Lydia Lee

Seen one too many chaotic spring-mix bouquets lately? A noteworthy new spot in San Francisco cuts the clutter by focusing on just a single kind of flower throughout the shop: roses. Called Au Nom de la Rose, it’s the first U.S. outpost of a successful chain of all-rose florists in France. Waft in on a sea of petals strewn across the sidewalk, then choose from the ready-made arrangements or select your own. We love the tiny bucket of five blooms to cheer up a desktop ($13) or a tight nosegay of a dozen perfectly open blooms―a steal at $15. “We always pair roses of different colors so that even a white wedding bouquet will have several shades of white,” says Pascale Milite, the store’s manager. “This way the bouquets are more bright, more alive.” Closed Sat–Sun. 224 Kearny St., San Francisco; 415/986-3834.

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