Urban Flower Chicago in the heart of the financial district is run by a team of incredible floral designers and managed by Blanca Ocasio. Blanca Ocasio got into floristry as it was her dream, as her mom always loved flowers and Blanca subsequently took a liking to them then. In 2012 Valentines Week, she opened her first store in Bucktown.
They source their flowers from all over the world. Every single country has a unique flowers that make our arrangements so special. Blanca explains "I couldn't just choose one country, however, we love buying from Holland directly as they have such gorgeous seasonal flowers!"
Blanca explains she loves working with flowers because "they make me happy. I love the combination of flower and their different textures and colors. I have a passion for them and lots of respect to the farmers that grow them."
She believes that flowers make great gifts because of the uniqueness of every single stem in our arrangements, from their journey growing to them being handed over to the recipient. There is nothing more special than offering someone something natural and hand-picked by a loved one, colleague or friend.