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March 15 2023

2023 LoCoFlo BookClub

Tags: BookClub

Wow! Ten years of nerdy bookclub!

Meetings are Monday nights at 7:00PM at the shop (dates below).

New this year: BookClub on Zoom! I'll be hosting online meetings Tuesday nights at 7:00PM following the in-person Monday night meetings (join my email list for the zoom links).

  • Feb 27 2023 The Home Place by J. Drew Lanham
  • May 1 2023 (new date in studio | online - Apr 25) Silent Spring Revolution by Douglas Brinkley
  • Jun 19 2023 Bet the Farm by Beth Hoffman
  • Jul 31 2023 River of the Gods by Candice Millard
  • Sep 18 2023 Demon Copperhead Barbara Kingsolver
  • Nov 13 2023 A Darker Wilderness Edited by Erin Sharkey


March 01 2023

Flower Club: Bloom Battle!

Tags: At LoCoFlo, Flower Club

We’re so excited to announce Bloom Battle: LoCoFlo’s annual amateur floral design competition! If you’ve ever taken a class at Local Color Flowers or you love dabbling in design at home, this is the perfect opportunity to show off your skills and creativity.

How it Works!

Bloom Battle is a two day event:

  • Apr 14 2023 - Design and Instagram Famous voting
  • Apr 15 2023 - Public display, public voting, celebrity judging and glory

How to Participate

  1. Be a contestant. Registration is required.
  2. Be an online fan: Enter your Likes among the three Instagram Famous finalists April 14 2023 from 10:30PM to April 15 2023 11:30AM.
  3. Be a fan in person: View all arrangements at our studio on April 15 2023 8:00AM - 12:00PM and vote for your favorite. Most votes wins People’s Choice prize. Stick around for the announcement of winners.


  • Instagram Famous: LoCoFlo staff will select three centerpieces for online voting! Online voting is open between 10:30PM on Apr 14 2023 and 11:30AM on Apr 15 2023. Most likes wins. Prize: A LoCoFlo poster!
  • People’s Choice: The centerpiece that receives the most votes by visitors to the studio (three votes per visitor) on Saturday Apr 15 2022 8:00AM-12:00PM wins! Prize: A LoCoFlo poster!
  • Judges Selections Celebrity judges will evaluate entries based on vessel choice, use of color, texture and composition.
    • 3rd Place: $25 LoCoFlo Gift Certification and a LoCoFlo pin!
    • 2nd Place: $50 LoCoFlo Gift Certification and a LoCoFlo poster!
    • 1st Place: $100 LoCoFlo Gift Certification and a LoCoFlo sweatshirt!
  • All contestants take home their arrangements at the end of the event. (everyone wins!)

The Rules

  • All centerpieces must be created at Local Color Flowers’ Studio on Friday night, April 14 2023 between 7:00PM and 9:00PM.
  • All centerpieces must be created using the flowers/foliage/branches provided by Local Color Flowers. The use of other flowers gathered from outside the studio whether forged or bought is not permitted.
  • The use of floral foam or Oasis is prohibited.
  • No wagering.
  • Amateurs only! No professional or former professional designers permitted.
  • Only registered contestants will be permitted in the studio for Friday night’s design night.
  • Vase opening may not be larger than five inches in diameter. Contestants are encouraged to use their own vases, Vases are available for purchase. All vases must be approved for entry.

The Celebrity Judges

  • Chris Vaeth - T. Rowe by day, aspiring floral designer, culinary explorer & creator.
  • Ian Tresselt - Collaborator, Florist, Creator of Ian Tresselt Design, Recovering Nonprofit Arts Executive.
  • Jen Majewski - English Teacher, sewist, aspiring florist, and member of the LoCoFlo Street Team.


February 07 2023

Sat@LoCoFlo: Your Weekend Routine

Tags: Sat@LoCoFlo, At LoCoFlo

Saturdays at LoCoFlo has become our favorite event. It's the bomb. We get to talk about flowers, show off our weekly local display from the farms and our dope shop, hang out with friends, meet new people, have kid and animal visitors.

What is it?

Sat@LoCoFlo is our weekly flower hang out. Bring your Blacksauce. Build a bouquet. Design an arrangement. Pick up your subscription or order ahead. Sat@LoCoFlo is scheduled 8:00AM-12:00PM.

How it Works

Just drop in. We're only a half-block from the farmers market. We display all of our flowers to you to pick out by the stem. We'll also have some pre-mades and other locally made products. Sometimes we host other venders, especially around holidays. Use our order form and we will have your flowers ready to pick up (give us a couple of days notice). Chat with our knowledgeable team about the varieties, the farms and design. It's the place to be.

Hope to see you there!


January 02 2023

Email Scam!


Someone is pretending to be us and sending scam emails offering gift certificate deals through Amazon. Sorry, we can't offer half priced gift certificates without going out of business. We also don't sell anything through Amazon. Do not buy this! Here is what we know, what the email says, what we were are doing and what you can do.

The Scam Email

The scam email is sent from one of these addresses using Local Color Flowers as their email name: localcolorflowers@outlook.com, info@workflw.co.ke or any user name from gmail.com. None of these are our email address. We only send email from our domain: locoflo.com. The subject of the email includes: "Promo: up to 60% OFF on our gift certificates". Here is a sample of the the body of the email:


Don't miss our promo. Save hundreds on Local Color Flowers Gift ceritificates, functional for all Local Color Flowers products online and in-store.

Our Offers are:
- $200 Gift card for only $100
- $500 Gift card for only $200

NB: * Only amazon vouchers are accepted for this offer.
To buy your discounted gift certificate follow these steps:

1- Follow this link https://www.amazon.com/...

2- Choose a $100 or $200, Receiver Email : localcolorflowers@outlook.com

3- Reply to this email with a screenshot to confirm your payment.

4- You will receive your Local Color Flowers Gift ceritificate in a few hours after confirmation.

Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Thank you

What We Are Doing

We have reported the email scam (multiple times) to Microsoft, Google, FTC, Internet Crime Complaint Center and our email marketing company.

We reported the fake gift certificates to Amazon.

We wrote to the Workflw, the Kenyan staffing service whose domain is used to send some of the scam emails. We assume they are a legitimate business and are also victim of this scam.

We changed our passwords everywhere!

What You Can Do

Do not buy this fake gift certificate offer on Amazon!

Block emails from localcolorflowers@outlook.com and info@workflw.co.ke.

If you want to report: Forward scam emails from localcolorflowers@outlook.com to abuse@outlook.com


October 30 2022

Winter in a Jar

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

OMG! Can you even? So festive. It's Winter in a Jar!

Enhance the season with these spirited arrangements. Quart mason jars are stuffed with local mixed evergreens, berry branches, foraged Lake Montebello pine cones, jingle bells and joy.

Also, wow, what a gift! Send some winter wonder to a loved one.

$55 for one jar. $100 for two jars. $45 each for three or more jars. Order using our order form.

Available seasonally.


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