Feb 26, 2013
Flowers for Dreams
By Alice Oglethorpe
When picking out flowers, I try to ask the florist if they are grown organically or by local farmers. I thought that was pretty good, but I recently learned there was another socially responsible question I should be asking: Do you do anything to help out the community? If I buy a bouquet from Flowers for Dreams, I know the answer is yes. That’s because with every purchase, Flowers for Dreams donates a backpack full of school supplies (binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, and more) to a Chicago student who needs it. The best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice quality or make do with cut-rate stems. All flowers are grown from organic and sustainable farms and get hand-delivered anywhere in Chicago. Oh, and they’re beautiful, too.
Posted Feb. 26, 2013, | Back to all posts
Domestica is an online extension of the inspiration, advice, and scoop that the Chicago Home + Garden minimag provides four times a year inside Chicago magazine. Here, Chicago magazine style and Home + Garden editor Gina Bazer (left) and contributing blogger Alice Oglethorpe (right), along with guest bloggers, dish on home design trends, discuss design obsessions and dilemmas, share spaces they love, and bring you the latest local design news, from sales to events.
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