Everyone is talking about airline stocks, and colleagues have been texting us photos of eerily empty NYC airports. Yet there has been surprisingly little talk of what hotels are going through as a result of the ominous coronavirus panic.
So we are inclined to applaud those hotels still endeavoring to spread a bit of hospitality joy amidst the hysteria. And the Moxy Chelsea, which was already a BlackBook fave, has just opened a gorgeous new flower shop, which greets visitors straight away at the entrance to the lobby. Imported all the way from London, McQueens Flowers offers guests and passersby the opportunity to witness their floral artistry firsthand—and we couldn’t think of a better way to divert from this overarching crisis than to observe such efflorescent ingenuity “in bloom.”
“McQueens Flowers has been telling stories with flowers since its founding in London in 1991,” says CEO Richard Eagleton. “After more than 25 years of sending our amazing and talented team of florists from London to create amazing floral designs for events across the U.S., we are thrilled to be embarking on a New York residency that showcases our team’s boundless creativity and the beautiful storytelling, which is at the heart of each arrangement and bouquet we produce.”
Make sure your visit includes a zip up to the Moxy’s 35th floor Fleur Room, where floral inspired cocktails like the Lilac Jane (Bombay London Dry Gin, Fresh Lime, Grapefruit Infused Pea Flower Tea, Lavender) and Aztec Marigold (Illegal Mezcal, Campari, Carpano Sweet Vermouth) will immerse you in nature’s most egalitarian bounty. Pretty…fabulous.