Local Flower Shop News
These (Wedding) Florists Are Offering Flowers for Mother's Day - WashingtonianSunday, February 28, 2021
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 email@example.com 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 with instructions on how to maintain and replace plants and flowers. The first ten orders will also get a free lar... https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/05/01/these-wedding-florists-are-offering-flowers-for-mothers-day/
Weddings of the Year: Four couples wed during the pandemic - BethesdaMagazine.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Accenture. Kevin Caceres, 32, is from Sacramento. He is a manager with the risk advisory practice at KPMG, an accounting organization. They recently moved to Bethesda.How they met: Kevin and Carly were living in San Francisco when they met on the dating app Bumble in 2019. “I swiped on him because he had a puppy in his profile picture and a really nice smile,” Carly says. The puppy was Kevin’s then 3-month-old labradoodle, Lewis. As Carly and Kevin started dating, she took her pit bull rescue, Max, to meet up with Kevin and Lewis for long walks each morning before work.The first date: The two met at a bar called the Hi-Lo Club, and say they teased each other throughout the evening. Kevin laughed at how Carly’s outfit happened to match the bar’s decor—her sweater was the same dark green hue as the walls, and her gold jewelry matched the bar’s light fixtures. “Everything was immediately easy,” Kevin says. “We were always very open with each other.” Their next date was “one for the books,” Carly says. They met at a bar in her neighborhood, but Carly had scarcely finished her drink when Kevin rushed them to the next spot. He brought her to a palm reader, who said Carly’s heart chakras were closed and she was having a hard time trusting in relationships. As they left, Kevin asked if she’d like to get dinner. “No, I need a real drink after hearing about my love life in shambles,” Carly replied.The couple’s niece Micaela, left,... https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-magazine/january-february-2021/weddings-of-the-year-4/
Have You Spotted the Giant Floral Displays Popping Up Around the City? - Pittsburgh MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
A mother of three boys who previously worked for Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana, Dickson says she came up with the idea for the installations after seeing florist Lewis Miller Design’s “Flower Flash” project in New York City. In February, she installed her first display, wrapping garlands of flowers around the columns of Shadyside’s Family House — which provides a “home away from home” for patients and their families seeking medical treatment in Pittsburgh. “To all of the healthcare workers and all of the patients and their families, this one’s for you!” Dickson wrote on Instagram of the project. Later that month, she spruced up her hometown area, coating a light pole and corner on Brilliant Avenue in Aspinwall with flowers. In early March, she struck again, creating an enormous bouquet atop a recycling bin on Penn Avenue and 21st Street in the Strip District. Beside the display, she used sidewalk chalk to quote French artist Henri Matisse’s famous line, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Dickson told the Post-Gazette the recycling can project was particularly inspired because the already-cut flowers — from supplier BW Wholesale Florist in the Strip District — would have been thrown away had she not repurposed them. If you missed any of the installations, your chances of catching one have not wilted. The pop-up displays will continue to sprout up across the city, possibly through April, Dickson says — and suggestions as to where are welcome. To follow along, visit Fox and the Fleur’s instagram account here. ... https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/have-you-spotted-the-giant-floral-displays-popping-up-around-the-city/
Jacksonville's best flower shop: Hurst Florist - WJXT News4JAX Wednesday, March 31, 2021
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Pro tip -- shopping for a special occasion? Looking to tell that special someone you’re thinking about them?Two words: Hurst Florist. Your choice for Jacksonville’s best florist.Hurst offers an arrangement of bouquets and gifts that are perfect for any occasion. Looking for something in particular, or want to make a custom order? They’ll work to make it happen.Ordering outside Jacksonville? No worries. Hurst serves Orange Park, St. Johns, Atlantic Beach, Middleburg, Fleming Island, Neptune Beach and Callahan.Head over to its website for a closer look at the arrangements!Runners up: Kuhn Flowers, Arlington Flower Shop... https://www.news4jax.com/jax-best/2021/01/18/jacksonvilles-best-flower-shop-hurst-florist/
Colorado Springs entrepreneur brings flowers and charm to Old Colorado City with Sweetwater: A Flower Market - Colorado Springs GazetteWednesday, March 31, 2021
She’s very self-sufficient and ambitious, and she just embraces what comes.”Izzy Cline, Kristyn’s 20-year-old daughter, is also involved in growing the business. In addition to being a Sweetwater florist, she handles the market’s social media channels, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.“We built this business from the ground up and seeing it come to life is mesmerizing,” Izzy Cline said. “As a young woman working for a woman-owned business it feels powerful ... I am my mom’s biggest fan and there is absolutely nothing she can’t do.”Christy Metz, Sweetwater’s head florist and creative director, echoed the same sentiments as Cline’s daughters.“She has really great relationships and cares about everybody, and that just comes across,” Metz said of Cline. “She’s also great at delegating and finding out peoples’ strengths and using those to build a strong team.”Metz, 57, was a florist in Chicago for over a decade before returning to her hometown a few years ago. She met Cline through a mutual friend in November, and Metz learned about Cline’s passion for opening the new business.“I could tell that she was a successful businesswoman just by the way she talked about her business and her staff, and we hit it off right away,” Metz said. “I envision Sweetwater being a really welcoming, wonderful place ... where they can feel really energized and inspired.”Cline and her team plan to open the store on Friday, March 5.“I am looking forward to genuinely just putting smiles on our customers’ faces,” Izzy Cline said. “We ware doing it for our community and we are doing it in the form of flowers and flower trucks.”To learn more, visit Sweetwater: A Flower Market on Facebook and Instagram at “SweetwaterFlowerMarket” and Twitter at “Sweetwaterxx.”... https://gazette.com/cheyenneedition/colorado-springs-entrepreneur-brings-flowers-and-charm-to-old-colorado-city-with-sweetwater-a-flower/article_7dbaedde-77a5-11eb-8fe3-1b45ec1a2d2e.html
'It's up in the air': Louisville-area florists hustle ahead of a pandemic Valentine's Day - Courier JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Valentine's Day hustle at Susan's Florist gets started well before the calendar turns to February.Myriad roses need to be ordered for the storefront at 2731 Preston Highway. Grids have to be taped on top of colorful vases to hold up flowers during transportation. And, of course, flowers must be arranged in said vases for the special occasion.And though this year's Valentine Day is anomalous for multiple reasons — it's on a Sunday, a non-workday for many, and in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic — the 73-year-old flower shop is ready to do what it has done for nearly a year now: stay nimble and make special deliveries for its many customers.But like other holidays, COVID-19 continues to throw a wrench in everyone's plans."We really don't know what to expect," said Jessie Smith, lead designer for Susan's Florist. "We're just kind of rolling with the punches."As with businesses nationwide, the deadly coronavirus pandemic has impacted Louisville-area florists. On one hand, workers now suddenly... https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2021/02/11/valentines-day-2021-louisville-area-florists-hustle-amid-pandemic/4435860001/
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.