Ode à la Rose
120 W. 28th St., Chelsea
Ode à la Rose founders Olivier Plusquellec and Louis Brunet are Parisian. And to be Parisian means to know beauty—and in this case, flowers. When they moved to NYC, they were disappointed to see all the dehydrated, wilted, sad arrangements on offer. So disappointed, they decided to start their own floral delivery service: Ode à la Rose. Plusquellec and Brunet started small, working with a few florists who trained in the specific style of hand-tied bouquets that the French have mastered—and they've only grown since. At their NYC location (above the Chelsea Flower Market), the team creates incredible arrangements with accents straight from Plusquellec and Brunet's home country: gigantic, plump fuchsia roses delivered with French macarons; lilies, wildflowers, and lavender accented with eucalyptus and wrapped in raffia. No detail is too small—the packaging, the richness of the hue of the flower, you name it—and they’re experts in keeping the flowers hydrated during transit. The team delivers throughout the Northeast, as well as Chicago, where they have a sister location. We're just hoping a West Coast outpost isn’t far behind.
Christian Oth Studio
147 W. 25 St., Chelsea
Let’s start with a caveat: Christian Oth is tough to pin down. To guarantee availability, you’ll want to book a year in advance. Really. This popularity is warranted. Oth and his team are at the top of the wedding photography game. They leave no detail uncaptured, and the finished product is somehow editorial and glamorous. Oth is conscious of just how much effort goes into the small details, whether it’s the flowers or the candles of the hem of a bride’s dress, and he’s a master of capturing it all.
Lewis Miller Design
803 6th Ave., Chelsea
New Yorkers have been bowled-over by the totally random, sumptuously over-the-top flower arrangements that have been sprouting up on street corners, around trash cans, and over city landmarks since 2016. This exercise in random delight is the work of Lewis Miller and his team of florists. Miller grew up a California farmer’s kid. Horticulture school followed a childhood spent in the garden, and now he runs a large studio in New York City. He is a true creative. For an artist like Miller, flowers can elevate a humble city block. Imagine what the man can do with a wedding. To get an idea, flip through his coffee table book (published by Rizzoli) or request a meeting at his studio.
Peter Callahan Catering & Events
137 W. 25th St., Chelsea
Offering some of the most superlative catering in New York City since 1985, Peter Callahan is a master at executing the perfect event. With a full team of event producers, artists, and most importantly, chefs, he customizes each menu and drinks offering to the client's specifications irrespective of whether the event is a gala dinner, an intimate baby shower, or rustic wedding (the team are adept at creating kitchens in the field to cater to every type of location).
Ariston Floral Boutique
110 W. 17th St., Chelsea
Ariston is a great go-to florist for Manhattan flower deliveries. They have two locations, one in Chelsea and one in Midtown, and the website has a wide array of flowers and plants to choose from: Green cymbidium orchids mixed with hydrangea, peonies, and callas, Bird of Paradise plants, and much more. Their bread and butter, though, is the kind of compact glass-vase arrangements that are particularly brilliant for brightening an office desk.
120 W. 28th St., Chelsea
Fleurs NYC supplied the incredible hydrangea centerpieces for our Net-a-Porter garden party. Their aesthetic is clean and approachable, so nothing feels overdone.
245 W. 29th St., Chelsea
Why we love Robert's floral services: You tell him what kind of flowers you like, and what your color scheme is; he comes along and personally makes beautiful flower arrangements in your space.
80 Eighth Ave., Chelsea
DD Allen, a partner in Pierce Allen, is wonderful with interiors: Specializing in architecture and design, Pierce Allen can take care of all your decorating needs—from the actual build of the interior, to the very last dashes of color and décor. They work in many different styles and very much in collaboration with their clients.
135 W. 20th St., Chelsea
For events that require not only meticulous attention to detail when it comes to the décor and organization, but also pitch-perfect food, Mary Giuliani and her team are the go-to. Everything from flowers to mixology to décor (and more) comes as a part of her service. She intertwines the latest in the food and entertaining worlds, exemplified in her recent collaboration with Chef Mario Batali. If you’re looking to bring the flavors of your favorite Batali restaurant to your next party, Mario by Mary catering offers seasonally inspired Italian menus that will surely create a memorable culinary experience. For a quick taste of the collaboration, check out Mario by Mary's new Italian fast casual concept at The Pennsy.
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