Just in time for Valentine’s Day, in my opinion any day, I wanted to share the story, and unique beauty, of my friend, Shelley Rosen’s Luxe Bloom. I took a photo of this glorious bouquet to show you the vast variety of colors….beyond one’s imagination. Here is the exciting news…..go to www.luxebloom.com or follow them on Instagram @luxebloomroses. Upon check out you, my readers, can use LOVEKISSES15 for a 15% off coupon. Local Chicago clients can pick up your custom rose arrangements in the Luxe Bloom West Loop Office in time for Valentines Day. Act quickly….you want to take advantage of this special offer.
And Luxe Bloom will be on ABC’s WINDY CITY LIVE February 14 at 1pm for their Valentine’s Day Special, Mark your calendars. You will want to keep Luxe Bloom in your contacts for special occasions or for no reason st all just as a perk to yourself or others, to me the best gift of all!
My photo of this glorious piece done as a present to Shelley that holds a place of honor in her office….Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!
I want you to know this isn’t a sponsored post…by now, I hope you know, I only post about things that appeal to me….books, people, collections, and in some cases businesses, this is one such example. I love the uniqueness of the product and the dedication of Shelley and her staff. And, bonus, you, dear readers, get a lovely 15% off coupon as a treat for yourself or a special someone!! Enjoy! (An aside…..I’m thrilled to accept sponsorships, you can email me, or pass the thought along, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a media kit and price list)
Shelley and I first met many years ago when she was on the Columbia College Chicago’s Board of Trustees. We have kept in touch over the years with her interest (and obtaining the rights to and) in ERTE, one of my favorite artists/designers ever! Her current passion and “life work” is roses….in every color imaginable, and yes, they are real.
I am thrilled to share this woman-owned Chicago based, Internationally recognized company Luxe Bloom that is changing the way people buy flowers and therefore is making a new market for your home and gifts but also for corporations to rethink design and visuals. Luxe Bloom has over 100 subscription based luxury operators such as Langham, St. Regis, Waldorf Astoria, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Loews, Hilton, Hyatt, Red Door Spas nationwide.
Iconic installations like Saks Fifth Avenue New York city with 100,000 roses May, 2015.
Official Flower to Walt Disney Company “Beauty and the Beast” Premier, March, 2017. (The four above photos for nenasnotes courtesy of Shelley Rosen.)
I was invited to visit her showroom/workroom/distribution center and I must tell you it was fantasyland….absolutely gorgeous and quite the production! Each hand assembled arrangement must go through several steps each step handled by an expert straight through the packing and shipping process. The arrangement I chose for myself was a blush rose piece in an antique silvered pedestal vase. I watched it go through it’s assemblage, fascinating to say the least. I’ve had it for 8 months and it is as fresh today as the day I got it….talk about “everlasting”!
Some examples of arrangements photos courtesy of Luxe Bloom…
Shelley in front of boxes and boxes full of roses for a QVC appearance….
And now some photos I took on site at the West Loop Luxe Bloom offices to show you some of the process and some finished pieces that appealed to me I think my next bouquet will be a nosegay of multi-color roses….love them so much. Looks like another visit is in order!
Refrigeration….all by color…
Prepping the base…
Beginning the assembly…
Several of my favorites….many one of a kind…possibilities are limitless….
And my most favorites…..
Mad for the framed pieces….
AND NOW INFORMATION FROM LUXE BLOOM…….
“Luxe Bloom Hospitality
Luxe Bloom provides long lasting luxury rose arrangements to luxury businesses (nenasnotes…and, of course, to individuals) on a recurring basis. Our roses do not require water or refrigeration to keep their natural beauty and can last up to 60 dayS.
- Subscription contract for every day floral
- No water, ever
- Saves Money-up to 30-50%% over fresh-cut contracts
- Saves Time – with labor associated with floral care
- Lasts up to 60 days in a hospitality setting and longer in your home
- BESPOKE design to suit the hotel or other businesses
- Over 20+colors and rose sizes
- Allergy free-no aroma
- Ships direct to business throughout the USA
- Perfect for Private Suites, in room dining, concierge check in and more
- Forbes Travel Guide approved as the “Official Flower” of the firm that verifies luxury”