Summer calls for beach boozing, outdoor concerts and hot flings. But it’s also an opportune time to test your green thumb, pull your vase out from under the sink and fill it with a fresh set of blooms. Walk in to any one of New York’s top-notch flower shops (or a bodega) and you’ll find the most gorgeous bouquets for your dining or coffee table, but when the weather is hot and sticky and you can’t bear the thought of leaving your cool, air-conditioned apartment, what’s a plant-lover to do? Delivery, duh.
There are two new-ish on-demand apps currently sending beautiful and affordable arrangements anywhere in NYC, under two hours or less. So if you’re in need of some “I’m sorry” flowers after putting our seven best places to break up with someone in New York suggestions to the test, or if you want some eye-candy for your desk, here are your on-demand flower delivery options.
Just last week, this app added Gotham to it's same-day delivery roster. So we gave it a shot and it rules. The app, comprising three custom bouquets (starting at $38), two gift sets (one for women, one for men) and two succulents is super easy to use. Just choose your gift, choose a delivery address, scan your credit card and sit back and relax. You'll receive a text once your blooms are en route followed by a message to confirm they arrived. And better yet, enter the promo code BloomNY to receive $10 off your order right now.
Another newcomer, UrbanStems offers the same service (bouquets start at $35), but offers chocolate ($14)—which just might be the extra incentive you need to make your "I'm sorry" flowers a success. These blooms come directly from sustainable farms in Colombia and Ecuador and from the moment they're cut until bike messengers deliver them to your door, they're kept in peak condition.