Our Story


Our Story

Founded in 2015 and officially launched in 2018, Flower Bodega was created by New York native Aurea Sanabria Molaei. 

While working in the event and fashion industries, she found a passion for flower arranging and its therapeutic sense of calming. Through formal training at Flower School and The New York Botanical Garden, she began creating custom arrangements and floral experiences for various brands and events.

Why Flower Bodega
Aurea's father worked as a florist in the 70's and she spent her early childhood years running around her family’s Bronx corner bodega where she learned to appreciate the charm of these neighborhood fixtures. Throughout her teen years and while also playing hostess at home (#adulting), she would often experiment with local bodega flowers to create beautiful, colorful designs.