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Meet Sunny Sun and Silvia Lee of The Only Roses in Arcadia

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sunny Sun and Silvia Lee.

Sunny and Silvia, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Like all good fairy tales, the story of The Only Roses begins in a place far, far away.

That place is Shandong, China, a coastal province in the northern part of the country. In Shandong, there lived a mother whose daughter moved thousands of miles across the world to settle in America. The daughter was me — Silvia Lee.

With my mother living so far away, I would often send her beautiful bouquets of roses to remind her of our love. But like all fresh flowers, these roses would soon start to fade after arriving at my mother’s house. Sometimes they wouldn’t even last for a whole week!

Those wilted flowers inspired me to find something better, something that would last much longer than a few days. My search eventually led me to the mountain-top farms of Ecuador, where the world’s best roses are grown. It’s also where I discovered the Everlasting Rose.

The Everlasting Rose is a real rose that has all the beauty and feel of a fresh-picked flower, but it’s guaranteed to last at least a year — and usually much longer. Once it’s plucked at peak freshness from the farm in Ecuador, the Everlasting Rose undergoes a highly innovative process that perfectly preserves the bud in its natural state. You never need to water it or give it any special care.

At The Only Roses, we believe every day is an occasion for love. Our preserved roses let you show that love, every day, all year.

I hope you cherish your Everlasting Roses as much as I do — and as much as my mother does too.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Entrepreneurship is never easy. It is very exciting and challenging. The most difficult part is balanced family life and the growing demand from our business. This is especially hard for Silvia because she started this business because of her mom. Now she is a mom too.

Please tell us about The Only Roses.
We are a luxury high-end florist that specializes in luxury preserved roses, flowers and plant arrangements. All our roses, flowers and plants are 100% real and they don’t wilt. We stand by our commitment and offer a one-year replacement guarantee if our roses, flowers, and plants wilt within one year. Beyond roses, we also expand our collections into other flowers and plants. We actually carry over 50 types of everlasting flowers and plants. It is very safe to say The Only Roses carries the largest selection of everlasting roses, flowers, and plants.

We believed everything starts from our customer experience. We are trying to create the most beautiful and luxurious arrangements for all celebrations, occasions and living spaces. That is the reason why we are offering a one-year replacement guarantee and date certain delivery. We will find a way to say yes to all our customers.

The Only Roses experience started from the source. The flowers are grown on plantations in the Andes mountains which soar nearly 10,000 feet above sea level. The combination of high altitude and proximity to the Equator creates the ideal environment for growing varieties with the longest stems and the biggest blooms, as well as the most interesting, contrasting colors on the edges and insides of petals. Everlasting Rose® is plucked fresh from these mountaintop farms in Ecuador. Our suppliers are super picky about choosing the rosebuds that eventually come to your doorstep. For each rose that makes it through our careful selection process, many are rejected. We want only the most beautiful flowers to go into our bouquets.

All our arrangements were hand-arranged in our Los Angeles flower shop. We know each arrangement is going to a special someone for an important occasion. We take time and carefully craft the most beautiful arrangement. In addition, with our date certain delivery. We will make sure your flower will show up on the day that you want.

We are very proud to have the largest selection of everlasting flower arrangements in the U.S. What sets us apart is the focus on our customer experience from flower sourcing to delivery.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Growing up in China, I had a lot of family relatives and friends live in the United States and most of them are in Los Angeles. Many of them don’t have a lot of money. Through their hard work, dedication and innovation, many of them became successful individuals in their respective spaces. Back then I don’t really have a word for it but now I call it the American Dream. Actually, we are living in an American Dream. This land especially Los Angeles gives us a tremendous amount of opportunities.

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