Spotlight: Sarah Rotheram, CEO of Miller Harris

In light of our upcoming collaboration with Miller Harris, we’re delighted to welcome Sarah Rotheram into the Spotlight. Sarah took up roles at Penhaligons and L’Artisan Perfumeur before moving on to become CEO at luxury British brand Aspinal. In April 2017, she joined Miller Harris. Sarah, you’re six months into the job, how is it going? […]

4 Autumnal Bouquets to Celebrate the Upcoming Season in Style

As we bid ‘au revoir’ to summer and say ‘hello’ to autumn, we’ve rounded up four gorgeous autumnal bouquets to celebrate everything we love about the season and the bountiful, beautiful blooms that come with it. Naturally, we’ll be sad to say goodbye to the warmer months and the most flower-filled season of them all, but […]

Exhibition: Rosie Sanders, Secret Letters

Craving some botanical inspiration? Head over to the Jonathan Cooper Gallery between the 23 September and 14 October to catch Secret Letters, an exhibition of dramatic new paintings by one of the world’s leading botanical artists, Rosie Sanders. Perhaps best known for her large and expressive painting in watercolour, Rosie’s work challenges the boundaries and perception […]

McQueens Flower School: Christmas Classes 2017

We are delighted to announce that McQueens Flower School is expanding! With the introduction of a new school space at our HQ in Bethnal Green, we are able to offer a full programme of autumn/winter classes and, for the very first time, there will be additional classes to celebrate Christmas the McQueens way. ‘I’m happy […]

Interview With URBANARA and Vase Giveaway

Today we’re delighted to announce a fantastic giveaway with a unique brand who we’re sure many of you are already familiar with (especially if you’ve been shopping online for furniture recently). Founded in 2010, URBANARA quickly earned a reputation for quality products, curating long-lasting, beautifully made home accessories and textiles, sourced directly from independent producers […]

Win the New Recipe Book From Abel & Cole: How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day

“A delicious journey into food that’s seasonal, good for you and better for the world around you.” Those are the words used by Abel & Cole to describe their fantastic new recipe book, How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day, full of over 140 imaginative and effortless recipes packed with veg to help you enjoy seasonal […]

Why Pink Flowers Are the Perfect Choice for Your Wedding Day

Pink may not be your number one choice of colour, in fact, many people have a ‘love it or hate it’ point of view, especially when it comes to flowers. We, however, find it quite charming. It’s a calming, dainty colour that has been popular since its initial boom in the 18th century, when pastels […]

Instagrammer of The Week: Plants on Pink

Regardless of whether you’re into plants or not, or even a fan of the colour pink, there’s something deeply irresistible about the combination of the two, as Lotte Van Baalen’s Instagram account, @PlantsOnPink has proved. With almost 100k followers and regular press mentions including Vogue Australia, the BBC, and Instagram itself (in the second edition […]

Dyed Flowers: What Are Your Thoughts?

Are dyed flowers an exuberant and kitsch enhancement, or a hideous and abhorrent crime? Here at McQueens: the Blog, no flowery question is out of bounds so don’t shriek at the messenger. OK, so our official line has been unequivocal and this comes right from the top. Dye and flowers should never come into contact with each other, under any […]

McQueens on the Cover of Florist Business Magazine

McQueens founder and MD Kally Ellis was delighted and honoured to be interviewed for the inaugural edition of Florist Business magazine, and it was a thrill to create a design for the cover.  For more about this creative collaboration, see our recent interview with Lisa Wilkinson, the name behind the magazine, where we talk more about this exciting […]