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Meet Laraine D’Elia, Photo Stylist


What is your exact title and what do you do at 1800flowers? How long have you been with the company?
I have been a Photo Stylist at 1800flowers for 14 years!

What do you like best about your job?
I love the team of creative and capable people I collaborate with solving daily challenges. I also love the beautiful products I am privileged to showcase in photos on the web.

What is your favorite 1800flowers product and why?
My favorite product is our white phalaenopsis orchid plant because of its elegant and regal beauty.

Flowers come in so many colors and textures. Did you know that tulips grow even after they are cut?!

What is your favorite flower or plant and why?
Peonies! They are nature’s wonder. Exquisite!

One of 1800Flowers’ main missions is to deliver smiles. What makes you smile?
My ten month old grandson makes me smile. I look forward to his valentines!

1800Flowers is a gifting company. What is your favorite gift to receive and/or give for Valentine’s Day?
Flowers. They are always a perfect gift accompanied with a note that speaks to my heart.

What is the most valuable thing you have learned about flowers and plants during your time here?
The most valuable thing I have learned during my tenure here is the sheer abundance of flower variety. Flowers come in so many colors and textures. Did you know that tulips grow even after they are cut?!

What is your favorite thing about Valentine’s Day?
My favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is the fact that love is celebrated and appreciated––from couples to dear friends and family. The surprise and joy in the gesture makes it even more special.

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