Bella Meyer Makes The World A More Beautiful Place
Bella Meyer is a good friend and she has one of the most amazing flower shops in New York.
Granddaughter of the celebrated modernist painter Marc Chagall, her shop "Fleurs Bella" is like the inside of her kooky and brilliant mind: a cacophony of colors, textures and twigs - lots of twigs. Featured in the recently directed John Torturro film "Fading Gigolo ," starring Woody Allen, Sharon Stone and Sofía Vergara, Fleurs Bella always felt to me like the set of a film featureing Meryl Streep as a divorced florist, but alas, Turturro beat her to it as a gigolo. Guess I was wrong on that one. French-born Meyer moved to New York from Paris in the early 1980s, shortly after completing a PhD in art history at the Sorbonne, and quickly immersed herself in the city's art scene.
Meyer grew up surrounded by her grandfather's works, many of which featured flowers, and it shows. Her shop is like a painting come to life.
Check out Fleurs Bella at 55 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003 (646) 602-7037, http://www.fleursbella.com