With the year-end holidays just around the corner, it is time to let loose and enjoy some time off with friends or families. While some may have booked a flight already to escape the city’s hustle and bustle, others prefer to stay in town and enjoy the holiday season from the comfort of their own home. For those who plan to stay in, it’s a perfect time to redecorate your home. There is actually no need to buy new expensive furniture; with just a little special touch you can brighten up your home instantly.People who tend to be very busy at work often don’t have the time - or simply forget - to decorate their houses and hence their surroundings can become very mundane and austere. But even with only limited time at your hands, there is a simple solution to this problem - flowers are the answer. Flowers convey a true sense of nature. Coming in many different shapes, sizes and vibrant colours, flower petals have actually the power not only to brighten up your home, but your entire day! Make sure to create a homey atmosphere for your guests that are bound to come for a visit during this holiday season. Put some sunflowers and wild lilies in your living room for a bright and cheerful welcome. Petunias and orchids are best put on your terrace - they adorn your house but will also be a pretty sight for your neighbours to enjoy. Once you have discovered the many ways flowers can bedizen your home, it will be fun to try out new floral combinations. To find the best flowers and floral arrangements in the city, we have compiled a list of shops we think are the best to get started.
Sentra Bunga Florist Located in Lebak Bulus, this flower shop has long been a favourite in South Jakarta. The shop provides anything from wedding bouquets to flower boards and is renowned for the quality of its flowers: they will only be delivered to you if they are in a perfect condition. What’s even better - there is no additional fee for deliveries within Jakarta. Jl. Lebak Bulus No.8, RT.7/RW.4, Lb. Bulus, Cilandak,Jakarta Selatan, 12440 www.sentrabunga.com
La Madame Florist Although the flowers at La Madame Florist can be a bit pricey compared to other outlets, this hasn’t stopped this flower shop to become one of the top contenders in the business. They sell flower boards, flowers arrangement for dinner, galas and weddings, and last but not least, a bouquet of 100 roses that can be arranged into a floral mosaic according to your request. Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, 14470 www.madameflorist.com
Flower Advisor In addition to flowers, this Singapore-based store also offers accompanying gifts such as cakes, dolls, hampers, chocolates and wines, making it a viable option for last-minute gift shoppers. Flower Advisor also delivers your flowers abroad. On top of all that, the price range for flowers is adequately affordable here. Kedoya Elok Plaza Blok DD No. 64 Jalan Panjang Raya, Jakarta Barat 11410 www.floweradvisor.co.id
Orchid Florist Situated at Grand Indonesia Mall, Orchid Florist offers you various types of arrangements from wedding bouquets to flower tables, all assembled with elegance and luxurious simplicity. Their works are compartmentalized according to themes and seasons, and therefore making it easy for customers to make a selection. During the festive season, Orchid Florist offers special discount for selected flowers. East Mall, LG Floor Grand Indonesia Shopping Town Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta 10310 www.orchid-florist.com
Aneka Bunga With three branches located in Puri Indah, Pondok Indah and Cengkareng, Aneka Bunga prepare flower boards to corsages and flower crowns for weddings and other celebrations - and all of this at a very reasonable price. One doesn’t even have to go to one of the outlets in order to shop, as all flowers and floral arrangements can be purchased on Aneka Bunga’s website, easy and hassle-free. Ruko Taman Semanan Indah Blok D No.32-Z Duri Kosambi, Cengkareng, Jakarta Barat 11750 www.anekabunga.com
Garland Florist Boutique The key of this shop’s good reputation is that they do not keep flowers for more than 48 hours. This ground rule earned Garland Florist Boutique the title as one of the freshest florists in Jakarta. The flower shop not only offers astonishing compositions and bouquets but also have chocolates, hampers and other gifts in store, perfect for both personal and professional occasions. JL. Kemang Raya No.3 Kemang, South Jakarta, 12730 www.garlandfloristjakarta.com