Bedford Flower Shop News
Stamford Florist Celebrates A 'Rosy' 40 Years In Business - Stamford Daily VoiceSunday, February 28, 2021
Ferraro is offering a special cash and carry deal. Buy a rose and get one free from now through Saturday, June 10. Mention you saw this in Daily Voice.Stamford Florist is at 625 Bedford St., 203-327-6019, www.stamfordflorist.com/. Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts. https://dailyvoice.com/connecticut/stamford/business/stamford-florist-celebrates-a-rosy-40-years-in-business/712537/
Feast & Floret Enlivens Hudson With Excellent Farm-to-Table Italian Food - Eater NYSunday, February 28, 2021
I remembered this dish as one of the best things I ate in 1998 at ‘Ino, a 400-square-feet wine bar on lower Bedford Street in Greenwich Village. No food that couldn’t be made with just a cutting board and a toaster oven was served there. Then, the dish employed truffle oil rather than actual truffles, consistent with the bargain nature of the place. The guy responsible was Jason Denton, who went on to be involved at New York City restaurants such as Lupa, Corsino, and the ‘Inoteca chain of Italian wine bars, as well as Hudson, New York’s Fish & Game. The barroom source srcset="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zVho_38pwaial37e4_LfWzROxSE=/0x0:2048x1360/320x0/filters:focal(0x0:2048x1360):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/22309838/FFPatio.jpg 320w, https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vqaGPsbgRaueJ1K9bimJgnHw3g8=/0x0:2048x1360/520x0/filters:focal(0x0:2048x1360):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/22309838/FFPatio.jpg 520w, https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kiC06E_dcQ064evQBHMtZCIm7Os=/0x0:2048x1360/720x0/filters:focal(0x0:2048x1360):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/22309838/FFPatio.jpg 720w, https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4Y6Gq7ZTLDrxUaqvDfqpyXTWwPA=/0x0:2048x1360/920x0/filters... https://ny.eater.com/2021/2/19/22286292/a-chefless-farm-to-table-restaurant-opens-in-hudson
Are florists open in Tier 4 in England? - HeartSunday, January 17, 2021
England?Kent, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey (excluding Waverley), Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth, Rother and Hastings;London (all 32 boroughs and the City of London); andthe East of England (Bedford, Central Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough, Hertfordshire, Essex excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring). You can find the information via postcode on https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictionsAre florists open in Tier 1, 2 and 3? Yes, florists can remain open in the other three tiers in England, along with all the other non-essential shops. Now Read: What shops, businesses and venues are open in Tier 4?... https://www.heart.co.uk/news/florists-open-tier-4-england/
New Hampshire florists see demand bloom despite event cancellations - New Hampshire Business ReviewWednesday, December 02, 2020
Orde, “and [the spike] illustrates that consumer demand is strong for regionally-grown flowers.”Despite the lack of special events, Bob Cote of wholesaler Baystate Farm Direct Flowers in Bedford says business has been brisk. However, the continued postponement of large gatherings for funerals and nuptials is not hardy news for florists powering through less than ideal conditions. “Weddings are our bread and butter for the summer,” Cote said.Floral shops, like other retailers, are adjusting their operations to address customers’ hesitancy to browse in their aisles. In addition to offering delivery and curbside pickup, Hewson encourages people to visit her open-air greenhouse where she transferred many of her ancillary gift items. She also posted that same inventory on a revamped website.“We’re still using that [the greenhouse and the website] for people who don’t feel comfortable coming into the store,” she said. “Being inventive is what got us through.”Catalysts for compassion‘We have been crazy, crazy, crazy’ busy, says Shirley Wrenn of Shirley’s Flowers and Sweets in Nashua, who recently added a third vehicle to keep up with demand for flowers. (Photo by Sheryl Rich-Kern)Community well-wishers also helped merchants withstand the pandemic’s aftermath. One customer started what Hewson calls a “flower chain.”In April, Maryanne Jackson of North Conway purchased 20 table-sized bouquets of friezes, roses and greenery from Hewson with a note wishing people “joy and color,” asking them to support small businesses and consider paying forward the gift. Many of the recipients heeded the suggestion and called Hewson’s shop for more orders.“It was a real Easter bunny, Christmas elf, tooth fairy kind of opportunity for us,” said Jackson.That investment of kindness restored the dreariness of March, generating enough revenues to maintain Hewson’s cash flow.With the Mother’s Day rush behind them, florists are mixed on what the future will hold.Pandemics don’t have silver linings, but they’re catalysts for compassion. Aimee Godbout of the family-owned Jacques Flowers in Manchester, said she expects sales to drop off during summer, but she’s seen an uptick in customers placing orders outside of special occasions.“There’s the everyday ‘I miss you,’” as people choose flowers for parents they’re unable to visit, a neighbor who can’t get out of the house or the local nursing staff, she said.“Right now there’s a lot of ugliness happening in the world,” said Godbout. Working at a flower shop provides contrast. “Every time you pick up the phone, it’s someone calling to be nice.”Wrenn, of Shirley’s Flowers, has noticed that requests are grander and more intricate. Instead of ordering simple bouquets to honor birthdays, customers want floral cakes dotted with lavender blooms and candles. Or they request novelties: flower arrangements designed to resemble mermaids, unicorns or cats.Meanwhile, proms and graduations are canceled. Godbout said her company normally sets up the stages to honor these milestones, but “all that business is gone.”Offsetting a potential summer slump is Godbout’s garden shop. Springtime has pollinated a kinship for plants and with people spending more time at home, even those without a green thumb are taking up the horticulture hobby to cultivate a backyard escape.In the last week or so, Godbout has arranged phone or video consulta... https://www.nhbr.com/new-hampshire-florists-see-demand-bloom-despite-event-cancelations/
Where to have a small wedding in Westchester, Rockland - The Journal NewsMonday, August 24, 2020
Additional food items are served from long pizza trays from six feet away, including a caviar course. Book it: 630 Bedford Road, 914-366-9606 ext. 236, bluehillfarm.comKanopi Events, White Plains The Ritz-Carlton may be closed but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the view from the 42nd floor. Kanopi, the fine dining restaurant and event venue led by Chef Anthony Gonçalves, is still operational and helping couples plan their dream-come-true wedding, provided it’s 50 people or less. With multiple rooms, all with breathtaking views, there's plenty of space for a ceremony in one room, a cocktail reception in the next, or a sit-down dinner in another. Gonçalves, who's known for seasonal Hudson Valley cuisine with a nod to his Portuguese roots, is happy to customize offerings to accommodate your food preferences. He and his team can also help with music, flowers and more.In addition, they've taken great care to make sure everything adheres to strict safety regulations. Upon entry, guests are vetted with a series of health questions and led to an elevator that takes them direct to the event space. In addition, there's a three-person "clean team" that disinfects surfaces constantly. Though they prefer two weeks notice, these unusual times mean they will try their best to help in any way under any time frame. The hotel, it should be noted, is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, as part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection.Book it: 1 Renaissance Square, 914-761-4242, kanopievents.comMonteverde at Oldstone, CortlandtThe weddings staff at this 18th century estate has always been about personalization, and that hasn't changed. Their new four-hour "micro weddings" include a reception either on the outdoor stone patio, terrace or in the historic mansion, along with the option of hosting your reception in one of their permanent tented pavilions overlooking the Hudson River. Part of the package also includes a three-course meal. In addition, you can also rent one of the seven standard guest rooms and/or their two suites. As per the new state guidelines, there is, however, no dancing, food/liquor must be served while guests are seated, tables must be socially distanced and guests are required to wear masks when not seated. Book it: 28 Bear Mountain Bridge Road, 914-737-6555, monteverdeatoldstone.comNed Kelly & Co., PiermontNed Kelly has been helping couples celebrate their nuptials for more than 25 years, ... https://www.lohud.com/story/life/2020/07/29/coronavirus-changes-wedding-plans-places-readjust-your-nuptials/5449704002/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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/