Flowers Galore!

"With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?" O. Wilde

...how true! In fact driving on your own for 2 hours through the English countryside, Somerset this time, to get to a little corner of Paradise where flowers will be the main purpose of your stay, who would not be happy? Add the sun and a good book, the result is perfection! That was exactly my retreat at Holbrook House in Wincanton with Sabine Darrall, an amazing florist with a style of her own. I cannot stress out how important it is to be open-minded and inspired by different designs and technics. In this case it's a more natural and gardening style where flowers have however their own precise position in the arrangement yet with a very intuitive and spontaneous look. 

3 Weddings in 3 Days "gives a unique insight unique into the creative process of designing, installing and styling a wedding". The amazing thing about Sabine's course is that you have the possibility to go and work through different styles and to offer your clients the right result to a specific design. From deluxe weddings to elegant and classic or rustic ones, choosing the best option might be quite difficult as they are all beautiful and breathtaking! Sabine is a great teacher and really very nice, she will help you and answer any of your question from A to Z, thanks to her huge experience with flowers and weddings.

Now one thing that did make the difference between this course and any other that I have attended so far is that you have available a model and a photographer! Like this you can have great and professional photo shoots of your works that you can use in your portfolio...which is - I shouldn't need to say - AMAZING.

What great experience I had! 

At Wild at Heart

Have you ever seen that dreamy flower shop on Pimlico road, few minutes from Sloane Square tube station? Yes the one with amazing scented flowers on display that create a super colourful scenography around Belgravia every single day? The shop you have to stop and take a picture of as you can't resist its beauty? 

I'm sure you know what I am talking about, well I had the fantastic opportunity to spend some time there with Wild at Heart and their lovely Team. I will post here some pictures as you won't believe how beautiful the place is and the variety of seasonal flowers it has everyday. I was myself amazed, especially on a Tuesday morning after the Dutch flowers delivery. If you have never seen it before, I really suggest you to pop in that day, trust me, the "wow-effect" is guaranteed! 

What you may not know about Wild at Heart - and it's the very first reason why I decided to make contact with them - is that this fabulous company has also a Foundation that helps (and it really does) animals all over the world, in particular dogs. They fund and support rescue projects, neutering and rehoming programs as well as awareness campaigns to reduce the stray dog population. Take a look at their website as they are making the difference!