When you think of Paris, what is your first thought after the Eiffel Tower? We think of the flower shops dotting the sidewalks of the romantic streets as you stroll throughout the city. Flowers are ubiquitous in the City of Lights, and the Parisians take their blossoms seriously.
We are lucky that the owners of Ode à la Rose, Olivier and Louis, chose to leave their home country of France, and bring their love of flowers and arrangements stateside. In 2011, they opened a workshop in New York City, and in 2018, they added Chicago & surrounding suburbs to their repertoire of ateliers. The people of Oak Park now enjoy next-day delivery on any order.
What sets Ode à la Rose apart is their determination to provide you with the freshest and most elegant flowers available. Ode à la Rose sources only the highest quality blooms from eco-friendly locations such as Ecuador, Columbia, and the Netherlands. The deliveries are made directly to the shop to guarantee the flower’s freshness. They have a close relationship with the farms to ensure the highest quality product that will arrive.
The style of the arrangements from Ode à la Rose is oh, so French. The Parisians consider flowers as much a part of everyday life as baguettes and wine and the patisserie. Ode à la Rose wants Americans to incorporate flowers into their daily life the way the French do.
Their attention to personal service stands out. The craftspeople await your order in their shop and begin immediately preparing the arrangement for delivery the next day. They send you a picture of the final creation you ordered before it ships and want you to know that the recipient will receive just what you ordered, and they want you happy with the arrangement. They place the stems in water to guarantee freshness and place the bouquet in an appealing and exclusive gift box.
An extra benefit of ordering from Ode à la Rose is the option to make it especially unique. You can upload a picture, and they will print it on glossy paper and include it in the order. Nothing says personal more than a picture you share with the recipient. Ode à la Rose takes extra steps to make your arrangement as individual as possible.
Ode à la Rose offers a wide variety of blooms from which to choose, and an inspiration page on their website will churn ideas within you for that unique occasion. The options are elegant and chic as you find that an uptown arrangement is only a click or phone call away. You’ll add a fashionable touch to your next dinner party with a centerpiece unique for the occasion. There are handsome combinations to give to the man in your life, and contemporary combinations to send to your uptown friend. The choices are limitless.
Once you receive your flowers, you want to keep them fresh by following Louis and Olivier’s guidelines after delivery. The arrangements come with flower food they recommend you use. Change the water every other day, and keep the water filled to the top of the vase. Direct sunlight is not beneficial for a long-lasting arrangement; therefore, it is better to keep the flowers away from a window. It is also good to cut the stems periodically and to cut them at an angle, so the bottom has the most surface exposed to the water. You want to keep a gorgeous bouquet fresh for the longest time.
We can’t all go to Paris on a whim, but we can feel as if we are there with a bouquet from Ode à la Rose. You can choose amongst a chic pick-me-up of pink anthurium, a dazzling display of red roses, or a playful handful of yellow tulips. You can’t go wrong with Ode à la Rose’s array and combinations of flowers.
If you want the most elegant, sophisticated flowers arranged in chic and modern displays, look to Ode à la Rose. Their French ‘je ne sais quoi’ lets you enjoy the feeling of living the French life without having to fly hours across the Atlantic. Absorb visions of Paris amongst flowers acting as your muse.