The 9 Best L.A. Florists for (Almost) Every Occasion
From housewarmings to thank-yous to apologies
Flowers are your slam-dunk, smile-guaranteed gift. But they’re not one-size-fits-all.
We’ve pounded the pavement to find dreamy arrangements for (almost) every occasion in a range of prices, from a last minute housewarming gift to a heart-felt apology.
See our list here--and don’t blame us if you pick up a little sumpin'-sumpin' for yourself.
The $6 Housewarming Gift for Your New Neighbor
Where to find it: Trader Joe’s across the city sell precious miniature phalaenopsis in white, purple and variegated hues. Best of all, they’re presentably potted in little terra-cotta pots.
The $17 Grab-and-Go Hostess Gift for Book Club
Where to find it: Ralph’s has pre-made California-grown bouquets that are an amusing syncopation of daisies, carnations, mums and more--and they last for more than a week.
The $40 Thanks for Your Kid’s Hipster Teacher
Where to find it: Clementine's tiny storefront in Sunset Junction loves using unconventional flowers such as proteas and graphic greens like Monstera leaves.
The $50 Show of Appreciation for Your Life Coach
Where to find it: Moon Canyon made its reputation on outside-the-box holiday wreaths; now it’s weaving locally grown branches and air plants into creative arrangements.
The $65 Apology to your Agent
Where to find it: Spruce. The Silverlake florist's trademark jars, in which a rose, gladiola or succulent is suspended in fluid, are the best way to send your apologies for missing that audition your rep worked so hard to set up.
The $75 Floral Lesson for Your BFF’s Breakup
Where to find it: Fleurish in Brentwood will teach you and your heart-broken bestie the art of flower arranging. You'll get a green box of floral supplies, hands-on instruction and lots of "girl time" to create. Because there’s no better distraction than learning a new skill.
The $75 Thinking of You for Your Awesome Mom
Where to find it: Lily Lodge on Robertson Boulevard offers organically grown roses in a rainbow of hues. Blooms are delivered in an elegant green box that’s recyclable, but you can also request that your bouquet be made up in one of the shop’s collection of vintage vases.
The $150 Congratulations for Your Pal’s Promotion
Where to find it: Nothing says "good job" like a splashy floral delivery. Bloom and Plume's floral wizard Maurice Harris is known for his eye-catching designs that incorporate elements like white roses accented with fig branches and feathers, and hydrangeas mixed with moss-covered magnolia stems.
The Megabucks Gesture to Commemorate a Big Birthday
Where to find it: Eric Buterbaugh's superstar clients like Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Richie shell out the serious cash for “relaxed roses”--in which each petal is flipped back by hand.