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
If there's one thing that gets us excited here at Al's Florist, it's the direction in which floral styles are headed for the coming year. We love our traditional arrangements and know they have an important place in the home and in the gift-giving tradition, but there's nothing like the excitement and interest new floral designs generate.
International Floral Distributors has released its predictions for 2018's design approaches, and though we love them all, we're enthralled by one in particular. Positively Posh is a floral trend that really speaks to us, and here's why. Read More about 2018 Floral Trend Alert: Positively Posh
This year, our Holiday Gift Guide is packed with wishlist-worthy presents, everything from Christmas and Hanukkah flowers to centerpieces and wreaths. But we here at Al's Florist want to highlight one gift category in particular, singling it out for its potential to make any recipient feel happy and fulfilled: the foodie gift basket.
Why do we love gift baskets so much? Because they can be customized endlessly, dressed beautifully and delivered easily. Read More about Sweet Treats From Our Holiday Gift Guide
There are few games associated with the holiday season, but Secret Santa - and its countless variations - is one of them. This group gift swap is usually carried off in a workplace setting or among friends and involves randomly-assigned gifters and giftees. The person giving the gift must keep their identity a secret from the recipient, and that's where the fun begins.
At Al's Florist, we love a good gift exchange, and for Secret Santa, we've got some delicious gift options. Read More about Secret Santa Gifts That Delight
This November 28, celebrate Giving Tuesday. This global initiative to promote charitable giving across the world is now in its sixth year, and it's a cause near and dear to our hearts. Al's Florist is dedicated year round to supporting our local Boys & Girls Club, one of the most deserving programs in our community. Read More about Giving Back to the Boys & Girls Club
Every hall deserves to be decked this year, including the ones at your office. While it may be tempting to set up a grand Christmas tree in your workplace entry, we at Al's Florist have a fresh idea for a tree that may be smaller in scale but is still high on impact. And no, we're not talking about Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. Read More about Brighten Up Your Office This Holiday