Spotlight Interview: Elizabeth Cairns

Achieving the perfect work-life balance is something of a challenge for most of us. Combining those routine tasks, the demands of work, and squeezing in culture, health and a dollop of fun is no mean feat. So we were delighted to discover  Elizabeth Cairns’ book The Empowered Entrepreneur; it’s packed with wit and wisdom on […]

Gift Ideas for the Flower Fan

We are no strangers when it comes to panic buying Christmas presents, which is why we always appreciate a gentle nudge in the right direction. At McQueens, we happily immerse ourselves in all things floral, both in and out of work -– and the glorious things they inspire from interiors to edible treats. With this […]

McQueens Adventure in New York

With a rich heritage and history in the world of flowers spanning almost thirty years, we are delighted to announce our latest venture: McQueens New York. The McQueens tradition of innovation and creativity continues in the hands of our NY creative director, Emily Mathison. Emily brings a wealth of experience to the role, having lectured […]

Just announced – Wreath Masterclass at The Mandrake

Someway, somehow December has arrived quick as a flash. As ardent fans of the festive period, we’re not complaining. Here at McQueens HQ we’re equipped with some of the most skilled Christmas décor experts you could wish to meet. And at McQueens Flower School, our tutors have been sharing their yuletide wisdom across our programme of […]

Dial-a-Star: Poinsettia Installation

McQueen’s Flower School has a long-held reputation for creating dynamic and impactful floral installations within the final week of the Vocational Course. Who could forget the pop-up meadow in the Townhall Hotel or the ornate tree built in Spitalfields Church? With Christmas right around the corner, the school were delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate […]

Spotlight: Sophia Jansson, Creative Director of Moomins

Mad About Moomins McQueens founder Kally with her Moomin mugs! Ever since she was a girl, McQueens CEO Kally Ellis has been a huge admirer of Tove Jansson’s Moomins. The iconic Finnish family of loveable white creatures are over 70 years old and just as captivating now as when Tove first began to draw them. […]

The Festive Collection

Here at McQueens festive preparations have been in hot pursuit for quite some time. We have the honour of cladding some of London’s most beautiful hotels and restaurants with yuletide decor, while over in McQueens Flower School we have been welcoming students onto the Christmas Classes for several weeks. In spite of the long run-up, […]

Evening Standard Theatre Awards: McQueens takes centre stage

Over the last 30 years or so,  McQueens have had the honour of creating jaw-dropping flowers for some truly show-stopping events. On Sunday 18 November, we had a feeling that we were about to be part of something particularly special, though. Our talented team of florists gathered at the entrance to the Theatre Royal Drury […]

McQueens Favourite Festive Experiences in London

And just like that, leaves have fallen from the trees, Halloween has come and gone, and we’re reaching for an extra layer of clothing before heading outdoors in the morning. Naturally, our attention has turned to one of our favourite celebrations of the year – Christmas. Yuletide preparations have been in motion for some time […]

Spotlight: Lily Vanilli

If you’re a fan of experimental and artisan patisserie, it’s highly likely you’ll have come across the mouthwatering work of master baker, Lily Vanilli aka Lily Jones. A fellow Eastender, Lily’s skills don’t stop at creating eye-catching bakes – she’s put her entrepreneurial spirit into admirable and ambitious projects. We had to catch up the cake maker […]