Eat your vegetables, money doesn’t grow on trees, sit up straight… these life lessons from our mothers have us nostalgic and thinking of the perfect gift this year for Mother’s Day. Because no two moms are alike, we’re serving up a host of beautiful options for the special mother – or mother figure – in your life.
Like a bold, red lip, the Glam Mom is not afraid of a little (or a lot) of color. Luckily, we are in the midst of peony season – the bigger and brighter, the better! From coral charms to pale pinks, these large flowers will be sure to make a statement, not unlike the jewelry of a Glam Mom.
You can find this Mom knee deep in her garden pretty much any day of the summer. She’s a fixture of the local farmer’s market and never afraid to roll up her sleeves and get a little dirt under her nails. For this mama, we recommend keeping it green with a gorgeous plant or succulent garden.
Clean cut, polished, and probably an avid reader of Veranda Magazine. This sophisticated Mom would love a classic blue and white arrangement or a neutral style that will match any aesthetic. Understated and timeless is her vibe.
A creative mind, the DIY Mom would thrive in a virtual Helen Olivia workshop. Every Wednesday, one of our designers goes live on our Instagram page to teach an online floral arranging class. Each class features a different style, theme, or seasonal flower. All flowers and necessary tools are provided by delivery or pickup, the day of the workshop.
For the Southern Mama who loves sweet tea, seersucker, and sunshine, we recommend our bright melon arrangement. It’s a little preppy and a little sassy, much like some of our favorite southern gals.
For the Mom who has everything… Why not gift her weekly or monthly flowers? Our subscription service can be tailored to your liking and can be canceled at any time. Who wouldn’t love to receive flowers like clockwork?
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, visit our website for easy online ordering or give us a ring in the studio at 703-548-2848. No matter what kind of Mom you have, she’ll appreciate the thought.
Helen Olivia is a boutique floral design studio located in the Del Ray neighborhood. Known for a lush and timeless style, the shop is a favorite among locals. Outside of beautiful flowers, Helen Olivia is a destination for house plants, decorative pottery, and an endless selection of stylish front door wreaths. The shop is also well known for its weekly floral design workshops — come visit us and try your hand at flower arranging! Helen Olivia is owned by Chuck and Rachel Gang who are veterans of the bustling Washington, D.C., events industry. Both are D.C. natives, and reside in the Ft Hunt neighborhood of Alexandria with their son Jack.
1519 Leslie Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301