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

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

Peonies Coming Soon!!!

Is there anything more richly glamorous or lushly romantic than the overflowing blossoms of peonies? Although our plant and flower emporium in New York City is abounding with endless options, peonies are the spring flower that our designers always swoon over. With peony season right around the corner, we wanted to give our beloved friends and clients the inside scoop on the flower that sets all of our hearts at Starbright aflutter.  

The gradation of shades for peonies and their incredible petals are stunning.

Adored throughout New York City as one of the most romantic flowers (inspired, perhaps by their ubiquitous presence in the NYC-based Gossip Girl tv show), peonies are also one of the longest-used flowers in Eastern cultures. Known as the “flowers of riches and honor” in China, the bloom has been crowned the “King of Flowers” in Japan, and it is easy to see why. Their unique and stunning beauty can leave anyone breathless, in bunches or as a single, perfect bloom.

Indeed, the history of peonies is as rich and varied as their blossoms. There are many wonderful myths about peonies and the origin of the flower. One of our favorites is that there was once a beautiful nymph named Paeonia, who Apollo flirted with. When Paeonia realized that Aphrodite was watching them, she flushed and Aphrodite turned her into a peony, imbuing the flower with bashfulness. Why Aphrodite turned Paeonia into a flower, we aren’t sure — but we are thrilled to have peonies as one of our most cherished blooms in New York City!

Peonies make dazzling bouquets and are sure to delight the even the most discerning.

Peonies have long been associated with health and prosperity, so long, in fact, that water would be infused with the petals of peonies and drunk in the Middle Ages. Today, the petals are added to salads or beverages to add an unexpected, delightful floral essence. In England, children used to wear the root of the peony around their necks to ward off pain from teething. Peony seeds used to be swallowed to fend off nightmares, and while we hope it helped, we would imagine that a garden filled with peonies would do that, as well!

The generous bloom can range in size anywhere from 2 – 10 inches. While we must admit that we adore peonies when they are on the larger end of the spectrum, there is something particularly enchanting about the smaller peonies and how they infuse a bouquet with their precious intricacy.

The bright fuchsia in a peony is magical.

Peonies are like no other flower to be found anywhere in New York City. The depth and variation of their hues alone are enough to make Starbright’s designers wax poetic all season long. Traditional peonies range in color from the purest white to soft pinks, charming rose-colored and decadent reds. Today, we’re seeing an expansion of color offerings, including the endlessly fascinating coral, rich purples, deep mahogany and happy yellows. While we love all of the tints of colors that peonies come in, there is something so classically beautiful about peonies in pink that will always take our breath away.

Pink peonies are always among our favorites, though all of the colors are gorgeous!

We are thrilled to announce that with the start of peony season, there will be a new and dynamic section of the Starbright website that will be catering specifically to your peony whims. Of course, we’ll keep you updated on these exciting developments and hope that as peonies begin to bloom, so will your adoration of these truly incredible flowers.

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

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on Friday!

You may recall that we’ve mentioned before how as florists in NYC, everyone at Starbright is thrilled that Greenery is the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year — and March brings us even more reasons to celebrate with this revitalizing hue.

To keep up with the passing seasons, Starbright has dedicated a section of our website to March flowers, which have been carefully selected for their vibrancy as winter gives way to spring. Of course, Saint Patrick’s Day and Greenery were on our minds when we curated both that and our Emerald Isle collections —  we’re excited to share with you some of that Irish inspiration!

Starbright’s Orchid Tower is awash in Greenery for St. Patrick’s Day.

Saint Patrick’s Day, which has been celebrated since the 1600’s in honor of Christianity making its way to Ireland, has been marked by being a feast day — and it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Irish, here in New York City.

There are endless ways that you can incorporate Greenery into your celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day in Manhattan. From flowers to centerpieces, bow ties to green-tinged milkshakes, we’re delighted to share with you some ways that we’ll be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day at Starbright!

Starbright’s Highlander is a wonderful way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Starbright’s Highlander in NYC is awash in a sea of Greenery, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. By using a palette of dense Greenery in varying floral textures, the creative minds behind Starbright’s Highlander masterpiece added just enough variation to make this composition endlessly alluring.

There is perhaps nothing that evokes the beauty of Ireland more than clover. To honor that whimsical, leafy flower, our brilliant artisanal florists used lush, dense hydrangea to evoke the sense of being surrounded by clover in our beloved Highlander composition. The subtle orchids placed amid the bouquet allows for a surprise of color, that we think enhances just how striking Greenery is as a hue.

But the luck of the Irish has to be celebrated in more than one way in New York City! Starbright’s Blooming Meadows evoke the stunning Irish countryside, awash in flowers and perhaps even some mystical fairies tucked between the leaves. Even hints of Greenery make their way into this delightful bouquet; the delicate roses set off the fuschia-tinged hydrangea, while the crystal vases brings to mind the rushing rivers in Ireland.

Starbright’s Blooming Meadows capture the colors of the Irish landscape.

Of course, there is perhaps nothing as invigorating as luscious Greenery paired with crisp whites. Starbright’s florists decided that pairing sumptuous alabaster roses with spritely pepper grass in a range of Greenery hues would make our Morning Dew a darling composition that revisits the wonder of the Irish countryside. Rustic and elegant, Starbright’s Morning Dew bouquet perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the season.

Morning Dew was inspired by the dramatic beauty of Ireland.

Everyone at Starbright loves how festive Saint Patrick’s Day in NYC is each year. With all of windswept Manhattan preparing for Saint Patrick’s festivities, we hope you are able to blend some decadent Greenery into your celebration with Starbright’s dazzling flowers. As always, if you have an idea you’d like to see created in flowers, everyone at Starbright would love to make your floral dreams into a stunning bouquet, just for you!

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 Newest Section: Tulips!

We know it’s not spring yet at Starbright in NYC, but with the warming weather we can’t stop ourselves from dreaming about the blossoming days ahead of us. One of our favorite flowers this time of year is the tulip, and although today it is an ubiquitous bearer of early spring in New York City, it wasn’t so very long ago that tulips were the very definition of elite class and status in Europe.

380 years ago in Holland, everyone went crazy for tulips. New York City was still known as New Amsterdam in 1637, when a frenzy beset the Dutch over beautiful tulip bulbs. Known as “Tulip Mania”, this brief period in floral history is a fascinating story.

Starbright’s Tulips’ Kiss echoes the Dutch fancy of blocks of tulip colors.
Starbright’s Tulips’ Kiss echoes the Dutch fancy of blocks of tulip colors.

Tulips first reached the Dutch shores about 40 years earlier, when they were brought over from the Ottoman Empire. Delighted that the tulips could flourish in the harsher climate of the Low Countries, tulips grew quickly in popularity. This was a time in history when the rich, vibrant colors of tulips were absent from other flowers that adorned the Dutch landscape. As time went on, tulips became more and more coveted in Holland, with distinct variations being cultivated for their unique beauty.

Pricing for tulips in the mid-seventeenth century peaked in March of 1637, when prices reached over 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. While this craze did not migrate over to New York City — or New Amsterdam as it was known at the time — this moment in history is considered the first economic bubble in recorded history and created devastating financial circumstances for those who lost amid the tulip bulbs.

Starbright’s Fashionably Pink composition lets the vivid hues shine.
Starbright’s Fashionably Pink composition lets the vivid hues shine.

Today, many of the tulip variations that were cultivated during Tulip Mania no longer exist, yet Starbright is always overflowing with decadent tulip choices. With tulips being one of the most desired floral compositions this time of year, Starbright’s brilliant flower designers have created new and exciting ways to enjoy this classic beauty.

The grace of tulips can never be overstated and they are one of Starbright’s most adored flowers to enhance a setting in New York City through their striking subtlety. With vivid hues and elegant lines, tulips have come to symbolize many things, including paradise on earth, a perfect love or passion in NYC, and the beauty of life.

Starbright’s Pixie’s Promise combines luscious textures.
Starbright’s Pixie’s Promise combines luscious textures.

In honor of the artistic achievements by the Starbright staff in New York City, we are thrilled to announce that Starbright’s website now has a new Tulip section, dedicated to this storied bloom. With Starbright’s tulip selection freshly stocked from the Netherlands six times a week and delivered to us less than 24 hours after being cut, we would be honored to assist in crafting the perfect message for you out of these beautiful flowers. At Starbright, we know that sometimes sentiments can only be conveyed through flowers, and we are standing by to build your dreams into a stunning floral masterpiece.

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 Language of Love

Showering your love with flowers in New York City is a tradition that stretches back through time. Flowers can express loyalty, devotion, love, adoration and so much more, which makes Valentine’s Day one of the holidays that everyone at Starbright looks forward to with great joy. A day filled with flowers is Starbright’s kind of celebration, and we relish our small part in bringing lovers together in NYC as they enjoy this wonderful day.

So how to best tell your love with flowers, “I adore thee,”? Everyone at Starbright always makes sure to suggest the following, before venturing toward other flowers: if your amour has a favorite flower, go with that! There is nothing more romantic than showing your love that you listen to him or her throughout the year and know precious details about them. So whether it’s pansies or tulips, sunflowers or succulents, everyone at Starbright is ready to make your love’s dream in flowers come true.

Romance is in the tiny details of life.
Romance is in the tiny details of life.

But fear not, brave Valentine! If you haven’t yet learned the flower that sets your love’s heart aflutter in Manhattan, the brilliant Starbright artisan florists can make some flowery magic for you. After over two decades in New York City, we have developed a few suggestions on what flowers perfectly convey the language of love on Valentine’s Day.

“A rose by another other name would smell as sweet,” Juliet murmured in regard to her star-crossed love, Romeo — and she’s right! The name of the rose does not create the splendor of the scent, but it does evoke for everyone in New York City a classic beauty that always delights. There’s no better time of year for Starbright’s Love and Devotion bouquet of two dozen red roses. Richly colored and at the height of ripeness, these two dozen roses are a decadent Valentine’s Day treat for your sweetheart.

Starbright’s Love and Devotion bouquet make a stunning statement.
Starbright’s Love and Devotion bouquet make a stunning statement.

If roses are red and violets are blue, we’d bet that orchids will delight you, too! Starbright’s NYC Orchid Passion marries the vibrancy of fresh orchids with the soft allure of beautiful hydrangea, coupled with darts of pure tulip glory. This gorgeous composition created by Starbright’s floral artists in Manhattan is an excellent choice for a discerning special somebody who is looking for some variety in their blooms. Available for local delivery in New York City, Starbright’s NYC Orchid Passion may end up becoming yours!

Orchids made a bold statement of adoration.
Orchids made a bold statement of adoration.

Luscious white flowers are another exquisite choice for your Valentine. The snowy pearlescence of Starbright’s miniature, languid calla lilies look lovely in their crystal vase. Nestled on a throne of glassy pebbles, Starbright’s Blanco Calla Tango combines these features into an enchanted floral composition that is sure to thrill your Valentine.

Starbright's Blaco Calla Tango will send your love over the moon!
Starbright’s Blaco Calla Tango will send your love over the moon!

As fun as flowers are, everyone at Starbright knows that the true meaning of Valentine’s Day is letting your Valentine know just how much you adore them. So whether through flowers or poems written on napkins in coffee shops in NYC, we hope you and your Valentine have a fabulous time…being together. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Starbright!

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

Allergy-Proof Flowers!

At Starbright, we are thrilled to help our friends and clients in New York City celebrate their milestones, accomplishments and celebrations with flowers, every day! Yet while most people want to burrow their noses in blossoms in NYC, there are some who shy away, terrified at the idea of inhaling pollen and sneezing the day away.

For those among us in Manhattan who battle allergies from flowers, there are wonderful floral options to indulge your sense in, while keeping your senses clear. Starbright has carefully cultivated a list of beautiful blooms that lack pollen for our clients in NYC. We realize that the gorgeous bouquet below might look intimidating for someone who suffers from sneezing around flowers, but no need to hold your breath because this composition has been created out of all allergen-free flowers.

The bright white of this composition can only be matched with NYC’s bright lights.
The bright white of this composition can only be matched with NYC’s bright lights.

Starbright’s own Isle of White is a fantastic example of what is possible when you want your flowers to appeal to everyone in New York City. Crafted to bring beauty and elegance to every setting in NYC, our soothing and serene Isle of White features créme roses, white asiatic lilies and stock stem which are carefully arranged to their best advantage in a delightful bubble vase. Each flower, in addition to being breathtaking, is also one that will only bring happiness without any sneezing.

Since roses are known to not cause allergies for anyone in Manhattan or beyond, we couldn’t resist sharing with you one of the most decadent compositions of roses that we’ve created at Starbright. Starbright’s bouquet that was christened All My Love in NYC is overflowing with decadence. With more than 40 hot pink, lavender, light pink and medium pink roses artfully positioned in a cylindrical, clear glass vase, this is a composition that will knock everyone’s socks off — but not from sneezing!

Starbright’s fresh roses are paired with verdant Ti leaves for an incredible display.
Starbright’s fresh roses are paired with verdant Ti leaves for an incredible display.

Another fantastic floral from Starbright that would never leave you searching for a handkerchief in Manhattan are the mischievous snapdragons. Unexpected and with fantastic dimensions, snapdragons can sometimes be skipped over in the floral world in New York City, but never at Starbright. Intricate and alluring, snapdragons will liven up any flowers that they are nestled up to, and it comes as no surprise that in Starbright’s Hearts Aflutter Bouquet, the snapdragons achieve that effect. Mixed with lilies and roses, the air will be filled with a sumptuous scent, but no sneezes.

If ever a flower were to be called vivacious, it would be the snapdragon.
If ever a flower were to be called vivacious, it would be the snapdragon.

 

Tulips, with their ubiquitous springtime presence, may cause many to worry that they might bring sneezes with their blossoms, but these flowers are yet another upstanding example of flowers that won’t cause tears from olfactory distress in Manhattan. Their lavish petals and leggy stems give them a refinement that few other flowers can match in NYC. At Starbright, we love to have the tulips take centerstage in our Tulip Orange Grove in New York City. The tangerine tulips are resplendent against their flourishing, green stems, so we highlighted the beautiful juxtaposition with a clear vase to let the exquisiteness shine through in Manhattan.

The gentle elegance of tulips is displayed in their full glory with a clear glass vase.
The gentle elegance of tulips is displayed in their full glory with a clear glass vase.

 

These flowers are but a few of the many blooms that Starbright knows will keep your home or business looking its best, but without causing those with allergies any distress. We would be delighted to consult with you on which other blossoms could enliven your space!

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 Allure of Amaryllis

What is sometimes forgotten because of Amaryllis’ beauty, is the lore behind one of Starbright’s treasured flowers. Greek legend tells us that Amaryllis was once a beautiful, though bashful, nymph. And though she didn’t live in New York City, she was familiar to all of us as she fell deeply in love. Amaryllis loved Alteo, a shepherd who had Hercules’ strength and Apollo’s fetching facade (rumor has it that he was quite foxy).

Gorgeous Amaryllis has a wonderful Greek legend to go along with its beauty.
Gorgeous Amaryllis has a wonderful Greek legend to go along with its beauty.

Amaryllis longed to give Alteo the one thing he desired most: a flower that had never existed in the world before. But not knowing how to do this, Amaryllis sought guidance from the Oracle of Delphi. The Oracle told Amaryllis to go to Alteo’s door each night and to pierce her heart with a golden arrow upon every visit. Alteo finally opened the door after 30 nights to behold Amaryllis and the flowers that the blood of her heart created; a singular kind of flower never seen before.

Crimson Amaryllis was said to have sprung from the love of a nymph.
Crimson Amaryllis was said to have sprung from the love of a nymph.

Today, there are easier ways to entice your own true love in New York City! As unique as golden arrows piercing hearts sounds, there’s no need to follow Amaryllis’s dramatic endeavors in Manhattan. Instead, consider sending some Amaryllis to that special person you love in NYC and woo them by sharing this tale.

It’s true that everyone at Starbright adores everything that we have in our overflowing NYC flower and plant emporium. And while each florist has their own favorite flower, there’s nothing that we all love more than a good story to go with a beautiful bloom.

Amaryllis is a fantastic choice to send to someone you love.
Amaryllis is a fantastic choice to send to someone you love.

Amaryllis is one such flower that is beloved in New York City and beyond, and it’s easy to see why. With stunning petals that come in a variety of vivid hues, including purples, pinks, whites and crimson reds, Amaryllis stands out in every floral composition anywhere in Manhattan.

Amaryllis comes from the Greek work “amarysso” which translates into “to sparkle” and everyone at Starbright is delighted to do our part to spread these flowers far and wide in New York City to dazzle the City. Amaryllis flowers have become known beyond New York City to symbolize pride, determination and lustrous beauty; combined with its rich coloring, it’s no surprise that it has become a seasonal favorite.

Amaryllis is a great choice for the holidays and beyond.
Amaryllis is a great choice for the holidays and beyond.

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

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