How to Choose Flowers

Making a selection of flowers can be a minefield for some; it’s a conundrum of choice with a seemingly endless supply of colour, texture and variety that boggles the mind, making it difficult to choose. It’s the same reason though that florists can work in an industry for decades without getting jaded; the myriad of possibilities breaks down […]

Spotlight: Yuyo ‘The Original South American Super Herb’

It may be no surprise that the floristry industry, as with so many creative industries, is part fuelled by caffeine. Let’s just say that at McQueens we are on first-name terms with more than one barista across the city. And, despite knowing that it may not always be the healthiest option, sometimes only a good cup of […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Clare Nicolson

Freelance prop stylist and designer, Clare Nicolson, loves working and playing with colour and shapes — as is evident on her vividly colourful Instagram account. We absolutely adore it for its gorgeous pastel hues and tongue in cheek humour. Based in London, Clare regularly works on advertising and editorial campaigns, everything from large high street brands […]

Win a Valentine Gift Package in our Love Quiz

Embedded within this love quiz is a gentle reminder for you not to forget to lavish your loved one with some beautiful flowers on Valentine’s Day (we really don’t want a repeat of last year, do we?!) Lovin’ you, our dear and valued customers, we also thought we’d give you an opportunity to make a wonderful love […]

5 Valentine’s Gifts to Complement Your Flowers

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, our workshop is, as you can imagine, positively brimming with activity in anticipation of one of our biggest days of the year. Soon we will be surrounded by an influx of premium pink, red and blush varieties that traditionally mark the romantic nature of this annual love-in. However, although […]

Spotlight: Eric Lanlard, Cake Boy

Master Pâtissier, Eric Lanlard, is well-known internationally (and among an impressive list of A-list clientele) for his fabulous flair for baked creations. After several successful years as head pastry chef for Albert and Michel Roux, Eric launched Cake Boy in 2007, a destination café, cake emporium and cookery school in London’s Battersea. As well as presenting TV shows of […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Sarah Gardner

Based in the UK, Sarah works as a professional photographer and surface designer. An art and photography graduate, she started her career in marketing before she took a break in 2003 to start a family. It was then that she returned to her love of the arts. Sarah is now internationally known, not only for her […]

Introducing our Collaboration with REN

Here at McQueens, we’re very excited about our latest artistic collaboration. It’s with our friends at REN, the skincare experts, and its launch is conveniently timed for the most romantic day of the year. When REN suggested an artistic collaboration with McQueens for the Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash, it was always going to be a […]

The Winner of McQueens Bursary Award 2017

We’ve been absolutely delighted with the response to our McQueens Flower School bursary award. You may remember we launched it as the grand finale to our 25th anniversary year celebrations when we announced we were sponsoring one new florist on the McQueens vocational course for 2017. We received hundreds of applications for this unique opportunity, and have been feeling the love and passion […]