For a bouquet of flowers imbued with old-world charm and ethereal beauty, we direct your attention to the inimitable Ode à la Rose. This florist has been on the scene for several years and is renowned for crafting stunning floral arrangements with exquisite attention to detail and quality that you will not find elsewhere. Owners Louis and Olivier brought the sophisticated artistry of floral arrangements all the way from their native France to deliver elegant bouquets to the residents of Lake Forest as memorable gifts for any occasion.
Louis and Olivier moved to New York to pursue careers in banking, but they soon discovered that their vibrant new city lacked the caliber of floral artistry that they grew up with back home. In France, florists are artisans who meticulously select and arrange fresh blossoms with a deep understanding that the subtle play of colors, number and placement of stems, and type of flower influence the message and feeling that a bouquet conveys to its recipient. Every bouquet tells a story, and the florist’s work is to listen to their customers and express key emotions through the art of flower arrangement—no simple feat.
Louis and Olivier felt that knowledge and appreciation for the powerful feeling transmitted by flowers was lacking among the florists that they encountered in America. Determined to fill the gap that they noticed in the local floral scene, they decided to share their impeccable French sense for floral compositions by offering beautiful, hand-crafted bouquets à la Parisienne, opening their florist atelier, Ode à la Rose, in New York City in 2012. Luckily for you, they have expanded their operations, and they now work in Chicago and offer same-day delivery within the city & next-day delivery to surrounding cities, including Lake Forest.
Now, you can shop their tasteful selection of bouquets online and secure flowers arranged by their team of artisanal florists, then have your gift delivered to Lake Forest fresh, carefully packaged, and on time. The service that they offer goes above and beyond what a typical florist does—their bouquets are harbingers of messages of love, affection, sympathy, respect, gratitude, and adoration when words aren’t enough.
The sumptuous roses, lilies, orchids, pom poms, astrantia, chrysanthemum, hydrangea, Queen Anne’s Lace, and seasonal blooms featured in bouquets at Ode à la Rose come directly from eco-friendly farms in Colombia, Ecuador, and The Netherlands. They offer a wide selection of flowers and bouquets for any budget and situation, whether you’re seeking a dramatic display of romance or something subtle and tasteful to say thank you. These hand-selected blossoms will bestow your message with incomparable grace and beauty.
For a birthday celebration, a graduation, the birth of a baby, an anniversary, a get-well gift, or a kind gesture to show someone that you care, you will find the perfect bouquet at Ode à la Rose, where you’ll find many options to suit the taste and personality of any person you want to delight with a special gift. Not only does each type of flower you select convey a message, every blossom contributes its own unique touch to the composition of a custom-arranged bouquet that transforms the arrangement from a bunch of flowers into a work of art with just the right touch.
Louis and Olivier have revived this lost art in America, and now you can experience the beauty of expression through flowers for yourself that have been crafted to perfection with a team of florists. Whatever the reason you have for sending flowers to someone in your life, Ode à la Rose will take care to convey your bouquet and message so that you leave a lasting impression.
Ode à la Rose offers delivery in Lake Forest and hand-delivers all flowers as fresh and fragrant as they day they bloomed. You can add extra touches to the bouquet that you select with a personal note, a vase, or a picture, which you can send for the florist to print on glossy photo paper. The florist packages all bouquets with care for safe, intact arrival. The bouquets come with water for travel to keep the flowers fresh, care instructions, flower food, and your personal note wrapped inside a pretty gift bag or box and topped with crisp tissue paper, a presentation which accentuates the beauty of the gift itself. Prepare to be enchanted.