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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

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Inspiration: Romanian master florist outlines Christmas decorating suggestions

Many Romanians have started decorating their homes for the winter holidays earlier this year, master florist Nicu Bocancea, of the Iris Flower Shop, says. Iris was established in the 1970s as a family business.

“If until this year, most Romanians started decorating their homes in the first or second week of December, many have already turned their residences into festive corners, as if they felt the need to reward somehow the homes [...],” Bocancea says in a press release.

He has been designing Christmas trees for more than ten years.

He favors Christmas trees made from branches and fir tree branches, decorated with accessories such as nuts, acorns, chestnuts, pine cones, and warm lights.  

With the right structure to put the materials on, Christmas trees can be made out of cones, acorns, or pine needles, says Bocancea, who spends between four and ten hours to design a tree.

When it comes to colors, the red and white mix is again a star this year, he says, with variations depending on the colors of the interior and the personal preferences.

As for his don’ts in Christmas decorating, he points to plastic trees, felled fir trees, and tinsel. 

(Photos courtesy of Talentivity)

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Profile picture for user andreich
Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

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Inspiration: Romanian master florist outlines Christmas decorating suggestions

Many Romanians have started decorating their homes for the winter holidays earlier this year, master florist Nicu Bocancea, of the Iris Flower Shop, says. Iris was established in the 1970s as a family business.

“If until this year, most Romanians started decorating their homes in the first or second week of December, many have already turned their residences into festive corners, as if they felt the need to reward somehow the homes [...],” Bocancea says in a press release.

He has been designing Christmas trees for more than ten years.

He favors Christmas trees made from branches and fir tree branches, decorated with accessories such as nuts, acorns, chestnuts, pine cones, and warm lights.  

With the right structure to put the materials on, Christmas trees can be made out of cones, acorns, or pine needles, says Bocancea, who spends between four and ten hours to design a tree.

When it comes to colors, the red and white mix is again a star this year, he says, with variations depending on the colors of the interior and the personal preferences.

As for his don’ts in Christmas decorating, he points to plastic trees, felled fir trees, and tinsel. 

(Photos courtesy of Talentivity)

[email protected]

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