CLOUD 9 (2018) BY TIM WALKER COURTESY OF THE V&A

Things we never knew we needed – 2020 edition: a fully functioning workspace in the privacy of our own homes; dressy triple-layered masks for socially distanced night-time glam; and a florist on speed-dial as purveyors of prettiness in the ugly face of the global pandemic.

Luckily Dubai’s finest flower emporiums have answered our call, so here are five of our favourite weekly floral subscriptions.

Flower House Dubai

For an artful shot of styling to elevate your space, Flower House is a new subscription-based flower service delivering fresh seasonal – and exquisitely refined – wild floral arrangements straight from the Netherlands to the dream homes of Dubai. Choose weekly or twice-monthly deliveres from Dhs118 up to Dhs148 or a one-off bouquet for Dhs188. Each delivery comes wrapped in a sustainable brown paper cone that’s oh-so-satisifying to unfurl with adorable illustrations printed on the inside including advice on how to display your blooms and make them last longer. The final design is only revealed on the day of the delivery, but rest assured you’ll receive a curation that’s a cut above the rest.

Visit flowerhousedubai.com for a one-time purchase to subscribe, and purchase gift cards, or call +971 58 535 2000

Handtied Box

Cleverly packaged in a discreet brown box that can be left at your door (goodbye cellophane and staples, finally), Handtied Box is starting its own movement, one arrangement at a time. “With great flower power comes great responsibility – sustainability” reads its manifesto – and as such, all packaging is recyclable and each box will be collected the following week. You can order a One-Off Box for Dhs185, or subscribe to a Bi-Weekly Blooms (two boxes per month) for Dhs350;  Weekly Blooms (four boxes per month) for Dhs590; a three months for Dhs1,656 or a six months for Dhs3.120. Each box comes with instructions as to how to care for and curate your bouquet so all you need to do is unleash your creativity.

Subscribe online at handtiedbox.com, email hello@handtiedbox.com, or text +971 52 584 6577

Fine Blooms

For a bucolic bouquet that’s equal parts elegant and eccentric, Fine Blooms is your florist of choice. Defiantly different, you can choose soul-soothing, tone-on-tone arrangements in SunsetPastelRedBlueNudeCloudVibrantPink or create your own bespoke design. Subscribe to weekly deliveries for one, two or three months, and opt for a small, medium or large arrangements starting from Dhs1,100 for a one-month subscription of a small bouquet, up to Dhs7,200 to receive one large floral fantasy every week for  three months. Perfect for wild hearts.

Visit fineblooms.ae, email info@fineblooms.ae or WhatsApp +971 52 333 1122

Goshá 

Natalia Shustova is one of several influencers in the region who has found a new side hustle in 2020, and having partnered with floral designer Gurgen Yeritsyan, Goshá is fast becoming the Dubai fashion scene’s favourite florist, having already created bespoked designs for the likes of Chloé, Jimmy Choo and adidas x Ivy Park just weeks after opening the doors of its studio in Al Quoz. So who’s Goshá? “Goshá is sophisticated, well-travelled, worldly, a lover of the arts and advocate of self-expression, beauty and artistry,” Natalia tells Grazia. “We only work with fresh flowers and receive  deliveries twice a day, making sure we have small quantities but very wide range of flowers so we can create our floral art pieces.” Natalia continues, “We love to work with seasonal flowers and locally grown plants where possible from dates to desert flowers. We never repeat our flower arrangements and endeavour to surprise our subscribers weekly with something unexpected.” A weekly subscription of Flower Therapy from Goshá costs Dhs315 which adds up to Dhs1,260 for the month complete with a consultation to make sure the deliver suits your dwellings.

Email hello@goshaflowers, DM on Instagram @gosha.flowers, or text +971 56 555 0568

Go Flower

Making a name for itself as a new disruptor in a traditional landscape, Go Flower is already Dubai’s favourite florist by far – according to our Instgram poll –  thanks to its pocket-friendly pricing. Founder Benn Davey, a former marketing agency boss turn florist reveals, “We have cut out any extra costs, removed flower waste and high overheads and can happily pass those savings onto our customers.” Go Flower offers weekly deliveries seven days a week in the UAE with same day delivery in Dubai and Sharjah, next day delivery in Abu Dhabi, and Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday in all other emirates. Subscriptions start from Dhs125 per week for an Ultimate Rose Subscription; Premium Roses; a Seasonal Subscription for Dhs689 per month, where recipients can expect freesias, hydrangeas, amaryllis and tulips or for a more personalised service, Bespoke and Collective Subscriptions which features freesias, hydrangeas, amaryllis, anemones, and Italian ranunculus.”The beauty of the service is that you can really make it your own. We had a client who swapped her hydrangeas for 50 red roses her anniversary. No request is too large and we pride ourselves on a customer centric approach,” adds Benn.

Visit goflower.ae/collections/subscriptions for more info, call +971 4 584 1992 or WhatsApp + 971 0544 53 4000

Photos: Tim Walker courtesy of the V&A and Instagram