Roses are red, violets are blue--but these days chic florists sell other things, too. We?ve noticed this trend from Silverlake to Beverly Hills. Here are the best places to find a little quelque chose to gift along with your posies.
Printed matter with a nosegay At Silverlake?s Twig & Twine, browse florist Heather Williams?s edit of hardcovers, Turkish towels and neon-dipped wooden bowls. Select a premade nosegay in a little bottle ($15) along with a great coffee-table book (hello, Bowie!). 716 N. Virgil Ave.; 323-660-4100
A trophy arrangement Florist Joey Corrigan?s shop, Sticks and Stones, seems more chichi furniture boutique than florist, with its rooms of armchairs, bookshelves of tableware and some of the best toile pillows around. Order an arrangement of 75 long-stemmed roses in one of the reusable brass trophies ($250). 236 1/2 S. Robertson Blvd.; 310-385-8616
Vivid blooms and a jazzy scarf Lily Lodge has all-organic flowers as well as owner Ariana Lambert Smeraldo's impressive collection of vintage vases (from $80), curtain tiebacks and textiles. Put an imported Lulu DK scarf ($125) in a gift bag and present it with a coordinating bouquet of ranunculus ($2 a stem). 644 N. Robertson Blvd.; 310-360-9400