Interview & Memento Flower Press Giveaway With Yellow Diva

Favoured by the Victorians as a method for creating ever-lasting keepsakes and mementoes of special occasions, the long-standing tradition of flower pressing is seeing somewhat of a revival of late. International artist, Rebecca Louise Law, has notably brought the concept of preserving flowers back into the mainstream through her use of preserved flowers to create large-scale […]

Tricks of The Trade: Our Top Flower Hacks

As all florists will know, there are countless ‘insider’ tips out there in the floralsphere. From traditional methods for keeping flowers looking fresh for longer to innovative tricks to manipulate stubborn stems or simple ways to arrange masses of multi-coloured blooms, there’s all kinds of advice available. As you might expect, we have some useful tricks up […]

Spotlight: Gail Jones, Starkeys Lane

From her studio in rural Buckinghamshire, artist and illustrator, Gail Jones, founded Starkeys Lane — the creative hub of her beautiful artwork, illustration and luxury stationery. Her range of thoughtfully designed and delicately illustrated work has captured the hearts of many, with her recent Botanical Alphabet range, painted in watercolour, now available on Not on the High Street. […]

The Love Game

It’s all hands on deck at this time of year. As all available personnel are drafted in for the Valentine effort as florists stand shoulder to shoulder and go into battle for the busiest period known to flowerkind. It’s an extraordinary occasion where noble and valiant flower arrangers around the world unite in a tireless effort […]

Review & Giveaway of Four of our Favourite Hand Creams

Anyone not in the know would be forgiven for raising an eyebrow upon catching a glimpse of the hands of an off-duty florist. For the most part, we can usually be scrubbed up with relative ease (combing our hastily arranged hair and ditching unflattering but oh-so-comfy jumpers and jeans for something a little more sophisticated), […]

It’s Not All About Red Roses on St Valentine’s Day

Red is, without doubt, the predominant colour around the world for many choosing flowers as a romantic gift for St Valentine’s day. This huge spike in the demand for red flowers and, in particular, red roses can increase the auction price of certain varieties by as much as 400%, such is the clamour or premium […]

Meet the Team: Andrea Bassoli

Flowers? It’s in the blood says McQ’s talented Italian designer Andrea Bassoli. Born in northern Italy, Andrea has worked at McQueens for 6 years. A man of many talents, he is a senior florist and the McQueens Shop Manager at our HQ in Bethnal Green, as well as a specialist tutor at the McQueens Flower School. […]

The McQueens 2018 St Valentine’s Day Bouquets

The sparkly remnants of a spectacular Christmas have only just been packed away here at McQueens, and yet already awaiting in the very near distance is the slinky silhouette of St Valentine’s Day. A rather peculiar, global phenomenon, Valentine’s Day is an industry all of its own and, despite the efforts of some of the world’s […]

The New McQueens Nationwide Delivery Service

We are very excited to announce our fantastic new McQueens nationwide delivery service and are thrilled that for the first time we will be sending beautiful bouquets throughout the UK with next-day delivery. McQueens has been delivering flowers throughout London for the past 28 years, so to offer the opportunity for our flowers to be […]

Spotlight: Natasja Sadi, Cake Atelier Amsterdam

From fashion to flowers, photography and more, Natasja Sadi’s expert eye for colour, light and composition is matched only by her enviable skills as a baker and master sugar flower artist. An accomplished wedding dress designer turned cake baker and decorator based in Amsterdam, Natasja’s excuisite work has captured the hearts of thousands through her […]