Our favorite neighborhood florist is without a doubt Ann’s Flowers & Balloons, a little shop on Geary at Larkin. No only because of their reasonable prices, but mostly because of the sweet lady running the shop (probably Ann, although I never asked). She can put together beautiful bouquets within your budget and choices of flowers, and always seems to be in a good mood. Also, she can advise you on the best flowers for each occasion, depending on their meaning, and every time I’ve been there in the late afternoon she’s given me an end of the day discount. Even guys in suits stop by to buy flowers for their loved ones. I’ve never seen anyone buying balloons, though.

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