Girlfriend going to LSE in London; locals?

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  1. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

    gwuMACaddict

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    Here's the deal... my girlfriend of about 8months is leaving the states to attend the London School of Economics this fall. She's incredibly excited- amazing opportunity for her- she's lived in France for two years already, she can't wait to get back to Europe.

    We're staying together- couldn't see the point in trying anything else, we're ridiculously happy together. Also, I've never been to London and look forward to the opportunity to travel with her all over Europe, she speaks fluent French.

    What I need help with is this... and I know a bunch of you are London-ers.

    Whats the best local florist for when I want to send her flowers?
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Awww! There's no weepy smiley! That is so sweet... I wish you both the best in maintaining your relationship. :cool:
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Never mind that, there's an Apple Store on Regent Street. Treat her. ;)
     
  4. gwuMACaddict thread starter macrumors 68040

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    hahaha, already had her new iBook and iPod shipped to my folks house in DE to avoid sales tax ;) she's a switcher :D courtesy of me :D
     
  5. gwuMACaddict thread starter macrumors 68040

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    thanks so much- you're from the bay area, right? we were in san fran for the july 4th week- had a great time
     
  6. iGav macrumors G3

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    Interflora probably.

    Alternatively, send me the cash and I'll buy her a bunch of flowers, even take her out for you if you want. heheheh :D
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Interflora can be hit and miss since it depends which florist takes the job. I've had stunning bouquets and really mediocre ones for the same price. I have a couple of cards at work from the good ones so I could remember them. I'll dig em out if you like.

    These days a lot of floral trade goes through a couple of specialist companies that the big stores rent space from.

    johnlewis.com (who I work for)
    debenhams.com (a big rival)
    mands.com (another rival)

    all do bouquets of flowers with little teddies/bottles of bubbles, chocolates attached
     
  8. Euan macrumors regular

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    Yep Interflora are good - big international organisation. Most stores will offer flower delivery (John Lewis, M&S, etc) but so might some supermarkets (Tesco, etc).

    You could also try www.yell.com - search for florists in London.
     
  9. iGav macrumors G3

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    That's the only thing isn't it... but it's probably the easiest way of arranging them when you're outside the UK.

    If I have to name one floral boutique, then Wild At Heart pings all, I've used them for everything from charming love interests to clients... never fail to deliver ;)

    They ain't cheap, but nothing touches them. :)

    Trust the iGav on this one. :)
     
  10. geese macrumors 6502a

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    The LSE Student Union do a great club night called After Skool. Its purely indie and electro. Many good times there.

    I used to work in a call centre for http://www.flowersdirect.co.uk/ - they seemed to be OK.
     
  11. petej macrumors regular

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    Interflora is so old hat. Just do a search on yell.com for Florists near to where she lives. Call one up on the phone and order your flowers. This saves you the waste of money that is the interflora fee and generally gets you a better bunch of flowers in my experience. Almost all florists deliver within a good radius.
     
  12. Jeewhizz macrumors regular

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    If money is tight, then post-a-rose.com is good :)
     
  13. Wes macrumors 68020

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    No advice on roses but she must be bright to get into LSE, very good school. I'm going to Imperial College which forms part of the same union.
     
  14. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    They won't be the ones who deliver it, but I've had increasing success with a little local florist called:

    Mister Buttercups, Putney (South West London)

    118A Upper Richmond Road, London , SW15 2SP
    Telephone: (00 44) (+) 20 8785 6606

    From first order when I just specified a Valentines bunch and left them to it, to a couple of deliveries in different places in London, to a specific 'bunch for an engament party' they have got better and better every time.

    Minimum delivery cost is about £35 I think but you'll get a well above average bunch for that. They use a system like Interflora but it seems to be far more consistent.

    Tell them you were referred, it's always a good thing to say...
     
  15. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    ha! That is so mean! :eek:
     
  16. gwuMACaddict thread starter macrumors 68040

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    looks fantastic- the website does an excellent job of selling them, will have to give them a shot- thanks for the advice :D
     
  17. gwuMACaddict thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the help guys! and gals! ;) :D

    I'll be sure to try a few of the options out, I do prefer calling local florists- like someone suggested, so the yell.com webpage or whatever it was will come in handy :)

    Since she'll be over there for a bit, it also means a few trips to London for me- I'm bound to have some free time while she's in class, we'll have to see about grabbing a beer or two- meet some of the UK contingent.

    :D
     

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