Chester Flower Shop News
Build Your Own Bouquet With Rochester's Bar Fiore - Spectrum NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — ?There’s a new mobile merchant roaming Rochester and suburbs to the east and west, bringing fresh, bright and fragrant blooms to an event near you. It’s a build your own bouquet pop-up flower shop called Bar Fiore.What You Need To KnowBar Fiore is a mobile flower shopIt's a horse trailer that's been turned into a fully functional mobile flower barBar Fiore is available to rent for private events?Burned out from her nursing career, Jessie Weiss was inspired to hit the road for something new. She turned a used horse trailer she bought on Facebook Marketplace into what is quite possibly the cutest mobile business you've ever seen. It's a flower trailer full of blooms called Bar Fiore."It was like 20 years old and rusty when I got it, but it's still in pretty good shape," said Weiss. "I bought it from this little family in Naples and I've just been working on it since like October of last year to renovate it and get it already to be a little mobile farm shop. Fiori mea... https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2020/10/12/build-your-own-bouquet-with-rochester-s-mobile-flower-trailer-bar-fiore
Dorchester Florist Welcomes Mother Day As Flower Shops Re-Opens For Holiday - WBURSunday, February 28, 2021
Gov. Charlie Baker is easing restrictions on certain non-essential businesses, including flower shops, just in time for Mother's Day.Donald Lopez owns Lopez the Florist flower shop in Dorchester, which has been in his family for 100 years.He spoke with WBUR's All Things Considered about how business has changed due to the coronavirus and how his shop is complying with the safety rules that allow them to stay open. https://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2020/05/05/massachusetts-coronavirus-mothers-day-stores
The Best Online Flower Delivery Service - The New York TimesSunday, February 28, 2021
After settling on our top picks, we then tested them further by ordering bouquets to be sent to staffers in Los Angeles, New York City, Minneapolis, and Rochester, New York, and had them assess those bouquets using the same criteria. For our 2021 update we ordered bouquets from three additional companies—Costco, Teleflora, and BloomNation. We also re-ordered from our top pick, UrbanStems, to make sure its quality and service were still up to par.Choosing the right delivery service was the biggest factor in receiving a fresh bouquet, but we also found that the quality of the individual arrangements we ordered tended to vary based on location and season. Though we tested our picks in multiple cities, the process of cutting, arranging, and transporting affects every bouquet differently. Although we had one experience with each of these services, yours may be different. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-online-flower-delivery/
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Heritage Antiques’ Main Street location at the time. When that property was sold in 2008, he pulled up stakes and headed to Winchester Road at Midland, where the shop was located for a decade.
In December of 2018, however, the florist company took root in a new spot – one from which he hopes to eventually retire. The building is at 380 E. Second St., on the corner of Eastern Avenue about a block down from Martine’s Pastries. Hein is leasing to buy, with plans to fully take ownership of the building by the end of 2023.
“Of all the buildings I have been in, I love this building best,” he said. “It’s a beautiful two-story, interesting, neat building. The neighbors all thank me for being here.”
Though it lacks some of the “drive by” visibility of his former locations, the quiet, neighborhood-oriented building offers plentiful parking and an ease of coming and going that the busy thoroughfare locations lacked.
With abundant natural light and exposed interior brick walls, the space is full of charm – and flowers, of course. Hein’s selection of flesh blooms range from anemone, delphinium and freesia to calla lilies, pink Tabledance lilies and gerbera daisies, with dahlias, irises and tulips in between.
“I could go on,” Hein said. Small bulb gardens – landscaped with moss and decorated by hand by Hein with miniature garden critters – are popular with his customers this time of year, as the flowers can be planted during the summer and will come back every year.
Almost all his lilies come from Little Miami Flower Co., a wholesaler near Cincinnati.
“We buy a lot from the local wholesalers,” 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... https://smileypete.com/community/small-business-spotlight-e-stephen-hein/
Are florists open in Tier 4 in England? - HeartSunday, January 17, 2021
Rother and Hastings;London (all 32 boroughs and the City of London); andthe East of England (Bedford, Central Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough, Hertfordshire, Essex excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring). You can find the information via postcode on https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictionsAre florists open in Tier 1, 2 and 3? Yes, florists can remain open in the other three tiers in England, along with all the other non-essential shops. Now Read: What shops, businesses and venues are open in Tier 4?... https://www.heart.co.uk/news/florists-open-tier-4-england/
65 Wedding Bouquets We Love - WashingtonianWednesday, March 31, 2021
Pinterest White Bouquets We Love1. A white bouquet for a Blue Willow-inspired wedding.Bouquet by Springvale Floral; photograph by Feather & Fawn Photography. See more from this Virginia wedding here.2. An all-baby’s breath bouquet.Bouquet by J. Morris Flowers; photograph by Wolfcrest Photography. See more from this Virginia wedding here. 3. A bouquet of white florals and show-stopping magnolia leaves.Bouquet by Willow Oak Flower &a... https://www.washingtonian.com/2021/03/04/65-wedding-bouquets-we-love/
Hoover-Fisher Florists to Move from Four Corners to Kensington - Source of the SpringSunday, February 28, 2021
Facebook page.The florist will continue to offer same-day delivery to the same areas of Maryland, Washington D.C and northern Virginia. They will continue to operate at 16 University Blvd. East until the move is complete.Photo by Mike Diegel... https://www.sourceofthespring.com/silver-spring/hoover-fisher-florist-move-four-corners-kensington/
These (Wedding) Florists Are Offering Flowers for Mother's Day - WashingtonianSunday, February 28, 2021
Sourcing includes all local blooms plus organic California roses, and contact-less deliveries are available throughout DC and neighboring Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Orders can be place through the company’s Mother’s Day Shop, for delivery between May 7 and May 10.Elegance and SimplicityThe offerings from this florist include three options for arrangements ($75-$150), and three options for mini gardens ($75-$150), which are reclaimed-wood boxes of flowers with instructions on how to maintain and replace plants and flowers. The first ten orders will also get a free large Cadbury Chocolate bar. Find more details about their contact-free delivery service on May 9 or 10 on their Mother’s Day page. E Shortal DesignsThis event floral designer in Hyattsville is offering three different arrangements for Mother’s Day flowers ($55-$125), each including seasonal blooms in a glass vase, with a handwritten note. The fee for no-contact delivery to the Washington area is $10. Orders can be placed by emailing [email protected], or through the “Buy Flowers” section of the website. Photo courtesy Floral & BloomFloral and BloomThis popular wedding florist is creating and delivering seasonal arrangements in three sizes for Mother’s Day ($75-$225.) Each arrangement includes a mix of spring blooms, blooming branches, and foliage in a ceramic vase, and no-contact porch and lobby deliveries are available throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Orders must be placed by May 4 for delivery on Saturday May 9 or Sunday May 10, and can be placed online at their Mother’s Day Shop or directly by contacting Rachel directly at email@example.com or 240-481-1588.Flower Guild 1820Flower Guild 1820, formerly Highway 2 Hill Flowers, is offering no-contact delivery of arrangements in two sizes ($80-$125) on Friday and Saturday, to clients within a 20-mile radius of downtown DC. Orders must be placed by Sunday, May 3 for delivery on Friday and Saturday May 8 and 9. Arrangements will be a spring mix in a glass vase. To place an order, check out the company’s shop online–your purchase will be followed up by an email for delivery details. img src="https://www.washingtonian.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/IMG_0903.jpg" data-lazy-type="image" titl... https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/05/01/these-wedding-florists-are-offering-flowers-for-mothers-day/
Weddings of the Year: Four couples wed during the pandemic - BethesdaMagazine.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Carly’s parents’ backyard in Potomac. Kevin and Carly began wedding planning before the pandemic. They hoped to invite 250 to 300 guests to stay at the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia, for a weekend. But as the public health situation worsened, they held off on finalizing anything. In May, Carly’s company encouraged staff to take time off, so she and Kevin drove across the country to spend a month in Maryland. While here, they decided they wanted to get married and move to Maryland, so they extended their stay. Kevin’s family rented an RV to come from California for the wedding, which included 26 guests.Photo by Michael Bennett KressThe ceremony: Carly is Jewish, and Kevin is not religious. For the ceremony, “we wanted to keep some of the traditions but make sure they were explained and felt meaningful to us,” Carly says. Her rabbi officiated the wedding, and the couple wrote their own vows. The two wed beneath a chuppah, a canopy used in Jewish weddings. The chuppah was wooden and covered in string lights, leaves and white and purple flowers. The cloth for the chuppah was Carly’s grandfather’s tallit (Jewish prayer shawl). In Jewish weddings, it is traditional for a rabbi to say a blessing before the bride and groom drink wine from a Kiddush cup. Their parents each poured wine into a Kiddush cup that Carly and Kevin drank from—“to show the extensions of traditions and family,” Carly says.p... https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-magazine/january-february-2021/weddings-of-the-year-4/