Posts Tagged “workshop”

MDS Workshop Venue Feature: 255 Miami Studio


We are just over a month away from our first official workshop of the 2018 MDS Workshop Tour: Curate & Create with Kaylee Young of Flourish by Kay! We’re excited to share the venue for our Miami workshop this coming January: 255 Miami Studio.


Located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, 255 Miami Studio is a photo studio & event space with high ceilings, an open floor plan and plenty of natural light. Its clean white walls will create a simple gallery aesthetic and provide the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous flowers hand-selected by Kaylee and the professional photographs of each student’s work by fine art photographer Nicole Clarey.

{A great bonus, is that the studio has its own gated parking lot so you won’t have to drive around trying to find street parking!!}


Studio 255 Wynwood

Studio 255 Wynwood


While the space is clean & minimal, the neighborhood is anything but that. For those of you unfamiliar with the area, the Wynwood Arts District is a vibrant neighborhood home to over seventy galleries, museums, and collections. It is most famous for The Wynwood Walls, a unique outdoor destination featuring huge, colorful street murals by artists from around the globe.


255 Miami Studio Wynwood


We couldn’t be more excited to host the Miami workshop in a neighborhood so rich with culture, and with its vast selection of bars and restaurants, you’ll have no trouble finding a place to enjoy a meal or a drink with your new flower friends! So if you’re in Miami or surrounding areas and you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, come join us for what’s sure to be an amazing & educational workshop!




“The Art of Wedding Design” Workshop w/ Stacey Carlton AIFD



Mayesh Houston is excited to announce an upcoming hands-on workshop with designer Stacey Carlton AIFD on March 6th! Students will make individual and collaborative designs and be inspired by Stacey’s fresh approach to the art of designing wedding flowers. Work with beautiful Mayesh blooms and garden roses from Alexandra Farms!

Following the workshop will be a cocktail reception. Everyone is welcome to stop by for snacks & refreshments, hope to see you there!



Stacey Carlton AIFD of The Flora Culturist


Stacey Carlton AIFD is a second generation floral designer and educator residing in Chicago. Her extensive educational journey is supported by her life-long training in floristry,horticulture, and visual arts. Inducted into AIFD in 2010, she is an internationally published artist most recently in the highly coveted 2016/2017 International Floral Art Book by Stitching Kunstboek.  Stacey is celebrating a three year consecutive win from Fusion Flower Magazine’s International Designer of the Year competition with four medals in 2016. She prefers to demonstrate her natural modern design aesthetic in large scale installations, wedding and event decor, floral fashion, and street art. Stacey is passionate about advancing the artistry of the floral industry by supporting design education, encouraging individual style and techniques, and developing custom floral art to suit her clients’ needs and wants.




  • Discuss individuality and personalization of wedding design
  • Showcase techniques that can be used in various applications of wedding design, specifically an armature technique that we will used for bouquet design. It’s all about that base!
  • A smart hybrid approach to quick, sturdy, and comfortable fresh floral crowns
  • Fresh updates to wedding decor staples
  • A collaborative design effort combining several discussion points to end the class




March 6th, 2017

12-5pm – Hands-on Workshop

5:30-8pm – Cocktail Reception

Mayesh Houston – 470 Garden Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77018



Students should bring their own tools


To register, email or call 832-410-4810


Advanced Floral Workshop feat. Leopoldo Gómez CAF


Leopoldo Gómez is a renowned international teacher of Floral Design, based out of Mexico City. His style is widely acclaimed and sought after for its striking color palettes, vivid combinations of textures, and masterfully-crafted armatures and structures. He describes his work as “introspective” wherein the essence of nature can be perceived, and intrinsic treasures can be discovered. Gómez’s captivating body of work has been published in numerous periodicals including Fleur Créatif (Belgium), Flowers& (USA), Today Magazine (Korea), Revista Clip (Spain), and Nacre (France), and Isabel Gilbert Palmer’s trendsetting book, Formidable Florists (2015).





MARCH 8, 9, 10 2017 | 9:00AM – 5:00PM



Studio Warehouse | 9495 9th St., Suite B, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730





Register at


For more info contact Lori Novack at or (909) 987-1006 or (909) 921-4958

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



Mayesh Houston & Allied Florists of Houston Recap

Allied Florists of Houston & Beth O'Reilly Hands-On Program


On November 15th, The Allied Florists of Houston held their monthly meeting at Mayesh Houston, featuring our very own Beth O’Reilly AIFD CFD TMF as this month’s presenter! Early in the day, a group of designers participated in an intensive hands-on workshop with Beth, followed by the evening event & program. Leading up to the presentation, guests mingled among one another while nibbling on delicious bites from Eidelweiss Catering and sipping on refreshing drinks.

Beth’s interactive demo featured a number of gorgeous designs, and like the true educator she is, Beth made sure to explain everything – from mechanics to container choice, to the reasons behind her flower choices. She engaged her audience and answered questions throughout the whole presentation, and talked techniques using Design Master products and different ways to incorporate them into designs. Beth featured a wide array of designs, from everyday sellable designs to over the top floral art. In the eloquent words of Alex Torres AIFD CFD TMF, her program was an “ethereal vision of floral divinity. Beth’s aesthetic point of view ranges from unadulterated  classic form to unabashed bohemian rhapsody. Her exquisite use of color and floral selection is second to none.” Quite the ringing endorsement! 

It was a wonderful evening for all in attendance, and we’re so glad we had the opportunity to host the last remaining Allied in Texas. For a more in-depth and beautifully written description of the event, be sure to check out Alex Torres’ article in the Allied Florist’s of Houston magazine. And if you’re in the area, head over to their website to learn about upcoming shows & educational opportunities in 2017.


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Allied Florists of Houston & Beth O'Reilly Hands-On Program

Mayesh Design Star Workshop Giveaway

Mayesh Design Star Workshop giveaway


Did you hear about our Mayesh Design Star Workshop Tour? Our 2017 Mayesh Design Star, Christy Hulsey, will be stopping at multiple cities throughout the U.S. to give our community an opportunity to experience a day of designing, learning, and networking! We are kicking everything off by giving away ONE TICKET to a 2017 Mayesh Design Star Workshop of your choice! The winner is responsible for travel & accommodations, with Mayesh covering the cost of workshop, a $400 value.

Here's how the giveaway works:

  • You must follow @mayeshwholesale on Instagram
  • REPOST the official contest picture found on Instagram and use the hashtag, #MDSflowerworkshop
  • Enter by December 2, 2016 (one entry per user)
  • Winner will be selected at random
  • Winner will be announced on December 5, 2016


Enter today for your chance to experience a Mayesh Design Star Workshop - learn from a Mayesh Design Star who has vast experience with both events and everyday flowers, work with the best seasonal flowers Mayesh has to offer, take home the vessel that you designed in, add professional photographs to your design portfolio, network with passionate designers & more! Get more details about the workshop tour including cities & dates at here

P.S. If you RSVP for a seat at a workshop, as each is limited to 25 students, and you win the giveaway, you will receive a full refund.

Don't waste time and enter now!


By entering the giveaway, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

-One entry per person.
-Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. reserves the right to close the giveaway at any time should the number of respondents become unmanageable.
-Mayesh reserves the right to change the parameters of the contest.
-Dates and times are subject to change based on need.
-No purchase necessary. 
-Giveaway is open to floral designers who live in the United States and are at least 18 years old.
-Due to large prize value, the prize winner may be subject to U.S. taxes, a Form 1099 will be required. If this is the case, we will need to collect the name, address, and social security number of the winner(s). 

Sponsored by Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 
5401 W 104th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Contact us with any questions or concerns at

By registering, you have read, understood, and agree to the following:

By participating in this contest, entrants agree to release Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. (Sponsor) and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the sweepstakes and each of the respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives, and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of any prize.

Entrants authorize Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in all media no known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with and to promote, market or advertise, the contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

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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


Mayesh Design Star 2017: Workshop Edition

2017 mayesh design star contest
Enter to become our 2017 Mayesh Design Star! We are shaking things up again. Educational floral workshops are hot, and we think it’s time to join the fun! We are looking for someone to lead a series of workshops that will take place at several of our locations throughout the year, as well as create several time lapse-style design videos to share with our customers.

So how is this going to work? To enter, you will need to submit a detailed outline for a 1-day workshop, a design portfolio, and a short video showcasing your sparkling personality. We don’t want to put too many parameters around the entry materials as we don’t want to limit your imagination. You are an artist and we want you to be just that!

We will select our favorite designer for the job and schedule 4 or more workshops for the following year at select Mayesh locations. The prize is not a trip this year, but rather a percentage of the revenue collected from the workshop registrations, with a potential of bringing home up to $5,000 or more!

We will create time-lapse style design videos to music – no talking, just you flexing your creative muscles and creating something awesome! Keep in mind you will be talking to a group of up to 25 enthusiastic flower design lovers at each workshop and we want you to be comfortable doing so. Whether you are an industry veteran who has been involved with workshops and teaching for years or you would like to get into the workshop scene, but just haven’t done it yet, we think this is an amazing opportunity to spread your design wings.

Here’s a snapshot on how this year’s contest will work (see full contest rules below):

  • Submit a short personality packed selfie-style video introducing yourself along with a 1-day workshop outline and a link to view a portfolio of your work below
  • A panel of Mayesh judges will select 1 winner
  • We will work with the winner to schedule a minimum of 4 workshops (can be more depending on schedules) at Mayesh branches

Do you think you have what it takes? Enter by August 19th via our contest entry form below! P.S. Your contest entry is not public – just Mayesh & you will know that you entered.

1 Grand Prize Winner

  • 2017 video series & 1-day workshop host with worldwide exposure
  • 20% of registration revenue – a potential of $5,000 or more!!
  • $1000 in Mayesh product
  • Monthly promotion of video via e-blast, blog, and social media
  • Link to winners website
  • Winner will be given rights to post Mayesh released videos on their website (altering video prohibited)


Contest Details



  • July 19 – August 19, 2016 –  Accepting contest entries (ends 11:59PM PST)
  • August 20 – 26, 2016 – Mayesh staff reviews entries & selects 1 winner
  • August 29, 2016 – 2017 Mayesh Design Star winners announced!



Remember Mayesh is looking for personality, creativity, and technique.

  • Submit the following material to enter:
    • A short (1-3 minute) selfie-style video introducing yourself that shows off your personality, and telling us why you want to be our next Mayesh Design Star.
    • An outline of the details for your 1-day workshop (approximately 6 hours).
    • A link to view your design portfolio to showcase your range of design work
  • Using a professional videographer is not mandatory.
  • Previously submitted Mayesh Design Star contest videos will be disqualified.
  • Video submissions become the property of Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc.
  • Contestants do need to be a current Mayesh customer to participate.

**At any time during the process of the contest, Mayesh reserves the right to change details, dates, times, etc.

How to Enter

  • Use the entry form below to enter: Name, Email, Phone Number, City,Mayesh Branch, Mayesh rep, indication whether you have taught floral design before, YouTube or Vimeo link to your video, document for your workshop outline, and link to your design portfolio.
  • Judging Criteria:
    • Great personality that transcends on video
    • Passion for their craft
    • Creative, good design technique
    • Knowledgeable about the use, and care & handling of flowers
    • Tasteful


Mayesh Design Star & Mayesh Responsibilities

  • We ask that before deciding on whether to enter that you carefully review the responsibilities of the winner of the contest. If you feel you will not have the time, interest or ability to fulfill the responsibilities listed below we respectfully ask you to not participate.
  • Inability to complete all videos and/or workshops for the 2017 video design series to the satisfaction of Mayesh Wholesale Florist will result in forfeiture of prize.
  • Winning designer will be required to sign a contract outlining obligations.
  • Filming will take place at dates and places to be determined in 2016/2017.Mayesh will work with the 2017 Mayesh Design Star on what will work best for all parties involved.
    • We will film at 4 different dates that coincide with workshop dates (3 videos shoot per trip).
  • Each trip for a workshop will consist of 4 days:
    • Day 1: travel / prep
    • Day 2: filming videos
    • Day 3: prep / workshop
    • Day 4: travel home
  • There will be a minimum of 4 trips but could be more depending on schedules of the Design Star and Mayesh.
  • Mayesh will provide airfare & accommodations for all agreed upon destinations.
  • Mayesh will pay the 2017 Mayesh Design Star 20% of net sales revenue. Example:$250 for 1 day workshop; 25 max students
    $6250 total sales per workshop for 25 students
    $1250 fee for designer per workshop (20%)
    4 workshops = $5000 cash for designer
  • Mayesh supplies all flowers, containers and supplies used in videos and workshops (Mayesh reserves the right to determine focal flowers, and collaborates with winning designer as to recommendations for accompanying flowers and foliage’s).
  • A basic outline of each video, content and narration, will be submitted to and reviewed with Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. before filming by the 2017 Mayesh Design Star.
  • Designer will supply their own tools.
  • Mayesh supplies internal company videographer.
  • Final videos will be edited by Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc.
  • Mayesh owns all rights to all videos.


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The “2017 Mayesh Design Star Contest” is sponsored Mayesh Wholesale Florist (“Sponsor”). This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.

The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Eligible contestants must also be a current Mayesh customer. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

The Contest begins at July 19, 2016 and ends at August 19, 2016, 11:59PM PST. (“Contest Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.

You can enter the Contest through the Sponsor’s website. Entrants must fill out all required fields on the entry form and participate in the contest.

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. A winner will be chosen by a panel of judges selected by Sponsor.

The winners will be announced on or about August 29, 2016 on or about noon PST. Announcement and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address supplied on the potential prize winner’s entry form. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for winning notification and receipt or other communications related to this contest. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within three (3) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry and/or cannot complete responsibilities as listed above, that potential winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.

Grand Prize:

  • named 2017 Mayesh Design Star
  • 2017 video series & 1-day workshop host with worldwide exposure
  • 20% of registration revenue – a potential of $5,000 or more!!
  • $1000 in Mayesh product
  • Airfare & accommodations for all travel destinations
  • Monthly promotion of video via e-blast, blog, and social media
  • Link to winners website
  • Winner will be given rights to post Mayesh released videos on their website (altering video prohibited)

Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.


By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

This contest is sponsored by:
Mayesh Wholesale Florist
5401 W. 104th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Any questions regarding this Contest should be directed to Mayesh here.

Teleflora’s LA Coastal Counties Unit Presents: Treasured Memories

Teleflora LA Coastal Counties: Treasured Memories

Today’s sympathy market is ever-changing. As retail florists we must meet our customers’ expectations. At this program, Kevin will explore cost-effective ways of design and construction while infusing today’s trends into our sympathy work. Join us as we delve into the ‘business of sympathy’.

Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD, CFD, PFCI, CAFA

Sunday, June 26, 2016
9am – 2:30pm

Mayesh Wholesale Florist
2420 Celsius Avenue #G
Oxnard, CA 93020

Registration, shopping and top 10 Competition:

Educational design program


Educational design program

Teleflora members: pre-register $35 / at-the-door $40
Non-members: pre-register $40 / at-the-door $45
Lunch is not guaranteed with at-the-door registration
Cash or check only, thank you.

To register call or email:
Tracey Umathum 805-484-9929

Compete or watch talented Teleflora designers vie for spots in the Teleflora Top Ten Design Competition held at Mayesh in Oxnard, CA. In this qualifying round, each designer will produce 2 pieces; designers choice and surprise package. 1st place winner has the option to then compete in the California design competition finals. Be there to watch or participate!

Only Teleflora shops may compete.
To pre-register for contest call or email:
Ben Lee 626-393-8370

Teleflora’s South Texas Unit Presents: Wedding Trends that Wow

Teleflora's South Texas Unit: Trends that Wow

Teleflora’s South Texas Unit presents…
Wedding Trends that Wow!

Featuring: Jerome Raska AIFD, AAF, PFCI, CF

From the initial consultation to constructing the perfect floral designs using the most up-to-date trends for 2016, Jerome will guide you through the business of weddings and events. His design tips and marketing techniques will help you capture your client’s imagination, and profitably create the event of their dreams. Get inspired, reserve your place now!

Tuesday June 21, 2016
Registration, Shopping & Dinner 5:00pm-6:30pm
Educational design program 6:30pm-8:30pm

Mayesh Wholesale
470 Garden Oaks Blvd
Houston TX 77018
(832) 410-4810

Teleflora members: pre-registered $20 / At-the-door $25
Non-members: pre-registered $25 / At-the-door $30
Pre-register by Friday June 17, 2016

Dinner is not guaranteed with at-the-door registration
Cash or check only, thank you

To register call or email:
Alli Meaux (800) 426-1931

Scholarships to the Teleflora Education Center are available.
Ask at the program for more info.

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