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Amazon's online grocery delivery service hits Dallas - TechCrunchTuesday, October 18, 2016
In addition to Dallas proper, AmazonFresh’s new expansion includes the surrounding areas of: Mesquite, University Park, Garland, Duncanville, Lancaster, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Richardson, Piano, The Colony, Frisco, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Southlake, Irving, Fort Worth, Watauga, Burleson, and elsewhere.The service is live now in these regions.Featured Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images...
Grocery delivery service AmazonFresh arrives in North Texas - Dallas NewsTuesday, October 18, 2016
In North Texas, Amazon Fresh will be available in Dallas and surrounding areas including Mesquite, University Park, Garland, Duncanville, Lancaster, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Richardson, Plano, The Colony, Frisco, parts of Allen (but not McKinney), Lewisville, Flower Mound, Southlake, Irving, Fort Worth and Burleson. Consumers can place an order in the morning and have it delivered as early as that same evening, or order before going to bed and have the items on the doorstep in time for breakfast the next day. Available items include fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood, baked goods, and dairy products, along with pet supplies, baby items, beauty products and prepared foods such as Tyson Tastemakers Meal Kits, and products made exclusively for AmazonFresh like the Single Cow Burger, a new high-end beef patties. The program also will offer selections from several North Texas retailers through the Local Market program, including Local Yocal, V+V Apothicaire, and Scardello Cheese. All Local Market items are delivered as part of customers' AmazonFresh orders. The AmazonFresh program marks the second food delivery program Amazon announced this year for North Texas. In June the company announced a partnership in which consumers can order items from a Sprouts Farmers Market store in Dallas through the Prime Now program. Grocery deliverers popped up like daisies in the tech boom of the '90s and withered almost as quickly. This time around both tech companies and traditional retailers are looking at solutions that involve bricks and clicks. "The grocery retail landscape continues to evolve," said Kroger spokeswoman April Martin Nickels. "Kroger is focused on the introduction of our new ClickList service -- order online, pick up curbside -- in cities across the U.S., including Dallas-Fort Worth."The market is still trying to find the sweet spot that marries program profitability with consumer acceptance. Services such as Instacart deliver groceries from established retailers including Target and Whole Foods Market. Livingston said some services use Uber drivers. Looking ahead, "maybe a driverless Google car will bring your groceries" one day, Livingston joked.That means all players will have to be nimble. "I think Amazon is going to try this and see if it works out," he said. Related articles: In the bag: Amazon partners with Sprouts for grocery delivery in North Texas Amazon opens pop-up stores in Texas, other states... http://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2016/10/12/amazonfresh-makes-shopping-delivery-serviceavailable-north-texas
Pugh's smelling like a rose in Southaven - DeSoto Times-TribuneTuesday, June 07, 2016
The owners of Pugh’s Flowers sought to expand their service area soon after the purchase of Southaven florist Petal Pushers about a year and a half ago. Now they are enjoying the scent of success in DeSoto County. The Memphis-based florist, with three other locations in Shelby County, has done just that with a recently-completed move to their new location near the intersection of Goodman and Getwell Road in Southaven, according to Tim Pugh, who with his brothers own the group of stores, along with a landscaping business and a courier service.“When we bought Petal Pushers a year and a half ago, we were surprised at how much business she did and we were surprised at how many people called us from this (Getwell Road) area, but they wanted somebody in the area,” Pugh said. “They didn’t feel like anyone was serving this area and they didn’t want to come over to Millbranch and Stateline. As we continued getting more calls and feedback like that, we knew we had to move here.”Within the last few weeks, Pugh’s Flowers has opened at 3975 Goodman Road, on the Getwell Road side of what’s commonly called the Kroger shopping center. It’s one of four flower shops owned by the brothers Pugh, with... http://www.desototimes.com/business/pugh-s-smelling-like-a-rose-in-southaven/article_9297ae8e-2450-11e6-9458-e31baf4293f7.html
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
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?
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/