Alexandre Mattiussi, artistic director of Ami
“I frequently give flowers as a gift, and usually I opt for roses, which are the most beautiful. I always go to Debeaulieu, near where I live in Paris’s ninth arrondissement. At Ami we use black and white striped paper for the packaging and this florist has similar paper, so whenever I buy flowers here I ask them to use my paper as a special touch.” 30 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris (+331-4526 7868; debeaulieu-paris.com).
Daniel Hopwood, interior designer
“Absolute Flowers is my go-to for emergency presents. Its eclectic array of vases make a great upgrade to a bunch of flowers.” 363 Portobello Rd, London W9 (020-7286 1155; absoluteflowersandhome.com).
Isabel Ettedgui, founder of Connolly
“I love having fresh flowers in the house and the shop – particularly roses. I go to the stall at the end of Clifford Street in Mayfair or to Pulbrook & Gould.” 19 South Audley St, London W1 (020-7730 0030; pulbrookandgould.co.uk).
Emilia Wickstead, fashion designer
“Scarlet & Violet in London creates fabulous bouquets of beautiful, subtle flowers with an almost vintage feel. They’re put together so they look natural and casual, but you know each one has been meticulously placed. I was once sent an amazing arrangement of pale-green and white hydrangeas and roses.” 76 Chamberlayne Rd, London NW10 (020-8969 9446; scarletandviolet.com).
Lauren Santo Domingo, co-founder and chief brand officer of Moda Operandi
“I get fresh flowers weekly from L Becker on New York’s Upper East Side. I was introduced to this florist by Annette de la Renta, the ultimate resource for all things elegant, and the stunning arrangements appear to be straight out of Dutch still-life paintings.” 217 East 83rd St, New York, NY 10028 (+1212-439 6001; lbeckerflowers.com).
Kris Van Assche, creative director of Berluti
“I buy flowers from Odorantes, a florist in Paris’s sixth arrondissement, and I go with whatever is fresh that day. Its flowers are arranged by scent and have a certain authenticity to them; I avoid ones like white roses because they’re ubiquitous and look too perfect.” 9 Rue Madame, 75006 Paris (+331-4284 0300; odorantes-paris.com).
Lulu Lytle, co-founder and creative director of Soane Britain
“The Land Gardeners grows the most sublime flowers and herbs in Oxfordshire and delivers weekly to our London shop. The flowers are essential to my wellbeing.” thelandgardeners.com.
Sally Greene, theatre impresario
“I order fresh flowers every week from Rob Van Helden. He makes the selection; I trust him completely.” 8 Tun Yard, Peardon St, London SW8 (020-7720 6774; rvhfloraldesign.com).