There’s something about the flower arrangements at Greenpoint’s The Little Glass Slipper (200 Franklin St). It could be that shop owner, Cary Pereyra-Imbert, takes great care in selecting the flowers she uses, or that the shop itself serves as a small oasis among the condo construction surrounding the neighborhood. Either way, you always leave feeling like you’ve gotten a special treat.
There is no shortage of color here: purple eustoma, orange ruffled French tulips, stalks of pink veronica, and tufts of creamy ranunculus peek out from a large table of locally sourced flowers near the front of the shop. Lilacs hover from tall glass vases and cherry blossom branches graze the ceiling this spring, while miniature cacti wait for a home. If you’re searching for a bud vase, it would be wise to stop here first.
Cary found her calling in the floral industry while working as a school counselor. She took a flower arranging class in order to de-stress from her daily grind, and it quickly transformed from an outlet into a passion. Cary soon started interning with event design companies and eventually opened The Little Glass Slipper in 2013. The shop is Cary’s home base, from which she also provides floral design services for weddings, large-scale events, and businesses; you can even take a beginner’s class in bouquet construction with her this month!
Her biggest challenge is the seasonality of the business, but she finds a way to make it work—the shop offers fragrant wreaths in the winter and the perfect branches for an October arrangement. Cary hopes to open another shop in the near future, but for now her space serves the Greenpoint community well. Find your favorite spring blooms here this May or perhaps discover a new variety to love. Even if flowers are unfamiliar terrain, The Little Glass Slipper will make you wonder why you haven’t become more acquainted.
The Little Glass Slipper | 200 Franklin St.
Monday & Tuesday 11am-6pm, Wednesday–Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, closed Sundays