Alexandria Flower Shop News
The Best Florists in New York - CurbedWednesday, March 31, 2021
New Zealand, and cherry-red tulips shipped directly from Holland. Set designer Julia Wagner worked with DFL exclusively to create the floral backdrop for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s December Vanity Fair cover. “Dutch Flower Line is my most trusted vendor,” Wagner says. “I?have a guy there, Chris DeMeo, who I text whenever I need something truly special. He sourced these amazing wild roses for her shoot and cut all of them from the bush the day before we photographed her.” New York design editor Wendy Goodman likes to “go in there and just inhale,” she says. “They have just such a massive amount of fresh flowers it feels like a garden. I revere every one of the holdouts on 28th Street.” For Spotting Anna Wintour’s Interns Miho Kosuda, LTD., 310 E. 44th St.; 212-922-9122 “I used to go to Miho’s in Anna’s Town Car every week to pick up arrangements she had ordered,” a former intern recalls. “The shop is on a tiny side street by the U.N. — you’d miss it if you were speed-walking — and the flowers are absolutely insane.” The shop — founded by floral designer Miho Kosuda and her daughter Carol — is also a longtime favorite of Carolina Herrera. It’s not surprising that Miho’s arrangements (from $150) tend to be on the extravagant side, like hundred-flower bouquets featuring one color scheme and one bloom, such as roses, tulips, or anemones. (She once created an arrangement for designer Bill Blass consisting of 660 mango-colored calla lilies.) For Bodega Roses That Will Last Two Weeks 57 Market, 363 W. 57th St., No. 1; 212-586-3066 ... https://www.curbed.com/article/best-florists-nyc.html
These (Wedding) Florists Are Offering Flowers for Mother's Day - WashingtonianSunday, February 28, 2021
Here are a few places to check out.Photo courtesy Atelier Ashley FlowersAtelier Ashley FlowersAtelier Ashley Flowers will be delivering Mother’s Day flowers around the area including DC, Alexandria, Arlington, McLean, Falls Church, Potomac and Bethesda (note: apartment or office buildings must have a concierge where flowers can be left). Arrangement options ($150-$350 plus delivery of $10-30 depending on location) include classic round, whimsical dimensional, or asymmetrical horizontal shapes, and color choices of bright, pastel, or white-and-green. Orders can be placed through Wednesday, May 6 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your desired colors, price range, delivery address, card message, and phone number for delivery coordination. Darling and DaughtersThis sisters-owned DC wedding and event florist is offering three arrangements for Mother’s Day, ($135-$195), plus a “Month of Stem Salon,” ($450) through which a recipient can receive a bucket of fresh blooms and foliage each Friday for four weeks “for the mama who loves to design her own.” Sourcing includes all local blooms plus organic California roses, and contact-less deliveries are available throughout DC and neighboring Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Orders can be place through the company’s Mother’s Day Shop, for delivery between May 7 and May 10.Elegance and SimplicityThe offerings from this florist include three options for arrangements ($75-$150), and three options for mini gardens ($75-$150), which are reclaimed-wood boxes of flowers ... https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/05/01/these-wedding-florists-are-offering-flowers-for-mothers-day/
Denver Junior Flowers | Obituaries | wvgazettemail.com - Charleston Gazette-MailWednesday, December 02, 2020
Timothy Williams of Charleston and stepson Danny Williams of Charleston, daughter Linda Leib and her three sons Allan, Adam and Zack of North Carolina. Grandchildren Sadie, Emma and Katie Cline, Alexandria Williams, and Bryce Williams. His siblings Betty Bashor (Jerome) of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Shelba Midkiff of Huntington, Richard Flowers of South Carolina, Gary Flowers (Margie) of Alum Creek, and Greta Turner of Alum Creek. He was loved by his many nieces and nephews and will be missed by a host of friends and family.Per Denver's wishes, there will be no service. He will be cremated, and part of his ashes will be scattered on John (his longtime friend) and Cheryl Casto's property where he hunted many years. The remainder of his ashes will be interred in the Casto cemetery.To honor Denver, the family suggests memorial donations to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston, WV 25387-2536.Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro is assisting Denver's family and you may send condolences to the family at www.cookefuneralhome.com... https://www.wvgazettemail.com/obituaries/denver-junior-flowers/article_daf8fed8-f539-5282-aee2-9d6d6045f5c5.html
How this company saved thousands of flowers during the pandemic - Business Insider - Business InsiderWednesday, October 28, 2020
Lauren Anderson and Rachel Bridgwood held a drive-through flower event. Business Insider visited Sweet Root Village's pop-up flower market in Alexandria, Virginia, to see the other pivots the owners have implemented to keep their small business afloat.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Following is a transcipt of the video.Lauren Anderson: When people ask, like, "How are things going? How's the business, how are you?" Like, you know, your first thing is to be like,Rachel Bridgwood: "Fine!"Lauren Anderson: But then we're like, no.Rachel: We're bad.Lauren: Bad. Things are bad.Narrator: Lauren and Rachel run the flower design company Sweet Root Village in Alexandria, Virginia. At the beginning of 2020, they were expecting their most successful year yet.Lauren: It was our 10-year anniversary in business. We were at our highest booking level we had ever been for events. And literally within a week, it was gone.Narrator: Then COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders canceled weddings across the country and crippled the wedding industry. Lauren and Rachel lost 80% of their business and had to furlough their staff, including themselves.Lauren: We're like, congratulations to us. We made it 10 years...unemployment.Rachel: We're unemployed from our own business.Lauren: File for unemployment. This is our warehouse/studio workspace that we produce all of the flowers for weddings and events out of.Narrator: In a typical year, they work upwards of 100 events.Lauren: Some weekends we're employing, like, up to 100 people. We pull in big teams of pe... https://www.businessinsider.com/how-va-wedding-florist-saved-thousands-flowers-during-pandemic-2020-10
Local florists open in DC and doing deliveries - PoPvilleWednesday, July 29, 2020
Allan woods flower in Woodley park just reopened for delivery only.”, “I just came across @uncloudystudio”, volanni.com, “Helen Olivia in Alexandria is open on week days, but I think there are some delivery restrictions like not to hospitals or nursing homes and only contactless delivery. Their flowers arrangements are lovely.”, @LittleFlowersDC, @UrbanStems, “I had lovely flowers delivered to me (contactless) the other day from She Loves Me, with a portion of the sales donated to We Are Family DC”, “Caruso https://carusoflorist.net”, “Yes, @_greenhydrangea is local and does contactless delivery — their arrangements are gorgeous!”, “Sustainable and in-season @LittleAcreDC delivered today! (see photo above), “She loves me in Petworth is doing deliveries twice a week. The flowers are beautiful every time!”, “@HelenOlivia is in Alexandria (not DC, but close enough)! The owner is lovely and I absolutely love their flowers!”, “I used @LeesFlowerShop last week”, “Check Rewild! They’re great!!”, “Blue Ribbon Floral”, “Roots and Blooms!”, “flowers on 14th”, “@LeesFlowersDCis doing pickup/delivery if you want to support one of the oldest Black-owned businesses on U Street”, “@LittleAcreDC Local florist & local flowers. Beautiful bouquets”... https://www.popville.com/2020/04/are-any-local-florists-open-in-dc-and-doing-deliveries/
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
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.
Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosis Office Charged - Patch.comSunday, January 17, 2021
KOSA. Death threats have been left for Cudd at her flower shop, she told KOSA. Other businesses with similar names to "Becky's Flowers" across the country have also been targeted. In Kentucky, Becky's Flower Basket has received backlash even though its business has no affiliation with Cudd's Texas shop, according to a WKYT report. Amber Sergent told the Kentucky television station her family has been swamped with angry calls from people who are confusing them with Cudd's business. "Very violent language, I'll put it that way," Sergent said. The FBI had not listed the exact charges Cudd faces as of Wednesday afternoon. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to email@example.com.Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosi's Office ChargedThe rules of replying: Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated. Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims. Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic. Review the Patch Community Guidelines.Reply to this articleReplyReplies (1)Show 1 previous reply... https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/florist-who-bragged-entering-nancy-pelosis-office-charged
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Alberti’s business appeared to have been removed from the platform. However, Cudd’s business also has a 4.6 rating.) Two other florists bearing the same name in Kentucky and Scotland were burdened with similar harassment. Alberti said all of them have given up on deleting the comments, and are instead attempting to respond to each one in order to set the record straight. “I offered to send some people maps of the United States,” joked Alberti. “Most people apologize and then they reverse, but some are steadfast. My thing is, I understand the need to vent and get rid of that hostility, but just spend an extra five seconds of time to see that we’re not in Texas. The very platforms that these people are using to type these rants and tirades … it would take them less time to find out we’re not that business than it would take for them to write the post.” He’s concerned about what the future holds for his business, which has been around since 1973 and spans four generations. “We’re just trying to survive,” said Alberti. “Being a florist is hard enough. We don’t have a high profit margin. We do it because we love it and love flowers. To already be suffering through COVID and add this on top of it, it’s stressful.” source srcset="https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20494742/3/700x0.jpg 1x, https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20... https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Survivors include her three children, retired U.S. Cmdr. Navy Todd E. Bailey, and his wife, Anita, of Norman, Oklahoma, Deborah B. Stakelum, and her husband, Kevin, of Prospect, Kentucky, and Leigh Ann Cumberland, and her husband, Jeff, of Chaplin, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Ali, Tyler, T.J., Brigid, Molly, Eddie and Caelan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Harry E. Bailey.At her direction, no local services will be held. A service and interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Paws4People/Paws4Vets.Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service. https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/11/30/audrey-cleary-bailey-76-advocated-for-military-families/