We all have opportunities in life to “turn over a new leaf” and walking into A NEW LEAF florist is like a breath of fresh air, especially on a cold winter day! Kelly Owen, owner and designer, is friendly, approachable and creative; the perfect combination for customers needing floral and design advice. Being excited about what she does, she is up for the challenges that “affordable” beauty present. Open for the past year and a half, on Smithfield Boulevard, Kelly has accomplished quite a bit and gathered a strong customer base through her unique arrangements for funerals, weddings, home decorating and everyday beauty!
If you are not sure about that perfect gift, Kelly highly recommends browsing and asking questions. Sitting down with customers and conversing about that gift or the event they are planning is a perfect starting point with Kelly. Through a well guided conversation, she can pinpoint the highlights of what someone is really looking for. Whether it be flowers to reflect the unique qualities of a loved one who has passed or for a wedding or other special event, Kelly can creatively honor that special person or occasion. Her fresh, silk and dried flowers range from standard to exotic and her bouquets and arrangements are unique and oh, so current.
Very traditional times for flowers are weddings and funerals. Brides always have ideas from Pintrest, magazines, and bridal shows which can be adapted from an expensive idea into something that is within their budget. Kelly personalizes arrangements for a funeral by using color or an intended remembrance or impression. It is a perfect way for friends and family to show their love for that person, their compassion for the family, and to help them through the grief process.
Never wanting to disappoint a customer, Kelly takes the time to listen to the subtleties of what her customers disclose and to create something beautiful with the understanding that price is also of utmost importance!
OUR RECOMMENDATION: Firstly, put A NEW LEAF on your schedule for a browse through! Secondly, add flowers to your everyday life…bring your own unique or sentimental container, a piece of fabric or a magazine picture to express what you are looking for. An empty (local) wine bottle is a great “vase” to use for buds or when cut, can be filled with an arrangement that has a wine label memory attached! Turn over a new leaf by making everyday a special occasion with fresh flowers on your desk at work, in your kitchen, or bedroom. It definitely turns ordinary into extraordinary!
NEXT WEEK’s ASK style& substance question topic: Balancing family, work and wellness.
Sally Meisenheimer and Michele Armani
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