Hollis Flower Shop News
Hollister flower shop under new ownershipMonday, October 01, 2018
On Aug. 1, Precious Petals of downtown Hollister came under new ownership. Now known as Expressions Floral, Lisa Filice and her husband Michael bought the business after the previous owners let them know they would be retiring.Lisa, who originally worked in a pediatrician’s office, came into the floral industry after a patient’s father asked her to work for him in his wholesale flower business.Stating that she “fell in love with everything” about the profession, more than 10 years later The Filices own their own wholesale flower company, wedding and events division, as well as Frank’s Garden Florist shop in Gilroy.Working within San Benito County for weddings and knowing people in the area, purchasing Precious Petals felt like the next step for the Filices.“Hollister is a growing area and it felt like a natural addition,” Lisa stated. “We are excited to become more involved in the community and work with local organizations.”The new owners plan to get to know the communi... https://benitolink.com/features/hollister-flower-shop-under-new-ownership
Business in bloom - Hollister Free LanceWednesday, March 14, 2018
The shop is a perfect addition to the little town. I am so proud of her and her undertaking—she is fearless.”The San Jose native, who has lived in Hollister since 1997, always had affinity toward event planning. As a stay-at-home-mom, she took pleasure in planning school fundraisers and parties for her children, Bradley and Amanda, now 22 and 21.“I just love putting parties together,” she says.Working in restaurants, and at the Santa Clara Convention Center, gave her the hospitality experience she needed to begin coordinating events for Fox Creek Ranch, which is owned by Laurie and Florian Barth.“I helped Laurie with a couple of weddings that she already had set up,” Christin explains. “After that first year, she said, ‘I don’t want to do any of this—I just want you to do all of it.’”Christin accepted the challenge.And by taking it, a new business opportunity opened up for her at The Lemon Grove, which was recently opened on Southside Road in Hollister, and owned by Ty and Janet Lompa.Christin says, at the request of the Lompas, her company has taken over their events as well.And now, she has a new business with The Flower Girl—a shop with something for everyone.For locals, she has fresh flowers in bunches, where people can pick out flowers they want in an arrangement. And for the tourists visiting the town, she sells plants and homemade items.She also has arranged bouquets in cellophane to take home, and balloons for birthdays or cheer-me-ups.She also carries cards—but not just ordinary cards.Christin has gone to great lengths to ensure they aren’t ones you find at the nearest drugstore.“I put a thing out on Facebook saying I was looking for local people that make cards and want to sell them,” she says.“I got a whole bunch of responses on that; it was fantastic. Right now I have four different people that I am showcasing—they have very unique, very beautiful cards. And they’re all $5 or less, which is nice for handmade card.”As for her future goals, Christin and Greg plan on offering La Casa Rosa as an event venue, with her flowers being part of the “package.”“I really just want to be Leal,” she laughs. “I actually just want to follow behind him and pick up his little crumbs. I just want to be a kind of mini Leal.”All joking aside, Christin is serious with her ultimate business vision within the town of San Juan Bautista. And part of that vision entails the renovation of La Casa Rosa.“This town really needs more restaurants,” she says. “There are four different places in town that serve alcohol and don’t have food. We really want to do a venue that’s easy to deliver; we’re going to do tapas plates and gourmet sliders, and salads, something that’s totally different for this town, and also easy to do a delivery service to the other places here on Third Street that need food.”Margot Tankersley, owner of Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor in San Juan Bautista, has been impressed with Christin’s drive to succeed.“She’s gonna be a really good asset to San Juan Bautista,” Tankersley says.“She just seems like a real go-getter and willing to put the extra effort in. And that’s what’s gonna make her great.”Tankersley is not the only person in town who is excited to have Christin and her shop in town.The day before she first...
Newest Moscow flower shop achieves couple's ambition - The Daily EvergreenTuesday, January 16, 2018
CloseTony Niccoli, a Little Shop of Florals owner, explains his excitement with the shops recent popularity Thursday in Moscow at Little Shop of Florals.LUKE HOLLISTER The Daily EvergreenLUKE HOLLISTER The Daily EvergreenTony Niccoli, a Little Shop of Florals owner, explains his excitement with the shops recent popularity Thursday in Moscow at Little Shop of Florals.Marco McCray, Evergreen reporterJanuary 12, 2018Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailClose Modal WindowHang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.CloseClose Modal WindowEmail This StorySend EmailCancelNew flower shop recently opened in downtown Moscow, fulfilling the lifelong dream of a passionate local couple.Owned and operated by Tony and Heather Niccoli, the Little Shop of Florals, located at 111 2nd Street in Moscow, opened Jan. 1.Heather has worked in several flower shops over the years in both the U.S. and Europe. Tony said he always enjoys surprising Heather with flowers and watching her rearrange them to her liking. He also had Heather teach him different flower arrangements so he could do it on his own after they opened their shop.Heather grew up in Moscow, while Tony spent his childhood in Ohi...
PHOTOS: Fresh flowers for Ashland Farmers Market - MetroWest Daily NewsTuesday, September 26, 2017
MetroWest Daily NewsPHOTOS: Fresh flowers for Ashland Farmers MarketMetroWest Daily NewsBrittany Overshiner, owner of Upswing Farm on the Ashland Holliston line, loads her truck with flowers after picking and cutting Friday morning. Friday's batch is destined for sale at Saturday's Ashland Farmers Market. [Daily News Staff Photo/Ken McGagh].and more »... http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/photogallery/WL/20170908/NEWS/908009981/PH/1
Livingston's digitally painted flowers are real and unreal - Local XpressTuesday, March 28, 2017
Zola's Le Ventre de Paris. A huge wall drawing of a nest of feathers will only last for the duration of the show.The gallery, 1273 Hollis St., Halifax, is open Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...
Sit Down with Amy McCord Jones of Flower Moxie - Invest CourierWednesday, December 02, 2020
After buying the flowermoxie.com domain in 2014, Amy McCord Jones has grown Flower Moxie into a thriving online business. Along with Amy, four other women run the business, based in Oklahoma City.Under Amy McCord Jones’ leadership, Flower Moxie maintains a cheeky and inclusive company culture. They want every bride that hires them to feel that their weddings are special, because they are. You don’t have to shell out a boatload of cash to celebrate your wedding. In the company’s words, your wedding “still counts even if it doesn’t include a sword juggler or Sia swinging on a chandelier.”Amy McCord Jones also takes great pride in running Flower Moxie as a responsive company. After all, responding to customers promptly is an essential quality of a successful online business. You can check up on the company to make sure you get your florist-grade flowers on time.As a veteran wedding planner, Amy McCord Jones will make sure you get the flowers want, through Flower Moxie. Read more inspiring interviews with successful entrepreneurs here. Jerome Knyszewski: Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’Amy McCord Jones: Have you seen the Hulu bum-clencher, Pen15? Add Christian rap and poor country girl to Anna Konkle’s character and you’ll understand the allure of my younger self.My backstory does not resemble a ladder, a straight path, or a ‘get your degree and enter the job market’ sitch. It’s much more of a 20+ years of pent-up underdog rumbling around in my tummy kind of story.Nobody expected much from me as a kid. I wasn’t a strong student or particularly ‘hawt.’ I had bologna in my school lunches, never Lunchables. I have only recently admitted to sewing imposter Guess labels into my mom-made jeans. But I have grown stupidly proud of my scrappy nobody existence. When you have nothing to lose, you f*cking leap.I was curious, prone to boredom, high... https://www.investcourier.com/interviews/14774/sit-down-with-amy-mccord-jones-of-flower-moxie/
Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Capt. Bailey’s last years. Gracie would go on to serve Mrs. Bailey in her last years.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/
Specialty florist Mia Fiori moves to new Plano location - Community Impact NewspaperMonday, August 24, 2020
Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News. ... https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/plano/impacts/2020/08/24/specialty-florist-mia-fiori-moves-to-new-plano-location/
Flowering trees in full bloom - Westside Eagle ObserverThursday, April 02, 2020
Another tree with colorful blooms is the eastern redbud, the state tree of Oklahoma, with its reddish-violet flowers, showcased in downtown Decatur around the depot and log cabin area, as well as in many places in Gravette, Gentry and the surrounding area.Take a little time with the family to explore the beauty that springtime has to offer. Whether it be trees, bushes or simple houseplants, all are here to savor and enjoy.General News on 04/01/2020... https://www.eagleobserver.com/news/2020/apr/01/flowering-trees-in-full-bloom-20200401/