It’s hard to miss the exterior of this LA institution—it’s covered with massive topiaries of every variety. Inside, the possibilities are endless with the exceptional selection of fresh flowers and the experienced staff’s know-how, garnered from years of crafting spectacular florals for just about everyone in town. Owner Saeed Babaeen started Empty Vase in 1988, and it’s his background in architecture that sets the tone for the company’s aesthetic—bold, luxurious and contemporary. They only do show-stopping here as evidenced by their unparalleled selection of incredibly diverse flowers, exotic plants and hard-to-find seasonal blooms. For those swinging by the West Hollywood destination for a bouquet for others—the store’s lovely selection of gifts, lighting and other home décor items might just mean you’ll be taking something else home for yourself.