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Our picks for the sometimes less obvious winners.
Best Florist (2013)
Swenson & Silacci
432 Alvarado St., Monterey
110 John St., Salinas
Their website is a sight for sore eyes itself—satisfaction guaranteed, flowers suggested by occasion, same-day delivery throughout the county—but it’s their window displays which truly transcend and inspire. A veritable flower-scape of orchids, roses and boughs dripping with supple flower buds, wispy grasses and baubles draws window gazers like bees in seach of nectar. And S&S’s creations smell even better than they look, another advantage to go in person, and another reason they’re a perennial winner in the category and a guaranteed winner come weddings, birthdays, Valentine’s and Mother’s Day.