City Guides

Floral Feature: LA

by The Culinistas

Let’s talk flowers in California.

Sophia of Isa Isa creates bright, whimsical arrangements for fashion houses and designers alike. Citrus, pomegranate, and other edible delights often make their way into her creations, as do other natural objects like shells and seed pods.

Artful, romantic arrangements by Maurice Harris. Plus, a recently opened Silverlake coffee shop off-shoot serves up blooms and treats alike with a commitment to quality and diversity. 

A DIY bouquet heaven, the Downtown LA Flower Market is a mecca for blooms & branches alike. The space spans six city blocks and is packed with vendors peddling flowers and flower accoutrements like string, vases, etc. There is a $1 admission fee during the week; $2 on Saturdays.

If edible florals are more your speed, Loria Stern is your go to. Her specialty is cakes and cookies featuring petals of all kinds. Flower pressed chocolate tiles and stunning cakes are sure to wow your guests. Her most popular treat, pressed flower shortbread cookies, can be shipped nationally and remain a unique gift that’s always sure to delight all the senses.



A special thanks to Sophia Moreno-Bunge for the beautiful photograph.