Founded in 2006, Opalia Flowers has been serving the good people of Boerum Hill and Brooklyn with the freshest floral arrangements for over a decade now. A resolutely neighborhood affair, everything they create features a personal touch that comes across at every personal occasion. As owner Phoebe Crary puts it: “It’s an honor to provide flowers for celebrations of lives birthed, lives mourned and lives united; for your first home; your first dance; your sick friends, loved ones and pets; for brightening your days; for the beginnings of new relationships and the celebrations of old.” …Which, really, covers about just about everything doesn’t it? The way that Phoebe and her team continue to provide such incredible bouquets and arrangements is largely down to the masterful eye with which they select their blooms. “We focus on styles that bring out the best in each flower that is represented in the bouquet – we essentially believe that great flowers do all the hard work.” Phoebe first caught the floristry bug when driven by the desire to fulfill her creative potential while also providing for her future family… “Almost twelve years later, I am most proud that I spend my days surrounded by beautiful flowers and that they have allowed me to create the life I want for my two wonderful daughters in the neighborhood I love and call home.” (Just don’t ask Phoebe to choose her favorite flower – “that’s like asking a mother to choose her favorite child!”).