A Room of Blooms
With the few days post-Christmas a diminuendo of turkey leftovers, binfuls of wrapping paper and a serious case of the winter blues, what better way to banish those back-to-work woes than with a bouquet of floral festivity to brighten both the mantle and your spirits in the New Year? Skip the ubiquitous stuffy florists and head instead to funky flower store Asrai Garden, which bursts with bohemian quirks, a taxidermied zoo and a melange of must-have urban aesthetics sitting alongside gorgeous local and imported flowers.
The blooming brainchild of local Chicagoan Elizabeth Cronin, Asrai Garden is home to products like Cote Bastide’s luxe collection of bath products, Patch NYC’s vintage-print bags, and Modern Alchemy’s range of stationery and homewares, meaning a purchase from this intimate botanic boutique is more reminiscent of art than flora. Arrangements of orchids, quince and forsythia are available year-round and designed with such creative flair that their delivery service to salons, restaurants and private homes is now a thriving part of the business. Want Asrai Garden to prettify your special day? Cronin has catered for a huge variety of weddings from the budget to the extravagant, so whether you want a simple lily tucked in your hair, unique bouquets for the bridesmaids, or a vibrant centerpiece for the cake table, you can have it delivered just in time for your walk down the aisle. Thanks a bunch!