We Can’t Keep it to Ourselves, Our Flower Boutique is Moving!

March 30, 2016

Evantine Design Floral Shop and Gift Boutique is Moving to Washington Square Philadelphia

NOW YOU KNOW OUR EXCITING NEWS! Seems almost like a birth announcement, and frankly, it feels kinda like that!

AFTER TWENTY YEARS at The Rittenhouse Hotel, EVANTINE, our floral boutique and fine gift store, is moving across town to a BIGGER and BETTER location! Of course, we are grateful beyond words for the patronage and support of the residents of The Rittenhouse Hotel and Condominiums, as well as the Rittenhouse Square community. But it’s time to move on to something new on another square…

OUR NEW STORE will be located at 715 Walnut Street in the Washington Square neighborhood near trendy restaurants, swanky apartment buildings, historic townhouses, and other chic boutiques. Our new cool digs will offer more of what you love about EVANTINE, custom fresh florals and beautiful plants, as well as stylish novelty items and wonderful fine gifts for the home.

BUT WE’RE NOT OPEN JUST YET! Someday soon, VERY SOON! We promise. We’re still working hard, getting our amazing inventory on the shelves and our luscious flowers flown in from around the world. We’ll let you know when you can stop by for a visit. And, right about that same time we’ll be re-launching our EVANTINE DESIGN website! Everything at once! of course. Is there any other way?

Until then, watch for our updates on social media via hashtag #shopEvantine.

With much love and gratitude,

Brian Kappra, Creative Director


SHOP: Take a Walk on the High Line with Bond No. 9

August 26, 2013

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We recently spent some time on the The High Line in New York while in the city for the International Gift Show. Inspired by the Promenade plantée in Paris, this former elevated New York Central Railroad spur was brilliantly redesigned as one mile aerial walkway on the West Side of Manhattan.  The entire urban park is lined with fragrant wildflowers and prairie grasses. Truly, the choice of plant material and the design of the plants is AMAZING.

Looks like we weren’t the only ones inspired by the beautiful plantings. Bond No. 9, purveyors of New York neighborhood fragrances, have long been enamored of the High Line and its perfume possibilities. In 2010 they created a scent that conveys a whiff of urban wildflowers and a hint of industrial grit, with bits of Tenth Avenue energy and Chelsea gallery style added to the mix. Bond No. 9 High Line. The scent starts off with a prairie grazing weed mixed with citrusy bergamot and zesty Indian rhubarb. The perfume’s floral heart is red-leaf rose, Lady Jane tulips, and grape hyacinth. Its lingering base notes combine bur oak with imported sea moss, to evoke the Hudson’s River proximity, along with musk and teakwood, to remind us that Bond No. 9 High Line is a metro- perfume.

Stop into our boutique in The Rittenhouse Hotel for some of our favorite perfume from Bond No. 9 Parfum.