Spotlight: Master Sugar Flower Artist, Robert Haynes

As florists, we like to think we’re rather adept at spotting the real thing when it comes to flowers, and of course, in most scenarios, that would be correct. The sugar-based creations of Robert Haynes, on the other hand, are so extraordinarily lifelike you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who isn’t beguiled by their delicate […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Clover Robin

London-based surface pattern designer and illustrator, Clover Robin, grew up in Devon before training and graduating from Leeds College of Art and Design in 2007. Clover pursued her passion for art by completing a Masters at the prestigious Central Saint Martins and is now based in Greenwich, where she lovingly crafts her collages, inspired by local […]

Meet The Artist, Claire Luxton

We have been delighted to sponsor artist Claire Luxton for her new solo exhibition BOTANICA. Flowers have been a recurring theme in much of her work and we were impressed by the bold and graphic images that she creates. We spoke to Claire to find out more about her art and why she is so inspired […]

Spotlight: Fox & Squirrel

Avid readers of McQueens the Blog may recall our feature on a sun-drenched wedding held in the romantic Castello Di Tornano (the Castle of Love) in Tuscany. Little known to some, however, is that our beautiful bride, Penelope Sacrafou, is also the entrepreneurial founder behind Fox & Squirrel, an award-winning guided tour group taking the culturally adventurous […]

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 […]

Instagrammer of the Week: The Doors of London

Writer by day, stalker of London doors by night (or rather, the weekend), Bella’s Instagram feed is full of some of London’s most photogenic doors. From capturing the homes that have become insta-famous overnight thanks to their pretty facades being snapped by the blogging elite to hunting down the lesser-known yet equally aesthetic architecture in […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Beyond Retro

This week our Instagrammer of the Week spotlight turns to Beyond Retro, our go-to place for fabulous vintage wear, accessories and props. Beyond Retro began in 1992 in East London. They have successfully combined fashion and sustainability to create a distinctive brand with stores across the UK and Sweden. Their stores are a treasure trove of eclectic […]

Spotlight: Rosalind Miller Cakes

Formally a lecturer in Design at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, Rosalind Miller’s path to cake making began when she decided to apply her artistic skills to cake design. Before long, her design-led creations were winning awards and A-list clients all over London, leading to Rosalind becoming one of the most sought-after wedding cake […]

Claridge’s Hotel: The Changing Seasons

McQueens has a special relationship with Claridge’s hotel. We have our very own store based within the hotel  with a team who create flowers for guests. We also have a team who design, install and maintain the weekly flower installations in the public areas. Claridge’s is a much loved and respected landmark in Mayfair, known throughout […]