Laguna Flower Shop News
2017's quirky news: plastic coyotes, a foul flower, a porn prank and more - Los Angeles TimesTuesday, January 02, 2018
One of the coyotes is named Wile E., of course. His friends are Bugs, Elmer, Sylvester, Yosemite, Taz, Marvin and Babs.Nearly nude burglar raids dancewear shopLaguna Beach police in May arrested a man suspected of breaking into a boutique that sells exotic dancewear for women.A surveillance video showed a man, clad only in tiny undies, grabbing items in the Delicate Illusions shop on South Coast Highway.The store owner told officers that more than $1,400 worth of merchandise and cash was taken during the burglary, which occurred while the business was closed.Officers arrested Reese Westenberger, 53, on suspicion of burglary, grand theft and vandalism.“Surveillance footage is priceless,” the Police Department tweeted. “#caughtwithhispantsdown.”Reagan statue’s move ruffles some feathersA life-size bronze statue of Ronald Reagan owned by the city of Newport Beach got some high-profile new digs during the fall.Then-Mayor Kevin Muldoon said in April that the Reagan likeness had been vandalized and neglected at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, where it had been on display since 2011. He suggested moving it to a place more fitting of a former president: the sculpture garden in Civic Center Park outside City Hall.The relocation, completed in September, drew criticism from some residents who felt it was a partisan statement and wasn’t done with enough public input.The statue is near the Civic Center’s colony of giant concrete bunnies.Corpse flower bloomsVisitors to Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa could stop and smell the roses. Or they could sniff the titan arum, better known as the corpse flower for reasons that become apparent to anyone standing downwind.The flower, said to reek like rotten fish, sweaty socks or roadkill, put on its show in June, drawing ... http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-odd-news-20180102-story.html
Casa Romantica's summer exhibit highlights 8000 flowers, succulents suspended from ceiling - OCRegisterTuesday, June 20, 2017
You really have to come in and see it in person,” said Berenika Schmitz, executive director at the cultural center.“It was even more beautiful in person,” Courtney Seliga of Laguna Hills said after viewing the hanging floral display that fills two gallery rooms. “It was like walking through a fairy tale.”For the first time in its 15 years as a cultural center, Casa Romantica is hosting an art exhibit consisting of 8,000 freshly cut blooms – flowers, succulents and mixed other organic media – suspended from the ceiling.“Casa Coastal” is the brainchild of Rebecca Louise Law, an artist from London, England, whose speciality is using natural media. And it’s local, made from blooms grown in the area.Brady, left, and Liz Kroupe traveled all the way from San Francisco to see Casa Romantica Cultural Center’s art exhibition created out of 8,000 flower blooms and plants which opened Friday, June 9, 2017. (Photo by Rod Veal, Contributing Photographer)Anh Tran, left, and Savannah Calderon, both 6-year-olds from Irvine, walk through the Casa Romantica Cultural Center’s art exhibition Friday, June 9, 2017. (Photo by Rod Veal, Contributing Photographer)Micah Nameroff, from left, of San Clemente poses with mom Michael Ann Nameroff and grandmother Mimi Lederman inside Casa Romantica Cultural Center’s art exhibit... http://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/13/casa-romanticas-summer-exhibit-highlights-8000-flowers-succulents-suspended-from-ceiling/
After A Decade, Hayes Valley Flower Shop Birch To Shutter - HoodlineTuesday, June 13, 2017
According to tipster Elena K., birch—the flower shop on Hayes and Laguna—is set to close its doors at the end of the month. "After having had great success opening and running birch as a retail shop for the past decade, it is with a hint of bittersweetness that I inform you that June 30th will be that last day of birch in its retail form," store owner Torryne Choate wrote on her website.A store closing sale will start on June 17th.Choate decided to close the shop because she has "accomplished what I set out to do." The showroom enabled her to get to know her customers and work with clients ranging from high fashion (Alexander Wang, Bulgari, Vogue, Elle Decor) to food (Blue Bottle) and tech (Google).But while birch may be closing, it won't be the last time fans will hear from the Hayes Valley flower store. "Birch will now operate as a floral and design studio, meaning that birch will continue to provide all of its floral services without a storefront," Choate told us. She added that she will continue to operate out of Hayes Valley, where she has been... http://hoodline.com/2017/06/after-a-decade-hayes-valley-flower-shop-birch-to-shutter
Can you keep that Easter bunny and other creatures at home? Cities, HOAs, have rules - OCRegisterTuesday, April 18, 2017
HOA to determine pet rules. HOA rules prevail.A representative from Mission Viejo Animal Services, which serves Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, and Rancho Santa Margarita, said there is no limit to other “domestic” animals such as rabbits, turtles, guinea pigs, birds, iguanas, tarantulas, or bearded dragons.However, if your collection of uncontrolled critters becomes a public nuisance (via excessive noise or foul odors), a law enforcement officer may pay you a visit to check out your situation. They judge on a case by case basis and are looking at the specifics of the public nuisance, as well as signs of humane (or inhumane) treatment of the animals, to determine the indicated course of action.As with any pet you keep at home, if a bunny recently joined your family, be sure to have a plan for proper care, be aware of whose rules you need to follow, and be courteous to your neighbors.Please note, ferrets are illegal in the state of California. http://www.ocregister.com/2017/04/15/easter-bunnies-welcome-dogs-and-cats-not-so-much/
Holistic Travel: Flower-Based Beauty - Paste MagazineTuesday, April 11, 2017
South of France, such as Spa by L’Occitane at Château de Valmer, a former winery mansion surrounded by 12 acres of woodland not far from Saint-Tropez.Over in Southern California, Spa Montage Laguna Beach is also looking to its wildflower-filled coastline for a more foraged type of treatment this spring. Flowers here serve two healing purposes. Floral essences start the relaxation process with a bout of aromatherapy before heated flower poultices form a massage compress designed to restore balance to the body, as well as relieve any aches and pains. Next comes the Seven Flower Ritual, where floral oils are incorporated into a neroli flower scalp massage to ease tension, followed by a softening foot massage of jasmine and orange extract.Image: courtesy of Spa Montage Laguna BeachThe city of Carlsbad, meanwhile, is celebrating its flower-lined fields during the first Petal to Plate celebration, a 10-day flower-themed festival kicking off April 20 with events from field-to-vase dinners 125-seat dinner party popping up in field of Persian buttercup flowers—to floral spa treatments.Image: courtesy of Spa Montage Laguna BeachAt the Ocean Crest Spa at Cape Rey Carlsbad, many of the products are already organic, vegan and sea-based, but in honor of the flower festivities, the spa is introducing an 80-minute hibiscus-centered scrub and massage. The treatment incorporates hibiscus flower petals along with other flower essences, oils and Dead Sea salt that’s the perfect precursor to a floral mimosa cocktail at the restaurant. After sipping on some bubbly, finish off the day with a floral version of a cheese board: a plate of foraged goodies like lavender and wild fennel pollen goat cheese, wildflower honey, sprouted sunflower crostini, and hibiscus sorbet, making your Hibiscus-filled day come full circle from massage to meal.Lane Nieset is a freelance travel writer based out of Miami, Florida.
Taos event planner helps make holidays, weddings about you - taosnewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
Margaret Vitulli married her high school sweetheart, Richard Palmer, 30 years ago. The couple raised two children. Daughter Paisley, 27, received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque and her M.A. at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She is an archaeologist for an environmental company and plans to marry Matthew De Freese in Hawaii on Dec. 16. The Palmers' son, Allen, 25, completed his bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In April, he wed his wife, Serenah. The couple lives in San Antonio, where he serves in the Air Force as a commissioned officer.Personal interestsPalmer prefers to live in the moment, and loves sharing stories. The frequent volunteer helped with hockey, soccer, tennis, drama, fundraising and many activities in the schools, including substitute teaching. She supports the Taos County Chamber of Commerce as a member and an ambassador. "I like to stay involved with town things, and that includes political campaigns," said Palmer.As frequent travelers, the Palmers visited Europe and Russia and have gone American river boat cruising. The couple enjoys traveling with family. Anticipated future vacation spots include Alaska, Machu Picchu and Africa.In this season of Thanksgiving, Palmer said she is grateful. "I give thanks for another day in paradise. I live in a wonderful place. Our children received a good education in the Taos schools and they continue to come to Taos whenever possible. I love to spend time with family and travel the world. The Taos sunsets are the best. I love my life here with my husband - who's my best friend." ... https://www.taosnews.com/stories/know-your-neighbor-margaret-palmer,60914?
How Much Does a Wedding Cost on Average?Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Geography matters, too. Getting married in New Mexico only costs, on average, $17,000 according to The Knot. But if you get married in New York City (Manhattan), expect to pay around $76,944. Your head-count matters regardless of budget. The cost of a larger wedding, with 100 people or more, is significantly more than that of an intimate wedding. According to the website CostofWedding.com, 50% of couples keep their wedding costs below $15,000 by opting for an intimate wedding. Yet invite 100 or more guests for a larger wedding, and you're looking at costs totaling twice as much (or more, if you're getting hitched in a big city like San Francisco or New York City). Traditional Wedding Cost Splits Wedding traditions, at least from a financial point of view, haven't changed much over the years. Exhibit "A" is having the bride's family pay the most for the wedding. According to The Knot, the bride's family pays 45% of all wedding costs. Right behind the bride's mom and dad are the actual newlyweds, who contribute 41% of wedding costs. The groom's family pitches in, too, paying 13% of total wedding costs. While traditions remain strong, figuring out who pays for a wedding can be somewhat complicated, given that so many people are getting married (and remarried) later in life. Historically, here's a list of who pays for what in a traditional wedding. It's an important piece of knowledge, considering that you'll need to set up a wedding budget beforehand, and you'll want to know who's paying for individual wedding costs. What the Bride's family traditionally pays for: The reception, complete with drinks, food, music and a wedding cake The wedding ceremony, including flowers and any special decorations The bride's wedding gown The photographer and videographer Limousine or special transportation to the wedding and reception What the Groom's family traditionally pays for: The wedding rehearsal dinner Wedding gifts for the bride and groom What the Bride traditionally pays for: The wedding ring for the groom Any wedding gift for the groom The bride's hairstyling and make-up Wedding gifts for her bridesmaids What the Groom traditionally pays for: The bride and groom's marriage license The bride's engagement ring The honeymoon Any wedding gift for his groomsme... https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/education/how-much-does-wedding-cost-14693474
3rd day of Eddy County Fair features flowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Eddy County Fair Community Center, where children designed floral arrangements to be judged the next day by a panel of nationally-accredited horticulture judges from around New Mexico. Members of the Artesia Garden Club, mostly elementary school students, were hard at work Wednesday to craft their creations in hopes of winning the contest. The Artesia Garden Club was awarded first place in both national and regional horticulture competitions last year, hosted by National Garden Clubs Inc. and New Mexico Garden Clubs. President Julie Foster said getting children involved in the craft is more important than ever in the modern age. And designing the arrangements provided a constructive break betw... https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/local/2018/07/25/day-3-eddy-county-fair/837799002/
Head-To-Head Survey: FTD Companies (FTD) versus Inergy (CEQP) - Macon DailyWednesday, April 11, 2018
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