By Lucy Dotson
Photos by Michael Loccisano
for Getty Images
Force of Nature: Alix Astir Reigns as NYC’s Rose Queen
2 am, Chelsea. A taxi grinds to a halt, circled in streetlight. Alix Astir, the strikingly beautiful CEO of Trellis Fine Florals, steps out, her signature moto jacket draped across slim shoulders. She’s here to buy flowers, a morning ritual, and one she insists on doing herself, despite heading up one of the city’s most luxurious floral design studios.