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Boston Florist Welcomes Its Own Artist in Residence

Posted by Rick Canale on Thu, Mar 29, 2012

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Since 2008, artist Allison Buttiglieri has been an employee of Exotic Flowers in Boston. Allison has been a seasonal employee, a full time employee and senior sales associate. Her infectious personality has created a loyal floral following. Today, Allison helps out at Exotic Flowers headquarters for major flower holidays like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
boston florist artist in residence Allison is also the Exotic Flowers artist in residence. In her own words, "My artwork is yielded from the appreciation for the natural beauty I admire in this world. A few things that inspire me are, quirky contrasting colors, organic patterns found in nature, flowers, landscape, bohemian and vintage textile designs, decay, graffiti, travel, fellow artists, photography. 

Most of my paintings on here are made from inspiration while traveling. Most paintings are available as original or prints. The prints are produced on high quality watercolor paper and look almost identical to the originals. "
Every month Exotic Flowers in Boston will be featuring some of the one of a kind pieces that she creates to inspire and appreciate. 
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" Right now I'm really focused on these ceramic plates i've been painting. I have two upcoming Craft fairs I will be participating in, one is this coming Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Wakefield Vocational School (Northeast Metro Tech High School, 100 Hemlock Road, Wakefield, MA 01880), and another in Winthrop at Saint John's Parish on April 14th, 2012." Hope to see you there.
At Exotic Flowers in Boston, we are always on the look out to share our vision of beauty with you. Please continue to stay in touch with our blog as we will soon have our own in house poet as well.

Tags: The Arts, Artist, Allison Buttiglieri, Boston Florist Staff

Meet the Bloggers at Exotic Flowers in Boston

Posted by Rick Canale on Sat, Mar 03, 2012

Rick Canale Boston Florist Rick Canale, yes that is me. As my twitter profile suggests; married to Suzie with 2 sons. My interests include family, food, wine, baseball, reading, Boston, flowers and orchids. My family comes first and everything else second. My blog posts are not only meant to inform, but entertain as well. You can often find me hanging out at Exotic Flowers in Boston. My goal is to deliver breathtaking flower arrangements to residents, workers and visitors in Boston and New England. My favorite flower is the phaelenopsis orchid.

Suzie Canale Boston AuthorSuzie Canale grew up in Andover, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Salem State College.  She began writing as a children's book author after a twenty five year career in the wholesale floral industry in Boston at Back Bay Wholesale where she was inspired by flowers named after child friendly foods.  She developed the concept of "The Beantown Tales" - a series of books geared towards educating children to make positive changes within the key concerns of our society.  Suzie is the recent recipient of the Green Difference Award for Green Book of 2011 by the Massachusetts Green Schools Organization as well as anHonorable Mention in the 2011 New England Book Festival children's division for her first installment of the Green Series, "The Land of Chocolate Cosmos".  She has also authored "The Popcorn Hydrangea of Poppingtom" and "The Candy Roses of Cape Care,".
As she continues her career by writing books, articles and blogs for online websites, magazines and local businesses, she is also busily raising her two sons. Married to Boston florist Rick Canale, Suzie's blog posts focus on weddings, wedding flowers and wedding planning for the Boston area. You can also download her free ebook for wedding planning.  Her favorite flowers are sweet pea and of course chocolate cosmos.

      jon bornstein Jonathan Bornstein is a Newton resident and graduate of The Roxbury Latin School and Cornell University. Jon is the owner of L. Bornstein and Company, a wholesale floor covering distributor servicing the needs of members of the floor covering trade throughout New England. Jon is active on twitter and writes an amazing blog about great sandwiches that he has ingested. His contribution to the Exotic Flowers in Boston blog ranges from Halloween treats to being a Jew at Christmas. His favorite flower is the gerbera daisy.

Exotic Flowers in Boston is always on the lookout for guest writers. If you would like to write for our blog, let us know. We will make it worth your while.










Tags: Suzie Hearl Canale, Rick Canale, Boston Florist Staff, Jon Bornstein

Exotic Flowers Places Four on Injured Reserve

Posted by Rick Canale on Wed, Dec 01, 2010

Exotic Flowers Injury Report

Friends often ask, what is your busiest month ? Well May is really busy and often shows the most revenue, but December is the most labor intensive. Because of events, Christmas trees and decorating, the staff at Exotic Flowers is stretched quite thin. This December, the staff at Exotic Flowers will be giving all they can, as four employees will be out of commission.

The newly acquired Kevin G. of Jamaica Plain did not even make it to December. Kevin would have been working at Exotic Flowers in Roslindale selling Christmas trees, making flower bouquets and delivering flower arrangements. Kevin tore his ACL in his knee and will be out indefinitely.

Exotic Flowers InjuriesAt Exotic Flowers in Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, Dennis Callahan has been a premier salesman for over four years. His infectious enthusiasm has created a loyal following. Dennis will be out of commission for the next few weeks.

Back in Roslindale, Exotic Flowers senior sales representative and gift basket coordinator, Shannon Rizza will be heading out on maternity leave shortly.

Exotic Flowers HummerAs we head into the intensity of the holiday rush, Exotic Flowers will also be without our most experienced driver Michael Schaaf. Mike has been an employee of Exotic Flowers for over ten years and also provides sales support as needed.

As Boston's Premier Florist, we are accustomed to pressure and adversity. Stop by, check in, say hi - we cannot wait to exceed your expectations.

Christmas Gerbera Daisies


Tags: Roslindale Florist Injuries, Exotic Flowers Employees, Boston Florist Staff

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