Florist – Bloom Online India http://bloomonlineindia.com/ Tue, 10 May 2022 07:02:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://bloomonlineindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-6-120x120.png Florist – Bloom Online India http://bloomonlineindia.com/ 32 32 Petaluma florist devastated after thieves stole $1,200 worth of Mother’s Day flowers from small stand https://bloomonlineindia.com/petaluma-florist-devastated-after-thieves-stole-1200-worth-of-mothers-day-flowers-from-small-stand/ Tue, 10 May 2022 01:35:20 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/petaluma-florist-devastated-after-thieves-stole-1200-worth-of-mothers-day-flowers-from-small-stand/ PETALUMA, Calif. (KGO) — A North Bay florist says she is devastated after two thieves ransacked her flower stand early on Mother’s Day morning, stealing more than $1,200 worth of flowers hours before her busiest day of the year. “It’s five or ten times busier than any typical weekend for us…so that means we’ve been […]]]>
PETALUMA, Calif. (KGO) — A North Bay florist says she is devastated after two thieves ransacked her flower stand early on Mother’s Day morning, stealing more than $1,200 worth of flowers hours before her busiest day of the year.

“It’s five or ten times busier than any typical weekend for us…so that means we’ve been up for 15 hours a day without a break last week, cutting flowers, buying flowers other farmers, making the bouquets, preparing the stand”, Lennie Larkin, owner of B side farmhouse and flower design in Petaluma, ABC7 News told ABC7 News. “And so to see all of that work just being ripped off, it was absolutely devastating.”

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Larkin’s shop looks like something out of an old movie. This is a lovely little stand that sits on the side of a quiet rural road in Petaluma. Customers also pay for her perfectly cut flowers through the honor system.

“Which is usually very joyful for everyone involved,” Larkin explained. “People come in and leave us little notes saying things like, ‘I didn’t know the honor system still existed in this world. It reminds me of what my grandmother used to do with her sweet peas.'”

But on Mother’s Day, that trust was shattered — and brazenly.

Larkin woke up to find that two men had stolen all the flowers she had prepared and put out for the holiday. His surveillance video showed the thieves driving off with more than $1,200 worth of flowers.

“We saw the video of two guys coming in at 1 a.m. really quickly for the flowers,” she said. “A slow guy, then a faster guy, like the Grinch, slithered up to my beautiful flowers and gobbled them all up. And they were in and out in 15 seconds.”

Customer Brook McCann, who lives nearby and came to pick up flowers on Monday, said she heard about the theft on Nextdoor.

“I thought that was pretty sad,” McCann said. “Am I surprised? Not really. There are a lot of desperate people around.

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Larkin said she implemented the honor system at her stand for economic reasons. Its margins are too thin to support employees. But she also came to love the nostalgic aspect of it – how it reminds people of a simpler time.

She said that despite the theft, she planned to keep the honor system in place. “I’m sad that in this state of the world people are in a position where they feel they have to. And I feel compassion for the thieves,” she said.

In the 36 hours since the flight, Larkin said the outpouring of support has been incredible. People from the community and florists from all over the country reimbursed her for the money she had lost.

On Monday, she pulled out stems from her specially grown peonies as a thank you for all the support from the community. His next step: get a second security camera and file a police report.

As for his message to thieves?

“Farming is hard work. It is joyful work, but a lot of time, blood, sweat and tears have gone into this product,” she said. “And I hope they consider that. It’s not a victimless crime, you know?

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Escambia County Florist Grandview Celebrates 100 Years of Flowers https://bloomonlineindia.com/escambia-county-florist-grandview-celebrates-100-years-of-flowers/ Sun, 08 May 2022 12:09:31 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/escambia-county-florist-grandview-celebrates-100-years-of-flowers/ Bright chrysanthemums, pink Gerber daisies, white hydrangeas, green stems that grow half-bloom, yellow gladioli and more than just a lily or two line the walls of Grandview Florist. For a century, the famous florist has been selling flowers to the people of Escambia County to give to the most important people in their lives. As […]]]>
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The shortage of glass prompts a young florist to ask for vases https://bloomonlineindia.com/the-shortage-of-glass-prompts-a-young-florist-to-ask-for-vases/ Fri, 06 May 2022 13:26:17 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/the-shortage-of-glass-prompts-a-young-florist-to-ask-for-vases/ This slideshow requires JavaScript. Supply chain issues have rattled small business owners across the country since the pandemic hit, but one inventive entrepreneur says she’s ready to make roses from the roadblocks. She asks for help from the community to grow her fledgling flower business. Lake Highlands neighbor Rachel Denison opened East Dallas Flower Co. […]]]>

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Supply chain issues have rattled small business owners across the country since the pandemic hit, but one inventive entrepreneur says she’s ready to make roses from the roadblocks. She asks for help from the community to grow her fledgling flower business.

Lake Highlands neighbor Rachel Denison opened East Dallas Flower Co. last October, and her friends and neighbors kept her going with their orders for school dance boutonnieres, wedding decorations and special occasion bouquets. There’s just one problem – with Mother’s Day approaching, she’s almost down to her last glass vase. The shortage of glass in the country causes him to scramble to find enough to make deliveries.

Denison asks neighborhood moms who have piles of old vases from previous gifts to donate them to his fledgling business. She will pin them and fill them with colorful flowers for the new recipients.

If you’re willing to help, you can leave your vases on the porch of Denison’s LH home at 9948 Estate Lane. You’ll probably never see the final product, but you can imagine a child giving daisies to his mother or an elderly woman receiving roses from her beloved family. A good deed well done and recycling at its best.

You can order flowers from the Denison website here or email him at hello@eastdallasflower.co with questions.

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Look inside a local florist this Mother’s Day https://bloomonlineindia.com/look-inside-a-local-florist-this-mothers-day/ Tue, 03 May 2022 21:05:00 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/look-inside-a-local-florist-this-mothers-day/ BRILLION, Wis. – It’s a big week to Brilliont blooms in BrillionWisconsin. “A lot of people think it would be Valentine’s Day, but everyone has a mother and not everyone has a lover,” owner Tami Gasch said. “This is by far our busiest week.” Mother’s Day comes as Wisconsin florists have gone through shortages of […]]]>

BRILLION, Wis. – It’s a big week to Brilliont blooms in BrillionWisconsin.

“A lot of people think it would be Valentine’s Day, but everyone has a mother and not everyone has a lover,” owner Tami Gasch said. “This is by far our busiest week.”

Mother’s Day comes as Wisconsin florists have gone through shortages of flowers and floral products for the past two years.


What do you want to know

  • The days leading up to Mother’s Day mark the business week of the year for florists like Tami Gasch at Brilliont Blooms in Brillion, Wis.
  • Flower wholesalers have pivoted to help meet demand for flowers during the pandemic
  • As flower supply improved last year, prices rose

But Gasch, who is also president of the Florists’ Association of Wisconsin and Upper Michigansaid wholesalers have been working hard to ensure stores have the flowers they need.

“It is important that consumers remain flexible. Let your florist know what color your mom likes or what pattern color you’re looking for,” she said. “Often we can adapt to the color. We may not have the specific rose you are looking for, or you wanted a purple hydrangea and we only had white. You may need to be a little flexible. We may be able to deliver the flower you are looking for, but it may not be the exact color. »

Faced with weather problems in South America and rising costs for things like transportation, she said consumers will see higher prices this year.

“It’s easily 10%,” she said of the retail price hike. “Some of our costs have tripled in what we paid for the flowers.”

Brilliont Blooms customer Julie Fischer had no trouble finding a hanging basket that will be delivered to her mother later this week.

“My mom is on assisted living this year, which she hasn’t done in years, so she’ll appreciate it when she looks out the window every day,” she said.

For many, Mother’s Day – which is Sunday, May 8 – has arrived quickly this year

“The weather has made it really hard to think that it’s May already and it’s Mother’s Day,” Fischer said. “It kind of got away from me this year.”

Coupled with prom, the past few weeks have been busy for Gasch. She and other florists work hard to meet their customers’ demands.

“We’re all trying to adjust design recipes so customers get the look and color of things they love at prices they can still afford,” Gasch said.

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S’pore florist threatens customer with legal action after looking at one-sided S$108 flower basket – Mothership.SG https://bloomonlineindia.com/spore-florist-threatens-customer-with-legal-action-after-looking-at-one-sided-s108-flower-basket-mothership-sg/ Mon, 02 May 2022 11:31:22 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/spore-florist-threatens-customer-with-legal-action-after-looking-at-one-sided-s108-flower-basket-mothership-sg/ Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg A Clarice Teo has taken from facebook to talk about her experience with a local florist, Seasons By Dahlia. Teo was unhappy with a basket of flowers she ordered on the site as a birthday present for herself, saying she was “confused” as to why she […]]]>

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A Clarice Teo has taken from facebook to talk about her experience with a local florist, Seasons By Dahlia.

Teo was unhappy with a basket of flowers she ordered on the site as a birthday present for herself, saying she was “confused” as to why she “got half a -basket of flowers when what she (she) ordered was a basket of flowers”. .

Here is the basket of flowers in question:

Photo by Clarice Teo

Photo by Clarice Teo

Teo alleged that she posted a message on Facebook because there was “no way for (her) to review the product”. She also warned Facebook users that they should treat her review as her “personal opinion” and exercise discretion when deciding to buy from Seasons By Dahlia.

What happened

Teo said she stumbled upon the florist, who advertised “beautiful arrangements,” and ordered a floral arrangement for herself to celebrate her own birthday.

She paid S$108 for an arrangement called “Mariposa,” which was featured with this photo:

Screenshot by Clarice Teo

Here is the basket that Teo would have received:

Photo by Clarice Teo

Asked the florist for clarification

Teo then reached out to Seasons By Dahlia to “better understand the flower basket (she) received, and a conversation ensued.”

WhatsApp messages allegedly exchanged between the parties showed Seasons By Dahlia apologizing for the “misunderstanding” and explaining that all shopping carts on their site “are all one-way unless otherwise stated”.

Screenshot by Clarice Teo

Screenshot by Clarice Teo

Screenshot by Clarice Teo

Screenshot by Clarice Teo

When Teo asked for a refund, the other party said they “could have checked with (them) before making the purchase” and claimed they “never had any issues after the purchase” when it comes to their one-sided baskets. . They added that they will “happily issue a refund once the cart is returned.”

According to Teo, the flower basket has since been picked up by a Seasons By Dahlia driver, and the store is processing her refund, which will take about a week to complete due to the payment method she chose.

Seasons By Dahlia’s response

The florist reportedly contacted Teo after his April 29 Facebook post, saying they had sought “legal advice from (their) attorney” and asked him to “immediately delete the post” to “minimize further harm.”

Screenshot by Clarice Teo

Screenshot by Clarice Teo

In a later post, they wrote:

Hello Clarice, I am at my lawyer’s to seek defamation advice against you for having made unfounded and baseless remarks about our company. The lawyer has confirmed that your remarks are defamatory. We now demand that you immediately delete all posts about our company or we will seek aggravated damages from you in court. My attorney is currently preparing the summons against you which will be delivered to you personally.

Teo said in an April 30 update that she edited her post because she received “4 separate messages from them asking her to take my post down or they will take legal action.”

The florist side of the story

Seasons by Dahlia has since posted a Facebook post themselves to explain what happened.

In it, they claimed that it was “NOT (their) intention to scam/cheat anyone’s money” and that they are “truly sorry if (they) made this feel to someone”. They admitted that “the sponge that can be seen for other models has not been as severely evident as the Mariposa design”, that it is their “fault for not checking before the basket came out and “should have worded (their) answer better”.

They added that the price of the basket is due to “expensive flowers” – including flowers “imported from Japan”.

Additionally, the florist decided to stop designing the basket because filling the basket would “increase the cost”.

Seasons by Dahlia confirmed that they consulted an attorney and stand by their actions as “Teo’s first post (prior to any edits) was defamatory of (them)”, and acknowledged that “she has since edited it to just state the facts”.

The florist ended his post by saying he is ‘striving to do better and get out of this incident’, asking commenters to be ‘kind’ and not send ‘death threats or profanity’.

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Maltese florist creates arrangements available online https://bloomonlineindia.com/maltese-florist-creates-arrangements-available-online/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 09:31:24 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/maltese-florist-creates-arrangements-available-online/ Mother’s Day is right around the corner and that means all the procrastinators and busy bees are scrambling to find a gift that shows your mom how much you love her. Flowers are a wonderful Mother’s Day gift and now you can get flower delivery to Malta and Gozo in no time. Giving your mom […]]]>

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and that means all the procrastinators and busy bees are scrambling to find a gift that shows your mom how much you love her. Flowers are a wonderful Mother’s Day gift and now you can get flower delivery to Malta and Gozo in no time.

Giving your mom something as beautiful and strong as she is is a sweet yet simple way to show your mom how much you appreciate the countless nights she spent with you.

that’s why Romano Cassar Florists have designed these beautiful floral arrangements that will make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for any type of mom. Let’s see some examples of the range of bouquets you can have delivered.

This colorful bouquet is the ultimate definition of happiness. Being the epitome of elegance and beauty, any mother would love to have this bouquet as the centerpiece of her dining table.

Filled with alstroemeria, cluster carnations, cluster roses, and a mix of fine fillers and foliage, this arrangement is breathtaking.

Pretty in pink, this bouquet has the power to brighten up any space it’s placed in with the gorgeous hues of pinks and reds that make you look twice.

Containing a mix of three pink roses, alstroemeria, berries and a mix of fillers and foliage – this arrangement is the definition of beauty.

Inspired by the falling leaves that characterize autumn, this bouquet plays beautifully with orange and yellow hues. Taking a more toned down approach, the elegance of this arrangement is found in its simplicity.

Containing three roses, alstroemeria, freesia and a mix of foliage and fillers – this arrangement is simply elegant.

Fun, adventure and good times are the watchwords of this bouquet. Perfect for moms who like to have fun in the sun, this bouquet reminds you not to take life too seriously.

Comprised of roses, sunflowers, berries, eucalyptus and various fillers and delicate flowers – this arrangement is perfect for mothers who like to live life to the fullest.

Exuding an immaculate feminine energy, this bouquet shows the elegance and perseverance that characterizes moms without being too in your face. Playing with the luminosity of yellow and the majesty of purple, Femme is an ideal bouquet for everyone.

Arranged using alstroemeria, spray roses, berries and a mix of fine fillers and foliage, this bouquet is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for any type of mom.

Made especially for Mother’s Day 2022, this beautiful flower is carefully preserved and nurtured so it can live for years.

With a single flower at the heart of this arrangement, My Fairy is a perfect example of how quality trumps quantity.

One of the most colorful bouquets available, the For You arrangement will instantly put a smile on anyone’s face. Beautifully blending all the colors that characterize summer, any mother would love to receive it as a gift for Mother’s Day.

Combining a mix of alstroemeria, spray carnations, freesia, yellow and lilac fillers and a mix of fine foliage – this arrangement is the ultimate definition of bliss.

Here’s where you can get your Mother’s Day gift

All of these beautiful arrangements and more can be found at Romano Cassar Florists. Having a good eye and an unrivaled experience of 60+ years, getting your Romano Cassar Mother’s Day gift is super simple.

Allowing you to order online, you can get your Mother’s Day gift sorted in three seconds. Just take a look at all the beautiful arrangements they’ve created, pick the one you think your amazing mom will love the most, and add it to cart!

Offering same day delivery to Malta and Gozo – you really don’t have to worry about anything this Mother’s Day.

Which makes Romano Cassar Florists stand out is the fact that they tell you how to take care of your flowers, so that they last as long as possible. Giving you pro tips on how to love and care for your arrangement – Romano Cassar makes it easy.

If you want to go the extra mile, Romano Cassar will help you too. Offering Baci chocolates, a card and even the option to personalize the bouquet with decorative sticks, your mother will be blown away by her gorgeous gift.

Even if you have already sorted through your Mother’s Day gift, Romano Cassar florists also offer a wide range of services. From making your wedding magical to sprucing up a five-star hotel, Romano Cassar’s range of gorgeous flowers are sure to enhance any occasion.

Offer in-store consultations, Romano Cassar is there to help you if you find yourself lost in a field of flowers. Not knowing if a rose or a freesia would be best and give the message you want can be daunting, but Romano Cassar will lead the way.

Romano Cassar florists know there’s a flower for every memorable occasion. Helping you create lasting memories with beautiful flowers, let them bloom your day.

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Local Florist Blooms in Woodin Creek Village | News https://bloomonlineindia.com/local-florist-blooms-in-woodin-creek-village-news/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 19:16:00 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/local-florist-blooms-in-woodin-creek-village-news/ New businesses are popping up every month in Woodin Creek Village, but one is changing up the traditional brick-and-mortar store. Bouquets of fresh flowers and potted succulents from the Seattle House of Botanicals, a Woodinville-based floral studio, will be arranged on a metal cart each weekend through September. Owner Chaney Laurent turned her lifelong fascination […]]]>

New businesses are popping up every month in Woodin Creek Village, but one is changing up the traditional brick-and-mortar store.

Bouquets of fresh flowers and potted succulents from the Seattle House of Botanicals, a Woodinville-based floral studio, will be arranged on a metal cart each weekend through September.

Owner Chaney Laurent turned her lifelong fascination with plants into a small business earlier this year, she said.

Laurent moved to western Washington in late 2019, she said. At the time, she was a restaurant waitress trying to make ends meet. But then the pandemic hit and she was fired.

Soon after, she landed a job as a florist with Haggen in Woodinville. And a year later, she started working for a few flower shops around Seattle.

“They just didn’t float my boat,” Laurent said. “I just decided that I was going to go out and do my own thing with my own style.”

She ended up parting ways with her employer to found the Seattle House of Botanicals in 2022.

Laurent provides custom arrangements as well as products for weddings and events, she said. It also offers factory coaching services for customers.

“If the plant starts to die let me know and I’ll be happy to help you fix it because I want these plants to survive as much as you do,” she said.

The Woodin Creek Village Flower Stand is open every weekend through September (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. She is available during the week by telephone or e-mail, which you will find on her website at https://seattlehouseofbotanicals.myportfolio.com/work.

Laurent incorporates eco-friendly practices into his business, she said. For example, she reuses vases, paper and other supplies found in thrift stores.

The shop also avoids the use of toxic chemicals, floral foams and pesticides, according to its website.

Seattle House of Botanicals offers a variety of flowers and plants, she said. However, she prefers to find unique and funky plants such as bright yellow acacia flowers. In some of her arrangements, she will include healing crystals to complement the plants.

Since starting her business in January, Laurent said, she’s learned that most people love plants.

“Almost everyone connects with something I have here,” she said. “I love it when people stop and want to talk.”

Laurent contacted Woodin Creek Village when a staff member contacted her via social media, she said. The apartment complex had a vision to offer a flower cart, she said, and they wanted to feature a local business.

“I love connecting with humans and this is a great opportunity for that,” Laurent said.

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Melbourne florist reveals autumn flower arrangements that https://bloomonlineindia.com/melbourne-florist-reveals-autumn-flower-arrangements-that/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 12:31:55 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/melbourne-florist-reveals-autumn-flower-arrangements-that/ MELBOURNE, Australia, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to Amazing Graze Flowers, which offers same day flower delivery melbourne, fall flowers are known for their lush hues, especially deep purples, rich reds, warm yellows, and bright orange tones. Whether you’re looking for seasonal wedding flowers, birthday flowers, or a centerpiece, fall flowers are perfect […]]]>

MELBOURNE, Australia, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to Amazing Graze Flowers, which offers same day flower delivery melbourne, fall flowers are known for their lush hues, especially deep purples, rich reds, warm yellows, and bright orange tones. Whether you’re looking for seasonal wedding flowers, birthday flowers, or a centerpiece, fall flowers are perfect for creating a dramatic arrangement.

The color palette in fall is slightly more limited than in spring or summer, so Amazing Graze Flowers recommends playing with texture to really make a statement. Adding berries, greenery and feathers can create an interesting focal point as a centerpiece, while mixing and matching colors that don’t usually go together will create unique floral arrangements perfect for gifting or decorating.

Sunflowers bloom from late summer through fall, says Amazing Graze Flowers, and they make a wonderful centerpiece or gift, especially when the weather turns cold and the days get shorter. Mixing sunflowers with flowers with rich red hues such as roses creates a surprising combination that is sure to impress.

As Amazing Graze Flowers explains, pairing eye-catching blooms like chrysanthemum buds, tulips and carnations in rich colors and mixing them with berries and greens like monstera leaves makes for an unexpected bouquet suitable for any setting. occasions.

Pampas grass is a popular plant native to South America that is often dried and used in fall flower arrangements, says Amazing Graze Flowers. Perfect for adding to any room in the home, dried flower arrangements are also becoming increasingly popular as wedding bouquets, suitable for all seasons, adds Amazing Graze Flowers.

Fall is the perfect time for rustic earthy arrangements, says Amazing Graze Flowers. Combining native flowers with seasonal seed pods, lots of greenery and foliage is an easy way to create a display for the dining table.

Melbourne-based florist Amazing Graze Flowers create beautiful arrangements for all occasions. Orders placed before 1pm are eligible for same day flower delivery in Melbourne. Place an order online today.

Contact us – https://www.amazinggrazeflowers.com.au

3 Rose Street, Essendon
Victoria, 3040

+61 (03) 9374 2929

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New owners of Enchanted Florist plant new roots in the community https://bloomonlineindia.com/new-owners-of-enchanted-florist-plant-new-roots-in-the-community/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 15:46:12 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/new-owners-of-enchanted-florist-plant-new-roots-in-the-community/ Fri, April 22, 2022 11:45 a.m. By Lauren Catherine Lewiston’s well-established floral and gift shop, Enchanted Florist at 739 Center St., is taking on new life, with new owners Gabrielle and Hassan Ford already making strides to expand the business and their family legacy. “We’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and always wanted to be […]]]>

Fri, April 22, 2022 11:45 a.m.

By Lauren Catherine

Lewiston’s well-established floral and gift shop, Enchanted Florist at 739 Center St., is taking on new life, with new owners Gabrielle and Hassan Ford already making strides to expand the business and their family legacy.

“We’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and always wanted to be more of an asset to our community. We want to bring money to the community and grow it,” Hassan said of him and his wife, who together also own a personal training business Body by Ford in Niagara.

Enchanted Florist has been in Lewiston for 38 years and opened in 1984. Former owner Peter Tagliarini approached the Fords when he wanted to sell the business, Gabrielle said.

“He knew our talents, and he was interested in retiring, and thought we would be able to continue the business and make it successful — if not better,” she said.

Tagliarini’s daughter, Alexa, also continued to work at the boutique as a designer.

As new owners, the Fords said they saw the opportunity to purchase the Lewiston and Niagara Falls (2448 Military Road) locations as a way to help others and themselves at the same time. time, explaining that they were happy to be employers who can provide jobs and help put food on the table for their employees and their families.

Originally from Niagara Falls, Gabrielle said she and her husband lived in Lewiston for about 15 years before moving back to the city.

“Our girls grew up in Lewiston,” Gabrielle said, explaining that the “quaint” community holds a special place in her heart. “Everyone loves Lewiston. Why not be part of this community?

“Center Street was part of our life,” Hassan added.

Adrianna, Jason and Salvatore. (photo sent)

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The family at the heart of the business

Gabrielle comes from a family of florists and says her late mother was a big inspiration to her.

“My mom always dreamed of her kids owning a business and (mostly) because we’re so talented,” she said.

Hassan said Gabrielle “loves to create – everything she touches turns to gold”.

Gabrielle said her sister, Maggie Murgia, owned the former Harris & Lever Florists flower shop in Niagara Falls and is now the lead designer for Enchanted Florist.

“We bought this wanting to have a family business,” said Gabrielle, who explained that her daughter, Gabriella (Ella) Giacometti, is also a designer; and his other daughter, Genna, market the business with her background in graphic design and social media skills.

“We hope this can even spread to our grandchildren,” she said, noting that they already love being at the store.

Overall, Hassan said that “our main goal is that we want to leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren, not just the physical part, but we also want to leave (a legacy) of respect and living with integrity. “.

Commitment to the community

“Our idea for a flower shop is more or less to have fun and put smiles on people’s hearts and faces,” Hassan said, while acknowledging that they help customers during difficult times in their lives. life, such as the death of a loved one.

“We’re compassionate people, so it’s a fulfilling part,” Gabrielle said.

The Fords explained that they were already very active in community work, helping others through Christmas gifts and volunteering to help those in need.

“We always try to give back,” Hassan said. “We are grateful that God gave us the opportunity.”

Gabrielle explained that with all the hard work, talent and passion, “God was the number one role in all of this.”

House supports Ford with ribbon cutting

The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for the new owners of Enchanted Florist in Lewiston.

Director of Memberships Chuck Barber said he was grateful to the chamber for helping the Fords grow their network and become more active in the community.

He said, “It’s great that a long-time enchanted florist is now part of the chamber,” and noted, “They’re a fixture” in the local community.

Barber described the business as a “great venue” and that it is “one of the leading flower delivery services people can use to celebrate or (when they are) if needed”. He thinks the chamber will serve the Fords as “a great support system.”

Hassan said he and his wife appreciate the opportunities to network with other business owners and help publicize each other’s offerings.

“Being connected to the Chamber of Commerce allows us to be even bigger and we can also learn more about other businesses,” he said.

A new chapter for the enchanted florist

The Fords said they are looking forward to moving forward and charting their own path with the company.

“When it comes to opportunities, there will always be a challenge – anything new will be a challenge, of course,” Hassan said. “We like challenges. There is a saying that “pressure bursts pipes”, but I say, “pressure makes diamonds”. ”

For more information on Enchanted Florist, visit www.enchantedfloristny.com.

The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for new owners of Enchanted Florist, Gabrielle and Hassan Ford. (Image by Kevin Krisnosky/Courtesy Chamber)

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Hills florist invited to create to honor pioneering women in history – Orange County Register https://bloomonlineindia.com/hills-florist-invited-to-create-to-honor-pioneering-women-in-history-orange-county-register/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 17:35:03 +0000 https://bloomonlineindia.com/hills-florist-invited-to-create-to-honor-pioneering-women-in-history-orange-county-register/ Congratulations to Lori Hickey, who was recently selected to participate in the ‘Fleurs de Villers: Femmes’ fresh flower exhibition and competition which will take place in the Jewel Court at South Coast Plaza until Sunday. Hickey, a graduate of Esperanza High School and UC Santa Barbara with a degree in sociology, honed her creative craft […]]]>

Congratulations to Lori Hickey, who was recently selected to participate in the ‘Fleurs de Villers: Femmes’ fresh flower exhibition and competition which will take place in the Jewel Court at South Coast Plaza until Sunday.

Hickey, a graduate of Esperanza High School and UC Santa Barbara with a degree in sociology, honed her creative craft while working as a floral designer for local florists throughout college. A knack for creating uniquely beautiful floral arrangements inspired her to open a floral business, Golden Sol Floral Co, two years ago.

For the South Coast Plaza event, she was asked to create a new floral stitching on a mannequin depicting iconic and ever-evolving model, actress and singer Grace Jones; its innovative design is a tribute to Jones’ famous fluid style and dramatic fashion appeal.

This unique exhibit, part of the Southern California Spring Garden Show, features what organizers call “culturally, politically, and historically significant women throughout the ages known as pioneers of change, rule breakers, and trailblazers.” Sixteen exceptionally talented florists from Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties were invited to participate in the exhibition; each tasked with creating a set of fresh flowers for one of 16 models celebrating these legendary women.

For exhibit hours and additional information, visit southcoastplaza.com. Visit goldensolfloralco.com for more florist information.

Help organizations

The Ebell Club of Canyon Hills presented checks to representatives of its major philanthropic recipients at its April general meeting.

The club members who nominated each of the Principal Recipients assisted Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, Susan Harker, with the presentation. Mary Hovland introduced Jim Martin, CEO of Donate Life California. He provided an overview of the state-licensed non-profit organization that operates the California Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor Registry, the number of people who have received life-saving transplants and the importance of becoming an organ donor. Donate Life California was selected as one of this year’s top philanthropies in memory of longtime Ebell member and former president Judi Sepulveda, who received a double lung transplant. Family members Dennis Sepulveda and Megan Burgess, husband and daughter of Judi, were in attendance.

Mai Hinwood introduced Tammy Peng, senior director of community engagement for Meals on Wheels/Orange County, who explained how the funds would help the nonprofit with meals for low-income or immobile seniors. She provided information about the program itself, the number of seniors served in the Anaheim and Orange communities as well as the organization’s hot meal program available at various community senior centers.

In addition to check remittances, Ways and Means Co-Chair Nancy Bertocchini presented the board’s recommendation for a donation to the World Vision organization designated to help refugees in Ukraine; voted on by members, the donation was matched by those present.

Members also supported Operation Blankets of Love Animal Rescue by contributing pet food, treats, leashes, collars, toys, towels and blankets to help meet the needs of the organization. animal rescue nonprofit.

Ebell Club membership is open to women interested in fun, friendship and community. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month (except July) at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall at Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church. For more information about the Ebell Club or membership, contact Club President Patti Faiman at 714-402-2522 or visit ebellclubcanyonhills.com.

Corporate recognition

Representatives from the office of California State Assemblyman Phillip Chen recently surprised Judy Khieng and Peter Ros, owners of Sierra Donuts in Anaheim Hills, with a framed certificate of recognition for exemplary customer service. The company has been in the same location since 2015.

Assembly Board Certificates of Recognition are the result of suggestions from leaders and community members and are awarded periodically to companies that consistently provide quality products and exceptional customer service.

Congratulations on this special recognition.

A relay for life

Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church once again has a team, “CHPC Cares,” participating in the American Cancer Society North Orange County Relay For Life scheduled for May 21 at El Rancho Charter School.

This event, one of the largest voluntary fundraisers in the world, provides an opportunity for communities to come together in the fight against cancer to support and celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers. The one-day event includes a turn-around walk around the El Rancho trail to raise funds, entertainment and various activities as well as special rides for survivors and caregivers. A luminaria ceremony is organized to honor the memory of those who have died of cancer.

There are several ways to participate in this fundraising effort. Lead or join a team or donate money. Remember that every donation counts and helps make a difference in the fight against cancer. Money raised through Relay For Life events helps fund research, education, advocacy and family services.

For more information about the CHPC Cares team, visit canyonhillspc.org/events. Additional event information is available at Relayforlife.org.

Sharon Hlapcich writes about events and happenings in the Anaheim Hills area. Contact her by phone (714-998-4604 or email (smhlapcich@sbcglobal.net).

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