Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year again.  Time for introspection and goal setting for self-improvement.  Time for our New Year’s resolutions destined to fail.  All of us at Starbright are here to help.  Here are a list of the Top 9 New Year’s resolutions and our guidance in successfully accomplishing them.  Think of it as public service announcement…

1. Lose Weight and Get in Better Physical Shape

Everyone knows the benefit of physical activity to one’s health.  A suggestion to help accomplish this very important, perhaps lifesaving, goal.  When ordering your flowers and/or gift baskets think about coming by in person rather than telephonically or via internet.  Centrally located in the flower district we are walking distance to Times Square.  For an added benefit try using the stairs as we are located on the second floor.

2. Find My Soul Mate

Romance is alive and well as more and more people are looking for that special someone, their soul mate who lights their fire, the ONE whom they love unequivocally and who shares their worldview.   This one is easy.  What’s better received by a romantic interest than a beautiful bouquet of flowers by Starbright (with an added benefit-zero calories)?

3. Find a Better Job

A new year provides a sense of getting a free do-over, so you can try again and get it right. Many people resolve to find better jobs or to take a new approach to the jobs they’ve already got.   What better way to help a friend take the leap of faith than with delivery of flowers and/or gift baskets with an encouraging message attached.  Disregard this resolution if your friend is a concierge at one of the many hotels who choose Starbright for their needs.

4. Stick to a Budget

Many people find it very difficult to stick to a budget. It does take hard work and a lot of self-discipline, at least in the beginning.   Again we are here to help with a helpful suggestion.  Come the New Year send yourself a regularly scheduled weekly arrangement with a motivational reminder on the message card such as “STICK TO YOUR BUDGET BUT DON’T FORGET TO STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES”.

5. Get Organized

Resolve this year to plan your days, reduce interruptions, and clean off your desk.   The benefits of getting more organized include being able to save time, as you no longer look for the same things over and over again or need to replace things you can’t find at all.  Starbright is here to motivate.   Just think how beautiful any of our wide array of floral arrangements would look on your freshly organized desk or clutter free home.

6. Enjoy More Quality Time with Family & Friends

Resolve to spend more quality time with family and friends this year.   This one is easy as well.  Starbright offers quick and courteous delivery with the purchase of any of our products allowing you to spend quality time with loved ones.

7.  Go Green

More and more people are resolving to “Go Green”.  Starbright is all over it.  As one of the largest retailers in NYC we have a large collection of green flowers.  Including Hydrangea, Jade Roses, Bells of Ireland, Spider Mums and Cymbidium Orchids.  However, our designers would urge you to accent these green flowers with others such as red/yellow/pink Roses, Tulips, Lilies, Carnations etc.

8.  Passion

Resolve to become more passionate.  No doubt an amiable goal in life is to attack every day with love and youthful enthusiasm.  What leisurely pursuit can be more rewarding than creating a thing of beauty such as a bouquet of flowersStarbright is open to the public seven days a week.  Come tour our facility and pick out the flowers that light that passionate fire within you.  Along the way our designers will happily give you suggestions and/or assistance as you need it.  Come choose from a multitude of roses, lilies, orchids, tulips, peonies.  Anything your passionate heart desires we have it.

9.  Decrease Stress

Resolve to lower your stress and the stress of the people around you.  It is impractical to send people you love fish tanks filled with fish.  According to a recent MSNBC article flowers are the new fish tank.  Fish have been shown to lower stress levels in people who don’t fear being confined in small places.  Getting lost in the beauty of colorful floral arrangement has been shown to lower the stress level in all.  Send more flowers to those you love and encourage them to send you flowers.  Your health depends upon it!  Starbright Floral Design (800) 520-8999 (the 911 for stress relief).

Just jump on Facebook and give us some of your New Year’s Resolutions and our team of floral designers (humanitarians) will endeavor to suggest ways on how Starbright can help.


Starbright Floral Design is the “Official Florist of Romance” and  we deliver flowers, love, passion and hope everywhere in Manhattan and worldwide.  Now we deliver on New Year’s resolutions too!


Give us a call, visit our website or pop on in!  We would love to meet you….


Passionately yours,


The Official Florist


Starbright Floral Design


Located in the heart of New York City’s Historic Flower District

150 West 28th Street, Studio 201.

T. 800.520. 8999

Web: www.

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Our Work Named on Facebook

Orchids in full bloom
Help us name this display of passion

Every so often we introduce a new composition on our e-commerce portal.  When we do, we ask our followers on Facebook to participate by naming our newest arrangement.  It is always loads of fun and the creativity that is unleashed is beyond imagination.

Our floral gifts have  gotten names like “Corona“, “Relaxing Calla“, “Purpleberry Lady“, “Orchid Alleycat” , “Red Dawn“, “Apple Lime Ice“, and so many more.  These are all names that have been given to our gift collection by our fans, our friends and our clients.  I am not sure if it is more fun being a florist and coming up with the next item on our catalog, or if the process by which our arrangements are named.

It is really cool to put it out there and let everyone contribute to the naming process.  We create something and we have no idea what we are going to call it!  We just let the ideas pour in… It is really a lot of fun!

Lately we have been on a love and romance scribe-a-thon.  We have added a few articles on how men should send flowers, why women should surprise their buds with blooms, and so on… To bring the conversation full circle we wanted to create something clean and modern that overflows with passion, devotion, love and to some even temptation.  The orchid stem in the bud vase conveys just that.  It is our interpretation of all things love.  Love of the moment, love of the person and love of eternity.

The names that have poured in so far on our Facebook page run the extreme spectrum of all things love.  I can’t wait to see what we are finally going to call this composition.  Baptize this beauty and we invite you to become part of  our growing Facebook Family.

Just jump on Facebook and name it now!

Starbright Floral Design is the “Official Florist of Romance” and  we deliver flowers, love, passion and all emotions everywhere in Manhattan and worldwide.  Give us a call, visit our website or pop on in!  We would love to meet you….

Passionately yours,

The Official Florist

Starbright Floral Design

Located in the heart of New York City’s Historic Flower District

150 West 28th Street, Studio 201.

T. 800.520. 8999

Web: www.

E-commerce portal:

How Do You Send a Man Flowers?

Sending two tone tulips to your man an all time favorite
Shake things up a little! Romance Therapy Starbright Style!


Flowers can be thought of as a romantic gift.  Traditionally it is a gift that is given to a woman from a man (most of the time).  Romantic men send flowers often.  The flowers and the men that send them are appreciated; they give smiles and make memories that last a lifetime.  A woman that receives flowers will remember them forever… “I remember when I was having this really bad day and so-and-so sent me this big bunch of tulips.  It turned my whole day around.”  The cards men write?  They are saved forever!

Well ladies… How about turning the tables on the man in your life?  Do men like receiving flowers as much as they like sending them?  Consider the following:

Your man may have never gotten flowers before.  What impact do you think your bouquet will have?  Will he remember them forever?  Chances are “yes”.  Will the flowers make him smile?  He will laugh, he will smile, and he will feel giddy and like a king amongst men.

Want to take your honey’s focus off his work and onto you?  Want to make him delirious for the rest of his workday?  Send him a big bouquet of “anything nice”!  His productivity will go down and he will love you for it.

Write a romantically witty card and you have doubled the impact.  You may embarrass him a little but that is OK.  Bring out his softer side just as you know that he is going out for happy hour drinks with the boys; or when you know that he is going somewhere to watch Monday Night Football.  What about when he got that big promotion, when he closes the big deal, or perhaps when he did not?  “I love you” is all you need the card to say; the flowers do the rest.

So what kind of flowers do you send your dude?  Do they need to be masculine, over the top rustic, dark colored with lots of pointy things, twigs and branches?  Not necessarily.  I would even suggest not.  Should they be super-pink and feminine?  Not that either!  Unless… he has a super sense of humor and the goal is to embarrass your construction worker on the jobsite!  If you want to be funny and he can handle it, then do send all-pink.

More seriously, what do you send a guy?  All flowers are beautiful so send him something beautiful!  There is no need to over try for “masculine flowers” (I don’t even know that there is such a thing).  Send him his favorite colors or scents that remind him of you.  Did you go to a romantic dinner and there was a bud vase on your table that became the topic of romantic conversation?  Send him a bouquet of those.

Here are a couple of “rules” in picking your flowers:

  • Make your bouquet with one type of flower.  Not a mixed bunch.
  • Make your flowers in a short vase.  Nothing too tall and not in a wicker basket.
  • No pastels…

Bright yellow or mango-toned miniature calla lilies, purple tulips, burgundy orchids, or even a tight nosegay of green roses will all achieve the results you dream of… To get his mind focused squarely on you and nothing else!

Men are just as capable of appreciating the moment, the beauty of the bloom and the heart of the person that sent them.  NEVER underestimate your man’s emotions.

So now you have an assignment –

a. Think about what your card will say.

b. Pick your flowers.

c. Send them…

When your mission is completed, go to our Facebook Page (click on this link) and tell us about your experience.

Starbright Floral Design is the Official Florist of Romance and has been voted by Citysearch as the top florist in New York City.  We are very proud to be the most reviewed and highest rated florist and  flower delivery service.  Please visit our website at to gain a broader perspective on the work  that we do.  Additionally to send a gift you can visit our e-commerce portal To Send a Starbright Gift.

Love you all,


The Official Florist

Keeping Romance Alive Since 1994

Starbright Floral Design – The Official Florist of the City that Never Sleeps

Located in the Heart of New York City’s Historic Flower District.

150 West 28th Street, Studio 201

Voice: 800.520.8999


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Starbright Floral Design gets more accolades…

Starbright Floral Design was recently named a member of Teleflora’s National Account Program, an elite incentive and loyalty program that is created exclusively for the tom member florists in the United States.   This program was created by Teleflora as a way to recognize the top tier florists throughout America and to recognize/support hard work, excellent quality and tremendous customer service.

Starbright Floral Design was founded in 1994 and is located in the heart of New York City’s Historic Flower District on 28th Street (150 West 28th Street, Studio 201).   Over the past twelve months we have  been recognized in several other categories of quality and service – including: The top pick florist in Manhattan for weddings by The Knot and also The Best Florist in New York City by Citysearch for 2009.  In addition we are both the highest rated and most reviewed florist on line with over 70 reviews and  five stars.

We are very proud of all the awards and accolades that have come our way.  None are we more honored of than the oooh’s and aaah’s that are expressed by receiving a gift from Starbright.  Give us a call (800.520.8999) or visit our website for worldwide delivery of the most amazing flowers and gifts!

We will be thrilled to be of service!

The Starbright Team

Flowers, Festivals & Celebrations...

Our MADRE Sponsorship

For the past several years we have been honored to sponsor a MADRE Event that honors those who do the most for women in challenging situations throughout the world.  Below is a description of this years event, the honoree and the organization.  To learn more about the organization and the amazing work that MADRE does, please visit their website at THIS LINK.  You may also visit our website at to follow Starbright, send flowers, amazing gifts and learn about the work we do and the events we are involved with.

The event was a tribute to honor Elsa Stamatopoulou, current Chief of the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. At her retirement Mrs. Stamatopoulou has dedicated 23 years of her United Nations work specifically to the advancement of human rights. Throughout her career she has given support to a number of organizations and she has influenced in the implementation of human rights treaties, the progress of rights of the child, of indigenous peoples, education, development and civil society. We are organizing this tribute to thank her for the support she has given to the advancement of human rights, specifically to those of Indigenous women.

Elsa Stamatopoulou was born in Athens, Greece, where she obtained her Law Degree from the University of Athens Law School and entered the Athens Bar Association upon her graduation. She did her Masters studies in the Administration of Criminal Justice, at North-Eastern University, Boston, USA. She completed her Doctoral studies in Political Science with a specialization in International Law, at the University Institute of Graduate International Studies of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Mrs. Stamatopoulou has received the award of the NGO Committee on the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Eleanor Roosevelt Award of the Human Rights Center and of Voices 21, and other awards from grassroots organizations. Furthermore, as the Secretary of the United Nations Working Groups of the Commission on Human Rights and its Sub-Commission and also of the General Assembly, she has participated in the drafting of the following international human rights instruments: the draft declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples; the Convention against Torture and Other Degrading Treatment or Punishment; the Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families; the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National, Ethnic, Religious or Linguistic Minorities, and the Declaration on the Rights of Persons who are not Citizens in the Country in which they Live.

The event was held on the 21st of April, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Church Center for the United Nations, where we hope to have a very special gathering with her friends and colleagues.

A Valentine Tradition

Just one of our red roses...

St. Valentine’s Day is only three days away.   The red rose invokes the passion of the season and as I was walking in the store today,  I took a random photo of one of the 8,000 roses that were in the background.  I hope you like it and I hope it and all the other red roses in our store make every Valentine a Happy Valentine!

About Starbright Floral Design… We are a full service florist located in Chelsea.  We are in the middle of Manhattan’s Wholesale Flower District and we deliver flowers in our city and all over the world.  Give us a call at 800.520.8999 or visit our website at – We will be thrilled to hear from you and happy to be of service!

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  It is really interesting.

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

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”

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