Blooms to Go

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Do you ever find that it’s hard to take off your work hat to truly unwind? I don’t know whether it’s a hazard of the job or I just really like what I do, but I seem to find story ideas wherever I go. Case in point? Last weekend, I was having a lazy Sunday afternoon and decided to take the kids to Brick Farm Market in Hopewell, NJ. It’s a cute place if you haven’t been. A local couple took over an abandoned car dealership and refashioned it as a farmer’s market/café. There’s a cheese stand and a butcher shop upstairs, while downstairs has coffee, a bakery, and a café counter where you can order delicious burgers, sandwiches, quiches, and more.

As I sat outside munching on my chicken pita sandwich (and maybe stealing a few fries from my kids), I saw the most adorable truck – the Sprouts truck. It’s a 1950s VW pickup that’s been retooled to have a flat back that holds multiple buckets of flowers. It might just be the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. They were selling farm flowers arranged in mason jars and galvanized tin buckets, but it would make a darling centerpiece at an event. Imagine instead of a food truck that you have a flower truck filled with country blooms? They offer floral design for events, weekly and monthly flower subscriptions (my birthday is coming up soon!) and more. Check it out here.

One of the hazards of having a job covering the meetings and events industry is that you end up viewing conferences and events in a very different light. Sure, I attend for the topic at hand, but I often find myself viewing the conference through a different lens. I’m often thinking about how the conference is organized and what is good, bad and just plain ugly.


A good manicure may do wonders for your confidence, but how about your branding? Nail Printing Events takes the manicure to a different level. The company has the ability to print any image on demand at events. Whether you choose to take a selfie, upload an image or choose from hundreds of designs they have on offer, they will print an image that can be used on top of natural, gel or acrylic nails. It’s ideal for product launches but is also suited to company events where branding is essential.