The Modern Rose: A Box of Flowers for Mother’s Day

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Every year many of us go through the same stressful first week of May. Outside of North America, May 1st is Labour Day, where everybody gets the day off. That leads into a short week; you don’t pay attention and then suddenly Mother’s Day is only a couple of days away. By that time every sought-after brunch place or cute afternoon tea is completely booked. You could run through the mall trying to find something, get some electronic gadget online, or settle for a mediocre assortment of chocolates. A few of you will go for the ultimate Mother’s Day classic: a bouquet of flowers.


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Now, you could go to your neighbourhood corner store and see what they have on offer. Alternatively, if you live in the Greater Toronto Area, our suggestion is you check out The Modern Rose. Founder Sarah Corbo has been designing and selling floral arrangements since 2017. The name for her flower delivery business emerged from a novel approach Corbo wanted to bring to flower bouquets. Forget your flowers awkwardly wrapped in paper. All of The Modern Rose’s bouquets come in a stylish box.

Universal Gift for Every Occasion and Age Bracket

Corbo came to the floral arts by way of interior design. Her academic background helped her focus on gifting and small event design. After coming up with the rose bouquets in their bespoke boxes, which are all designed by Corbo, she incorporated a delivery and courier service to have her products delivered daily.


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If you think, that this gift idea is only suitable for an older demographic, you’d be mistaken. After Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, the two busiest events of the year, The Modern Rose makes a significant chunk of its business thanks to teenagers looking for Promposal arrangements. But Corbo has done it all: Proposals, anniversaries, birthdays, baby and bridal showers, and retirement or graduation parties. All The Modern Rose needs from you, is a 24-hour notice.

Fair Trade For Fair Price

Whenever possible, Sarah Corbo works with Canadian-grown flowers. But during the winter most roses come from South America. Since flowers are mostly available on wholesale markets, it is sometimes challenging to ensure the ethical practices in the foreign growing operations. However, since consumers have gotten more concerned and vocal regarding ethical sourcing, fair trade, and sustainability, the wholesalers had to adapt and now offer product’s in line with consumer demands.


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While roses are the main focus of The Modern Rose’s operation, other flowers like peonies, tulips, lilies, daisies, or orchids, to name just a few, can be arranged season permitting. If you’ve ever bought flowers as a gift, you would know that it is usually not a low-budget present. Corbo says that she wanted to create a luxury floral product that would attainable to the majority of Torontonians. Her Mother’s Day Box, consisting of 16 Ecuadorian roses, is marked on the lower end at $78.99 CAD. If you feel like splurging for mom, The Modern Rose offers the Grand Rosebox at $219.00 CAD.

To all of you out there, but especially to all the Moms: Enjoy Mother’s Day and take some time to smell the roses.

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Kevin Sachs

Written by Kevin Sachs

Kevin Sachs was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. As a former broadcast journalist for SRF, his previous works were featured in Haaretz, Le Matin, Tagesanzeiger, Süddeutsche Zeitung and AWE Magazine. With his passion for all things food and travel, it was only a matter of time until he ended up at DINE Magazine.


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