FLORIST TO GIVE FREE FLOWERS TO CITY COMMUTERS
K’Rd will be more colourful than usual on the morning of Tuesday March 20 thanks to St Kevin’s Arcade florist handing out free flowers to weary city commuters.
In honour of the UN International Day of Happiness, Rosie of Rose Tinted and her team will be spreading a little joy at what can be a stressful time of day.
“Everyone immediately lights up around flowers,” she says. “The different colours and fragrances are an immediate sensory experience.”
Science supports this with a survey conducted by Rutgers University showing flowers elicit true happiness and elevated mood in 100% of the people who receive them as measured by ‘the Duchenne smile’.
Additional research by Harvard showed that if people are around owers even for just a few days they feel less stressed, more compassionate, more energetic and happier in general.
The most popular reason for giving flowers was found to be ‘just because’. “They are a great way to earn brownie points,” says Rosie.
Tuesday may be a good opportunity to snag a couple of freebies but Rosie also has an in-bloom floral subscription service for a year-round boost, creates bouquets for weddings, occasions, events or retail installations and you can pop in to her retail stores for an on the spot arrangement of fresh cut stems.
A former advertising executive, Rosie says she makes more people happy in her current job.
“Even if people don’t have time to stop and smell the roses, they’re bound to love a little pick-me-up.”
Rose Tinted Flowers is in St Kevin’s Arcade and Ponsonby Central. Visit them online at www.rosetintedflowers.com
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