winter and had a swim club called Cabana Club during the summertime, both of which closed around 1964.
Those same developers invited Hein to join as a managing partner in the Villager Gift Shop, he said. For several years, Hein ran the retail store: a bridal registry shop with gifts, antiques, an art gallery and framing department. The Villager Gift Shop was advertised in national magazines like House & Garden and House Beautiful, and gave Hein his first experience buying beautiful silk flowers, which had become available to the gift market “just after the horrible episode of awful plastic flowers for homes,” he recalled. By the time he changed the name of the shop to E. Stephen Hein, Inc., customers were coming in requesting silk flower arrangements en masse.
“I had to do an arrangement like I knew what I was doing,” Hein said with a laugh, recalling his early foray into floral arranging.
Over the next two decades, the gift shop in Gardenside closed and Hein became involved with a couple of other businesses and jobs, including a stint at W.P. Pemberton & Sons Greenhouses.
“I didn’t know what was going on with that shop, but I thought I wouldn’t mind going in to learn the flower shop business,” he said. It turned out that they were looking for a manager. Building off his experience with silk flower arrangements, he soon learned how to work with natural flowers and plants, and in 1987, he left Pemberton’s to open his own shop.
Today, Hein’s floral shop has turned into a true family affair, with his granddaughter, Kelsey Hein Smith, having worked alongside him since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. A floral designer and the store’s social media manager, Smith calls her grandfather PoPo – except during business hours.
“It’s weird to call him Steve,” she admitted.
Thoughtful, artistic expression has always been appreciated in the floral business, and remains a staple of Hein’s business model. While centerpieces and corsages are less common than they were at the start of his business, sending flowers across town – or even across the country – remains a popular action, and Hein can help with both. Some of his loyal clients utilize his services not only for local flower delivery but also to coordinate out-of-state arrangements for funerals or special occasions.
“We know what to say to the other florist, the dos and don’ts of what to use and what not to use,” Hein said, explaining that his clients appreciate his specific aesthetic. His penchant for communicating the specifics of that aesthetic when “calling out” orders to other florists hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the shop has often been lauded for orders that Hein helps coordinate across the country.
Former and fellow florists have also expressed their gratitude to Hein over the years.
“They have told me that when I set up shop in Lexington in 1987, I raised the bar for what florists do to make a show with their flower arrangements,” he said. “I thought that was a very nice compliment.”
E. Stephen Hein Florist is located at 380 E. Second St. More info is available at www.estephenheinflorist.com.
Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case - Albuquerque JournalSunday, February 28, 2021
The case thrust the great-grandmother into the national spotlight and she testified before state lawmakers in Indiana and Kansas.Michael Scott, a Seattle attorney who worked with the American Civil Liberties Union to represent Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed — the couple denied the flowers — had previously told justices he didn’t believe Stutzman’s floral creations constituted speech. By providing flowers for a same-sex marriage, he argued, “she’s not endorsing same-sex marriage. She’s selling what she sells.”Ferguson had said the state’s argument rested on longstanding principle, and uprooting it would weaken antidiscrimination law.After the arguments in the Supreme Court case last November, at a packed theater at Bellevue College, a large crowd of Stutzman’s supporters greeted her outside, chanting her name and waving signs that said “Justice For Barronelle.”In a February 2015 ruling, Benton County Superior Court Judge Alexander Ekstrom found that Stutzman’s refusal to provide flowers because of sexual orientation violated Washington’s anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws. The following month, Ekstrom ordered Stutzman to pay a $1,000 penalty to the state and $1 in costs and fees.Stutzman entered the florist business 30 years ago, when her mother bought a flower shop.At a press conference following the ruling, Ferguson said that under Washington law, a business is not required to provide a particular service, but if it does so for couples of the opposite sex, it must provide that service equally to same-sex couples. Ferguson noted that Stutzman is not currently selling wedding flowers, but if she were to resume that side of her business, she would not be allowed to sell to only heterosexual couples.“The state Supreme Court has made that very clear,” he said.___AP writer Gene Johnson contributed from Seattle. ... https://www.abqjournal.com/951260/washington-court-rules-against-florist-in-gay-wedding-case.html
ROUNDUP: JP Parker Flowers vacates Indy store, adds retail truck - Indianapolis Business JournalWednesday, October 28, 2020
Hamilton County, but until recently a big part of her business came from handling floral arrangements for large gatherings.JP Parker’s new floral truck.“I did love the (Indianapolis) shop, but it just didn’t make business sense in this climate,” Parker said.The South Meridian Street shop, which occupies 2,000 square feet, opened in 2008. The lease for that space expires at the end of the month, which is another reason Parker decided to close that shop now.She said she intends to re-establish a presence of some sort in the Stadium Village neighborhood because she loves the neighborhood and wants to have a convenient spot to meet with clients once Indianapolis’ tourism and events business gets back on track. But exactly where that location might be and when it might open is unknown.“When will the crowds come back, and how will we be doing business in the future?” Parker said. “You can talk to any vendor that’s in the events business and they’re having to go to Plan B.”For JP Parker Flowers, part of that Plan B involves a newly acquired floral truck named Flora.The truck will operate similar to a food truck, giving the business a mobile option for reaching customers. JP Parker Flowers could, for instance, use the truck as a pop-up retail location where customers could walk up and buy a bouquet. Or, a client might hire the truck to distribute flowers for a retail store’s grand opening or other event.“It’s actually been a long-time dream of mine to have a flower truck” Parker said. “It’s a very fun, trendy thing to do right now.”In other news this week:— Fast-casual seafood chain Slapfish opens Monday at 345 Massachusetts Ave. The restaurant takes the space formerly occupied by Louie’s Wine Dive, which closed in March.Franchisees are long-time friends Mark Weghorst and Nick Smith. Weghorst opened the area’s first Slapfish location in July 2019, inside the Broccoli Bill’s grocery store that his father, Bill Weghorst, owns in Noblesville.California-based Slapfish offers a mostly seafood-focused menu, with an emphasis on sustainably sourced fish. Menu items include fish tacos, burritos, grilled fish bowls and other items, including a children’s menu. The chain is based in the Los Angeles suburb of Fountain Valley and has about 20 locations in several U.S. states, plus England.— Fast-casual Indian restaurant Tandoor & Tikka has opened its third Indianapolis store, and its fourth overall, at 5650 W. 86th St. The restaurant’s grand opening was June 26.It opened in ... https://www.ibj.com/blogs/property-lines/roundup-jp-parker-flowers-vacates-indy-store-adds-retail-truck