It’s a particularly strange time for those living away from friends and family, either interstate or overseas. It's really heightened our appreciation for the internet and Facetime for keeping us all connected, and of course the good old post and delivery services for sending gifts around occasions where we can't be together.
Flowers are normally our go-to gift for any occasion, so we thought our readers might find a list of our favourite interstate and international florists useful!
For suggestions of florists to send flowers to our country friends in regional NSW, click here.
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Studio Botanic create amazing, artistic, bespoke gift bouquets, starting at $150.
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BRISBANE AND THE GOLD COAST
We follow Miriam and the team at Wildplay Flora on Instagram and their lush and bold bouquets always fill our feed with so much floral beauty. The name came from Miriam's interpretation of floristry as wild and playful and that is exactly what we love about their aesthetic.
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Flour and Bloom are constantly whipping up lush, bold and often huge bouquets! Their style is very fun and eclectic yet polished and we love seeing what's coming out of their shop each week (open Tues-Sat).
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Wiluna is a flower studio and concept space based in Fyshwick, Canberra. They literally do it all from events to home subscriptions to dry flower pop-ups and we are loving watching their move toward sustainable floristry. Check out their beautiful space and arrangements on Instagram
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If you follow Botanical on Instagram you will see the owner Kate is absolutely larger than life and so fun to watch. Both the Botanical stores (West Hobart and historical Hobart's CBD) are always filled to the brim and the Botanical team's creations are reliably "stylish, simple, beautifully presented with a classic edge".
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Flowers Vasette is located in Fitzroy, and has been around since 1989! They have a beautiful range of bouquets available, and other gifts, including candles, champagne, chocolates and vases, and the deliver 7 days a week.
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Honesty Flora's sustainable values are spelled out in their name and we absolutely love Tegan's arrangements which are always so thoughtfully put together without the use of floral foam.
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Floral Army in East Fremantle might just have the dream corner shop front (see below for that gorgeous rustic tin roof and climbing foliage) and they are always whipping up such beautiful and abundant bouquets with a very discerning gift collection to match.
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Originally based in Melbourne, but recently relocated to Auckland, Cecilia Fox is a bespoke floral studio run by founder, florist and creative thinker Melanie Stapleton.
Guided by the fleeting beauty of the ever-changing seasons, the floral work of Cecilia Fox comes from an intense respect for nature and its wild abundance. At the heart of Cecilia Fox is a love of the natural world, community and a vigorous desire to share the many ways of experiencing the botanical world.
Cecilia Fox take orders for delivery, if you contact them via email at email@example.com.
Isadia do beautiful bouquets for delivery, and deliver Wednesday - Saturday.
Isadia’s style is intuitive and naturalistic - guided by nature, harnessing each season's beauty and following the unique forms of the flowers and plants they design with. They prefer an artistic approach to floral design and specialise in unstructured and elegant arrangements.
We absolutely love this LA studio which emphasies seasonal, often local and foraged flowers, branches, pods and fruits to creative "emotive, weird and wonderfully inspired environments". Sophie's Instagram will transport you somewhere else!
Isa Isa do a limited number of deliveries a week, so it's best to get in touch early!
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We've always been such big fans of Simone's work since her Sydney days and now the lucky resident's of London get to experience and receive her beautiful work which is freeflowing and seasonal.
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Scarlet and Violet never disappoints! Some of the Floreat team use them regularly when sending gestures to London and the recipients of S&V's wildly beautiful bouquets are always blown away.
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Jamjar Flowers, located in South London, is a floral design studio with a hand selected Edit of botanically inspired homewares and gift ideas. They do flower deliveries on Monday's and Thursday's.
In true New York style Il Fiorista feels like the first of it's kind - a restaurant, bar, café, florist, boutique, and community education space that embraces the many uses and beautiful benefits of flowers. We absolutely love their floral arrangements which are always local and sustainably sourced and often include some other unique addition like a flowering herb or fruit branch.
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Simply named, Flower.fr, is a florist located in the Notre Dame district. They deliver Tuesday - Saturday, and their beautiful bouquets are inspired by French Impressionists.
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Dasluz- is a San Francisco based flower studio, very recently founded by Sandra Luz. Her Mexican roots and love for Scandinavian design make up the foundations of the Dasluz aesthetic.
The name “Dasluz” means “[to] give light” in Spanish. Like the name, the studio aims to give light by creating unique arrangements with lively colors and an edgy, hyggeligt touch.
Sandra offers flower deliveries, as well as soaps, candles, and care boxes.
Before ordering it's best to check each florist's operating hours which may be affected by the pandemic.
If a city is not listed here, please get in touch, and we can recommend someone for you!