Spotlight: February 1/10 – Simply Perfect Flowers

Monday, February 1st, 2010

We absolutely love (LOVE!!) fresh flowers.  They really do help one appreciate the simple, pure beauty of nature, of life.  Any bouquet of flowers is gorgeous, but an arrangement created by a truly talented floral artist can be breathtaking. Alexis McLeod, of Abbotsford’s Simply Perfect Flowers, is one of the talented artists we speak of.  From the displays of home decor items in her shop to the stunning floral arrangements she presents to customers, Alexis’ creativity shines through.

Alexis has been working in the floral industry for 21 years.  In 2004 she purchased Simply Perfect Flowers, though she has been working there since 2000.  Until recently, Alexis and her family were living in Sechelt, where they learned to appreciate the small town  life, a more relaxed way of living and the boutique-style shopping experiences.  That is some kind of dedication to doing what she loves – it sure is a long commute to Sechelt! We’re happy to have you back home in Abbotsford, Alexis!

Alexis believes in the experience of visiting a store, regardless of what they sell.  The boutique-style shopping, the personal interaction, the little extras are all very important to her.  One of our favourite extras at Simply Perfect Flowers is the sparkles on the gerbera daisies.  That one little, inexpensive, thoughtful gesture is recalled by many we’ve spoken to about this great little flower shop.

In 2008, Alexis became a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers.  This is quite an accomplishment, as there are only a handful of designers recognized in Canada. Each year, she travels down to the states to attend the AIFD symposium. This year she will be on stage, an honour that Alexis is very excited about.  “It’s like the Oscars of my industry,” she says with a big smile!

Simply Perfect Flowers offers fresh flowers for all occasions, as well as permanent botanicals. They specialize in tropicals and orchids – look at the gorgeous selection of orchid colours (above)!  Their contemporary designs and forward-thinking in the floral industry is fabulous.

Alexis shares that her favourite part about her career is the excitement of being able to work with extremely beautiful products.  Capturing emotions with florals (sorrow, happiness, congratulations) and the power to change someone’s day with her products are really important to her.  Seeing a happy bouquet going out the door, knowing the smile it will bring to someone’s face, fills Alexis with pure happiness!  She is very involved in the local business community, and commented on the amazing mentorship and networking opportunities that are available locally.  Whenever an opportunity arises, Alexis and her team are thrilled to participate in local charity work and networking events.

We hope you’ll stop by this sweet Abbotsford florist soon to pick up a bouquet for your sweetheart, a happy arrangement to make one of your favourite people smile, or a brightly coloured bouquet for yourself – just because.  Bring your little ones by too – there’s always a sparkly gerbera daisy waiting for them.  You’ll soon find out why Simply Perfect Flowers has been voted #1 Florist in Abbotsford several times.

Simply Perfect Flowers has generously provided us with a little gift for one of our readers. Please leave a comment below to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate for Simply Perfect Flowers OR a $50 bouquet (your choice)!  Good luck!  Draw to take place February 8, 2010.

Simply Perfect Flowers
www.simplyperfectflowers.com
1-33286 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
Ring: 604.557.0055



29 Responses to “Spotlight: February 1/10 – Simply Perfect Flowers”

  1. Shawna Barnscher says:

    I love this shop! the sparkles on the daisies are a special touch!

  2. Deb MacLeod-Horsburgh says:

    Alexis did our wedding 8 years ago and the bouquets were outstanding and the table centres were elegantly simple. The look I was trying to achieve! Just give her your colours and let her create and you will not be disappointed in the outcome.

  3. Mikayla MacLeod says:

    I love their work there its just sooooo amazing and their customer service is wonderful!!!!!!!

  4. Rebecca says:

    I love this little shop – it’s right in my neighbourhood, and their shop is always so colourful and cheerful.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Looks like a beautiful flower shop! Maybe she could open a second location in White Rock/South Surrey?

  6. Shanna says:

    The shop is beautiful and would be wonderful to experience! I wonder if only the little ones get a gerbera daisy with sparkles? hehe

  7. Debbie M. says:

    Gorgeous! and so colourful! Next time I’m in Abbotsford, I’ll pop in!

  8. Sarah E. says:

    Love your bouquets!

  9. Jade M. says:

    I would LOVE to be entered to win! Simply Perfect has the most beautiful arrangments!

  10. Joan B says:

    So this is where my beautiful flowers came from. I loved the Gerber Daisies sprinkled with glitter and they lasted so long too

  11. Rosemary says:

    Unless I get on to these emails from sites like this, I never know about great places like Simply Perfect Flowers! It looks great and I checked out their site and will definitely be popping in next time in that area….if not before!
    Thanks for this!

  12. Dorothy Reed says:

    An up scale boutique like this one makes me feel “Hollywood” every time I go in. Pure glamour.

  13. Lorie Phare says:

    Being still some what new to the Fraser Valley I love to get the scoop on cool and neat places!! Looking forward to popping in and getting myself a little something!! Thanks for sharing : )

  14. Tarrina B. says:

    I can’t wait to visit your store next time I am in Abbotsford. Beautiful flowers!!!

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  16. Sophia says:

    Beautiful flowers and a beautiful boutique! :)

  17. Lesley says:

    I love gorgeous flower arrangements – looking at them, smelling them, taking care of them.. I never get flowers, so when I do get them, it’s extra special. Good luck to everyone!!

  18. Peter L says:

    Nice shop in nice part of the valley.

  19. Peter says:

    Nice shop in a nice part of the valley.

  20. Katie says:

    Everything looks lovely. I would love to get a chance to win and experience your flowers.

  21. Katie Lawrence says:

    I’d really like to have a nice bouquet to give my Mom on Valentine’s Day, hopefully to outshine my Dad!! haha

  22. maria says:

    What a cute little shop!! I hope they deliver!

  23. angela says:

    The flowers look so amazing!

  24. Alan Hawker says:

    My wife just sponsored me to come to Canada from the UK and I know she would love this bouquet. I so hope I win.

  25. Tiera F says:

    The display of the shop looks so adorable! I go to school in Abbotsford and I’ll make sure to find some time to drop in :)

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  27. Stacy Paterson says:

    Beautiful shop & talented lady!

  28. Janelle Morrison says:

    I just wanted to say your shop is exquisite and inviting. The bouquets you have created are stunningly beautiful, you are a very talented women! CHEERS!

  29. Thank you to Kristi Ferguson and The Fraser Valley Pulse for giving Simply Perfect Flowers this opportunity. We are overwhelmed by the responses and so excited that everyone loves flowers as much as we do!!! Thank you again and we hope to see all of your faces in the shop. Make sure you let us know you saw our article at Fraser Valley Pulse. Keep checking us out as we have some exciting changes that will be happening towards the end of 2010. We will be celebrating 10 years in business in October 2010!
    Always Passionate About Flowers,
    Alexis MacLeod AIFD
    Simply Perfect Flowers Inc

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