Friday, February 8, 2013
The flower shop had a special anniversary event a week before Valentine's Day.
Stacey Whelan bought Anastacia's Floral Design in 2008 and celebrated the shop's 5th anniversary on Thursday, a week before Valentine's Day. Last year, Lady Ashley Designs also moved into the store, which is located at 8826 N. 56th St. The two businesses commemorated the milestone by offering customers wine, cheese and fruit, as well as a raffle and door prizes. Check Temple Terrace Patch on Monday for a video about Whelan and Anastacia's Floral Design! See also: Lady Ashley, Anastacia’s Floral Team Up
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Lady Ashley Designs is having tea time this week to celebrate its new location inside Anastacia's Floral Design.
Elizabeth Sullivan is inviting the community to her Lady Ashley Designs showroom at Anastacia's Floral Design, 8826 N. 56th St. in Temple Terrace, for a "spot of tea." Through Oct. 20, the gift shop (formerly located in the River Run Preserve shopping center) is hosting Lady Ashley's Afternoon Tea. The event takes place 3-5 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. "Come in to see our new location and what we have to offer," Sullivan said.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begins this week, and Temple Terrace business owners are optimistic that they’ll see a positive impact.
Elizabeth Sullivan sees the Republican National Convention as a rock thrown into a pond. She said the ripple effect the splash makes on the surface of the water is the same effect the RNC will make on businesses in Tampa and the surrounding areas, including Temple Terrace. “I think we’re going to be on the outer bounds of the ripple,” said Sullivan, who sells her Lady Ashley Designs gifts at Anastacia’s Floral Design. “I think Temple Terrace is a little far out just to go to, to get a direct impact.” At Café Kili, owners Rose Waruinge and Patrick Gachau said they’re optimistic the RNC will have a positive effect on their business. “We are hoping,” Waruinge said. “We’ll serve anybody—even the protesters.” And they’re enticing customers by …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The gift shop is now selling its items in the flower store.
Elizabeth and Randy Sullivan, co-owners of Lady Ashley Designs, were packing up their recently-closed storefront when a surprise guest stopped by. Stacey Whelan of Anastacia’s Floral Design was on her way to work and decided to pay the Sullivan’s a visit. “The light bulb went on, and I said, ‘Why doesn’t she come in and try to sell her product in (Anastacia’s),’” Whelan said. Since the last week in May, the Sullivan’s and Whelan have teamed up to do just that. In addition to selling items on the Lady Ashley Designs website, the Sullivan’s are selling their gifts, collectables and greeting cards in Anastacia’s Floral Design shop, located at 8826 N. 56th St. in Temple Terrace. “It’s a good marriage between her product and mine,” Whelan said…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The brick-and-mortar location will close May 26.
After two years at the River Run Preserve shopping center, Lady Ashley Designs is making a transition. On May 26, owners Elizabeth and George “Randy” Sullivan will close their brick-and-mortar gift shop on Temple Terrace Highway and move all sales to their redesigned website. “It was just time to make a move,” Elizabeth Sullivan explained. She said several factors led her and her husband to the decision, including the need to take care of their aging parents, their lease expiring, and the struggling economy. “Because of the way the economy is, we can’t hire someone to take our spot here,” Sullivan said. The move to the web-only store will also allow them more time to travel. They have family in Texas, New York, Maryland and Virginia. The …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The event took place May 3.
Lauren Tice had a networking event May 3 at Lady Ashley Designs to introduce her new business, LNT Social Media Training, to the community. “What we do is social media training for businesses,” Tice said of LNT. “We not only set it up for them, we train them on how to use it. It’s kind of like consulting but for social media.” For more information, visit LNT Social Media Training online, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Blogspot.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Each Sunday, we'll post a photo of Temple Terrace nature from someone in the community.
This photo was taken by Elizabeth and Randy Sullivan, owners of Lady Ashley Designs, of the azaleas at their Temple Terrace home. Elizabeth said she knew they better snap some pictures before the blooms were blown away by the winds that whistled through Temple Terrace last week. Do you have a local nature photo you’d like to share? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be featured on a future Sunday.
Monday, February 6, 2012
We want reviews, comments and info from you.
Each day, we'll feature a local business and ask you what you think about it. Today, tell us about Lady Ashley Designs, which has claimed its directory listing. Click the link to review and rate this business. Temple Terrace business owners, you can also claim your listing in Patch's directory. Doing so can help you enhance your online presence and will enable you to better engage with your customers. Just check our directory for your listing and click the claim link. If you want more detailed instructions, check out this story that can help, or email Editor Ashley Reams. If you don't see your listing on Patch, let us know!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Lady Ashley Designs, a unique, one-stop gift shop, recently celebrated its first anniversary in Temple Terrace.
There was no doubt in Elizabeth Sullivan’s mind—she knew she had a purpose, and it was Lady Ashley Designs. “Opening this shop was not just a business venture but a calling,” said Elizabeth, who owns the store with her husband, George “Randy” Sullivan. But the gift store on Temple Terrace Highway isn’t the original. The first Lady Ashley Designs shop was in San Antonio, TX, from 1990-2000. Named after Elizabeth’s youngest daughter, Ashley, it featured a few gifts, but it primarily offered jewelry that Elizabeth designed and created. Elizabeth and Randy grew up in Washington, DC, dated in high school, married others and moved apart. Then, Elizabeth moved to Virginia in 2000, reunited with Randy, and they married in 2005. She continued …