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favor-“ette”: the bouqs

So I HATE getting flowers delivered. Which probably puts me in a group of, oh, one?

Much like houseplants (which we all know by now that I tend to kill), my home is where packaged bouquets come to die. I don’t change the water, I forget to add food/sugar/Sprite/whatever it is you’re supposed to add, and I grow increasingly hostile as every day brings a layer of dropped petals, pollen and seeds.

But the truth is, I really do love flowers – and often cut from my garden to bring indoors. It’s the typical bouquets – you know from “1-800-blah-blah” that irk my design aesthetic so.

In addition to being overpriced – and proceeding to die almost upon arrival – standard flower arrangements tend to be completely uninspired – a riot of brash colors, filler that is completely meh and unnecessary, and the same-old-same-old selection that is beyond tired.

So could you imagine my complete delight upon discovering the Bouqs?

The Bouqs is a total reboot – from start to finish – in the world of flower delivery:

1. Their flowers are all grown on eco-friendly, sustainable farms – either from California or from the side of a volcano in South America. Seriously.

2. All flowers are cut to order – which means the very freshest flowers, along with reduced waste.

3. Bouquets are a flat $40 or $50 – and (are you ready?) come with FREE SHIPPING (right?). Want to upgrade? Double the bouquet for only $10 more.

4. The arrangements are  truly modern and sophisticated – using unusual blooms, monochromatic colors and minimal (if any) filler.

The friendly folks at the Bouqs asked if they could send me an arrangement to review and I jumped at the chance.

There were truly so many arrangements I could have been happy with – but when I saw these Ranunculus I couldn’t resist.

the bouqs ranunculus

My bouquet arrived in a chic black box and the flowers looked dewy and fresh – indeed as if they had just been picked from my own garden. The care instructions were clear, and after a quick trim the flowers basically arranged themselves.

the bouqs ranunculus

the bouqs ranunculus

the bouqs ranunculus

And get this – they LAST.

the bouqs ranunculus 1 week

the bouqs ranunculus 1 week

These last two pictures were taken this morning – a full week after delivery. I had to snip two blooms that were just starting to fade, but the rest look as fresh as the day they arrived.

Check out this video to learn more, or visit the Bouqs!

Note: I was not compensated for this post. The Bouqs kindly sent me an arrangement for review; all comments and opinions expressed here are – as always – completely my own.

2 Comments

  1. Shalagh Hogan on August 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I JUST DIED. This is wonderful. I had the great pleasure of working for a very talented floral designer. And you get spoiled. These days I just go to my florist and ask them to order bunches of what I want. But this company is genius. THANK YOU.
    Love,
    Shalagh

    • sherisilver on August 20, 2014 at 8:30 am

      Oh Yay! I know, I love them too!

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