Chester Flower Shop News
Build Your Own Bouquet With Rochester's Bar Fiore - Spectrum NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — ?There’s a new mobile merchant roaming Rochester and suburbs to the east and west, bringing fresh, bright and fragrant blooms to an event near you. It’s a build your own bouquet pop-up flower shop called Bar Fiore.What You Need To KnowBar Fiore is a mobile flower shopIt's a horse trailer that's been turned into a fully functional mobile flower barBar Fiore is available to rent for private events?Burned out from her nursing career, Jessie Weiss was inspired to hit the road for something new. She turned a used horse trailer she bought on Facebook Marketplace into what is quite possibly the cutest mobile business you've ever seen. It's a flower trailer full of blooms called Bar Fiore."It was like 20 years old and rusty when I got it, but it's still in pretty good shape," said Weiss. "I bought it from this little family in Naples and I've just been working on it since like October of last year to renovate it and get it already to be a little mobile farm shop. Fiori mea... https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2020/10/12/build-your-own-bouquet-with-rochester-s-mobile-flower-trailer-bar-fiore
The Best Online Flower Delivery Service - The New York TimesSunday, February 28, 2021
After settling on our top picks, we then tested them further by ordering bouquets to be sent to staffers in Los Angeles, New York City, Minneapolis, and Rochester, New York, and had them assess those bouquets using the same criteria. For our 2021 update we ordered bouquets from three additional companies—Costco, Teleflora, and BloomNation. We also re-ordered from our top pick, UrbanStems, to make sure its quality and service were still up to par.Choosing the right delivery service was the biggest factor in receiving a fresh bouquet, but we also found that the quality of the individual arrangements we ordered tended to vary based on location and season. Though we tested our picks in multiple cities, the process of cutting, arranging, and transporting affects every bouquet differently. Although we had one experience with each of these services, yours may be different. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-online-flower-delivery/
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Heritage Antiques’ Main Street location at the time. When that property was sold in 2008, he pulled up stakes and headed to Winchester Road at Midland, where the shop was located for a decade.
In December of 2018, however, the florist company took root in a new spot – one from which he hopes to eventually retire. The building is at 380 E. Second St., on the corner of Eastern Avenue about a block down from Martine’s Pastries. Hein is leasing to buy, with plans to fully take ownership of the building by the end of 2023.
“Of all the buildings I have been in, I love this building best,” he said. “It’s a beautiful two-story, interesting, neat building. The neighbors all thank me for being here.”
Though it lacks some of the “drive by” visibility of his former locations, the quiet, neighborhood-oriented building offers plentiful parking and an ease of coming and going that the busy thoroughfare locations lacked.
With abundant natural light and exposed interior brick walls, the space is full of charm – and flowers, of course. Hein’s selection of flesh blooms range from anemone, delphinium and freesia to calla lilies, pink Tabledance lilies and gerbera daisies, with dahlias, irises and tulips in between.
“I could go on,” Hein said. Small bulb gardens – landscaped with moss and decorated by hand by Hein with miniature garden critters – are popular with his customers this time of year, as the flowers can be planted during the summer and will come back every year.
Almost all his lilies come from Little Miami Flower Co., a wholesaler near Cincinnati.
“We buy a lot from the local wholesalers,” Hein said. “I try to do most of it pretty locally.”
When he opened shop in 1987, he was asked to handle floral arrangements for such charitable events as the Lexington Ball, the Steeplechase Ball in Cincinnati and Beaux Arts Krewe Ball in Birmingham. In more recent years, his work has been seen at the annual Fabby Abbey Ball, a benefit for KET held at Spindletop Hall.
Hein first came to Lexington in 1961 from his home state of Indiana. While attending Evansville College (before it became the University of Evansville) in the late ’50s... https://smileypete.com/community/small-business-spotlight-e-stephen-hein/
Dorchester Florist Welcomes Mother Day As Flower Shops Re-Opens For Holiday - WBURSunday, February 28, 2021
Gov. Charlie Baker is easing restrictions on certain non-essential businesses, including flower shops, just in time for Mother's Day.Donald Lopez owns Lopez the Florist flower shop in Dorchester, which has been in his family for 100 years.He spoke with WBUR's All Things Considered about how business has changed due to the coronavirus and how his shop is complying with the safety rules that allow them to stay open. https://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2020/05/05/massachusetts-coronavirus-mothers-day-stores
Are florists open in Tier 4 in England? - HeartSunday, January 17, 2021
Rother and Hastings;London (all 32 boroughs and the City of London); andthe East of England (Bedford, Central Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough, Hertfordshire, Essex excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring). You can find the information via postcode on https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictionsAre florists open in Tier 1, 2 and 3? Yes, florists can remain open in the other three tiers in England, along with all the other non-essential shops. Now Read: What shops, businesses and venues are open in Tier 4?... https://www.heart.co.uk/news/florists-open-tier-4-england/
Relay: Where Have All The Flowers Gone? - East Hampton StarTuesday, October 11, 2016
The guy in the booth shrugged, gave a weak smile, and turned away. Obviously, they are not as sentimental as I am at the East Hampton Cinema about phone numbers and Peanut Chews. I moved home from Nova Scotia last year, after seven or eight living in Canada, and have spent the last 18 months complaining about changes around town, much to the irritation of my children. I feel like Rip Van Winkle. What happened to the red rosebushes on the fence at Odd Fellows Hall (a.k.a. Gordon Peavy’s dance studio, a.k.a. Eileen Fisher)? How did they become so meager?The matching, velvety-red roses on the fence at the train station? I can guess what happened to those ones: The evergreens someone planted to “beautify” the space parallel to the platform grew so tall while I was away in Canada that the rosebushes no longer get enough sun. The train-station-fence roses are a frail shadow of their former glory. Who is in charge of the roses? Can I write a letter to someone?When did people start calling the East Hampton Town Board the “town council”?Am I the only one who is unhappy with the newfangled Halloween ritual of marching children store to store for trick-or-treating instead of letting them run (somewhat) wild and (relatively) unchaperoned through darkened neighborhoods?I have accustomed myself to the sight of the men and women in pseudo-Moroccan caftans or Vilebrequin swim trunks who whiz down the street on bicycles or skateboards as they simultaneously fiddle with their phones, eyes down, but I do worry I will run one of them over with my car.The parking lots at the ocean beaches this summer were, predictably, even more crowded than they were eight years ago, but, weirdly, the water was emptier. Why aren’t there more swimmers? Do people only swim in pools nowadays?Furthermore, where is the white corn?Winston Churchill — supposedly — said, “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.” I have to admit I must be middle-aged now. I will never be conservative politically, but I’m a radical conservative when it comes to preservation of any sort, even of things like Peanut Chews, the natural-born right of Americans to jaywalk, and telephone area codes.I’d like to turn back time to the summers when small children didn’t wear string bikinis. A functional one-piece maillot or,... http://easthamptonstar.com/Columnists/20161006/Relay-Where-Have-All-Flowers-Gone
Canadian Food Gift Basket Services For The Foodies In Your Life - Huffington Post CanadaTuesday, September 06, 2016
Out of towners that want to get to know a bit more about Canadian cuisine, or the Canadiana fanatic that just can't get enough of local Canadian companies.Company: Sweet Jane's Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Services: Specializing in sweets and special events, Sweet Jane's is a staple in Halifax for all kinds of special occasions. Most gift baskets come in themes, such as "Summer Fiesta" or "Paris Picnic," so you're bound to find at least one basket for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list. Perfect for: Any special occasion.Company: Thirty Bench Wine Club Location: Beamsville, Ontario (Niagara region) Services: Give the gift of a membership to the Thirty Bench Wine Club designed to grant wine lovers access to Small Lot wines based out of the Beamsville Bench in Ontario's Niagara region. Every three months, members receive a shipment of a couple wines with tasting notes about each, and members also receive access to free tastings at the wineries themselves. Perfect for: Wine lovers.Company: Pacific Basket Company Location: Vancouver, B.C. Services: This gift basket company has pretty much every kind of possible basket under the sun, from country living, lemon and BBQ themes to the traditional fruit basket. The site is easy to search and baskets ship out of Vancouver to all over North America. Perfect for: Literally every occasion. Think weddings, welcome home parties, anniversaries, birthdays, baby/wedding showers, gifts for the golf fanatic, sail boat enthusiast and more.Company: Boodles Of Baskets Location: Windsor, Ontario Services: This gift basket service specializes in every kind of food and gift theme imaginable. Find baskets filled with fudge, popcorn, cookies, cakes, candy bouquets and more, and there's even a monthly gift basket club with gifts suited to each holiday or season, so your loved one can receive gifts throughout the year. Perfect for: Someone who doesn't want to think about gift giving throughout the year — it's already covered!Company: Naked Snacks Location: Vancouver, B.C. Services: This snack delivery company sends out wholesome, healthy snacks to your office for a special treat during your work day! You can send a single box or get a three-month or six-month plan which includes five bags of snacks, or 20 portions containing everything from ch... http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/08/31/food-gift-baskets-canada_n_11787682.html
Dean's Flowers owner has thorny experience with Google AdWords - CBC.caThursday, February 18, 2016
Google search for the 97-year-old business, deansflowers.ns.ca is not the first result that pops up on the screen.Three other businesses, that read as Local Dean Florist, Halifax Flowers Delivery and Nova Scotia Florists are top searches that appear on the page."When people do a Google search [for Dean's Flowers] a website that looks like it should be us and says it's locally owned and operated comes up so they place their order," said Holly Winchester, owner of Dean's Flowers, about flowershopping.com.Winchester said she hears from customers who mistakenly do business with other sites after a bad experience, either with the quality of their order or paying in U.S. dollars for what they believe is a Canadian sale."When people are dissatisfied with the service [from these other companies] they call us to complain and they say I ordered a $100 flower arrangement and you charged me $135," said Winchester. Google AdWords give some a leg upThe first three sites that pop up have purchased Google AdWords, a feature sold by Google that allows companies to purchase key search words, which give them prominence in Google searches.That's the main reason Dean's Flowers is fourth on the list when customers try to find it online."If you scroll down the web page you might find us but people think when they see this website that they're on our site," said Winchester.Peter Sickles, owner of Alphasearch, a search engine optimization company, told CBC News there is nothing illegal... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/online-shopping-google-ads-1.3420914
A Snowstorm Can't Stop Halifax's Flowers From Blooming - Huffington Post CanadaThursday, July 16, 2015
The first day of spring is coming to Nova Scotia, whether nature allows it or not.Neville MacKay of Halifax floral shop My Mother's Bloomers had seen flowers on March 19 every year leading up to the present day.And he'd be damned if he was going to let snow stop them this year.Instead of waiting for massive piles of snow to clear from his yard, he painted some lovely flowers over top of them and gave people some respite from a miserable winter that just won't seem to end.The photos were posted to his Facebook page, where they had drawn nearly 600 shares as of Friday afternoon.There are so many ways you can deal with winter. You can let it bury you, depress you and ruin your day. But you can also turn it something beautiful.Way to go, Neville! Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On TwitterALSO ON HUFFPOST:CloseAdvertisement... http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/03/20/halifax-snowstorm-flowers_n_6910912.html