Snapshot: Mary Romair
Mary Romair, FloristBy Zandra Wolfgram
“Be a spiritual gardener and the soul of nature will smile as the earth sings a song of everlasting joy.”
This quote from poet and philosopher Michael Teal can be found on postcards in GG Bloom, a florist and garden shop in The Shops of Destiny in Destin. Mary Romair has owned the shop since 2009, naming it for her daughter, Gillian. The goal was to bring Destin a florist that would move away from the stereotypical tropical look toward a Southern coastal look typical of New Orleans, where Romair was raised.
Specializing in the natural foliage of our area, Romair loves to customize arrangements, especially with her flower favorites: peonies and hydrangas. She says her shop specializes in floral décor with an “English-garden” feel. Romair is proud to be an official FTD florist and has added a floral designer to the staff just in time for Mother’s Day — one of the biggest holidays of the year for the shop. The most popular request for mom? Mixed spring bouquets.
A true romantic and trained artist, Romair is thrilled to bring the joy of spring flowers to the Emerald Coast all year long. “I have always been creative. My grandmother encouraged me from a very young age. When I was young all my gifts were created from my heart,” she says. One visit to GG Bloom and it is clear Romair is still creating works of art from her heart.