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You're IT Fresh Flower Bar!
Three questions with Sarah O'Brien, owner of Fresh Flower Bar.
Why did you start your business?
I started my business because I am passionate about flowers! Flowers have a transformative quality and can immediately add beauty and life to a room and bring joy to people. Since launching my business in 2018, people have described me as a modern florist and I have quickly built a reputation for my unique style and color combinations that are now recognizable in Fairfield County, Connecticut and beyond. The best compliment I get is when people tell me that my flowers don't look real because they are so gorgeous.
What is your best selling product/service?
My best selling product is my flower arrangements in my signature hatbox. I wanted to create exquisite floral bouquets in a modern vase that is environmentally friendly and can be repurposed into a chic storage container or recycled. My best selling service is my Mobile Flower Bar. I travel with buckets of beautiful flowers to people's homes, local restaurants, businesses and other locations and create handmade bouquets and conduct flower arranging and wreath making workshops.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
I use many local businesses, including No. 299 which is a gifts and goods store that I share a retail location with. We have a unique business approach because we share a space with complementary products but operate as completely separate business entities. I purchase my flowers from East Coast Wholesale flowers in Norwalk and local Connecticut flower farms. Very often, I will have my flower arrangements on display in local businesses such as The Perfect Pair and Penfield Collective, which drives traffic to my floral studio located at 11 Unquowa Road in Fairfield.
Fresh Flower Bar is located at 11 Unquowa Road, Fairfield. Call 203-800-3830 or visit them online here.
Fresh Flower Bar nominates The Perfect Pair and Penfield Collective.
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