I love a good flower stand (like Dahlia’s in Grand Central) – especially when they wrap your chosen bunch in something that is artistic or thought about (no more curled multicolored plastic ribbon please). You could ixnay the wrap altogether and hand your loved one a bouquet tied together with twine. Or, wrap cream colored roses in black tissue with a black silk ribbon for a classic look. How chic! Surprise somebody that you love with flowers BEFORE Valentine’s day. What a nice way to brighten your day!