Fall Has Arrived!

The colors of the fall season are  here and autumn is in full swing!  It will not be long before the season changes to winter and the terracotta tones, the browns, the rusts, the twigs and the amber colors are all gone for 2009… Enjoy them while they are here!

This year year’s favorite fall accent color? Green.  The above photos were provided to a client for an autumnal photo shoot and we are  sharing them with you too… Enjoy the season, get out, go to the country, see the leaves change color, find a hay ride somewhere, pick a pumpkin, be a kid again and enjoy all that the season has to offer.

Happy Fall!

Nic and the Entire Starbright Team…

A little bit about Starbright.  We are a corporate and retail florist based in New York City.  Since 1994 we have been delivering flowers, gifts and floral decor all over the world.  To learn more about our organization, please visit our website.  CLICK HERE or give us a call at 800.520.8999.  We would love to hear from you!

TWO WEEKS UNTIL “Bride on Buck”!

Meet Giovani Ravello!
Meet Giovani Ravello!

In two weeks HOUSING WORKS is hosting an amazing sale of Bridal Proportions!

Bride on a Buck Wedding Dress Sale and Vendor Extravaganza returns on Wednesday, October 21!   $300,000 worth of deeply discounted designer wedding dresses and other bridal goodies are on sale! The list includes dresses from:

Giovanni Ravello
Peter Langner (valued at $7,300)
Monique Lhuillier (valued at $6,200)
Ulla Maier (valued at $4,900)
Jenny Yoo Collections (30-plus gowns)
…and veils valued at $1,000 slashed to $250.

Through it all the best part is that the event is sponsored to support an amazing cause!

ABOUT HOUSING WORKS: Housing Works is the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the United States, as well as the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization. Since 1990, we have provided lifesaving services to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. For more information visit www.housingworks.org

All of us at Starbright Floral Design are proud to be sponsoring this event.  Come on over! Check out the fashions, enjoy your favorite beverage and meet everyone! Starbright design consultants will be on hand.  We would love to see you there…

Click on the photograph above to get more information on the event.

About Starbright Floral Design – we are one of New York City’s premier florists and floral design organizations.  We can deliver your gift of flowers, balloon or gourmet goodies anywhere anytime and on very short notice.  We would love to hear from you!  Visit our website at www.starflor.com or give us a call at 800.520.8999.

See you soon!  AND DON’T FORGET TO BUY A WEDDING DRESS (even if you don’t need one! It is for a great cause!)…

Nic (The Official Florist)

What Every Diva Knows….about flowers.

Vanda Orchids and Eggplant Mini Calla Lilies - By Starbright

An entertainer’s dressing room is their sanctuary.  It’s an oasis, where they can relax and prepare in total peace and tranquility.  Despite the sacred nature of this space, family, friends, and fans often want to invade this domain with floral offerings.   What most people don’t realize is that there is an art and a science to creating bouquets for such an environment.  You can’t just simply throw any random flowers in vase and send them over to Madison Square Garden for Beyonce’s green room.  Heaven Forbid!  There are several key choices that can be made to ensure the flowers are enjoyed and appreciated, rather than being sent directly to the dumpster.

  1. Keep it simple.  In most cases less is more.  This goes for both the size of the arrangement and the combination of the flowers.  If you do something too big, there is a chance the flowers won’t even make it to the dressing room.  Often the larger arrangements are left outside or in a separate dressing room.  When choosing the types of flowers, one or two varieties is usually best.  A lush bubble bowl of cream colored roses can make a better impression than a vase of mixed flowers.
  2. If you can smell it, don’t send it.  Many artists are fanatical about keeping their dressing rooms free from scented flowers.  Singers are especially known for this quirk.  It’s understandable that a sneezing or histamine fueled attack would want to be avoided at all costs.  For this reason, never send lilies, freesia, gardenia or tuberose unless they have been specifically requested.  Most roses acceptable due to the fact that hybrid roses have had the scent bred out of them.
  3. They’ve seen it all.  Most famous entertainers have been sent enough flowers to cover a Rose Parade float.  There probably isn’t a combination they haven’t come across.  However… that doesn’t mean we should stop trying to keep their flowers unique.  A celebrity flower order is the perfect chance for a floral designer to try that new technique they saw in a magazine or book.  Ask your florist if they have any unique varieties of orchids or roses they could recommend.  Perhaps the florist has an interesting or funky vase they could fill with a bold bouquet of hydrangea.  It never hurts to ask.

Flowers are a great gift for celebrities and us regular folks alike.  It just takes a little extra care and thought to make the perfect addition to a diva’s dressing room.  While roses may be thrown at their feet, you don’t want to have your roses thrown in your face.  Remember to keep it simple, scentless, and special and your flowers will be the toast of the town!

This article was contributed by Tom our Artistic and Creative Director.  The direction of floral design that Starbright takes is determined in no small part by Tom’s personal creativity.  His contributions in all areas of the company and his design elements have been an inspiration to us all.

Starbright Floral Design (starflor.com) is located in the heart of New York City; on 28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue.  We are in the heart of what has been known for over a century as the Historic Fl0wer District.  Many have dubbed us as The Official Florist of the City that Never Sleeps because of our contributions to the Hiospitality and Special Events markets.

Give us a call (800.520.8999) or visit our website to learn more about us.  We would love to be of service by delivering the most amazing flowers to your loved ones – in New York City and beyond!

Calla Selina - by Starbright Floral Design
Calla Selina - by Starbright Floral Design

Every season brings a bloom that is really special and unique to that time of the year.  Miniature calla lilies are certainly the flower that captures everyone’s heart in the season of harvest.   The mini calla lily is available year round and grows in a multitude of colors.  They come in classic white, raspberry, yellow, dirty ivory, plum, eggplant and so many more.

In the fall there are three or four tones of what we would call the colors of mango, or the colors of a sunset and they are most amazing!  One of these varieties is the Selina, which is photographed above. Give us a call and ask about it!  It is a fun flower and with a stem length of 90 cm it is longer than a long stemmed rose!  Do you want to get really creative with a gift to someone?  Send them to someone special, in a plain glass cylinder with clean lines.  The “wow factor is beyond anything you can imagine!

Don’t forget that we deliver flowers, gifts, balloons, and any other imaginable display anywhere around the world – but some of our flowers are exclusive to our own inventory in New York City.  We will always do our best to help you select the right gift.  Give us a call at 800.520.8999 or visit our website.  We will always look forward to hearing from you!

Your friends at Starbright Floral Design – and “The Official Florist”

Having an Event? Looking for a Producer?

Linwood Peel's Tribute to the Drifters
Linwood Peel's Tribute to the Drifters

In the past fifteen years Starbright Floral Design has made  many friends in many different walks of life.   From time to time, we like to talk about our friends and let the whole world know about all the great people we know!  My very close friends at Mark Sonder Productions are  in that group!  MSP is a group of agents/producers that are capable of introducing the highest level talent to your next event.  The most sought after headline entertainment and the most customized shows imaginable (to fit your event’s theme) can be brought to life  from this extraordinary organization.

A current headline at Mark Sonder are the LPT Drifters; here is what I know about them….

You remember The Drifters…those great tunes, that patented choreography.  Classic Rock, Classic R&B, Oldies, Rock, R&B, Pop, Male, ’50s, ’60s, ’70s…Now they are back!  Today, Linwood has united his former group members as Linwood Peel’s Tribute to The Drifters to commemorate much of the great material to which is still known, sung and covered worldwide.  Not only does the group perform many of the Drifters tunes that they were noted for, but an abridged potpourri of standard rock songs.

The Drifters Million Sellers
On Broadway
Under the Boardwalk
Up On the Roof
This Magic Moment
Save the Last Dance For Me
There Goes My Baby
Dance With Me
True Love, True Love
I Count the Tears

For more on Linwood Peel’s Tribute to The Drifters click here.

For more information on Mark Sonder Productions… Visit their website

Starbright Floral Design is your go-to florist for flower deliveries anywhere in  the world, events in Manhattan and beyond.  Recently, Starbright was selected as  the top florist in New York City by Citysearch.  Visit our website at www.starflor.com to learn more about the work that we do.  We will always be thrilled to hear from you and to be of service in every way possible…. NF

A Day Trip to a Vineyard!

Spend the Day at a Vineyard!
Spend the Day at a Vineyard!

All of us at Starbright Floral Design are fans of the Three Tomatoes.  This is an amazing group of ladies that enthusiastically embraces all that life has to offer.   It is a “how to” a “guide” that makes everyone an expert at navigating New York City.  Take a moment and check out their website – http://www.thethreetomatoes.com/.  Check out Tomatoes In The Trenches!  My personal favorite.

Anyway – on the 11th of October the Three Tomatoes are going to Long Island’s North Fork for a day trip in the Vineyards.  Everyone will visit three fine vineyards, wine tastings, picnic lunches, jazz and a local farm stop!  It should be really cool! Cost is $85 and there is luxury bus transportation too.  There is a deadline to sign up, but you have to click here to find out the details.  Cheryl and gang are really great friends of mine and big supporters of Starbright.  I am passing on the word and I hope you are on the bus!  See you then!

Did you know that Starbright Floral Design has been voted the top florist in New York City?  Visit our website at www.starflor.com and learn more about the type of work that we do and the services that we provide.  Same day delivery of the freshest seasonal blooms is always available.  Give us a call at 800-520-8999 to find out more!  We look forward to being At Your Service.  Nic and the entire Starbright Team.

Thinkig of Starting a Business?

This post on a blog bumped into me… More accurately, should I say that I stumbled upon it?  Probably.  Anyway, for those of you that have ever thought of starting a business, being your own boss and working independently… This “easy read” article makes a lot of sense.  It gives a general insight of what the profile of an entrepreneur in America really is.  Click Here to read it.  Let me know what you think! NF

Starbright Floral Design delivers the most amazing floral arrangements in New York City and beyond.  This diary of our lives at Starbright is not always about flowers and the things we do… We hope that you enjoy the diversity!  When you have time, please visit our website as well so that you can gain a broader perspective on who we are and the work that we do.

It is our 15th Birthday!


Fifteen years ago today… That is when it all started.  September 15th 1994.  One room, no flower shop and a dream to do things differently!

If we are to stand judging ourselves and with the confidence of our clients – then the verdict is in.  Our little entrepreneurial experiment worked.  An astounding success!

The premise of our very existence was based on honesty and the highest standard for quality and service.  Starbright Floral Design was born on the simple idea that every time we say “yes” to a client, it is a promise – and promises are made to be kept.  We believed then (as we believe  now) that with a superior product, impeccable design and excellent service;  the Starbright Experience would be a refreshing change in the “sea of similarities” that exist in the marketplace.

Our slogan today is “The Official Florist of the City that Never Sleeps”.  When we started it was a lot simpler, a whole lot less creative and the words said it all:  “At Your Service”.  We were “At Your Service” then and we are “At Your Service” today.

In the fifteen years that have passed, we have accomplished much and we have learned a great deal too.  Most of all in the road we traveled we met you, our clients.  This has been our highlight and what we are most proud of.  For it is you that have molded us.  You have taught us all that we know.  You have shown us what you like.  You have shown us how to evolve our styles into the times that we are in.  You have created an experience that is the true essence of Starbright… Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations!

We have fun, you get great flowers and at the end of the day the smiles are amazing!

Indeed today is a very happy day for us.  We are thrilled to be embarking on the next fifteen years and to journey with you.  We look forward  to the times ahead as it is not possible to imagine the highlights that are yet to come!

We wish you warmth, health, happiness and success in all that you achieve.

Thank you – nf

Starbright Floral Design is a corporate, institutional and retail florist that is located in the heart of New York City’s Historic Flower District.  We deliver flowers (and other gifts) anywhere in Manhattan, out-of-town or around the world.  Many Hotel Concierge call upon us for the requests of their guests.  Event Planners call us regularly for their trade  presentations and Human Resource  Departments use us for in-house corporate gift giving.  To learn more about us and  the work that we do, please visit our website at starflor.com.

The Voting Concluded… The Results Are In!


Best of Citysearch

Well folks, it is official!  Citysearch readers have spoken and Starbright Floral Design has been selected  as the Premier Florist in New York City.  Based on the “Best Of Citysearch” poll, Starbright has won the top position as the Best Florist in all of New York City.

We are humbled by this amazing honor and we owe a great deal to all of you that have supported us.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We look forward to doing everything that we can to continue to earn your trust and to have your vote of confidence in each instance where we can be of service.

To see the final results of the polls and to read what everyone has said about us, please click here:


To learn more about us and the work that we do, please visit our website at this link: CLICK HERE.

Again thank you for everything.  We look forward to being of service for a long time to come!

Nic and the entire Starbright Team.

Our Mission Statement

A bubble bowl of Vandella Roses (a light cream color).  This can be a casual centerpiece  or decor for a cocktail table.
A bubble bowl of Vandella Roses (a light cream color). This can be a casual centerpiece or decor for a cocktail table.

“When the history books write the Starbright Story…  We will be judged kindly if we remembered to always do our best, give everyone we meet a smile and and lead our industry with innovation, creativity, quality and service.” STATEMENT OF MISSION, Starbright Floral Design, September 14th, 1994.

This is the premise that we were founded on.   These words were written before we served our first client.  We served three clients our entire first week!  Fifteen years later, we  still read these words and try to live by them daily.

We are truly honored to have been given the opportunity to be of service.  Thank you for all you have done top help put us on the map as a premier florist in New York City.

We invite you to visit our website to gain a broader perspective on our organization and the work that we do.

The Starbright Team

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