The readers have spoken, and one local florist emerged as the most loved in Lemont.
In last week's installment of Readers’ Choice — a way for readers to give their favorite local businesses a boost — we took a look at Lemont's best flower shops.
Readers made their picks by voting in our poll, as well as leaving comments and reviews on each business' Patch Places listing and our Facebook page. With the majority percent of the vote, as well as a number of positive comments, the winner is Petal Play Design Studio.
Located at 435 Talcott Ave. in downtown Lemont, Petal Play is a full-service florist and boutique that offers unique floral arrangements in addition to gifts like luxury soaps, body butters and candles. Owner Viviana Grasso is very friendly and will work with you to create the perfect floral arrangement for any event or occasion.
Here is what some readers had to say about Viviana's arrangements:
Sue Sniegowski: Viviana is one of the most creative people in the business. She makes the most unusual arrangements in both real and silk flowers. She is always friendly and goes out of her way to help. Her shop is one of the special niceties we have in Lemont! A must to see for that special gift.
Michelle Lio: Viviana, the owner, is the most creative and selfless person I have ever met. Her talents are one in a million. Her arrangements are a work of art, truly unique and amazing. Her selflessness, I obviously dont need to say because her actions speek louder than my words. She is dedicated to Lemont.
Mary S: I bought flowers for my daughters bridal shower and they were absolutely beautiful! Viv is very helpful and stuck to the budget. Her partner Louise is very cute!
Peggy Magdziarz: Viviana is so creative. Her designs are unique and absolutely beautiful. You know when you walk into a wedding with Petal Play arrangements because you have that wow moment & just want to look closer at every flower in the room. When you have them in your home it's even better because they're all yours. Petal Play has been a great addition to Lemont over the years!
Ann Maree: Two weeks ago I got the most delightful surprise; a Petal Play Designs arrangement sent to my hotel room! Since we no longer live in the area, enjoying one of Viv's designs is a rare and special treat. Viviana is talented beyond my imagination and a wonderful, sweet friend. You not only receive a beautiful flower arrangement or spectacular event when you call Petal Play, you get the added blessing of a precious friend.
Shelly: Petal Play is not only about beautiful flowers and a cute shop but an experience. Viviana makes you feel so special with her beautiful talent. Whether you are picking up flowers for a sick friend, prom, anniversary, Mother's Day or a funeral, you know you are walking out with a piece of Viv. Each arrangement is just a unique and amazing as the next. Thanks Viv for making Lemont your home!
Kathy Swanstrom: Viviana at Petal Play is one of the best florists I have ever met. Every time I go into her shop she always has such unique and fresh ideas whether it's for a wedding or simply to take an arrangement home to enjoy. She's been doing my Christmas arrangments for the last couple years and they are always amazing!
JoAnn Galateo-Dixon: Viv, I've just read all these comments and there's not much more to say except you are the sunshine of my day.... ever since that day years ago that you walked into our little paper store and proceeded to win the hearts one by one of the people in our wonderful town with not only your super floral talents but your big beautiful heart.
Do you love Petal Play? Tell us what you think in the comments, or visit Patch Places to leave a review.
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