The couple behind Don de Fleurs luxury flowers share their Miami favorites

Manayra Gonzalez-Nwokolo and Samuel Nwokolo of Don de Fleurs. Photograph by Felipe Cuevas.

After seeing flowers in a hatbox during a trip to Europe, couple Manayra Gonzalez-Nwokolo and Samuel Nwokolo was inspired to create Don de Fleurs in South Florida. The luxury flower service presents recipients with a floral work of art. They let us in on some of their other Miami favorites.

The Flowers

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Don de Fleurs.

 

“What woman doesn’t love flowers?” Samuel asks. None that we know of. Don de Fleurs’ collection of exquisite blooms includes some that last forever. Manayra’s latest obsession is the new Acrylic de Fleurs series. “My favorite is our Acrylic 9 box, which holds nine beautiful preserved roses with a functional drawer to hold your most precious items, such as jewelry or makeup.” Don de Fleurs; 954-637-2700; dondefleurs.com.

The Beauty

Eye Creations by Keyla.

 

Manayra: “Keyla Martinez is one of my best friends who does everything beauty-related: makeup, microblading, lashes. She’s a one-stop shop.” Eye Creations by Keyla 305-336-3042; eyecreationsbykeyla.com.

The Breakfast

The pancakes at Greenstreet.

 

Manayra: “For breakfast, Greenstreet Café has the best food! The French toast and pancakes are so yummy.” Greenstreet Café; 305-444-0244; greenstreetcafe.net.

The Skincare

Tatcha Skincare.

 

Manayra: “I love Tatcha Skincare. I’m obsessed with their rice polish enzyme powder. It definitely keeps control of my shine.” Sephora at Brickell City Centre; 786-261-0507; sephora.com.

The Photographer

Photograph by Alan Phillip.

 

Manayra: “Alan and Raul at Alan Phillip Photography make you feel like family during their photo sessions. Their pictures are luxurious and classy.” Alan Phillip Photography; 305-281-7711; alanphillip.com.

The Shoes

Christian Louboutin heels.

 

Manayra: “I’m obsessed with shoes, especially from Christian Louboutin. There’s something about that red sole that makes any outfit look special.” Christian Louboutin at Miami Design District; 305-576-6820; christianlouboutin.com.

The Workout

The Box Nutrition by Lismary Alfonso.

 

Manayra: “Health and fitness are very important to me. I recently found a small gym coached by Lismary Alfonso. There’s so much positive energy for women of all shapes and sizes.” The Box Nutrition; instagram.com/lismaryfit.

The Date Night

Louie Bossi has a romantic outdoor patio.

 

Samuel: “I love the romantic vibe at Louie Bossi’s. The rigatoni pasta with braised beef is my all-time fave!” Louie Bossi’s; 954-356-6699; louiebossi.com.

The Spa

Well Groomed Gentleman.

 

“Every gentleman should maintain a consistent grooming routine, but sometimes life gets so hectic. The team at Well Groomed Gentleman leaves me feeling and looking like a million bucks.” Well Groomed Gentleman, 786-362-6360; wellgroomedgentleman.com.

The Subscription

SprezzaBox.

 

“One of my favorite men’s fashion subscription services is SprezzaBox. For $28 a month, they send me four to six products like ties, socks and pocket squares to help keep me looking dapper.” sprezzabox.com.

The Fragrance

Tom Ford.

 

“A cologne can change the whole dynamic of a mood. For me, it’s Tom Ford Oud Wood fragrance. It exudes modern luxury.” Neiman Marcus at Bal Harbour Shops; 305-865-6161; neimanmarcus.com.

The Timepiece

Carl F. Bucherer.

 

“In the past, I went with quantity over quality. As I get older, I appreciate the craftsmanship in a genuine timepiece. Carl F. Bucherer believed in value early on and stands behind each watch.” King Jewelers; 305-935-4900; carl-f-bucherer.com.

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