Feb 06, 2011|
AGNÈS B FLEURISTE
Anything by agnès b has that impossibly chic, Gallic flavor to it and the brand’s flowers are no different. Lucky old Hong Kong is the only city in the world to have an agnès b florist and it offers bouquets and baskets, greenery and floral accessories that are perfect for any occasion. Check out the selection online or go to the heavenly scented shop.
La Loggia, shop 3089-3097, podium level 3, ifc Mall, Central, 2805-0631, www.agnesb-fleuriste.com
ANGLO CHINESE FLORIST
Anglo Chinese Florist has been in the business since 1946 when it was a wholesaler introducing new species into Hong Kong and has built up its business and reputation ever since.
1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2921-2986; 2255-0900 (hotline), www.anglochinese.com
The floristry arm of the chic Armani empire never fails to charm with its ultra-stylish bouquets and arrangements. The look is modern and minimalist but like sister stores Armani Casa and Emporio Armani, opposite which this florist is located, prices are definitely in the designer range. Bouquets need to be ordered at least a fortnight in advance.
1/F, Chater House, 11 Chater Road, Central, 2532-7766
BORIS AND MATTHEW
Established in 2005, Boris Wu, who also set up Armani Fiori with Gary Kwok, and Matthew Wu pioneered contemporary floral design in Hong Kong. Their bold and beautiful bouquets utilize the color and shape of both the flower and its stem, and they have become popular with corporate and private clients alike. As well as a walk-in service, they offer online purchasing and a selection of hampers, featuring fruit, flowers, champagne and chocolates (from $580).
25 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, 2854-2834, www.bnm.hk
Floral designer Gary Kwok partnered with Boris Wu to bring Armani Fiori to Hong Kong but she also runs her own independent floristry business. Arrangements tend to be inspired and influenced by fashion, architecture and interior design, and the shape, color and texture of the flowers are incorporated with the silhouette of the vase to create a unified whole. Clean and modern, her bouquets and baskets are super chic without losing the essential beauty of the blooms.
Shop 312-315, 3/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, 8200-9226, www.garykwok.com
Flowers, say Greenfingers, speak better than words so if want to get your message across loud and clear, why not order a bouquet from this professional florist? It is renowned for its simple but elegant arrangements that focus on bringing out the beauty of each bloom rather than relying on unnecessary and elaborate packaging. Greenfingers also offers wedding, funeral and artificial arrangements plus landscaping services.
G/F, Tung Tze Terrace, 6 Aberdeen Street, Central, 2827-8280, www.greenfingers.com.hk
With over a decade of floristry experience under its belt, Loving Flower offers reasonably priced bouquets and baskets that adopt the Western style of flower arranging—that is, the flowers are stylishly understated and kept the way nature intended without the use of chemical dyes. Arrangements are available for all kinds of occasion but those for “Love” feature predominantly roses, tulips and lilies. Orders need to be placed two days before you wish them to be delivered and delivery charges apply according to address. A good selection of fruit hampers, cakes and other gifts such as soft toys with chocolates can also be ordered from this shop.
Shop 1, 2/F, China Minmetals Tower, 79 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2391-7713, www.lovingflower.com
Like everything the design company Ovo turns its hand to, Ovo Garden is as minimally stylish as it comes. A specialist in floral art, this company produces gorgeous hand-tied bouquets, table arrangements and orchids in decorative pottery and vases sourced from around the world by Ovo Home. For something slightly different and more eco-friendly, there are arrangements using preserved flowers: real flowers that have been stabilized in a chemical liquid to make them longer lasting without losing their natural, silky feel and flexibility.
22 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, 2529-2599, www.ovogarden.com.hk
If you send one of the Peninsula Flowers’ offerings, the object of your affections will be in no doubt that you love her. This well-known florist, which has been in the business for over 30 years.
G24, Hankow Centre, 5-15 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366-9635, www.peninsulaflower.com
Shop by price, flower, color or occasion —however you do it, Wicker Express is a fabulous online shop for floral bouquets, baskets and gift hampers. There is a good selection of arrangements in the “Love” category from a stunning bouquet of pink roses (Precious Moment) to the florally diverse My Love Will Get You Home.