Friday, February 8, 2013
Owner Maria Bursenos and her employees have been receiving orders since the end of January.
Maria Bursenos and her employees have been taking phone calls for Valentine's Day orders since the end of January at her shop, Christopher's Flowers located at the Hayfield Center on Telegraph Road. "We have color roses, and the red roses are really selling now. We've been preparing for it since the end of January, and we'll get more roses in on Saturday and Sunday," Bursenos said. Bursenos said they're expecting a total of about 700 orders for Valentine's Day based on last year's numbers, and some customers started ordering last week. "We train some of our customers, and suggest they order their arrangements to be delivered the day before, so they can enjoy the flowers," Bursenos said. Bursenos said they always have extra roses and other …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Local florist, Carol Chabra, has been receiving orders since last week.
For the past few weeks, Festival of Flowers in Kingstowne has been taking Valentine's Day orders and preparing for the rush on what some consider one of the most romantic days of the year. The holiday is just around the corner, and locals are making orders for the special day. "It looks like there'll be a lot of orders of roses and lilies," said owner Carol Chabra. "They'll usually look for the names of flowers they're familiar with." Festival of Flowers has a store special for half a dozen roses and star gazer lilies for $60. The shop offers arrangements of all sizes and prices, starting at $30. Chabra said they expect to have 75 to 100 deliveries a day for the next few days, and they will be delivering all day Feb. 14 until every …
How much will Kingstowne residents spend this holiday? The National Retail Federation's survey shows that people won't pay the big bucks to express their love this year.
A National Retail Federation (NRF) survey — conducted by BIGinsight — revealed only a slight increase in expected sales this year with the average person planning to spend $130.97 on candy, cards, gifts and more, up from $126.03 last year, according to a recent news release. Total spending will reach an estimated $18.6 billion. “Valentine’s Day remains one of the biggest gift-giving holidays of the year, and although consumers will be conscientious with their spending, it’s great to see that millions of Americans are still looking forward to celebrating with their loved ones,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay in a statement. The survey also showed that about 51 percent of gift givers will buy candy, spending a total of $1.6 billion …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Puparazzi Parties will collect items to donate to the Alexandria Animal Welfare League.
Puparazzi Parties, a new dog party business, will host a Valentine's dog party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Unleashed by Petco located in the Van Dorn Plaza on South Van Dorn Street. Unleashed and Puparazzi Parties will collect items to donate to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria — a representative from the organization will be at the event. The public is invited to enjoy a day of fun and charity, doggy treats, goodie bags, coupons, giveaways, contests and music. Adults, kids and pups are welcome.