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Yesterday, the second day of summer and possibly the finest of the year, I walked into the hybrid coffee and flower shop, Bohaus, in Bed-Stuy. Owners Laura Bonnie and Jenn Hauser—whose names combined create that of their two-week-old business—stood behind the counter in their light and airy space, largely constructed by themselves; simple and small arrangements of seasonal flowers were placed throughout. Bonnie and Hauser had the relaxed rapport of old friends. “We actually met...
Aren't you glad to be alive? Isn't earth not a bad place to be? Yes, and yes. And it's all thanks to your mom that you get to be a part of it. (That's what she says all the time, anyway, right? Right.) And while you can't really repay her for this, you can give her beautiful things that symbolize bottomless thanks and that contain multitudes—like flowers. Delicate and ephemeral, their beauty is also incredibly powerful. What better gift...