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


A Beautiful Ballroom Reveal for Janey, Andrew and Evantine

January 6, 2016


That’s what we want to create for our clients no matter what type of event we’re designing for you.

This moment of speechlessness and joy, captured so beautifully by David & Blonnie photo + cinema, says it all and speaks to our hearts as creative professionals. The Sneak, the Peek, or the Ballroom Reveal. No matter how you label it, it’s just a few minutes of privacy in an otherwise jammed wedding day. Wrangling our brides and grooms out of their cocktail reception and away from their guests is never easy, but as you can see, those few stolen moments are worth it! Seeing the ballroom in all its romantic glory is appreciated by all. Particularly after we’ve talked and dreamed about the flowers (and linens, and candles, and dance floor, and lighting, and chairs) for months!


But aside from the stunned amazement enjoyed by our clients, what a gorgeous moment for us at Evantine Design! As Janey and Andrew’s wedding planners, event designers and overall partners in crime, there is nothing more heartwarming than to share these moments with them. In addition to feeling that whoosh! of relief that the design is loved, we got just as blurry-eyed and mushy-brained as they did!

We thank Janey and Andrew, as well as their families, for including us in yet another family celebration.

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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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}

ON THE LIST: We’re Back on Philadelphia Style Magazine’s “The Best of Style”

July 1, 2013

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Where’s the champagne? We’re back on Philadelphia Style Magazine’s “Best of Style” List for best Philadelphia florists… Needless to say, we’re grateful.

FLOWERS: The Design Studio was Filled with Gorgeous White and Lavender Flowers Today!

October 27, 2011

As usual, the design studio is buzzing with activity this week! The Fall is notoriously known as “the busy season” for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and charity galas.  All of which keep the talented floral design team cutting and arranging long into the night.  Today the studio was filled with buckets of creamy roses, white lilies and tulips, as well as lavender roses and purple tulips, mini calla lilies, lisianthus, lilac, orchids and hydrangea.  We even managed to find several bunches of autumn Clematis! For the most part, all of these lovely flowers will be monochromatically arranged in simple, straight-edged glass vases of all widths and heights. Now, tomorrow, we’re on to the next sensational event!  Fiery reds!