Most people choose to send flowers using traditional NYC flower delivery, and then there are those few people who have arrangement or delivery requests that are a little bit…strange. Here, we’re sharing some of Big Apple Florist’s most memorable NYC flower delivery stories:
Did Someone Order a Banana?
One of the strangest NYC flower delivery experiences we’ve had was when a customer called up and asked if we would deliver flowers to his girlfriend while wearing a banana costume. We said we would be able to do so if we could find a store that could rent us one. After searching all over the city for a banana costume (which cost him an arm and a leg), we found one! Our delivery driver graciously put on the costume and delivered a beautiful dozen red roses vase arrangement to the customer’s girlfriend, who loved the flowers as well as the costume.
Flowers are so often used as inspiration in fashion, and it’s no surprise that floral fashions are a favorite topic of ours. So, whenever the weather is gray and gloomy, I know I like to keep things bright with some of my favorite floral pieces. There are endless options for any style, budget, or occasion. Here are a few examples of some great floral fashion pieces to add to your current wardrobe:
Here is a great tank top that can easily be dressed up with a blazer for work or dressed down and tucked in to some high waisted jeans.
Over the weekend, a few of us here at Big Apple Florist participated in the New York AIDS Walk. It was an amazing experience walking with the 45,000 people who were in attendance. It definitely was an inspiration to us to become more involved.
If you missed the boat, don’t fret! We will try to keep you updated on various projects and organizations you can be a part of, because, like you, we are proud to be New Yorkers and we love that our job is to beautify so many homes, businesses, and events in NYC with flower table arrangements, centerpieces, and plants!
There are so many projects that you can be a part of to help continue to green up NYC. This week the spotlight is on theMillion Trees NYC project!
Big Apple Florist would like to present to you our first edition of Arrangement of the Month. We take so much pride in the floral table arrangements that we create, and we would love to share some of our favorites with you.
kicking things off with a May flower Arrangement of the Month, because there’s no better time for flowers than spring – especially for us New Yorkers who, each year, count down the days until the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming again.
If you’re taking Mom out to brunch this Sunday, don’t miss these Mother’s Day brunch spots in NYC. And don’t forget: it’s always nice to bring a bouquet Mother’s Day flowers to go with her eggs benedict!
Clinton Street Baking Company, Lower East Side
Signature blueberry pancakes and buttermilk biscuit sandwiches with tomato jam make this a classic Mother’s Day brunch destination. It’s cosy and delicious. If mom’s got a sweet tooth, don’t worry – it’s a bakery! There are pies, cakes, and pastries to take home, too.
Yerba Buena, East Village
Mother’s Day brunch at Yerba Buena is perfect for those moms that love Latin food. Bottomless cocktails and brunch with a Latin twist, it’s a lovely place to take Mom when she’s looking for chorizo and churros con chocolate.
A sustainable-ingredients restaurant that sources from independent farmers will warm the hearts of slow-food loveing moms. And prepare to be surprised: the menu changes daily! And for dessert? Homemade ice cream. A perfect Mother’s Day brunch spot. [Read more →]
Sometimes the best Mother’s Day gifts are homemade! Here, we’ve got 3 great homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas for those that want to add a little home-iness to their presents:
Flower Cones for Mother’s Day Bouquets
Photo: meghan_os, Flickr
These cones make it easy to hang a bouquet of flowers on mom’s door in the morning, and it’s a beautiful way to present her with a Mother’s Day gift. To make them, cut some medium-weight paper or cardstock into a perfect square (7×7 inches for small bouquets, and 9×9 for larger bouquets). Decorate 2 edges with decorative scissors or markers, and roll into a cone with decorated sides making the cone face. Secure the outer flap of the cone with craft glue. Punch 6-8 holes in the top of the cone, beginning at top front center, 1 inch apart. Threat a long ribbon through the holes and tie a bow at the front, leaving a long loop in the back to hang your homemade Mothers Day flower cone.
Mother’s Day occurs in the month of May, which is the perfect time of year for blooming flowers. With spring having just sprung, the ideal Mother’s Day flower arrangement for mom is a beautiful spring bouquet! Here are our top picks for Mother’s Day
Our first flower pick for mom is the elegant French Tulip. This classic flower comes in all shades, but our top pick is pink. A tasteful tulip fits beautifully in a compact or airy Mother’s Day flower arrangement and compliments all types of flowers. If your Mom loves French Tulips, take a look at the “Floral Explosion” arrangement in our Mother’s Day collection, which includes hydrangea, roses, orchids, and lilac.