Like a true “New Yawker,” Big Apple Florist seems to carry the message “The Show Must Go On!” And although it seems trite, we perform a special service. People still appreciate the gesture of flower delivery in New York. I’ve spoken to so many people over the past week who were so thrilled to be able to use flower delivery in New York for those affected by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. New York City people are still enjoying birthdays, celebrating anniversaries, and trying to make each other smile.
Positive Thoughts & Prayers to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York City & Everywhere
Our hearts go out to all the people who lost their homes in Hurricane Sandy and all the people who are suffering from lack of electricity and heat. I write now as the latest nor’easter blasts sleet and snow on our already cold and waterlogged New York City. I wish Mother Nature would give us a break.
Big Apple Florist Continues Flower Delivery in New York
Luckily, Big Apple Florist did not lose power during Hurricane Sandy, and the New York City team was able to regroup, show up and keep life going. Personally, I am filled with gratitude to have my work and the sense of normalcy to show up and do my job amidst the aftermath of this devastating storm. [Read more →]
As I look around Big Apple Florist, I am struck today by the incredible warm tones of the cherry brandy roses featured in our autumn floral arrangements. NYC winter air is creeping in and the colors of purple brassica, mango calla, and lively orange pincushion protea fill my work space.
If you’re looking for the perfect flower arrangements for fall, we carry cherry brandy roses throughout the year as well as other autumn-adorning colors and species. Today particularly, I am struck by the rich golden colors expanding to rosy, peachy red outer petals like a setting autumn sun. Absolutely glorious.
I spent last weekend climbing in and out of windows to prune and weed an almost inaccessible terrace for one of our corporate clients – it was hard work and not particularly stimulating, but I do take away with me a real appreciation of hardy evergreen shrubbery and its strength, beauty, and adaptability.
I came home bone tired with icky, scratched up hands, but woke up with a burning desire to visit a botanical garden. And what better way to celebrate Earth Day 2012 in NYC than by visiting the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens?
My Earth Day Visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
I dragged two buddies today to the Gardens for a celebration of the wonders of nature. Every year I just miss the blue bells and the lilacs. This year was going to be different! [Read more →]
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.
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!
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 →]
On Monday night, Big Apple Florist participated in The Wedding Salon’s NYC Boot Camp at Dylan’s Candy Bar. The Boot Camp offers bride’s-to-be the latest tips and trends in wedding planning, as well as access to leading industry experts and local vendors. This was achieved through Q&A sessions with representatives from various bridal industry sectors, such as music, travel planning, dress making, jewelry designing, and last but not least, floral décor. The boot camp follows the Wedding Salon’s main event in April held at The Roosevelt Hotel.
The Wedding Salon NYC Boot Camp Opens Up to Questions
At the Q&A session, brides asked questions they wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to ask unless it was during a private consultation. We were delighted to offer insight and advice to the brides who attended. Our answers to their questions seemed to calm their nerves and make them even more excited to start thinking more realistically about floral décor for their upcoming nuptials.
How do you know when you’ve found the best florist in Manhattan? In a city with over 1.6 million people, a florist that seeks to build personal relationships by working one-on-one with each of its clients is a good sign. Here we interview Ashley from Big Apple Florist in NYC to try to determine what it takes to be one of the best florists in Manhattan…
1. Who and where are your clients?
Most of our customers are working professionals. We currently work with some of the top law firms, advertising agencies, building management companies, restaurants and hotels in New York City. We also work closely with individuals who have private residence within the NYC Metropolitan area.
2. What have these clients come to expect from you?
Our clientele expect only the best when it comes to our products and services. For years we have been providing New York City with high end floral bouquets, blooming and green plants and overflowing fruit and gourmet baskets. We try to offer all of our clients a quick turn around time to all there requests. We can extend same day delivery not only in the New York City area but usually anywhere across the United States.
3. How does being in New York City influence your business?
Being located in the Big Apple has so many advantages. Our products cater to our New York customers. We specialize in corporate services, being in the heart of Manhattan we have [Read more →]