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From $10,000+ to +$50,000 in 2 months. I did a success, open doors and open roads work with m Botanical. Ever since i did that within 2 MONTHS!!, I went from grossing $10,000 plus to grossing $50,000 plus. And m botanical stated I am going to even make more!! M botanical work is real and powerful. What m botanical says will happen, with their help it will happen!!For over two years I had a significant decline income. I was rarely picking up work. I was picking up work that no one wanted with people who no one wanted to work for. I was picking up work from people who were unfair classist racist and degrading to others and treated others bad. I was picking up work from people who were mean and put down others and treated people like they were inferior. I was picking up work from people who had no morals or godliness in them. I hated working for those people because they were mean and cheap. Those people told lies on other people. They stole some of my pay. They complained a lot and tried to put blame on me. When I took their work they would not pay me all of my pay sometimes. They would also tell me that they changed their minds and they did not have any work for me when I drove over 25 miles to work. Some would get upset if I did not take their $35 work and drive 25 miles for it. They were crazy and ridiculous. They are slave drivers. They were cheaters. Let me tell you how i ended up w/m.b. One day I passed by m botanicals shop and decided to go in and get candles and other items that could help me. I may even have made a u-turn that day...that’s how my spirit drove me. I later did a reading with m botanical and was informed that success was in my path but was blocked. M botanicals cleared up and unblocked my path by giving me great powerful spiritual ordained baths, etc. Within 2 months!!! Only 2 months!! Do you want me to repeat that again. Okay…so let me go on because I know you heard me. Within 2 months (could not resist from repeating) I started to make almost $5,000 a month. Would you like me to repeat this again? Okay I will go on. M botanical make me no longer work with the crappy people I was working with and gave me new much nicer customers. The new customers treated me so much better than the prior farts I dealt with. The new customers gave me great gifts and benefits. They pay for almost all of my expenses!! And they are very generous towards me. So not only do I make almost $5,000 per month but I also do not pay for almost all of my expenses. Isn’t that amazing! They got me a phone and a computer to name the least. Okay I also got the latest ipad and gps. They pay for my travel expenses. They pay for my meals. They pay for any supplies I need. Anyone reading this please try out m botanicals and stick to the program. I received several bonus checks and advanced checks. I am saving to buy a luxury car and other things. I may not even have to buy the car out of pocket because one of my clients may get it for me. Praise god almighty for pointing me in the direction of m botanicals. Because of m botanical’s help I got clients who make me travel to different places and states and pay for all of my expenses!! Imagine where I came from...two years of struggling. I came from selling myself short to receiving lots of money. I came from working for free to getting a lot of work. I came from doors almost closed to doors wide wide open…….lol…….doors knocked right off the hinges. I came from roads blocked to road cleared. Praise the lord again I say. M botanicals stated that my business will become so successful that I may get over 150,000k per year!!! And I cannot wait. No more dollar menus. Good bye to you. No more food stamps. Thanks you for helping me but I am independent now. No more handouts. I will do the handouts. M botanicals stated I will catch up on all my bills soon which I am speedily catching up on and I will have no debt. Embark on it with m botanicals and enjoy a good life.
This is The Help I have Been looking For, Milokan Botanica is The Real Deal. The Staff Is very Helpful and Courteous, They Can Help you with All your ProbleIm no Matter How Big or Small. I Am speaking from my own personal Experience I Use to have Nightmares, Restless nights,and Negative things Attacking me in the Night now all of that is gone. You Just have to be Dedicated to Your Work and Follow the Staffs instructions and They will do the Rest.Milokan Botanica I would Recommend them to all My friends and Anyone Who Need Spiritual Help. They also carry A Large inventory Of Spiritual Supplies. Barbara is a Down to Earth Person She Gave me Good Advice and She Understands Were I am Coming from Thank you Very Much R.K
What can I say but great wine selection , great service and most of all I felt I was in Spain . This place has live music every Friday and sat night I been there both nights and love it. The staff is very nice and out going. I tell you the other wine shops in Miami and near by better watch out cause this place is amazing . The only down side is too bad it's not larger but at the same time it limits the place a real pleasant crowd. The owner Thomas is looking into opening another location near the grove area soon he was informing me , I told him I'm ready count on my support . Small business and family business like this one need our support . So I give it a 5 star. Great job to the staff and Thomas
What a wonderful place to do business. They customer service is outstanding. The way Isaias and Nelson go out of there way for the customers is hard to find now and days. Nelson, co-wire reading are on point , and his cleansing are awesome ( understatement). If you should need something and they don't have it in stock. Just ask Isaias or Nelson they will get what you need quick fast and in a hurry. Just a wonderful business to have relationship with. The store is always clean. The staff is very respectful , and helpful. Keep up the good work guys.
I do have many favorites: Bao with pork belly, Mama Rolland papaya salad. Just impossible to pin point on one fav. they have many varieties of delicious choices. I will try all listed in the menu no doubt. Overall food is deliciously prepared and served. Service is a tat slow. But if you are there with wonderful company , slow service gives you a great chance to socialize and enjoy the ambiance. No complaint in that sense. Highly recommended. Go during week nights and they do take reservations. Enjoy!
Come in the afternoons and evenings if you want to see the lady. She usually has people waiting for her so call early to hold your place or make an appointment. I liked the store because they explained in a simple way how to use everything and the lady prepared a special wash for my house for me for a good price. They have a good selection of products I now use to do my monthly house cleanse. I was also happy that they carried sage. It smelled great. I also bought some crystals and incense too.
THE REAL TRUE POWERFUL WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!I swear that if you are ever in need of real results for your spiritual work you MUST go to Milokan Botanica. LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!!! I wish I had someone to give me this advice when i sought spiritual help. I went to several places and I got results! People go there for help with all types of situations and see results. This is mystical work therefore you must concentrate on your work and follow the instructions that are given to you for success.
after many weeks of anticipation it opend today and took my aunt. We got there at 1:30 and it was kind of busy. I ordered beef tacos and also green tomatillo soup. Delish! as appts. we ordered white fish ceviche. SUPERB! My aunt orderded beef tamales. There was more beef that to normal tamale witch is.made w.more corn. She could only eat one, and we were hungry. Dessert was to die for...ready, kaluha flan!!! You have.to try this place!
Great place, me and my friends go there regularly to buy smoking material and the artist is always busy. I finally decided to make an appointment with the artist. I was nervous, but Jon made sure everything was perfect. Custom piece to my liking, he made sure the piece was right size, right area and then when he did the work he was gentle and quick. So happy with his work, I am loving my new piece! I can't wait till I get my next one!
The food is all fresh ("farm to table",) the quantities are perfect (not huge as is typical in American restaurants), excellent coffee, and the owners are very personable. Service is "French" - not hurried. Menu is very "French" although it has many American staples. Parking is ample. Full bar. This is a place that caters to the young and older palettes, to those looking for the familiar and the "nouveau."
While becoming a florist doesn't require any formal education, floral designers must know how to care for the plants they use and which ones work best for which season or event. Additionally, a skilled floral arranger must also be familiar with the cultural symbolism behind each flower. For instance, carnations symbolize beauty and pride while daisies represent innocence and purity.
If you plan to give someone a flowering plant as a gift, then a good florist can direct you to the right one. They may also help you choose flowers to convey platonic or romantic love.
Many floral designers provide a host of services to meet customer demand throughout the year.
Most florists, whether they work at a chain or independent flower shop, both online or in a brick-and-mortar store, offer pre-arrangements of flowers. This means the floral designer has a selection of roses, tulips and other popular kinds of blossoms designed in arrangement that customers can simply buy on the spot instead of telling the florist what kind of flower pattern they want.
Have you ever purchased a get-well basket featuring sunflowers or an array of springtime flowers for Mother's Day? If so, you most likely bought a pre-arrangement that the floral designer put together ahead of time.
Buying a pre-arranged bouquet is a great option if you don't know what blooms or plants to purchase but you need flowers for a particular occasion.
Pre-designed arrangements are not original, one-of-a-kind designs, but the upside to buying pre-arrangements is they already come with a fixed price attached. Customers may simply walk in and spend $50 on a Valentine's Day bouquet as opposed to paying the florist a commission for an original design that could fetch a much higher price.
Having both an eye for design as well as good people and customer service skills is a must for any florist. These professionals work with clients to find the best flowers and custom-designed arrangements appropriate for the event or occasion. A commission to create a table piece, wreath or other type of design is typically much more expensive than a pre-arrangement, as it may not be made up of plants the florist already has on hand.
There's always a demand for florists and their creations year-round as people celebrate and commemorate the special moments in their lives. Whether you're getting married or remembering a loved one that just passed, flower arrangements and wreaths are traditional items we all use to help mark the important dates, stages and occasions in our lives.
One type of event most floral designers work on is weddings. Professional florists will collaborate with the bride and groom to formulate a design scheme that complements the event's overall colors and layout. Depending on what the couple wants and can afford, a floral designer may create the bridal bouquet along with streams of flowers for the wedding venue, table arrangements and vases for the reception afterward.
The prices for hiring a florist to do a wedding vary broadly because it not only depends on how many blooming plants you want, but also how widely available the particular flowers are.
More exotic types of blossoms, such as orchids, are pricier than your typical rose. Your bill could also fluctuate depending on how complicated the design is to make and if the flowers you choose are in season or not.
Keeping that in mind, florists are like any other tradesperson - your bill will reflect the materials they used and the time and labor that went into making up the designs.
Some floral designers also charge delivery fees to transport the flowers, vases and other materials to wedding or reception sites. Remember, it's not only the bride that needs flowers. Bridesmaids and the mother of the bride might also carry corsages and the groom and groomsmen sometimes festoon their jackets with boutonnieres. Don't forget about the flower girl, as well.
In all, the average cost to outfit a wedding with flowers is about $700. Some florists advise people to set aside 10 to 15 percent of the ceremony's budget for floral decorations.
Funerals are another major life event we commemorate with flowers. Florists may furnish sympathy flowers for the observance and lay sprays or baskets of plants around the church, synagogue or funeral home to help attendees with the grieving process. Designers also make floral wreaths and crosses to set up at the venue or in the cemetery, as well as special casket arrangements so family and friends may show their respect for the deceased.
Many customers choose traditional roses, lilies and carnations to send to a bereaved family, but florists are also able to personalize arrangements to your liking.
Just like other ceremonies that call for flowers, the price depends on the number of blossoms and what type of plants you want, along with the complexity of the arrangement. A complete funeral floral package that includes sprays along the casket, flower decorations for the venue and flowers for the participants can run from $200 to $800.
Meanwhile, the usual sympathy bouquet or vase runs between $40 and $80.
You might think Valentine's Day would be the busiest day for a florist, but the day of love comes in second place behind Mother's Day. According to a number of studies, people do more online searches for flowers in anticipation of the May holiday than they do for Valentine's Day.
In fact, this day is inextricably linked with flowers, as Congress first issued a Mother's Day proclamation in 1913 asking all federal officials to wear a white carnation to commemorate their mothers.
Many children wish their mothers well on the day by sending a bouquet of carnations, roses, violets or tulips.
Coming in second place as the busiest holiday for florists is Valentine's Day. When Feb. 14 arrives, so do many people looking for arrangements to send to their loved ones. Just like Mother's Day, this holiday is very lucrative for floral designers. Americans typically spend tens of millions of dollars on their significant others every Feb. 14, and flowers, especially long-stemmed red roses, are a popular way to show someone you care.
Valentine's Day goes to show that a gift of fresh-cut flowers never goes out of style. However, it does go up in price - quite a lot, actually. The price of a bouquet of roses usually doubles on Feb. 14 before it goes back down the next business day. Expect to pay up to $100 for red roses from a flower shop on Valentine's Day. Therefore, if you're looking for a deal, it's smart to buy your bouquets a few days ahead of time and keep them in a vase with water so they stay fresh.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah
The holiday season is also one known for festive floral arrangements. Many families look to florists to come up with a Thanksgiving table set piece or a traditional cornucopia featuring plants with autumnal colors and gourds. Many churches and individuals also spring for flowering plants to help usher in Christmastime. Many florists sell living yuletide decorative plants such as ivy, holly, poinsettias, mistletoe and even miniature Christmas trees.
Many flower shops and floral arrangers also design centerpieces especially for the eight nights of Hanukkah. Online and brick-and-mortar florists offer blue and white flowers, usually arranged with candles in between the blossoms.
Easter and Passover
Religious holidays held in spring also keep flower shops busy as they design orders for families, churches and synagogues. Many shoppers are on the lookout for bunches of mixed flowers pre-arranged in bouquets or vases by florists. Lilies, as well as daffodils and tulips, are especially popular around these spring holidays.
Hindu and Buddhist Ceremonies
Flowers, especially the lotus, figure prominently in Hindu and Buddhist religious ceremonies, as well as in these two ancient religions' wedding customs. Many florists provide garlands of flowers to decorate and festoon the functions with.
Remember that it doesn't need to be a holiday to purchase flowers. Floral designers also make commissioned or pre-arranged flowers to take to sick relatives, friends and colleagues recovering at home or in the hospital. Many florists also make designs for newborn babies, too.
While the majority of their work is devoted to making eye-catching and pleasing creations with plants, florists can help you with much more than just finding the right flowers for your next event or party.
In fact, a good floral designer can be a fountain of knowledge. These experts can inform you of the best ways to take care of your plants or how to properly cut the stems of flowers to ensure they last longer in your vase.
The next time you're out buying an arrangement, ask your florist which type of vase to use with which flower and how much water and plant food you should use to prolong the life of your bouquet or potted plant. Even though retail florists don't usually grow the blooms or plants themselves, they do know the best ways to keep your arrangement looking fresh for longer.
Local flower shops or gardening stores used to be the only game in town when it came to selling real or fake floral arrangements until supermarkets and drugstore chains entered the business by offering inexpensive pre-arrangements for holidays and other occasions. However, the number of brick-and-mortar florists is further on the decline as more customers choose to purchase bouquets, wreaths and other greenery online.
Even though one exists in a virtual capacity while the other is located in a physical setting, there aren't too many differences between online and brick-and-mortar flower shops.
Many online stores offer pre-arrangements of flowers you can purchase, as well as the ability to form your own design and decoration.
Online flower shops, in fact, work with wholesale florists near your area to ensure they deliver your order promptly. Since cut flowers don't have a long shelf life, these Internet-based companies essentially take your request and contract it out to a florist in your locale to design it and drop it off at your home or office.
While purchasing flowers online is convenient - you can shop any time of the day without leaving your house - there are a few things the online stores cannot offer patrons. You can't smell the sweet fragrance of tulips or roses in cyberspace and you can't touch the petals or leaves before you buy the plant. Additionally, when you buy a bouquet over the Internet, you're basing your decision on a stock photo of the item instead of the actual one that will arrive at your doorstep.
Not all varieties of roses or violets look the same and an approximation of a flower isn't the same as the specific one you could end up receiving.
This is one advantage physical brick-and-mortar flower shops have over their online competitors. Making the trip to your local florist means you can actually get the chance to stop and smell the roses.