Makes Beauty and Happiness Blossom at Lexis Florist
“To me, flowers are happiness.” – Stefano Gabbana
In 1986, Sue Habib took a chance. While on a trip to Houston from Lebanon to visit her brother, Habib fell in love with the city and wanted to live here. Seeing a flower shop for sale, she decided to buy it and make Houston her home. Habib, whose father owned a large flower farm in Lebanon and distributed flowers to countries across Europe, had grown up surrounded by their scent and beauty. The shop, which became Lexis Florist, was one of the first woman-owned businesses in the city.
Pouring her heart and soul into Lexis Florist has brought Habib as much happiness as her extraordinary bouquets bring her clientele and anyone who receives one as a gift. Now considered one of the finest florists in Houston, Lexis’s lavish floral arrangements, often featuring their signature opened-rose-by-hand and twisted calla lilies, grace elegant hotel lobbies, the stages of vibrant high-end fashion shows, philanthropic events, and glamorous galas, and accompany blushing brides down the aisle on the most important day of their lives.
Imported from Ecuador, Holland, Costa Rica, Columbia, and numerous other countries, their flowers have earned Lexis Florist a reputation for quality that hasn’t gone unnoticed. Not only are its standards praised by its ever-increasing clientele, Lexis Florist also has been recognized with a number of awards, including being named Top Florist in Houston, Top Florist in Texas, and Top 100 Florists in Texas by FTD; receiving the City Search Award for overall customer satisfaction and recommendations; and receiving the Certificate of Excellence, First Place, Merchant’s Choice Florist Award.
In October of 2011, the same year Lexis Florist celebrated its 25th anniversary, Habib was presented with the Mayor’s Proclamation. The document celebrated Habib’s accomplishments in cementing Lexis Florist as one of Houston’s most recognized brands. It also emphasized the establishment’s service to the community and praised its signature creations.
As well as adding a breath of elegance to many of Houston’s chic establishments and homes with her unique arrangements, Habib has been an inspiration to other women possessing an entrepreneurial spirit. Because of her and her successful 33-year-old business, many of them have been encouraged to start their own businesses.
Habib has three children and five grandchildren to whom she is devoted. Her daughter, Miriam Habib Akle, has also been inspired by her mother’s story, talent, and business acumen and has joined the company. Habib says Miriam, who studied business, is her inspiration and the face of Lexis Florist. Habib’s sons, Fadi and Nagi, manage and run the business.
Habib is an important fixture in the community and provides leadership on a number of boards. In September of 2019, she was honored as a Beacon of Light at the 20th anniversary of the Arrival Awards hosted by the University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic. The award honors community leaders for their professional and philanthropic work advocating equality and peace.
At Lexis Florist, the satisfaction and happiness of its clientele come first. This is achieved with the highest standards and the remarkable abilities of its five outstanding flower designers. But there is one more ingredient. Before any arrangement begins its journey, it must first receive Habib’s stamp of approval. Once that has been bestowed, the bouquet, no matter how large or small, will be delivered with care into the waiting hands of someone whose eyes will light up at the sight of it and whose day will have been made.