Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2018

Our tinsel-town adventure feels like a hazy dream now, having left snowy London behind for our trip to LA. We’ve barely had time to think about it, least of all share the juicy details right here on the blog and it’s hard to imagine that it was two weeks ago. It was back to reality with a […]

Planning Your Winter Wedding Flowers

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 […]

The Breakthrough Prize 2017

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 […]

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 […]

The Thorny Issue of Love

Crazy in love. Love is a mysterious thing.  Love will tear us apart, apparently. What could one add to the topic that has bewitched, bothered and bewildered us since time begun? Art, literature, and even Beyoncé Knowles have been inspired by the eternal flame of love, and most of us will have been bitten (or are […]

Staff Picks: Summer Bouquet

The season of hazy days, balmy nights, and lashings of strawberries and cream is well underway and the calendar of classic British events continues apace with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Ascot, Glastonbury and the Henley Royal Regatta all duly despatched –  and we’re still weeks away from August bank holiday – hurrah! Summer is a […]

Our Top Five Vintage Rose Varieties

The term ‘vintage’ has been used to describe certain flowers for a number of years now, and it’s a trend that doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon. The popularity of all things vintage – be it dress, hairstyles or accessories – means there is currently a huge demand for the sort of wistful and […]

Kally Ellis: my fascination with roses

It has been a magnificent experience working with REN skincare developing the McQueens Morrocan Rose Otto Body Wash. From the initial concept to the delivery of the final product, it has been a real pleasure to examine in detail the enduring appeal of the rose and the compelling story of the Moroccan Rose harvest. McQueens founder […]

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 […]