Flower power: The Review

I love fresh flowers. There was a time when I always had fresh flowers at my office desk (I try to keep it up but it's hard!). They just make me happy. I love painting them, looking at them, smelling them, I love flowers!

So when The Bouqs approached me to review their online flower service, I didn't hesitate to say yes. I had never heard of them but after googling, saw they have a pretty devoted following.  Ordering was easy and I like the ease of the site's user interface. Points for that. The only thing I didn't like was that it was extremely difficult to choose a bouquet because the curated selection was on point. Every choice was beautiful and starts at $40.
I ended up going for "just make it awesome"
when the package came I was a little disappointed to find that I got roses (I knew I should have picked Ranunculus!) but they were beautiful nonetheless and packaged pretty securely might I add.
The Bouqs claim to fame is that they are fresh cut to order and come from an active volcano in South America (their farms offer a living wage, adult education, childcare, and healthcare) so they arrive fresher and last longer.
 They looked pretty upon unpacking but several days after, they really opened up and I was surprised to see them still looking fresh even a week after delivery.
 I got a deluxe bouquet and was able to make 4 arrangements out of it.
After receiving my bunch and seeing how they fared, I am a fan and if I have to send flowers to anyone across the country - the Bouqs it is. I wouldn't do it for myself all the time because I like to support local businesses and I'm more of a spontaneous flower purchaser. Plus living in NYC where you can buy a pretty great bouquet for $20-$25 it's hard to break the habit. But sending flowers to my mother in law or to a friend somewhere in the country? Bouqs it is. 

Btw, with Mother's Day coming up, now is a good time to try something new and send a Bouq arrangement. Click here to register and receive 20% off your next order AND Free shipping (yep yep!)  *hint hint: I'm feeling Marshmallow - what about you?

Disclosure: My Bouq was received for review purposes. No compensation was received for this post and all opinions are my own. On the real, these are stunning, gorgeous flowers. The pictures don't do them justice! Btw, this post does contain affiliate links!