Floraly is a new Sydney florist delivering fresh flowers from the farm to your vase
Nothing is better than coming home and absorbing the beauty of fresh flowers in your living room or kitchen table. But how do you know if the flowers you are buying are fresh and the petals aren't going to curl and stems go droopy? This year, Alec Ramsey and Stefan Muff unveiled the launch of Floraly – a new eco-friendly flower service, delivering carefully picked fresh blooms to your doorstep from sustainable flower farms around Australia. They partner with farmers across the country, including East Coast Wildflowers in NSW, the Tulip Garden Nursery in Victoria, and Robertson Flower Farm in Queensland to ensure flowers don’t wilt in store. Floraly claims to reduce flower waste from the industry standard of 30 per cent to about three per cent, by delivering flowers fresh from the grower and as soon as one day after being cut. They also donate one per cent to environmental charities to enhance their sustainable impact. Floraly prepare beguiling cascading arrangements from a seasonal pick ($40), a premium bouquet ($60), to a bunch featuring single flower varieties (from $40). These posies are packaged in a beautifully designed and gifted hard letterbox and sent via courier, with free next day flower delivery, straight to your door. Floraly, which is based in Redfern, takes orders via their website only.
Sydney is getting a spectacular new skate park next year
Sydney skaters of all ages and abilities will soon be able to show off their tricks at a new skate park thanks to the City of Sydney. Sydney Park in Alexandria is getting a modern skating plaza, following on from upgraded skate parks in Redfern, Waterloo, Surry Hills and Annandale. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said, “We have a large skating community in our city so it’s vital we provide the spaces for them to play and practise.” The new skate park, which is due to be completed in 2020, will cater for people of all levels, and it’ll be accessible to wheelchair users. The new park plaza will feature low-level obstacles and a beginner bowl for young skaters to find their feet, and a large bowl with a depth of up to three metres for the skillful skaters, scooters and BMX bikers. Artist impression of the new Plaza aimed at beginner skaters Image: Group GSA and CONVIC Skaters fond of backyard ramps will find themselves a new and improved social space to roll out with speed. The new attraction will boast a street-style smooth surface of ledges, steep walls and ramps. And, as part of the overall transformation, Sydney Park will get new picnic and shaded areas for the general public. Work is already underway and the new skate park is expected to be completed by mid-2020. Sydney Park, 416 Sydney Park Rd, Alexandria 2015. Strap on the kneepads and hit one of these best skate parks now.