Citi Flora turns 15 today, a whole 15 years in the High St District. Owned by mother daughter team, Sonya (right) and Jennifer (left), Citi Flora kept the district blooming for 14 years from their High St store and last year made the move to a bigger space, one hop over on O’Connell St. You might know the beautiful petal trails they leave on the footpath outside their store!
Sonya has 36 years of floristry under her belt and daughter, Jennifer has worked as a florist for 9 years. These ladies know what they are doing and today to celebrate their birthday they have organized a ‘bunch’ (excuse the pun) of treats for anyone who stops by. There’s 15% off everything, an individually wrapped rose for the first 100 people who come in to wish them well and delicious Harney and Sons tea tasting went on from 12 – 2pm.
What’s it like working with family?
Every time we make a good result when we make it together. Mum’s experience helps me find a better solution and my creations help Mum make a novel combination.
What is your favorite flower?
Jennifer: I love every flower but my favorite flower is Early Cheer.
Sonya: Sweet Avalanche Rose.
What is your least favorite flower?
What’s the best piece of advice your mother has given you?
What’s the best piece of advice your daughter has give you?
What would you like to do if you weren’t florists?
Jennifer: Skincare and cosmetic adviser.
Sonya: The Mayor!
Your favorite place in the city?
Of course High Street District!
What is special about The District for you?
It’s home ground!
Jennifer: I love Mum’s home made Korean food.
What advice would you give your 15 year old self.
Sonya: Be an expert. Don’t hesitate to study English. Smile.
Jennifer: Jennifer, you have to make good relationships with many people. Don’t be shy.
And below is Jennifer’s ‘Citi’ map of where you can find them in the district.
Citi Flora. 12 O’Connell St, High St District.