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Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
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, he got an offer to become an ice skating instructor in Terre Haute, Indiana. Then he was hired by Crystal Ice Palace, located in Lexington’s new Gardenside Shopping Center, in 1961. The developers of the center, Pierson-Trapp Co., operated the outdoor skating facility in winter and had a swim club called Cabana Club during the summertime, both of which closed around 1964.
Those same developers invited Hein to join as a managing partner in the Villager Gift Shop, he said. For several years, Hein ran the retail store: a bridal registry shop with gifts, antiques, an art gallery and framing department. The Villager Gift Shop was advertised in national magazines like House & Garden and House Beautiful, and gave Hein his first experience buying beautiful silk flowers, which had become available to the gift market “just after the horrible episode of awful plastic flowers for homes,” he recalled. By the time he changed the name of the shop to E. Stephen Hein, Inc., customers were coming in requesting silk flower arrangements en masse.
“I had to do an arrangement like I knew what I was doing,” Hein said with a laugh, recalling his early foray into floral arranging.
Over the next two decades, the gift shop in Gardenside closed and Hein became involved with a couple of other businesses and jobs, including a stint at W.P. Pemberton & Sons Greenhouses.
“I didn’t know what was going on with that shop, but I thought I wouldn’t mind going in to learn the flower shop business,” he said. It turned out that they were looking for a manager. Building off his experience with silk flower arrangements, he soon learned how to work with natural flowers and plants, and in 1987, he left Pemberton’s to open his own shop.
Today, Hein’s floral shop has turned into a true family affair, with his granddaughter, Kelsey Hein Smith, having worked alongside him since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. A floral designer and the store’s social media manager, Smith calls her grandfather PoPo – except during business hours.
“It’s weird to call him Steve,” she admitted.
Thoughtful, artistic expression has always been appreciated in the floral business, and remains a staple of Hein’s business model. While centerpieces and corsages are less common than they were at the start of his business, sending flowers across town – or even across the country – remains a popular action, and Hein can help with both. Some of his loyal clients utilize his services not only for local flower delivery but also to coordinate out-of-state arrangements for funerals or special occasions.
“We know what to say to the other florist, the dos and don’ts of what to use and what not to use,” Hein said, explaining that his clients appreciate his specific aesthetic. His penchant for communicating the specifics of that aesthetic when “calling out” orders to other florists hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the shop has often been lauded for orders that Hein helps coordinate across the country.
Former and fellow florists have also expressed their gratitude to Hein over the years.
“They have told me that when I set up shop in Lexington in 1987, I raised the bar for what florists do to make a show with their flower arrangements,” he said. “I thought that was a very nice compliment. https://smileypete.com/community/small-business-spotlight-e-stephen-hein/
Lexington florist works her 66th Valentine's Day - WKYTThursday, March 12, 2020
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington florist who's been in business since 1954 is ready for the biggest day on her calendar, Valentine's Day. "Well, 66 this is my 66th Valentine working at the flower shop," Carol Mitchell said. (WKYT) Employees at Carol Lynn Originals and Events worked hard to get those orders out. Meanwhile, the delivery driver mapped out the most efficient route on the busiest day for this flower shop. They've been there done that on this day of love, but there's one woman that has the flower power to push through. "Well, 66 this is my 66th Valentine working at the flower shop," Carol Mitchell said. Mitchell has been working at the shop since 1954. In her time working around the roses, she's seen changes in the floral business. No... https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Lexington-florist-works-her-66th-Valentines-Day-567887511.html
Easter 2021 gift guide: Luxury presents for him, her, children and the home | Hers | Style - Luxury LondonWednesday, March 31, 2021
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Online Florist M FLORIST Takes Flower Arrangement to a New Height - Taiwan NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
Dishing Out Lifelike Flower Cake and Pop Art Bouquets in New Birthday Collection HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 March 2021 - Premium Hong Kong online florist M FLORIST is proud to present a new innovative and pop art-inspired birthday flower collection to indulge all birthday stars. M FLORIST is a leading online florist specialises in creating high-quality and tasteful flower arrangements galore for all kinds of occasions. Sourcing only the freshest flowers and finest seasonal stems from around the globe, all selected blooms are carefully crafted and handled with care by the professional florist team at M FLORIST. The online flower shop boasts a wide array of contemporary and stylish flower products with elegant floral designs and luxurious packaging, serving up quality flowers and bouquets as pampering gifts to heighten the beloved's day or affordable luxury for self-indulgence. The assortment of flowers come in various categories to satisfy any type of floral need - bouquets to convey love and thoughts, flower b... https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4163903
10 Best Spring Flowers to Plant of Display - Gotham MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Tulips grow best with full or afternoon sun and water weekly. The tulip planting process begins in November, so if you want a simple but beautiful display, your best bet is to stop by your nearest florist.DaffodilsDaffodils are an easy perennial flower grown in most regions of North America, excepting the hottest and most humid. If planting, begin in the winter so blooms can arrive at the start of spring. Water when the weather is dry. If kept in a vase, they should be kept alone, as their stems release a liquid that can wilt other flowers. We recommend a bouquet of golden ducat, petit four and rip van winkle - all types of daffodils.HyacinthsKnown for their intense fragrance and bright colors, Hyacinths are the perfect spring flower. They do well in full sun and require frequent watering if there's no regular rain. They come in a wide variety of colors, from Blue Jacket, to blue-purple, Carnegie, pure white, City of Haarlem, buttery yellow, Delft Blue, soft blue, Jan Bos and fuchsia.ForsythiaBelonging to the olive family, Forsythia are low-maintenance flowering shrubs that grow quickly in an upright, arching form. They can grow to be up to 10 feet tall, so if planting, choose your spot wisely. Forsythia grow best with at least six hours of direct sun and moderately moist soil, so only water if experiencing a drought.RhododendronRhododendrons are often tubular, funnel or bell-shaped and very fragrant. These beauties do well in climates with adequate rainfall and moist springs and summers, so water pretty frequently if you live in a dry area. Place your rhododendrons in a slightly shaded area, but avoid deep shade or full sun.See also: The 5 Best Yoga Mats to Unroll in 2021PeoniesPeonies typically loom from late spring to early summer, depending on your location and variety. There are six variations of Peonies, including anemone, single, Japanese, semi-double, double, and bomb. The sweet fragrances ... https://gothammag.com/best-spring-flowers
Earth Within Flowers A Florist in Missoula MT, Announces Valentine's Day Promotion - PR WebWednesday, March 31, 2021
February 02, 2021 Earth Within Flowers, a flower shop in Missoula, Montana, is pleased to announce its Valentine’s Day flower promotion. Melissa the florist, is encouraging local residents to begin the season by planning the best Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones. Earth Within Flowers customers can enjoy savings on flowers this Valentine’s day by visiting the website https://earthwithin.com to order ahead of time. Nothing will make one’s sweetheart’s day complete quite like a bouquet of flowers. No matter if a person opts for dried flower bouquets or locally grown flower arrangements, a Valentine’s Day flower delivery is an excellent way to tell someone how much they love you.Earth Within Flowers is a flower shop that provides wedding arrangements and flower delivery services to send gifts to anyone in Missoula and surrounding areas. The flower delivery services are elegant, and use the regional beauty of Montana. Customers will be thrilled on this upcoming special day of the year to receive a beautiful arrangement or bouquet of flowers. The flower shop invites everyone to feel the dreamy atmosphere of love and make the month of February a celebratory day to spend with their loved ones. According to Melissa Lafontaine, “To celebrate the coming Valentine’s Day, Earth Within Flowers – Missoula’s biggest supplier of freshly sourced flowers – is proud to provide an assortment of flower and gift ideas that will add beauty and joy to you and your special someone’s Valentine’s experience.”Interested people can check out their official website for available flowers... https://www.prweb.com/releases/earth_within_flowers_a_florist_in_missoula_mt_announces_valentines_day_promotion/prweb17701384.htm
Fleurs de Villes: Free self-guided walk through downtown Vancouver's Christmas floral trail - Vancouver Is AwesomeWednesday, March 31, 2021
December with a stroll in downtown Vancouver highlighted by 30 beautiful fresh floral installations.It's the second annual Fleurs de Villes Noel Vancouver, a holiday celebration featuring top florists from around the city and their stunning displays, set up along Robson and Alberni streets. Use the map to follow the 'Floral Trail' as you walk past the stunning creations, displayed outdoors for all to enjoy. Be sure to adhere to social distancing best practices as you enjoy your self-guided stroll.Fluers de Villes takes places at various times of year in cities across the globe, from London to Seattle, as well as in several Canadian cities. Other Fleurs de Villes events have been curated around Vancouver over the past few years, though this is the second time there's been a Christmastime display. (Great news, too, as Fleurs de Villes has pinned down June dates for a return to Robson and Alberni with springtime blooms!)Running December 4 through 13, Fleurs de Villes Noel is a chance to get some fresh air and exercise, do a little shopping, and enjoy the talents of our local florists.You'll find the map and details about each of the presenting florists online here.Here are some images of last y... https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/events-and-entertainment/walk-free-floral-trail-pop-up-installations-fleurs-de-villes-christmas-vancouver-2020-3152912