Our story starts way back in 1990, with a young Romanian entrepeneur...
Mihaela is known in Hollywood as the floral designer who has helped many A-List celebrities plan lavish events, decorate and surprise their loved ones with fresh flowers, plants, and specialized gourmet gifts.
She is the owner of Diana’s Flowers Hollywood which is centrally located near the Disney, Warner Brothers, ABC, CBS, NBC, 20th Century production studios. Some of her famed clients include Academy Award nominee and actress Queen Latifah, model Kimora Lee Simmons, and celebrity wedding planner David Tutera.
Hollywood is a long way away from Mihaela’s native Romania where she lived under a communist government. The florist could only dream about being an entrepreneur under the controlling regime. She survived the times by studying mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest where she worked for 11 years in quality control.
“I did what everyone said I couldn’t do. I transformed a square into a circle with the opening of my first flower shop named after my older daughter,” Mihaela says. Bianca’s Flowers grew to a franchise of three shops before Mihaela closed the business in Romania to move to the U.S. This time, she named the shop after her younger daughter, Diana.
Mihaela is discussing her struggles to become Hollywood’s top floral designer in her upcoming memoir. The one part autobiography and one part self-help guide details the emotional and physical abuse Mihaela suffered on her rise to the top. She hopes it will inspire women and budding entrepreneurs.
The busy entrepreneur also earned her Master's in Business Administration in 2014 from Western Governor's University. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State University, Northridge and an Associates of Arts degree from Los Angeles Valley College.
Mihaela lives in Studio City, California. She has two daughters, Diana and Bianca.