POSTED January 18, 2017 6:17 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
Nikki has made the journey to Puerto Rico this week to join in the initiative helping to reduce the worsening stray dog population on the island. With over half a million stray dogs in Puerto Rico, the location has heart-breakingly been branded ‘dead dog island’. With little government intervention the inhabitants of Puerto Rico are still yet to find a humane resolve for this harrowing situation. Taking action, Nikki set off with close friend and talented photographer Aiden O’neil, on behalf of the Wild at Heart foundation, to join the inspirational Neva, who is currently living in Puerto Rico working tirelessly to make a difference. Neva works on rescuing and re-homing stray dogs as well as spaying and neutering to prevent the birth of thousands of strays.
Collaborating with Humane Society Puerto Rico the Wild at Heart Foundation have launched their own spaying campaign in Puerto Rico with the goal of neutering 100 dogs during their stay. The foundation are asking for donations to help raise funds for medical equipment, after-care, pop-up clinics and vets expenses.
It costs just £25.00 per dog and this could prevent the births of hundreds of thousands of dogs, condemned with a destitute life on the streets.
We’ll be hearing more from Nikki about the campaign when she returns. Stay tuned.
TO DONATE GO TO: WWW.BIT.DO/DONATEWAHF AND MARK DONATION ‘PUERTORICO’
More to follow next week…
POSTED January 18, 2017 10:05 am IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
We have finally dusted off the last remnants of pine and glitter from the workshop and recovered from what has been one of Wild at Heart’s busiest Christmas’ to date.
Wild at Heart are now walking into 2017, reveling in the mass of fresh flowers the turn of the year brings. January is a month of delicate paper-like petals, beautiful scented bulbs and strikingly detailed flowers – all of which we have been using to create a mix of feminine arrangements.
Icelandic poppies and their tissue paper like petals are one of our favourite cut flowers at this time of year. Unraveling from a tight bud into handfuls of what looks like crumpled silk, ‘Papaver nudicaule’ are not only strikingly beautiful but also carry a delicious scent. Icelandic poppies can last up to 7 days in an arrangement providing the water is refreshed every 1-2 days. Hellebores other wise known as the ‘Christmas Rose’ due to the fact it reliably flowers around the festive period, derive from the butter-cup family and come in a wide a number of colours, ranging from white though to pink and deep violet. The beautiful bell cup flowers and intricate petals lend themselves perfectly to mixed spring flower arrangements. The Millefeuille of flowers, ranunculus are at their best in January. It is a flower that is said to keep growing in an arrangement as they continue to open and reveal many intricate layers of petals. Available in a wide variety of colours, you can take your pick from fuchsia, pastel pink, orange, red, white, yellow, peachy tones and more.
For more seasonal inspiration visit our instagram accounts: @nikkitibbleswildatheart and @wildathearthq Or shop our seasonal bouquets here.
The Instagram famous Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart tree at Bicester Village has been given a brand new make over for 2017. We have replaced the beautiful festive decorations for a fresh and clean magnolia tree to welcome in the new year. It’s definitely worth stopping by to see if you are visiting the Village this January.