938 First Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Open: Monday-Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm/Closed on Sundays
What I love best when walking into Zeze Flowers in the Sutton Place neighborhood of Manhattan is the beauty in their window displays. They really greet you with a quiet elegance and a whimsical touch.
The back of the store
From the outside of the store where colorful potted plants and garden flowers such as pansies and violets line the walk ways and potted rhododendrons and hydrangeas encase the look by the doorway, you are greeted into the sites and smells of this elegant florist on Sutton Place. Even the Man in the Moon is smiling at you when you walk in.
Once inside, the shelves are lines with all sorts of vases, bowls and elegant flower containers that are ready to be filled with their beautiful flowers. There is a variety of sizes and shapes you can buy to create the perfect display or use a house or host present for your next dinner party.
All along the tables, desks and counters there are small exquisite ceramic and metal objects in the shapes of animals, mythic figurines and geometric shapes for the holidays. There is an array of bowls, platters and candy dishes ready to boxed and wrapped for the next event.
The most beautiful aspect of the store is that all the shelves around the store are lined with colorful orchids of many different varieties. The rare and gorgeous plants will run about $100.00 for a small one up to the fully grown ones with the shades of pink, red and blue. They stand like guardians of the flower shop.
The back work area is where the magic takes place. The employees make wonderful and creative displays of all sorts of flowers. These arrangements come small and large depending on the occasion and where your budget can take you. I have seen small gift arrangements for housewarmings being created in front of me to larger dinner table centerpieces made to a dramatic dining room effect. The color schemes work perfectly and the array of colors and flowers I can tell must make a lasting impression.
The store is just fun to walk into and see all the interesting gifts and colorful flowers and watch as the magic is made by the employees here. It almost looks like a museum of flowers.
The best part is that you can buy the pieces and take them home to enjoy.