Archive :   April   2015
POSTED April 29, 2015 3:06 pm IN:

In the run up to this year’s Chelsea in Bloom, we thought we’d kick-start all of the May-hem by taking a look back at last year’s competition. Creation in Colour was the theme, and we certainly didn’t hold back! The Kate Spade New York store became a vibrant tropical paradise, complete with a floral toucan for a Rio-inspired touch. All of our hard work paid off, with our display earning Kate Spade the Gold Award and not to mention 2nd place in the People’s Champion Award.

This year, Chelsea in Bloom will be returning for its annual 5-day spectacular from 18-23 May during which the best of Chelsea’s shop fronts will be magically transformed into a fantasy world for this year’s Fairy Tales theme. We are delighted to be working with Kate Spade New York for a second year running and we will also be working with luxury jewellery brand & designer, Monica Vinader.

This year will also see 10 years of the renowned Chelsea in Bloom event which is set to be even more impressive than last year. Follow us on FacebookTwitter  & Instagram to keep updated on our Chelsea in Bloom activities and find out how you can win prizes with our Chelsea in Bloom competitions!

COMING SOON: Our Chelsea in Bloom inspired bouquets!

 

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POSTED April 27, 2015 12:05 pm IN:

Inspired by the Victorian concept of a silent language which could “say” what was not dared to be spoken, the Alex Monroe story for AW 2015 is The Language of Flowers and we are thrilled to be partnering with them for the launch of this new and exciting collection.

The range offers an assortment of delicate pieces including vintage cameo-style necklaces, elegant pearl studs and exquisite gemstone rings, each of which has its own special meaning. Alex Monroe’s Language of  Flowers puts a modern spin on antique jewellery, and will be available in stores from September.

For this event, we created numerous arrangements of sweet peas, ranunculus, roses and astrantia in soft, muted tones which were placed in metal vases of varying shapes and sizes for a vintage inspired look to compliment the collection.

Take a look at some photos from the press day last week…

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POSTED April 23, 2015 11:18 am IN:

It’s St. George’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with our national flower!

The Tudor rose became the national flower of England after the 15th century civil war between the Royal House of Lancaster, whose emblem was a red rose, and the Royal House of York, represented by a white rose. It is symbolic of peace and unity after the battle, which later become known as the War of the Roses.

Shop our Radiant Roses here

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POSTED April 22, 2015 11:31 am IN:

Here’s just a snapshot of some of our fabulously colourful flowers on Instagram this week. Not to mention posts from the lovely Poppy Delevingne and British lifestyle blogger, Rosie Londoner.

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POSTED April 21, 2015 11:46 am IN:

Wishing a Happy 89th Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and looking forward to celebrating another royal birthday soon!

We think our Sweet Spring bouquet is perfect for celebrating Her Majestey’s birthday; with a luxurious mix of blush lilac, peach and blush pink roses, pale pink ranunculus, hypericum and lisianthus, its good enough to make anyone feel like royalty!

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POSTED April 21, 2015 10:52 am IN:

French luxury brand, Hermès have caught everyone’s attention with their recent exhibition inspired by Flânerie, the 19th century art of urban wandering. Currently taking over 11 rooms of the Saatchi Gallery in London, those who enter Hermès Wanderland can expect to find themselves transported to a world of fantasy, curiosity and exploration. Complete with a Hermès Café and an elephant in a china shop (yes, you read it correctly!), Wanderland also features carefully selected objects from the Hermès archive. Visitors are urged to expect the unexpected with this intriguing yet eccentric display of mixed-media installations created by an assortment of French artists.

Catch the exhibition here in London until 2nd May, before it wanders off to Paris and Milan. Click here to visit the exhibition website.

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POSTED April 16, 2015 10:17 am IN:

To celebrate the release of Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos starring Kate Winslet  (in cinemas tomorrow!), we partnered up with Lionsgate UK to create a limited edition bouquet which displays an exquisite mix of soft spring colours inspired by the country gardens and woodlands featured in the film.

The film tells the story of Madame Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet), an unlikely candidate for landscape architect of the still‐to-be-completed Palace of Versailles. She has little time for the classical, ordered designs of the man who hires her, the famous architect Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts). However, as she works on her creation, she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Le Nôtre and forced to negotiate the perilous rivalries and intricate etiquette of the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). But Sabine is made of strong stuff; her honesty and compassion help her to overcome both the challenges of her newfound popularity, and an unspeakable tragedy from her past, to win the favour of the Sun King and the heart of Le Nôtre.

Check out our A Little Chaos Bouquet sitting next to the stars on BBC Breakfast this morning! If you missed it, you can view the full clip here.

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POSTED April 15, 2015 11:12 am IN:

If you want to make a statement this season, Peonies are certainly the way to go. With their extravagantly ruffled flowers, full blooms and sweet fragrance, there’s nothing not to like about these glorious summer flowers.

Peonies are amongst some of the most popular flowers for summertime weddings, they are also the 12th wedding anniversary flower, and are a symbol of good fortune and a long and prosper marriage.

Peony season is just beginning! Keep an eye out for our peony bouquets that will be appearing on our website soon!peonies

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