Katie Hendrick

NYC Florist Wins Prestigious Hospitality Award

For more than 20 years of service beautifying the Big Apple’s hotels, collaborating with various New York marketing groups, and sponsoring charitable events, Nic Faitos, senior partner of Starbright Floral Design, received Lifetime Achievement honors at the Hotel Experience Awards on Monday, January 29, at the iconic Cipriani Wall Street. “Am I even old enough …

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A Profound Purpose

Virtually every florist knows his or her craft helps people express emotions and commemorates life’s salient moments. However, it’s easy to forget that fact—that honor—when crunch time hits and the work piles up. In the coming days, you’ll no doubt feel the mounting pressure of Valentine’s Day. If you feel your passion start to slip, …

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Save the Date for Florabundance Design Days

Currently, the Thomas fire raging through Southern California has not reached Florabundance. Therefore, the wholesale company in Carpinteria intends to proceed with its sixth annual Inspiration Design Days program next month.

The discounted room rate expires on Monday, so interested attendees should act quickly.

Design Workshop Combines World-Class Accommodations, Dining, Instruction and More

On St. Simon’s Island, a sleepy barrier island off the coast of Southwest Georgia, sits a 600-acre estate with a stately plantation and cottages. The former home of philanthropist Nancy Reynolds (heiress of the R.J. Reynolds tobacco company) has hosted political heavyweights including President Jimmy Carter and Mikhail Gorbachev—but not many non-celebrities. “It is super …

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