The USS New York (LPD 21) is Comming!

USS-NYOn the 5th of November we are proudly involved in the making of history at New York Harbor.

The USS New York is coming to town and is being commissioned on the West Side of Manhattan.  The newest ship of the United States Navy has its bow stern made of over seven tons of steel from the World Trade Center.  For all of us at Starbright Floral Design it is a very special moment.  We will see the the ship rise and sail the waters of the world from what once was.

This is a special time for all of us At Starbright.  On the 12th of September in 2001 we were at the Red Cross Relief Center in Lower Manhattan and we helped provide comfort to all the volunteers who worked at Ground Zero from the very first day.  Our work there ended during the December holiday season when we decorated all of the areas that were affected.  Together with the Port Authority we did everything we possibly could to bring seasonal spirit and joy early on.

We witnessed the steel leaving the site knowing that it was going far away and never to be seen again.  Now almost a decade  later,  the memory has come full circle and we are all very proud of what has become now of what was then.  Starbright Floral Design has been designated an official “Friend” of the USS New York Commissioning Committee and we will be providing the decor (balloons, flowers) for the festivities that will be taking place at the top floor of Seven World Trade on the 5th of November.

There are many interesting, fun and historical events that are taking place over a ten day period in New York City.  We highly recommend that you join the fun and be a part of this history making event.

To learn more about the USS New York and the calendar of events surrounding the commissioning of the ship, please visit the website at www.ussny.org.  It is really interesting.

To order great flowers, or to learn more about Starbright Floral Design, well we have a website too! www.starflor.com

It is our 15th Birthday!

SFD-15Yrs

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.

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

The Voting is Closing Soon!

Amber/Orange two-toned miniature calla lillies.  They are dancing in glass and light.
Amber/Orange two-toned miniature calla lillies. They are dancing in glass and light.

As many of you know, we have been honored to be in the running for the Best of Citysearch and we are being selected in the category of Best Florist in New York City.  To us this would be such an honor!  To everyone that we work with, to all our clients that have helped to put us on the map, we would are so grateful!

If we have had the chance to work together in the past, if you like us, if you feel that we deserve to stand a chance to win, please follow this link and give us your vote of confidence.  To vote for us and/or to post a comment, click here:

http://newyork.citysearch.com/bestof/nominees/2009/florist

Thank you for your trust, your confidence and all the wonderful years that you have given us the opportunity to be of service!

With our warmest regards,

The Entire Starbright Team

Don’t forget to visit our website at www.starflor.com!

A Favor & A Reward….

A tight nosegay of yellow gerbera daisies presented in a geometric vase.  Catalog item SQ043, by Starbright Floral Design
A tight nosegay of yellow gerbera daisies presented in a geometric vase. Catalog item SQ043, by Starbright Floral Design

Over the years we have had many opportunities to meet many of our clients and to be of service in many different ways.  For all that we have been able to do and for all that you have helped us accomplish, we will always be grateful.  Thank you for helping top put Starbright Floral Design on the map as one of the premier florists in New York City and for making us your “go to florist” for all your floral and gift giving requests… We have always  said that if there is something that is an issue that has come up with our service, we want to know about it so that we  can make it right for you – no matter what it takes.  If you are pleased with our service we want you to tell the whole world about us!

So here is the favor.. for those of you who know us, for everyone that has ever experienced the Starbright Standard:  We have been nominated by Citysearch as a contender in the Best of Citysearch poll to be voted The Best Florist in New York City.  This is quite an honor!  An even greater honor is to know how many of our friends and clients are supporting us with their votes on Citysearch right now.

If you would like to vote for us and if you truly believe that we deserve to be called the Best Florist in New York City in 2009, then please go to this link:

http://newyork.citysearch.com/bestof/nominees/2009/florist and vote for us.  If you would like to share some thoughts and comments about your experiences with us, we would all be very grateful!

And now the reward!  You will not see this posted anywhere else! THIS IS AN OFFER THAT IS EXCLUSIVELY POSTED FOR THOSE WHO READ OUR BLOG… Give us a call at any time in the month of September and mention that you have read this blog entry – we will in turn give you a 50% discount, that is right – half price, for any floral request that you may have to deliver flowers anywhere in Manhattan.  Yes, mention that you have read our blog and get your flowers HALF PRICE in September!

We are very grateful for all that we get to do together.  Thank you from all of us at Starbright Floral Design…. (www.starflor.com)

The Begining is Always Rough…

Flat Bamboo Tray of Roses by Starbright Floral Design
Flat Bamboo Tray of Roses by Starbright

While I have written many times on many different blogs – The begining is always wierd! The first entry! What in the world do you write about? How do you keep one’s interest? How do you create the aura of a blog that is in widely read by many? You simply do not!

Actually what you do, is you hope nobody visits your blog posting until you have at least a dozen or so entries and this one is buried deep in the page – so far down that nobody will scroll that far and want to read the first entry. This is where I get the salvation for these random sensles thoughts that are currently occupying pixels on the screen.

Anyway – Welcome to our wonderful world of flowers. Starbright Floral Design is located in the heart of New York City’s Historic Flower District. We have been here for the past fifteen years and we are having the time of our lives!

Stick around. We are not professional writers, but we will keep your interest. In the pages that will follow, you will find random thoughts about arranging flowers, what is in season, gift protocol, how to buy flowers in the farmer’s markets and much-much more!

If you have a bit of free time, please visit our website at http://www.starflor.com. Here you will gain a much broader perspective on who we are and the type of work that we do. We look forward to hearing from you and making our conversations as interactive as possible.

Give us a call, drop us a line, visit our website or send us a smoke signal – know we love you!