Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful Gala Dinner hosted by floral designer Karen Tran (pictured above) at The Lanesborough in London. It took place on the final evening of The 3-Day Floral Experience course and showcased the amazing flower installations created by Karen and her students, with support florist Leanne Roberts-Hewitt and her team at Wildabout.… Read more
Last Friday afternoon, I went to florist Zita Elze’s beautiful shop in Kew. It’s become a bit of a tradition for me over the last few years to visit in December. And I always look forward to seeing the breath-taking floral designs, which Zita has created especially for the festive season.… Read more
I was delighted to recently receive a review copy of ‘Flowers’, a new book by Carolyne Roehm.
For UK readers who may not be familiar with Carolyne, she’s a former fashion designer who is now viewed in America as a trendsetter in fashion, elegance and taste-making.
‘Flowers’ is her eleventh book and it contains over 300 stunning colour photographs.
The book is split into nine sections, each one focusing on a particular bloom. They include the daffodil, tulip, lilac, lily of the valley, peony, iris, rose, clematis and dahlia.… Read more
I hope you enjoyed reading my blog post earlier today featuring the Jane Packer shop in London.
As promised, here’s a look at their beautiful new Christmas collection which includes bouquets, table arrangements and wreaths…all with quirky festive names!
I love the stunning Eggnog bouquet above…bursting with roses, lilies and cymbidium orchids, together with snow-covered birch branches and glossy green foliage.
But then, I’m also really drawn to the cerise and plum colour palette in this gorgeous Nutmeg design below…full of roses, cymbidium orchids and unusual germinis, plus black tie, pine cones and cordyline compacta.… Read more
This blog post is very much a special one-off for a lovely neighbour of mine…
She’s involved in organising a special charity fundraising event in aid of the International Childcare Trust.
The event is called ‘The Topaz Ball’ and it’s taking place at The Landmark Hotel in London on Friday, 30th November.
To decorate the venue, she is looking for a florist who would be interested in creating floral arrangements for 25 tables.
Between 250-300 people are expected to attend the event including Commercial Property CEOs, Directors, MDs, London business owners and professionals.… Read more