Roses for Valentines – Which Would You Choose?

So Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and now is around the time ‘hints’ start getting dropped, some subtle, some not! Sound familiar to anyone?

If you were lucky enough to receive an elegant rose presentation box for Valentine’s Day (hint), which colour would you choose? Are you a red rose person? Pretty pink maybe? Or a bright and bubbly rainbow rose fan?

RED

To express love and passion, red roses are the ultimate symbol of romance for Valentines Day. The ultimate ‘shout it from the roof tops’ kind of love statement. Just so you know, our classic one dozen long stem red rose gift box is only $99 including free delivery in the Sydney metro and a free ECOYA candle worth $19.95. Not so subtle a hint that one! 🙂

valentines roses

PINK

Pink roses mean love, affection and gratitude. They are the elegant option to the classic red rose for Valentine’s, exuding a sweet, ‘poetic’ kind of romance. Tickle your fancy? We have single pink rose stems in our super awesome ‘Love Me Tender’ signature gift boxes for $39 plus $11.95 flat delivery in Sydney. Another not so subtle hint! 🙂

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RAINBOW

The fabulously fun and vibrant rainbow rose is perfect for people with equally fun and vibrant personalities, who are not so big into tradition, but still love a bit of romance! Stray away from the pack with these `Willy Wonka-esque’ beauties. On that note, they go really well with chocolate! Check out this gorgeous gift box of 12 rainbow rose stems and chocolate for $109 plus $11.95 delivery in the Sydney metro. Okay, that was yet another not so subtle hint… 🙂

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So which colour roses are your favourite? Red, pink or rainbow? Write your favourite in the ‘Comments’ box below for the chance to win one dozen roses delivered in Sydney this Valentine’s Day!

*Prize winner drawn at random on Friday 12 February midday and winner notified by email by close of business. Prize delivered in the Sydney metro only either Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th February 2016.

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Win a Romantic Blue Mountains Getaway

Win two amazing nights at the Love Cabin’s enchanted cave in the Blue Mountains courtesy of Flowers for Everyone!

The epitome of romance. This eco-luxury getaway perched on the edge of a cliff in the Blue Mountains could be yours for two nights…

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

About the Love Cave

Set high on a cliff face in the Blue Mountains, the Enchanted Love Cave is a place to cook simply, relax easily, and love your partner. Relax in the spa and watch the afternoon clouds roll over the mountains before the sun starts to fade and an eternity of stars begin to prick the night sky. Breathe in the scent of wood smoke mingled with fresh Eucalyptus and the fragrance from hundreds of red roses filling the cave. Listen to logs spitting in the fireplace as flames flicker shadows across rock walls, painting them with warmth and the age-old secrets of a primeval earth.

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

About the Prize

One lucky winner will receive a $3500 value prize consisting of two nights at this exclusive couple’s retreat in the Blue Mountains (1 hr drive from Sydney), over $1300 worth of romantic flowers and Ecoya candles adorning the cave, and a bottle of Moet et Chandon and chocolates on arrival. Ooh-la, talk about ROMANTIC!

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

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Spend your afternoon daydreaming about winning this amazing prize and check out our beautiful video filmed on location.

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

How to Enter

Simply click here to enter our Blue Mountains Love Cave Valentines Competition. Plus you have the opportunity to INCREASE YOUR CHANCES of winning by sharing your unique, ‘lucky URL’ to friends and family. For everyone who also enters the competition using your lucky URL, you will receive FIVE BONUS ENTRIES! Further details upon entry!

Enter now at www.flowersforeveryone.com.au/love-cave/

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Win Office Flowers for a Month!

Enter our latest Instagram giveaway to win a $150 corporate flower arrangement for your office delivered once a week for four weeks.

Here is how to enter our Office Flowers Giveaway:

  1. Follow us on Instagram
  2. ‘Like’ and re-post this picture on your own Instagram page (please note your page needs to be set to public for us to see you have re-posted)
  3. Add the tag #win_office_flowers @flowersforeveryoneaustralia and your company name to your re-post

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We will be checking to make sure you’ve completed all the steps above! How fabulous would it be to win $600 worth of fresh office flowers? They make the best feng shui for a work space!

Prize winner drawn at random and announced 27th January 2016. Prize is not transferable and must be redeemed during the month of February 2016. Weekly flower delivery is only in the Sydney metro as a corporate flower arrangement to an office/workplace. 

 

Casual Valentines Day Staff Wanted

Love is in the air and we are looking for casual staff to join our team during the week of Monday 8 – Sunday 14 February 2016.

Based out of our head office workshop in Sydney’s Olympic Park (closely located nearby a train station), you will be required for basic preparation tasks including:

  • Flower Wrapping
  • Boxing Flowers
  • Stripping Rose Stems/Thorns
  • Floss-packing Rose Stems

If you are available and interested, please contact us at hr@flowersforeveryone.com.au 

Thanks!

The Floral Works of Artist Sarah Gabriel

As florists we draw inspiration for floral design from many sources, art being one of them. Australian artist Sarah Gabriel’s drawings capture the ‘energy’ and ‘spirit’ of her environment in the country, through her distinctive line work and use of pigmented inks.

Sarah’s original works on paper are created from her regionally based working studio in Lauriston, Central Victoria and are distributed to nominated galleries, both interstate and overseas. Sarah prints and hand colours limited edition drypoint etchings and opens her studio for small group workshops in drawing and printmaking.

Here is a glimpse of some of her fabulous works on paper….

Win a Sarah Gabriel-inspired floral arrangement from Flowers for Everyone!

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TO ENTER

Scroll right down to the very bottom of this article where there is a ‘Comments’ box under ‘Leave a Reply’. Type in the name of your favourite flower into the comments box and press the submit button.

Please note this prize is only for delivery in the Sydney metro. Winner will be notified and the prize draw announced on Friday 22 January 2016 via social media.

Sarah Gabriel’s gallery and shop, can be found on Piper Street in Kyneton, Victoria, just over one hour’s drive north east of Melbourne. She also runs small group workshops throughout the year from her private studio. More information about Sarah can be found here.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarcely see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake

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Send Flowers & Support the McGrath Foundation

Hi everyone!

As a wonderfully positive way to start 2016 we’ve gotten behind the fabulous McGrath Foundation. Throughout the month of January, Flowers for Everyone are donating 15% from the sale of this delightfully gorgeous pink number to the McGrath Foundation, and the work they do in the community around breast cancer.

McGrath Foundation High Tea Bouquet
From $77.00 plus $11.95 delivery in the Sydney metro

The ‘McGrath Foundation High Tea Bouquet’ is currently available for sale (Sydney only) via our online shop, in-store, or by phoning or emailing us at 1800 66 66 46 / sales@flowersforeveryone.com.au  Send flowers and support the community at the same time – what a great combination!

Want to know what your purchase will be helping to support?

About the McGrath Foundation

A story well-known in Australia, Jane and Glenn McGrath’s much-publicised experience with breast cancer led to the formation of what is now one of Australia’s most respected and recognised charities – the McGrath Foundation.

The McGrath Foundation raise money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia as well as to increase breast awareness in young people, with a particular emphasis on young women through our national breast education initiative ‘Curve Lurve’.

Today, over 40,000 Australian families have been supported by 110 McGrath Breast Care Nurses nationally. This service is provided free of charge and can be accessed by self-referral.

Every day, the Foundation work towards realising Jane’s vision: for every family experiencing breast cancer to have access to the support of a breast care nurse, no matter where they live or financial situation.

Jane McGrath High Tea 2016

On January 5th we also had the pleasure of sponsoring the 2016 Jane McGrath High Tea, suppling gorgeous vases of flowers to brighten up the tables, and pink rose stems for all the guests to take home. Take a look at these fabulous shots taken at the event below…

Jane McGrath High Tea 2016

Jane McGrath High Tea

It’s been a fantastic start to the year working with community organisations such as the McGrath Foundation. We hope the proceeds from our McGrath Foundation High Tea Bouquet can make a positive difference to a family’s life, in even the smallest of ways, as they cope with experiencing breast cancer.

Spreading hope and joy with pink petal power!

From the Flowers for Everyone Team

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Win a $250 Flowers Gift Voucher

Unleash your inner florist for a chance to win a $250 flowers gift voucher to purchase and/or deliver flowers anywhere in the Sydney metro.

Simply style your own bud vase with flowers and take a pic. Then either upload via the competition link below or follow us on Instagram and upload using the hashtag #innerfloristcomp

The picture with the most amount of votes will win!

For further details on how to enter and vote go to http://bit.ly/innerflorist. Entries close 8th January 2015!

TIPS ON STYLING BUD VASES

A bud vase you say? What is a bud vase exactly? A bud vase has a small, narrow opening to fit one to three single flowers or foliage stems (or a miniature posy). The opening is usually no more than 5cm wide, thus restricting the amount of flower stems that will fit, and also enabling the single stem to be well supported.

Win a $250 flowers gift voucher just for putting a flower stem in a vase you say?

Yep, that’s correct. It may sound like a no-brainer, but the beauty of a bud vase and the thought that goes into styling it for a photo does take skill. Take a look at the work of Japanese Ikebana master Toshiro Kawase and you will see what we mean.

Toshiro Kawase Ikebana
Perfection in a single stem and a bud vase by Toshiro Kawase

The Vase is as Important as the Flowers

Get creative with your bud vase. Scout op shops and garage sales or rummage through nanna’s kitchen cupboard. Use this as the basis of your design, then select your flower stem and/or foliage from there.

Getting the Photo Just Right

You may have a lovely bud vase arrangement but your picture lets you down. Instagram offers lots of lighting/colour effects but you still need to get the background and composition just right. Take a look at these examples below – whether you opt for a plain background or a scene set up with ‘props’ to create an overall look is up to you!

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bud vase

bud vase

bud vase

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So unleash your inner florist and get arranging and instagram-ing folks! Happy creating.

From the Flowers for Everyone Team

#innerfloristcomp

http://bit.ly/innerflorist 

*Remember – the prize is valid for flowers purchased and/or delivered in the Sydney metro only and to be redeemed within 12 months. Entries and voting end 8th January. Winner announced on Facebook and Instagram on 9th January.

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It’s All About Fresh Wreaths This Xmas

Fresh wreaths for Xmas are so hot right now. Whether they are for hanging on the door or decorating the table for Christmas lunch, fresh wreaths are it.

Our fabulous evergreen Xmas wreath has been selling like hotcakes this year and there is still time to order one for yourself or as a gift. And if you rent, it can always be propped on a mantlepiece or hall table instead of on the front door too!

Adorned with a stylish ribbon, this lovely lady is only $75 plus $11.95 delivery in the Sydney metro. Click here to order now for delivery right up until Xmas Eve!

Evergreen wreath

And for the table? The ‘Bing Crosby’ Xmas wreath is the perfect centrepiece for Christmas entertaining. Ideal for people who are hard to buy for, or again, simply for yourself! Order this classic white and silver fresh wreath for Xmas now for only $129 plus $11.95 delivery in the Sydney metro. It would look exquisite with a white linen tablecloth and vintage silverware for a sophisticated Xmas theme don’t you think?

Xmas wreath

We even have a version including a glass hurricane candle holder and fragrant Ecoya soy wax candle. Order with glass candle holder for $155 plus delivery, or $199 with the candle as well. What a gorgeous gift idea for Xmas!

Xmas Wreath Centrepiece

There is still time to place your order for fresh wreaths this Christmas. And if you would like something customised, just give us a call on 1800 66 66 46 and we’d be more than happy to assist!

Merry Christmas everyone!

From the Flowers for Everyone Team

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Win Xmas Flower Centrepiece

Enter today’s Instagram photo competition for a chance to win a $155 Xmas flower centrepiece delivered in the Sydney metro by Xmas Eve!

HOW TO ENTER

Simply click on this Instagram pic link. Like the pic. Then follow our Instagram page. Done.

Instagram competition for Xmas

Entries close at 5pm today (Friday 18th December)! Winner of our beautiful Xmas flower centrepiece will be drawn and announced on Instagram and Facebook after 5pm. Remember, winners are grinners!

Xmas Gifts for Men

Xmas gifts for men. Never easy at the best of times. And there is a lot of the ‘same same’ out there when it comes to gift ideas for male clients or staff members in particular. Okay sure, you can always buy a bottle of nice wine. But it is not all that original. And the average Xmas gift basket is usually filled with cheap booze and imported ‘mini’ packets and jars of sweet and savoury gourmet products you’ve never heard of, just to make them appear like they are packed with lots of goodies.

When designing our range of Xmas hampers and gifts this year, we made a point of taking into consideration what men might appreciate receiving. We’ve also placed quality over quantity, ensuring our products are of an excellent standard and reputation. Take a look at some of our suggestions below for Xmas gifts for men. Hopefully we have come up with an easy solution for you!

WILD CHRISTMAS COWBOY

Only $99.00

Wild-Brumby wild-bromeliad

This Xmas gift idea is one of our favourites. Bromeliad plants are not only naturally festive with their vibrant, Christmas-ey colours, but they are perfect for the average male’s taste. Not too fussy and certainly not feminine. And they are super easy to take care of too! Delivered in a stylish ceramic pot, the bromeliad plant will add colour to the home, apartment or office. Plus going along for the ride is a bottle of Wild Brumby Gluhwein. An aromatic, locally distilled drop with an undertone of European spices and pink lady apples (traditionally served warm). The labeling is a bit cheeky and fun, and no doubt be a hit when pulled out at a Xmas do.

ORCHID AND BUTTERSCOTCH SCHNAPPS

Only $94.50

butterscotch schnapps Orchid-and-schnapps

A classic white orchid is a gift that is appreciated by both men and women alike. Because let’s face it, a lot of wives and girlfriends get to enjoy Xmas hampers as much as the male recipient does! And the quirky Xmas twist? A bottle of Wild Brumby butterscotch schnapps to tickle the taste buds. Distilled locally in Jindabyne, this delicious tipple has all the makings of one fine Christmas party.

ABSOLUT XMAS

Only $134.00

Xmas hamper

With bold, modern packaging and colours in red, black and white, this smart looking hamper for Christmas is filled with top quality treats to enjoy over the holidays: Absolut Raspberry vodka, a selection of premium chocolates made in the Yarra Valley and Margaret River, and specialty blend coffee by boutique Victorian roaster, Moto Bean.

A VERY BAILEYS XMAS

Only $145.00

A Very Baileys Xmas Hamnper

Have yourselves a very Baileys Xmas with this gift hamper featuring a bottle of Irish Creme Baileys and sweet gourmet treats including a tin of gingerbread made from all natural ingredients in the Blue Mountains, Christmas pudding, chocolate & hazelnut biscotti, and a selection of the most delicious chocolate made in the Yarra Valley by Kennedy and Wilson.

THREE WISE MEN

Only $137.00

Xmas gifts for men

Packed with all the goodies to celebrate Christmas, including traditional pud and a gingerbread man, a bottle of Australian wine and top quality locally made chocolates. Add a box of chocolate espresso shortbread to enjoy with a premium blend coffee made by boutique Victorian coffee roaster Moto Bean, and you have one mighty fine Xmas hamper. Oh and how about that smart looking orchid plant in a ceramic pot to add a little festive flair to the home or apartment? Love!

You can order these fab Xmas gifts for men via our online shop or by calling the team on 1800 66 66 46. Delivery is right up until Xmas Eve throughout the Sydney metro (flat delivery fee is $11.95).

Merry Christmas folks!

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