I live in West Hollywood, a vibrant community of homes, condos, cafes and great variety of retail stores. There are also many excellent flower shops. Here are just a few of them.
Cedars-Sinai Florist Located next to one of the largest medical and research centers in California, this busy store offers a wide variety of floral products. We’ve frequently used their services to deliver colorful arrangements promptly to friends and family who were patients in the hospital. We’ve always found the staff friendly and helpful.
7803 1/2 Beverly Bvd., West Hollywood CA 90036 mycedarsinaiflorist.com
Empty Vase Located just a few city blocks from Beverly Hills, this small flower shop offers a large variety of flowers, plants and decorative gifts. Prompt delivery is provided for weddings, office parties, family events, holidays and many other events.
9033 Santa Monica Bvd., West Hollywood CA 90069, emptyvase.com
La Cienega Nursery This is a good place to find flowers, as well as growing bush and tree varieties. The well-stocked greenhouse here also features cacti and other succulents, plants that thrive in the nearby Southern California desert and other dry areas. When we moved recently from Tucson, our new apartment included a small, narrow balcony opening from the living room. To keep our Arizona desert memories fresh, we can now look out on pincushion, beavertail, rainbow, hedgehog, bunny ears, golden barrel and other varieties of small cactus.
8511 Sherwood Dr., West Hollywood CA 90069, LaCienegaNursery.com
Christopher Rogers Located just across the street from the border with Beverly Hills, this flower shop attracts everyone from Hollywood celebrities to teens buying corsages for their senior prom dates. In addition to flowers, the shop also features colorful fruit and gourmet baskets, party decor and specialty t-shirts.
464 N. Doheny Dr., West Hollywood CA 90048, crflorist.com
Gelson’s Market Just around the corner from our apartment house, this upscale neighborhood grocery store has a large, very attractive and convenient flower and potted plant section. There’s usually a friendly, knowledgeable employee on duty to help customer make choices. When invited out to friends’ homes, we often stop at Gelson’s to pick up a gift bouquet of cut flowers, seasonal plants, herbs and other appropriate gifts.
8330 Santa Monica Bvd., West Hollywood CA 90069, gelsons.com
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