There are few things that make me happier than a surprise bouquet of flowers. From their vibrant color to the intoxicating smell, a fresh bouquet in my apartment brings a huge smile to my face. And it’s not just me! Studies show that flowers trigger happy brain chemicals – so they actually do improve your mood. Which is why they make the perfect gift for every occasion.
Whether it’s to express condolences or joy, for an anniversary or Valentine’s Day, a birthday or Mother’s Day (Hint! Hint! At least one of these is coming up soon), a beautiful bouquet is the perfect way to show you care.
But finding the perfect florist can be difficult – flower quality is hit or miss, they get ruined in transit (I actually saw a pile of flowers getting blown onto the sidewalk and losing petals on Michigan Ave on Valentine’s Day this year, needless to say I won’t be ordering from them ever), they can arrive already dying, or delivery dates can’t be guaranteed. Not to mention in some circumstances you might find out you need flowers at the last-minute and finding same day delivery can be a pain. But you never have to worry about these circumstances again now that Ode à la Rose is in Chicago.
Ode à la Rose was founded by Oliver and Louis, two French gentleman who, after moving to New York, found that the roses they were used to in Paris weren’t available here. The elegant blooms they were so accustomed to were outweighed by poor quality flowers, cheap packaging and high price points; so they started Ode à la Rose. And after 6 years of delivering beautiful bouquets in New York they have officially expanded into the Chicago market.
They are an online-based company that provides hand-tied Parisian-inspired bouquets for the special someone in your life – or for yourself, I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to wait for someone to buy you anything, bouquets included.
They have a stunning selection from roses to orchids to mixed bouquets (I personally love the Wildflowers & Roses, Peony Garden, Belles Tulips, and the Pick Me Up – Pink) and have options to add macaroons, a vase or rose-scented candles to add a little extra something to a gift. And all flowers come packaged in their signature box in actual water so your flowers never dry out or get smushed in transit (no Valentine’s Day Michigan Ave nightmare bouquets from these guys).
The best part? Opening your box to reveal the picture perfect bouquet inside. I honestly cannot remember a time I received flowers so perfectly intact via delivery, meaning you can rest assured knowing your recipient is taken care of. And, all same day delivery orders are hand delivered with the sender being notified upon delivery, so your flowers are in good hands the whole way.
In addition to their wide-array of bouquets, Ode à la Rose is in the midst of a partnership with Kate Spade New York, offering an arrangement containing elegant tea roses, seasonal ranunculus and spray roses delivered with Kate Spade New York’s signature black and white striped Everdone Lane Vase. The special collection also includes a sample of Kate Spade’s perfume In Full Bloom.
The Perfect Gift for Mom
Remember my hint – hint before? Mother’s Day is around the corner, and a bouquet is the perfect way to show you care. Whether it’s your mom, mother-in-law, mother figure, grandmother, dog mom, or anyone else you’re looking to celebrate, Ode à la Rose has the perfect option. And the options for add-on macaroons, vases or candles make a wonderful addition to spruce up your delivery for mom. Just make sure to order by May 11 to ensure your blooms will be delivered on time!
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My bouquet was gifted by Ode à la Rose. All thoughts and opinions are my own.