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Eight months after the death of famed floral designer Michael George, his widow, Lisa George, has opened a flower shop in his name on Avenue B between 12th and 13th Streets, WWD reports.
"We asked ourselves, 'Where do we want to be?' And we found this neighborhood," George told the publication. "We wanted to be in a place with great coffee."
Though Michael George was known for his giant, sculptural displays for clients like the Rainbow Room and Wynn Hotels in the eighties and nineties, most of his later work was comprised by smaller bouquets for celebrities and fashion designers like Michael Kors and Vera Wang.
"Now she only has to glance at her arms to be reminded of him — her thistle and wildflowers tattoos used ink made from his ashes," the publication wrote. "His photo and a vase with his ashes are displayed in the back room where the staff practice such 'Michaelisms' as 'Don't fight with the flowers. Every flower has a place, every flower has a space.'"
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