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In the heart of the Hamptons, The Bridgehampton Florist is the destination for the Hampton’s best flowers, including the largest selection of orchids anywhere on the East End. The shop is filled with a wide selection of wonderfully curated gifts for every important occasion. Drop in for attentive service, thoughtful gift ideas and even the greeting cards to go with them.

MICHAEL & JIM

Michael and Jim

Michael Grim and Jim Osburn have been an integral part of the Hamptons community for over 30 years. Their knowledge of flowers, their impeccable taste and their genuine delight in their work are unmatched and yours whenever the occasion calls for it.

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The Bridgehampton Florist is far more than a conventional flower shop. We offer complete floral design services tailored to your home. We can make your next event the most memorable of occasions –whether it’s an intimate dinner for 6 or a once-in-a-lifetime party. Call for a consultation.

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Their Lovely Creations Have Graced My Home Throughout The Seasons

If you are looking for flowers that your guests will be talking about long after their visit, there is no better choice in my book than The Bridgehampton Florist. The moment you meet Michael and Jim, you become family. They are generous and kind, experienced and creative and are masters of their craft. From a singular bloom to a riotous arrangement, from the simplest country bouquet to sophisticated gala chic, BH Florist has no equal. Their lovely creations have graced my home throughout the seasons and over several decades. – Julie Andrews

Flower Whisperers

What a luxury to have a florist you can trust implicitly with any possible occasion!  Michael and Jim have an artistic flair and magical touch that is all class, elegance and taste — with a dash of creative whimsy.  In addition to their remarkably fresh and beautiful blooms, they are extremely personable, caring and loads of FUN.  We just love to hear the oohh’s and aahh’s of guests enjoying their most extraordinary creations that have graced our home for over a decade. — Rob Marshall & John DeLuca

Subtle and Elegant Floral Designs

Michael is my wife’s florist and he is incredibly talented. I think his designs are subtle and elegant and don’t overwhelm my home. He is a warm presence every time he works in our home and his flowers bring happiness to my wife and family. Originally, I wasn’t interested in seeing flowers around the house, but once I got used to it and began to appreciate it then, I noticed there were flowers everywhere, but in my office. I asked why I was left out, and I think that made Michael happy that I noticed and appreciated his work. The next week and ever since, I have had small flowers in my office. – David

My Glorious Bouquet

I have been using Jim and Michael for 15+ years for the same glorious bouquet pretty much year round. Jim and Michael and my glorious bouquet were so much a part of my life that I couldn’t live without them even during major construction, scaffolding, paint tarps and all…it made that process bearable and beautiful! – Jane Wenner

Creative Genius

Thanks to Jim and Michael’s creative genius, attention to detail and masterfully breathtaking floral arrangements I have attended some of the most beautiful weddings! (most of them mine!) Fortunately, they also make the most charming condolence bouquets…so colorful and fresh, they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face no matter what! Life is always full of surprises and reasons to celebrate, and EVERY occasion is made more beautiful and memorable with Jim and Michael’s magic touch! After all, there aren’t many guaranties in life, but Bridgehampton Florist is one of them! As they say, “Life isn’t measured by the number of beaths you take, but by the number of bouquets that take your breath away” – Christie Brinkley

Fresh and Beautiful Arrangements

The flowers are fresh and beautiful and their arrangements, unusual. My weekly visits with Jim and Michael make me feel like I’m taking a stroll through the markets back home in Amsterdam! – Annette Roque Lauer

Wonderful Flower Shop

Michael Grim and Jim Osburn started this wonderful flower shop years ago, and it’s as good as ever. You can buy armloads of local flowers in the summer and beautiful imported flowers all year long. They also make gorgeous arrangements to send to that special someone. – Barefoot Contessa

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Michael Grim Flowers Houses in the Hamptons

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Source: Flower Magazine | June 01, 2013 Spend a spectacular summer day with celebrated florist Michael Grim as he flowers houses in the Hamptons When Aerin Lauder, Style and Image director of Estée Lauder and Creative Director of her new luxury lifestyle brand AERIN, heads out to her house in the Hamptons each weekend in the summer, she knows a delightful surprise awaits her. That’s because earlier that day, florist Michael Grim pulled his van, loaded with delphinium, hydrangeas, and garden roses, into her driveway, and set about fashioning arrangements of her favorite flowers to adorn her entry, living room, dining room, and bedrooms. Michael Grim, shown here in his colorful shop, The Bridgehampton Florist, is recognizable to many from his appearances in Ina Garten's Food Network show, Michael Grim (right), shown here in his colorful shop, The Bridgehampton Florist, is recognizable to many from his appearances in Ina Garten’s Food Network show, Barefoot Contessa. “Michael has an amazing eye. He loves flowers, tabletop, and entertaining. He is incredibly talented and an important part of my Hamptons life,” Aerin says. The floral designer will be familiar to viewers of Ina Garten’s Food Network show Barefoot Contessa as the friend she pulls in to craft centerpieces for her feasts. “It was a simple decision to put him on the show,” Ina says. “He’s so good on TV, and he’s fun!” Michael concurs: “We both love to giggle,” he says. Tall stems of chartreuse Eremurus bring a fresh pop of color in Aerin Lauder's Wainscott home. The two became friends nearly two decades ago when Ina started frequenting his shop, The Bridgehampton Florist. “I like it that his flowers are simple, beautiful, and elegant,” she says. “They’re appropriate for the country setting. There’s nothing precious about them. Our styles are very similar.” They’ve since gone on to become favorites of the tony set who flock to the Hamptons during the summer, Ina with her delectable food and Michael with his floral arrangements done on-site in clients’ homes. Try to catch him on a Thursday or Friday morning in the summer and Michael will likely be on the move, driving his Suburban back and forth between his shop and houses up and down the beachside community. He buys the freshest flowers available, and subjects them to as little time in transit as possible, which means he returns to the shop between each visit to load up the next client’s flowers. Remarkably, he doesn’t spend a lot of time in consultation with his clients. “Over the years, I’ve come to know what they want,” he says. “Some want only white flowers, some want masses of a single flower in an arrangement, and most of them want it to look like they went to the garden and picked the flowers.” Tall stems of chartreuse Eremurus (left) bring a fresh pop of color in Aerin Lauder’s Wainscott home. A trip to the garden incidentally, launched Michael’s career as a floral designer. As a child, he would visit his grandmother’s country house in Vermont in the summer. “I think it was probably to get me out of the house,” he says, “but she would send me out into the garden to cut flowers and make arrangements to put in the bedrooms for arriving guests.” That early exposure led him to enroll in a vocational course in his small Pennsylvania hometown where he studied greenhouse growing and floral design. He flourished in the program, and was asked to participate at a floral trade show along with six professional floral designers. “I did great,” he recalls, “and was told that if I wanted a career in flowers that I needed to move to a bigger city, which I did. New York City!” There he established himself as a floral designer and built a loyal base of clients. “In 1981, I spent the summer in the Hamptons,” he says, “and I never went back.” Luckily, Michael’s devoted clientele were thrilled to have his services available for their Hamptons getaways and ensured a successful transition. One summer Thursday, Michael and his assistant Jackie Dacuk began the day by loading flowers into his Suburban before driving to the Sag Harbor home of architect Blaze Makoid and his wife Tracy. Strong, clean lines predominate the space, and large windows allow the surrounding trees to become part of the interior. So Michael opted to restrict his floral arrangements to simple pops of color in bunches of orchids and stems of alliums. From the Makoid house, it was back to the shop for reload for Aerin Lauder’s house in Wainscott. Michael and Jackie spent the next couple of hours decorating tables around the pool for her 10-year-old son’s swimming party. Blue hydrangeas in low vases interspersed with toy dinosaurs gave the tables a punchy, playful look. A large part of Michael’s business is creating floral displays for parties and events. But often, he just creates arrangements for his clients’ personal enjoyment. Left: At the Sag Harbor home of the architect Blaze Makoid and Tracy Mitchell Makoid, round allium blossoms in glass bottles provide a sculptural impact on a coffee table. Right: A row of white clematis on the dining table brings the outside in. At the Sag Harbor home of the architect Blaze Makoid (right) and Tracy Mitchell Makoid, round allium blossoms in glass bottles provide a sculptural impact on a coffee table. Right: A row of white clematis on the dining table brings the outside in. After a trip to the shop for reloading, Michael and Jackie were off to their first stop in Southampton where they created an arrangement of Eremurus, lilies, and delphinium encircled with pink hydrangeas to stand watch in the entry hall of a handsome summer cottage. Then it was on to another client’s house, where Michael dressed the seashell-encrusted, carved-wood mantel in a row of green glass vases with the stems of deep-purple hydrangeas that echoed the violet hues of a sea fan and accent pillows. In the entry of a Southampton home, a rustic bucket holds a towering arrangement of sunflowers, lavender 'Monte Casion' asters, delphinium, and hydrangeas. For this crisp, summery Southampton foyer (left), Michael used a rustic bucket filled with sunflowers, lavender ‘Monte Casion’ asters, delphinium, and hydrangeas. Eschewing floral foam, he favors crossed stems in water. “Since we are in the country our flowers are loose and casual,” he says. “For the flowers we use, like hydrangeas, water and lots of water is always best.” Filling the shop are his favorite summer flowers—hydrangeas, dahlias, zinnias, and garden roses. Or as he puts it, neatly summing up his floral philosophy, “whatever’s fresh and beautiful.” Currently, Michael is experimenting with vivid color combinations. “I love color,” he says, “like hot pink with orange. Currently I’m putting blue with a coral pink and pale lavender. It’s wonderful.”

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