Hope & Scarves Fundraiser 2013

We were so excited and honored to be designing the flowers for Celebrations of Hope which is this Saturday!!! Below is the story of Hope Scarves and few pictures from Saturday event. Follow the link to learn how you can donate or get involved with this wonderful cause.

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About Hope Scarves
When Lara MacGregor was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30, 7 months pregnant with her second son, a woman she never met, but with whom she shared a mutual friend sent her a package. Inside were beautiful scarves she wore during her battle with cancer and a note saying, “You can do this.” The scarves were both practical and inspiring. And, knowing someone else had worn the scarves and beat cancer helped Lara believe she could do it too. Not long after Lara finished treatment, she went to a Young Survivors Coalition Conference. Lara packed several scarves in hopes that she could pass them along to another woman as had so graciously been done for her. There, Lara met Roberta and they laughed together as Lara showed her the different ways to wear a scarf. Upon the completion of her treatment Roberta sent the scarves back to Lara. Lara had since moved and one of the first friend’s she met was starting treatment. Lara brought over a scarf to Brooke’s house one night and they talked about what it was like to lose your hair with tears and laughter. This whole time Lara couldn’t stop thinking about the amazing journey these scarves were on.

Hope Scarves was created to capture the stories of courageous women and encourage others by passing along scarves and stories of hope. We hope when each woman wraps a Hope Scarf around her head she feels the strength and determination of the women who wore it before her.

Today Lara MacGregor is healthy and enjoying all the fun of raising two energetic boys with her husband Jason. The baby Lara was pregnant with when diagnosed sits on her lap in this photo. He is a healthy, enthusiastic four year old. Lara believes starting Hope Scarves is a meaningful way to pass along the love and encouragement she received when she was going through cancer.

Now On Stands!


Now on stands! The Summer Edition of Martha Stewart Weddings! Turn to page 297 to read about Megan and David’s wedding at 21c Museum Hotels in Louisville and notice the wedding designer, our own Marketa Greer! We are so proud to be the floral choice Louisville brides!




Below are few more amazing pictures from Lang Thomas Photography:













Chris & Emily’s Wedding

Here are some images from Chris & Emily’s Louisville Wedding at St. Agnes Church and The Brown Hotel. Although Chris is blind and could not see the beautiful details of the day he certainly can see Emily’s true beauty. They were a sweet couple who truly enjoyed their wedding celebration. Alicia from Weekend Wedding Warriors helped everything to run so smoothly. Other vendors from the wedding included Nanz & Kraft, Magnolia Photo Booth, and The Sharie Bardo Explosion Band.


Winter Blues?

Flowers will bring a burst of spring into your home!
Flower Health Benefits & Research – Home Ecology of Flowers Study


Don’t let cool weather get you down: Brighten your day with fresh flowers. A behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh flowers are present in the home.

“Other research has proven that flowers make people happy when they receive them,” Etcoff says. “What we didn’t know is that spending a few days with flowers in the home can affect a wide variety of feelings.”

Rebecca Cole is the author of “Flower Power” and co-host of Discovery Channel’s “Surprise by Design.” “The Harvard research is proof that if we live in places that lift our spirits, we can live happier, healthier lives,” Cole says. “Fresh flowers are the perfect everyday accessory for any budget – they add color, fragrance and style – and now we know they even increase energy and compassion.”

Study participants reported the greatest mood-boosting effects when fresh flowers were placed in common areas of the home such as the kitchen, dining room and family room. Cole’s ideas for incorporating flowers into these areas include:

•Place bud vases in high traffic home areas – with even just a few flowers. Any decorative glass from the kitchen will do!

•The kitchen table might be the best place for flowers, because it’s where people gather together. Stop by a florist where you’ll find a wide selection of flowers from which to choose.

•For an easy, elegant table decoration, set a series of crystal vases on a fabric runner. Place fresh flowers in each of the vases and surround them with greenery.

Holiday Open House

This Open House benefited the Louisville Ballet. Our evening feautered Woodford Reserve tastings with Master Distiller Chris Morris and hors d’oeuvres from Ladyfingers Catering.

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Christmas 2012

It is the time of the year again! We just had our first Open House this Sunday and it was a hit! If you did not come this past Sunday. no worries!We are having a fun Open House this Friday, November 9th 5pm to 9pm benefiting Louisville Ballet and featuring Woodford Reserve! If Friday evening does not work, Sunday, November 11th is our seccond Open House from 11 am to 4pm. So come on down and enjoy some cookies, hot cider and a sip of Woodford Reserve on Friday!
Enjoy a little preview of our decorated store below:

Holiday Open House

It is the time of the year again! Our annual Holiday Open House is coming up this Sunday, November 4th & 11 from 11 am to 4pm.

This year, for the first time we are also hosting a Friday, November 9th, 5pm to 9pm Open House to benefit the Louisville Ballet. Friday evening will feature:

– Woodford Reserve tastings with Master Distiller Chris Morris
– Hors d’oeuvres from Ladyfingers Catering
– Discounts to the Brown – Forman Nutcracker
– $5 suggested donation at the door

Sunday, November 4th & 11th we will be feauturing live jazz band and 15% off Christmas Giftware and free ornament to each child under 12! (While supplies last)

Good Tips To Know About Us & Flowers

Tip #1:
Sure, you can order flowers at 3 a.m. from 1-800-Flowers, FTD, or Teleflora.
But they’ll charge you $15 and then just call us. Or even better, you can visit us on our website 24hr a day! Www.nanzkraft.com

Tip #2:
Most flower shops restock on Monday mornings, so that’s the time to place an order. We at Nanz & Kraft have flower shipments everyday. So you can call us any day of the week and we gurantee the freshes product in Louisville! We buy directly from growers around the world. Also, it never hurts to ask for our cash and carry specials during the week.

Tip #3:
Yes, your flowers look beautiful in the window… but the heat from direct sunlight will kill them in a day or two.

Tip #4:
What is the trick to making your flowers last?
Cut the stems at an angle with a knife or garden clippers. Exchange the water at least every other day. And use the floral preservative we give you, not copper pennies.

Tip #5:
Don’t forget to wash the vase with soap when you change the water.
Otherwise, the bacteria clinging to the sides will contaminate your new water.

Tip #6:
We recycle!
That cheap glass vase that came with your bouquet? We will gladly recycle it if you return it and give you a free carnation per vase!

And final Tip #7:
Fruit is the enemy.
It emits ethylene gas, so even in a separate bowl a few inches away, it’s a surefire flower killer. If you need to store some flowers in your refrigerater make sure you remover all your fruits first as well.

Marriott Wine & Design Evening

FloralApp Giveaway – Free TV Winner

Congratulations to Lillian Gascoyne, winner of the free TV! A big thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway; use code WICHTR for $5 off your next order on the Floral App! We hope you enjoy it 🙂