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Announcing Our 2018 Mayesh Design Star

2018 Mayesh Design Star

Remember way back in 2011 when Mayesh decided to do this crazy contest looking for a designer to be the face of our first floral design video series? Also, I remember being excited when our first video almost hit 800 views in its initial month of going live, while today this month’s design video has well over 10,000 views on YouTube and Facebook combined in just 14 days!  Top that off with the fact that our videos are watched around the world from the US to the UK, Taiwan, Spain, Brazil and beyond – we can truly say that we have created a series that has reached the far corners of the world. I love taking the time to reminisce, appreciate how far we have come, and know that this part of our journey is still well and will continue to evolve. However, none of this would have been possible without our amazing and inspiring Mayesh Design Stars who all share the passion and love of sharing their knowledge of floral design.

My team had its work cut out, as we had 38 people enter this year’s contest! And I know I say this every year, but it still is true – we are blown away with all of the amazingly talented people who entered the contest. We watched every video, reviewed workshop curriculums, debated, conducted interviews and deliberated some more. Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s contest. We appreciate all of the hard work and effort that went into your entry and we treasure your support!

With the deliberations complete, I am happy to finally announce our 2018 Mayesh Design Star, Kaylee Young of Flourish by Kay!! We love her energy, her fresh ideas, and are excited to start collaborating on our 2018 Mayesh Design Star tour and video series. To give you just a tiny taste of her 12-page proposal, Kaylee’s theme is “CURATE, CREATE, BE YOURSELF, AND THRIVE” – I think that mantra really resonates with our community! Get to know Kaylee in an upcoming interview that will be posted on the blog very soon.

Congratulations Kaylee, we are so excited to have you join our team!!

P.S. I have already started to receive inquiries about tickets for next year’s tour. We are hitting 4 U.S. cities and will be hosting a workshop experience in Quito, Ecuador. Once I have the dates finalized, the tickets will be available for sale. Stay tuned…

Announcing our Customer Appreciation Raffle Winners!


Last week we celebrated YOU at our annual Open House, deeming this year’s theme “Customer Appreciation Day.” All of our locations had so much fun decking out their branches and highlighting our brand new Mayesh Luxe Blooms line which launched last week!



There were fun raffles & prizes, including eight grand prize Mayesh Design Star workshop ticket giveaways. Congrats to the winners, we can’t to see you at your local workshop featuring Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers!


Arizona – Randi Eshelman of Carte Blanche


California – Cheri of Log Cabin & Kasia from Plenty of Petals


Michigan – Sam Schmidt of Hawthorne & Vine


North Carolina – Paula Taggio of Flowers Plus


Ohio – Molly Taylor of Molly Taylor & Co.


Oregon – Kim of Swoon Floral Design


Texas – Mary McCarthy of The Blooming Idea



Lastly, we’d like to thank our amazing sponsors for helping us put on such a great national event:


Royal Flowers


Alexandra Farms




Elite Flowers


Rosa Prima


Naniwa Flower Auction

Announcing 2017 Mayesh Design Star

2017 Mayesh Design Star Christy Hulsey

Wow, wow, wow! As usual, when Mayesh tries something different, we have no idea how it is going to go. And once again, we had so many great people step up to the plate and throw their hat into the ring for our latest Mayesh Design Star contest! Thank you to all who entered – we greatly appreciate all of the time and consideration you put into your entry. After combing through the submissions – watching the videos, looking at the portfolios and reviewing the workshop outlines – I’m happy to say that we selected the 2017 Mayesh Design Star!

We have had the pleasure of working with this year’s winner on a couple occasions – she has done a Mayesh Instagram Takeover and an interview. She is a big Mayesh supported and is always giving us love on social media (long before we started the contest). Our star is a Chapel Designer that has been featured on all of the top blogs with a style that is very on trend. Also, I love that her shop has been around for 50 years and she helped resurrect and rebrand a beloved family business.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have the great pleasure of introducing Christy Hulsey, of Colonial House of Flowers, our 2017 Mayesh Design Star!! Congratulations Christy!

My team will be working with Christy on the workshop details and we will post the Mayesh Design Star workshop schedule very soon! Stay tuned. In the meantime, check out Christy’s video:


video credit: Vitor Lindo


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