Business Spotlight: Burns Florist

Century-old San Rafael business welcomes new owner with a new vision and a keen sense of relationships, not to mention a fabulous eye for spectacular floral designs.

1414 Fourth Street

What do they offer?

Burns Florist is a full service florist, offering floral arrangements and adornments for just about any occasion, including weddings, corporate events, funerals, prom, graduation and the I-just-feel-like-having-flowers day.

Who are they?

Burns Florist was one of the first flower shops in Marin County. Welcoming customers for over a century, this landmark shop has been getting a facelift while continuing to offer longtime clients the same attention, expertise and care known in San Rafael for decades.

New owner Krista Kaplan is no stranger to the business of flowers. Owner of Kaplan Flowers, a delivery service based in Corte Madera, the 12-year Marin and longtime Bay Area resident has an eye for what looks good. After pursuing a degree a for design, Kaplan spent over 10 years in retail merchandising, before diving back into the pursuit for floral beauty. As only the third owner of Burns Florist in over 100 years, she looks forward to bringing her vision to such a legendary location.

How long have they been there?

Burns Florist has been at its current location for over 40 years. It has been a San Rafael business since 1908.

Why are they in our business spotlight?

 “It’s a hands-on feeling, developing a relationship,” Kaplan said about serving her patrons. While she is excited to bring her new ideas to the business, one aspect that will not change, and will probably improve, is the keen attention to detail, and to longtime customers.

Floral offerings go above and beyond the a-typical arrangement one might find anywhere. Choose between an enormous selection of foliage, including houseplants, a gorgeous blazing orange lily arrangement, tropical designs, chic modern arrangements and glass bowls filled with flowers. The shop itself has a wide variety of cards, gifts and wonderful orchids.

As a Marin resident and mother of two, Kaplan often donates her time and expertise, (along with flowers of course!) to various non-profit and school based events such as the Tiburon Reed Regatta. And no event if out of Kaplan's reach. She’s even been known to create a perfect centerpiece for a poker themed birthday party!

Did you know?

Burns Florist also offers awesome gift baskets, even one dripping with candy and chocolate. Select from fruit baskets, Pamper Me baskets and gourmet snack baskets.

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scott m kaplan August 29, 2012 at 03:24 AM
You guys are fantastic!


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