Finding a special gift for everyone on your holiday list can be tricky, but we’ve got a shortcut: Take a cue from celebs like like Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and more and check out La Fleur Bouquets blooms. The brand’s magical rose arrangements require little to no maintenance, last up to a year and might just take care of your holiday shopping needs once and for all.
In between jobs in 2015, Hagar Elaziz got the idea to start her flower business after a visit to an L.A. flower market. She began creating rose bouquets for friends and family that swapped a traditional glass vase for chic white boxes. And once she found prospective clients reaching out from all over the country, she realized packaging up fresh flowers was no longer going to do.
After a bit of research, Hagar started working with farms in Ecuador on a system of preserving 50-petal Red Amadeus Ecuadorian roses (other varieties only have about 30) at their peek bloom, so they last — without water! — for up to a year.
The preservation process includes applying a solution to the stems to essentially freeze them in time, before re-infusing them with oils and wax to maintain their shape. They are then transported to L.A. where La Fleur floral designers hand-paint them in the luxe metallic tones (think: rose gold, yellow gold, white gold and the likes) that you’ve likely seen all over your Instagram feed.
As you may recall, Jenner celebrated her 21st birthday back in August with a giant red Solo cup-shaped sculpture of roses from her friend Yris that read “Legal AF.” The 1,000-bloom design featured red, white and gold blooms and reportedly cost around $5,000.
But for those of Us in the market for something a little less extra, La Fleur Bouquets offers single “mini” stems starting at $39. The brand has also expanded to include acrylic, heart-shaped and colored boxes in addition to the OG white, but the sweet smell and 365-day shelf life that will last all the way to holiday 2019 remain the same.
The best part? All orders placed before Saturday, December 15, on LaFleurBouquets.com qualify for free shipping anywhere in the U.S. with the code FREESHIP.
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