Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Vote for Bastian+Skoog (again). Pretty please?

We, the ladies of Bastian+Skoog, kindly ask you to vote for our studio in the MN Bride Best of Bride contest in the categories of "best overall vendor" and "florist". Note: this is different than the Downtown Journal contest we asked for your help with recently.

Bastian+Skoog won "best florist" the first two years of this competition when it was voted on by wedding vendors. The rules have changed and voting is now done by brides (and the general public), thus favoring the bigger businesses who work with piles of brides. As such, we, who have exponentially fewer wedding clients, rely on you (you, with the impeccable taste) to prettyplease follow the link and fill out the ballot to show your support for our studio.

VOTE HERE: http://www.mnbride.com
for Bastian+Skoog in the categories of "best overall vendor" and "florist".

Voting closes March 1st, 2009.
At least six categories must be completed for your vote to count (not too difficult -- you can vote for your favorite DJ, caterer, spa, restaurant, hotel, jeweler, photographer, etc.)
Only one vote per individual, and you must fill out the starred personal information for your vote to count.

If you really, really like us, please post or forward this note along to other B+S allies.

Eternal gratitude and big kisses from your B+S girls,

Liz and Heidi

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Vote for B+S!

Downtown Journal is having their Reader Raves contest. If you happen to have time and you happen to like us, would you be so kind as to fill out their ballot and vote for Bastian+Skoog as your favorite florist? It's a great opportunity to support and promote your other neighborhood businesses, as well. The deadline for the contest is this Friday, the 13th of February, so be quick about it!


Big thanks from your girls at Bastian+Skoog,
Liz and Heidi

Monday, February 9, 2009

Almost Famous

Our flowers are going to be pimped out by the effervescent know it all Alexis Walsko of Lola Red PR. Check her out as she offers tips on foxy Valentine's Day gifts on Kare11 at 4pm today. Image by Dane Cree (danecree@hotmail.com).

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine's Day Alert (and a contest for the cheeksters among you!)

Hey friends,

Valentine's Day is a-comin'. If you'd like flowers for your sweeties please place your orders with us soon.

In an effort to keep ourselves entertained and inspire you to greatness, we are having our first annual racy sentiment contest. For the steamiest, cheekiest, cleverest sender, your flower order will be free! The winning sender will be announced, but all secrets and sentiments are safe with us! We won't think less of you if you don't participate, but we just might think more of you if you do.

In world news, Bastian+Skoog can now have foxy flowers delivered across the US through a super chic wire service. Contact us if you've got a long distance love, and we'll give you the details.

Pricing: Arrangements start at $50 plus tax and delivery (but wouldn'tcha like to see what kind of luck you'd have with a hundred?). Delivery is $10 within the metro area, or you may pick up from our studio if you'd prefer.

Timing: Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year. Consider if you'd prefer a Friday or a Saturday delivery (flowers are like babies: Minnesota winter means someone must be available to receive the delivery). We can accept orders until Thursday the 12th. After this time you are out of luck unless your bribery skills are exceptional, although we will have hand tied bouquets available in the cheese shop at Surdyk's Liquor and Cheese Shop in NE Minneapolis.

Essential Info:
Name of recipient
Address of recipient
Phone number of recipient
Sentiment for card
Method of payment (call us with your credit card number. If you'd rather pay by cash or check, we can send out an invoice)
Billing address/phone
Any flower and/or color requests (Smart kids don't buy roses on V-day. Trust us on this one)
Amount you would like to spend (not including tax+delivery)
Date you would like delivery (Friday the 13th or Saturday the 14th)

If you'd like to see our work, check us out.
If you need hand holding, have special needs, or just want to say "hi", dial us at 612.333.6450.
If you trust us implicitly, just drop us a note with the above information. Something fresh and fabulous will be delivered wrapped in sexy black paper.
If you know people who might require prompting for this sort of thing (i.e. spouses, clueless coworkers), please forward this info along.