Flowers—like synchronized swimming and frantically waving two on-fire oven mitts in the sky—express emotions that words cannot. Convey the unconveyable with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$25 for $50 worth of floral arrangements, plants, and accessories in Bernardsville
$69 for a two-hour beginners' floral-design class for two (a $150 value). Choose from the following classes:
- Hoboken classes are Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Available dates include: April 12 and 26; May 10 and 24; June 7 and 21; July 5 and 19; and August 2, 16, and 30.
- Bernardsville classes are Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Available dates include: April 25, May 23, June 20, July 25, and August 15.
Owner Laura Clare teaches beginning students how to create a refined arrangement with fresh, seasonal flowers and the shop's on-hand tools and supplies, allowing guests to take their design home afterward. Outside, shelves blossom with small, premade arrangements ($50+), leafy plants ($25+), and fragrant candles ($40+) from Nest, Kenneth Turner, and Paddywax.
Laura Clare Floral Design & Event Decor
Born with a flower in her hand, Laura Clare has always been inspired by nature and gardening. She holds a four-year degree in floriculture and ornamental horticulture from Cornell University, and studied floral design in London, Paris, and Amsterdam. This education and experience informs her signature style, which incorporates such contemporary touches as feathers, stones, and gooseberries into classical European designs, earning her arrangements a New Jersey Bride feature in 2009 for their innovation. Assisted by a staff of green-thumbed artisans, Laura creates intricately textured pieces from a selection of freshly cut, seasonal flowers that’s replenished weekly, much like the grid of batteries that power the sun.
Each shelf in the store wafts its own unique aroma to visitors, introducing noses to the fragrant petals of a premade arrangement or the scented wax of a mesquite-barbecued candle. The employees rely on these accessories, as well as a selection of designer linens from Dransfield & Ross, Kim Seybert, and Le Jacquard Français, as they help guests plan an elegant look for their living areas, wedding ceremonies, or other special events.