How We Adore Sweet Pea

The flower displays in our Bethnal Green HQ and McQueens at Claridge’s store in Mayfair feature the dainty, wispy pastel-coloured delights of sweet pea. A florist shop in May wouldn’t seem right without them. Sweet pea has successfully transitioned from Granddad’s favourite allotment flower to the queen of high spring and THE must-have flower of the season. They are […]

Ask McQueens: Will Lily of the Valley Last in a Wedding Bouquet?

Lily of the valley is a remarkable flower and a much-requested inclusion in bridal bouquets. The fragrance and delicate nature of this flower makes it a perfect choice but, as one reader learned, it comes with some very careful care instructions. To answer today’s question we selected the rather knowledgeable senior florist of 25 years, McQueens social media […]

Vanity Fair Party at Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cannes 2017

There can be few hotel settings on this planet to rival the spectacular views at the Hotel Du Cap Eden-Roc on the Cote D’Azur in the south of France. So when McQueens were asked to create the flowers for Vanity Fair’s star-spangled Cannes Film Festival extravaganza at this location last weekend, well…it would have seemed […]

Claridge’s in Bloom

Claridge’s Hotel has undergone a flowery transformation, inspired by the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Guests to the hotel are greeted with an abundance of flower and plants to celebrate the landmark occasion, a British institution that marks the beginning of summer in the capital . The mission statement for the Royal Horticultural Society is to enrich […]

Trending: Succulent Cupcakes

Love succulents but struggle with the ‘keeping them alive’ side of things? The green-thumbed bakers of Instagram might just have the perfect solution with these fabulous, succulent cupcakes. With designs that look the part and no upkeep required, the only challenge is choosing which one to eat first! Here’s a roundup of our top 5 favourite #succulentcupcake […]

Inspired by The Wizard of Oz for The Berkeley

The Berkeley Hotel is celebrating Belgravia in Bloom this week as the country rejoices in the world’s most famous flower extravaganza, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The theme for this year’s Belgravia in Bloom is children’s stories, which soon got Team McQueens’ creative juices flowing! After some careful deliberation and a chocolate biscuit or two, we decided to head on down the yellow brick road with our own homage to L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s tale, The Wizard of Oz.

Inspired by The Wizard of Oz for The Berkeley

Instagrammer of the Week: Biscuiteers

With their bright, colour-popping designs, it’s impossible to stumble across the Biscuiteers on Instagram and not stop for a closer look. And at second glance, their captivating designs become that much more intriguing. With expertly-iced, themed biscuits ranging from gingerbread royalty to suffragettes, safari wildlife, creepy crawlies, margaritas, emojis and everything in between, it’s no […]

Brand Brilliance by Fiona Humberstone

Having built three businesses from the ground up, one of which she sold, two which she owns today, Fiona Humberstone knows what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Moreover, in a world of increasing online competition, Fiona understand that branding a modern business, and doing it well, is more important now than it ever has […]

Join McQueens in Italy in August!

McQueens events team has been fortunate enough to work in Italy most summers for the past five years, creating flowers for lush and luxurious weddings in some stunning locations. From picturesque Tuscan hilltop villages to the olive groves of Umbria, McQueens seems to have a natural affinity for Italy, so as  McQueens Flower School goes international, it […]

Flowers by Rachel Megawhat

We recently enjoyed stumbling upon the work of Rachel Megawhat at The Hendrick Gallery in Mayfair and enjoyed admiring her photographic series of flowers. Rachel Megawhat is a London-based, British photographer. She trained as a photo assistant and has worked extensively as a commercial and press photographer as well as exhibiting widely in the fine art arena. […]