I recently took a little visit to one of my favourite Fraser Valley ‘hoods – Fort Langley – to pay a visit to a local business that’s been getting lots of attention.
Nestled in Bedford Landing, Floralista Flower Studio is a new florist shop opened by Alice de Crom.
Having professional horticulturists as parents Alice was raised to have a love for plants and soon found herself enrolled in floral design at the prestigious Thomas Hobbs Florist in Vancouver and it shows. Looking at her work it’s easy to see this surprisingly young entrepreneur knows her stuff!
Her studio space if filled with the pretty little things that make us grow women ooh and aah. Her interesting and oh so lovely arrangements are found in vintage vessels and displayed on antique furniture along side terrariums, air plants, and other little surprises.
I’ll be honest when I first took a look around at all the high-quality blooms I expected the prices to be a little out of my league for a bouquet for a hostess gift. Not that my ladies aren’t worth it but I’m no Mrs. Moneybags. But, I was pleasantly surprised to see the prices in line with other florists and frankly the grocery store floral departments that lack the artistic flare and unique textures and materials found in these arrangements.
Lately, I’ve become a little obsessed with floral crowns. I mean really how could you not be?! I was lucky enough to be able to sneak-a-peak at a pretty piece being produced by Floralista for an upcoming photo shoot. It was absolutely stunning.
While I was there I grabbed a couple very inexpensive bundles of tulips, a cute little plant potted in an interesting rusted metal pot, and an air plant to add a little life to my home. I’m even happier to report that even with my black-thumb both plants are still surviving. Despite my husband’s initial doubts.
So next time you’re looking for a floral arrangement for a gift, a little something to brighten your own home, or are planning a special event be sure to pop in to Floralista.
Rock your soul,