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Valentine’s Day is coming! Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for a chance to win an over-the-top floral arrangement valued at $300.
Where does our food come from? Recently, it’s a question more of us have been asking. The locally-sourced movement has created a culture in which people actively seek out food that comes from nearby sources, believing it is healthier, more environmentally sound, and that it supports the local economy.
So, if we’re conscientious about what we put in our bodies, it makes sense to be equally aware of what we put in our homes–the overarching thought behind the creation of Little Acre Flowers, first locally-sourced florist in the D.C. area.
Founder Tobie Whitman was inspired by the farm-to-table movement in grocery stores and restaurants. She had the idea to create a flower delivery service that she calls field-to-vase: with flowers directly sourced from local fields and arranged in a vase, without any unknowns or variables in-between.
Just as a locally sourced restaurant offers a seasonal menu based on the availability of fresh meats and produce from local farms, Little Acre offers a daily arrangement of its freshest flowers. You can have the flowers delivered to pretty much anywhere in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area.
With locally sourced flowers, all of the thinking that goes into locally sourced food goes into the botanics. And by staying local, Whitman adds, “our flowers are fresher and more sustainable.” This approach also allows Little Acre to offer delicate varieties that might not survive a longer journey.
Whitman sees Little Acre Flowers certainly as a flower delivery business for the modern era: online, convenient, and socially conscientious. “We want people to think about floral purchases the same way they may approach what they eat: buy local.”
Little Acre Flowers opens on January 23, just in time for you to order one of their stunning Valentine’s Day arrangements (or win one in our giveaway — don’t forget to enter below!) Check out their Facebook page and website to read more about locally sourced foods and plants.
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
Get your tickets now!
Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
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