Located in the historic district of Old Strathcona in Edmonton, Off Whyte Floral Studio could be called a "florist to the stars." After an invitation to be a guest speaker at a floral show several years ago, owner and designer Kristi Kingdon was recommended to a promoter who was organizing a Canadian tour for Elton John. Since then, word-of-mouth has brought her services to the likes of Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Rick Mercer and a host of other celebrities.
Established in 2005, Off Whyte Floral Studio is a reflection of Kristi's intuitive design style. The store has been described as an "Alice in Wonderland" experience, showcasing not only floral arrangements and cut flowers, but also offering candles, napkins, clothing, jewellery, and other giftware for sale. Kristi draws on her background as an interior designer to offer guidance on floral arrangements, especially for weddings, funerals and special events.