1. Describe your business in one sentence:
A full-service florist shop.
2. Why do you love what you do?
I am in love with all things floral & brightening people’s day with floral beauty.
3. Why did you join The Bridge?
To become more active in our community & introduce All Purpose Flowers to more people.
4. Besides work, what else are you passionate about and why?
Being a mom to my 4 year old girl & 1 1/2 year old son because that’s what moms do, & singing in a choir because I love music.
5. What are a few of your favorite local business to visit and why?
I love The Avenue Beauty Bar because they make me feel pretty, Inspire Barre & Fitness because they make me feel healthy, The Cape Ann Brewery because their food is so good & it is a great family restaurant, & Pauline’s Gifts because she is a delight & has some great gift items available (I really could go on and on).
6. Do you have a nickname? How did you get it?
Little Linda from my father and brothers
7. Any special talents (not work related)?
I’d say more mediocre than special at art, piano, and guitar
8. Name a favorite geographical spot on Cape Ann and why:
Coolidge Point Reservation/The Great Lawn because it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.
9. Do you have pets? Who are they?
Not at this time, soon hopefully
10. Any causes/charities that particularly move you?
St. Jude’s & Children’s Hospital
11. Favorite local event?
Fiesta, of course.
12. Favorite Bridge event?
Strawberry & Fall Festivals
13. Favorite seafood?
14. Name one thing that a tourist MUST do when visiting Cape Ann:
Go to the beach & eat seafood
15. Name one of your quirks:
I am constantly trying to not be messy
16. Name one of your pet peeves:
17. Name one of your superstitions:
Sign of cross every time I pass a church
18. What is tops on your bucket list?
Taking kids to Disney
19. Who plays you in “All Purpose Flowers: The Movie”?
The actress who plays Bernadette in Big Bang Theory (Editor’s Note: Melissa Rauch)
20. What do you want to tell your customers?
If you love flowers as much as I do, you’ll love All Purpose Flowers.
Linda’s Contact Info/Social Media Handles:
Address: 29 Lexington Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: (978) 526-1241