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Easter 2021 gift guide: Luxury presents for him, her, children and the home | Hers | Style - Luxury LondonWednesday, March 31, 2021
You can’t go wrong with a bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs or Mr P’s new sustainable sneakers made from Vegea, a grape-skin ‘leather’.The best Easter gifts for kidsKiko + GG Gakki instruments, £44, libertylondon.com; Alex & Alexa Campamento cardigan, £70, alexandalexa.com; Janod scooter balance bike, £89.95, harrods.com; Biscuiteers Easter chick letterbox biscuit, £9.95, harveynichols.com; Meri Meri bunny baby bonnet, £24, selfridges.comNo parent needs telling twice that allowing kids access to endless chocolate Easter eggs can end in disaster. For Easter 2021, stylish wooden toys make a great alternative and no child is going to feel snubbed should they receive Janod’s balance bike or Kiko + GG’s instruments. Parents, meanwhile, will love Meri Meri’s adorable bunny bonnet for newborns and Alex & Alexa’s sunny cardigan – both suitable for boys and girls – while, if you really can’t resist offering up something sweet, Bicuiteer’s letterbox-friendly iced biscuit is a chocolate alternative that’s as pretty as a picture.The best Easter gifts for the homeOka Claudette table lamp, £250, oka.com; Alexandra Llewellyn Palm backgammon set, £5,200, alexandrallewellyn.com; Ottolinger espresso cups, £175 for four, a href="https://ssense.prf.hn/click/camref:1011lfTjY/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.selfridges.com%2FGB%2Fen%2Fcat%2Fyour-london-florist-dr... https://luxurylondon.co.uk/style/hers/easter-gift-guide-luxury-presents-for-him-her-kids-spring
Lush Peonies Can Add Beauty and Fragrance to Bellingham's Early Summer Gardens - Bellingham BulletinMonday, April 27, 2020
And the rose-like fragrance perfumes gardens and bouquets. For a completely different look, consider the fragrant, double bomb flowers of Lady Liberty. Its frilly inner petals are cream and apricot, and form a tight ball resting on a double row of flamingo pink petals. Anemone-style peonies have frilly centers surrounded by a single or double row of larger petals. The variety Sorbet features layers of candy pink and cream petals. It is deliciously fragrant, with sturdy stems that are excellent for cutting. Don’t overlook other classic, mid-season bloomers like Duchess de Nemours, Celebrity and Red Supreme. Close out the peony season with the large, raspberry-red blossoms of the classic French double peony Felix Crousse, and other time-tested favorites such as Lady Alexandria Duff and the beloved Sarah Bernhardt. Peonies are known for their extravagant flowers, but the plants themselves are almost as impressive. Leaves emerge in spring with a tinge of red and reach a height of 3 feet within less than a month. By the time the flower buds appear, the plants are the size of a small shrub. After the flowers fade, the peony’s lush, deep green leaves remain all season, providing a nice backdrop for nearby blooms. As temperatures cool in fall, the foliage often displays a nice reddish fall color. Bare root peonies may be planted in spring or fall. After planting, they will take some time to settle in. Young plants need 3 years or more to reach full size, but after that, they will flower every year for decades to come.Melinda Myers has written numerous books, including Small Space Gardening. She hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series and the nationally-syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment TV & radio program. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and was commissioned by Longfield Gardens for her expertise to write this article. Her web site is www.MelindaMyers.com. http://www.bellinghambulletin.com/2020/04/15/306701/lush-peonies-can-add-beauty-and-fragrance-to-bellinghams-early-summer-gardens
Philadelphia case shouldn't stop Supreme Court from taking floral artist case | TheHill - The HillThursday, March 12, 2020
Proponents of religious liberty are celebrating the Supreme Court’s recent decision to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. That case gives the court the opportunity to affirm the commonsense right of religious nonprofits, like Catholic Social Services, to act in accordance with their religious beliefs when placing children in foster homes. In a country founded on principles of religious freedom, Catholic Social Services should be headed for a decisive win.But when it comes to protecting religious liberty, the Supreme Court shouldn’t stop at Fulton. The time has come to take up the case of a Washington florist who has been persecuted by the state because she refused to use her expressive and artistic talents to create a message supporting a same-sex wedding that contravenes her sincere religious beliefs.Why all the drama about Catholic foster services and religious florists? It goes back to a promise the Supreme Court made in the landmark 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. That case famously found in the... https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/486124-philadelphia-case-shouldnt-stop-supreme-court-from-taking-floral-artist
Barronelle Stutzman, Christian florist, again appeals to Supreme Court over same-sex wedding refusal - Washington TimesSunday, February 09, 2020
Ms. Stutzman’s attorneys from the Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious liberty law firm that also represented the baker, said the state court’s ruling runs afoul of Supreme Court precedent, forcing individuals to violate their faith. “Barronelle serves and hires people from all walks of life. What she can’t do is take part in, or create custom floral arrangements celebrating sacred events that violate her religious beliefs,” said Kristen Waggoner, an attorney with ADF. The legal battle began when Ms. Stutzman refused to provide flowers for one of her longtime customers after learning it was for a same-sex wedding ceremony. The couple, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, sued Ms. Stutzman as did the state of Washington. The ACLU and a spokesperson for the state of Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Washington Times. In her petition to the Supreme Court, Ms. Stutzman argues Washington’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson has been hostile towards Christians, saying he took her to court but refused to bring any action against a gay coffee-shop owner, who allegedly removed a group of Christians from his store after disagreeing with their religious views. Ms. Stutzman’s case is not the only one pending in courts across the country that is testing the limits between LGBT rights and the First Amendment’s protection of free speech and religious liberty. Wedding calligraphers in Phoenix had to go to court over concerns they would be forced to create signs celebrating same-sex weddings in conflict with their faith since they provide wedding signs with scripture, celebrating the union of a man and a woman. And a film studio in Minnesota has been fighting a legal battle to enter the wedding business in a way that conforms to their Christian view of marriage. “Religious people should be free to live out their beliefs about marriage,” Ms. Stutzman’s attorneys argue in her appeal to the high court. “Only this court can resolve the numerous First Amendment conflicts these issues have created,” the petition reads. Sign up for Daily Newsletters Let's block ads! a href="https:... https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/11/barronelle-stutzman-christian-florist-again-appeal/
The 4 Best Florists In Baltimore - CBS BaltimoreTuesday, May 21, 2019
Baltimore, boasting 4.5 stars out of 37 reviews on Yelp.2. Fleur De Lis FloristPHOTO: FLEUR DE LIS FLORIST/YELPNext up is downtown’s Fleur de Lis Florist, situated at 226 N. Liberty St., Floor 1. With 4.5 stars out of 35 reviews on Yelp, the florist and floral designer spot has proven to be a local favorite.3. The Modest FloristPHOTO: KATE H./YELPHampden’s The Modest Florist, located at 3601-R Chestnut Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist four stars out of 21 reviews.4. Enchanted Petals FloristPHOTO: ENCHANTED PETALS FLORIST/YELPEnchanted Petals Florist, a florist located downtown, is another go-to, with four stars out of 17 Yelp reviews. Head over to 300 E. Lombard St. to see for yourself. https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/02/10/the-4-best-florists-in-baltimore/
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/