The count down is here for the calendar's most romantic holiday: 5 days left until Valentine's Day. There are so many ways to show your love, but one of the most welcomed, and traditional ways, is to send fresh flowers for Valentine's Day. The key here is sending really fresh flowers that will last. It is very disappointing to spend hard-earned cash to send your Love flowers, only to find them wilted before you can say "Valentine's Day is over." That does not happen here!
This is why I am featuring the PlantShed in Manhattan's Upper West Side, located at 209 W 96th St. Here you will find an amazing, well-tended variety of plants and cut flowers for all occasions. The service is top-notch and the flowers are SO FRESH. I bought an orchid here and it last 3 times longer than the one I bought in a grocery, and it was priced the same. I love it! They do beautiful arrangements, too. In 2011, huffpo featured PlantShed as one of the top 5 " Best New York City Flower Shops for Mother's Day."
Another thing about this wonderful, open green house of a shop, is the helpful and pleasant staff. They offer you help without directing you to the most expensive or exotic flowers. So rare in Manhattan. Also, I did my photo shoot there a few days ago. I realized the next day that I left my handbag there. ( Cole-Hann, pictured in many of the photos below.) I waited until today to pick it up, knowing full well it would be there, and IT WAS. That is the kind of place it is. Here is a photo I took:
Some photos of me in the shop, happily looking at vibrant shades of flowers and cactus, too- a rare treat on a gray winter's day: This is what I would choose For my Valentine's day gift ( In addition to jewelry, of course!- inexpensive jewelry is good, too!) This arrangement can be found on their website, which is listed in the second picture.
I have been a fan of the PlantShed flowers for three years now. My co-op building has the most beautiful arrangements delivered regularly, and since then it has been true love. Okay, not quite; let's just leave it a budding friendship and admiration. Disclosure: there is none! I have no vested interest in this company, and was not compensated in any way for this post. All opinions are my own. Got it!? LOVE this place! Here I am walking out of the shop with two fresh bunches of flowers. Take that Winter!!
Oufit details: //Skirt;TRUE MEANING via Housing Works //Cashmere sweater set: Chanel //Pearl and rare semi precious, and precious necklaces, My Design, Me. Moi. Elle //Buckled combat boots: Chelsea Crew via 6pm.com //Coat: The Outnet.com //Bag: Cole Haan via Second Time around, Sag harbor