Archive for February 17th, 2010

Expressions! Cards and Gifts has a new Window Display For The Flower Show.

February 17, 2010
Passport to the World Display at Expressions.

Passport to the World Displayed by Expressions!


The crafty team at Expressions! Cards & Gifts has taken the “Passport to the World” theme all over the map.  For the Flower Show’s 15th annual Phlower Power window decorating contest, a suitcase acts as centerpiece, bursting forth with flowers, a passport, a world map, and travel posters.  Then for an extra touch, an electronic message sign announces the Flower Show dates and location.  

Visit the display in person at Expressions! Cards & Gifts, located at Centre Square, 1500 Market Street in Philadelphia.  

And after you see the display, remember to vote for Crowd Favorite by e-mailing between 9 a.m. on Feb. 19 and 5 p.m. on Feb. 22, and please comment on the blog and Facebook page.  We’re posting regularly about the contest, entrants and winners.   

Judging and voting starts Friday.

Lidia Bastianich, Queen of Italian Cooking, Coming to the Flower Show!

February 17, 2010

That’s right. Chef Lidia Bastianich will be at the Show to sign books and bottles as a special guest on Friday, March 5.

Lidia will sign copies of her new book and bottles of her wines from 4 to 6 p.m. in the VIP area in the International Wine & Spirits Garden in the Grand Hall. The on-site store and Lidia’s appearance are presented by PA Wine & Spirits.

Free tastings of Lidia’s wines will be offered for Flower Show visitors, and copies of her books and wines will be available for purchase.

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is a cookbook author, restaurateur, and one of the best-loved chefs on television. Her books include La Cucina di Lidia, Lidia’s Family Table, Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen, and Lidia’s Italy, a companion to her television series.

Her most recent title, written with her daughter Tanya, is Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy.

She is also the chef-owner of New York restaurants Felidia, Becco and Del Posto, and the Lidia’s restaurants in Pittsburgh and Kansas City. Lidia and son Joseph Bastianich produce award-winning wines at the Bastianich and La Mozza vineyards in Italy.

For more about the food and wine coming to the Flower Show, visit here.

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