Black Community Spotlight: Brandi Taylor from Serenity Bloom – 71Bait

click to enlarge CP Photo: Jared Wickerham Brandi Taylor, owner of Serenity Bloom Bright, colorful flowers are usually the first signs of spring in Pittsburgh, but waiting for the seasons to change in the Steel City can sometimes feel like an eternity. To ease the winter blues, some people like to bring … Read more

At home with Lewis Miller – 71Bait

Photograph by Jerry Rabinowitz For most people, the municipal green bins on city street corners are for throwing out rubbish. But for Lewis Miller, they are oversized vases and an ideal canvas for his gigantic, guerrilla-style floral installations that have earned him the reputation as “the Banksy of floral design.” By day, Miller creates lush, … Read more

Local flower industry hit by national inflation, supply shortages lead to Valentine’s Day | local news – 71Bait

For local florists preparing for Valentine’s Day this Monday, life isn’t all chocolate and roses. In her industry, Valentine’s Day is a cacophony of chaos. Order spikes – especially last-minute same-day deliveries – are forcing the industry to stay on the alert. But adding to the already busy season this year, florists across the country, … Read more