6 Rue de Commaille, 7th
We'd happily accept any arrangement from this top-notch florist, which has convenient locations on both banks, in the 3rd and 7th arrondissements.
103 Rue Faubourg St. Honoré, 8th
Only in Paris would you find a florist's shop that's operated for over a century—Lachaume is the oldest in town. Proust was a fan back in the day, while today it's Karl Lagerfeld who sings its praises. At their upscale address on Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Caroline and Stephanie, who took over from their grandmother, continue her tradition while working with local producers to create bouquets that are much more attuned to the seasons. They're also known for their dramatic, long-stemmed arrangements, and their incredible selection—they even have exclusives on certain varieties.
4 Rue St. Dominique, 7th
With flowers spilling out the doors and onto the sidewalk at this charming corner shop in Montmartre, Adriane M is the stuff of a Parisian fantasy. Because they work for a spectrum of clients from hotels to private homes to delivery, they're versed on a variety of styles from the long-stemmed and modern to the more seasonal, romantic arrangements you might expect for a bouquet. Many of their customers are so loyal they've opted for a delivery subscription—even daily delivery is available here.
8 Place du Palais Bourbon, 7th
With a prestigious address and a business dating back to the 1870's, Henri Moulie and his son Julien sustain quite an operation, catering to some of the most important addresses and splashiest events in Paris while sourcing many of their blooms from their own flower farm in Brittany. Theirs are the grand arrangements you might find at local embassies, hotels, and government offices, though that certainly doesn't stop them from creating smaller, though no less exquisite formal arrangements for delivery.
9 Rue Madame, 6th
With its chalk grey walls, taxidermied birds, black furnishings, and romantic aesthetic, Odorantes is as boutique-y as it gets for a florist. Fittingly, Owners Christophe Hervé and Emmanuel Sammartino have developed a completely novel way of creating bouquets and arrangements, basing them around scent first, then composition. This means that most their bouquets are predominantly made up of rare rose varietals with a few other scented seasonal flowers dotted in. Even if you're having a bouquet made as a gift for delivery, it's worth heading to the shop just for the experience.
La Boutique des Saints Pères
14 Rue des St. Pères, 6th
While it might look like another cute Parisian flower boutique, this hole in the wall shop is actually powered by flower.fr, which is probably the most user-friendly delivery service in the Parisian market. Whether you walk into the shop or order online, they have a wide variety of loosely arranged, seasonal bouquets available at all times. In fact, they're the only flower shop we've seen that opens on Sundays, a real rarity in this town.
Roses Costes Dani Roses
239-241 Rue St. Honoré, 1st
A thoughtful, considered shop in the Hotel Costes. There are gorgeous roses (and only roses) here, which are arranged in stunning, primarily vintage vases. Should you be invited to a private home for (a really nice) dinner, this is a pretty great place to pick up a hostess gift.
5 a Sec
You can find 5 a sec outposts all over Paris: Not only are their dry cleaning services reliable, but they can do a quick turn-around at great prices. They offer home (or hotel) delivery and will send a text when your pieces are ready for pickup.
Haven in Paris
This is like a luxury Airbnb. Beyond corralling really nice house stays, they offer other concierge services like drivers, babysitters, tours, and more. Their blog—www.hipparis.com—is full of great city-wide recommendations.
17 Avenue George V
Baby Prestige carefully vets their bilingual babysitters, and is able to accommodate on fairly short notice. They also offer more long-term childcare options for residents.