Happy Monday, Hart Beat! I hope you had a nice weekend in the city. I woke up this morning and was so upset to see the gray rain. What happened, Spring?! What happened to open toe shoes!? So, in spite of this rain and cold, let’s talk about flowers. Better than flowers, let’s talk about delivered flowers.
Delivered flowers? Yup, that’s right Hart Beat. One of the beautiful things about living in New York City is the fact that almost anything can be delivered to you. Food, alcohol, kitchen supplies and yes, beautiful bouquets of flowers. There are a few options for this service in the city but here are a few of my favorites,
- Ode à la Rose. La Rose is a Manhattan-based flower workshop that produces breathtaking, unique bouquets. The company has an amazing track record of delivering fresh, stunning, and long lasting bouquets. The flowers in the photo at the top of this post come from a bouquet that Ode à la Rose send to my Brooklyn apartment. They sent them to me about two weeks ago and I only just threw out the bouquet. Another bonus for Ode à la Rose? They not only send you your flowers but they come in a beautiful vase so all you have to do is open the box, snip the bottoms of the flowers, and plot the vase on your kitchen table. Boom, instant flowers.
- UrbanStems. I was introduced to UrbanStems by my best friend, Carolyn. For the past two years on my birthday, Carolyn has sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers to the office. I cry every time. Shout out to Carolyn because you are honestly the most thoughtful friend. UrbanStems has a smaller offering from Ode a la Rose but the simple offerings are more up my ally. I love their cheeky copy too and the site always has the most beautiful photos. Their selection changes all the time, taking into consideration the seasonality of the flowers and what’s going on in current events. For the month of March, Women’s History Month, they had a simple bouquet of lilies that you could send to your friends. It was simple, beautiful, and topical. I love you UrbanStems.
- The Sill. Not a super fan of fresh cut flowers? Who are you? Jkjk, you sound like me a year ago. The Sill is a great option for you. Unlike Ode à la Rose and UrbanStems, The Sill sends adorable succulents, ferns, and other house plants in trendy vases. The Sill has a store in the Lower East Side in New York but, you can send plants anywhere in the country. A friend of mine had a baby (two years ago) and as a congratulations I sent her and her husband a beautiful cactus. I mean, when you think of babies you think of dangerous plants, right Hart Beat? Oh young Hannah, you make me laugh.
What do you think, Hart Beat? Have you ever had flowers delivered to a friend or partner? Don’t wait! Try it out today. I promise when you come back to your desk from a long a** meeting seeing something beautiful on your desk really is the best way to make you feel like the queen (or king) you truly are.