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 […]

Spotlight: David Austin

For many avid readers of our blog, we’re sure that David Austin requires no prelude at all, suffice to say that their reputation for excellence has long exceeded the company and their spectacular product. So much so in fact that our very own Head of Events, Poppy Frost, “would use their roses in every wedding […]