Stop by…re­lax…and smell the roses

Help Beach View Flow­ers and Gifts cel­e­brate their 10th

The Compass - - OPINION -

If you’re plan­ning on head­ing out to Beach View Flow­ers and Gifts to find a spe­cial item, give your­self a lit­tle ex­tra time to stop and smell the roses.

The gift and flower shop on the Main High­way in Clarke’s Beach is stuffed with de­light­ful items for ev­ery oc­ca­sion from paint­ings to purses, from We­bkinz to wal­lets -if you take the time to browse you never know what you might find.

Owner Lu­cille Mor­ris­sey-Win­ter and as­sis­tant Ch­eryl Mercer won’t just make you feel wel­come --their friendly, back and forth ban­ter, help­ful sug­ges­tions and easy-go­ing at­ti­tude will have you so re­laxed, you won’t want to leave.

HAPPY 10TH!

This week Beach View Flow­ers and Gifts cel­e­brates its 10th an­niver­sary.

“ We’re hav­ing a We­bkinz ex­trav­a­ganza!” the en­thu­si­as­tic owner says. “ With a $ 15 pur­chase of any­thing in the store you get a free We­bkinz. There’ll be We­bkinz give­aways in­clud­ing trad­ing cards and book­marks, a colour­ing con­test and much more,” Lu­cille ex­plains.

There’s no short­age of pur­chases to choose from at Beach View, with gift items like New­found­land books, ear­rings, angels, lo­cally made mum­mers, Den­nis Minty pho­tos, paint­ings, busi­ness card hold­ers, green plants, flow­ers and flower ar­range­ments. There is even a cof­fee ta­ble with a nau­ti­cal theme.

GROWTH SPURT

Since it’s open­ing in 1999, Beach View has al­ready un­der­gone one ex­pan­sion. Now the store is see­ing an­other growth spurt.

“ In June we’ll be ex­tend­ing the build­ing. So it will be more spa­cious – which will mean even more room for a dis­play area,” says Lu­cille.

Beach View also stocks slate house signs from a lo­cally owned com­pany in neigh­bour­ing South River.

Lu­cille and Ch­eryl can mix and match items that will be guar­an­teed to make the most unique gifts.

Lu­cille be­gan her ca­reer in flo­ral de­sign in 1987 af­ter at­tain­ing her cer­tifi­cate from the Agri­cul­tural Col­lege in Nova Sco­tia. She worked in the flo­ral in­dus­try for a num­ber of years and then de­cided to start her own busi­ness.

In April 1999, she opened Beach View Flow­ers and Gifts in Clarke’s Beach.

The plant en­thu­si­ast has achieved a num­ber of cer­tifi­cates in flo­ral de­sign over the years and is a mem­ber of Tele­Flora Canada, which en­ables her to send flow­ers world­wide.

Lu­cille re­sides with her hus­band Jerome and their two sons William and Ni­cholas in Clarke’s Beach.

With Mother’s Day and grad­u­a­tion just around the cor­ner, Beach View Flow­ers and Gifts is the place to find that some­thing spe­cial for that spe­cial some­one.

Lu­cille would like to sin­cerely thank her many loyal cus­tomers and ex­tends a warm wel­come to every­one.

So take time out… stop and smell the roses… and re­lax with Lu­cille and Ch­eryl. They’ll give you a free car­na­tion, a chance to win a beau­ti­ful gift bas­ket and no doubt, you’ll leave with a smile on your face.

10 YEARS – Beach View Flow­ers and Gifts, Main High­way, Clarke’s Beach cel­e­brates its 10th an­niver­sary this week. Drop by and en­joy the fes­tiv­i­ties with owner Lu­cille Mor­ris­sey-Win­ter. Beach View Flow­ers, lo­cated on the Main High­way in Clarke’s Beach, of­fers a dizzy­ing dis­play of gift items, while main­tain­ing a cozy, re­lax­ing at­mos­phere.

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