Summer of Love

San Francisco in 1967 was a place to behold. With over 100,000 people coming to the city to celebrate the Summer of Love, city officials worried about having the capacity to host everyone. Now, 50 years later, the San Francisco Travel Office is ready to do it again.

The 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love is a wonderful opportunity to visit (or revisit!) that magical time in our history when the flower children converged in San Francisco to rally for peace and prosperity in our world. The first event of its kind, the Summer of Love became ubiquitous with San Francisco, helped in no small part by the song written by The Mamas & the Papa’s called “San Francisco: Wear Flowers in Your Hair”.

Starbright’s garden wall was the perfect place to stop for a photo.

Wearing flowers in our hair is one of our favorite things to do at Starbright, so of course the Summer of Love is near and dear to our heart. The San Francisco Travel Office has planned a plethora of activities to commemorate the extraordinary Summer of Love and of course, to celebrate the flower children, there will be flowers! To kick off the festivities in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the San Francisco Travel Office had a reception and cocktail hour that we were only too delighted to beflower. Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco in attendance and addressed the crowd.

Mayor Ed Lee came to the Summer of Love evening and we were thrilled to see him!

To help guests feel the vibe, Starbright crafted a flower bar that was called Flower Child Creations with headbands and flower jewelry to make the evening more reminiscent of all those years ago in gorgeous San Francisco. With lovely flower garlands available for every guest, Starbright designers combined daisies with all imaginable wildflowers of the period to capture the free spirit of the Summer of Love. Our own Nic Faitos and Julie McGonigle dressed as hippies and let down their long, long hair.

Nic Faitos and Julie McGonigle brought the flower power to the event.

A stunning garden wall was a centerpiece for the event, with verdant greens and lush flowers anchoring the piece. Starbright’s whimsical designers created a vibrant peace sign out of fresh carnations in cheerful yellow and lovely fuchsia while other blooms danced merrily in the backdrop of the garden wall. Single, voluptuous roses in a vase graced the tables, as did spritely gerber daisies and pansies paired with field daisies.

…And the band played on, with great music to serenade everyone on this wonderful evening.

Of course, to honor the Summer of Love, there had to be tie-dye involved and the reception for the San Francisco Travel Office was awash in a sea of rainbows. With a tie-dyed table cloth setting off our Flower Child Creations table that was filled with flowers for guests to make their own compositions and tie-dyed clothes wrapped around the microphones of the band, the 60’s were in the air.

Our Flower Child Creations table was awash in flowers, just waiting to be curated by the evening’s guests.

As one of our favorites, Jimmy Hendrix so wisely said, “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the word will know peace.”

Groovy glasses and VW vans were paired with Starbright blooms to bring back a bygone era.

And although we aren’t there yet, we believe we’re on the way. We were delighted to have the opportunity to help create a night that was in tribute to the Summer of Love and hope that you can make it to stunning San Francisco to celebrate the return of that iconic moment in time. We’ll see you there!

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

The Story Behind Administrative Professionals Week

For every joyful holiday that we celebrate in New York City, there is a wonderful history as to why we do. From Christmas to Easter, New Year’s and Memorial Day, there are reasons why those dates have been chosen to honor those occasions, and at Starbright, we love to know what the story is behind any occasion for flowers!

Administrative Professionals Week is the perfect time for a bouquet. It’s also a holiday that has a long history behind it, which explains why we take this week to exalt our incredible secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals in NYC.

Starbright’s Bohemian Rhapsody is a wonderful way to celebrate the Administrative Professionals in your life!

Launched in 1952 at the behest of National Secretaries Association (now the International Association of Administrative Professionals) and public relations executives, the week was set aside to celebrate the incredible work that secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals do every day in New York City.

Starbright’s English Charm is a wonderful bouquet that is sure to delight!

The group who petitioned to create Administrative Professionals Week wanted more people to enter the secretarial field, as they thought it was a wonderful career choice. Additionally, with lower birth-rates and a booming economy at the time, the profession needed more attention in a bid to attract the best and the brightest to the field. The week in honor of the administrative assistant profession was designed to raise awareness of the tremendous work that they do every day — and to promote the industry to others.

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce in 1952 was Charles Sawyer and he bestowed national recognition upon the National Secretaries Association by designating a week for the celebrations to take place. Though the week had originally been recognized in June, the timing was changed to be the last week of April, which at Starbright we think is perfect, because all the flowers are abloom!

Starbright’s Paso Doble brings elegance and ease together with calla lilies and succulents.

Today, the holiday is widely observed both domestically in the United States and abroad. Typically marked with performances, flowers and other gifts, it is the best time of year to show the secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals how much you value the indispensable work they do every day.

An entire week was set aside to have an opportunity to fete administrative professionals so that there would be enough time to take them out to lunch at different venues. And while we strongly support administration professionals being recognized for their contributions, at Starbright we’re a little biased and think that they would love some flowers, too!

Starbright’s Tulip’s Kiss is a stunning array of spring’s favorite flower!

We created a special section on Starbright’s website — just for this holiday! After all, administrative professionals make the world go ‘round. From scheduling calls to organizing the office, at Starbright, we truly believe that it is their work that enables everyone else to get their work done. But because so much of administrative professionals work is behind the scenes, it often doesn’t get the recognition it deserves.

We hope you join us in celebrating this most auspicious week when we celebrate our dear friends in the administrative professionals’ field. We know that at Starbright, we would be lost without them!

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

4/24-4/28: Celebrate NYC’s Incredible Administrative Professionals!

The last week of April is one of our favorite weeks of the year…and everyone at Starbright is beyond excited to welcome this fantastic time.

Known as Administrative Professionals Week, with Administrative Professionals Day taking place on April 26th, this week gives us a time to honor the incredible work that secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals do every day in New York City.

The last week of April is the perfect time to celebrate when all of Manhattan is in bloom. With flowers being one of the cherished ways to mark the week, Starbright’s brilliant designers have been dreaming up new, fantastic floral creations to mark this special time of year in NYC. Of course, everyone at Starbright has been eagerly anticipating the unveiling of this curated collection!

Tulips, with all of their fresh beauty and vibrant colors, are one of the most effervescently cheerful flowers of spring, and a wonderful way to honor the Administrative Professionals in your life. Starbright’s color-blocked collection of tulips in our Tulip’s Kiss bouquet is sure to delight. With four variations of hues, the tulips in this masterpiece convey elegance and grace that we’re sure that the Administration Professionals that you are so lucky to know, will admire.

Starbright’s Tulip’s Kiss balances modern design with classic grace.

 

Another way to honor the Administrative Professional who brightens your day is with Starbright’s Paso Doble. Named after a stunning Spanish dance, Starbright’s Paso Doble arranges two smaller dynamic purple calla lily bouquets in impeccable harmony with each other, which could serve as an analogy for the easy balance that the Administrative Professionals you know create in your lives.

Anchored with succulents, Starbright’s Paso Doble brings elegance and ease together.

Starbright’s lush English Charm is one bouquet that always makes our friends and clients swoon. Overflowing with rich florals in a crystal vase, English Charm brings the best of lavish flowers together and is sure to thrill the Administrative Professional in your office. Roses, dahlias, and snapdragons abound in this floral symphony that is awash in greenery. Ornate never looked so beautiful and the charming flowers in this composition are sure to enchant.

Starbright’s English Charm is a perennial favorite of our designers and friends alike.

Naturally, roses are a flower that comes to mind when thinking of how to pay homage to the Administrative Professional who helps to streamline your life. And roses, while dazzling, look ever more endearing when paired with luxuriously draped calla lilies and spritely tulips in Starbright’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Inundating a crystal vase, this composition is abundant with sensational flowers for your revered Administrative Professional.

Starbright’s Bohemian Rhapsody is a delicious display of floral blooms.

 

The designers at Starbright have curated a terrific collection of over 40 different bouquets that they believe will convey your gratitude and appreciation of the Administrative Professionals you know and hold dear.

We warmly invite you to explore this expansive selection of flowers — but should none of those convey your sentiments in just the right way, we hope that you give us a call! Celebrating Administrative Professionals in New York City is a special part of what Starbright does for our friends and clients each year and we look forward to bringing joy to you and your Administrative Professionals, today and every day!

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

We Love Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime!

Is there anything more delightful than cherry blossoms to celebrate the arrival of spring? At Starbright, we cherish this time of year when those beautiful blooms open up to announce that finally, finally…we are witnessing the glorious rebirth of spring!

Cherry blossoms bountiful blooms make this a breathtaking bouquet!

About 1,300 years ago, people started picnicking under cherry blossoms, and we couldn’t image a more splendid way to spend an afternoon in NYC. Beginning in the Nara Period in Japanese history (710-794) and continuing through today, enjoying the magnificence of these flowers in their peak season is a treasured pastime by anyone who has enjoyed their loveliness.

Today, the Japanese gather to have flower-viewing parties to relish in the cherry blossoms as they arrive each spring and at Starbright, we do too! Our party takes place in our Manhattan flower and plant emporium and it is a celebration of the striking display of blooms that visit us on their way to a new home.

The richness of the cherry blossoms are always a delight.

Cherry blossoms in Japan are deeply symbolic and in New York City they are admired as a harbinger of spring, along with endless elegance. In Japan, the beauty and fragility of the cherry blossoms are seen as metaphors for mortality, as well as for the graceful acceptance of what life hands you, whether that’s an unexpected frost or some cheerful sunshine.

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York City will be celebrating the arrival of cherry blossoms at the end of the month, with their annual Sakura Matsuri festival, where they have over 60 events and performances taking place around cherry blossoms. There are many other celebrations throughout the country to mark the arrival of cherry blossoms, but of course, everyone at Starbright loves to stay close to NYC this time of year. The reason we adore New York City’s cherry blossom festivals, in particular, is that we can’t wait to create a stunning masterpiece out of cherry blossoms once we’ve had the chance to visit a festival and are inspired by the brilliance of nature.

More cherry blossoms together means…more beauty to enjoy!

While cherry blossoms can be eaten in moderation, our favorite way to enjoy them is while they are on fresh branches that can stand tall in elegant vases. Their waving blooms are a source of incredible enjoyment and fascination for us at Starbright, where we relish in the natural beauty of one of nature’s most opulent creations.

Of course, to celebrate the cherry blossom season, the brilliant designers at Starbright have been busy creating masterpieces that highlight the soft pinks and gentle whites of the flowers. We adore showcasing them by themselves in Manhattan, as cherry blossoms look incredible on their own. The denseness of each bloom delightfully weighs down the tree bough they are on, giving the entire composition of cherry blossoms a look of rich lushness that’s impossible to resist.

The natural weaving of the branches makes each cherry blossom bouquet uniquely perfect.

We hope as always, that you have the opportunity to enjoy the cherry blossoms in full bloom in a park or festival near you. The renewal of spring is a time of year that everyone at Starbright cherishes — and hope you do, too!

If you’re finding yourself in need of cherry blossoms to lighten up your life, everyone at Starbright is ready to bring this luscious flower into your life! We would love to beflower your home and office with these dazzling seasonal flowers and are just waiting for your call!

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Starbright’s Wonderful Secret: Designer’s Choice

Everyone at Starbright adores whipping up a beautiful bouquet of blooms for our dear friends and clients in New York City — but we realized that we’ve been keeping quite the florist secret from you for far too long.

Styled as our Designer’s Choice, this is a section on Starbright’s website that we earnestly entreat you to explore. Composed of only seven options, it might seem sparse compared to our other offerings, yet this is a page that abounds with floral possibilities.

Let Starbright’s florists wow you with a Designer’s Choice composition for your love.

Designer’s Choice has perhaps the most exclusive flowers in New York City. Each bouquet is crafted for only you. That means that there won’t be another creation like it to be found anywhere in Manhattan! We promise that the flowers we bring together for each composition will be unique, gorgeous and alluring…

Any occasion that you have to send your sentiments with flowers is a great reason to choose Designer’s Choice. From romantic entreats to sending a guy flowers, Designer’s Choice gives you the freedom of knowing your bouquet will be stunning and Starbright’s designers the leeway to craft something bespoke just for you.

Celebrate the arrival of a precious bundle of joy with a Designer’s Choice composition!

We hear from our clients that they love using Designer’s Choice to send flowers with the arrival of a new baby, and of course, our modern renditions of flowers through Designer’s Choice are break taking.

We love when our clients choose the Starbright Designer’s Choice flower option. It allows our incredibly talented designers the opportunity to weave together flowers that are at the peak of freshness and that perfectly complement each other. This also means that these floral symphonies will be uniquely their own. It is a chance for the Starbright team to really shine — and for you to get the very best value for flowers in New York City.

Starbright’s bouquets through Designer’s Choice For a Guy means your man will get something wonderfully curated.

Moreover, while we delight in creating selections from our traditional menu, those compositions tend to be very similar in appearance time after time. And while those compositions have their own advantages, Designer’s Choice promises to give you an exclusive bouquet, dreamed up in the imagination of one of our brilliant designers and allowing their fancy to take flight — bringing you the most sumptuous creation possible.

Starbright takes great pride in being one of the most coveted florists in New York City. It’s true that our unrelenting dedication to customer service and exceeding expectations are ingredients to that success, but it is also the ingenuity of our florists that gives Starbright that j’ne sais pas that brings our clients back to us time and time again, turning them into lifelong friends.

Starbright’s Modern rendition of bouquets through Designer’s Choice are captivating.

Designer’s Choice is the culmination of our drive to bring you the best and brightest floral bouquets, each and every time. We realize that it can feel like a bit of a leap of faith, to ask us to use our imagination, our creativity and to create something out of nothing. But we can assure you that creating floral masterpieces is not only what we do, it’s what we thrive at doing.

In fact, MINI of Manhattan just named Starbright a top flower shop in Manhattan! We are honored with this recognition and know that we are only featured in this way because of Starbright’s incredible designers who make floral dreams into a reality.

So the next time you need to send your sentiments in flowers, or if you want to treat yourself to a decadent floral indulgence in New York City, give Designer’s Choice a whirl. We’ll bet that you’ll love it!

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

The Start of Springtime

Of all of the seasons in New York City, there is none more filled with beautiful flowers than spring. From budding magnolia trees to burgeoning tulips, daffodils and other floral treasures, we confess — it is the favorite season of us here at Starbright!

Fresh florals are an enchanting way to welcome the new season, and though parts of New York City might still be twinkling with patches of snow, we know that green fields and gorgeous flowers waving in the wind are moments away. To help usher in spring, the endlessly creative flower designers at Starbright created some new delights to tickle your floral fancies.

Starbright’s Spring Fling is a lush celebration of the vernal equinox and it’s easy to see why. Composed of dense roses and decadent lilacs, this bouquet is the perfect accompaniment to spring in New York City. The delicious lilies will delicately scent the room, while the symphony of floral colors proclaims the wondrous return of spring for all who see the bouquet in NYC.

Starbright’s Spring Fling is a joyous jubilee of springtime colors and scents.

With spring comes the renewal of our fields and grasses in New York City; from bountiful parks to rolling meadows and best of all — these are usually covered with tulips! Tulips are the epitome of spring to us at Starbright and to revel in these longer days, our Starbright florists created a sensational tribute to our adored season. Pixie’s Promise is abounding in vibrant yellow tulips, anchored with verdant succulents and presented in a clear crystal vase, making this stunning bouquet a wonderful way to welcome spring in NYC.

Pixie’s Promise from Starbright evokes the beauty of spring.

With the longer days and milder weather, spring in New York City is a time to cherish. We are so excited to look ahead to the warmer days that will be filled with flowers and the sunshine — of course, we needed to convey these sentiments with flowers!

Springtime is magical in NYC. It’s a mystical time of rebirth and renewal that we all hope for during the long, cold winters in Manhattan. Now that spring has finally arrived, we wanted to honor that bucolic elegance that leaves everyone at Starbright spellbound. It is with those thoughts in mind that our artisanal Starbright florists created the ever-lovely Rustic Spring bouquet.

Starbright’s Rustic Spring brings together everything dazzling for the season.

Combining roses at their peak ripeness with sweet lilac blooms, Starbright’s Rustic Spring promises to bring the picturesque style of spring into your New York City home or office. The alluring scent of lilacs evokes days of fresh breezes and budding flowers while the roses bring to mind the ever-richening landscape in NYC.

With all of New York City abloom, there is no other place in the world like spring in Manhattan. We cherish this time with our friends and clients as everyone at Starbright toils to honor this most magnificent of seasons. If we have captured your fancy with one of our flights of flowers, we would love to hear from you! Call or stop by our overflowing plant and flower emporium in New York City — we would adore seeing you as we welcome spring!

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Boho Chic Makes a Debut at Starbright!

The effortless elegance of boho chic in New York City is a silhouette that the brilliant designers at Starbright wanted to translate into flowers. Combining flowers and fashion may seem incongruous, but at Starbright, we would advocate that perhaps there is no finer pairing in NYC.

Fashion is, after all, the deconstruction and reconstruction around ideas of style that will fit the human form. Flowers and their many variations from roses to amaryllis, to tulips and orchids and so many more, find themselves placed with other beautiful varieties to form stunning compositions over and over again, in countless ways.

Being inspired by the grace of the effervescent fashion of New York City, everyone at Starbright is excited to unveil our newest addition to the Starbright website: Boho Chic where we cultivate an appreciation for the effortless and subtle beauty of nature.

One of the first ways we did that was by creating Starbright’s own Regal Profusion. With florals dancing in decadent fuchsia, this is a bouquet that will enliven every space and brighten any decor. Filled with rich calla lilies, tulips, orchids and Starbright’s carefully curated stock flowers, our Regal Profusion marries the whimsy of boho chic with the decadence of easy glamour in one vase.

Starbright’s Regal Profusion is decadence in a vase.
Starbright’s Regal Profusion is decadence in a vase.

Not to be outdone by fuchsia, Starbright’s artisanal designers dreamed another dream in creating our own Bohemian Rhapsody for New York City. Composed of lush roses and languid calla lilies, this nosegay is one that is sure to delight the most discerning in Manhattan. Starbright’s designers made sure to evoke the flowing splendor that defines boho chic and is so adored in NYC by combining the vibrant hues of royalty, including violet, magenta and merlot into one magnificent creation.

A Bohemian Rhapsody in NYC is a gorgeous reminder of the loveliness in the world.
A Bohemian Rhapsody in NYC is a gorgeous reminder of the loveliness in the world.

But what — you may be asking — is any boho chic tribute in NYC if it does not elicit the English charm that has always weaved its way into the coveted style of boho chic throughout the world? But fear not, brave reader! At Starbright, we cherish the fantastical juxtapositions that our neighbors across the pond from New York City revel in creating, out of flowers and more. We chose to honor that delightful mischievousness in flowers in our English Charm bouquet, where we brought dense roses and spritely dahlias together in a single vase to utterly bewitch everyone in New York City.

English Charm is a riot of floral beauties.
English Charm is a riot of floral beauties.

At Starbright, we hope to awaken the senses to the giddy happiness that is conjured by our Boho Chic collection, where we strive to bring a profusion of our favorite flowers together for your enjoyment and perusal. In the end, it is beauty in the eye of the beholder that each composition seeks to lure into an incredible story of enchantment, and we welcome you to do that by discovering our newly curated Boho Chic section.

If these bouquets have tickled your fancy or inspired you with an idea of your own making, everyone at Starbright in NYC is standing by to bring your wishes alive through flowers. We can’t wait to make all your floral dreams come true!

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Starbright at the Hotel Excellence Awards!

Starbright Floral Design was thrilled to be invited to be a sponsor for this year’s Hotel Excellence Awards (HEA), held in New York City. Starbright has always looked forward to the HEA, which we’ve been a sponsor of since the award ceremony began, in 2000. One of Manhattan’s many prestigious annual galas, the HEA honors those who serve the hotel industry and everyone at Starbright was only too happy to lend a hand…and some flowers!

Hosted by Where IN New York with the New York Association of Hotel Concierges and the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc, this night was an exciting and unique chance to showcase some of Starbright’s most decadent floral designs.

Starbright had the honor of being invited to be a sponsor of the Hotel Excellence Awards.
Starbright had the honor of being invited to be a sponsor of the Hotel Excellence Awards.

As the coveted floral designer among hotel concierges since Starbright’s founding in 1994, we wanted to give back to our friends and clients by helping to create an evening they’d always remember, filled with fantastic flowers and beautiful blooms.

We used this festive occasion to showcase our towering verdant orchids, that have a playful touch of fuchsia to tickle the senses. Ensconced in a tall crystal vase, these orchid blooms are always a hit, and we’re elated to report that they had that exact response at the Hotel Excellence Awards in NYC.

Starbright’s elegant orchids were highlighted with delicate tea lights on each table.
Starbright’s elegant orchids were highlighted with delicate tea lights on each table.

Representing us at this distinguished event were Stephen Faitos, Senior Vice-President at Starbright, along with Julie McGonigle, our Special Events Architect. They had the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of New York City’s best and brightest in the hotel industry, while having a wonderful time.

Stephen and Julie had a chance to chat with Adeline Tafuri Jurecja, the publisher of Where and IN New York Magazine, and a dear friend of Starbright. Seeing Adeline in person in Manhattan is always a treat for everyone at Starbright and Stephen and Julie loved catching up with her. Stephen and Julie also had the opportunity to see old friends at the Hotel Excellence Awards, with whom lifelong friendships have been forged.

Stephen Faitos of Starbright, left, joined with Adeline Tafuri Jurecja, publisher of Where and IN New York Magazine, center, with Julie McGonigle, Special Events Architect at Starbright.
Stephen Faitos of Starbright, left, joined with Adeline Tafuri Jurecja, publisher of Where and IN New York Magazine, center, with Julie McGonigle, Special Events Architect at Starbright.

Stephen was selected by the Hotel Excellence Awards to present the award for Best Hotel Amenities this year, and he was delighted to be on hand to do so. This year, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel received the honor; this is a category that everyone at Starbright is always intrigued to see who will win and we are overjoyed that the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in NYC was selected. We’re excited to see who wins next year in New York City!

Stephen, center, with Loida Diaz, President of the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges, right, presenting the award for Best Hotel Amenities to Susanne Hatje, General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, left.
Stephen, center, with Loida Diaz, President of the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges, right, presenting the award for Best Hotel Amenities to Susanne Hatje, General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, left.

Everyone at Starbright adores giving back to this majestic city of ours; we love to be part of these wonderful opportunities to recognize the hard work and dedication of our friends and clients in New York City. The Hotel Excellence Awards is always a fabulous event in Manhattan and we are already looking forward to next year’s gala!

Starbright Floral Design has been spreading beauty through blossoms in New York City and beyond for over two decades. It is our honor and delight to thrill you with breathtaking floral compositions each and everytime.

As a full-service florist with a sweeping emporium located in Chelsea, you’ll find that Starbright is overflowing with fresh flowers, orchids, plants and so much more.

We understand that sometimes the only way to convey your thoughts and wishes is through flowers, so we offer same-day delivery in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

Our floral designers and innovators are some of the best in the business. Starbright is honored to have earned the nickname “The Official Florist of the City that Never Sleeps” by over 200 concierges throughout NYC. We love to live up to that sobriquet by always going above and beyond for our friends and clients by ensuring that each floral bouquet is a magnificent creation.

We would be delighted if you visited us online or in our store and would love to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

212.229.1610

Pantone Announces the 2017 Color of the Year!

With the fresh start of 2017, everyone at Starbright is thrilled with the new color of the year from Pantone called Greenery. And as (we hope!) your favorite florists in NYC, of course we would adore this color. A refreshing combination of greens and yellows, Greenery represents the optimism and all that is possible in 2017.

Greenery is the color of the season!
Greenery is the color of the season!

 

According to Pantone, Greenery is supposed to symbolize new beginnings, and in the spirit of Greenery, our floral crafters wanted to make that a reality for New York City. One of the ways that we’re doing that is by creating sumptuous flower bouquets in our Emerald Isle collection that incorporate Greenery into the mix. Of course, there is a bit of greenery to go with the Greenery!

Hydrangea in Greenery is a perfect foil for pops of orchids.
Hydrangea in Greenery is a perfect foil for pops of orchids.

Our lush Highlander floral composition is one example of how we’re bringing Greenery to Manhattan. An abundance of greens allows the different textures and hues of the flowers that are incorporated in the composition to take center stage, which will make a tremendous statement in a home of office in NYC. The grounding rocks at the base of the vase provide an unexpected richness and the surprising pop of white and burgundy orchids perfectly complements the beautiful Greenery.

Pantone notes that Greenery is evocative of the zesty, fresh breath of spring air and Starbright’s New York City florists adore this notion. Everyone at Starbright in NYC wanted to honor that spirit of vigor and peace by blending verdant Greenery with soothing, snowy whites. Starbright’s Calla River of Hope united these ideas of meditative zen in a crystal clear square vase, with the inspiration leaping outside the box! Our calla lilies rest peacefully alongside one edge, while lively blades of grass perk up the other side of the vase. Softening river stones at the base of the composition creates a beautiful foundation for all of this magic to spring from.

Calla lilies and blades of grass are combined to brilliant effect.
Calla lilies and blades of grass are combined to brilliant effect.

 

One of our favorite things at Starbright is how flowers can be designed to create so many different sentiments in NYC. Being true to the Greenery theme encouraged Starbright designers to dream of new and fascinating creations for our beloved New York City clients.

One of the ways we honored the Pantone color of the year of Greenery was by featuring green cymbium orchids to stand by themselves in our Zensational creation. Generally mixed into other compositions, the Greenery theme encouraged Starbright floral designers to consider color in a new light and use this terrific orchid in an exciting way. The green cymbium orchid is a proud and elegant flower that, on its own, is quite striking and dramatic. Everyone at Starbright was thrilled to have this beauty shine for others to admire.

Green cymbium orchid blooms create a sensational statement.
Green cymbium orchid blooms create a sensational statement.

 

As 2017 starts off with great excitement in New York City, we hope you fill your life with blooms that will make everyone smile. Greenery is the perfect color to usher in this new year and we would love to brighten your home and office with this color, and many more!

Starbright Floral Design has been spreading beauty through blossoms in New York City and beyond for over two decades. It is our honor and delight to thrill you with breathtaking floral compositions each and everytime.

As a full-service florist with a sweeping emporium located in Chelsea, you’ll find that Starbright is overflowing with fresh flowers, orchids, plants and so much more.

We understand that sometimes the only way to convey your thoughts and wishes is through flowers, so we offer same-day delivery in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

Our floral designers and innovators are some of the best in the business. Starbright is honored to have earned the nickname “The Official Florist of the City that Never Sleeps” by over 200 concierges throughout NYC. We love to live up to that sobriquet by always going above and beyond for our friends and clients by ensuring that each floral bouquet is a magnificent creation.

We would be delighted if you visited us online or in our store and would love to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

212.229.1610

Flowers 101: The Alstroemeria

At Starbright Floral Design, it is our great delight to bring you the occasional missive where we can feature the flowers that capture our fancy — and we hope yours! One of our greatest passions is introducing our friends and clients to the myriad of stunning flowers that fill our world.

If you haven’t heard of the Alstroemeria flower, we’re about to make your day! Also known as a Peruvian Lily, these fun and festive blooms are a favorite among florists in New York City, and it’s easy to see why.

Lavender and white Alstroemeria are stunning with their showy blossoms.
Lavender and white Alstroemeria are stunning with their showy blossoms.

The depth of beauty of the Alstroemeria unfolds before your eyes; while you might first be captivated by its resemblance to lilies, as you gaze more deeply into it, you will discover a cheetah-like pattern etched on the inner petals of each flower.

Symbolizing friendship and devotion, Alstroemerias epitomize this through their incredible longevity. As florists, one of the attributes we love about the Alstroemeria is the subtle and slow bloom of each flower. Each bouquet of Alstroemerias lasts longer than many other compositions, bringing a smile to everyone who sees it. If you are looking for a stunning display that will last for almost two weeks in a vase, look no further than these flowers.

Grown in a variety of hues, from deep apricot and vibrant lavender to snowy white, Alstroemeria flowers are stunning in every shade. The sunny yellows, gorgeous pinks and joyful reds of this flower make it a captivating addition to any bouquet. In addition to weaving Alstroemerias in our compositions, another way we at Starbright love to honor the beauty of these flowers is to arrange them with more Alstroemerias of different colors for a jubilant display, perfect for an entryway or dining room.

Alstroemerias festive spirit is readily seen when grouped together in a bouquet.
Alstroemerias festive spirit is readily seen when grouped together in a bouquet.

Alstroemerias have no scent and while some may miss the perfume of blossoms, we at Starbright think that the overwhelming ornamentation of the flowers more than compensates for this.

Alstroemerias are bountiful throughout NYC and that is thanks to the hybrids that have been cultivated which allow a year-round growing season. Native to South America, some varieties of this flower grow in the US and can even be cultivated in New York City’s climate, though Alstroemerias may not survive through the harsh NYC winters.

If you choose to adorn a space with Alstroemeria flowers and can afford to wait a bit to see their beauty shine, look for blooms that have not yet opened. Although less magnificent at that stage, you will be rewarded for your patience with the joy of seeing each blossom slowly open to a showy display.

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Alstroemerias mixed with other flowers highlights their unique beauty.

For all cut flowers including Alstroemerias, water should be refreshed daily, or as soon as it is not crystal clear. At Starbright, we ensure that all of our flowers are only enjoying water that we ourselves would relish drinking. Our flowers have only the cleanest water to nourish them.

We hope that you enjoyed discovering Alstroemeria as we have loved being able to expound upon the beauty and care of these flowers. All of us at Starbright warmly invite you to visit us to see the these flowers and more up close. And while you’re visiting, remember to have the perfect bouquet curated just for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

212.229.1610