133 Charles St., Beacon Hill
Owner Paul Niski is personally responsible for the artful merchandising of this shop, which changes all the time. Currently, he’s focusing on local, hand-made pieces with what he likes to call a “New England Modern” aesthetic. You’ll find antique homeware and pottery, leather satchels, new hand-crafted furnishings, and beautiful vintage jewelry, all falling under this made-up category of his own invention.
977 Tremont St., South End
A neighborhood shop located in Boston's South End, Lotus Designs welcomes walk-ins and also delivers all over town (about a 20-mile radius from the store) provided your flower order is a minimum of $60-plus. And you can place orders online, too. Their cut-off for same-day delivery is 3pm. Lotus Designs carries a little bit of everything but they specialize in fresh cut flowers and orchids. And they also do weddings and events.
Table & Tulip
461 Shawmut Ave., South End
Table & Tulip is known for their whimsical, romantic designs. Their fresh-cut floral arrangements, which you can pick up in the store or order online, are stunning and often fabulously inventive (for example, artichoke stalks mixed with roses). Also great: Table & Tulip offers a two-hour floral design workshop where you can learn the craft of arranging flowers with their design experts while enjoying some apps and champagne—and the arrangement you make is yours to keep.
131 Newbury St., Back Bay
Now a third-generation company with seven locations in New England, Winston Flowers began as a father-son team, with a pushcart parked in front of the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Newbury Street in 1944. Winston Flowers prides itself on their close relationships with growers—they purchase their blooms directly from the growers and each one is hand selected. They also highlight local farms, particularly in the time period spanning from late summer to early fall, when favorite flowers like sunflowers, peonies, and lilac are in season. In addition to the first permanent Winston location in the Back Bay (open seven days), there is a second Boston shop in the Financial District (open weekdays).
176 Federal St., Financial District
Now a third-generation company with seven locations in New England, Winston Flowers began as a father-son team, with a pushcart parked in front of the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Newbury Street in 1944. Winston Flowers prides itself on their close relationships with growers, and they also highlight local farms, particularly from late summer to early fall, when favorite flowers like sunflowers, peonies, and lilac are in season. The Financial District shop is open weekdays only; the other Boston location, the original one in the Back Bay, is open seven days a week.
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