My First Week at McQueens

Just got home and found a bit of time to chill out and write something about my first week at McQueens. I honestly cannot believe how fast it went! Very true that time flies when you have fun and I definitely enjoyed every moment of it!  Five days of great designs, thousands of flowers and good vibes. Let me speak about the teachers Wagner, Diana and Alina as they are simply fantastic. I am absolutely in love whenever I see them playing with flowers and creating beautiful arrangements. They are super clear, very kind and so, so funny which makes things easier and more relaxed. Also if you have any doubt or any question they are really there for you, caring and looking after your needs. It's lovely to learn something new but it's equally important to find great people that make your experience a very special one! 

Back to the class now. As I wrote in my previous post, the first day was focused on some hand-tied bouquets to practice the dome type shape, McQueen's signature. It didn't take too long to approach the table arrangements though and that made my week! Low arrangements, tall ones, long and low with cascade, elaborate tables: what a dream! 

I can't hide my enthusiasm whenever I see something creative and arty taking shape in front of my eyes but it's even more exciting when you are actually working on it and doing your part! So many new ideas, so many tips and advice on the mechanics but above all a beautiful mix of colours, lovely flowers and stunning designs! And if you still haven't had enough, well you can just spend the very last part of the day making some tiny posies with the leftover flowers to take home for your friends and family. While I'm writing this, I am already thinking to next week and looking forward to new blooming adventures for my floral journey!

Oh Spring!

Spring is the time of plans and projects. Tolstoy

 

Nothing is more gratifying than a lovely chat in front of an almond latte on a beautiful sunny day when everything seems to be possible and achievable. Talking about your future plans, all those nice things that are waiting for you and are just a step away, new collaborations, exciting projects, lovely people. Flowers, flowers and more flowers in London,

What a great thing when you feel that this happiness is just the beginning!

Give me Beauty

"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed" 

W. Whitman

 

When you wake up at 4.30 am simply to head to the Flower Market, after sleeping only 2 hours because you spent a wonderful night at the O2 Arena for Adele's concert, that means just one thing.

Being at the New Covent Garden Flower Market, at this time of the year, when nature delivers beautiful, delicate flowers and you know that it's just the beginning, it's simply refreshing, fabulous. A wonder for your eyes.

This time I sourced my blooms from a different person, I knew he had one of the most beautiful garden roses and that is what I was looking for along with some sweet pea flowers. hellebores and hydrangeas. This time I thought: "I go wild, well a bit boho too!".

This is the result, I hope you like it.