“We started selling a round hatbox, and that did well, and so then we started offering different shapes like a hexagon, a long rectangle and a square. Clients can choose their box shape and color. Many people do custom arrangements—requesting specific types of flowers—but sometimes people leave it up to us,” Eliza explains.
Alisa and Eliza pride themselves on the high quality of flowers they use and the fact that they eschew inexpensive “fillers” like baby’s breath. On the day we visited in July, the shop was filled with tight, baby rose buds in every hue, plate-size dahlias and bright pink peonies. “Peony season is over, but we know where to get them,” shares Eliza. Arrangement prices start at $125 and delivery to Studio City is free.
The Valley shop was such a hit that their mother-in-law soon changed her florist shop into a J’Adore Les Fleurs outpost. Then a third location was opened in Pacific Palisades. A warehouse in Glendale handles the online orders. (Preserved instead of fresh flowers are used when shipping outside of SoCal.)
Cut to three years and 170,000 Instagram followers later, and J’Adore Les Fleurs is officially on the map.
Ask Alisa to comment on their success and she replies without missing a beat, “The power of flowers is indescribable.”