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Recent Estacada High School grad Emalee Long to open Blush & Roses Flower shop in downtown Estacada

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Emalee Long, a 2019 alumna of Estacada High School, is the owner of  Blush & Roses Flower Shop, which will soon open on Broadway Street.

When Emalee Long stopped at the Bloom Flower Shop to pick up a floral arrangement for her mother, she didn't realize she would also gain a career.

Shop owner Sara Lake encouraged Long to create the arrangement herself. Long enjoyed it so much that she opted to purchase the store at 355 S. Broadway St., which will open soon as Blush & Roses Flower Shop.

Long, who graduated from Estacada High School earlier this year, will host a soft opening on Friday, Nov. 1, and a grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 9.

"It's been exciting to watch everything come together," she said. "It's come so far in a short time."

Long's favorite flowers to work with are sunflowers, and she's eager to share her creations with customers.

"It will be great looking back and seeing that I made that, and knowing someone will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together," she said.

Along with flowers, the space will also be home to Naughty and Nice leather earrings and hats, Moonstruck Chocolates, decorative signs and Lake's card classes.

Long, who previously worked at Planet Cup of Joe for several years, is looking forward to getting to know Blush & Roses' clients.

"I love talking to customers and getting to know them," she said.

Blush & Roses Flower Shop

The store at 355 S. Broadway St. will host a soft opening on Friday, Nov. 1 and a grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 9. For more information about the shop, visit www.facebook.com/blushandrosesflowers


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