Being located in the hotel allows guests to browse the shop or request flower deliveries during their stay.
âIt’s something fun that I do with my store because it’s not something that another store can do,â said Sharp-Druckenmiller.
The store opened exactly two months after the hotel.
The shop sells more than flowers. It has snacks, balloons, stuffed animals, bath bombs, handbags, coffee and seasonal decorations for sale. Sharp-Druckenmiller said she wanted to fill the store with items that customers couldn’t find anywhere else.
A veteran of the floral industry and the US Air Force, she also designs personalized sympathy, birthday, anniversary and wedding bouquets and baskets.
âI really, really love making gift baskets for people because I think they’re so personal,â she said. â… For me personally, customer service is probably the most important thing for my store.â
Depending on the time of year, she can work on a dozen or more flower arrangements in a day. Other than her mother and husband helping with deliveries, she has done everything on her own, although she has said she plans to hire help in October.
She has also invested time in learning strategies to expand her reach, regularly updating social media and taking classes to learn how to adapt in a changing industry. She’ll even attend a wedding decorating seminar in November.