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River Oaks District Welcomes Avant Garden

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The world-renounced event designer Todd Fiscus has brought his Dallas-based flower boutique in all its glory to The River Oaks District across from Toulouse Café and Bar this month. His dazzling display will occupy an open and bright 2,500 foot showroom with 19-foot ceilings where the beautiful arrangements can be properly admired.  Fiscus pushes the boundaries of conventional conceptions of art with his awe-inspiring and creative works realized through flowers. The boutique draws inspiration from the glitz and glamour of the 1920s injected with a sense of modernity that proves the undeniable link across generations though art and beauty reflected in floral.

While the shop originated in Dallas, Fiscus focused his efforts in creating his new boutique to reflect the unique taste, sensibilities, and demographics of Houston that he hopes will strongly resonate personally with Houstonians. Your experience with Avant Garden will include the complimentary Motus Red Photobooth that will create and immersive experience perfect for Instagram. The photobooth includes features from #FlowerRain, a 3-D floral curtain that creates the illusion of a flower shower, and #BringTheHouseDown, emulating crushed crystal elements and an eight-foot disco ball. 

Avant Garden also features The Orchid Bar, a portion of the store filled with extravagant potted orchids, terrariums, and other beautiful plants some of which are for sale and all of which make a beautiful background for a picture. At The Cake Bar, guests can treat themselves to elegantly crafted baked goods iced in floral designs from BeccaCakes, a Houston-based bakery. 

They also have beautiful arrangements for sale featuring 100-rose bouquets priced at $125 that make awe-inspiring centerpieces, rare and unique vases found no where else in the world ranging from $45-$500, and an array of luxury home goods. 

Avant Garden serves as Fiscus’s Houston headquarters for Todd Events, the award-winning event planning business that will make any occasion from lavish weddings, corporate events, to intimate gatherings exquisite. Fiscus and his creative team will be on site to discuss any event needing his creative expertise. 

Visit Avant Garden Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday from 11 am – 7 pm.

All Photos Courtesy of Joe Cogliandro

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