The Flower Guy
Jason Edmonds Brings the Blooms
Born in the city of the Bard (Stratford Upon Avon), this flower purveyor with a rock star persona learned his trade from the ground up while serving an apprenticeship in the flower auctions of Holland as a teenager – sweeping floors and running errands – all while embodying the spirit of England’s punk music movement. He developed into a buyer at the auction and was one of the first non-Dutch speaking buyers in an arena dominated by Dutch traders.
Jason soon became a known commodity in the floral community and began shipping flowers to clients around the world. “Shipping flowers to New York was always my dream, so in 1997 I flew to New York from England to visit some potential clients and I never went home.”
Pictured: Jason Edmonds, “The Flower Guy”
SOCIAL Manny: Episode 46
Alejandro Sanz, Tommy Torres, ASCAP Latin awards at Ritz Carlton, Jencarlos Canela, Rudy Perez, Goya’s 75th Anniversary book launch, Jorge Plasencia, Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, Rodger Federer, Sony Ericsson Open, LeBron James, Tommy, Michelle and Sofia Pooch, Kymani Marley, JAZZ ROOTS at Arsht Center, Adrienne Arsht, Tennis Daily party at Icon Brickell, Bryan Brothers, Sarah Arison, Sean and Ana Wolfington, Edgardo and Ana Cristina DeFortuna, Jennifer Valoppi and Christian de Berdouare, Women of Tomorrow gala at Mandarin Oriental, Telemundo president Don Browne, George Feldenkreis, Maria Feldenkreis, PITBULL, Ferne and Danny Toccin, Eugene and Suzie Sayfie and many more…
Pictured: Giselle Blondet at the 19th annual ASCAP Latin awards at the Ritz Carlton on South Beach
Call of the Game
Reid & Fiorentino’s annual golf outing and dinner featured an illustrious attendance by the “who’s who” of South Florida and benefited Lauren’s Kids Foundation and the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation. The Call of the Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic culminated at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino following a successful golf tournament at the prestigious Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club. NBC sports anchor Joe Rose emceed the dinner that was accompanied by exciting silent and live auctions, as well as a number of prestigious awards.
Pictured: Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich, Coach Eric Spoelstra and Pat Riley