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The Inspiration Behind the Beija Flor Brand

The Inspiration Behind the Beija Flor Brand

Today I’d like to share some inspiration behind the Beija Flor brand. If you’ve ever sent or received an Ipanema gift wrap, you might wonder why it is called Ipanema?

Beija Flor Brochure with an Image of Maria Topped with Red Roses

Like our name - Beija Flor, this bouquet of seasonal delights is inspired by our travels to Brazil. Ipanema is a chic beachside neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro - its lazy days people watching at the beach and evenings watching the sunset over the water.

If you enjoy watching the sunset from Darwins, Nightcliff Jetty, Pee Wees at East Point or Casuarina Beach, you’ll be sure to love watching the sunset from Rio de Janeiro's many stunning vantage points.

The Ipanema gift wrap combines just two (or maybe three) of the seasonal delights of the day, hand-picked by our expert florists. Beija Flor gift wraps are presented in vellum paper wrapping with our custom gift cards and ribbons.

Beija Flor gift wraps are intended to inspire creativity, divide your blooms into a collection of smaller vessels or fill one big vase. Share your flowers with your friends on Instagram and tag us; of course, it makes our day when we see our blooms being enjoyed.

The Ipanema gift wrap is fun and fabulous without being over the top. It’s an ideal way to say ‘Congratulations’ or ‘I’m thinking of you’ or to surprise and delight.

Beija Flor Founder Maria Okwa Holding a Bouquet of Native Florals

Beija Flor founder, Maria Okwa, has spent many evenings watching the sunset over Ipanema, where she lives. She was a florist and event stylist for Florisbela at their Ipanema boutique and the Copacabana Palace.

Beautiful Sunset Over Ipanema in Brazil with a Look of the Cityscapes Seaside and Hills