Today, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton celebrates her 32nd birthday.
So, how does a Princess celebrate a birthday? Reports are that Prince William will be spending a romantic evening with her, privately at their home in Kensington Palace. The last 12 months have been truly life-changing for the Duchess who gave birth to Prince George in the summer, the future King no less, so an intimate evening with her family and a homemade meal sounds utterly perfect.
I adore Kate and believe she is thoroughly inspiring. The photos of her and my bespoke bouquets hang beautifully in my office on my (top secret!) ‘Wall of Fame’.
Roses are my favourite flowers (if you didn’t know!) and I’m so lucky they’re available all year round.
I was introduced to a gorgeous new variety of spray roses this morning at the flower market – and I couldn’t resist! The ‘Kylie’ rose has a pale pink centre with cerise outer petals and looks simply scrumptious. I had to refrain from filling the van full with them!
For some people, the beginning of January means the start of a detox; goodbye wine and cheese sticks, hello green tea and vegetables. This perhaps wasn’t the case for a party we installed at the weekend. Held at a fabulous location just outside London, my client was throwing a huge party to celebrate turning the grand age of 70. Brightening up the wet and dreary weather outside, colourful arrangements of roses and ribbon decorated the gorgeous venue and added the fun factor required in my brief.
Guests were treated to a luxurious three course meal, a scrumptious buffet in the evening, copious amounts of fizz and lots of dancing.
Who said January was dull? Now pass me that chocolate orange…
Made up of vibrant shades of tulips, celebrate the beginning of 2014 with this colourful bouquet. No more dreary January - as a special thanks to our fabulous customers, I am giving you 20% off this luscious bouquet until 31st January 2014. Enter Tulip14 at checkout.
Another year is over, another Christmas has gone and another New Year has been celebrated.
Have you made a New Year’s resolution? This year, mine is to learn to be more patient (it’s hard!) and to treat people how I would like to be treated. I also want to dedicate more time to my charity work, in particular my own charity, DogHouse, which I set up to raise awareness and funds to re-home injured, abandoned, abused and cruelly neglected dogs worldwide. 2014 is set to be the best year yet and I can’t wait.
Right, lets get down to business. FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS!
Christmas is days away and a new year is in sight. The past 12 months have been crazily busy and it’s not about to slow down in 2014.
I’ve met so many wonderful people, visited fabulous places all over the world and been part of incredibly special events. I want to share with you my favourite moments and memories of the year gone by in pictures; a photo can say a thousand words. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of it.
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Pantone, the international authority on all things colour, has picked its official colour of 2014. Replacing the Emerald shade this year, Radiant Orchid is set to influence the world of fashion, beauty, art and interior. This delicious colour will be inspiration for artists and designers alike and I’m thrilled a floral based colour has been chosen.
2014 is going to be magical year full of colour and flowers.
‘An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.’ Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute
Is it too late to re-write my wish list to Father Christmas? I’ve fallen in love with this gorgeous ring, designed by the fabulous Solange Azagury-Partridge. The Snowy Muz is an 18ct white gold signet ring with pavé set concave top and gypsy set sides. Wow.