Breckenridge Flower Shop News
A florist's advice for saving money on flowers - WTSP 10 NewsSunday, February 11, 2018
We expect you to have questions."It's helpful to understand, that pricing is not standardized in the floral industry, says Kayle Walker Burns, owner of Petal and Bean Floral & Event Planning in Breckenridge, Colo. What one florist charges likely is different from other florists, and you also can expect differences if you buy flowers at a grocery store, online or from a local florist.We asked professional florists to share their top tips for buying bouquets and other items during flower-centric holidays and events.Preorder for your best chance to get what you want.According to the Society of American Florists, the ideal window for preordering flowers is three to 10 days. Preordering helps florists make sure they have the right and freshest flowers for the consumers - and ensure first availability. The closer you purchase flowers to the holiday, the greater chance of availability and the price may be affected. Valentine's Day is on a Wednesday this year, so florists expect more flower purchases in lieu of spending a weekday evening out. People are too busy with life and jobs, unlike when the holiday falls on a weekend, Drummond says.When you preorder, especially with a florist in a resort town like where Burns' shop is located in Colorado, you can be more specific in terms of what flowers you want. If you wait for the day before, or day of the holiday or special occasion, you might be limited to what the shop has on hand or the florists' choice, Burns says.For weddings, Heather Cole, owner and designer of Forever Cole Events in Oklahoma City, says it's best for couples to plan six to nine months in advance so she can secure flowers from her farm suppliers. Pictures on the internet can be deceiving.Florists know busy consumers might want to save time by purchasing flowers online or on the phone. But they encourage people to come into their shops to make the best decision when purchasing a gift or arrangem... http://www.wtsp.com/article/money/magnify-money/a-florists-advice-for-saving-money-on-flowers/507-515969923
Going with tradition on Valentine's Day? Choose gifts with a fresh and local twist - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Louisville Magazine for the Best Florist in Louisville award. It offers a Lucky in Love bouquet that is a couple of pooches made out of flowers.Nanz and Kraft Florists with three locations (Breckenridge Lane, Brownsboro Road and Dixie Highway) is a one-stop shop for Valentine’s Day. In addition to a selection of traditional rose bouquets, they offer all kinds of other Valentine’s bouquets. There is also a selection of gift baskets, such as ones that are UL- or UK-themed, baskets that contain hand-picked rose petals, and a Just Junk basket that contains sweet and salty snacks. Activity baskets are available for kids on your list, so they don’t feel left out.The Old Louisville Flower Studio on 1217 S. 4th St. offers elegant and original flower arrangements, along with custom displays and a variety of gift baskets.For the Sweet ToothSpeaking of sweets, our area happens to be blessed with several top places from which to purchase candy in all its glorious forms. Muth’s Candies, at 630 E. Market St., has been around since the 1920s. Perusing their selection of handmade chocolates, caramels and brittles is like stepping back in time.Just across the bridge in Jeffersonville (347 Spring St.) is G.A. Schimpff’s Confectionery. This store also has a long history — it began in its present location in 1891 — and also boasts one of the few candy museums in the United States. While just walking around the place could be a Valentine’s treat itself (they offer tours), you can find just about any candy your heart desires, including some local treats such as Schimpff’s signature Red Hots, Modjeskas and Hard Fish candies.Cellar Door Chocolates was the Official Chocolate Sponsor of the 67th Emmy Awards. Its owner, Erika Chavez-Graziano, was a graduate research assistant at Uof...
Find ideas for a Valentine's Day to remember - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Valentine’s Day or any day of the year. If you’re looking for something other than roses, choose a themed gift basket.Nanz & Kraft Florists is a Louisville staple with three locations: Breckenridge Lane, Brownsboro Road and Dixie Highway. It’s a one-stop shop for Valentine’s Day because, in addition to a selection of traditional rose bouquets, the florist offer all kinds of other bouquets fit for the occasion. They even offer a UofL- or UK-themed basket for the sports-minded.Schmitt’s Florist, at 5050 Poplar Level Road, is a family-owned florist that has a nice selection of rose bouquets for all budgets.Susan’s Florist, on 2731 Preston Hwy., has been a finalist multiple times in the Louisville Magazine for the Best Florist in Louisville award. You can check out some of their offerings on their site.The Old Louisville Flower Studio on 1217 S. 4th St. offers elegant and original flower arrangements, along with custom displays and a variety of gift baskets.Candies and chocolatesIf your sweetie likes sweets, you’re both in for a treat because you’ll find some of the best confectioneries and chocolatiers in our area.Muth’s Candies, at 630 E. Market, and Schimpff’s Confectionery just across the bridge in Jeffersonville, are two of the oldest candy stores in the country. Perusing their selection of handmade chocolates, caramels and brittles is like stepping back in time.Cellar Door Chocolates was the Official Chocolate Sponsor of the 67th Emmy Awards. This business was founded by a UofL graduate student who wanted to sell the truffles she often made for friends and family. You’ll find locations in Butchertown Market, downtown Louisville and Oxmoor Center.If your loved one enjoys chocolat...
7 gift-wrapping tips from the pros - Journal Gazette and Times-CourierTuesday, December 20, 2016
MARY BETH BRECKENRIDGE, Tribune News Service WriterSo you survived another Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now all your fabulous finds need wrapping.It’s just a hunch, but we’re guessing that’s not your favorite part of the holidays.Relax. The wrap artists at Apropos gift shop in Wadsworth, Ohio, are about to make the job a little easier.The shop is renowned for its gift wrapping, which is complimentary with purchases there. Owner Sally Shantz and longtime employee Ramona Britenriker have developed a trick or two over the years, which they shared with us.So put on some Christmas tunes, and let’s get wrapping. http://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/gift-wrapping-tips-from-the-pros/collection_d2fd72b2-3e80-5586-8e71-40ea7ef98d97.html
Wildflowers are popping off, best places in Summit County to view them - Summit Daily NewsTuesday, July 26, 2016
As summer turns to fall, watch for the brilliant pink fireweed,” said Leigh Girvin in a blog for the Breckenridge Tourism Office. “According to some old wives, when the fireweed blooms to the top of its stalk, winter’s snows are six weeks away. Invariably, I have found this to be true.”Wildflowers grow in droves all over Summit County, and here are some of the best spots to go for sightings:FRISCO PENINSULAVanessa Agee, director of marketing and communications at the town of Frisco, recommends heading to the hill on the Frisco Peninsula. She said it has incredible wild lupines, which can be seen and approached from the day-use Dickey trailhead on the peninsula.To get there from I-70, take exit 203 and travel south on CO-9 through Frisco approximately 2.9 miles. At the sign that reads “THANKS FOR VISITING FRISCO,” use the left turn lane to access the trailhead. Proceed 0.1 miles.RAINBOW LAKE“The Rainbow Lake trailhead at the intersection of the bike path and 7th Avenue in Frisco brings you onto a winding trail with the most beautiful columbine ‘grove’ I have ever seen,” Agee said.She added that this hike is a great one for kids, too. Take the trail just to the right of the Summit County Church of Christ in Frisco and follow the trail to the left uphill to Rainbow Lake.CARTER MUSEUM AND CARTER PARKThe grounds of this museum in downtown Breckenridge at Ridge Street and Wellington Road are a great place to effortlessly see wildflowers like Penstemons. At the south end of High Street, head into Carter Park and take a walk up the hill to see wildflowers and nice views.CATARACT LAKEThis two-mile loop gives walkers a chance to enjoy the mountain lake and a scenic waterfall, as well as a plethora of arnica, columbine and purple larkspur.“My favorite Summit County wildflower hike circumnavigates Lower Cataract Lake for two miles on the edge of the Eagles Nest Wilderness,” Fielder said. “Wildflower varieties are numerous beginning end of June, and one of the thickest fields of columbine I know grows early July on the south side of the lake.”Drive 16 miles north of Silverthorne on CO-9. Turn left on the Heeney Road, and travel 5.3 miles to Colorado Route 1725 (Cataract Creek Road). Turn left, and drive 2.3 miles to a fork past the campground. Go left and park. There’s a $5 use fee.HOOSIER PASSThis pass sits at about 11,500 feet in elevation at the Continental Divide. Park at the top and walk on the trail to see all kinds of high alpine wildflowers.Head south from Frisco on CO-9 for approximately 18.6 miles until you hit the top of Hoosier Pass and park at the Co... http://www.summitdaily.com/news/23060440-113/wildflowers-are-popping-off-best-places-in-summit
You Can Pick-Your-Own Strawberries At A Magical Flower Farm Near Houston This Spring - NarcitySaturday, January 18, 2020
Spring is coming a lot sooner than we think so that means it's time to start looking into what cute plans we want to make as soon as the flowers start blooming again. Texas is home to many beautiful fields of flowers and here in Houston, there is a flower and strawberry farm with pick-your-own fruit and bouquets.Atkinson Farms is located just outside of Houston and is about to open back up on March 1. It is a "Pick-Your-Own" farm where you can go out to the strawberry and flower fields and pick your own pail of fresh berries or your own bouquet of colorful flowers... or both!While you're there, you can also pick up the freshest produce possible in their market so you don't have to worry about grabbing groceries later.The strawberry fields open back up on March 1 but we recommend keeping up with their Facebook for updates so you know when flowers will be ready for picking, which opened back up in May last year.Visiting their sprawling strawberry and flower fields is the best way to spend a sunny spring day.It would be such a cute date, picking fresh strawberries to take home and use to make a yummy strawberry cake, chocolate-covered strawberries, or... https://www.narcity.com/things-to-do/us/tx/houston/a-houston-flower-farm-has-pick-your-own-strawberries-this-spring
Have yourself a Katy little Christmas: a guide to Katy gift giving - ChronWednesday, December 11, 2019
Texas Candle in Creme Brulee, Katelyn’s Korner CandlesKaty’s oldest candle company has been hand crafting candles for over 20 years. All their candles are beautiful and have a delicate but luxurious smell, but this Texas shaped candle is unlike any other candle out there. The candles are available in soy or paraffin wax, depending on your preferences. Their most popular fragrances are Orange Marmalade and Creme Brulee, but fair warning, the smells are so delicious they might make you hungry. less 1. Texas Candle in Creme Brulee, Katelyn’s Korner CandlesKaty’s oldest candle company has been hand crafting candles for over 20 years. All their candles are beautiful and have a delicate but luxurious ... more Photo: Courtesy Photo Photo: Courtesy Photo ... https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/katy/news/article/Have-yourself-a-Katy-little-Christmas-a-guide-to-14846842.php
HER | Local decorator helps get homes ready for holidays - Texarkana GazetteWednesday, December 11, 2019
Marie Barfoot graduated from the Frankie Shelton School of Design in Houston, her intention was to own a flower shop, and for the next six years she owned Atlanta Floral on Main Street in Atlanta, Texas. In the early 1980s she sold the store to Benita's Blossoms and moved her business to Texarkana.She went from florist to interior decorator and opened a store in McKnight Center until she outgrew it. For the past 25 years Marie's Interiors and Gifts, on the corner of McKnight and Pleasant Grove Road, has grown to fill every corner of every room with delightful seasonal finds and upscale home interior items.Besides the store, where she sells unique items, she also goes to homes and decorates for clients - even working with contractors on new homes from the ground up.Marie works with the clients on color schemes and patterns, and orders everything from carpet to furniture to custom drapes. Once the house, or room, is designed, she decorates it with items she finds at market in Dallas."The key to being a good decorator is to visit with the clients first," Marie said. "Once you get to know them well, then it's easy to make them happy."Each winter she and her team decorate 35-40 homes in... https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/her/story/2019/dec/03/her-local-decorator-helps-get-homes-ready-holidays/806564/
Taos event planner helps make holidays, weddings about you - taosnewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
Palmer.Palmer has worked with wedding parties who come from all over the world for a destination ceremony in Taos. She coordinated weddings for residents from Texas, Colorado and Africa, among other places. Many of her clients favor garden weddings, and Palmer enjoys such events because of the color and texture they provide.An interesting challenge in this realm includes a wedding at Old Martina's Hall in which the couple requested an outdoor garden theme in an indoor setting. "When I receive such a request, I strive to rely on visions of nature, especially the forest, for various types of flowers. I keep in mind whether people have allergies, especially sage," Palmer related.Palmer rightfully earned the name Taos Floral Diva, and under this title one may seek her website. Her business also uses the title Margaret Palmer Floral Design. Some of the brides and grooms become her friends and they invite her to their wedding as a guest.FamilyPalmer experienced some firsts in her genealogical lineage. Her late father Giuseppi Vitulli arrived in this country from Italy, thus making his children first generation Italian American. Her late mother, Evelyn, on the other hand, was a first-generation citizen herself because her parents came to the United States from Calabria, Italy.Her father worked as a Merchant Marine and came to this country with a strong work ethic. He arrived in America illegally, to escape Mussolini's Italy during World War II, and later became a naturalized citizen.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?