2400 J St., Sacramento; (916) 468-0235; 801 Howe Ave., Sacramento; (916) 920-4911; www.RellesFlorist.com
Longevity and customer service are just two of the reasons why Sac Mag’s readers name Relles the region’s best florist year after year. Founded in 1946, the company offers a 100-percent-satisfaction guarantee. (If a recipient doesn’t care for an arrangement, Relles will replace it, no questions asked.) The firm employs a small army of floral designers who specialize in custom designs, from classic to contemporary. Customers include California’s first lady, Maria Shriver, as well as many state agencies and law firms. Visitors to the Capitol witnessed an amazing display of the company’s work this past summer, when the California Pharmacists Association organized a peaceful protest of Medi-Cal cuts, covering the west steps with more than $10,000 worth of Relles floral arrangements. Now that’s flower power.