There's no better way to make yourself feel special than to go ahead and indulge in a flower or plant gift---for yourself. That's right, Al's Florist said it: You should be buying the flowers or plants you want for yourself. It's an important act of self-care, at least as important as springing for that massage or getting your toes done. And there are so many proven health benefits to having greens or flowers in the home that you really can't go wrong. Read More about Treat Your Sweet Self To Succulents
Of the many occasions there are to give flowers, several stand out to us here at Al's Florist. Think of the first time someone ever slipped a corsage onto your wrist, or the flowers your grandmother sent for your sweet sixteenth. The flowers you received when your first child was born, nestled on the windowsill of the hospital in a flood of sunlight. Often, flowers really mean something. They're more than part of a symbolic gesture -- they're memories. Read More about How To Give Flowers So It Really Matters
So often we overlook our men when it comes to Valentine's Day, but never fear: February is completely dedicated to the idea of romance, so you have many more chances to score the perfect guy gift. As official "Creative Romance Month," you can spend the next two weeks or so coming up with the perfect cool present to offer your man. Al's Florist can help with an intriguing gift idea that will appeal to the other sex and deliver on the "creative romance" aspect. Read More about Get Creative With Your Guy Gift This Month
What's the advantage of a Designer's Choice bouquet? Al's Florist can give you a list of reasons, but at the top there's the fact that whatever you have us design, there will be nothing else like it. That uniqueness is what you're really buying, and on Valentine's Day, being unique is everything. When you allow us to custom design an arrangement for your loved one at a set price point, our skilled designers embrace the invitation to be creative. Read More about Pick A Designer’s Choice Bouquet
One of the best ways to win at Valentine's Day is to plan ahead. And that starts with making sure you know exactly who you'll be getting gifts for, and in particular, flower gifts. Since there's such a high demand - sales of flowers absolutely explodes for florists during this holiday - you'll want to get your ducks in a row to ensure that you don't miss out. At Al's Florist, we have lots of arrangements, not just of the long-stemmed variety, to meet all of your needs. Read More about Planning Ahead For Valentine’s Day
When Pantone announced their 2018 Color of the Year, the design world was listening. Since 2000, the color company has been convening internationally with the best minds on the painter's palette and selecting one hue that they feel is emblematic of the times. This year's choice was Ultra Violet, a shade that we here at Al's Florist are decidedly excited about. It may be a challenge to find purple flowers, but they're out there, and we look forward to the growing appetite for this intriguing palette. Read More about Orchids Bring In Pantone’s Ultra Violet
Ever wish there was one day reserved to celebrate your female friendships? Well let us at Al's Florist be the first to tell you - there is. It's called Galentine's Day, and you can thank NBC's Parks and Recreation for it. In 2010, the show's main character Leslie Knope takes all of her ladies out to lunch to celebrate their relationship, giving each special presents. The idea caught on in real life, and now groups of women celebrate Galentine's on February 13th. We here at Al's Florist are here for it - especially the gift-giving. Read More about Celebrate Friendship This February 13th
We here at Al's Florist have a resolution suggestion for you: send someone special flowers for an entire year. Yes, an entire year.
It may sound impossible to pull off, but we assure you, it's not. Create a standing order with us for all 12 months, being as creative as you want in picking out what you want to send. You can choose arrangements from our seasonal collections, send 12 designs that feature your recipient's favorite flower, customize the colors . . . there's hardly a limit to what you can do with a gift like this. Read More about Flowers You Can Give All Year
We here at Al's Florist see no reason not to give both flowers and a gift when it comes to a get well offering. Flowers have been proven to have many health benefits, everything from oxygenating the air in hospitals to improving an ailing person's outlook such that they have lower blood pressure and use fewer pain meds. And gifts are gifts; while they may not be able to offer all of the healing properties of flowers or potted plants, they make a person feel special and thought of. Read More about A Get Well Garden
While the majority of the rest of the country is shoveling snow from the driveway, here in Hollywood we're just hoping for a few days of seasonal weather. Outside it looks as it does in August or March, with no loss of green as far as the eye can see. Some of us would love to wake up to find the ground lightly dusted with snow (alas, that's unlikely to happen, given that the last snowfall in South Florida happened in 1977!).
We here at Al's Florist think that frosty palette is beautiful, so why not introduce it into your home, since you can't enjoy it outside? Read More about Glorious Blooms For Winter