So the Christmas installations have started to go into hotels and restaurants meaning many florists have been doing all-nighters and then trying to catch up on their sleep the next day. Florist shops are gearing up for the festive period too. And freelancers are taking on jobs back-to-back.
It’s so important to look after yourself in the run-up to Christmas though. And just in case you need a little friendly reminder, here are four self care tips:
If you read my blog post last month about the Large Urn Workshop which I attended earlier this year, you may have seen me mention British flower grower Picked at Dawn. Isn’t it such a great business name?
The day after the workshop, Fiona from Firenza Floral Design very kindly took me to visit the incredibly picturesque flower fields at Picked at Dawn. I was in ‘flower photographer heaven’ as you’ll probably be able to tell from the number of photos in today’s blog post!
This week in the UK, the Christmas lights were turned on in Oxford Street in London, retailer John Lewis is just about to reveal their Christmas 2017 advert, and with just over six weeks to go until the big day, my latest report for the New Covent Garden Flower Market website went live this morning. And it’s a very special BUMPER edition!
A florist’s guide to Christmas at the Flower Market features everything a florist could ever possibly wish to source for the approaching festive season. So, grab a cuppa, make yourself comfortable and enjoy a read through. I’m sure you’ll be very inspired!
I’m so thrilled to be able to share with you a special project, which I’ve been working on ‘behind the scenes’ over the last few months! It’s a brand new video featuring The Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market!
Film-makers, Duncan McCabe of McQueens and Julian Langham and I were at the market for three alternate mornings back in the summer. And whilst I interviewed each of the five florists and five traders, these very talented cameramen captured everything on film. Then, the footage was edited impeccably by Duncan. It was such a fun assignment to work on…
Have you heard about my new Instagram hashtag, #inthefloralspotlight, which I mentioned on Flowerona last week? Well, there’s been such an incredible response that I’ve set up a new Instagram account, @inthefloralspotlight.
I’ll be featuring your images of florists, florists-to-be, flower growers, flower school owners, flower wholesalers – basically anyone involved in the floristry industry – on this new Instagram account. You just need to add the hashtag #inthefloralspotlight to be in with a chance of being featured.
The first person to appear is Norfolk based Katy Rayner from Bracken & Twine Flowers. I look forward to seeing your photos!
P.S. If you’d like to learn about Instagram for florists, I’m launching an new online course in early 2018. Simply sign up to my newsletter to be one of the first to know when it’s released.