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Valentine's and Covid

Our first Valentine's Day is over; I was so moved by the amount of love being shown to people and the support that we received. It was certainly a busy day with deliveries starting at 8.30am on the Sunday! Orders were being received from Australia and all around the globe for some of our lovely residents. The team had a long weekend and we finally closed up at 3pm for a well earned rest.Sadly, Valentine's Day also saw us go back in to lockdown once again. For us here in Rotorua, it wasn't too ba...

February 20, 2021

Time waits for no florist!

After coming back from our summer break, we have been busy in the shop restocking and designing new arrangements, however, time waits for no florist and Valentines Day is nearly here! We have finally managed to get some of our new arrangements online (our IT department is a bit slack and I need to whip him in to shape!), and a new window display for the amazing Capers is well underway.Last Sunday I had time to go and visit the Wedding Street Market held by Terrace Kitchen, what an amaz...

January 22, 2021

Welcome to a New Year!

First of all I just want to say I hope everyone had a good Christmas break and the New Year sees every fit, healthy and happy! My Christmas break was very busy! As the flower markets and most of our suppliers are shut down over the Christmas break, I decided to spend some quality time with my family and travel around the South Island in a campervan for the best part of 3 weeks. 4,600kms later and I am back to work! The trip was busy but very relaxing at the same time; it also gave me the opportu...

January 16, 2021

Christmas Flowers

The festive season is here in full swing! The schools have broken up for they year, our kids are super excited to see what Santa brings and for our summer trip to the South Island!Our little elves have been very busy in our workshop making a range of dried and fresh Christmas arrangements. We have been blown away by the feedback we have had from schools and businesses; what a better way to make an employee feel valued then with a beautiful gift of flowers and chocolate.What we love about differe...

December 15, 2020

Our first workshop!

Have you seen our shop recently? Clearly the festive season has started!To celebrate the start of the festive season, Ashley and I decided to offer wreath making workshops! I was a bit nervous to start with as it's our first ever workshop.....how would people respond to it? Would any one be interested in these workshops?With some trepidation, I advertised the workshops on Facebook and i was blown away by the immediate feedback.......we were fully booked! Sadly a few people had to pull out as lif...

November 27, 2020

New Zealand Lilies

On Sunday, I was busy beavering away in the shop cleaning all the vases, changing the water and re-cutting the flowers; and I noticed the usual beautiful smell in the shop and it got me thinking about a question that I have always take for granted....."what is that beautiful smell?" Well the answer is simple isn't it, it's just the flowers? Well the answer isn't always that simple. I decided to undertake an investigation to provide an answer to what was creating a beautiful, sweet smell. I pulle...

November 3, 2020

Grand opening

Yes! It finally happened! With the grand opening last Thursday, we are officially open! The whole team were blown away with the amount of support and positivity we received last Thursday; from the messages saying good luck, the people popping in all day to say sorry that can't make the opening to the huge amount of people that turned up. The feedback was amazing and all completely positive; Julie was almost in tears due to everyone's kindness and joy. One of my favourite comments that I have bee...

October 11, 2020

Photo shoot day!

Today has been a beautiful day in town, with the farmers market buzzing this morning! Even though we were not open today we still had a great time with the shop doors wide open and talking to some lovely customers. So what were we up to? Today was photo shoot time for our website, which means that hopefully tonight our website will be going live to allow our lovely customers of Rotorua order some fresh flower arrangements. I love designing bouquets and talk to our customers to understand what th...

October 4, 2020

It's been a long but exciting couple of weeks!

Well it certainly as been a full on couple of weeks! We have been working hard to get the shop up and running as well as designing our brand new website. We picked up the keys to the shop late in September and it has been all go since then. The suppliers for beautiful vegan chocolate, kanuka honey, pots, plants and of course most importantly of all, some fresh and beautiful flowers.While the shop has been open for about a week, i just can't wait for the grand opening on the 8th October!! It will...

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