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Best in Bloom: 9 L.A.-Based Florists to Brighten Anyone’s Day

Best in Bloom: 9 L.A.-Based Florists to Brighten Anyone’s Day

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Maurice Harris, founder of Bloom & Plume, also stars on Quibi’s ‘Centerpiece’ These reopened florists, a mix of entertainment-industry favorites and new names who have done weddings for the likes of Cameron Diaz, George Lucas and Chrissy Teigen, all offer contactless delivery

1. Bloom & Plume

“If you’re looking for something magical, I’m your guy,” says Historic Filipinotown-based owner/artist Maurice Harris, star of the Quibi series Centerpiece and a judge on HBO Max’s upcoming Full Bloom. “The work we do really forces you to be present. It’s a big reminder how nothing is forever.” Harris’ creations, which he describes as “naturally opulent” are as exuberant, inspiring and free-spirited as his personality, with goals that reach far beyond decoration. “I’m hoping that by paving a path to the kind of creative life I didn’t have the privilege to see growing up, I will enable other Black kids to dream big dreams and see what they are capable of becoming.” He also runs an attached café, which features turmeric lattes, chagaccinos and Clark Street bread, which is open for pickup. From $200, 1640 W. Temple St.; bloomandplume.com

2. Eric Buterbaugh

The designer is beloved by such clients as Courteney Cox and Demi Moore — not only for his breathtaking, exuberant arrangements but also for his signature candles and perfumes. Buterbaugh, whose company’s offerings include a weekly floral subscription, offers flower arranging tips on his Instagram, @ericbuterbaughla. From $125, 7001 Melrose Ave.; ericbuterbaugh.com

3. Gilly Flowers & Events

Proprietor Neal Guthrie stumbled into floristry. “I set up a tent on the Spaceland parking lot thinking I’d sell a few flowers and get through a lot of books,” he says. Twenty-three years later, with a flourishing shop at Sunset Junction, he’s still trying to find the time to read. His textural arrangements feature unusual flowers and odd greenery. “Anyone can get roses or hydrangeas,” he says. “We like the stuff that looks like it comes from outer space!” His aesthetic has brightened the sets of Grace & Frankie and The Gilmore Girls reboot and adorned the weddings of Lisa Edelstein and Anna Paquin. “Gilly’s a Victorian word for bonds of affection,” he notes, “I’ve always considered myself a neighborhood florist, so I don’t mind doing the little weddings and events that bring people together.” From $100, 3936 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; gillyflowers.com

4. Madleen V.

France native Madleen Volk, who works out of her home, mixes unusual blooms into inventive designs she likens to “floral Rembrandts. I love movement, adrenaline and strange-looking flowers with romance and poetry.” From $150; madleenv.com

5. Mark’s Garden Sherman-Oaks based Mark’s Garden is a studio favorite whose work has been a fixture at award shows from the Oscars to the Emmys to the Golden Globes. Owners Mark Held and Richard David mix fresh-from-the-garden elegance with a soupçon of wit and whimsy. Clients have included Katy Perry and Oprah Winfrey and their arrangements have graced […]

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