Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy 2008





I am glad to see the back of 2007 as it passes.
As with all Time, it seems to have flown by
until I begin to list the events I am relieved
to be looking back on as opposed to finding the
strength and resources to face.
Here's to 2008.
May the joys of it linger and the challenges be met.
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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Another Bad Day




I couldn't park my truck today. It was sometime after
the 8-9 A.M. street sweeping on 5th Avenue and before the
end of 8-11 A.M. on the side streets.
I decided to go to PepBoys and have my turn signal lightbulbs relaced...
$4.99 for the bulbs, $15.99 labor.
Sounds like they screw you for the unscrewing and re-screwing ,
but the last time the bulbs blew I tried to replace them myself .
Believe me, I would have paid pretty much anything they asked.

While I was standing in line at the service counter waiting for
Germaine the Technician to finish ministering to my turn signals,
I watched some CNN footage of Benazir Bhutto on the television
mounted above my head.
I was checking out her make-up and head covering
when I realized the scrawling headlines on the bottom of
the screen said "Breaking News".
I can't stop thinking about her today.



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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Christmas Memory



Bear and Nicky at the 30th -odd annual reading of
Truman Capote's
"A Christmas Memory".
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Monday, December 24, 2007

May All Your Christmas Dreams Come True




All the Zuzus wish you and everyone you love
a very Merry Christmas.
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Friday, December 21, 2007

T.G.I.F


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Zuzu Scores Cheap Amaryllis



We have a couple dozen potted Amaryllis
just starting to shoot up leaves
and double flower stalks.
Your basic no frills plastic pot,
no moss, no cachepot.
$18 bucks.
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Time to Dress the Table


Woodsy...Pine, Juniper,
Cedar,Brunera




Elegant...Amaryllis
and Hydrangea



The Hybrid...Roses,
Ornamental Cabbage,
Brunera, Cedar

It's time to think about your holiday table
and how you will dress it.
Is your celebration style "Laid -Back"or "Fancy-Formal"?
Maybe a nice mix of both.
We can custom design an arrangement
to provide the perfect finishing touch
no matter what your style.
Call us for pick up or delivery.
$75.00 and up
The Big 718 638-0918
Little Zu 718 636-2022
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Late Night Thursday 12/13/07





















Have you noticed those larger than life snowflakes in
shop windows all over the neighborhood?
Those snowflakes are there to remind you
that your favorite Park Slope Shops
will be open till 10P.M. this Thursday
December 13th.
Many of us will be serving refreshments and
a decidedly party atmosphere will prevail.
Join Us at The Big
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Friday, December 07, 2007

Everybody Loves Mele




Our Mele is one of a kind.
A Real Prize.
If she was a book, she'd win The Pulitzer.
On Broadway, she'd win The Tony,
Off Broadway, The Obie.
If she was a song...The Grammy.
If she was a scientific breakthrough,
she'd win The Nobel Prize.
I hope to see her name next year
in The Park Slope 100.
For now, she's just the
Best All Time Beloved Zuzu...
Our Glue...she holds us together.
Actually, She is a gift,more than a prize.

A brief greeting...

Hello,
I"m Mele, the Samoan one, in case you're wondering. I just wanted to put my two cents in. As a member of the Zuzu's family for 5 years now, I have never had a day where I did not look forward to going to work, did not laugh once I got there, or did not see a smiling face on either side of the counter. I don't know many people who can say that except for my boss and my co-workers. It really can be a wonderful life if you surround yourself with loved ones and beautiful flowers/plants (the cynic in me is rolling her eyes right now). But I have proof! Look at all the photos...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Evergreens

















At this time of year,
nothing compares to the fragrance of
a Fresh Balsam Wreath with bits
of Juniper, Cedar, Pine and Fir tucked in.

Tomorrow , Our Sophia will set up her workshop
in the backroom of The Big.
She is a specialist in the Woodsy Wreath.
She is newly pregnant
and her creative juices are raging.
Place your order soon.
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All Poinsettias Are Not Red














The First Poinsettias of the season arrived at The Big today.
We are not a fan of the traditional reds
BUT!
The new pinks and creams are very fetching...
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Tonight is The First Candle


















This is tomorrow night last year at The Big.
These are the Twin Menorahs with Jackie Connor
and the Granddaughter she never knew in the middle.
Happy Hanukah.


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Milk and Amaryllis


















Xris(Flatbush Gardener) asked what
this was all about.
We did the flowers for a Wedding
at Bubby's in Dumbo last Saturday December 1.
The Vintage Milk Jugs belong to the Groom
and the couple wanted us to do something
"special" with them.
We experimented with low fat milk and opted
for the richer look of whole milk cut with a
little water.
We don't recommend this if you want to enjoy
the full vase life of the cut Amaryllis.
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Monday, December 03, 2007

Party All Night..Till 10 on 12/13




You are cordially invited to join all The Zuzus
to mark the First Annual Snowflake Extravaganza.
Along with our fellow merchants on Fifth and Seventh Avenue,
we will keep The Big open till 10P.M. Thursday December 13th.
We will have enough Wine and Finger Food to share with you.
You can schmooze, sip, nibble and shop...

Is "UNEOIEA" a Word?


Zuzu Does Broadway
















This afternoon we delivered flowers
for the Broadway Opening of
" The Farnsworth Invention".
If you look closely, under the
flower arrangement for Hank Azaria
is Bear's monogramed bed.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bear and Manny

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Bear with Shades

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Professor Bear














Bear is infinitely patient with us.
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Get Fresh Is Open For Business!






















Our new neighbor is open for business.
The space is huge... open ,clean, simple,
airy, welcoming and not yet finished.

They have big plans for engaging the neighborhood
in their passion for food...
socials, cooking classes, demonstrations.
Excellent, we think.
All the Zuzus lit right up at the idea of cooking classes together.

When we went in to deliver our Welcome Amaryllis
Carol was behind the counter on her laptop.
She gave us the current newly printed out Menu of The Day.
Delicious and Interesting.

In the refrigerator cases, attractively packaged,
are all the ingredients for a restaurant quality meal.
Soups, Salads, Entrees, Desert.

Example:
Steak Au Poivre with Potatoes/ 2-3 servings.
Ingredients are uncooked but flavored.
Instructions on the package are clear .
Cooking time is within a half hour.
So, what we have here is
Mix and Match Gourmet Take Out/Cook In.

Very Nice.
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