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New Houston home design shops have much to offer - Houston ChronicleThursday, May 02, 2019
W. Alabama; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or by appointment The Webster Laure Heriard Dubreuil’s clever Galleria shop, The Webster, is carving out some space for home goods now. Parisian architect/designer Stéphane Parmentier will be sourcing inventory for the store, ultimately a collection of unusual and, often, one-of-a-kind pieces that will evolve throughout the year. In addition to a curated collection of art found throughout the boutique, you’ll find hand-blown glass pieces by master artist Laurence Brabant, ceramics/sculptures by Belgian artist Harvey Bouterse, Franz West’s floor lamps, and stools, stained-glass trays and artful tableware from the artisan-based Dragonfly Collection. 5045 Westheimer; open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday Paloma & Co. One of the newest tennants at The Cottages at Matt Camron at Westheimer and Bammel is Paloma & Co., the home decor shop launched by business partners Devon Liedtke and interior designer Paloma Contreras. At their neatly curated store, you’ll find vintage and antique furniture, of course, but the real finds are among their collection of original art and hand-crafted items they source across the U.S. and in their travels. During a recent visit I found sweet porcelain bud vases ($27), linen cocktail napkins ($30) and some fabulous ikat print pillows ($175-$200). 2705 Bammel Lane; open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Roseanette Navarro Interiors Interior designer Roseanette Navarro’s dream for the past 20 years has been to open her own store, and she finally got it. It, too, is located in the Matt Camron cottages. She has exclusive U.S. selling rights to the French Amanda de Montal candles ($80 and $300) and carries a smattering of beautiful throw pillows ($75-$400), coral ($125), crystal pieces ($200) and geodes ($140). You’ll come here for her French and Italian lighting and antiques, including an original Murano gla... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/style/luxe-life/article/New-Houston-home-design-shops-have-much-to-offer-13810864.php
Jewelers’ Love of Flowers Inspires New Sotheby’s Selling Exhibition - WWDWednesday, April 03, 2019
Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels to Shaun Leane and Stephen Webster.“The first flower jewelry was made using real flowers, they’d just put together flowers and wear them on their hair or around their neck. We’ve been using flowers as a motif since jewelry began; really the oldest motifs in jewelry are serpents, tassels and flowers. You’ll never see them go away, contemporary designers are using them even more, it was easier to find the contemporary pieces than the older pieces,” said Frank Everett, sales director of Sotheby’s luxury division and an aficionado of all things floral, having previously worked as a florist and an event planner, where flowers always play a key role.Everett worked alongside British Vogue jewelry editor Carol Walton, who has also published a book on floral jewelry, to curate the exhibition over a period of two years. Their aim was to capture the sheer variety of floral jewels and trace the evolution of the motif over the years.“We tried to hit every maker, every style, every period and every flower,” added Everett, pointing to a pair of 19th-century oversize gold and diamond flower brooches that have been turned into earclips, a vintage Cartier brooch from the Forties and a more modernist Sabba ring featuring a diamond surrounded by turquoise stones to create a flora... https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/jewelers-flowers-inspires-new-sothebys-selling-exhibition-1203098145/
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.
Florist brightens her city with gorgeous floral installations - Aleteia ENWednesday, March 31, 2021
Anne Dickson is working hard to bring joy to the residents of Pittsburgh with pop-up flower displays.Florists have been hard hit by the pandemic. With major events being canceled, a lot of work and profit has dried up. However, one Pittsburgh florist, Anne Dickson, has decided to put her skills and time to good use.Inspired by fellow florist, New Yorker Louis Miller, who’s been creating some stunning “flower flashes” to brighten up New York City, Dickson decided she wanted to spread some floral joy in her own community, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.She started by sharing her gratitude with health workers for all their hard work. So the owner of Fox and the Fleur florists went along to Shadyside’s Family House, where patients and their families can stay together. She brought some bright blooms to decorate the facade of the house with an impressive installation. She also tagged her work “F&F [Heart] Pittsburgh #flower power” in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the home, and added it to her Instagram account to spread a little more joy.From there Dickson created more imp... https://aleteia.org/2021/03/24/florist-brightens-her-city-with-gorgeous-floral-installations/
11-year-old boy gives flowers to King Soopers employees - ABC NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
JJ spends time volunteering to help neighbors with chores such as putting out their trash.With money he made as a dog walker, JJ Witmer bought dozens of flowers for King Soopers employeesA florist at the Brighton King Soopers offered JJ a discount to purchase dozens of flowers, which he spent about 45 minutes sharing with every employee at the store, telling him that he appreciated their hard work. They shared hugs and smiles, and some of the employees teared up.Jody and JJ then went to the Commerce City store, at which they're regulars and know many of the workers.Another shopper stopped JJ and said, "I'm embarrassed to share this, but I just cried listening to you. My wife is a manager of a King Soopers, and this touches me a lot today." JJ handed that man a flower as well.When they got home, Witmer said JJ was happy to have helped dozens of employees that day. She shared their story on Facebook in the hopes it would inspire others to do help spread kindness during difficult times."People are taking action," she said, "and that's awesome."JJ went to two King Soopers locations in Brighton and Commerce City to share flowers with employees... https://abcnews.go.com/US/11-year-boy-flowers-king-soopers-employees/story?id=76708231
Melbourne Florists Feel the Force of the Pandemic - PRNewswireWednesday, March 31, 2021
MELBOURNE, Australia, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- One industry that has been severely affected by prolonged and snap lockdowns is Australia's florists. Local Melbourne flower shops, such as Amazing Graze Flowers, have been forced to discard blooms they could have otherwise sold.Continue ReadingFlower Delivery in MelbourneWhile other industries have also been affected, the florist industry, in particular, is a slave to the nature of its product. Once flowers have been cut, they have a short shelf-life where they either need to be sold or discarded. Lockdowns have put Amazing Graze Flowers and many florists into a less-than-desirable situation as they were forced to get rid of stock ordered in anticipation of flower delivery in Melbourne.The halt of events and weddings also had repercussions for local florists, reducing one of their most profitable revenue streams for close to a year. Now that gatherings are permitted, there are those who are making big orders again. However, local florists say that many have decreased their budget for flowers, opting to have a scaled-back version of the event they'd once imagined.On the other... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/melbourne-florists-feel-the-force-of-the-pandemic-301243018.html
Florists keep busy during pandemic | News, Sports, Jobs - Minot Daily NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
Chrest said.Chrest said although the position can be demanding, one of her most meaningful goals as a florist is to make each customer smile.“It’s a lot of hard work, especially during those extremely long days; But the results achieved at the end of the day are advantageous,” she said.The same went for Niki Nygaard of Flower Central in Minot as her business has been busy during the pandemic since people are steadily sending flowers and plants to their loved ones. “During the week of Mother’s Day, I stood on my feet for over 80 hours designing flowers,” said Nygaard. “Being a florist is fun as it keeps you busy, but it’s very demanding as the holidays are crazy.”When operating during non-holidays, Flower Central regularly staffs nine employees. During holidays Nygaard said she fluctuates due to high demand. To meet the needs of the customers, she employs 16 workers to have more hands available for deliveries and curbside assistance. For example, in the week of Mother’s Day, she had six vans running concurrently each day to help deliver to customers.Following strict guidelines during the pandemic, Flower Center has limited the shop to two to three customers inside at a time. Upon arrival, if customers decline curbside assistance, they are offered rubber gloves or hand sanitizer before entering the shop.“We have to change how we do things now and then,” said Nygaard. “Like when we hand out deliveries, we call ahead to have the customers meet us at the door. We set down the order on their doorstep, so there’s no hand-to-hand contact.”Flower Centrals’ hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.Flower Central, Peony Petals Floral & Gifts and Perfect Petals are gearing up for Memorial Day and the festivities of graduations. Each shop is up and running and ready to deliver special requests for the desired families. Jill Schramm/MDNThrivent Action Team volunteer Abby Haff carries a load of items from a motel room Saturday during cleanup of the grounds and buildings at 1901 S. Broadway, the site of the future Broadway Circle project. Submitted PhotoA B-52 bomber from Minot Air Force Base will fly over medical facilities in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot today for an Air Force Salute to essential workers. Photo by Airman 1st Class Jesse Jenny. Submitted photoIn preparation for Memorial Day next Monday, a Wall of Honor display was erected at the bell tower this past weekend in Rosehill Memorial Park that lists more than 400 names of those who have participated in the annual Wreaths Across America since 2014. A statue of a soldier kneeling by a cross is shown in front of the wall. dt class="gallery-icon lan... https://www.minotdailynews.com/life/business/2020/05/florists-keep-busy-during-pandemic/