Au Nom de l'Orchidée
Opened by French-American Vanessa Elia in 2004, this high-end flower retailer on Avenue Paul-Doumer has a single overriding passion: to bring 150 varieties of the popular orchid flower to its Parisian devotees. Delivered in plain white vases, purple-and-lime-green bags, and a well-chosen collection of baskets and pots, Au Nom de l'Orchidée's orchids range over a wide variety of shapes and colors. Extreme quality and durability—along with healthy prices—characterize all of Elia's well-bred blooms, unfailingly arranged by the proprietor into tasteful compositions.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.