Venus et Fleur
When you're getting ready to paint the town red, start by buying some red roses for the house. Red roses symbolize love, beauty, respect, courage, devotion, and passion. Hmm ... not bad. Now, imagine you can buy roses and they can last not for one or two days, but rather an entire year! Venus et Fleur flowers were first introduced to me by Fellow Louper Debbie A., who sent over the most stunning bouquet of roses in a gorgeous suede box. These flowers are available in the gamut of Pantone colors and can even be further customized with patterns, letters, and symbols. However, I'm partial to red (especially for this post)!