Flower power 

If you’ve got a special someone or a whole batch of special someones, sending and receiving flowers is one of life’s decadent treats. The receiver feels like the most special person, and the giver gets to bask in the joy of a companion or friend.

You
know, maybe you just want some fresh flowers for your home? Whatever
the case, flowers tend to elicit an instant perma-smile.

So, why not beautify a home or someone’s day with a dazzling bouquet from one of the top shops here in Oklahoma City?

If
you’ve not been to A Date with Iris (4201 N. Western; 604-5959), stop
by on your way to lunch at VZD’s or spare some time before dinner at
Sushi Neko, because it’s open until 6:30 p.m. on weekdays.

This isn’t your average flower shop.

right, Kimberly Campbell at Tony Foss

You’re
sure to find a quirky and unique twist on an otherwise normal flower
bunch. You’ll also find many gift ideas inside, so be sure you browse
the welcoming store on the corner. Bonus:

Use your Keep It Local Card for 10 percent off flowers and merchandise (in-store only).

If
you’re up north, you’ll find the established Trochta’s Flowers &
Greenhouse (6700 N. Broadway Extension; 848-3338). Since its inception
in the early ’50s, this petal pusher has served the metro by way of
arrangements, parties and outdoor garden design.

Bonus:
Shop with your OKCity Card from Allied Arts to receive 20 percent off
in-store purchases. You can get a card for a $50 donation, and it’s good
for a full year at 202 local spots.

One place that every person needs an arrangement from is Tony Foss Flowers
(7610 N. May; 843-4119). Marked by its vibrant color and intricate
design, Foss’ flowers are that of great detail and clean, modern lines.
Foss also offers event services, so stop in and chat about that upcoming
birthday, anniversary or wedding.

If
you’re on the south side, you could pop into Betty Lou’s Flower &
Gift (445 W. Gray, Norman; 364- 2400). Betty Lou is an FTD Master
Designer and Master Florist, and lists “courteous” and “friendly” as
draws to her south-side blossom.

No matter what area of the metro you’re in, treat yo’ self … or someone you love. Let’s shop, OKC!

Photo by Mark Hancock

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