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Brooklyn Flower Shop Flourishes, Despite Challenging Year - Brooklyn ReaderWednesday, March 31, 2021
For Bed-Stuy-based entrepreneur LaParis Philips, business is coming up roses.Roses, in fact, are a key to her success: Philips is the owner of Brooklyn Blooms, a “floral boutique” on Nostrand Avenue, and on Friday she cut a big red ribbon to officially open a second location on Fulton Street.Photo: Supplied.“This is so surreal to me and certainly a dream come true,” Phillips said. “I walked by this location for years and dreamed of having my shop located here, and now it is.” Philips opened her first location five years ago, after moving to Brooklyn from St Louis, MO, to pursue a career in fashion. Upon her arrival she found the fashion industry fiercely competitive and forged a new path as a floral artist.Photo: Supplied.Philips said her business drew inspiration from fashion, nature and art to mix flowers of different textures, colors, and silhouettes together to get the perfect look. In 2017, she invested in her talents and became a member of Bed-Stuy’s strong small business community with the opening of... https://www.bkreader.com/2021/02/23/brooklyn-flower-shop-flourishes-despite-challenging-year/
Ballet Dancer Robbie Fairchild Starts Floral Arrangements Company - Spectrum News NY1Wednesday, March 31, 2021
New York City ballet after world premieres. And I didn't really know what to do with them. But I just thought they were so gorgeous. And when I was in, London, during “American in Paris,” my flat was right next to Covent Garden’s Academy of Flowers. And on a day off I enrolled and I was like, oh, this is therapy. This is, this is like soul restoring,” said Fairchild.And Fairchild’s new company Boo-Kay isn't just helping him to get through this shutdown.“My goal when I realized that there was a market here was to employ out of work Broadway performers,” he said.Adam Perry is a Broadway veteran who was in the musical “Frozen” when theaters shut down. Around the same time that he became unemployed, he was diagnosed with COVID-19.“I got injured, I got sick. And then I lost my job. It's just been a doozy of a year,” said Perry.Fortunately, he’s finally once again able to stop and smell the roses. “Me and Robbie have been friends for a while. We were acquaintances for a long time. He reached out to me and said, ‘Hey, I'm starting this flower business. I've seen your stuff on Instagram. I have to have you have to come work with me,’” said Perry.Fairchild’s advice to artists who are struggling during the pandemic: “Throw spaghetti on a wall and see what sticks.”... https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/10/07/ballet-dancer-robbie-fairchild-starts-floral-arrangements-company
Cambridge flower shop brings new life to alley - CTV TorontoWednesday, December 02, 2020
Martin said it's an opportunity to walk by and escape into something enchanted. “I am absolutely delighted by it. It feels like you've walked into Paris when we come into this alley way, its crazy good,” said Claire Skinner, a Galt resident. “With the pandemic I’m doing less photo shoots in my studio and indoors and looking for more beautiful places to shoot outside. When I was pulling up for the very first time, I couldn't believe that this existed on this block,” said Lindsay Coulter, a local photographer. Proceeds from professional photo shoots in the alley are donated to the local food bank. Heading into the winter months, the flower shop Allée will stay open offering up a little escape at Water and Main. https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/cambridge-flower-shop-brings-new-life-to-alley-1.5196757
Pescadero flower farms threatened by church closures - Catholic San FranciscoWednesday, October 28, 2020
Farm worker and parish catechist Jorge Guzmán walks through weed-strewn fields at Westland Nursery in Pescadero, where church closures during the pandemic crippled demand for fresh flowers. (Photo by Zac Wittmer/San Francisco Catolico)October 19, 2020Lorena RojasSan Francisco CatólicoThe prolonged closure of churches, the cancellation of weddings, quinceañeras and first communions due to COVID-19, has some nurseries in Pescadero about to close, the measure also affects other businesses in San Francisco related to flowers.The Westland Nursery in Pescadero had about 70 employees last year, the business began to decline slowly before the pandemic from competition with imported flowers, but after the two and a half month shelter-in-place the decline has left it on the brink of closing.When the nursery reopened in May, it was only able to hire ten of its employees and for fewer hours a day.The greenhouses look desolate, without single cultivated plant, much less flowers, with outdoor fields covered with we... https://catholic-sf.org/news/pescadero-flower-farms-threatened-by-church-closures
Olive Leaf Throat Spray and Flower Arrangements to Fund Mission - Adventist ReviewWednesday, October 28, 2020
Marilene has managed to raise hundreds of dollars for the 13th Sabbath offering each quarter.Due to churches being closed during COVID-19, church offerings, in general, are lower this year in comparison to previous years.“But it’s so important for us to keep giving,” Marilene adds. “Everything we own really belongs to God. He can multiply our meager offerings. He just wants us to give freely.” She encourages all church members to continue to give offerings, even if it means fundraising to do so.“When I first started, I wondered what I could do and whether I could actually make much of a difference,” says Marilene. “I’m not a salesperson by any means. But God has blessed and opened up opportunities that I would never have thought of. Just start and do something, and God will do the rest.”The original version of this story was posted on the Adventist Record. We reserve the right to approve and disapprove comments accordingly and will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding that. Please keep all comments respectful and courteous to authors and fellow readers. https://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story15608-olive-leaf-throat-spray-and-flower-arrangements-to-fund-mission
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.
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
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
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/