{mosimage}You’ve done her wrong. She’s crying. You missed a birthday or an anniversary. You were a cad. Do yourself a favor and stop by Bittersweet Butterfly. They will provide you with the necessary chocolate and flowers, including beautiful fresh-cut varieties of gerbera daisies, snapdragons and many other cultivated and wild buds. All arrangements are done individually, based on color, style and occasion. Which one says “I’m a schmuck, and I’d like to make it up to you”? Owner Nina Grossman Warner will tell you. Sometimes, flowers aren’t enough. The shop also has lingerie — including standard silks and naughty lace numbers, flannel PJs with little monkeys on them, and thigh-high stockings and garters. Though if the injury is particularly hurtful, I’d shy away from the real sexy stuff — kinky might be more likely to piss her off. Then again, I won’t presume to know your lady friend. But if you’ve done serious relationship damage, note that Bittersweet Butterfly has gorgeous colorful kimonos and jewelry made from semiprecious stones. There’s a mix of fun costume jewelry too, plastic carved fuchsia mother-of-pearl cuffs, beaded brooches, and earrings with kitschy nostalgic pictures trapped inside. There are also sweet-smelling candles and velvet purses. If things go well, there’s lots of stuff for brides-to-be. Something about the name, though, Bittersweet Butterfly, makes me think regret. So if you find yourself having to say “I’m sorry,” this is a great shop filled with a ton of ways to kiss ass.

Bittersweet Butterfly 1406 Micheltorena St., Silver Lake, (323) 660-4303 or www.bittersweetbutterfly.com

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