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Art in Full Bloom 2017

Art in Full Bloom - Crazy Daisy

YOU ARE INVITED!!

WHAT:
ART, FLORAL, FASHION, AND EDM TO BENEFIT AID FOR AIDS OF NEVADA (AFAN)

WHEN:
NOVEMBER 10, 2017
4PM – 9PM

WHERE:
MAYESH LAS VEGAS
3950 WEST DIABLO #B11, LAS VEGAS, NV 89118

ART * FLORAL * FASHION * MUSIC * PARTY

This year’s theme – CRAZY DAISY “A Neon Celebration of Colors” will be dedicated to AFAN – the HIV / AIDS community and their talents within the art and floral industries. Artists and designers will be asked to focus on the uses of electric colors in their art and floral designs. Attendees are encouraged to participate with flamboyant costumes and revelry.

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. AFAN works to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice and the stigma associated with the disease. AFAN is committed to a system that nurtures personal growth and dignity of persons served, which is emphasized during orientation, ongoing staff training and the culture of our organization.

Attendees are asked to make a donation to selected charity upon entrance, buy art, raffles, and bid at the silent auction.

Art in Full Bloom is a FREE event started as a simple open house for Mayesh Wholesale Florist and has grown into an eclectic mix of flora, art and fun! Local artists are asked to exhibit with opportunities to sell their art. In addition, local floral designers are asked to create a floral design to accent/complement the art piece. There will also be featured Floral Fantasy designs, a student competition, raffles, silent auction and fabulous noshes & libations.

Hope to see you there!!

 

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS

If you are a local artist or florist and are interested in participating in this year's event, get more information here:

MDS Portland Workshop Vendor Feature: Union/Pine

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

 

After a busy start to the year, we’ve taken a little break from our MDS workshop tour to enjoy the summer. But as this season comes to a close and we enter the fall season, we’re gearing up for our next workshop in Portland in October!

One of our favorite parts about this tour has been the diversity in venues, and how each space has really been a representation of its city. Our venue in Portland is no different, so we’re excited to share a little bit about Union/Pine, a true reflection of the Pacific Northwest.

The evolution of Union/Pine and how it came to be is a special story, and we can’t wait to be a part of its story in just two short months!

 

THE HISTORY OF UNION/PINE

 

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

 

The 10,000 square foot warehouse we now call Union/Pine was built in 1960, designed by the remarkable Margaret Fritsch, who was the first female architect in the State of Oregon. The building served as a storage facility for the Volunteers of America for its first 30 years, and shifted between a few other businesses throughout the 90’s before the main floor became a sign shop. The 2nd floor on the other hand came into the loving hands of Todd Fadel, who converted it into the legendary all-ages venue, Meow Meow. Hosting a slew of local and traveling talent from Death Cab and Modest Mouse to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Meow Meow was the go-to spot for countless teens and twenty-somethings for a handful of super fun years until they were forced to move locations and eventually close their doors.

 

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

 

After another few years getting tossed around, 525 SE Pine was worse for the wear. A terribly leaky roof created massive puddles upstairs, rendering it completely uninhabitable. The sign shop crew had built rooms and cubicles throughout the main floor and covered them in sawdust and stuff for 20 years, and along the way, reinforced the rickety plexiglass windows with big wood doors, blocking out nearly all natural light. The exterior was a dingy white with rotting wood framing and stucco badly in need of repair when the building went up for sale in 2011. One Spring afternoon, Patrick Triato, a fresh transplant from Ohio, rode by on his way to work at his product design firm, and he fell in love.

Patrick inked a deal days later that countless architects and developers had passed on because it was “too much work”, and the building was officially his. Now all he had to do was to power through the remodel, and find a roommate to help pay the rent.

Meanwhile, Summer Killingsworth was hunting for a live/work loft, and answered a vague Craigslist ad for a place in Central SE. When she set eyes on it the next day, something bigger than a cool home started brewing as they began scheming an idea for an art gallery and event space that they hoped would serve as a hub for the Portland creative community. The list to get the place in shape was miles long, so Summer and Patrick got straight to work.

 

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

 

After demolishing all the walls and taking down all the fluorescent lights, they tackled the bar, using pallets they foraged from the neighborhood. The list continued to grow as evenings and weekends were spent lowering the ‘sunken’ living room floor, building the stage, replacing the windows, fixing up the bathrooms, building the rolling doors, and painting every square inch while they fine-tuned their business plan. Work parties turned into rooftop parties, as their amazing friends rallied to support their crazy project.

 

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

 

Brainstorming names for their venture on a rare weekend outside, they came up with “Union” as a word that symbolized joining people together, which was at the heart of the business. Looking for a word to compliment, “Pine” popped out, and it clicked. It wasn’t until months later that they discovered that the cross street (Grand/MLK) was once Union Street – adding a very cool element of destiny to the tale.

 

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine



Once they had a name, the rest fell into line. The calendar was booking up, the parties were a blast, and the roommates were tired and happy. 

Many lists, and 4 years later, Summer and Patrick were married.

 


 

So there you have it! A beautiful space with a story to match. If you’re in the Portland area, don’t miss your chance at signing up for our workshop on October 17th. Hope to see you there!

 

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Mayesh Lonely Bouquet Design Day 2017

Mayesh Lonely Bouquet Design Day 2017

 

Every year we’re asked if we’re going to continue doing our own Mayesh Lonely Bouquet, and every year, the answer is a resounding YES! We love this event just as much as you do, so we’re excited to announce that this year’s Lonely Bouquet Design Day will be held on Wednesday, June 28th at all Mayesh locations.

For those of you who are not familiar with The Lonely Bouquet, here is a quick summary: it is a global initiative with a goal of making strangers happy with flowers. Participants create a small bouquet, add a “take me” tag, and leave the bouquet somewhere public to be found and taken home. It’s a simple but powerful idea.

Our marketing director, Yvonne, was able to connect with Emily Avenson, of Fleuropen, who launched (inter)National Lonely Bouquet Day back in 2013 to encourage participation from others. I asked Emily how she came up with the name “Lonely Bouquet” and she said, “… I tried to think of something that would appeal to the average passer-by. People often hesitate to take the flowers, and the word “lonely” seemed like something that would trigger an empathetic response and encourage someone to take the flowers home, whether they “need” them or not.”

Emily wanted emphasize “the importance of spreading happiness, love, and good. Whether you choose to participate in the Lonely Bouquet project or find your own special way of cultivating kindness, the world we live in can use all of the flower-power that we have. It might seem silly to think that a small bunch of flowers can make a difference… but it can, and it does.”

 


 

EVENT DETAILS

 

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 28th (during store hours)

 

WHERE:
At all Mayesh locations nationwide

 


 

LONELY BOUQUET DESIGN DAY DETAILS

 

Mayesh will provide an array of flowers free of charge to design your lonely bouquet on June 28, 2017. Local Mayesh customers must come to their Mayesh location to design their bouquet.

  • For shipping customers, please let your Mayesh rep know that you are interested in participating and they can pull together some blooms for the bouquet to ship with your order.
  • Shipping customer must submit a photo of their completed Lonely Bouquet to alidahlson@mayesh.com.
  • Mayesh will provide Lonely Bouquet tags to attach. Please bring a business card that you can attach as well.
  • Besides Mayesh flowers, designs may contain any other accessories and use any container, as long as it is provided by the designer.
  • For shipping customers, we recommend you ship an order ahead of time. Please work with your sales rep on the details; participants assume freight costs.
    Participants must be current customers of Mayesh Wholesale Florist and in good standing.
  • Submitted photos become the property of Mayesh Wholesale and may be used for promotion and publicity.

 

#MAYESHLONELYBOUQUET

Carlsbad Workshop Special Sponsors Announcement

 

For next week’s workshop, we’re lucky enough to have three sponsors graciously providing their services: gorgeous, silk ribbon from tono + co., pretty tabletop candles from Creative Candles, and trendy furnishings & accessories from local rental company Folklore! We couldn’t be more excited to feature these three fabulous companies and have their products be a part of the day. So let’s get excited and learn a bit more about each of them!

 


#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Tono + Co.

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Tono + Co.

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Tono + Co.

 

tono & co. is the passion of Janelle Nicole Wylie, owner of the floral company Lavenders Flowers. Working closely with brides for almost a decade, color became the natural center of Janelle’s work leading her to the tradition of hand-dying fabrics.  tono & co. finds its inspiration in the first-hand knowledge Janelle gained while studying painting & color theory in Florence, Italy. In Italian, tono refers to the gradual increase in color tone, creating a fluid color spectrum. Through the learning process of mixing oil paint, Janelle developed a sensitivity to color tone. Her passions for combining color and texture have evolved into the art of hand-dyed textiles. (Images by Sposto Photograpy)

 

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Folklore

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Folklore

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Folklore

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Folklore

 

Folklore is the result of best friends Taylor & Maggie’s combined passion for furniture & design, here’s a little about how it all began:

What’s Folklore you ask? Well technically it goes something like this:

“Traditional stories and legends attached to a particular people, place, or object passed down from generation to generation.”​ 

We look for pieces that have a past and tell a story. Pieces that aren’t afraid to show where they’ve been and what they’ve been through.

It all started with one upholstered chair and after that we began furiously buying amazing pieces of furniture, accessories, and so on without looking back.  Slowly but surely we decided we would rent them for weddings, baby showers, and other events.  Our collection grew fast, so fast in fact it spilled out from the garage into our hallways, living room, bedroom, kitchen until we built a structure on Maggie’s property.  Only we had grown out of that by the day it was finished being built. In June 2014 we moved Folklore to our first warehouse and after two years we needed to upgrade again! Now we have a warehouse and office in San Marcos where we work alongside our talented team of employees.

 

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Creative Candles

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Creative Candles

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Creative Candles

 

For more than 50 years the artisans at Creative Candles have been hand-dipping and hand-pouring candles in Kansas City, Missouri. A unique proprietary blend of high-quality waxes is used to create beautiful one-of-a-kind candles and our craftsmen add their personal touch to give every candle a rich, matte finish. The result is truly something special – an exceptional smokeless, dripless candle with a slow and even burn.

As a small family-owned business our focus is always on relationships. Creative Candles’ service and sales representatives, clients and vendors are extensions of our family and those relationships are of the utmost importance to us.

 


 

Raise your hand if you’re excited as we are! And if you still haven’t purchased your ticket, now is the chance with only two seats left!

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MDS Carlsbad Vendor Feature

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Vendor Brick + Laurel

 

We can hardly believe it, but we’re now less than two weeks away from our FOURTH workshop featuring Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers! This workshop will be held in La Mesa, CA, about a half hour from our Carlsbad location, and guys, it’s gonna be a good one.

The space is super fun & eclectic, we have some amazing new sponsors (more about them soon!) aaand there may or may not be a taco bar (I mean come on, we’re in San Diego, how could we not have tacos?)

So let’s check out some of the details!

 


 

THE SPACE: Brick + Laurel

 

Mayesh #MDSFlowerWorkshop vendor Brick + Laurel in La Mesa, CA!

Mayesh #MDSFlowerWorkshop vendor Brick + Laurel in La Mesa, CA!

Mayesh #MDSFlowerWorkshop vendor Brick + Laurel in La Mesa, CA!

Megan Welker Photography

 

Brick + Laurel Warehouse is a historic building built in the 40’s. When we first acquired the space we wanted to keep the mostly brick appearance to appreciate the original integrity of the building. The space has a very industrial look and high rafters. Common Good Coffee Roasters and Catalina Neal Floral Design share the warehouse which creates a real artistic collaborative environment. Our warehouse provides a great space for small gatherings of all kinds.

 


 

THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Clarey Photography

 

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Photographer Nicole Clarey Photography

 

You may remember her from our vendor feature for the Cleveland workshop, and we’re excited to announce that Nicole is officially a part of our workshop team and will be traveling with us for the remaining six workshops!

Nicole was amazing to work with in Cleveland and will be an awesome addition to our team. Check out her gorgeous work on Instagram!

 


 

THE STYLIST: Tristan Needham Design

 

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Carlsbad Vendor Tristan Needham Design

 

Our girl Tristan is back and has been helping behind the scenes to ensure that every detail is styled to perfection! Between Tristan’s fully styled table to Nicole’s photography skills, we can assure you that you’ll have some fabulous new photos to add to your portfolio following the workshop!

 


 

There are just two tickets left so if you’ve been thinking about attending, now is the time!

 

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Catersource 2017 Recap

 

This year’s Catersource event took us to the vibrant city of New Orleans, and we had a blast! NOLA designer Kim Starr Wise used our line of Mayesh Luxe Blooms to create a gorgeous booth inspired by a Parisian boutique, and local rental company Pret a Fete provided us with gorgeous furnishings to help bring Kim’s vision to life. Here are a few images of our team & booth, followed by images of our flowers being used throughout the event!

 

 


 

 

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Please DO pick the daisies! Senior Wedding and Event Designer, The JDK Group David Everett shows attendees how to create attractive and inexpensive centerpieces in the Hands-on Arena at CS2017 in New Orleans.

 

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CS2017 attendees play with all of the great florals and stems provided by Mayesh.

 

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Expensive floral stems are not required to make a floral arrangement attractive. In this hands-on session at the CS2017 tradeshow attendees learned how to use inexpensive stems such as ferns, daisies, and eucalyptus to create attractive centerpieces.

 

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The designer extraordinaire himself, David Everett Senior Wedding and Event Designer of The JDK Group. We love him!

 

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These bold arrangements made a huge statement at the Tour de Lis Party held at Nola Motorsports Park for Catersource 2017 attendees.

 

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This playful mix of florals and balloons added oomf to this darling garden themed station at the Tour de Lis Party.

 

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Wowza! the Team at Catering Creations of Omaha, NE was incredibly creative in their use of florals in this whimsical garden themed station at the Tour de Lis Party at Catersource 2017.

 

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Shots from above of these gorgeous arrangements at the Tour de Lis party at Catersource 2017!

 

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No food station is complete without beautiful florals but Catering Creations of Omaha, NE took that to new levels with this innovative structure for their “Pipe Dream” station at the Tour de Lis party at Catersource 2017.

 

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Close ups of these gorgeous Alum blooms at the Tour de Lis party at Catersource 2017!

 

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The garden themed station at Tour de Lis featured a floral adorned mini bridge fit for a garden gnome.

 

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Beautiful arrangements like this one featuring Mayesh florals enhanced the atmosphere for Catersource 2017 attendees at the Tour de Lis party.

 

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Miniature tabletop floral votives at Tour de Lis provided big pops of color.

 

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Floral Stems submerged in water add to the underwater theme of this station at Tour de Lis.

 

Catersource Vendor Feature: Pret A Fete

 

We had a blast at Catersource this year, in part because of our beautiful booth design! Local New Orlean’s designer Kim Starr Wise executed her vision to highlight our Mayesh Luxe Blooms to a T, using gorgeous rentals provided by NOLA Event Rentals company Pret A Fete

Owner Emily Shaya gave us the lowdown on her fabulous company, which was a result of her frustration in finding the perfect rentals for her own wedding.

 

Pret a Fete was founded to help you capture some of the New Orleans magic for your event, by offering stylish and sophisticated party rental decor and furniture. Our inventory contains high-quality vintage, antique and handcrafted pieces in a range of styles. We have worked hard to collect pieces that are not only beautiful, but functional, too.

 

Here are some fun vignettes for a little inspiration!

 

Portland Flower Market Spring Wedding Show


Though the weather may not show it in many parts of the country, spring is in the air! And that means that it’s time for the annual spring wedding show at the Portland Flower Market. This year’s featured designer is John Regan of Twisted Stem Floral in Illinois, and it’s bound to be a good one! Here are the details…

 

WHEN:

 

Sunday March 19th | 8am until 2pm

 

WHERE:

 

Portland Flower Market | 3624 N Leverman St, Portland, OR 97217

 

SCHEDULE:

 

8am | Show Opens

9:30 -11am | Morning Session

11-12:30pm | Catered Lunch

12:30-2pm | Afternoon Program

 

$50 REGISTRATION FEE

 


 

About John Regan

 
Twice named ‘Designer of the Year’ by the Illinois State Florists Association and Illinois Allied Florists, 2017 will mark John’s 40th year working in the professional floral industry. He describes his style as “modern Flemish’ as a result of being drawn to discovering and working with a wide scope of flowers, foliage, naturals and non-traditional materials such as salvaged materials, porcupine quills, horsehair, silk, mohair, angora and handmade paper.

John’s work has appeared in Flower Fusion, the Japanese journal Florist, Town & Country, Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Weddings and most recently was the cover feature of the November 2016 issue of Florists’ Review. He was also a featured designer in the book Entertaining for Business. His northern IL floral studio Twisted Stem bears the tag line ‘Edgy & Elegant Floral Design’, which describes their non-traditional style.

Their clients are spread across the upper midwest and occasionally internationally. Weddings they produce can be as modest as $500, or as grand as in 2016 when John and staff produced a week of 3 parties and 1 wedding in Dubai with a flower cost in excess of $5 million.

 

Alexandra Farms Meet & Greet // Mayesh Las Vegas

 

Mayesh Las Vegas would like to invite you to a Meet & Greet Event with Alexandra Farms!

Mayesh has an exclusive with Alexandra Farms, an excellent quality grower that grows David Austin Garden Roses and other varieties of Garden Roses.

See all the varieties that are “Exclusive” to Mayesh on display. Maria from Alexander Farms will be providing a presentation on the varieties, post-harvest quality procedures etc. Coffee and pastries will be served!

 

WHERE:

Mayesh Las Vegas | 3950 West Diablo #B11, Las Vegas, NV 89118

 

WHEN:

Tuesday March 21st, 2017

 

For more information about the event, please contact your Mayesh sales rep at 702.739.0418 or email one of the following:

shearne@mayesh.com  |  lzeyde@mayesh.com  |  rphet@mayesh.com

MDS Cleveland Workshop Vendor Feature

 

With our second MDS Workshop less than a month away, we wanted to share our awesome vendors for the Cleveland workshop! We’ll be in another GORGEOUS space, and our Cleveland photographer has a beautiful portfolio filled with stunning floral images + more. If you’re interested in attending our Cleveland workshop on March 21st, register here!

Nicole Clarey Photo | @nicoleclareyphoto

 

Nicole Clarey is a Fine Art Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer currently located in Dayton, OH, but is a born and raised California girl. With a Master of Arts from California State University, Northridge, she had dedicated her life to the practice of photography and creating timeless memories for her many clients. (Bio Image by Anna Lord)

Here’s a little taste of Nicole’s work – isn’t it stunning?!

 

Styled Shoot // Florals by Evergreen Flower Co.
Boho Wedding // Florals by Flowers by Denise



The Lake Erie Building, aka the Screw Factory, is close to one hundred years old and located on the edge of Lakewood’s historic Birdtown Neighborhood. The building offers an airy, spacious, industrial space with tall ceilings & windows and gorgeous light, and is the perfect backdrop for photos of the flowers and workshop happenings. (Photos by Mallory + Justin Photography)

 

Borrow Rentals

 

We’re so excited that Borrow Vintage + Eclectic will be providing some beautiful rentals to help furnish and display our flowers! Borrow Rentals is a custom Furniture, Prop and Decor house that supplies beautiful and unique items for rental and purchase. They design,  build, upcycle, reupholster and purchase items which are locally found and made and which are completely unique to their rental and retail market.

From designing your home, to a special event, to your newest furniture creation or textile purchase Borrow is your go to furniture and style gurus. 

 

 

Lastly, we wanted to refresh your memory on everything that will be included in the workshop and what you’ll be taking home with you! Hope to see you there!

 

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