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Down the Aisle with Style… And Profit


Interested in expanding your floral horizons and getting inspired from some professionals? Join Leopoldo Gómez CAF & Carol Caggiano AIFD, PFCI for a Floral Workshop and Show! Details below:





MARCH 5th, 2017



Pomona Fairgrounds & Flower Pavilion

1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768



9:00 -11:00 Floral Workshop – Inspiration and Advanced Techniques

Featuring Leopoldo Gómez CAF

11:30 -12:30 Lunch Served

12:30 -1:30 Floral Show Part I – Inspiring Events, Parties, and More

Featuring Carol Caggiano AIFD, PFCI

2:00 -3:00 Floral Show Part II – Wedding Inspiration and Techniques

Featuring Leopoldo Gómez CAF





For More Info Contact Lori Novak at or

(909) 987-1006 or (909) 921-4958



Live Chat: Streamlining your Proposal Process w/ Cristina Barragan


Join in to learn how to cut your client management time in half through the use of templates and automation features using systems like HoneyBook. Cristina Barragan of Posh Peony, will walk you through her streamlined process from lead capture to completion! You will learn how to save time, create beautiful proposals that convert, and maintain an elevated client experience from the get-go!

If you are interested in learning more about the available apps for florists, check out our comparison blog post here.


Now let’s get to know a little bit more about our guest host, Cristina!



I’m Cristina Barragan, Owner and Chief Creative Officer at Posh Peony and I have always had a love and passion for all things floral and design. In 2005, I started teaching elementary education and at the same time, launched my full-time floral business. It was a balancing act, to say the least! Over the years, I have built my business from the ground up with no formal training or education. It was all a learning curve that I have been able to streamline over the years. I have been able to grow and scale my business which has allowed me to pursue my love of teaching in the event industry. Today, we are a boutique style studio that provides full-service design and educational workshops at a local and international level. Being able to serve my clients well, teach aspiring business owners, and promote community in the event industry is the greatest joy! 




February 21st at 5PM EST / 2PM PST


The live video chat will take place on Huzza. All you need to do is just click, listen, chat, and ask questions! And if you feel like it, share a selfie with us. Click the link below to follow & subscribe and Huzza will send you a reminder 30 minutes prior to our live chat.



You’re Invited: Mayesh Luxe Blooms Launch

Mayesh Luxe Blooms


Please join us at the Official Launch Party for



Luxe Blooms is our brand of high-end novelty flowers from artisan growers around the world, exclusively at Mayesh.

We are excited to offer some of the most exquisite, longest lasting flowers with longer stems, more blooms & bigger heads.


Join us for some light breakfast bites & bubbly at a Meet & Greet with our Luxe suppliers from Japan, The Netherlands, Colombia & more, and see for yourself why Mayesh Luxe Blooms are so special!



January 16th, 2017

6 to 10 o’clock in the morning

Mayesh LA Market  |  755 Wall Street #7, Los Angeles, CA 90014


P.S. If you need one more exciting reason to stop by, how about winning $1000 in Japanese flowers and live flower demonstrations with Moon Canyon?Mayesh Luxe Blooms raffle

Countdown to Customer Appreciation Day


We love you guys (seriously, I’m writing this blog post on New Year’s Eve) so we’re celebrating our awesome customers as a kick-off to 2017. This year’s Open House is all about you – so stop by your local branch to join the fun!

You seriously won’t want to miss out – every customer that comes in will have a chance to raffle for a slot in our Mayesh Design Star Workshop – if that’s not an incentive, I don’t know what is! Here are a few details regarding the workshop raffle: Our California branches will form one group with two tickets available for the Carlsbad workshop, and Chandler & Phoenix will have one ticket total for the Phoenix workshop. Miami and Las Vegas will not be participating in the Workshop Ticket raffle. Winner is responsible for travel & accommodations, Mayesh will only cover cost of ticket. Be sure to stop by your local Mayesh branch for a chance to win!

Most of our locations will be hosting their event during business hours, but a few branches sent us specifics on what their day will look like, so if you’re a customer of our Phoenix, Carlsbad, Houston or Riverside branch, check out the deets including food, fun, and of course, FLOWERS!




Live flower demo’s 8:00am and 10:00am by Shelley Anders

Garden rose display




Live flower demo’s 11:00am and 3:00pm by:

-Maria Maxit of Maxit Flower Design

-Jonathon Sage of Jonathon Andrew Sage Designs

-Ace Berry of Fulshear Floral Design and others…

We will be raffling 5-25% off shopping throughout the day

Taking Valentine’s Day pre-books

Showcasing flowers from all over the world





Receive discounts on Valentine’s Day pre-books 

5% off already discounted pre-book pricing

Meet your sales rep. one on one and secure your flowers for the Holiday. 

10% off all Supplies – (only on the night of the open house)

**All Accounts must be in good standing to receive pre-book pricing




Phoenix is hosting an entire day – Customer Appreciation goodies in the morning, and Circuit Training (Problem Solving 101 for Modern Florists) in the evening.

Open House: 6:30am until 2:30pm

Circuit Training: 5:30 to 8:30pm (Food & Hors d’oeuvres from 4:30-5:30)

Presenters include:

Kate Mellow of Bloom & Blueprint

Seth Schortz of BloomNation

Gay Smith of Chrysal USA

Brad Beck of Design Master w/ Diane Gonzalez

Ikuko Hashimoto

Only $45.00 per person | RSVP 623.582.1290




Raffles to win Plants and Supply Gift Baskets

Sandwich, fruit and veggie platters

Raffle for a slot in our Design Star Workshop being held at their location on November 14th (Customer must come in to register)




All Day – 5:30am – 2:30pm
5:30pm – 9:00am: Breakfast
11:00am – 1:30pm: Lunch

Special Valentine’s Day Pre-Book prices if ordered in person by

Door prizes!

Raffle for a slot in the Design Star Workshop being held at the Phoenix location on February 28th

(Phoenix and Chandler – will be combined for 1 ticket total to the PHX workshop)




5% OFF Premium Freedom Roses; Brunch

10% OFF on supplies excluding items that are on their Sale Flyer & all floral foam

(Mention our remodel Supply Dept)

Raffle for a slot in our Design Star Workshop being held at their location on March 21st!




All day – 7:00am – 3:00pm

Flower displays from Growers

Door prizes!

Take advantage of our Huge Supply Sale

10% OFF Fresh (with your visit – with all fresh taken that day)

Light Breakfast – Light Lunch

Still taking Valentine’s orders

Raffle for a slot in our Design Star Workshop on July 11th!




Come and see our “EXCLUSIVE” One Day ONLY Specials during Open House for Valentine’s Day!

SEO for Florists

SEO for Florist Live Video Recap


Why should you care about SEO? What is SEO – search engine optimization? How can you improve your SEO? So many questions and with only so many hours in a day, where do you start?

That is why we asked Eric Wu, an SEO, Product Manager, and Marketing Technologist from BloomNation to sit down with us for a live chat about SEO for florists. Search engine optimization is an ambitious topic, but I think this is a good starter conversation to kick-start your journey or at least have a better understanding of this subject matter. So if you weren’t able to make it or had to leave early, I hope you enjoy the video replay below.

Throughout the discussion, Eric reviewed some great resources and tools, and I wanted to make sure to provide a list for your reference.








I want to thank Eric Wu, David Schwartz and BloomNation for braving live video with us!! You guys rock! I also wanted to give a quick run-down about BloomNation for anyone who may not know about this company. First, I like what they offer florists and think what they are doing is great. They are not a wire service but more of a technology company that provides a web platform to build a website to sell your floral designs. The websites are excellent when it comes to user experience and you, the florist, have complete control over what is offered, pricing, etc. Bloomnation will also send a photographer out to capture professional pictures for the florist in addition to their continuous work on SEO (so the florists get found). The only risk to the florist is the time it takes to set everything up and change. While we know each florist business has their unique circumstances, I think it is well worth your time to look into BloomNation. To check it out, click here.


Art In Full Bloom: Disco Celebration of Color


This was the 5th annual Art in Full Bloom and I have to say, it was the best one yet! Early on in the planning stages we settled on the theme of “Disco Celebration of Color” and as a super fan of disco, I was elated! With the help of Jim McCoy we were able to create an evening of full of dancing, socializing, networking, art and live entertainment! It was kind of like Mayesh’s version of Studio 54 and what better place than Vegas, baby!

This year we partnered with The Center, a community-based organization that helps furthering the human rights and overall well being of the LGBTQ community in South Las Vegas. This partnership was a perfect fit! Not only do we fully support their cause but the staff and crew were so amazing and easy to work with – everything came together seamlessly! Together we really pulled off a spectacular event.


Of course it would not be an Art in Full Bloom event without our favorite ladies Norma and Doris! They never seem to disappoint and bring so much life to the party. As usual their performance was crowd pleaser and their all night mingling makes for some fun and interesting conversation. They weren’t the only ones with a stellar performance, though. We also had a Diana Ross impersonator that was off the charts! The DJ was spinning disco classics all night long and everyone was shakin’ their groove thing! Our Floral Fantasy winner also designed an amazing art installation “Disco Cell” which provided the backdrop to many selfies and tons of photo ops!

I can’t say enough about this event! We manage to top ourselves every year and this year was no exception! If you were able to make it this year, then you understand how it would be impossible to capture the magic of the night through a blog post! If you weren’t able to make it out this year, there’s always next year!

For more photos of this year’s Art in Full Bloom:

Thank you to everyone who made it such a special night!

For more information on the center visit:


And the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year Is…


As someone with a degree in Interior Design and now working in the flower industry, my inner design geek waves its flag every year as we await Pantone’s big reveal! I’m sure many of you can relate, and this year was no different.

Well, the wait is finally over, and I have to say, I’m pretty excited over the 2017 pick! Not only is my favorite color green, but it goes hand in hand with the garden style that is so popular in floral design right now, and in my humble opinion, here to stay. On top of all that, we use the words “foliage” and “greenery” interchangeably, so both the color and its name couldn’t be more fitting.

To find out all the beautiful types of greenery (see how perfect it is?!) Mayesh has to offer, including but not limited to the products below, be sure to reach out to your local branch or sales rep to get your hands on all the greens! And if you don’t already have a sales rep, you can get started here.


So, what do you guys think? Are you into next year’s Color of the Year or are you already awaiting 2018?



Mayesh Cleveland: Meet & Greet w/ BloomNation


After BloomNation hits Phoenix, they’ll be heading up north to visit Mayesh Cleveland and meet with local customers! If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by for some food and to learn what BloomNation has to offer.



January 26th, 2017 from 6 – 8PM



Mayesh Cleveland | 12631 Plaza Drive, Parma, OH  44130


Please call 424-222-8210 or email today!


Hope to see you there!

BloomNation Roundtable at Mayesh Phoenix


Mayesh Phoenix is excited to host a roundtable with David Schwartz of BloomNation this coming January. The roundtable will focus on TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS – don’t miss out!



January 17th, 2017 from 4:30 – 8:30PM



Mayesh Phoenix | 1805 W. Crest Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027


Please call 424-222-8210 or email today!


Hope to see you there!

Live Chat: Talking all Things SEO w/ BloomNation


You’ve probably (hopefully) heard of those three little letters – SEO – and you’ve been told how important they are to your business. But other than knowing that it’s important, you don’t fully understand WHAT or WHY SEO is important, let alone how to effectively use it to your benefit.

If that sounds like you, then you’re going to want to join our LIVE VIDEO CHAT with BloomNation’s VP of Product & SEO aficionado, Eric Wu!

As an SEO, Product Manager, and Marketing Technologist, Eric has made a career of connecting millions with large brands while at Edmunds, AT&T, SpinMedia, Demand Media, REALTOR, and EarthLink. Since 2000, he has worked at scale across a variety of industries for some of the internet’s most popular websites including,,,,,, and

And now he’s here to help you, and to educate the floral industry on the importance of SEO and where florists should spend most of their mindshare.




December 14th at 4PM EST / 2PM MST / 1PM PST


The live video chat will take place on Huzza. All you need to do is just click, listen, chat, and ask questions! And if you feel like it, share a selfie with us. Click the link below to follow & subscribe and Huzza will send you a reminder 30 minutes prior to our live chat.




We’ll also be streaming this live on Facebook, so check us out there too!

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