Monthly Archives: September 2018

BB Podcast Episode 27: Robbie Honey

“I started with the blind confidence of youth.”

-Robbie Honey

Today we’re sitting down with Robbie Honey, an inspiring floral designer, writer, and educator to discuss:

  • how he grew to love the botanical world during his youth in Zimbabwe
  • the various routes he pursued to acquire the education he needed to fulfill his curiosities
  • how he found his place as a sought after florist in London’s high-end fashion scene
  • what led to the creation of his recent book, The Accidental Botanist
  • his love of family and the important place flowers and faith have played in recent years
  • his thoughts on the future

Links mentioned in Episode Twenty-Seven:

Links of Interest:

 Website |Instagram | Facebook Buy Robbie’s Book


Robbie and his dear Mama, Toni Honey (12 June 1947 – 23 July 2018)

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Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Floral Intensive Retreats now available, click here for more info.

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BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

Flowers + Pets

The Garden Gate Flower Company | Holes in the World Photographs

Hana Style Designs | For the West & Wild 

Firenza Flowers | Belle and Beau Fine Art Wedding Photography

Stems | Sarah Goss Photography

Flora Organica Designs | Jennifer Fujikawa Photography

 Good Seed Floral DesignDawn Photo  | Mae & Co Event Design 

Westside Flower Exchange | Picture This Forever Photography

Floribunda Rose | Donna Slater Photography

Flower Vibes | Fulleylove Photography

Sweetwater Stems | Alba Rose Photography

Sweetwater Stems | Misty McLendon Photography

Gabriella Shemtov Floral | Katie Spicer Photography

Tin Cup Farm

Cultivated

Tamara Menges Designs | Nicole Chatham Photography

Flora & Fauna | Smith House Photography

greenSinner | Sky’s The Limit Photography

BB Podcast Episode 26: Suzie Kostick AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI

“If the industry is going to grow, growth is change. Be open to change.”

-Suzie Kostick AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI

Today we’re sitting down with Suzie Kostick, a seasoned floral industry educator, freelancer, and consultant living in Rio Rancho, New Mexico to discuss:

  • her multi-faceted career in the floral industry over the last 40 years
  • her experience as creative director turned owner of Flora Magazine
  • the importance of her years in retail flower shops to her overall career path
  • her experience as shop owner, convention center special events coordinator, freelancer, grocery store chain production manager, and local college instructor
  • the transition from her high school floral design classes as a teen to the floral industry
  • her involvement in AIFD, her position as AIFD’s 2018 Symposium Coordinator, and her knowledge of the AIFD organization
  • FAQs about the AIFD testing process

Links mentioned in Episode Twenty-Six:

To contact Suzie Kostick: email her at skostick@smithersoasis.com

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Today’s episode is brought to you by:

 Holly Heider Chapple Flowers offers online classes at Hope Flower Farm School of Floral Design and hands-on floral workshops in various locations. Next workshop: Design, Build + Business

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BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

Pampas Grass

Blush | Together Journal | Greta Kenyon Photography

Bows and Arrows | via Flower To the People | Koby Brown Photography

Scarlett & Grace | Weddings by Scott & Dana

The Empty Vase | Photo: Lucille Williams | Lauren Tatum Events

Gang and the Wool by Manuela Sosa | Raquel Benito Photography

Oak and the Owl | Brooke Kegan Special Events | Ryan Ray Photography

Moni Junco | Chellise Michael Photography

Davy Gray | Loot Rentals | Hannah Haston Photography | Love Bash

Floribunda Rose