By Deb Flomberg
There are many different ways to find romantic time with your sweetheart. From elegant nights out to an evening at the theatre or relaxing on the beach, you’ll find lots of wonderful ways to say “I love you” in southern California. But, why not try thinking outside the regular romance box for a bit and try something different? A stroll through the Original Los Angeles Flower Market can be incredibly romantic, and you can even pick up a few flowers, a plant or two, or an arrangement to take home.
The Original Los Angeles Flower Market opened its doors in 1921. It’s a huge market filled with virtually every in-season flower available from local vendors as well as vendors all over the globe. It is a marketplace that is open to both wholesalers, resellers and the general public, so you are sure to get an amazing deal as well. On any average day here, you’ll find about 50 vendors displaying fresh floral offerings throughout the massive 55,000 square foot sales floor. More than 250,000 flower-lovers visit the market every year.
So where to start with a huge market like this? If you have a favorite flower, you can go in with something specific in mind. Seek out your favorite orchids or lilies, or get some truly romanic and classic roses. The gerbera daisy is always a popular choice, with it’s vivid colors and assortment of sizes, or go for a gladiola or amaryllis. However, some of the fun will be just wandering around enjoying all the varieties you may never have seen before. Stroll the aisles hand in hand with your sweetie and enjoy the amazing scents and bright colors that only come at the Original Los Angeles Flower Market.
Make this trip even more romantic by setting out for your destination in the 2014 CLS63 AMG Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. This car is the perfect accompaniment for a romantic drive to pick up some beautiful flowers. You’ll love the elegance and luxury as you cruise in style towards the Original Los Angeles Flower Market, arriving in style to enjoy a day of romance and flowers.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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