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Brooklyn Flower Shop Flourishes, Despite Challenging Year - Brooklyn ReaderWednesday, March 31, 2021
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 her first store.img src="https://i2.wp.com/www.bkreader.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/pix-3-zimerman-phillips-melendez-1024x683.jpg?resize=613%2C409&ssl=1" alt class="wp-image-408701 amp-wp-enforced-sizes i-amphtml-layout-intrinsic i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" width="613" height="409" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.b... https://www.bkreader.com/2021/02/23/brooklyn-flower-shop-flourishes-despite-challenging-year/
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 Constitution a right to same-sex marriage. But what’s often overlook... https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/486124-philadelphia-case-shouldnt-stop-supreme-court-from-taking-floral-artist
A Flower Display in Burlington Honored the COVID-19 Dead - Seven DaysWednesday, March 31, 2021
Vermonters who have died from COVID-19 since the disease struck the state nearly a year ago. "It often feels like we're just talking about numbers and tallies," said creator Jayson Munn, a florist who mainly works weddings and other events. "I thought this was a great opportunity to do it in the public square." Burlington was one of about 80 cities nationwide that hosted an art installation as part of the Floral Heart Project. Created by New York City-based artist Kristina Libby, the idea was to designate March 1 as a national day of mourning to publicly grieve those "lost to and suffering from COVID-19." As of Tuesday, more than 515,000 Americans have died. Munn said one woman he talked to had lost her husband to the disease. She told him that visiting the flower memorial had been the first time she'd publicly grieved his death; both she and Munn "started bawling," he said. He gave her a rose. "It was a really touching, touching moment," Munn said. Daniel "D.J." Boyd of Wilmington was walking down Church Street when he saw a crowd by the display and thought, Gee, only in Burlington do you see a bunch of roses in the street and everyone just walking around taking pictures. Boyd walked over himself and read the sign that Munn had erected explaining the display, "and it just struck me," he said. His uncles, twins Leon and Cleon Boyd, had died of COVID-19 early last April, just six days apart. "It's amazing," Boyd said of the display. "It's a good gesture. It puts it into perspective, you know?" Boyd walked over to Munn and told him he'd lost his uncles. Munn picked up two long-stemmed roses from the bricks, and then handed them to Boyd. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/a-flower-display-in-burlington-honored-the-covid-19-dead/Content?oid=32450871
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.
5 Best Florists in San Antonio?? - Kev's BestWednesday, March 31, 2021
Female Floral Designer. Source: UnsplashBelow is a list of the top and leading Florists in San Antonio. To help you find the best Florists located near you in San Antonio, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.San Antonio’s Best Florists:The top rated Florists in San Antonio are:Oakleaf Florist – perfect gift to convey a person’s messageSpring Garden Flower Shop – delivers top quality floral designsFlowerama – a full-range flower shop attending to the San Antonio localityartistic blooms – uses flowers as a medium for artistic arrangementsOak Hills Florist – family operated floral store since 1978Oakleaf Floristhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BaHaGiSH-Lt/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheetOakleaf Florist offers an array of creative floral designs, bouquets, and flower arrangements. It delivers the perfect gift for any special event. Their birthday flowers help the celebrant enjoy their special moment. Love flowers are romantically arranged to relay the message of passion. Meanwhile, their sympathy and funeral flowers are instrumental in expre... https://kevsbest.com/best-florists-in-san-antonio/
Slaughterhouse Workers Can Now Get Free Job Training to Become Florists - VegNewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), sent a letter to Kim Cordova, president of labor union United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, urging her to encourage workers to become florists in light of the ongoing pandemic and offering for PETA to pay for the necessary job training to make the transition. “Working on the kill floor is a dangerous, dirty, dead-end job,” Newkirk said. “PETA is happy to help budding flower arrangers flee the meat industry for the sake of animals and their own mental health.” Last week, a number of meat companies closed slaughterhouses as an increasing number of workers became infected with COVID-19—a disease thought to have originated from a wet animal market, not dissimilar from a slaughterhouse, in Wuhan, China late last year. Smithfield shuttered its Sioux Falls, SD pig slaughterhouse after 230 workers tested positive, Cargill closed its meat-packaging plant near Hazleton, PA, after reporting 130 positive cases, and JBS temporarily shut down its beef slaughterhouse in Souderton, PA after 17 workers tested positive.Love the plant-based lifestyle as much as we do?Get the BEST vegan recipes, travel, celebrity interviews, product picks, and so much more inside every issue of VegNews Magazine. Find out why VegNews is the world’s #1 plant-based magazine by subscribing today!Subscribe... https://vegnews.com/2020/4/slaughterhouse-workers-can-now-get-free-job-training-to-become-florists
Belvedere Square's Dutch Floral Garden to close permanently - - Baltimore FishbowlWednesday, March 31, 2021
Dobbe-Maher, who is from the Netherlands, moved to Baltimore in the 1990s when she married. Long before she opened her shop, she trained under European master florists in the Netherlands, Germany and England, and brought to her designs a distinctive European aesthetic.She told one customer today that she plans to move to Holland, but not before saying goodbye.“I would like to invite all of my customers to come and give me the opportunity to thank you for all you did for me and my business,” she wrote in her Facebook letter.“We may not be able to hug, but we can smile at each other above our masks. My eyes will tell you that I will miss my flowers a lot, but I will miss you the most.”All merchandise at the store, including display fixtures, is on sale at 40 percent off until the closing on Thursday. Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founding editor and publisher of Baltimore Fishbowl.Latest posts by Susan Dunn (see all)Share the News... https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/belvedere-squares-dutch-floral-garden-to-close-permanently/