Few things trump a handful of fresh flowers in my gift book.  But anyone who has dialed 1-800-Give me your credit card and I will send your Mom/sister/best friend a crap bouquet, knows that beautiful florists are far and few between.

These images come from YASMINE floral design in Los Angeles, which I discovered through Pinterest (I’m pinterest.com/madameclampet, check me out.)

The gold standard in New York for me is seaportflowers.com. They have known me from the days when I spent my money on big bouquets and survived on frozen dinners.

When ordering in a city I don’t know well, I depend on bbrooks.com