An ingenious online alternative to unsightly flowers-by-phone, THE BOUQS (thebouqs.com) has arrived.
As new chief designer, L.A. floral artist Eric Buterbaugh has instilled his elegance in the generous range of $40 bouquets. When not finding inspiration at the HUNTINGTON GARDENS or the “old school” ROBINSON GARDENS, here, a few of his sources: The smartest thing you can do at home is get beautiful vases to fill with seasonal stems. I love Mid-century Murano glass. There’s always a collection at MODERNICA. 323-934-1254; modernica.net. • I recently found vases for clients at HOLLYHOCK. Suzanne Rheinstein has the most sophisticated eye. 310-777-0100; hollyhockinc.com. • For amazing containers and fantastic customer service, I love INNER GARDENS on Melrose. 310-492-9990; innergardens.com.