An Adventure in Mexico

McQueens Flower School was founded twenty years ago with much ambition and fanfare, largely thanks to the demand and interest in flower design. Our school has always attracted students from all over the world but as its reached increasingly global audiences through online platforms, we’ve had the pleasure of taking McQueens Flower School on tour. […]

Spotlight on: artist, Charlotte Verity

Even though we spend our working days surrounded by flowers of all shapes and sizes, we’re quite happy filling every inch of our lives with incarnations of beautiful blooms. Which is why we were excited to discover the delicate botanical paintings of Charlotte Verity, an observational artist inspired by the natural world. We were fortunate enough […]

Florist Friends: Lady Larissa

McQueens is, and always has been, an international brand collaborating with clients, teaching students and working with creative florists from all over the globe. Among our happy band of 50, we are proud to boast an impressive representative of many nations from all over the globe, and this is the secret to the success of our […]

Spotlight: Photographer, Adrian Samson

Photographers are amongst some of our most popular clients at our store in Bethnal Green and we spend a huge amount of time sourcing flowers and foliage for shoots in and around London. Local photographer Adrian Samson is a regular customer at McQueens. With a rare eye for the subtlest detail, Samson’s still lives and portraits […]

Spotlight: Strazzanti and The Sicilian Collection, Bakery & SupperClubs

McQueens HQ is based in the heart of London’s bustling Bethnal Green. One of our favourite things about the district is the eclectic range of inspiring businesses around us. When we met our neighbour and gastronome, Emilia Strazzanti, we were immediately captivated by both her effusive passion for Sicilian cuisine and the exquisite patisserie brand she’s […]

Spotlight: Illustrator, Jesse Brown

Time flies when you’re having fun and it’s hard to believe that we have been based in Bethnal Green for four years after relocating from our previous home in Old Street. We are delighted to have kept in touch with many dear friends from our Clerkenwell days including our former neighbour, Jesse Brown. As the […]

Spotlight: Photographer, Liam Duke

We’ve been a fan of photographer Liam Duke’s work for quite some time. His impressive portfolio of portraits include high-end fashion shoots and A-List names. However, it’s his recent project we’ve been especially captivated by, in particular, Dead Beautiful. The imagery depicts flowers taking on a different kind of beauty in their decaying and dried […]

Spotlight: DutZ Collection Vases

Every week, our team of fabulous florists is tasked with creating spectacular floral installations throughout some of London’s finest hotels, eateries and establishments. Naturally, this requires not only heaps of talent, but the perfect props to fulfil the designs, and most importantly, the right vases. Behind the scenes in the busy hub of McQueens HQ […]

What’s in Season – Autumn

With the autumn equinox taking place at the weekend (23 September), we’re fully embracing the joys of a new season. The fruits of harvest are rolling, and flora and fauna take on mind-boggling colours –  russet, ochre and crimson – and we welcome the return of gorgeous varieties. Whether you’re planning a spectacular fall-inspired wedding […]

Spotlight : Makepeace United founder, Kai Zimmermann

One of the joys of working in a creative industry is discovering talent from across the artistic spectrum. New York-based Kai Zimmermann was introduced to the blog through a member of the McQueens clan, and we were immediately captivated by his minimalist ceramics. Kai’s pottery (Makepeace is influenced by machine parts and clean form – some are […]