DC Flower Shop She Loves Me opens its huge flagship store this weekend
Photo by Maya Oren.
After opening a small capitol shop in October, She Loves Me owner Holley Simmons is now set to unveil the flower shop’s massive flagship location. Located inside the mixed-use Eckington Yards development, She Loves Me Eckington opens on Sunday, December 5 with DIY flower arrangements and opportunities to expand your own floral knowledge.
Spanning 1,300 square feet, the new store is a triple threat: flower shop, classroom and production facility for special events, delivery orders and Capitol Hill’s smallest location,
“It’s a store, but it’s almost like a flower factory,” Simmons says. “We want you to interrupt us, we want you to ask what we’re doing.”
Flower lovers can create their own arrangements at a flower bar, where staff will guide them through the components of a bouquet: spills (cascading greenery), fillers (textured buds) and thrillers (eye-catching flowers like peonies, roses and tulips). Another station, located under a neon “I have dried my best” sign, will house dried flowers near the stem.
The space will host classes on basic floral design, as well as more advanced classes on topics such as moss-free centerpieces. (Private workshops are available for groups of 15 or more.) Customers can also settle into chairs at the store’s resource library to browse piles of vintage flower books and flower guides on their own. ground.
Meanwhile, a gallery will feature floral artwork by DC artist Elmer Calata, and those in need of a little encouragement can get a positive note from the lavender “wall of compliments.” Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with light, illuminating rustic furnishings and wood accents.
Customers who visit the store on opening day can get a free mini bouquet with their purchase. Floral demonstrations will take place throughout the day.
She loves Me. 1550 Harry Thomas Way., NE, Suite 180.