Struggling to find the perfect present for the budding florist in your life? We’ve got you covered with five fabulous McQueens Christmas gifts that cannot fail to prompt a squeal of joy from any flower fanatic this season. Whether you’re looking for the perfect stocking filler, a gorgeous seasonal gift, and even ‘the one’ that […]
Winter is a truly enchanting season to tie the knot. Not only can couples bypass the worry of whether or not the sun will be shining (this is the UK, after all), but you can enjoy all the lovely festive feels that come hand in hand with the cooler weather, early evenings and cosy nights […]
Often referred to as the Christmas flower, poinsettias have been gaining in popularity over the past few years and are loved for their exuberance and colour. The ubiquitous red varieties will always be a popular choice for Christmas but there are other varieties in pink, cream and peachy tones that are perfect alternatives. To celebrate we […]
We have loved creating exciting festive installations throughout London in some of the capital’s fabulous landmark destinations. The thrill of creating elaborate displays at this time of year is tempered by the hard physical toll it takes on the team.
As readers of our blog know, we love a collaboration and we were very excited to work with local designer Ayomide Ogundayo recently on a flower-themed photoshoot showcasing a collection of her latest bags. Ayomide grew up in Hackney but moved to Cornwall to study printed textiles at Falmouth. We spoke to Ayomide to find out all about it.
In this video, McQueens florist John Minet demonstrates how to create the perfect romantic gift with a vase full of beautiful long-stemmed roses
In case you hadn’t noticed, we are rather fond of flower here at McQueens. We enjoy admiring them, buying them, conditioning and arranging them and here at McQueens; the blog we love writing about them and photographing them, too.
Christmas at Claridge’s is truly a sight to behold and it’s been our pleasure and privilege to transform the magnificent entrance, lobby and public areas throughout our time working with Claridge’s, including the 2012 installation of the iconic Christmas tree in the foyer designed by our very own founder and MD, Kally Ellis. Over the years, we’ve created […]
The Breakthrough Prize ceremony in Mountain View, California has become a highlight of the McQueens calendar since its founding in 2012. The Breakthrough Prize is a set of coveted international awards that covers several categories in recognition of scientific advance – it’s been called the Oscars of the scientific community. Set up by a renowned group […]
There are a lot of weird and wonderful theories out there on how to keep your flowers looking fresh for longer — from spraying them with hairspray to adding sugar, aspirin and even coins to water, everyone has their own peculiar method, and here at McQueens HQ, we’re no exception. While we wouldn’t recommend using hair care […]