With a fragrant host of photosynthesizing wares, De La Flor Gardens delights guests with colorful arrangements and occasion-appropriate projects. Eschew singing telegrams or carrier pigeons trained in interpretive dance for a colorful explosion of sentiment corralled into a carefully arranged collection of flowers. The Appreciation bouquet intersperses white and purple blossoms among eye-catching pink roses ($44.99), perfect for expressing gratitude to a mom, teacher, or friend. Or, show off your romantic side with the Token of My Love bouquet ($49.95), which nestles yellow roses, hydrangeas, and other brightly pigmented blooms into a charming wicker basket that may be repurposed for a picnic or as a storage bin for smaller, even more charming wicker baskets.
Family-owned and operated, Petals & Presents arranges flowers aesthetically tailored for every occasion, including weddings, anniversaries, funerals, birthdays, and more. Surprise new parents with the Teleflora Bear Hug ($34.95), where larkspur and white roses sit in a glass vase embraced by a cuddly white teddy bear. The kiwi-colored vase and exotic palm leaf of the modern Zen Artistry ($42.95) provide a lush backdrop for its purple orchids, green carnations, and tropical greens—the ideal cheer-up gift for llamas bummed by the Dolphins’ disappointing season. With florists that have created arrangements for virtually every situation, floral-givers have a go-to gift for everything from Secretary’s Day to Valentine’s Day; local delivery is available for an additional charge of $17.99.
Ask visitors to point out the prettiest one out of the hundreds of orchids at Eastfork Orchids and you'll get a different answer every time. Some will point to the bright baby vandas dangling from the arches; others will nod toward the rows of cheerful cattleya. The warm, 7,000-square-foot greenhouse abounds with exotic orchids and tropical plants, causing a reporter from Coastal Life to quip that there’s "too many to count."
Seasoned gardener Kimberly Romer and her husband, B.J., care for the rare and fragile flowers, enlisting help from their knowledgeable staff. The team of horticulturalists provides clients with expert advice, instructional classes, and supplies such as pots and fertilizers. They even offer boarding services, dutifully watering and playing fetch with plants while their owners are away.
From within Queens' Club Fitness, Infinity Spa Salon strikes an effective balance between natural skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments. Located a short distance from New York City, aestheticians clear and brighten complexions with seven types of facials infused with vitamin C and hydroquinone-free lightening ingredients, and they also use the exfoliating powers of mechanical microdermabrasion. Unwanted hairs can be effortlessly removed using an all-natural, beeswax-infused formula from GiGi or the advanced technology of an Alma Soprano XL laser, which permanently removes hair from any skin type including ghosts' see-through complexions. In massage treatment rooms, therapists rely on 10 different modalities, including the ancient techniques of Thai massage and shiatsu, to release tight muscles and improve circulation.
Infinity's focus on harmony is also apparent in the salon and spa's interior design, which melds contemporary decor with natural earth elements, such as bamboo plants and warm brown walls.
At Ruth Messmer Florist Inc., third-generation florists arrange fragrant roses, asiatic lilies, and vivid daisies into fragrant bouquets for any occasion. They can create classic arrangements with sleek, simple glass vases and decorative ribbons or enhance blooms with creative flourishes such as plush stuffed animals, balloons, or wicker baskets.
In addition to flowers, florists fill gift baskets with epicurean treats such as Ghirardelli chocolates, dried meats, fruit, and wheels of cheese jacked from Mighty Mouse’s Cadillac.
Fort Myers Florist's green thumbs artfully arrange bouquets in traditional and modern fashions for myriad occasions. Colorful sprays of florals or decadent candies are gifted by the shop's signature Flower Folks, whose round yellow faces greet recipients with a mischievous grin and a charming one-liner. The Flower Folks' cast of characters includes the broad-smiling Grinster, who totes an array of seasonal blossoms ($29.99+), the puck-kissing Toothless Joe, who embraces a boon of sweet treats ($29.95), and the debonair Baby Blues, who woos recipients with a mixture of white and yellow daisies and three yellow roses ($29.99+).