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By Ali Dahlson on 11/23/2015 1:37 PM

Taking a little break from the farm tours, I thought I'd share a bit about Proflora, the main reason we even travelled to Colombia! The location of Proflora changes from time to time, this year's choice being Bogotá, Colombia. Proflora is a flower trade show in which growers have a chance to show off their flowers, connect with current customers, and network with new ones. I haven't attended too many flower shows yet (shocking I know, with a whole one year under my belt!) but I'm going to take a wild shot and guess that Proflora probably houses some of the fanciest booths I'll see at a flower show. We're talking tiny pop-up cafes, bars, lounges, and more within the convention space. Some were more extravagant than others, but they were all just so cool, and each grower found a unique way to display the flowers they produce. From suspended ceilings to Parisian cafes, here are a few of my favorites.

By Yvonne Ashton on 11/20/2015 6:36 AM

wholesale fall foliage branches 

In this edition of the Mayesh Wholesale Flower Product Showcase, Beth shows us beautiful fall foliages that really bring the spirit of autumn to your designs and event work.

Featured product: Cotinus, oak leaf and liquid amber.

By Yvonne Ashton on 11/19/2015 5:32 PM

wholesale roses  
I get it. Honestly. Ordering flowers that are going to be shipped to you can be intimidating. You have to trust your sales rep and allow them to be your eyes in the cooler. But that is exactly what our shipping teams are awesome at! Check out the newest testimonial that came through for our Mayesh LAX shipping department:

“Charity!! I'm obsessed. All the blooms are in great shape and I love all the mint, sage, and lavender. These blooms are gorgeous. Haha, I'm officially sold on this. Is it harder/easier for you to pull things vs. me ordering specific blooms? I don't want to take advantage of your time, but it's so much easier when I can actually see what looks good. And I often feel like I get into a rut and order the same thing over and over.” 

By Yvonne Ashton on 11/19/2015 7:43 AM

Guest Blogger: Jenn McJunkins

Monet's Water Lillies Flower Wall by April Schwietz of Mocha Rose (Floral Fantasy winner, April Schwietz Mason of Mocha Rose) 

This was the 4th annual Art in Full Bloom at our Mayesh Las Vegas branch. Each year it gets bigger and better and this year was no exception! Not only did we have an amazing turnout of about 200 guests but the art and flowers were out of this world. This year we added a new piece to the puzzle with a fashion show of designs from David Tupaz, Las Vegas’ premier couture designer. As always the entertainment for the night was provided by our two favorite ladies, Norma (Jim McCoy) and Doris (Jim Grifall) who gave us continuous laughs both on the stage and out mingling in the crowd. Our very own Design Star, Beth O’Reilly AIFD was also in attendance and gave a quick demo on how to make a flower crown. We even had a new addition to our photo booth… Johnny Depp! Well, the wax version of him from Madame Trousseau Wax Museum.

Mayesh would like to thank everyone who stopped by and joined in the festivities. Without you we wouldn’t have been able to raise over $6,000 for Safe Nest which is the driving force of this truly spectacular evening. We would also like to give a big thank you to Jim McCoy “Norma” and Jim Grifall “Doris”, MGM Resorts Events and of course the Floral Fantasy winners –Toni Andrade of Mayesh LAX and April Schwietz Mason of Mocha Rose Pittsburg, for making such outstanding designs. Great job to both of you ladies!

By Ali Dahlson on 11/18/2015 4:14 PM

Oh good, you’re back! If you’re reading this, it must mean my attempt at recapping our visit to Liberty Blooms didn’t scare you off. But don’t worry too much, this summary is more pictures than anything so things should run smoothly. Pictures I can do.

Over the course of our trip, primarily in the Medellín area, we visited a number of other farms to learn how they operate, and see some of the flowers we get from them in their early stages, from the ground, to harvest, to the grading and then finally packing. 

By Ali Dahlson on 11/11/2015 12:24 PM

A couple of weeks ago, I had the unique opportunity to join my dad and Aunt Pam on a trip down south to Colombia. My dad has always wanted to take me on one of these trips, but that little thing called life always seemed to get in the way. However, now that I’m officially a part of the family biz, my schedule allowed for it and it was the perfect chance for me to finally tag along. And I had a purpose! I was put to work documenting, Instagramming, and blogging about our trip. Done and done.

By Ali Dahlson on 11/10/2015 11:04 AM

Last week, we had yet another terrific takeover on our Instagram - this time by the lovely Randi Eshelman of Carte Blanche in Arizona. We caught up with Randi to ask her a few questions about her love of flowers, her opinion on current trends, and how she got where she is today! 

By Yvonne Ashton on 11/9/2015 3:59 PM

Guest Blogger: Jenn McJunkins 

On November 4th, Mayesh Orange County hosted an open to unveil their new 2,795 square foot cooler. There was amazing food and beverage being served as well as good conversation and industry networking. The new layout of the location looks beautiful and what better way to celebrate than to have our very own Mayesh Design Star, Beth O’Reilly AIFD, come in, decorate and demo designs for the event. There were four vignette style set-ups to demonstrate holiday inspired design.

The first was a fall theme where she showed us how to make the studded pumpkins much like the ones seen on our November Inspired Floral Design video and along with vase arrangements using pomegranate and green wheat.

fall arrangements - pumpkins

By Yvonne Ashton on 11/5/2015 9:30 AM
Zappos wow through service
We all know about Zappos and maybe you have even bought a few pairs of shoes from their site. Either way, Zappos is at the top of the class for its business practices and corporate culture. So it was a treat to have Jon Wolske, a Zappos culture evangelist, speak at this year’s WFFSA Floral Distribution Conference! Anne Mansour attended the session and here are her notes below. As you are reading the short recap, I’d love to hear from you on how you create a culture of care or how you deliver “wow” to your customers. Share your stories in the comments below!
By Yvonne Ashton on 11/3/2015 8:37 AM
wholesale flower update - flower 411 - peonies 

Hey everyone! I am back with a great update from the Mayesh purchasing team! I know it isn’t the most exciting reading, but great information none-the-less. Probably an update that everyone wants to know is that the production is slowing down on both anemones and ranunculus, while peony production is picking up. Please keep that in mind when planning your weekly orders. Here’s more wholesale flower information:

Mayesh Bloggers

Yvonne Ashton

I plan on bringing our readers all things flora and fun, mixed with some serious posts about the flower business. I like to think of myself as pretty well-rounded - having passion for design (flowers, web, decor, etc.), marketing, photography, tech, and business. I'm a huge believer in continual education, so I'm always looking for new ideas and hope to share that journey with you!

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Ali Dahlson

Coming from a background in interior design, I'm trying my hand at flowers, and will be spending the next year learning the ins & outs of the business. I will be sharing my experiences as the new kid on the block, hoping to inspire other young, aspiring floral designers like myself. I grew up in the wholesale flower business, but hope to use my education and experience to eventually create a unique and innovative approach to floral design. Follow along for a blend of educational tid-bits, my thoughts & musings on the business, and a peek into my crazy journey into the world of flowers! #alitheflorist

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Proflora 2015
Wholesale Flower Product Showcase: Fall Foliage
Mayesh Shipping Testimonial - Houston, TX
2015 Art in Full Bloom Recap
Colombia Farm Tours
My Trip to Colombia: Liberty Blooms Farm
Interview: Carte Blanche Design
Mayesh Orange County Open House Recap
WFFSA: Zappos Recap
Oxnard's 2nd Anniversary Open House
Design Workshop with Beth O'Reilly AIFD
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