ABOUT US: Our Retail Boutique Has Moved!

June 2, 2016

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FINALLY! We are happy to announce that our new Evantine Design retail store is OPEN! We invite you to stop by and take a look at all the gorgeous fresh flowers and fine gifts we have available. Where is this cool new place, you ask? 

ADDRESS: 715 Walnut Street, Philadelphia (just off Washington Square)

HOURS: Open Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm

PHONE: 215-790-2576

Please stop in and ‪#‎shopevantine‬!

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Evantine Design, 715 Walnut Street, Philadelphia (just off Washington Square)

Open Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm


We Can’t Keep it to Ourselves, Our Flower Boutique is Moving!

March 30, 2016

Evantine Design Floral Shop and Gift Boutique is Moving to Washington Square Philadelphia

NOW YOU KNOW OUR EXCITING NEWS! Seems almost like a birth announcement, and frankly, it feels kinda like that!

AFTER TWENTY YEARS at The Rittenhouse Hotel, EVANTINE, our floral boutique and fine gift store, is moving across town to a BIGGER and BETTER location! Of course, we are grateful beyond words for the patronage and support of the residents of The Rittenhouse Hotel and Condominiums, as well as the Rittenhouse Square community. But it’s time to move on to something new on another square…

OUR NEW STORE will be located at 715 Walnut Street in the Washington Square neighborhood near trendy restaurants, swanky apartment buildings, historic townhouses, and other chic boutiques. Our new cool digs will offer more of what you love about EVANTINE, custom fresh florals and beautiful plants, as well as stylish novelty items and wonderful fine gifts for the home.

BUT WE’RE NOT OPEN JUST YET! Someday soon, VERY SOON! We promise. We’re still working hard, getting our amazing inventory on the shelves and our luscious flowers flown in from around the world. We’ll let you know when you can stop by for a visit. And, right about that same time we’ll be re-launching our EVANTINE DESIGN website! Everything at once! of course. Is there any other way?

Until then, watch for our updates on social media via hashtag #shopEvantine.

With much love and gratitude,

Brian Kappra, Creative Director

SHOP: Patrick Michael Fabric Clutches for the Savvy Styliste

May 29, 2015

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PATRICK MICHAEL FABRIC CLUTCHES are made with discontinued fabrics sourced from textile mills around the world, making each bag totally one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly and fabulously stylish for Summer. Or Fall, or Winter, or whichever season you need them for and feel inspired by!

Perhaps a brilliant wedding party gift? Our brides tell us all the time how almost impossible it is to figure out the perfect gift for their bridal attendants. Cashmere wraps? Necklaces? Earrings? Sure, all sweet ideas sure to please AND serve a purpose. But, we love the idea of these pretty evening bags from Patrick Michael serving as delicate, fashion-forward gifts for your gaggle of bridesmaids! All the same gift, but each getting their own unique variation! A gift to cherish for years to come and one not to scream BRIDESMAID when seen on the street. A win-win in our book.

Just a few photos of the lovely clutches now available in our retail store at 715 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

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After 21 years at The Rittenhouse, we have moved our retail boutique to another new location. Please come visit us at 715 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, just off Washington Square in Center City, Philadelphia. Need to reach the store or need directions? please reach out via 215-790-2576 or tina@evantinedesign.com Philadelphia. Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

SHOP: Spring is Blooming in Our Store with Faux Flowers

March 20, 2015

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Okay, calm down, you saw the word “faux” and thought… what? A floral designer and Best of Philly florist selling fake flowers? YEP! Yes, we are. Proudly, we might add. And, yes, we know exactly what you’re thinking. Fake flowers are nothing but waxy plastic leaves, fraying petals, fading ombré coloring, and, the pièce de résistance, a liberal coating of dust you can proudly display ever-more on your hall table. Does that about sum it all up? Well, think again! Those days are GONE!

The {faux} flowers currently blooming in our Rittenhouse shop are nothing like the scary fakes of old. Not only do these elegant silk petals, flowering branches and edible fruits look the part, they’re perhaps the laziest finishing touch we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. No watering, no wilting, no rotting stems festering at the bottom of your favorite vase or vessel – what’s not to like? Sometimes you just need EASY for dramatic impact on an everyday level.

When we opened these boxes we couldn’t believe they were fake flowers either. But hey, don’t take our word for it. You’ll have to come in to view these babies yourself. Seeing might well be believing on this one. There’s even a whole gaggle of silk herbs and ivy topiaries in every shape, size and container you can imagine. Hey, if your favorite celebrities love them, perhaps you can too!

So, next time you find yourself on an A-list yacht or high in the penthouse suite, peer a little closer at those pretty pink peonies. Better yet, put your nose in them and see if those beauties are really REAL. You’be be surprised how many of these babies we sell. {we’ll have your bunch wrapped up and ready as soon as you call…}

P.S. And YESSSSSS, we still do, and always will, have luscious real and infinitely fragrant flowers here in the Evantine Boutique as well. Duh.

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Evantine Boutique at The Rittenhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 215-790-2576, Open Monday-Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm.

FOR YOUR SWEETHEART: Valentine’s Day Flowers & Gifts

February 11, 2015
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Red, Orange, Yellow Roses; Gerbera Daisies; Mini Calla Lilies; Hypericum Berries.

Don’t forget {as if you could} this Saturday, February 14th is Valentine’s Day!

It’s not too late so CALM DOWN and just pick up the damn phone! We’ve got lots of beautiful flowers, potted plants and flowering branches in store for your special someone(s). Blooms imported from around the world {yes, it’s a necessity since pretty much NOTHING grows in the snow}:

Acacia, Amaryllis, Anemones, Anthurium, Calla Lilies, Clematis, Cymbidium Orchids, Fiddle Head Ferns, French Stock, French Tulips, Gerbera Daisies, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Hypericum Berries, Mimosa, Oriental Lilies, Parrot Tulips, Peonies, Phalaenopsis Orchids, Ranunculus, Roses,  Succulents, Vanda Orchids, and Flowering Quince.

We also have plenty of clever, thoughtful and stylish gifts to accompany your bouquet, should that appeal. Or, forget the flowers and pamper your honey with something longer-lasting, like: perfumes, lotions and body fragrances, scented candles, jewelry, scarves, crystal vases, chocolates, and oh-so-much more!

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Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Special Gregory Benjamin Jam

October 15, 2014

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Now, on sale exclusively at Evantine Design’s Boutique at The Rittenhouse, Gregory Benjamin Jam’s Special “Scented Lemon and Raspberry Preserves” created specifically in support of the Breast Health Institute and The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health.
If you know Evantine Design at all, you know we are HUGE supporters of charitable causes, particularly those organizations near and dear to our hearts. The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health is just one of those causes, and one we have supported since its inception. Apparently, we are not alone in our unwavering support as Gregory Benjamin Jam is joining in on the fight to raise awareness of the importance of breast health, and local Philadelphia-based Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health (FBPH) is directly benefiting from their generosity during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And that month is? October!
Gregory Benjamin Jam, the “Best of Philly” winner and recipient of “Best Artisanal Spread” by Cooking Light magazine is partnering with FBPH for the first time this year by using their artisanal craft to create a signature raspberry and lemon jam called Scented Lemon Raspberry Preserves.

“In creating the recipe for the Scented Lemon Raspberry Preserves, we wanted to use fresh antioxidant-rich ingredients like raspberries, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to not only make a great tasting jam, but also one that had important health benefits to shine a light on how nutrition can play an essential role in in breast health,” said Gregory Conocchioli, founder of Gregory Benjamin Jam. “As a long time supporter of FBPH, I’m honored to use my talents to help FBPH in the Philadelphia area in their mission to raise breast health awareness.”

When you buy a jar (or two or three) of Gregory Benjamin’s specialty Scented Raspberry Lemon Preserves you’re not only promoting#breasthealth, you’re also getting a jar full of fresh antioxidant-rich ingredients like raspberries, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

The delicious preserves will be sold all month in our fine gift boutique in The Rittenhouse, as well as online at Gregory Benjamin Jam. All proceeds will go to benefit FBPH’s Fund for Living program which assists women by covering costs or addressing unique problems associated with breast cancer care that are not commonly covered by health insurance programs, such as transportation to a medical appointment or childcare during treatment.

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Not familiar with The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health

The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health is a world-renowned nonprofit 501c3 foundation and think tank that serves as a catalyst to advance breast and prostate cancer education, awareness and treatment, while advancing the scope of scientific research through grants to pioneering doctors in both fields.  Since the organization was founded, it has gained regional, national and international recognition as a major source for public awareness of breast and prostate cancer related issues. We encourage you to learn more about the foundation and the wonderful ways they selflessly do what they do by visiting their website at www.fbph.com.

Available until October 31, 2014 at Evantine Design at The Rittenhouse
210 West Rittenhouse Square, Upper Lobby Level, Center City Philadelphia
Hours Monday through Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm, 215-790-2576

SHOP: Mother’s Day is May 11

April 21, 2014

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With Passover and Easter behind us, you know it’s time to start thinking about MOM. Our floral boutique at The Rittenhouse is now taking orders for Mother’s Day bouquets and floral deliveries.

You can also let one of our sales consultants help you create that perfect gift combining flowers with a little something extra. Here are a few ideas to consider for Mom:

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Pretty totes, colorful scarves and summer wraps, travel accessories, fragrance, body lotions and fine bath products , picture frames, decorative accessories, and potted plants, to name a few. Shop Philadelphia, Gift Shops, Rittenhouse Hotel Gift Shop, Botanical Gifts, Potted Flowers, BLue

And, of course, a bouquet of beautiful Spring flowers, like this bouquet of purple Vanda Orchids, Magenta Pink Hyacinth, Yellow Roses, White Hydrangea and Green Viburnum, will brighten her day. Our floral designers are more than happy to make a duplicate arrangement, or they’ll create something for Mother’s Day that is inspired by this bouquet using the freshest seasonal and exotic blooms available.

Come on in, meet with one of our floral designers in person, or call the boutique to place your order.

Evantine Boutique at The Rittenhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Upper Lobby Level, 215-790-2576.



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{Photos courtesy of Anthony Mendicino; Styling by Tina Cordero Karam, Store Manager and Head Floral Designer}

SHOP NOW: Gift Ideas for the Holidays

November 27, 2013

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We’re stocked, wrapped and ready for holiday shoppers!

It’s the time of year when we could all use a little extra help finding those extra-special holiday gifts for our friends and family. Well, help has arrived!

On Friday, skip the madness of the malls and head to our boutique at The Rittenhouse Hotel where store manager, Tina Karam, has gathered together a whole range of eye-catching gift ideas for you. Beautiful serving pieces, slate cheese boards, cake stands, frames, vases, candles, decorative accessories, fine housewares, coffee table books, incense diffusers, orchid plants, silk flowers, stemware, bath and body, jewelry, kiddush cups, menorahs, challah knives, coasters, gourmet chocolates, perfume, scarves, wraps, toys, and more. Much more! We even have those fun Doodle Dogs!

Many items are even ready to go right out the door in a hurry; lusciously wrapped in rich paper and ribbon. Then, of course, there’s all the wonderful ways we can design gifts with bouquets of fresh flowers imported from around the world.

But don’t take our word for it, take a peek at all the fine gifts we’ve got just waiting for you in the store…

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{Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm, Closed Sundays; Evantine at The Rittenhouse, Upper Lobby Level, The Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia}

SHOP: Take a Walk on the High Line with Bond No. 9

August 26, 2013


We recently spent some time on the The High Line in New York while in the city for the International Gift Show. Inspired by the Promenade plantée in Paris, this former elevated New York Central Railroad spur was brilliantly redesigned as one mile aerial walkway on the West Side of Manhattan.  The entire urban park is lined with fragrant wildflowers and prairie grasses. Truly, the choice of plant material and the design of the plants is AMAZING.

Looks like we weren’t the only ones inspired by the beautiful plantings. Bond No. 9, purveyors of New York neighborhood fragrances, have long been enamored of the High Line and its perfume possibilities. In 2010 they created a scent that conveys a whiff of urban wildflowers and a hint of industrial grit, with bits of Tenth Avenue energy and Chelsea gallery style added to the mix. Bond No. 9 High Line. The scent starts off with a prairie grazing weed mixed with citrusy bergamot and zesty Indian rhubarb. The perfume’s floral heart is red-leaf rose, Lady Jane tulips, and grape hyacinth. Its lingering base notes combine bur oak with imported sea moss, to evoke the Hudson’s River proximity, along with musk and teakwood, to remind us that Bond No. 9 High Line is a metro- perfume.

Stop into our boutique in The Rittenhouse Hotel for some of our favorite perfume from Bond No. 9 Parfum.

SHOP: Mother’s Day is May 12th!

April 30, 2013

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Give her a gift she’ll love—from a beautiful floral bouquet to a sophisticated something special. Fine gifts and fabulous flowers, available at our boutique in The Rittenhouse Hotel.

210 West Rittenhouse Square, Lobby Level, open Monday-Friday 10am-6:00pm, 215-790-2576.

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