Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a special Christmas Preview Event at the McQueens Flower School in London. This year, for the very first time, they’re running Christmas classes at their Bethnal Green HQ and the event was a taster of the kind of arrangements that will be part of the classes.… Read more
I’ve admired the breath-taking work of Utah based Sarah Winward for several years. And I was very fortunate to meet Sarah in person earlier this year. She was holding a Large Urn Workshop in Yorkshire, in collaboration with Fiona Pickles from Firenza Floral Design. And it’ll definitely go down as one of those magical days, which I’ll remember for many years to come.… Read more
If you follow my @UnderTheFloralSpell Instagram account, you may have seen some of Kent-based florist Jennifer Pinder‘s stunning wedding flower creations. Jenny also holds workshops in her Kent studio, in the grounds of her stunning 16th century house and in August, I was delighted to attended a 2 Day Portfolio Workshop.… Read more
Back in May, I had the pleasure of attending a course by Shane Connolly called ‘Flowers from the Garden & How To Use Them’.
For over twenty five years, Shane has been running his business, creating timeless, artisan floral arrangements and decorations. And I love that his signature natural floristry style is so very on trend at the moment.… Read more
Last week, I was invited to attend a McQueens Italian Masterclass at Palazzo Tartagliozzi in Cermignano. (You may have seen my images on Instagram, plus photos and videos on Instagram Stories?)
Well…what an incredible experience it was! I arrived on the Wednesday evening in darkness and couldn’t quite believe my eyes the next day when I looked out of the window to see snow-capped mountains in the distance.… Read more