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Shirley Lyons Wins Tom Butler ‘Floral Retailer of the Year’ Award

Shirley Lyons, AAF, PFCI, the recently retired owner of Dandelions Flowers & Gifts in Eugene, Oregon, received the fourth annual Tom Butler “Floral Retailer of the Year” award earlier this month during the American Floral Endowment fundraising dinner in conjunction with SAF Palm Springs 2018, the Society of American Florists 134th annual convention. Established in …

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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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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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