Tasman Leader : September 19th 2013
7 THE TASMAN LEADER, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 NEWS flowers & giftware 5641909AA 166 High Street, Motueka Ph: 528-4726 Fashion, fudge and flowers - discover a myriad of goodies and gifts at Floral Affaire FLORAL AFFAIRE ADVERTORIAL Situated halfway along Motueka's main shopping street, Floral Affaire is a veritable Aladdin's Cave full of gifts, accessories, homeware and more. It takes its name from the floristry side of the business, with owner Kay Goodall and staff member Nicola Carleton both experienced and innovative florists. Every day a freshly made variety of colourful and impressive bouquets grace the shop's entrance ready for customer selection. Alterntively Kay and Nicola can custom-make bouquets to suit any occasion and have them delivered throughout Motueka, Nelson and Golden Bay. Also national and international deliveries can be arranged via Teleflora. A few steps inside the shop entrance are trays of delicious home-made fudge that Floral Affaire is fast earning a reputation for. Kay makes all the fudge herself with decadent offerings such as raspberries and cream, lemon meringue, crème brulee and rocky road to name a few. Customers can select from the display or indulge in ready-made boxes of mixed fudge. Ladies... if handbags are your weakness then Floral Affaire is a must. Many regular customers compliment staff on the great range of handbags always in stock. These include labels such as Cellini, Hermes and Louenhide. For colour, styles and quality at affordable prices, from coin purses to men's wallets, grab bags to cross- overs, clutches to beach totes and everything in between, Floral Affaire is the place to go. Checking out the extensive range of jewellery is also high on the "to do" list. From baubles to bling, pebbles to pearls, Floral Affaire has a wide selection including popular brands such as Kagi, Evolve and the very affordable Enhance collections. Quality service, helpful dedicated staff and a pleasing atmosphere all combine to make shopping at Floral Affaire a refreshing experience. From the perfumed aromas that greet customers to the ever friendly staff and the colourful array of goods on offer, visiting Floral Affaire is a stress-free way to pick out a gift, send flowers or just treat yourself. Customer service is a priority for the staff who include owner/ florist Kay Goodall, senior florist Nicola Carleton, Robyn McKay and Gateway student Sydney Lash from Motueka High School who has "a natural talent" for floristry. "Our aim is to make stepping through our door an enjoyable experience for every customer," says Kay. "We have friendly staff, vibrant displays, quality service and very affordable prices." Aside from the above mentioned. Floral Affaire is also a treasure trove of accessories for the home including the Ecoya candles, photo frames, clocks, candelabras, glassware, vases, coming up to Christmas new stock is arriving daily. There is also a separate baby area where you can choose a special gift for the newborn. Soft toys and rattles, bibs and blankets, the Mokopuna merino baby clothes also Albetta a fun range of cotton babywear are among the selection adorning the shelves. Floral Affaire also stocks women's nightwear, unisex dressing gowns and leisure clothes. To compliment your gift there are unique cards. Gift vouchers are available for any amount, and exchange cards are also part of the service at Floral Affaire. Shopping is a pleasurable experience at Floral Affaire Salmon farm back in business By CHARLOTTE SQUIRE Back in business: Three-year-old Harry Trollope and his grandfather Colin Wilson with their catch at Anatoki Salmon, during the reopening last Saturday, three months after a landslide severely damaged the property. Photo: CHARLOTTE SQUIRE With the weather firmly on their side and local music to sweeten the deal, Golden Bay tourist attraction Anatoki Salmon Farm reopened its doors last Saturday, festival style. Owners Jan and Gerda Dissel and their family welcomed salmon lovers back with free food and new branding. The phoenix rises out of the ashes and we rose out of the mud,'' Gerda said. In June this year Anatoki Salmon was severely damaged by a landslide. When a disaster like that happens you just step back afterwards and analyse the situation. Of course you see the damage and I thought you can fix it, but thousands of salmon died,'' he said. Jan said King Salmon enabled them to reopen by supplying them with 15,000 one-year-old sal- mon. They lost more than 35,000 salmon during the landslide. The day it happened Solly's arrived with dig- gers. That was going on for many months as they dug away a few thousand cubic metres of mud.'' Jan said the fast clean-up effort was also due to the support of many volunteers'', the Takaka Fire Brigade, the Tasman District Council and the generosity of locals''. He said they had turned the disaster into the opportunity to make many improvements to their site, including a new interactive water fea- ture for children. Palmerston North-based Colin Wilson was out fishing with his grandson, three-year-old Harry Trollope, on reopening day. Together they reeled in a good catch of fat salmon. I take Harry fishing at Lake Taupo and he's been dying to take me fishing in Takaka.''
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