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  In case you wish to send flowers to someone abroad, say in California, we recommend Leaf & Clay, and in the UK The blue Carrot. In New York there is Hessney and Saipua, all of them, we feel, are local stand alone florists, showing a certain affinity to our own take on floristry and design. That's why in France Les Fleurs Dupont and Blooms have caught our eye and in Belgium there is Fleuropean. Germans have remarkable flourists too: go to Bloomage Daydream, and believe or not, in Moscow at Oliviafloristic and Stereoflowers they do appreciate good bouquets to go with their Beluga and Stolichnaya. Closer to home in Seoul we really like the work of Vaness Flower and...

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Deliveries

As a flower and gift shop in Singapore, we are often asked to arrange deliveries to a specific place, preferably at a certain time.  It could happen to anyone to remember his anniversary in the very last hour.  But no bunking in with Lassie here, not this year: Where is the phone? “Hello Confetti, can you pronto presto ship before 1800 hours a dozen roses and a chocolate cake to Tampines, Simei Ave 101?” (Phew. Just made it.)  Well, I am afraid not. Not only do some elements of the delivery, like cake, require three business days advanced notice, but driving it from our location to Tampines, squeezing through the congested highway at rush hour is just physically impossible. We...

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Being Your Valentine

It is coming. We are still celebrating Chinese New Year – but Valentine’s is waiting for you at the end of it: the question! THE QUESTION! What do I give her for Valentine’s? What should it be? What that is not the usual run of the mill $100,000 diamond and sapphire bracelet with a Ferrari dressed with whipped cream on top? I mean - don’t let me stop you if absolutely you must – the consequences are between you and your bankt. So downsizing to a toy car (symbol of a promise) and a Swavowsky glass – pardon me! – “crystal”-ware to dangle from her wrist could be a serious option – I am kidding. Or not!  The problem lovers...

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Fresh or artificial? The ramblings of a puzzled man…

Lately, a still unmarried man walked in and asked if we could preserve the bridal bouquet after his wedding? What he meant to have was a lasting memorial of his forthcoming marriage. The preservation of the bridal bouquet is a bit of a mummification job – I heard the Japanese are good at this. But then again, the Japanese also put a blue potato in an expensive wrapper as a gift for a friend. The man talking to me had obviously never considered the custom of tossing the bridal bouquet into the crowd of the unmarried maidens – who catches it would be married next.  Actually, it is a bit surprising to think of the Japanese preserving bouquets. Their culture...

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