Every girl loves getting flowers. That moment at the door when opens and the bouquet arrives is exciting and can make a girl feel like a total princess. But finding the right blooms can be tough, whether you’re a boy looking to impress his lady, or even just a friend looking for a great gift. We were lucky enough to try out Kalla Flowers, the high-end delivery service that just arrived in the Windy City…
Kalla Flowers just recently became available in Chicago, and boy are we glad to see the company in the Windy City! Originally from South Florida, the distinctive and imaginative floral design team has been challenging full-service florists and other floral delivery companies with great success. This is due to the unique arrangement options, truly stunning delivery and excellent customer service.
Since we’re an all-female blogging staff, we tested out the service from one girl to another. Our Chicago editor, Kaleigh Glaza, sent surprise flowers to Ali Shelton, our other city corespondent, to test the service (and give a friend a nice Friday surprise). The ordering process was simple, and we loved that a customer service rep called to confirm questions on our order, but also that Kaleigh received update emails with every step of the creation process.
Each of Kalla’s bouquets are named as pairs and have an inspiring love story behind each bud. We chose the “Carole & Clark,” named after the 1930s Hollywood power couple, and featuring golden floral accents perfect for the golden age of cinema. Other famous floral couples include “Elizabeth & Darcy” from the classic love story, as well as Greek gods “Athena & Artemis.” Each bouquet includes a story of the lovers it was named after – such a cute touch!
After selecting buds from their signature collection, customers are allowed to add Christopher Elbow gourmet chocolates and/or a bottle of fine Napa wine by Hill Family Estate, with delivery (obviously we added both – see below). You can also upload a picture or video in addition to a traditional greeting card to make your message extra personal. Ali loved all the sweet extras!
Each bouquet is presented in a signature Kalla vase and is delivered in a gorgeous gift box, so every petal stays in place during delivery. The box is especially useful for those with city apartments. Kalla recommends having the recipient home for the delivery, but if needed, it can be left with a doorman or front desk, and the box keeps the buds fresh until you arrive home. We loved the box so much we’re trying to find ways to use it in home decor!
Prices for bouquets range from $95 to $250 (depending on flowers and size of the arrangement, including delivery). Chocolates can be included for an additional $25 and wine selections from a $40 Chardonnay to a $60 Cabernet Sauvignon. One thing to note is that flowers can not be delivered on weekends, so boys, plan ahead if you really want to make your lady’s day extra special! We were beyond impressed with Kalla Flowers, and loved how long the arrangement lasted…almost as long as true love!