Why It’s Important to Celebrate Milestones

myflorist_milestoneLife has many different milestones.  Some are very personal, while others are seen as a rite of passage that almost everyone goes through.  No matter which type of milestone you’ve recently accomplished, it’s very important to celebrate them.  This gives us a sense of achievement and helps propel us on to reaching that next milestone.  It also gives you a chance to rest on your laurels for just a moment, to say “hey, I accomplished something!”

Some milestones we achieve without really knowing it or remembering them.  These include things like our first steps and first word.  Thankfully, our parents almost always record these early milestones so we can look back on them later.  Celebrating your anniversary, especially the first, tenth, twenty-fifth, and fiftieth, is a great milestone in your life.  Give your spouse a gift, go out to dinner, or spend the day doing something special for just the two of you.

There are many other personal milestones you might want to celebrate—getting married, having children, getting a new job, getting a promotion, fulfilling one of your life-long goals.  Be sure to celebrate these milestones in style.  Don’t let even the smallest one go by without at least acknowledging it in some way.  Reaching a milestone is an important part of going through life, and there’s no reason not to celebrate each and every one.

Celebrate your anniversary milestone by giving your spouse a gorgeous anniversary flower arrangement in Washington DC.

Romantic Ways to Say I Love You

MyFlorist_Love YouWhen it comes to saying “I love you,” there are a number of different ways to do it.  Doing it in a large romantic way is definitely appropriate for your anniversary, especially if it’s one of the big ones.  Here are a few great romantic ways of telling your spouse how much you love them.

Dedicate a song to her.  If you’re somewhere with a live band, ask if they will play the song you danced to at your wedding or a song that’s special to the two of you.  You could also call your favorite radio station and have a song dedicated to her.

Send a dozen red roses to her office to show all of her coworkers how you feel.

Leave her little notes all over the place—slip on in her purse, in a kitchen cabinet, in her coat pocket… anywhere unexpected.

Recreate your first date in detail.  Show her that you remember exactly how you met or where you first had dinner together.  Pull out all the stops!

Create something for her.  There’s nothing quite like a handmade, one of a kind gift you made with her in mind.

You don’t have to do anything flashy.  Lean in, give her a soft kiss, and whisper it in her ear.  Nothing could be more romantic!

These are just a few very romantic ways of telling someone you love them.  Flowers, of course, are always a great way of saying the L-word.  Let us deliver some beautiful anniversary flowers in Washington, DC.

Anniversary Hotspots in DC

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Your anniversary should always be memorable and romantic.  There are many places in Washington, DC, that are absolutely perfect for your anniversary date.  Whether you’re looking to go for a romantic dinner for two or have a little fun with your family, you’ll find something.

There are some amazing restaurants in Washington, DC.  For example, there’s 701 Restaurant, Equinox – DC, Paper Moon, and The Federalist.  All of these would make good choices for an anniversary dinner.  Depending on what you consider romantic, any of the following restaurants may be perfect for you.  Some are dark, candlelit, and traditional, while others are set up for a more lighthearted but still special gathering.

•    14K Restaurant & Lounge
•    A La Lucia
•    Avenue Grill
•    Barcode
•    Bistro Cacao
•    Café Milano
•    Café Promenade
•    Griffin Tavern
•    Grillfish DC
•    Kellari Taverna
•    Perrys

Another amazing idea for your anniversary is to take a dinner cruise on the Potomac River.  Spirit Cruises and Odyssey Cruises are just two lines that offer amazing food, fun music and other entertainment, and the great sights of the Potomac.

If you love museums, how about spending part of your anniversary at the Smithsonian or another hot spot?  In fact, many of the museums and other historic sites in DC can be romantic.  Some of the smaller art museums can feel very intimate.

Walking through the park or having a picnic can also make for a fun, romantic outdoors anniversary date.  There are many different places to walk and talk.  The most famous is the U.S. Botanic Gardens, but there are a lot of other places that are less touristy and not as crowded.  Great Falls Park, the East Potomac Park, and the C & O Canal Historic National Park are all great options.

Another great place to go is the observation deck at the Old Post Office Pavilion.  It’s 315 feet in the air and gives you a great 360 degree view of the entire city.  It’s a very romantic place, especially at night when the stars come out.

No matter where you go for your Anniversary date, let us help you get it off on the right foot with a bouquet of anniversary flowers delivered in Washington, DC.

Ten Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary

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If your anniversary is coming up soon, you may already be planning what you’re going to do on that special day.  If it’s one of the big ones (like your 25th or 50th), you may have a big celebration planned.  But if it’s not, you should still celebrate!  Every year should be recognized in some way, so here are ten different things you could do to celebrate your anniversary.

1.    Recreate your first date – go to the same restaurant, do a similar activity, etc.

2.    Go on a cruise or take a big vacation (overseas, perhaps).

3.    If you can’t get away for a long trip, take a mini-vacation over the weekend, even if it’s just to a nearby bed and breakfast.  Turn off your cell phones and leave the email until the weekend is over.

4.    Spend the evening at home.  Cook a meal together, reminisce about your life together, do an activity you both love, or spend the evening reconnecting.

5.    Renew your vows!

6.    Go to a couple’s spa to rest and rejuvenate.

7.    Do something new that the two of you have never done before.

8.    Be adventurous!  Go scuba diving, rock climbing, or parachute out of a plane.

9.    Watch your wedding video and look through your photo albums.

10.    Spend the day visiting your hometowns or all of the important places in your neighborhood that have special meaning to the two of you.

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Anniversary Memories

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As we get older, our memories start to becomes, well, a little fuzzy at times.  While we don’t always mind losing the details on some memories (who wants to remember every detail about that car accident or the big family fight at Thanksgiving that one year?), there are other precious memories we don’t want to lose, such as those we make every year on our anniversary.  Fortunately, you can save these memories and memories of many other events in a number of different ways.

Photographs and videos are one great way of saving and later viewing your anniversaries throughout the year.  One really neat idea is to take a photo of the two of you every year and then put them sequentially in an album to see how you’ve grown and changes.  On your 50th anniversary, you could even do a big collage of these images to make an awesome image of the two of you.

Don’t have room for albums full of photos?  You can take digital photos or scan the photos you have and keep them on a disc, hard drive, or even post them to sites like Facebook or Flickr.  Digital photo albums let you see, manipulate, and print your photos whenever you want them.

Videos are another great idea, especially since video cameras are very cheap and affordable now. Most newer phones will even take video, so you may already have all you need.  You can record a message every year, or just take some video of your anniversary date or party.

Scrapbooking has become very popular recently.  You can find all the scrapbooking supplies you need at a number of different stores—even dollar stores carry some fun scrapbooking paper.  Then all you need is the time to sit down with your photos, ticket stubs, letters, and whatever else you’ve kept over the years.  You can create awesome scrapbooks full of memories or you can make a few single pages and frame them.

There are many other ways of saving your anniversary memories.  You could save ticket or concert stubs if you go to an event or movie every year, wine corks or labels if you celebrate each anniversary with a specific vintage, or even save things like pressed flowers or trip information.  Whatever is special to you.

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Chocolate and Flowers – The Best Gift Ever?


For Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and other days when you give flowers, many people also think of giving a box of chocolates.  These two gifts are tied together in many ways, and you’ll find chocolates and other treats available from most florists.  What is it about this combination that may possibly make it the best gift ever?  It’s because of the senses that chocolate and flowers engage.

Most people assume the strongest of the five senses is sight or hearing or touch, but research has shown that no sense engages the memory quite like that of scent.  The smell of warm baking cookies can connect with the memory of your grandmother’s kitchen and instantly take you back there, while the smell of something connected to an unpleasant memory can make you sad.  Sometimes, you don’t even know why you suddenly feel unhappy.  The smell of flowers, with their delicate scent, is soothing to most people.  Sure, the sight of the bright blooms can make us feel better, but it’s the smell of flowers that truly makes them a gift like no other.  After all, how many gifts do you actually want to sniff?

Chocolate, on the other hand, engages our sense of taste, another sense that most gifts do not make use of.  Taste, like scent, is very powerful.  Taste and scent, unlike seeing, hearing, and touching, are senses that aren’t used as often, and so when they are, they seem much stronger.  Think about taste.  Is there anything that can make you recoil as quickly as tasting something disgusting?  It’s an instant reaction.  The same goes for biting into a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie or taking that first taste of a perfectly cooked steak.  Chocolate has a taste all its own, and for most people, it’s absolutely amazing.  It’s so great it’s even believed to be an aphrodisiac!

So while some people would argue that chocolate and flowers aren’t that great, most would say that they’re a treat because of how they engage our senses.  Add to that the fact that they’re gifts you don’t get every day and you’ve got a rare gift that can really turn your day around.

We so strongly believe in this pairing that, for a limited time, we’re giving away a box of Godiva chocolates with every purchase!  Hurry, this is a limited time offer!  Order your chocolates and flowers in Washington, DC, now before we run out!

Anniversary Quotes: Funny & Meaningful

Is your anniversary coming up?  If it is, you may be deep into planning already.  One thing you’ll want to do is send her a lovely bouquet of roses or of her favorite flowers.  Naturally, you’ll want to include a card with this arrangement.  But what do you want to write on the card?  It can be difficult to come up with something other than “I love you.”  If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some funny yet meaningful quotes you can use on your anniversary card.

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher – Socrates (and then add something about getting a good one!)

“Our wedding was many years ago.  The celebration continues to this day.” – Gene Perret

Love is not singular except in syllable.

You call it madness, but I call it love.

Happy Anniversary to the one I’ll always want, even when I’m too old to remember what I’m supposed to want you for.

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.

A successful married life requires falling in love many times, but always with the same person.

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.

“All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.” – Raymond Hull

“It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner

“A marriage anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” – Anonymous

“One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.” – Judith Viorst

“Marriage is like a dollar bill. You cannot spend half of it when you tear it in two. The value of one half depends upon the other.” – Joe Moore

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Anniversary Hot Spots in the DC Area

If your anniversary is coming up, you may be looking for one of the hot spots to celebrate.  If you’re in the DC area, there are a number of awesome places to go.  Here are just a few of the hottest spots in town.

If you want to have a great dinner, here are some of the top restaurants in Washington, DC:

•    701 Restaurant
•    14K Restaurant & Lounge
•    A La Lucia
•    Avenue Grill
•    Barcode
•    Bistro Cacao
•    Café Milano
•    Café Promenade
•    Equinox – DC
•    The Federalist
•    Griffin Tavern
•    Grillfish DC
•    Kellari Taverna
•    Paper Moon
•    Perrys

Be sure you make reservations for your anniversary date.  Some of these places fill up rather quickly, especially on weekends.

Looking for someplace special to go before dinner?  You could take a stroll through the US Botanic Gardens.  It’s a great place to stroll, hand in hand, while talking or simply enjoying each other’s company.

Another great place to go is the observation deck at the Old Post Office Pavilion.  It’s 315 feet in the air and gives you a great 360 degree view of the entire city.  It’s a very romantic place, especially at night when the stars come out.

Another great romantic place is Haines Point.  It’s located south of the Jefferson Memorial between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel.  It’s an amazing place for a post-dinner stroll.  Don’t forget to stop by and see “The Awakening” statue in East Side Park.

If you love jazz, you might want to visit the Smithsonian on a Friday night.  That’s when their cafe features live jazz artists from the DC area.  You could spend the day checking out your favorite museum exhibits, then enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the café.

If you do love museums and historic sites, there are many of them around the DC area to visit.  Check out some of the great artwork, historical artifacts, and other exhibits.  There are even a number of smaller museums that offer a more intimate setting than the larger, more popular ones.

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Anniversary Celebration Ideas in the DC Metro

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Are you getting ready to celebrate your anniversary in our nation’s capital?  If so, you’re in one of the best places!  Washington, DC has a lot to offer couples who are marking anywhere from their first to their fiftieth year together.  Here are some anniversary ideas for the romantic, the adventurous, the homebodies, and more.

For those who like to stay at home:

Have a picnic on your living room or bedroom floor.  Just spread out a blanket, make a nice dinner, and enjoy your favorite movie or put on some music.  It has all the charm of a picnic outdoors but without the bugs or the weather.

If you have kids, send them to a friend’s or to the grandparents for the night or weekend.  When you have a family and you’re always on the go, getting to spend the evening with your spouse can be amazing.

From the Romantic:

Recreate your first anniversary, or your first date, or even your honeymoon.  If you went to a certain restaurant, go back there, or recreate the meal at home.  Take a weekend trip to where you spent your honeymoon if it’s possible, or just reenact your first date.  You could even take some of the best parts of several dates and create the perfect date.

You could spend the day checking out your favorite museum exhibits.  Check out some of the great artwork, historical artifacts, and other exhibits.  There are even a number of smaller museums that offer a more intimate setting than the larger, more popular ones.  You might also want to enjoy a meal at the Smithsonian café.  On Fridays and Saturdays, they often have live music and other entertainment.

Washington, DC, has many fine restaurants that offer romantic settings and amazing meals.  Another option is to take a dinner cruise down the Potomac.  It’s fun and a different way of doing dinner.

For the Adventurous:

You can also go canoeing or kayaking on the Potomac River.  If that’s a bit too much for you, rent a paddle boat and go out on the Tidal Basin.

For those who love the outdoors:

Washington DC has many different gardens and parks.  If you love the outdoors, pack up a picnic and head outside for the afternoon.  You and your spouse can enjoy the good weather, the good food, and the good company.

Visit the National Zoo.  Admission is free, and it’s a great way to enjoy the nice spring weather.  There’s a lot to see, especially if you love animals.

There are a number of free events during the summer that make fun a fun anniversary date.  Free concerts and movies take place throughout the area.

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Winter Romance Hot Spots in DC

If you’re in the DC area and are looking for a nearby winter romance hot spot, you’re in luck—our nation’s capitol has a good number of places to check out.  If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season and just relax with your special someone, here are a few places to visit.

The Hotel Washington is one of the most romantic hotels in the city.  Their rooms and suites are very luxurious.  Even if you don’t want to spend the night there, you might want to head up to the roof and have a couple of cocktails at the bar.

There are a number of other very romantic hotels in the area.  The Hay Adams Hotel, for example, has very great little luxurious extras like fuzzy robes, slippers, and more.  They even have a romance package that includes a private tour of the Washington monuments at night.

The Mandarin Oriental hotel has a Presidential Suite that is everything you might want for a honeymoon or anniversary.  Amenities include things like a candlelit dinner, massage, and a champagne breakfast.

If you want a great, romantic dinner, book a dinner cruise on the Potomac River.  Odyssey Cruises has a number of different romantic dinner cruises, plus they have brunch and lunchtime cruises as well.

If you don’t mind a short drive, the Luray Virginia Romantic Cabins are only about an hour and a half from DC.  They offer hot tub suites, private decks, and fireplaces.  You’ll find a lot of outdoor activities at nearby Shenandoah National Park, although it is getting a little too cold to do a lot of hiking.

Of course, there are many more romantic places to visit in Washington, DC, this winter.  If you’re in the mood for a little winter romance, why not check out some of your favorite areas to see what they have planned this season?