A warm welcome to Forever Bloom Flowers & Gift Baskets at 110-2745 E. Hastings St. Bernie, who owns the store with his wife Emi,originally started flower-arranging as a hobby, but after studying at the Canadian Academy of Floral Art, found friends kept asking him to help with flowers for funerals and weddings. He lives nearby, so it was a natural choice to open a store here. “Everyone is so nice here,” said Bernie, who loves the emotional aspect of his job. “Flowers sell emotions,” said Bernie. “It’s nice making someone happy.” You can find out more about Forever Bloom atwww.foreverbloomflowersandgifts.com. Stop in at their grand opening today and say hello.