‘Shark Tank’ investment Alice’s Table blossoms in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida

'Shark Tank' investment Alice's Table blossoms in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida

Melissa Beck is swimming with the sharks with her dive into hosting colorful Alice’s Table “girls nights out”. “I love playing with flowers, but it’s a very expensive habit,” Beck told the nine women sitting at a table at the Tipsy Cow ice cream store in Bonita Springs. Alice’s Table, a Shark Tank featured business, brings flower arranging in a party atmosphere to Southwest Florida. (Photo: Stacey Henson/The News-Press) “Not only do we have fun, but we do it in a place that’s fun,” she said, touting the rum raisin ice cream made with real rum. The concept, blooming across the country after investors choose Alice’s Table on the show “Shark Tank,” gives attendees hands-on, step-by-step instruction and a “recipe” that lets them create a colorful floral arrangements to take home. Beck is the second in Florida to sign on, the other in St. Petersburg. “Shark Tank” investors play with flowers for Alice’s Table. (Photo: Courtesy photo) Peggy Davis, of Bonita Springs, celebrated her birthday with two daughters, Tara Adragna of Naples and Danielle Maiero of Bonita Springs, at the ice cream shop. “I’m a flower fanatic,” she said. “This was fantastic.” Peggy Davis, of Bonita Springs, arranges a bouquet during an Alice’s Table event at the Tipsy Cow in Bonita Springs. Her daughters joined her for a birthday outing. (Photo: Stacey Henson/The News-Press.) Alice’s Table joins the ranks of painting on canvas, jewelry making and personalizing wine glasses among the friends nights out in Southwest Florida. The franchises of national chains set up at homes, restaurants, bars and community centers for nights out where they provide instruction and all the needed materials to create art. “I saw Alice’s Table on ‘Shark Tank’ when it aired in January,” Beck said. “And when I wanted to take a class, I went onto the website and noticed there wasn’t a single class listed for Florida. Since I was really interested, I sent an email to Alice and less than a month later, I became the Southwest Florida event exec.” Tulips are among the flowers featured in a bouquet during a party at Tipsy Cow by Alice’s Table, a Shark Tank winner that has come to Southwest Florida. (Photo: Stacey Henson/The News-Press) She is pleased with the initial response, with classes at Anthony’s on the Boulevard in Cape Coral, private classes at Shell Point in Fort Myers and bookings for bridal showers, holidays and even themed events. Petals and Pilates is a pilates class on May 11 followed by the Alice’s Table floral arranging class with snacks sponsored by Kind. A second one will be held an afternoon May 12 at Lynq restaurant called “Mom’s Day Out at the Lynq” which includes a complimentary glass of Champagne. A return to Tipsy Cow is set for May 20. “People are looking for more relaxing activities to do around town — and this one really uses the sense of touch, sight and smell,” Beck said. The attendees don aprons to protect their clothing, and […]