We’re rockin’ and rollin’ folks! A solid 5 star Yelp! rating thanks to reviews from our AMAZING customers telling the world that our service and floral design makes them happy. Which is our ultimate goal- happiness and love in the world. We’re not saying My Little Flower Shop is the best Palm Springs florist because we have more 5 star reviews on Yelp! than any other florist’s total reviews, though that is a fact. (boom!) What we’re saying is that the love and appreciation we feel coming in from those reviews means everything to us. Sending thanks and love to all our couples, friends, family and anyone who’s helped us get where we are. We are so grateful! Thank you. -MLFS
What a week! As many of you know, El Jefe, the Big Man On Campus, our Fearless Leader, AKA Gregory Goodman, turned 50 on Wednesday. There was quite a celebration. Alan, Head Designer, and all around terrific husband, made sure Greg’s party at The Fix on El Paseo was classy, fun and beautifully decorated. Friends came to celebrate from near and far, and the cake was phenomenal, as one might have known since The Fix is attached to The Pastry Swan’s retail location. Oooh, I can still taste that cake.
But as Greg told me later, something else also meant a lot to him that day. He helped a friend decorate a table** at her daughter’s high school graduation. He said “It wasn’t a big deal – some mirrors, and a couple things styled in a fun way” but he went on to explain he felt it had been for a girl who really achieved something. “She and her family worked hard for that diploma. And her family was so proud – and I was too, and I got to help that happen with what I love to do.” So for Gregory, an important gift he got on Wednesday was, in fact, one he gave away: help, support and encouragement to someone else.
It got me thinking – Greg gives a lot, to a lot of people. And that’s the secret to his happiness and positive attitude. He gave me and Stephen 150% of his time, energy and love when we got married in 2010. And he gives that kind of focus to all his brides; I’ve seen the tough businessman cry at many a wedding he attends. He’s given second chances. I’ve known him to hire people that many businesses wouldn’t, and to get great work (and great loyalty) out of them. He gives so much to the Wedding Warriors – and to making sure his friends and associates get business from his clients. The guests at his party certainly reflected that. He always shares his success.
So that’s what I’m thinking about today. Gregory’s birthday gift of giving. And it reminds me that there is always a gift to be given that is from the heart. And sometimes it’s just showing up, and doing what you love.
Be well, and love well.
* * We would have liked to include a photo of the table. Unfortunately we used a linen from TE Couture Linen that we had in the shop as a sample, and they were upset. We would like to use this space to publicly apologize, we are sorry they were unhappy that we did not make advance arrangements for a contract to donate use of the tablecloth sample. We regret that they have chosen to no longer do business with My Little Flower Shop, and hope to remedy that situation.
In addition to “centerpiece,” a popular search term bringing people to the My Little Flower Shop website is (shock!) “My Little Flower Shop.” We’re thrilled that people know our name, and want to get to know us. So, in that spirit, here’s some things “About Us.”
Our Experience:Past projects include prestigious events such as the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, Five Presidential Inaugurations and Inaugural Balls. We are trusted to create celebrations and tribute arrangements for celebrity clients across Southern California. Most importantly we have created hundreds of unique, personal weddings, birthday celebrations, showers, anniversary parties, and all occasion/holiday bouquets, using only the finest flowers.
Our Staff: Combined, our staff of Special Event Artists, Stylists and Wedding Experts has over 50 years experience designing, planning and executingone-of-a-kind, high profile social, corporate and charity benefit special events. Growing up in a prestigious Ohio floral empire, Gregory Goodman, Special Event Artist, has had event artistry in his blood from the get-go. Alan Kelly, CEO, learned floral design after leaving the military, meeting Greg and discovering his true passion and an untapped wellspring of talent and creativity. Falling in love with Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, they decided to make their second home a permanent location and My Little Flower Shop quickly rose to prominence as the premiere full service floral and event design studio in Palm Springs, CA.
Our Community Commitment: We care deeply about our customers and our community so a charity of each bride’s choosing receives a percentage of their event total, as our way to give back. We are constantly working with local charities through participation and donations, some of which include: The Palm Springs Art Museum, The Desert AIDS Project, FIND Foodbank, and Martha’s Village.
Our Commitment to You, our Clients: At My Little Flower Shop, we focus on customer service. You are a unique individual, and your celebration or floral gift needs to reflect who you are, and the message you want to send. We’re here to listen – and to work with you, and to make your vision a reality.
We have a passion for perfect parties, beautiful brides and wonderful weddings. Let us get to know you, and help you celebrate in style!
- Internet-searching brides are still wild about centerpieces! (mylittleflowershop.com)
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- flowers a-z: z is for zantedeschia (calla lily) (designsponge.com)