63 episodes

Bringing you the Art and Business of Flowers.
VLF Live Podcast is an educational and inspirational show for all florists, flower artists and entrepreneur, floral industry pros and beginners, and simply for flower lovers.
Anahit, the podcast host, takes a deep dive into floristry, into what it really takes to run a successful floral business, how to be a better floral designer, how to stay inspired and inspire other.

"As we know, our profession encompasses wide range of industries and other fields, such as artists, designers, farmers, distributors, wholesalers, educators, planners, photographers... and the list goes on. It is vital to recognize the importance of each and every one of these experts.
I will be striving to bring a glimpse of it all to you through stories from industry experts, newcomers, trendsetters and followers.

Viva La Flora Live - The Art and Business of Flowers Anahit Hakobyan

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    • 4.8 • 34 Ratings

Bringing you the Art and Business of Flowers.
VLF Live Podcast is an educational and inspirational show for all florists, flower artists and entrepreneur, floral industry pros and beginners, and simply for flower lovers.
Anahit, the podcast host, takes a deep dive into floristry, into what it really takes to run a successful floral business, how to be a better floral designer, how to stay inspired and inspire other.

"As we know, our profession encompasses wide range of industries and other fields, such as artists, designers, farmers, distributors, wholesalers, educators, planners, photographers... and the list goes on. It is vital to recognize the importance of each and every one of these experts.
I will be striving to bring a glimpse of it all to you through stories from industry experts, newcomers, trendsetters and followers.

    Hitomi Gilliam

    Hitomi Gilliam

    Hitomi Gilliam Creative Edge... FREESIA Challenge and so much more!   AIFD Symposium 2022 is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! 
    If hav't heard Gregor Lersch and Hitomi Gilliam joined forces and created something truly magical... FREESIA Challenge
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    Emile Ghessen Stories of modern conflict... 45 Days: The Fight For A Nation

    Emile Ghessen Stories of modern conflict... 45 Days: The Fight For A Nation

    Emile Ghessen currently in Ukraine documenting and reporting from Kiev... much like he has done from Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020 Follow him on Instagram and you'll have a better understanding of what's going on in the country at the moment! "I have been in war zones since the age of 18 fighting and now filming them, and this recent war was very different for me. It was a war of David vs Goliath in the sense of the contrast in equipment and technology on the battlefield between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Making this feature film has been an emotional rollercoaster for me, but I’m very proud of “45 Days” capturing history in the making."
    ~ Emile Ghessen   INSTAGRAM
    45 Days: The Fight For A Nation
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    A Story About A Nation

    A Story About A Nation

    Why I choose to tell this my story...? Why interview a war reporter? I had to tell my story 1st and why I had to do this interview... the one that had nothing to do with flowers, weddings, business... but has everything to do with HUMANITY! I had the privilege to interview war reporter and documentarian Emile Ghessen who currently is in Ukraine documenting and reporting from Kiev... much like he has done from Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020.
    Follow Emile on Instagram and you'll have a better understanding of what's going on in the country at the moment!
    Check out SHOW NOTES from Episode 62 with Emile for his bio and to learn more about his work. Emil'e INSTAGRAM 45 Days: The Fight For A Nation - Documentary Jocko Podcast 280: BURN. DEMOLISH. KILL. The Horrors of The Armenian Genocide
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    The Ottoman Lieutenant - Movie
     
     

    • 20 min
    Amy Balsters The Floral Coach

    Amy Balsters The Floral Coach

    Amy's story is one that many of you can relate, I'm sure... the passion, the hope, the dreams and the tears. 
    "Two decades ago, flowers saved my life." Amy
    It was such an amazing conversation, so eye opening in so many ways. 
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    We truly appreciate your feedback and support!!!    ~Anahit 
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Power Of Photography Alex Mateiu

    Power Of Photography Alex Mateiu

    Alex Mateiu Photography Is definitely not your average wedding photography. 
    I guess any profession started with passion is bound to succeed. 
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    Let's stay connected
    @vivalafloralive
    Thank You for Listening! 
    Leave us a Review and enter in a Book Giveaway.
    We truly appreciate your feedback and support!!!    ~Anahit 
     
    Thanks Our Sponsors & Supporters
    True Client ProFloral Business Academy
    Viva La Flora Designs

    • 37 min
    Flower Sourcing Simplified Jared, The Face Of Petal

    Flower Sourcing Simplified Jared, The Face Of Petal

    In today's world of flower sourcing and every challenge that comes with it... what if you could: Get free overnight shipping on all orders Have special wholesale pricing Work with dedicated account representative directly And actually be able to source flowers   Petal Driven does just that. 

    "We have traveled across the world, searching for the highest quality flowers we can find in order to found Petaldriven.com, an online community that sources flowers directly from farms across six continents to deliver them freshly cut and directly to your door." Jared SHOW NOTES



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    Let's stay connected
    @vivalafloralive
    Thank You for Listening! 
    Leave us a Review and enter in a Book Giveaway.
    We truly appreciate your feedback and support!!!    ~Anahit 
     
    Thanks Our Sponsors & Supporters
    True Client ProFloral
    Business Academy
    Viva La Flora Designs

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Beener78 ,

So educational

I just started getting into listening to podcasts. And had no idea there were podcasts for floral! I’m enjoying it and learning during a pandemic.

Hootchymumma ,

Fantastic interviews with Floral Designers

Anahit interviews industry leaders in floral design. She asks all the questions you wish you could ask and some that you wouldn’t think to ask, but glad she did. She keeps the conversation real, and I love that these interviews are unedited, yet the conversation flows easily as if she were chatting to a friend. I always come away with a few nuggets of information or inspiration and a greater feeling of intimacy of the designers, many of whom I was already following. I look forward to many more episodes. May I suggest Sue Davis, Sarah Cambell, Toby Nelson, and Gregor Lersch as some of the next guests.

dchicck ,

This is soooo good!!!

I love this so much, what a refreshing outlook on floral business!