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Senior living is a lifestyle, but perhaps not the one you'd imagine - Tahoe Daily TribuneSunday, February 28, 2021
Technology classes and science experiments are also on the calendar, and have inspired residents to engage in new ways. “Our art workshops are also really popular. We’ll do painting, or a clay workshop where residents can make their own pottery. We’ve also hosted floral workshops with a fabulous florist who brings in beautiful flowers,” Ruiz says.One big familyResidents and team members took part in National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for heart disease.It takes a team of passionate staff to continuously create new and interesting ways to keep life around the community exciting, which leads to engaged and fulfil... https://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/senior-living-is-a-lifestyle-but-perhaps-not-the-one-youd-imagine-sponsored/
Lockdown craft kits from Norfolk - Eastern Daily PressSunday, January 17, 2021
From there she started exploring other materials and now uses polymer clay to create bold and colourful designs. She created her make at home jewellery kits during the first lockdown."My aim is to add joy to peoples' lives by bringing them colourful jewellery," says Sara. "Colour can really lift your mood and if you don’t wear much colour jewellery is a great place to start. "I’ve always taught jewellery making and other art subjects so the kits seemed like a natural progression. Art and craft is a great way to relax and kits are a great way to introduce people to new skills... https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/lockdown-2021-craft-kits-norfolk-6902710
Sugar Flower owner creates intricate cake designs in backyard of her Cedar Rapids home - The GazetteWednesday, December 02, 2020
The details are rendered in fondant, an icing made from sugar, water, gelatin, and vegetable fat or shortening. The recipe can be adjusted to make a consistency like stiff clay or a thick liquid.“It’s kind of like a sugar dough, and it covers the cake,” Smith said. “There’s usually butter cream underneath, and it keeps it insulated and moist. “The edible flowers are made from another type of sugar dough. They just dry harder, so they’re a little bit brittle. “They need to dry a little bit harder because the petal will not have any stability, otherwise.” Finished cakes are often transported in tiers to the reception site where final assembly happens. Loughton lends a hand on some jobs.“If there’s some decorating, I will decorate there as well,” Smith said. “If there’s intricate decorating on the cake, it’s usually done here and transported and then finishing details (are added) at the location.”Smith also creates cakes for birthdays and other occasions. And many weddings call for more than one cake as groom’s cakes have become popular.“I’ve got one this month, and it’s going to have an edible violin and books and trees, just a whole bunch of stuff,” Smith said. “Those are a lot of fun because it usually is just what the groom really likes, and it’s normally meant as a gift from the bride to the groom.”Sugar Flower was gaining momentum when the coronavirus pandemic hit Iowa. Smith’s work-from-home model proved an unexpected advantage.“I was just getting started out to begin with, and having a low overhead I didn’t have any employees to furlough,” she said. “It was disappointing, but I tried to work with my customers. I don’t have to worry about rent and electric and things like that. So it has worked in my favor, which sounds kind of funny.”Smith’s home and studio escaped serious damage in the Aug. 10 derecho, which brought its own wave of cancellations. She hopes for a return to something like normal next year.“I really hope people start planning big weddings and they’re celebrating,” she said. “I hope that’s where the future lies.”Know a small business in the Corridor that might make for an interesting “My Biz” feature? Let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.AT A GLANCE• Owner: Jennifer Smith • Business: Sugar Flower Cake Design• Address: 248 Drinkward St. NW, Cedar Rapids• Phone: (319) 491-1938• Website: sugarflowercakedesign.com... https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/sugar-flower-cakes-cedar-rapids-jennifer-smith-20201113
Forget Me Not, From the Culinary Creative Team, Opening Soon in Cherry Creek - 5280 | The Denver MagazineWednesday, October 28, 2020
Max MacKissock; Ash’Kara bar star Nicole Lebedevitch; and BMC Investments’ Matt Joblon. Located inside a fully renovated free-standing house adjacent to the Cherry Cricket parking lot on Clayton Street, which once held a flower shop, Forget Me Not is being designed as a Denver cocktail destination. The bar should be open in early December.(From left) Matt Joblon, Nicole Lebedevitch, and Juan Padró of Forget Me Not. Photo by Denise MickelsenRaw Creative is the architecture firm behind the new space and Joblon and Smith Interior Design LLC created the aesthetic, which is destined to be gorgeous. There’s a sleek black-white-red-and-gold thing happening throughout the building, from the monochrome exterior with its white picket fence-lined patio and Jeremiah Clark (aka Jher451) wall mural to the tile flooring around the blood-red banquettes and squared-off walnut-and-marble bar that anchors the interior. A gold vintage chandelier made from feathers hangs over the bar, and soon, brass shelving, large wall murals, and greenery will adorn the space. Forget Me Not cocktail bar, under construction. Photo by Denise MickelsenMost importantly for its pandemic-era opening, Forget Me Not’s front windows open accordion-style to let in fresh air, and Padró and Joblon are working on tenting and heating the 40-person front patio. About 36 people will fit inside, and there will be fewer tables and bar seats set out until COVID restrictions are eased.Lebedevitch is creating the beverage program as an homage to the flower shop of old. “I want Forget Me Not to be a comfortable destination with accessible drinks,” she says. “The opening menu will be a combination of classics and our house cocktails, which will draw on flowe... https://www.5280.com/2020/10/forget-me-not-from-the-culinary-creative-team-opening-soon-in-cherry-creek/
Plastic flowers may go in Wellington cemeteries - Stuff.co.nzWednesday, July 29, 2020
Instead of plastic flowers and other similar ornaments, Mulligan suggested people decorate gravestones with flax flowers, clay ornaments, or decorated stones. A Porirua City Council spokesman said it had no policies banning plastic decorations in cemeteries. “But we do understand the environmental implications that plastic material has in our parks, reserves and cemeteries. ROSA WOODS/StuffPlastic flowers could soon be a thing of the past at Wellington's Makara Cemetery. “The issues that artificial flowers pose our cemetery and the environment is something that we’re monitoring closely. “Before any action we’ll communicate and consult with our community as we’re mindful there’s mixed feelings about the flowers.” Hutt City parks and recreation head Marcus Sherwood said the council did not actively encourage families to leave plastic flowers at gravestones. ROSA WOODS/StuffPlastic flowers may soon be out of Wellington cemeteries. “However, we need to be sensitive to families and cultural practices when they’re honouring their loved ones.p class="sics-comp... https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/122282675/plastic-flowers-may-go-in-wellington-cemeteries
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/