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Portafiori Flowers

Portafiori Flowers Founded by George Vallo in 1991, Portafiori Flowers specializes in doing flowers for Clubs, Parties, Portafioriny a Floral Design Studio in New York on 28th St in the heart of the New York Flower market.

We specialize in weddings, parties, events, weekly accounts, event and wedding planning

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03/20/2017

Photos from Portafiori Flowers's post

I have not been on this site for a while but wanted to post some photos of what I have been doing. I closed PortafioriNY...
03/20/2017

I have not been on this site for a while but wanted to post some photos of what I have been doing. I closed PortafioriNY but have been working with different flower companies.
I am going to keep up with photos of what i am doing.

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All my love and Best Wishes,, George 347 693 4556

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!
12/24/2015

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

I have not had a chance to post anything in awhile. So, I am going to show you what I have been up to in photos.
12/15/2015

I have not had a chance to post anything in awhile. So, I am going to show you what I have been up to in photos.

Here are some more photos of parties
10/20/2015

Here are some more photos of parties

We have been so busy working I haven't been able to post but here are some photos of some of the events we have been wor...
10/20/2015

We have been so busy working I haven't been able to post but here are some photos of some of the events we have been working on.

A Japanese client wanted an arrangement in yellows.I always think of dahlias for Japanese arrangements they are seen in ...
09/15/2015

A Japanese client wanted an arrangement in yellows.
I always think of dahlias for Japanese arrangements they are seen in so much of their artwork.
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Yesterday we did  a luncheon at The Empire Hotel.I wanted to do something cheerful and light. Dahlias and roses are alwa...
09/15/2015

Yesterday we did a luncheon at The Empire Hotel.
I wanted to do something cheerful and light. Dahlias and roses are always lovely.
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Did a few parties this week these are the centerpieces.
08/28/2015

Did a few parties this week these are the centerpieces.

Yesterday we did a Bar Mitzvah at The Carlyle HotelHere are some photos.I decided to do the place where the Bar Mitzvah ...
08/23/2015

Yesterday we did a Bar Mitzvah at The Carlyle Hotel
Here are some photos.
I decided to do the place where the Bar Mitzvah took place to just use exotic foliage and I had to cover the mirror with a large piece that was made of leaves. The flowers were green and white.
The Client was very happy.Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful...Thank you Fran Knie

Today I came across some photo's of my interest in floral design as a youngster. At an early age I loved to decorate the...
08/03/2015

Today I came across some photo's of my interest in floral design as a youngster. At an early age I loved to decorate the family Christmas tree I took control of the design even then note how focused I am my family just stood out of the way and let me go!
My father who I have said before grew up on a farm in Slovakia would take all the time to The Brooklyn Botanical Garden and he loved to take me to flower shows.
So it was early when I developed my love for flowers and design.
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One of the clubs I do flowers for has been home to many famous women - politicians, actresses, musicians and authors -  ...
08/02/2015
The Italian Lesson

One of the clubs I do flowers for has been home to many famous women - politicians, actresses, musicians and authors - famous women from all areas of life.
But, I was so excited that one of the most talented women I have ever encountered was a member there. She was a comedian who was way ahead of her time.
An actress friend once told me that she had to study Ruth Draper's work in college. She was the first comic monologist. Recordings of Draper's monologues have influenced many contemporary writers and performers, including Lily Tomlin, Mike Nichols, Julie Harris, Simon Callow, Emma Thompson, Charles Busch, David Mamet, Julia Sweeney, and John Lithgow
This is her most famous comedy routine it may sound odd but she did it in the 1920's.

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises The Italian Lesson · Ruth Draper ℗ 2009 Saland Publishing Released on: 2009-07-01 Music Publisher: copyright c...

Yesterday made an arrangement and thought the colors really burst out like summer.#, ,, ,
07/26/2015

Yesterday made an arrangement and thought the colors really burst out like summer.
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I came across this clip of Dame Edna Everage and it was the first Broadway show Portafiori did flowers for I know it is ...
07/24/2015
Theater Talk: "Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance"

I came across this clip of Dame Edna Everage and it was the first Broadway show Portafiori did flowers for I know it is a long clip but if you watch it you will find it very funny and the Dame talks about her famous gladioli that she throws at the audience at the end of the show and how that came about.
We supplied the gladioli for that show we would send over 100 stems of gladiola 8 x a week so we sent over 800 gladiola.
During the run there was a frost in Florida and the gladiola were very expensive but she needed them. An article came out form her (I swear!) where she said since the price of gladiola has gone up she will use cactus to throw at her guests in the next show. It was a lot of fun being backstage and hearing her perform. What a talent,
It was a wonderful experience everywhere Dame Edna appeared even at The Met Opera we had to make bouquets of gladiola to be presented to her.

In this classic interview from 2004, the world's most admired woman, shares her wisdom and discusses her meeting with Presidents Bush and Clinton, as well as...

I am doing a party with a lot of candles and I am so glad I turned once again to Brini's tips I learned a lot that will ...
07/09/2015
What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks - Candle Tips

I am doing a party with a lot of candles and I am so glad I turned once again to Brini's tips I learned a lot that will help me with my party. How about U????

Candles make entertaining lush and lovely. Here are a few tips for using them effectively and making them less messy.

The other day we did flowers for a private clients home and these are some of the photos I am sorry they came out a litt...
07/09/2015

The other day we did flowers for a private clients home and these are some of the photos I am sorry they came out a little too light.
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Yesterday we did a party for the Fourth of July.Here are some photos.I want to wish everyone a "Happy Fourth of July",
07/04/2015

Yesterday we did a party for the Fourth of July.
Here are some photos.
I want to wish everyone a "Happy Fourth of July"
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For one of our accounts this week we did sunflowers and cat tails.Very summery., ,
07/04/2015

For one of our accounts this week we did sunflowers and cat tails.
Very summery.
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We did flowers for a birthday party at The Cosmopolitan Club the other day. I thought it would be fun if everything was ...
06/20/2015

We did flowers for a birthday party at The Cosmopolitan Club the other day. I thought it would be fun if everything was different shades on pink, red and burgundy with lilac.
The were on hot pink linens. The effect was great.The client was very happy.
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We did a wedding at The Union Club and the bride was very happy.Here are some photos of the bouquets and the table arran...
06/02/2015

We did a wedding at The Union Club and the bride was very happy.
Here are some photos of the bouquets and the table arrangements.

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Here are the flowers I did for that very ladies club this week..."THINK PINK"  !!!!!!!!!
05/17/2015

Here are the flowers I did for that very ladies club this week...
"THINK PINK" !!!!!!!!!

There is a ladies club i do that would be happy if I did pink flowers every week it makes me think of this Kay Thompson ...
05/17/2015
♩ Think Pink!(Funny Face, 1957)

There is a ladies club i do that would be happy if I did pink flowers every week it makes me think of this Kay Thompson song.

Music by Roger Edens(1957) Lyrics by Leonard Gershe Sung by Kay Thompson and Girls, including Virginia Gibson

This week we did a party at The Carlyle Hotel and the tables were 72" which is a large table. So I convinced the client ...
05/09/2015

This week we did a party at The Carlyle Hotel and the tables were 72" which is a large table. So I convinced the client to do an arrangement in a dish and use Free Spirit roses that open huge and they are very showy. The client was very happy and the party was a big success.
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This week for one event we had to make a bouquet for and actual princess. She is Princess Stephanie of Baden.
05/03/2015

This week for one event we had to make a bouquet for and actual princess. She is Princess Stephanie of Baden.

I did a wedding design class last week and it was a huge success.George Rallis a flower wholesaler let me use their spac...
05/02/2015

I did a wedding design class last week and it was a huge success.
George Rallis a flower wholesaler let me use their space and it was just the perfect place to work. Lot's of room and the class went very well.
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Yesterday we did a party. It was a shower for a young woman so I wanted to do something fun and playful. I really tried ...
04/18/2015

Yesterday we did a party. It was a shower for a young woman so I wanted to do something fun and playful. I really tried to use interesting and fun textures. Here are a few of the centerpieces.
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We did a party the other day and here are some photos.I wanted to make very lush full I used french lilac, garden roses,...
04/15/2015

We did a party the other day and here are some photos.
I wanted to make very lush full I used french lilac, garden roses, viburnum, ranunculas, it was fun to work with so many beautiful flowers.

Just got a nice review on Yelp from the manager at The Knickerbocker Club - Jean Luc Deguines."George is the best, he is...
04/06/2015

Just got a nice review on Yelp from the manager at The Knickerbocker Club - Jean Luc Deguines.

"George is the best, he is a master florist, very pleasant to deal with. Bravo George."

I have been the house florist over at The Knick for over 18 years. They are a wonderful Club. This is a photo from a wedding I did there.

We did a Birthday Party at MOMA for a client.I did 5 mercury vases on each table and created clusters of lush flowers pl...
04/03/2015

We did a Birthday Party at MOMA for a client.
I did 5 mercury vases on each table and created clusters of lush flowers playing with color and texture.
The client was very happy.
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I did this one arrangement for one of our clubs and used beautiful double white french tulips and a branch called corksc...
03/25/2015

I did this one arrangement for one of our clubs and used beautiful double white french tulips and a branch called corkscrew willow.
It is and interesting branch is is all twisty and bent and great to work with. I will show a closeup of the branches.

Is this or is this not the sweetest tulip ?It was part of an arrangement I did today.But the tulip is so simple. I opene...
03/18/2015

Is this or is this not the sweetest tulip ?
It was part of an arrangement I did today.
But the tulip is so simple. I opened the petals something I learned from Phillip Baloon years ago.

Here are centerpieces from two of the parties we did last week.The first has a fantastic sort of deep coral-red David Au...
03/18/2015

Here are centerpieces from two of the parties we did last week.
The first has a fantastic sort of deep coral-red David Austin Garden rose and some sweet ranunculus.
The second centerpiece has Pon Pon Ranunculus and beautiful parrot tulips..
Two very different parties!
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Yesterday we did a Birthday Party. here are some of the flowers., , , ,
03/07/2015

Yesterday we did a Birthday Party. here are some of the flowers.
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03/06/2015

Did some arrangements for a cocktail party yesterday.
Some of the flowers were very beautiful I am showing some closeups.

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New York, NY
10001

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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Best flower arrangements ever!
George, I followed your 'Welcome to all the New Members' letter here to your page. What a glorious page and beauty you share. Live that good life. Thanks for 'having me over' ;)
Thinking of you George and the portfolio crew..I know one of your accounts is dealing with something difficult and I know you are probably upset as well ..i will try amd stop by one day and say hello soon (and place an order ..I need some flowers soon lol
Morning George, I love all your work, the colors are fabulous and your designs are beyond creative...please say hello to your staff for me...Mauh !!!!
This is the arrangement I made for Rose Byrne for "You can't take it with you" I wanted it to be in pinks and reds for such a lovely actress.
This past Tuesday we did flowers for the dressing rooms of the cast of "You can't take it with you).Some of the cast includes James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Ashley, and Julie Halston (one of the funniest ladies in N.Y.C) I also put fake money in their note cards because you can't take it with you!
This past Tuesday we did flowers for the dressing rooms for the cast of "You can't take it with you".
The cast includes James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Ashley, and Julie Halston one of the funniest ladies in N.Y.C.)
I also put fake money in their note cards because you can't take it with you"
Here is another photo of one of the arrangements we sent over to "You can't take it with you"
This past Tuesday we did flowers for the first preview of the new production of "you can't take it with you" I wanted the flowers to be cheerful, charming and old fashioned. The cast includes James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Ashley, and Julie Halston(one of the funniest Ladies in N.Y.C.) I also put fake money in the actor's note cards because you can't take it with you.
George, a belated but sincere thank you for the absolutely divine flowers you arranged for my mother's 70th birthday dinner recently! The roses, ranunculus and lilacs were just amazing and my mother swooned when she saw the lily of the valley at her place!! Hope you are well, all the best, Falisha
Hi George! Long time no see! Thought you might be interested in this...Hope you are well.
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